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Wisconsin Dells ~ Where to Lay Your Head Down {Part #3 of our Wisconsin Dells Journey}

Wisconsin Dells accommodations – You may get exhausted, exhilarated, sunburned, mesmerized and awestruck but one thing you’ll never get in Wisconsin Dells is bored. The community of about 5,000 people in the state of Wisconsin welcomes an astonishing five million visitors a year. Why do they come? In a word, waterparks. Wisconsin Dells bills itself as the Waterpark Capital of the World, and with good reason. But if you’re ready to write off Wisconsin Dells because you’re not really a water person, hold on just a minute. Water parks may have put The Dells on the vacation map, but it’s everything else that keeps visitors coming back year after year.

We proudly present our top three picks when it comes to thrill rides, relaxation, restaurants and accommodations—everything you need to plan your road trip to Wisconsin Dells.

And now: Wisconsin Dells accommodations  – where to lay your head down.


1. Fitzgerald’s Motel

Wisconsin Dells has a charming downtown area packed with shops, restaurants and motels along Broadway Avenue. It’s here that you’ll find Fitzgerald’s Motel. It’s the kind of place where you park outside the front door of your room, have a seat on the outdoor bench among the hanging baskets of geraniums and chat with your neighbouring vacationers. Warm and friendly just barely begins to describe hotel owner Margaret and her staff. Guests pop into the office to grab a cup of coffee and a snack before starting their days. The retro charm of the rooms includes vases of artificial flowers and pink fixtures in the bathroom. Rates start at $55. Out back, there’s a small but serene pool area where you can kick back after a busy day on the town.


2. Sherwood Forest Camping and RV Park

Is it really roughing it if there are two swimming pools at your campground? Sherwood Forest lets you set up camp among the oaks and pines to get your outdoor fix, but it also offers a touch of luxury by way of the heated pools, gift shop and free showers. Rates start at $30 a night making it the most economical choice compared with motels and resorts. If you haven’t traveled with your camper, the good folks at Sherwood Forest will rent you a tent trailer or a small cottage. And if you can’t wait to brag via e-mail about your vacation to the folks back home, this campground features free WiFi.


3. Chula Vista Resort

Granite counter tops, a balcony, a pair of televisions and gas fireplaces—it’s a real treat to stay in a place that’s nicer than your home. If you opt for Fairway Studio Villa, you’ll get a roomy space with a kitchenette (including a table and chairs). Stock up with breakfast essentials and you can enjoy the first meal of the day overlooking the golf course. Starting at $150 a night, there’s value here because it includes free admission to all of the indoor and outdoor water parks in the complex (an all-day pass at any water park will cost you about $38). Stroll over to a Starbucks, restaurants, arcade, spa and shops in the main complex. For a one-stop vacation spot, this is it.

Stay tuned for our last installment on Wisconsin Dells featuring where to relax!

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Shel writes about the outdoors, travel and food when she’s not playing outside, on the road or eating. Her recent adventures have included a trip to the tundra to serve as cook at a caribou hunting camp and making a long overdue journey to Ukraine with her dad Merv. She’s the founder of a group called the Manitoba Food Bloggers as well as an avid angler and hunter. She lives in Winnipeg with her husband Ivan and their son Clark. [email protected]

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Erin @ Lifes Little Detours

Monday 26th of August 2013

I'm definitely the kind of girl who would choose Chula Vista Resort - I like luxury when I travel :)

Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel

Monday 26th of August 2013

Looks fantastic. I've never heard of Wisconsin Dells - I will have to investigate for my next vacation.

paula schuck

Monday 26th of August 2013

OH my gosh!! Now I am going to read the entire series because we are the biggest fans of waterparks ever!! I thought Sandusky was the capital of the world for waterparks. Now I am excited!! WOOT!! We don't have a lot of water parks left to go through actually.

Kristy @ Manager to Mom

Monday 26th of August 2013

Ahhh Wisconsin Dells - brings back childhood memories! Do they still have the Storybook Gardens there??

Ninja Mommers

Sunday 25th of August 2013

This is an awesome post. When we travel we love to find not only the best deals when it comes to accommodation but also the best suited place to stay that fits our budget!