Central Wisconsin is in the heart of this northern state, encompassing Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids.
Central Wisconsin holiday homes are a great base for exploring the local area. Discover the many historic murals in Downtown Stevens Point, visit a Farmer’s Market or tour the George Mead Wildlife Area. Take an Amish Tour and discover the countryside of whitewashed houses. The religious Amish live as in times past without any modern appliances, electricity or cars. Their horse-drawn buggies and manual ploughing make this a charming scene to visit. The area is also well known for its breweries, producing top quality ales and lagers. Tour the Cantrall Waters Brewery in Amherst and sample the 12 beers in the taproom. The Blue Heron Brew Pub also offers a wide range of brews. Families will enjoy a day on the farm at Bredl Dairy Farm in Stratford with a tour of the state-of-the-art milking parlour. Golf, cycling and winter sports can also be enjoyed in the area.
Wisconsin Dells is a 5-mile long sandstone gorge on the Wisconsin River. It is noted for its unique rock formations and many canyons with sandstone cliffs reaching 100 feet in height. Boat trips to admire this ecological feature are a popular attraction in the summer along with the theme parks in the nearby town. Stevens Point is one of the main focal points of the area for visitors renting a holiday home in Central Wisconsin. Visit the Portage County Museum of Jewish History or browse the Carlsten Fine Art Gallery. As well as exhibitions there are occasional lectures and tours of the gallery. The Brandl Garden at Marshfield is a delightful area of water features and colourful perennial flowers to spend time in.
Holiday rentals in Central Wisconsin have a humid continental climate with very cold winters and warm summers. In summer, average temperatures reach 26°C (79°F) in July with average lows in January of -18°C (0°F). The area has rain all year round which is heavier in winter when it falls as deep snow.
Central Wisconsin holiday rentals are served by two main airports. Central Wisconsin (CWA) Airport is a domestic airport at Mosinee, about 20 miles from Stevens Point. It is served by Delta, United and American Airlines. Delta has daily flights to Minneapolis/St Paul and Detroit and United and American provide regular flight to Chicago O’Hare. International visitors can fly into any of these hubs and get an onward flight to Central Wisconsin Airport. Minneapolis St Paul International (MSP) Airport is 216 miles from Stevens Point and is a relatively easy drive by hire car along the I-94/I-494.