Star Lake, WI, USA

Star Lake, WI, USA

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Where to stay near Star Lake, WI?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 187 vacation rentals near Star Lake. From 79 houses to 45 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Star Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Leave your cellphone at home

Star Lake is a 1,200-acre lake used by many as a summer getaway. The lake's crystal-clear waters are home to an astounding number of marine species from musky to panfish, and smallmouth bass to northern pike, all of which can be fished for. Here, you've got hundreds of thousands of acres of pristine forestland to explore by foot, bike or horseback. So, what are you waiting for? Leave your cellphone and the hustle and bustle of the big city behind and head to one of the shoreline Star Lake vacation rentals to reconnect with nature.

The great outdoors in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is known for its outdoor activities, and Star Lake is no exception. While you stay in a Star Lake vacation rental, you'll have the great outdoors right on your doorstep, from which you can go hiking along the numerous nature trails, using the continuous winds to sail, paddle across the lake in kayaks or cast your rod in to hook in a catch. Alternatively, if it's summer, you can spend a night under canvas and stars and in the winter, clip on your boots to go cross-country skiing or snowmobiling.

A fascinating history

It's not all about nature in Star Lake. You'll also find a wealth of historical attractions that dot the town near Star Lake vacation rentals. The Vilas County Historical Museum is open throughout the summer and houses a fascinating collection of artifacts that will give you a glimpse at the area's past, while the Star Lake Cemetery has many historical graves from the logging era. Train buffs should visit the Old Milltown Depot which features an old railway depot. Alternatively, the Old Mill Site Centennial Park is a peaceful spot for a picnic with the family.

Wisconsin's fall foliage is hard to beat

The Wisconsin fall foliage is a ravishing spectacle, and with cooler temperatures than summer it can often be the peak season in Star Lake. If you want to visit during this time, be sure to book up your Star Lake vacation rental early to avoid disappointment. During the winter, the state gets blanketed in flurries of snow which provides an adventure playground for thrill seekers. Spring weather can be changeable, but if you visit you are often treated to glorious sunny skies. When you've come back from your skiing trip, settle into some delicious fare in one of the local restaurants.

A wildlife haven in Wisconsin

Star Lake, named for its shape, is a vast 1,200-acre lake surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of state forest parkland. It's deep waters hold a large number of fish including walleye, northern pike and largemouth bass. Though it was founded by loggers, the area now draws in travelers who come to watch the wildlife from timber wolves to bald eagles. There are countless lakes nearby, so you'll never be far away from a peaceful spot when you stay in a Star Lake vacation rental.