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Cabins to Cure Cabin Fever

Whitetail Ridge rental cabin on top of a hill

Funny how this works – there are cabins in Wisconsin Dells that actually cure cabin fever, especially when paired with outdoor winter recreation. Old Man Winter, we see you and we’re ready!

While it may seem counterintuitive, hear us out on this: The variety of cabins in Wisconsin Dells actually makes this destination a proven cure for cabin fever.

Sand County Service Company is a perfect example. They have homes, condos and cottages available to rent, including lovely (and often unbelievably spacious) log homes with charming names such as Whitetail Ridge, Tannenbaum Log Haus and Arbor Dell. Cozier offerings include Peace Pines and Shan Gri Log.

The private homes offered by Log Gables, each a one-of-a-kind gem, are luxury defined, mixing elegance with rustic touches. Take Deer Run Ridge, with five bathrooms, 16 beds, grand staircase, master suite with fireplace, massive kitchen, even a poker table for 10. They also rent lakefront townhouses on Lake Delton. For architecture buffs, their Dresser House rental, a masterpiece created by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé James Dresser, works in harmony with nature, with each wing of the house capturing a different view.

Spring Brook Resort, set on 360 acres, has more than 80 vacation homes and condos, along with cross-country ski trails and snowmobile trails right outside your door.

The cabin is just part one of the prescription to treat cabin fever. Part two is outdoor recreation. Bring your snowshoes or borrow a pair for free at nearby Devil’s Lake State Park and take to Roznos Meadow Trail or Grottos Trail, both good choices for those new to snowshoeing. At Mirror Lake State Park, cross-country skiing is popular, thanks to more than 17 miles of groomed trails. You can rent cross-country skis and snowshoes at Vertical Illusions in Wisconsin Dells, and they also offer discounted ski and snowboard rentals for area ski hills. Vertical Illusions also has winter fun packages that include ziplining and ice climbing.

When you’re ready to gather together at the end of the day to share stories and reminisce a bit, you’ll want supplies, as in food and drink.

The cheese and sausage selection at Market Square Cheese would make for a fine charcuterie board starter. Grilling outside in the winter is a regular occurrence in Wisconsin, so stock up on fresh brats from The Meat Market. Maurer’s Market IGA has online ordering and delivery, so it’s easy to make that favorite side dish everyone asks for when you’re on vacation. For dessert, one word: fudge. Fudge shops including Swiss Maid Fudge and Original Wisconsin Dells Fudge have seasonal varieties that are mouthwateringly tempting.

Finally, stock up on regional microbrews & wine favorites like the full-bodied Stand Rock Bock at Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.

Wisconsin Dells, once again proving its prowess as a veritable cure-all for what ails you.

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