Vilas County

vilas county indicatorMake memories that last a lifetime in Vilas County, home of 12 friendly resort communities, hundreds of miles of trails and more than 1,300 lakes. It’s the perfect setting for outdoor adventure or peace and relaxation. Fish for musky, walleye, bass, crappie, perch and bluegill. Swim in sparkling clean water. Explore 52 designated trails, offering hiking, bicycling and birdwatching. Enjoy a sunny afternoon canoeing or kayaking quiet lakes and rivers. Go boating and waterskiing. Get your swing back on nine area golf courses.

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Phone:  715-479-3649 or 800-236-3649
Address: 330 Court Street, Eagle River, WI 54521 (map)

Vilas County Northwoods Bum Itinerary


The road to the resort follows a winding route through dense woodlands. Your first glimpse of the main lodge of the resort immediately makes you feel at ease. When you arrive at your cottage, unpack quickly and then walk down to the water to dip your toes. Continue reading

Vilas County Northwoods Gearhead Itinerary


Pull up into the parking lot at the motel and unload the snowmobiles. Quickly unpack and head back out to the sleds. There’s some good daylight left—enough for a ride along Vilas County’s more than 600 miles of snowmobile trails. Continue reading

Vilas County Northwoods Gumshoe Itinerary


Where better to spend your vacation than at a classic lakeside lodge that dates to the early 1900s? The wood interiors, tall ceilings and the sweeping views of the lake give you a sense that you are in another time. Continue reading

Vilas County Northwoods Highbrow Itinerary


Even weeks of planning haven’t prepared you for the beauty of this log and stone house located on the shores of a deep, cold lake adorned with several wooded islands. After clicking on a link from a chamber website, you rented the home based solely on photos you saw. You are pleased with your choice. Continue reading

Vilas County Northwoods Trailblazer Itinerary


After a short hike into the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest, you select a campsite on an uninhabited lake surrounded by pine trees. A bald eagle’s nest can be seen in a mammoth white pine on the opposite shore. Continue reading

Vilas County Northwoods Wannabe Itinerary


Arrive and drop off your luggage at the cozy cottage set beneath a canopy of ancient hemlocks. Step out on the screened-in porch and listen to the breeze whispering through the boughs. Continue reading


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