A Gorgeous Fall Getaway in Wausau

Enjoy scenic chairlift rides at Granite Peak Ski Area in Rib Mountain State Park

If you’re looking for the perfect fall getaway destination that offers plenty of outdoor activities, culture, and the scenic fall beauty Wisconsin is known for, it’s time to plan a trip to our unbeatable cabin rental in Wisconsin. Our luxury cabin is located in charming Wausau, a small but vibrant town on the Wisconsin River. Wausau is known for its access to the rugged outdoors, including the famed Wausau Whitewater Park and the extraordinary Granite Peak Ski Area. 

Granite Peak Ski Area is one of the best ski hills in Wisconsin, but did you know it also offers an extraordinary place to enjoy fall colors in Wisconsin? Like so much of Wisconsin, Wausau is awash in vibrant autumn colors every September and October, transforming the landscape into a picturesque scene straight out of a postcard. The crisp, cool air and stunning foliage make it a perfect destination for a fall getaway. One way to enjoy this seasonal spectacle is to take a scenic chairlift ride to enjoy fall foliage from the top of Granite Peak Ski Area. 

As you ascend the mountain, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding forests, painted in shades of red, orange, and yellow. This unique experience allows you to soak in the season’s beauty from a vantage point that few other activities can offer. These scenic chairlift rides are just one of the many things to do in Wausau, WI, this fall. The area is also home to numerous hiking and biking trails, perfect for exploring the great outdoors. After a day of adventure, visitors can enjoy local dining, visit art galleries, or relax and unwind in luxury at our wooded luxury cabin rental in Wisconsin. 

Our cabin rental is truly one of the best cabins in Wisconsin. Imagine waking up to the serene sounds of nature, sipping a hot cup of coffee on a private patio surrounded by vibrant fall foliage. These cabins provide a luxurious retreat and are equipped with everything you need to ensure a relaxing stay. Book your cabin getaway today! 

Gorgeous view from fall scenic chairlift rides at Granite Peak Ski Area

Scenic Chairlift Rides at Granite Peak Ski Area

Granite Peak Ski Area is found within Wausau’s Rib Mountain State Park. Though the ski area is known for its incredible vertical job and fantastic ski and snowboard runs in the winter, the rest of the year, Rib Mountain State Park offers a great diversity of activities to enjoy. In the fall, one of our favorite things to do in Wausau, WI, is to take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of Granite Peak Ski Area. 

Scenic fall chairlift rides at Granite Peak Ski Area offer an unparalleled view of the vibrant autumn landscape in the Wisconsin River Valley below. From here, you’ll see the forested valley below transforming into a sea of red, orange, and yellow. You can enjoy plenty of up-close views of this changing foliage on local hikes and bike rides, not to mention scenic drives. However, chairlift rides offer a leisurely ascent and a unique perspective. These fall chairlift rides are definitely a must-do for visitors enjoying fall getaways at our cabin rentals in Wisconsin. 

Of course, regardless of the season you visit, there are plenty of things to do at Rib Mountain State ParkHiking trails wind through the park, offering varying difficulty levels and stunning foliage views. Don’t skip climbing the 96 steps to the top of the observation tower. You’ll find yourself at the third highest point in the state of Wisconsin and will enjoy unbeatable views of the valley below. The park’s picnic areas are also perfect for a leisurely afternoon if that’s what you’re looking for and are often accompanied by wildlife viewing and birdwatching. 

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast looking for adventure or someone who appreciates the quieter moments in nature, scenic chairlift rides to the top of Granite Peak Ski Area this fall are hard to beat. 

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Woman hiking during the fall and enjoying all the things to do in Wausau in the fall

The Best Things to Do in Wausau This Fall

Scenic fall chairlift rides at Granite Peak Ski Area are just one of the many great things to do in Wausau, WI – especially in a season as packed with adventures and activities as fall. However you decide to enjoy your time here, you can expect to be accompanied by a beautiful explosion of fall colors in Wisconsin. With the green of the Northwoods gradually changing to vibrant red, orange, and yellows, Wausau has earned itself a solid reputation as a fall color powerhouse.

You can casually enjoy these fall colors at our luxury cabin rental in Wisconsin – or you can get out and enjoy some of the fantastic things to do in Wausau. The peak for Wausau’s fall colors generally comes around mid-October, but the show starts in September and often extends through to the end of October. To help you enjoy this season’s best, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite things to do in Wausau, WI, this fall. 

  1. Hiking has always been one of our favorite things to do in Wausau, WI, but especially so in the fall. If you’re looking for gorgeous fall hikes in the area, don’t miss Big Eau Pleine Park, Dells of the Eau Claire County Park, or Nine-Mile Country Forest Recreation Area.
  2. Biking is also a great way to see fall colors in Wisconsin, and one of our favorite local trails is Mountain-Bay State Trail.
  3. There are plenty of great scenic drives in the Wausau area, including a stretch along Highway 107 between Merrill and Tomahawk. 
  4. Enjoy some fall birdwatching in the Wausau area at places like Bitzke Waterfowl Refuge, the Bern Wetland, or the George W. Mead Wildlife Area.
  5. Get out for a quiet paddle on the Wisconsin River, where you’ll enjoy gorgeous fall colors from the water and an up-front view of the fall bird migration through the area. 

Of course, if you’d prefer a more stationary fall getaway, you’ll find plenty of gorgeous fall colors in Wisconsin at our luxury cabin rental. The 5-acre wooded property not only affords you a private and intimate getaway like no other but also immerses you in the gorgeous colors of the season. Book our cabin today, and enjoy one of the best fall getaways in the Midwest this year! 

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