Delavan, WI, USA

Delavan, WI, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 183 vacation rentals near Delavan. From 104 houses to 42 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Delavan for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Home to the Greatest Show on Earth

Delavan has had a fascinating history dating back to the early settlers. In the mid-19th century, it was the winter spot for the US Olympic Circus, the largest traveling show in the country. This led to the creation of the P.T. Barnum Circus, billed as the Greatest Show on Earth. Delavan's circus heritage was further compounded by the release of the American Circus Commemorative Postage Stamp in the 1960s. Fast forward to today, and the booming town has become a magnet for outdoorsy adventurers, with plenty of Delavan vacation rentals to settle into.

Endless activities to get stuck into

It's difficult to get bored in Delavan when there is such a long list of activities to keep you busy. Just a few blocks from your Delavan vacation rental is Lake Comus, a shimmering natural wonder in the heart of the city. Here, you can slide your rented kayak or paddleboard onto the water and spend a peaceful afternoon on the lake. If you're bringing kids, or you're a kid at heart, winter is a great time to visit, as you can rent a sled to fly down the Rudy Lange Sledding Hill, which is illuminated in the evenings.

History and heritage

Whatever your age or interest, there are plenty of attractions near Delavan vacation rental to capture your attention. The Delavan Historical Society Exhibit & Resource Center looks to collect and preserve the city's rich history and is well worth an afternoon to discover. Alternatively, there are a few theaters in town you can visit. The Belfry Music Theater hosts professional productions suitable for the whole family year-round, while the Dancing Horses Theater puts on magically whimsical performances that you simply can't miss.

Something different every season

The Delavan climate can be a little unpredictable, but you if you visit in summer, the continental climate is usually warm and sunny. If you plan to come at this time of year, be sure to book your Delavan vacation rental early to avoid disappointment. It's not the only season to visit though. Arguably, spring and fall can be even more scenic with colorful blooming flowers and the Wisconsin golden foliage. With fewer crowds on the lake, you may very well have it all to yourself, and the same is true of enjoyably snow-draped winter.

Tranquil, natural surroundings

When it comes to nature, the star of the show in the city is Delavan Lake whose waters are teeming with walleye, yellow perch and large-mouth bass. Bring your rod and set up on the shore to catch your supper. Just a few miles from your Delavan vacation rental, you'll find the Turtle Creek Wildlife Area, a habitat of shrubs, meadows and hardwood forests. Well known and loved by birders and listed on the Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail, a visit here reveals glimpses of golden warblers, thrashers and lark sparrows, not to mention the herds of deer and waterfowl.