Wisconsin Glamping: The Definitive Guide

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Before you book your next camping adventure, read up on the best tips and tricks for Glamping in Wisconsin (glamorous camping)!

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Guide to Glamping in Wisconsin

Learn what Glamping in Wisconsin is all about - a fun and unique way to experience the beauty of nature without all the hassle of traditional Wisconsin camping. If you're getting tired of hauling all of your camping gear around, glamping (a form of luxurious camping) is an easier type of camping where you use the host's stuff instead! Glamping campsites have permanent luxury camping structures with upgrades (i.e. memory foam mattresses) to make the experience extra special, fun, and relaxing. More and more hosts are offering super cool glamping experiences - from luxury tents to treehouses, and from houseboats to yurts and more. 

Wisconsin Glamping at Point of View Lake Resort

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Point of View Resort

POV is more than just a campground - it is the top glamping experience found - luxury CAMPING at it's best!

  • Variety of Vintage Campers and Luxury Tents (including yurt camping!) | Each unit is a different 19th Century camping experience - highlighting the history of glamping in America through unique (renovated!) period-authentic decor
  • Top-Rated | Family-oriented quintessential Wisconsin glamping
  • Luxury Camping Touches | Modern comforts to really relax and treat yourselfMemory Foam Mattresses, Luxury Bedding, Space Heaters, Basic Electric, Lighting, Indoor Flooring, Vintage Era Northwoods Vacation Photography
  • On Site Amenities Included in Rental Rate | Newly-Renovated Rec Building, On Site General Store, Not-Your-Average-Spiderwebs-Everywhere-Bathhouse, Beach/Docks, Basketball Court, Playground, Sand Volleyball, Horseshoes, Ring Toss, Tug-of-War, Hammocks, Swings, Group Firepits, Hiking Trails, Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboats, Paddleboards, High Speed Wifi

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Know Before You Go

Whatever you do - don't plan on going glamping in Wisconsin to have just a little fun! Be prepared to have a LOT of AWESOME adventures! Aim to put the "glam" in glamping by making your trip as easy, enjoyable, and memorable as possible!
  • ULTIMATE GLAMPING PACKING LIST | What we provide (although not all glamping hosts do so check!) & what we recommend any glampers bring with them.
  • EXPLORE THE AREA| Plan on a few excursions to have even more fun while you glamp! For extensive information on the Vilas County/Northwoods scene, view POV Resort's Area Guidebook.
  • CONNECT TO THE LOCAL SCENE | Before you go, look up local chamber and tourism webpages for what to do. Explore the local area's social media presence - ask county and community Facebook groups for advice on best places to go and what to do and plan ahead in case there is little cell signal. 

How to Cook Glamping-Style

Cooking while glamping in Wisconsin's Northwoods is a ton of fun! Make sure you know what your host will provide to cook with before you go - POV Resort provides a gas grill for you to conjure up your culinary glamping delights. 

Here are some tips and tricks for cooking outdoors while luxury camping. We challenge you to "go gourmet" with your version of comfort foods, albeit made in a new setting!

  • FOOD & DRINK | Menu plan ahead of time! Have fun looking up food options for your getaway - we totally love the creative ways you can grill...pizza, a plethora of food-genres of wraps/burritos, and easy foil-wrapped foods are just some of our favs. Read POV Resort's monthly newsletters for recipe tips (also posted on our Facebook POV page). Pack snacks to graze on when you rev up your appetites from all the fun too. Do some easy food and beverage pairings that highlight local fare and libations. 
  • LIGHT THE GRILL | Remember to take matches and a lighter with you! Cooking spray always helps.
  • KEEPING COOL(ER) | Bring a good cooler when glamping - they make pretty affordable coolers that keep food very cold 3-5 days. And POV also sells ice on site or make a plan to refresh your ice at other host locations. Pack your cooler with pre-portioned food (pre-cut is awesome)! Put items you're cooking with first on top so you won't have to dig around. Meal plan and pack to eat most perishable items first. Consider bringing a second cooler for beverages.
  • POTS AND PANS | Bring cooking vessels and ways to clean them. Disposable foil pans and foil are a great recyclable way you can cook but not have to worry about cleanup. KISS method (keep it simple, stupid)!
  • UTENSILS | Bring tongs/spatulas, silverware, plates, cups, etc. that you'll need to eat and do food prep. They make great disposable and recyclable options these days!
  • CHALLENGE: Do pairings highlighting the tradition of camping, cocktails, and campfires and share with us what you come up with! Always love to showcase guests' recipes and suggestions in our newsletter and on social media.
Gourmet Glamping Cooking at Point of View Resort

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WIsconsin Glamping Activities 

  • EXPLORE & MOVE | Find a glamping host surrounded by nature and the activities you want to do. POV Resort is surrounded by a stunning national forest and massive lake. Fresh air, wildlife, and nature spotting! Get your shoes and coat on and go exploring the woods and waters on site with the family. Or, kayak, canoe, or tube down a nearby river. Move across the countryside and waters and absorb the magnificent sounds and sights of the wilderness.
  • FIND THE GEMS - VISIT LOCAL PLACES | Get out during the day and visit some local attractions; there's something for everyone to do - from giant flea markets to zip lining. When you're glamping, stop by for a bite to eat somewhere or go do something off your bucket list - ask the staff for local favorite things to do and places to go - you can't go wrong! 
    • Awesome Northwoods Guidebook from POV: To see a TON of stuff to do in the area around POV Resort, check out how much there is to pick from - something that everyone will enjoy. Hungry? Our resort even has quite the burgeoning foodie scene within minutes' drive!
  • ENJOY CAMPFIRES | The campfire is a place of community and bonding. Play games, drink, eat and enjoy each other's company around the campfire. Tell spooky or funny stories! Real quality time together that can't be beat.
  • ROMANCE PACKAGE AVAILABLE | Treat your loved one to a romantic glamping Wisconsin trip...go adventuring on the lake, drink bubbly, eat chocolates, sip out of beautiful mugs, and have a fun night out on the town! You deserve it!
  • UP YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GAME | Dust off your DSLR camera and go capture the beauty of your glamping site. Or, learn how to use your smartphone's camera to make memories for long after the trip - Nine Tips for Taking Brilliant Nature Photos with Your Smart Phone
  • TRY WISCONSIN GLAMPING ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS | Whether you're a whimsical adult or a parent needing some ideas...Nature spotting, scavenger huts, collecting artifacts for scrapbooks, trail finding, bird watching or listening to calls, star gazing, searching for bugs, tag, play tic tac toe out of sticks and stones, create an obstacle course out of found objects, or play hide and seek are just some of the ways to have fun while relaxing with your little ones. Bring some rainy day fun too - start making that scrapbook, bring some cards and games, read some books, or go play or hike in the rain!


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This page is brought to you by Coadys' Point of View Lake Resort...but we want this to be a resource for all! If you have links or info to add, send it to info@povresort.com.