Vacation rentals in Wisconsin Dells

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Popular amenities for Wisconsin Dells vacation rentals

Stay near Wisconsin Dells's top sights

Wizard Quest10 locals recommend
Mt. Olympus Resorts, Building 110 locals recommend
Timbavati Wildlife Park10 locals recommend
Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty11 locals recommend
Original Wisconsin Ducks30 locals recommend
Pizza Pub16 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Wisconsin Dells

  • Total rentals

    430 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    260 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    100 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    300 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    10K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Wisconsin Dells


Mention the Dells to any Midwesterner, and they’re likely to reply with a personal story about a family vacation to the so-called waterpark capital of the world. Named for the town of Wisconsin Dells and nearby Lake Delton, the Wisconsin Dells region is hugely popular with families in Chicago, Wisconsin, and surrounding states, especially in the hot summer months. But because this is the Midwest (home to the six-month winter), the Dells operate year-round with indoor water parks, too. In recent years, the area has diversified to include a wide variety of recreation and family-friendly fun: ziplining, ropes courses, laser tag, trampoline parks, and more. There’s plenty to do if waterparks aren’t your thing, but you’d be remiss not to pack your swimsuit.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Wisconsin Dells

The Dells really come alive in summertime, when temperatures rise into the 80s Fahrenheit and occasionally up to the 90s. (While Wisconsin Dells holds the record for the highest-ever temperature in the state — 114 degrees, back in 1936 — it’s unlikely to happen again soon.) Winters are brutally cold, so a warm winter coat is a must. Temperatures drop down to single-digits, and if there’s any wind, it’s common for local governments to issue cold-weather advisories discouraging outdoor recreation. Spring and fall weather can fluctuate drastically between mild, sunny days and surprise snow showers. If you’re planning to stay in one of the area’s cabins during those less-predictable months, keep a close eye on the forecast.

Top things to do in Wisconsin Dells


Completed just a few years ago, the Dells Riverwalk is a wide, welcoming path hugging the Wisconsin River. Popular with bikers, strollers, and runners, it stretches a short half-mile from downtown Wisconsin Dells to where it meets the marina at Crandalls Bay.

Glockenspiel and Bavarian Village

For a glimpse of Wisconsin’s Central European heritage, head to the Glockenspiel tucked behind the cheese shop. Every hour, the old-fashioned clock plays its tune, followed by a telling of the Pied Piper story acted out by traditional moving figures. Its little plaza is populated with quaint food and gift shops resembling traditional Bavarian architecture.


You could easily spend an afternoon in nearby Baraboo, nicknamed the Circus City. Founded in the 1880s, Baraboo maintains a circus museum the International Crane Foundation, and the Forevertron, which is the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world. It’s also the closest city to the beautiful Devil’s Lake State Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Wisconsin Dells?

    Wisconsin Dells experiences a wide range of weather throughout the year. Summers can be warm to hot, with temperatures reaching up to 85°F (29°C), while winters are typically cold, with temperatures dropping down to around 10°F (-12°C). The area also has ample snowfall, perfect for winter activities.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Wisconsin Dells?

    Visitors to Wisconsin Dells can enjoy a wide range of activities. Water sports at the waterparks, exploring the Wisconsin Deer Park, and taking scenic Dells Boat Tours are popular choices. For history enthusiasts, the H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum is frequently suggested.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Wisconsin Dells?

    The most popular time to visit Wisconsin Dells is during the summer months, from June to August, when the weather is warm and attractions are fully operational. The Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw & Festival in September is a quirky local event that attracts many visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Wisconsin Dells?

    Popular areas to stay in Wisconsin Dells include Downtown for its proximity to shopping and dining options, Lake Delton area for waterpark resorts, and the River District for serene views of the Wisconsin River.

  • What are the best places to visit in Wisconsin Dells?

    Wisconsin Dells has many attractions for visitors to explore. Noah's Ark Waterpark, with its variety of slides and pools, is a favorite among families. Adventure seekers frequently visit Wisconsin Deer Park, and culture enthusiasts are often drawn to H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum. The Dells of the Wisconsin River State Natural Area is a picturesque spot for nature lovers.

  • What are some hiking trails in Wisconsin Dells?

    Wisconsin Dells has numerous hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts. The East Bluff and West Bluff Trails at Devil's Lake State Park are favorites among hikers. The scenic Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Ice Age Trail are also frequently recommended.

  • What are some family activities to do in Wisconsin Dells?

    Families in Wisconsin Dells often enjoy time at the waterparks, animal encounters at Wisconsin Deer Park, or exploring the interactive exhibits at the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory. The Rick Wilcox Magic Theater is a fun choice for a family night out.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Wisconsin Dells?

    Popular day trips from Wisconsin Dells include a drive to the charming city of Madison, exploring the scenic Devil's Lake State Park, or a trip to the Circus World Museum in Baraboo. A visit to the nearby Amish community of Cashton is also an intriguing option.

  • Are there Wisconsin Dells vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 260 vacation homes with pools in Wisconsin Dells, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do resort rentals in Wisconsin Dells have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 resort rentals with a gym in Wisconsin Dells. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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