A WEEK AT THE LAKE

Engage in the flip-flop state of mind
By Livia King | Photo courtesy Ben Zeske/The Beacons of Minocqua

IT’S SUMMER—AND IN WISCONSIN, THAT MEANS WE HEAD NORTH, to slow days, pine trees and the lake. Check out these great getaways.

The Pointe Hotel & Suites, Lake Minocqua

With activities galore, who needs the free WiFi? Lounge at the indoor pool, gloat over your catch of the day at the fishing pier, or host a grill out at one of the lakeside campfire patios. Boasting a waterfront view from every room, this hotel ensures that your biggest worry will be catching the scenic sunset at just the right time. the pointeresort.com.

Grand Pines Resort, Round Lake

Luxuriate where the air is fresh, the pace is slow and the amenities ensure you relax. Cozy wooden cabins complete with fully equipped kitchens, cable TV, Internet and Jacuzzi tubs bring you a balance of nostalgically decorated surroundings and modern amenities. Scratch the adventure itch with an array of options including pontoon boat rentals and eager fishing guides. End your quintessential North Woods day nestled up by the living room fire with the fam. grandpines.com.

Country House Resort, Sister Bay

Rise and shine—and fuel your day with a complimentary European-style buffet breakfast. Then soak in the Door County Peninsula fun via kayak, or engage in relaxing onsite sports. If you’re craving more of an urban vibe, hop onto one of the resort’s bicycles and ride straight to town on the resort’s nature trail. countryhouseresort.com.

Chippewa Retreat Resort, Lake Manitowish

This picturesque lakeside sanctuary is the perfect vacation home base. Cast your line with excellent fishing off the pier and chain of lakes, or explore the shores via pontoon boat. You never have to leave: There’s an onsite bar and grill featuring live music. Choose from three luxurious villa styles—a two-story Lakeside Villa, a Lakeview Villa with direct waterfront access, or an inviting Treetop Villa surrounded by noble pines. chippewaretreat.com.

Edgewater Resort, Egg Harbor

If your first glance of the Egg Harbor views from your cottage-style suite seem a bit familiar, they are: You’re looking at one of the most photographed and and painted landscapes in all of Door County. Complete with a private shoreline, sauna, fitness room and outdoor pool, this getaway invites you to paint a picture of your own. edgewaterresort.com.

The Beacons of Minocqua, Lake Minocqua

This resort is all about the amenities for unwinding and fun. Hit nearby bike paths, or play tennis, volleyball and basketball. Or just hop into the hot tub. Evenings end with lakeside bonfire festivities. As for lodging, no two units are the same, ranging from modern hotel suites to cozy log cabins. thebeacons.com.

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