Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.


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.


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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

How to get to and around Star Lake

The nearest airport is in Rhinelander, WI (RHI-Oneida County), located 28.4 mi (45.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Star Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 247 vacation rentals near Star Lake. From 124 Cabins to 86 Houses, 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.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Star Lake?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Star Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Eagle River Stadium: 495 vacation rentals
  • Northwoods Petroleum Museum: 467 vacation rentals
  • Timber Ridge Golf Club: 477 vacation rentals
  • Eagle River Golf Course: 510 vacation rentals
  • Eagle Falls Adventure Golf & Laser Tag: 507 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Star Lake listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Star Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 124 Cabins in Star Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Star Lake include:

  • Houses: 86 rentals available
  • Cottages: 124 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 124 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Star Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Star Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.