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Cabin rentals?

Chicago, Illinois
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Cabin rentals?

I'm trying to find some options for a stay with my husband from August 25-September 3. I'm looking for something very simple-it's okay if it's just a one room cabin with a bunk for a sleeping bag. We don't even really need a stove, as we're used to camping and can cook just fine with a fireplace. We're looking for someplace quiet-ideally on the water-where we can just hang out and read, and maybe take some day trips for a week. We're really flexible-we'd just like to be in reasonable driving distance from Chicago (maybe five or six hours?) I thought that something in a state park might work, but I'm not seeing very much. Can anyone give me some leads? Thanks!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1. Re: Cabin rentals?

Try looking near Stevens Point or Antigo - I'd just do a Google search. Otherwise, if you're up for another hour of driving, try Boulder Junction or Minocqua. Lots of stuff up there (I go up there each summer). www.boulderjct.org

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2. Re: Cabin rentals?

Gordon's Lodge Bailey's Harbor has some cozy 1 bedroom cottages but they may be more than what you want to spend. Partial views of Lake Michigan. We have stayed there several times.


Neenah, Wisconsin
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we have been going there as a family for years, but i think it would be perfect for what you describe. there are only 4 simple but well-kept cabins on a very large, flat lakefront. reading is generally my main activity. also-kayak, paddleboat, fishing included- pontoon to rent

plenty to do in eagle river/minoqua. can tour an iron mine in michigan-i think an hour away. there's a great gokart place toward st germain, but in 7 or 8 years, we've done very few 'things to do,' as we're generally just enjoying the timberlane property-eagles, loons included.

i enjoyed a weekend at gordons lodge in door county, but it's a totally different vibe-very resort-y

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4. Re: Cabin rentals?

Silver Beach Resort in Lac du Flambeau on Little Crawling Stone Lake might be what you are looking for; quiet and about 10 miles from Minocqua. Boulder Junction is about 25 minutes away and is a cool little town.

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