Destination guide

Escape the chaos of the city in the wilds of Sauk County

If you want to take a break from city living and enjoy some fresh air and fantastic green scenery, Sauk County is your ideal escape. Despite the fact that it's one of Wisconsin's fastest-growing counties, it has retained much of its natural beauty and its small-town charm. Sauk County vacation rentals can put you within striking distance of hiking trails, riverboat tours, waterparks, extreme sports, historic monuments, and scenic drives. So take a breather and escape to Sauk County.

Things to do

Circus nostalgia stays alive at Circus World Museum

Before we had the internet or computers or even TV, there was the circus. That's a fact that the Circus World Museum would like us to remember. Located in Baraboo, the original home of the Ringling Brothers, Circus World Museum is considered to be the largest museum dedicated to circuses and circus history in the world. It has an impressive collection of artifacts and archives related to circuses, such as posters, wagons, costumes, and props. The museum stands on land that the Ringling Brothers formerly used as its winter home.


From waterparks to clowns, Sauk County has it all

Whether you're going solo or traveling with the fam, you won't lack for things to do in Sauk County. If you're longing for the Great Outdoors, you can get Sauk County vacation rentals near Devil's Lake State Park, where you can hike, watch birds, swim in the lake, or climb rocks. Traveling with kids? Take them to Wisconsin Dells, dubbed "The Waterpark Capital of the World." Love clowns? Baraboo is home to Circus World Museum, one of the world's largest circus museums. Looking for after-hours fun? Baraboo's saloons have you covered.


You're welcome to Sauk County any day of the year

Sauk County, like the rest of Wisconsin, experiences 4 seasons, with cold and snowy winters and hot and humid summers. Winter temperatures can sink to -40F, while summer temps can rise up to a sizzling 114F. What this means is you can visit Sauk County any time of the year; you can ski or snowshoe in the winter months, from November to February, and indulge in swimming and other water sports in summer, from June to August. Just make sure to book your Sauk County vacation rentals months ahead.

Natural features

A wilderness waiting to be explored

Sauk County is in Wisconsin's Central Plains, a flatlands region known for its dense hardwood forests made up of maples, aspens, and birches, and also home to some rare plants and wildlife. It also has hilly areas rising more than 1,000 feet above sea level, as well as large bodies of water like Wisconsin River and Baraboo River. The Central Plains are largely uninhabited except for scattered farms and small urban communities. Large swaths of land are designated as state parks and protected wildernesses; at least 5 of them are within Sauk County's boundaries.

Where to stay around Sauk County?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 556 vacation rentals near Sauk County. From 164 Houses to 205 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sauk County for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sauk County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sauk County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lake Delton: 499 vacation rentals
  • Baraboo: 533 vacation rentals
  • Spring Green: 38 vacation rentals
  • Devil's Lake State Park: 520 vacation rentals
  • Glacier Canyon Lodge: 48 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Sauk County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Sauk County?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sauk County:

  • Lake Delton: 499 rentals
  • Baraboo: 533 rentals
  • Spring Green: 38 rentals
  • Merrimac: 496 rentals
  • West Baraboo: 431 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Sauk County?

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

  • Devil's Lake State Park: 520 rentals
  • Mirror Lake State Park: 544 rentals
  • Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin Opry: 501 rentals
  • Kalahari Indoor Waterpark: 545 rentals
  • Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park: 538 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sauk County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.