10 Unique Wisconsin Airbnb Homes That Would Make the Perfect Getaway This Spring

Right before the pandemic hit, I was planning a trip to Venice Beach, California. I started looking for unique homes on Airbnb and found a few places that were just perfect. They were only a few yards from the beach. Then the pandemic struck in March. I haven’t traveled anywhere for over a year. I didn’t even take a decent staycation. So I decided to stay in bed for a weekend and search Airbnb for homes in Wisconsin that would make the perfect getaway this spring.

Below I am only sharing my top 10 picks from my saved lists, which you can check out here and here.

Schwartz House by Frank Lloyd Wright | photo by Andrew Pielage

The Schwartz House from Still Bend / Frank Lloyd Wright
6 people, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms | $ 489 / night

What better way to enjoy a Wisconsin getaway by staying in a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home? The Still Bend / Bernard Schwartz house was Life magazine“Dream House” from 1938 and is located on the East Twin River about a mile from Lake Michigan. The house is approximately 90 minutes north of Milwaukee.

USS Cobia | photo via Wisconsin Historical Markers

WWII USS Cobia Submarine at Manitowoc
16 Persons, 6 Bedrooms, 65 Beds, 3 Baths | $ 500 / night

Is a Frank Lloyd Wright Home Too Fancy For You? Did 2020 feel like it was underwater? How about spending a few nights in a WWII submarine. Take a trip to Manitowoc and enjoy the “luxury” of the USS Cobia. The submarine can accommodate up to 65 people in the sailors’ berths. The USS Cobia is part of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

Large red barn with basketball court in Cedarburg
8 people, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom | $ 250 / night

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to sleep in a barn. This barn in Cedarburg has all the comforts you’re used to, plus an indoor basketball court. In a previous life this barn served as a dairy barn and it also has a wraparound terrace that overlooks acres of wetlands. And after a great game of horseback riding, why not relax in the wood-fired sauna.

Off-Gird Inn in Fall Creek, Wisconsin
3 people, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | $ 212 / night

Need a smaller space and somewhere a little more remote? Check out this tiny Off-Grid Inn home located in Fall Creek, Wisconsin. You will be right in the middle of the forest but still have access to the amenities of life like WiFi, a bathroom, electric blankets and more. This for the person who is curious about camping but doesn’t really want to sleep outside with bugs and critters (like me).

Cottage on the Shore in Door County | photo via Airbnb

A cottage on the shore in Door County
10 people, 3 bedrooms, 6 beds, 2 baths | $ 400 / night

I have lived in Wisconsin for over 14 years and still have not visited Door County. This cottage would be the perfect place to enjoy all the wonders of Sturgeon Bay. Located right on the water, this home features a large patio, a pier complete with a 15ft rowboat and three kayaks, a shoreline fire pit, and a large barbecue for use. I wonder what kind of fish you can catch in the bay. Oh wait, let me guess: the sturgeon.

Cabin in Osseo, Wisconsin | photo via Airbnb

Fisher Cat Creek Forest Retreat in Osseo, Wisconsin
5 people, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bathroom | $ 103 / night

Do you really want to get away from civilization i.e. social media and Zoom meetings? Well this cabin is for you. Located just under four hours northwest of Milwaukee, this cabin has the essentials. Electricity comes from batteries, the sun or maybe a generator. You will need to pump your own fresh water. Fortunately, a five gallon jug is provided. The bathroom is an outdoor chest of drawers. Did I mention, no WiFi?

Farm in Oostburg | photo via Airbnb

Farm with Pond in Oostburg, Wisconsin
15 Persons, 5 Bedrooms, 7 Beds, 3.5 Baths | $ 413 / night

This farm, surrounded by 40 acres of farmland, could be ideal for a work retreat or a large family. Not only is there a pond on site, but there are also basketball and volleyball courts. There are also rowing boats available on the pond. If you are a golf fan, 20 minutes away you will find the Kohler golf courses. For those who don’t like the outdoors, the farm has a cocktail lounge overlooking the pond and a large bar in the loft area.

Bungalow Boat at Sturgeon Bay
5 people, 1 bed, half bath | $ 111 / night

Was the sub a little too much for you? How to spend time in a 1976 30ft sailboat in Sturgeon Bay? Amenities include access to bathrooms and showers, on-sight gas grills and use of the outdoor swimming pool. It is within walking distance of the shops, bars, parks and breweries of 3rd Avenue.

Yurt hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs in Hartland Wisconsin
8 people, 8 beds, 1 bathroom | $ 115 / night

I never heard of the term yurt until I started looking for accommodation on Airbnb. This yurt is located in over 300 acres of forest wetlands within the Whitcomb / Mason Camp, which happens to be the oldest boy and girl club summer camp in the country.

Tiny House on a private lake in Chetek | photo via Airbnb

Tiny House on a Private Lake in Chetek, Wisconsin
2 people, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom | $ 150 / night

If you are looking for a romantic getaway, I would suggest this cozy but modern little home located on over 100 acres of mixed deciduous forest and glacier-carved lakes. You also have access to hiking trails and a lovely view of the lake.

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