Don’t Miss The Top-Rated Attractions & Activities in Wausau!

Get out on the water on the Wisconsin River - it's one of the best things to do in Wausau, WI

If you’re looking for a getaway that packs in the best of Wisconsin – which means an adventure filled with outdoor adventure, culture, history, and great food – then look no further than our stunning cabin just outside Wausau, Wisconsin. If you’ve not experienced this rugged yet cultured Northwoods town, you’re in for a treat. Not only are there plenty of great things to do in Wausau, WI, but it’s the perfect place to escape the ordinary. 

Wausau is one of Wisconsin’s many hidden gems, beckoning travelers seeking a blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and recreational variety. Wausau offers a harmonious blend of small-town charm with big-city amenities, perfectly complimenting the array of opportunities for outdoor exploration. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed getaway or yearn for a retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in Wausau. Wausau’s ability to somehow be everything for everyone is what makes it such an exciting destination. 

Wausau’s allure goes far beyond the doing, though. Here, it’s all about embracing the community and getting to know the very fabric of what makes Wausau unique. The town is as welcoming as it is beautiful, and it’s a place that will immediately make you feel at home. While we encourage you to spend your days enjoying all the best things to do in Wausau, WI, we hope you leave the evenings free to relax and unwind, surrounded by the tranquility of our Wisconsin cabin rental

Our cabin rental in Wisconsin offers visitors an elevated getaway, one where our contemporary design aesthetic resonates with its natural surroundings, much like Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous designs did. Our cabin rental is extremely well-appointed with everything you need to enjoy a memorable vacation, plus a few added touches that will have you feeling pampered in exactly the way you deserve. It’s the perfect place for rest and recharge and is designed as a space for contemplation amidst the chaos of our everyday lives. There’s never been a better time to experience Wausau. Book your stay at our Wisconsin cabin today! 

Umbrellas over the streets of downtown Wausau, where you'll find great shopping and the best things to do in Wausau, WI

The Best Things to do in Wausau, WI

There are plenty of great towns worth visiting around Wisconsin – but few, if any, offer the same combination of big-city amenities, rugged charm, and elevated lodging as Wausau. Whether at our sister property, The Stewart Inn, or our elevated Owl Ridge Cabin rental, we’ve been helping guests discover the hidden treasure that is Wausau. While the town is scenic and welcoming, guests are often surprised by the diversity of things to do in Wausau, WI. 

Not only is Wausau a beautiful outdoor lover’s playground, but it also provides a rich blend of cultural attractions. From stunning museums and performing arts venues to world-class festivals and some of the state’s best-kept secrets, you’ll never run out of things to do in Wausau, WI. We’ve listed a few of our favorites below. 

  1. One of the most treasured things to do in Wausau, WI, is the Leigh Yawkey Woodston Art Museum. Renowned for its annual Birds in Art Museum, this spectacular art museum showcases an impressive collection of art that focuses on wildlife and nature. The exhibits inside are just part of the story here, though. Outside, you’ll also find a stunning sculpture garden to peruse. 
  2. The Woodson Art Museum is just one of many great museums in Wausau. We also love the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, which is housed in a beautiful, historic building and features a wonderful range of regional and international artists.  
  3. Rounding out the art and culture scene in Wausau is the Grand Theater. This beautiful historic venue hosts a variety of Broadway performances and other musicals, plays, concerts, and ballets. 
  4. Step onto Third Street in downtown Wausau during the summer, and you’ll think you’re in a much larger city. Not only are the streets packed with fantastic shops and boutiques to browse, but this is also where you’ll find many of the town’s bustling festivals and annual events. From the summer concert series to Wausau’s ARTrageous Weekend, you’ll find many events worth attending throughout the year. 
  5. During the summer, hike the hills at Rib Mountain State Park – it’s one of the best things to do in Wausau. In the winter, this stunning vantage point over the Wisconsin River valley transforms into the Granite Peak Ski Area, one of the premier ski destinations in Wisconsin. 
  6. Wausau is surrounded by water, so it’s probably not surprising that kayaking and boating are among the best things to do in Wausau, WI. However, it may be surprising to learn that Wausau is home to a world-class kayaking/canoeing course. Wausau Whitewater Park offers a thrilling course for paddlers and plenty of fun for spectators. 
  7. If you want to spend some time in nature, one of the best things to do in Wausau, WI, is heading to the Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area. This area is packed with trails suitable for hiking, mountain biking, and more. In the winter, it’s fantastic for cross-country skiing, too! 
  8. Downtown Wausau is also the perfect place for a classic date night. Grab cocktails at the Timekeeper Distillery, followed by dinner at one of our favorite Wausau Restaurants, such as Ciao or the Back When Cafe
  9. Tour many of Wausau’s most iconic historic homes in the Andrew Warren Historic District, a part of Wausau designated on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of them, including our sister property, Stewart Inn, are in immaculate condition and simply spectacular. 

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The luxury interior of our cabin in Wausau, one of the most unique places to stay in Wisconsin

One of the Most Unique Places to Stay in Wisconsin

While you’re busy enjoying all the best things to do in Wausau, WI, we’d love to offer you the perfect home away from home. Our cabin rental in Wausau, Wisconsin is one of the most unique places to stay in Wisconsin. Our cabin, situated on a wooded five-acre tract of land on the outskirts of Wausau, provides a lodging experience that goes far beyond anything you’ll experience in the Midwest. 

As you pull up to our Wisconsin cabin, we think you’ll see why it continually ranks not just as one of the most unique places to stay in Wisconsin but one of the best. It’s truly spectacular. The exterior design is reminiscent of designs from famed Wisconsin architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The lines are clean and contemporary and immediately draw your eye to the simplicity and beauty of the cabin’s natural surroundings. Inside, the clean, contemporary feel of the cabin continues. 

The interior is appointed with fine furnishings and elevated touches, but the most impressive feature of the cabin is the grand picture windows, which do an exceptional job of framing the isolated, tranquil environment you’ve just stepped into. As these windows make evident, the only neighbors you’ll see during your stay at our cabin rental are the birds and wildlife that move through the woods. This is the isolated getaway you’ve been craving! 

In the living room, you’ll find comfortable seating, a cozy fireplace, and a smart TV—touches that are perfect for those nights when you just want to stay in. The open-concept space also features a dining room and kitchen, which provide everything you need for the duration of your time with us. The bedroom features an elevated king-size bed covered in silky, soft linens and plush pillows for a spectacular night of sleep.

But perhaps one of our favorite features of our Wisconsin cabin is the bathroom. You’ll find a generous soaking tub that overlooks the woods outside and a soothing steam shower big enough for two. The cabin has been so thoughtfully designed that bringing your stress with you will be nearly impossible. With a refined guest experience, you may leave all the exciting things to do in Wausau, WI to your next getaway! Embrace life elevated, and book your stay at our top-rated cabin rental in Wisconsin, today! 

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