Pick any season for your amazing vacation at Delavan Lake in southeastern Wisconsin’s picturesque rolling hills. Picture your family enjoying a comfy lakefront cottage on a warm summer day, splashing in the water with the dog, and grabbing snacks. When you want to see the hills ablaze in golds and reds, rent a hillside cabin in the fall. Book a chalet or resort condo for some skiing or snowmobiling in the winter, and return to see the trees blossoming in the spring. While you think about the dates, here are some of the best places to look for Delavan Lake vacation rentals.

1. Delavan, Wisconsin

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Get away from it all in Delavan, a charming town the snuggles up to Delavan Lake’s north shore. Spend some quality time with your family where you can experience everything from luxurious resort accommodations to quaint motels. Delavan is an old circus town that features larger than life elephant and giraffe statues in a small park in the town’s center. Its 100 year old red brick main street is lined with antique shops.

2. Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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For magic in every flake, spend your Delavan Lake vacation near Elkhorn during the winter. Enjoy skiing at the Alpine Ski Resort where experts give lessons to children as young as five years old. Think about curling up by the fireplace with some hot chocolate while you watch the snow fall. It is your paradise. Slow down and enjoy it.

3. Abells Corners, Wisconsin

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Experience cozy private rentals in the quiet, natural setting of the beautiful Wisconsin landscapes around Abells Corners. Enjoy charming surroundings that transform a simple vacation stay into the epicenter of a genuine retreat experience. Drop by the Fiddlesticks Cafe to get coffee or lunch, where the food is good and the staff is friendly and attentive.

4. Fontana, Wisconsin

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If your vacation goal is to rest and recharge, make plans that include relaxing and unwinding in Fontana. Breathe a deep sigh of relief when you set that luggage down in your hotel room, condo, or lake house. Take the kids to Pie High Pizza and treat yourself to a hand-crafted drink at The Coffee Mill. Be sure to enjoy at least one day cruising around the lake in a boat that you can rent from Delavan Lake Marina.

5. Southwest End of Delavan Lake

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Cozy right up to the lake in a spectacular waterfront house on the southwest end of the lake close to House in The Wood, where you can take the kids tree climbing. Enjoy lush wooded areas and beautiful lake vistas at this end of the lake. Rent some kayaks, paddles, and life jackets at the marina for some great fun on the water.

6. Northeast Side of Delavan Lake

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If finding a waterfront vacation cottage with a private dock is on your bucket list, check it off when you stay on the northeast side of the lake. Kick your shoes off, relax a while, and enjoy the exquisite lake waters before you with lush, green woods behind you.

7. Palmyra, Wisconsin

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Bundle up and hop on a snowmobile for a Whitewater vacation adventure at Palmyra. Bring your own snowmobile or rent one at Willson’s Sport & Marine. Help the kids build a snowman or have a snowball fight. Just be sure to keep plenty of hot chocolate on hand to thaw everyone out.

8. Northwestern Tip of Delavan Lake

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Snow bunnies love the Rudy Lange Sledding Hill, located in downtown Delavan, about four miles from the lake. Bring the kids, the fur kids, and the sleds to watch the fun unfold. Throw your snow stuff on and hit the hill at night for some extra-special adventures.

9. Richmond, Wisconsin

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Leave it all behind when you claim your vacation spot near the rural town of Richmond. Find a private home to rent or go closer to Whitewater to the north or Delavan to the south for more variety, including rustic cabins, hotels, motels, and modern resorts. Give your kids and dogs a vacation they will remember for a long time.

10. Inlet, Wisconsin

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Experience the rural community of Inlet where lakes and farms co-exist amid the breathtaking backdrop of clear blue skies and rolling hills. Take the kids hiking along country roads to look for signs of local wildlife, including deer and rabbits. Stay in a nearby hotel or look for accommodations at a modern resort.