cab·in fe·ver (noun) – irritability, listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter
Suffering mild to severe symptoms of cabin fever? No worries. There’s a cure for that! Here are seven perfect springtime getaways in Wisconsin – sure to brighten your spirits and squash those winter blues!
- Lake Geneva
This southern Wisconsin destination has been luring visitors for eons. Grab a light jacket and prepare to gush over the stunning and historic mansions that trace Geneva Lake.
Where to play: Lake Geneva Lake Shore Path. Black Point Estate, Yerke’s Observatory
Where to stay: Abbey Resort, Baker House, Grand Geneva, Lakelawn Resort
- Door County
Beat the summer rush and head to the land of cherries, fish boils and lighthouses during the spring months for some serenity on the peninsula.
Where to play: Door Peninsula Winery, Cave Point County Park
Where to stay: The Ashbrooke, Chanticleer Guest House, White Lace Inn, Thorpe House Inn & Cottages
- Monroe County
Cranberry country lights up in the fall but spring is a fine time to visit a place like Monroe County. Discover Fort McCoy, cruise down the Elroy-Sparta and pop in at one of the local Amish craft stores.
Where to play: Elroy-Sparta Trail, Tomah Recreational Trail, Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center
Where to stay: Three Bears Resort, Justin Trails B&B Resort, Caboose Cabins
- Pepin County
Located along the Great River Road, Wisconsin’s smallest county is big on Mississippi River fun, Americana charm and Laura Ingalls Wilder heritage.
Where to play: Villa Bellezza, Sail Lake Pepin, Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
Where to stay: Historic Stockholm Hotel, Great River B&B, Round Hill House & Bowe Cabin
- Shawano County
The Barn Quilt Capital of Wisconsin offers some stunning scenery come springtime: Think rolling farmland, plenty of forestland and a very winding Wolf River.
Where to play: Twig’s Beverage Museum, Old Glory Candy, Wolf River
Where to stay: Annie’s Campground, Menominee Casino Resort, Loon Lake Getaway
For a mix of interesting architecture, family and cultural attractions plus beautiful beaches, Racine County has you covered.
Where to play: Racine Zoo, North Beach, Racine Art Museum
Where to stay: Christmas House Bed & Breakfast, Cliffside County Campground, Cedar Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast
7. Spring Green
With a name like Spring green it has be the ideal springtime getaway! And it is. Plan a memorable trip with stops at the eclectic House on the Rock and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wisconsin home, the Taliesin.
Where to play: The House on the Rock, Taliesin, American Players Theatre
Where to stay: Hill Street Bed and Breakfast, Spring Valley Inn, The House on the Rock Resort
8. Vilas County
Home to towns like St. Germain, Phelps, Conover, Land O’ Lakes and Eagle River, Vilas County is the perfect getaway for those seeking some good ol’ fashioned northwoods fun.
Where to play: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Northern Highland American Legion State Forest, Hidden Lake Trail
Where to stay: Wild Eagle Lodge, Eagle Waters Lodge, Maple View Resort
Got a go-to springtime vacation spot here in Wisconsin? Let us know below or across social media using #discoverwisconsin.
Mariah Haberman hosts the nation’s longest-running tourism TV show, Discover Wisconsin. Watch the show Saturdays at 10 a.m. on FSN Wisconsin’s outdoor block or online at DiscoverWisconsin.com. (Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter: @MariahHaberman)