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About Rhinelander

The Northwoods offer an idyllic escape to the natural beauty of Wisconsin. While there are many towns and villages to choose from, the small city of Rhinelander offers a quirky, one-of-a-kind way to experience Wisconsin—just watch out for the mythical Hodag.

Where is Rhinelander, WI?

As far as the Northwoods go, our Rhinelander vacation rentals are the most southerly of the region. Rhinelander is home to more than 230 lakes and 11 trout streams, all within a 12 mile radius. For this reason it’s an angler’s paradise; a water sports fan’s heaven.

Things to do in Rhinelander, WI

If there’s one thing you’ll notice about Rhinelander, it’s likely their official symbol, the Hodag. This legendary creature has gone from myth—supposedly first spotted by a lumberjack in the 1800s—to an official mascot. You’ll spot images of this green, horned fellow all over the city surrounding our Rhinelander cabin rentals, and can commemorate this eccentric tradition with a souvenir from the Hodag Store. There are multiple sculptures around town, including a giant effigy outside the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce on Kemp Street.

To spend some time in nature, you can visit one of the many lakes and rivers surrounding your Rhinelander vacation rental. Rental companies offering boats, kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards are ready to help you experience your best day on the water. 

Bird-watchers will delight in spotting waterfowl, woodpeckers, and maybe—if you’re lucky—bald eagles that inhabit the area. Almon County Park is an excellent spot for birding or just to spend a day outdoors. Stop by the Hodag Farmers Market to put together a lunch to enjoy at the picnic tables. There are two mostly flat trails around two miles each, the Woodland Trail and Wetland Trail, for an easy hike or jog.

There’s always something fun happening in this city, and there’s no wrong time to book a Rhinelander vacation rental. In the summers, enjoy the Hodag Country Festival for some live music, or the Fourth of July parade and fireworks display. Fall is a great time to visit our Rhinelander cabin rentals, between the changing leaves and the annual Harvest Hoedown, which offers line dancing, live music, a pumpkin patch, and more. Winters in the Northwoods offer beautiful snowshoeing along the flat trails and miles of forest, plus a Christmas parade, tree lighting, and Lights of the Northwoods event.

The Northwoods have held a special place in the hearts of travelers for decades. Experience the natural beauty and fun, friendly way of life with one of our Rhinelander vacation rentals.