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Water and winter both offer a flurry of unique activities

Tucked away in the lush Wisconsin Northwoods, Eagle River sits along the shores of the Eagle River-Three Lakes Chain of Lakes, an intricate waterway system comprised of 28 lakes. In other words, you'll find water wherever you go in Eagle River. No matter what time of year you book your Eagle River vacation rental, you'll soon discover why the region is so popular with outdoor thrill seekers _ there's always something to do and experience. While the water serves as a playground for summer travelers of all ages, the wintry landscape provides a setting for snow-based activities.

Things to do

Pirates and Paul Bunyan: fun and family-friendly attractions

The quaint streets of downtown Eagle River highlight some funky events throughout the year, including the Paul Bunyan Fest, where chainsaw carving demonstrations take place alongside arts-and-crafts booths and live musical entertainment. Fill up on fresh fare at the Cranberry Fest, which offers a whole gamut of sweet and savory concoctions. Shiver me timbers and welcome aboard Pirates Hideaway, a lakeside eatery outfitted with a pirate ship that sets sail for public and private lake tours. There's no excuse for bored kids in a town that also features miniature golf courses, go-kart tracks, zipline courses, and a children's museum.


From swimming to skiing, every season brings new adventures

When the summer sun shines on your Eagle River vacation rental, it's time to take advantage of the warm weather and head out for a day on the water. Enjoy peace and quiet as you fish, kayak, or canoe across tranquil waters, or amp up the speed with an afternoon of boating or water skiing. On land, surrounding forests make Eagle River an ideal spot for hiking, mountain biking and ATVing. Even when the area is covered in snow, you'll still find plenty of outdoor excitement in the form of skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.


Got snow? There's plenty in this winter wonderland!

Here's an understatement of mammoth proportions _ you might get some snow if you book an Eagle River vacation rental during the winter. While flurries may fall from November through April, expect between 12 and 15 inches of snow each month in December and January alone. Make sure you also pack your snow pants and parka for a winter vacation when conditions frequently dip below freezing. The town warms up during the short but mild summers as the mercury climbs to the high 70s, and up to 3.5 inches of rain fall each month.

Natural features

Getting wet and wild: untamed waterways dot the rural region

There's water as far as the eye can see in the Eagle River-Three Lakes Chain of Lakes, the largest number of interconnecting fresh water lakes in the world. Where there's water, there's also wildlife and you'll find plenty of it in Eagle River. Fishermen don't need to tell tall tales as the surrounding lakes are teeming with muskellunge, bass, and walleye, while bald eagles add an air of majesty to the landscape as they soar overhead. Of course, it's not all about the wetlands, as lakes and rivers give way to dense forests filled with avid outdoorsmen.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Eagle River

Fly into Rhinelander, WI (RHI-Oneida County), the closest airport, located 22.4 mi (36.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Eagle River?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 577 vacation rentals near Eagle River. From 241 Cabins to 232 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Eagle River for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Northwoods Petroleum Museum: 455 vacation rentals
  • Eagle River Golf Course: 496 vacation rentals
  • Eagle River Stadium: 481 vacation rentals
  • Eagle Falls Adventure Golf & Laser Tag: 496 vacation rentals
  • World Snowmobile Headquarters: 497 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Eagle River 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 Eagle River?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 241 Cabins in Eagle River. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Eagle River include:

  • Houses: 232 rentals available
  • Cottages: 241 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 23 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Eagle River?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 18 vacation rentals with pool available in Eagle River. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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