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Holiday Acres Resort
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Rhinelander
Certificate of Excellence
Prophetstown, IL
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Keep it a secret!”
Reviewed June 8, 2010

Please, everybody - stop the reviews, already! Let's keep this wonderful vacation spot OUR SECRET! We are returning for our umpteenth summer ... and it's getting harder & harder to get those reservations every year.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Madison WI
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Reviewed May 31, 2010

What a perfect resort! This is exactly what you are looking for when you travel to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The scenery is spectacular and they have all the amenities that want--I especially loved the on-site restaurant! Can't wait to bring my entire family for an extended vacation!!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Minneapolis, MN
1 review
Reviewed August 12, 2009

Can't say enough positive things about this place! It is serene, festive and friendly. The Zambon family is welcoming and thoughtful. We sailed, we skied, we ate amazing food! I can't wait to rent a cabin on the water next year.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Minneapolis
1 review
Reviewed August 11, 2009

Our stay at Holiday Acres was the best we've ever experienced in the Rhinelander area. Throughout the Three Coins Dining Room, the service, the beach, the grounds and the accommodations, this family-run fun spot will certainly be our destination for years come. Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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SAUK CITY
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Reviewed August 11, 2009

We spent two night here and were very impressed with the resort. There is a lot of things for families to do. Rooms are clean and adequate. It's nice and quiet and the help is very courteous and helpful. We are with another couple and basically only spend the nights as we are golfing during the day. The coffee shop doesn't open until 7:00 and the only downside is that there is no daily paper. If you like to shop there is a little boutique that is just filled with clothing and acessories. Loved it!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Wisconsin, USA
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Reviewed March 19, 2009

Our last vacation here was in the winter for cross country skiing, snow shoe-ing, and quality family time. It's great strapping on your skis and hitting the trails just outside your door! We have been traveling here for over 20 years and continue to find the Zambon family creating memories for our family year round. Our favorite time remains the summer.This is the place for the original northwoods vacation experience where nature is the focus. This is an independent resort, so don't expect some of the bells and whistles of some of the chain hotels/resorts. Original, authentic, and value describe Holiday Acres. From the lake you can barely see the resort, because keeping the integrity of the woods is obviously primary. As a result, the lake views can be obstructed from the cabins and lodge. No chopping down of the trees you see at nearby resorts! Our children continue to want to travel here as adults and multi-generations are the norm here. This is a back to basics vacation of sun, nature, boating, reconnection, fishing, hiking, relaxing, and rejuvination. You can truly relax here and forget your troubles. The rooms are large with pretty basic furnishing but you can get rooms with hotubs and fireplaces. The cabins are original knotty pine and no frills, very authentic northwoods style-they are great for extended families and friends.Don't expect anything fancy. There is an indoor pool with some video games available. We tried geo-caching last summer on a cool day and it took us off the resort property finding new things we hadn't discover in 20 years! I was pleasantly surprised our grown children enjoyed this! There is a nearby horse stable, where we took a trail ride we enjoyed. Our children learned to waterski at Holiday Acres through the patience of their staff. Their Tuesday night cookout was always a hit, as the many other summer activities offered in the summer. I believe they have WII now and wireless access. Fishing boats are included but you need to rent a motor if you are not feeling up to rowing. Kayaks, bikes, and the like are available to rent. Lake Thompson is beautiful and needs to be experienced on and in the water. They have a pontoon boat to rent, which is a great way for a group to enjoy the water.The coffee shop food is pretty typical, but the 3 Coins Restaurant is one of the best in the area-only the Riverside Restaurant in Eagle River can compare. My husband swears their seafood is some of the best in the state! You also don't go hungry here as they provide a lot of the extras of the supper club era. With there new chef, I've noticed some great changes. There are some great paved bike trails near St. Germain, Minoqua, and Boulder Junction that you need to experience, and rental bikes are available pretty much in each town. The park system in this part of the state is incredible! There is a waterski show in Rhinelander, but the best is probably in Three Lakes or Minoqua. We also have enjoyed renting pontoon boats on the Eagle River Chain and the Three Lakes Chain of lakes, which is a great half or full day experience. You can also try the paddleboat out of Rhinelander (can't recall it's name), which takes you on the Wisconsin River-great for a group of people. The Northwoods Golf course is a favorite of my husband's. If you are looking for the rare, authentic "up north" experience you may have heard of, this is the place to do it.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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northern IL
2 reviews
Reviewed May 22, 2008

I've been going to this resort on and off for about 20 years.
The staff and owners have always been friendly and ready to help.
The restaurant is great with a varied menu. Weekends there is a buffet on Friday and great brunch on Sundays.
I've always stayed in one of the cabins and found them to be very clean and tidy. Many of the cabins are on a ridge facing the lake so the view is good. Most of the cabins have fireplaces which makes it nice and cozy on a chilly night.
Sunsets are remarkable! There is a seating area facing the sunset side of the lake which is a relaxing way to end the evening.
I plan on going back soon!

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  • Stayed June 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Holiday Acres Resort
Address: 4060 S Shore Dr, Rhinelander, WI 54501-8258
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Rhinelander
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Rhinelander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Acres Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1949, the Zambon family has welcomed visitors to experience the classic Northwoods resort at Holiday Acres on Lake Thompson in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Encompassing 1000 acres of woodland and lakeshore, the resort offers four season relaxation, a great restaurant, indoor swimming and sauna, plus many outdoor amenities. With a variety of lodging choices, guest rooms, cottage, and vacation homes, everyone can find a home away from home. Retreat, relax and rediscover Your Place UpNorth! ... more   less 
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