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Wilderness on the Lake
Ranked #16 of 73 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Really nice stay”
Reviewed September 4, 2011

The reviews were so luke warm, our expectations weren't high, but this was a REALLY nice vacation. The 2 bedroom condo was spacious, well laid out, well equipped and very cozy. We loved grilling and eating dinner out on the large shared patio with fun music and great views. The infinity pool was terrific & Cubby Cove was great for our 6 year old. Loved the "swirl pool" - shuttles & water taxis to the other Wilderness properties was friendly and efficient. Sitting in the hot tub on our lanai with a fire going was really relaxing. Maybe this hotel is under renovation because our room was definitely recently done. Very clean & comfortable. One note, there is NO service whatsoever on the rooms. They say they remove trash & replace towels each day, but that's not true. You're really on your own. Also, bring your own pan... the ones they have are very difficult to cook with. Overall, very comfortable & nice. Great stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2011

I have been staying here for 6 years. It is beautiful being on the lake. We stay in sept. and May. I love having the full kitchen and we ALWAYS get a walk out. There are grills and fire pits with tables. It could use an updating, carpets are run down and the staff has never been to friendly.
They have shuttle service.
They have car service to Sundara.
Some units are owned
Right on the lake.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2011

We rented the two bedroom condo. It was fabulous and overlooked Lake Delton and the outdoor waterpark.. Very spacious, with two bedrooms plus two sofa beds, it could easilty accomodate 2 famlies! The waterparks were amazing as well. The full kitchen is a geat beneifit as you save so much on shopping.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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chicago, il
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2011

We wanted a waterpark vacation that was relaxing, too. The rooms are far enough from the main hotel to be loud and crowded yet close enough to take advantage of all the wilderness has to offer. Loved the infinity pool.

  • Stayed August 2011
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2011

We usually stay at Great Wolf Lodge or Kalahari, but we booked a last minute trip to the Dells and decided to try something different.

We stayed in the 2 bedroom condo. Plenty of room for a family of 5 (including 3 teenagers). The full kitchen was nice and we also enjoyed the whirlpool tub on the 4 season porch. Gorgeous view of the lake.

Our check-in was the fastest that we've ever had in the Dells. And our room was ready 3 hours early. The waterpark at the resort was fairly small. There was an inside area that would be great for younger children. The outside pool was more for relaxing and enjoying the view.

You can either take the water taxi or a shuttle over to the main waterparks or resturaunts. We never waited more than 5 minutes.
The waterparks are spread out, but the maps are very helpful and easy to read. We had the best time in the wavepool. But I would NOT bring small children in the pool. It's very rough and easy to get hurt or worse.

Overall, it was a fun trip. I don't think that we would stay here or at the Wilderness during the winter time. But it's a great summer vacation. Plus, we left some things in our room and they mailed them back to us. AWESOME customer service.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Fort Myers, Florida
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2011

Ten of my family members and I spent a weekend in May 2011 at Wilderness on the Lake in a 3-bedroom lake condo with loft. When we walked into the condo, I was a bit concerned that I hadn't done enough research and the condo would be too small for 10 of us. Turned out we all fit perfectly and comfortably! Phew.

It was a beautiful weekend, and we spent much of it relaxing by the fireplace on our all-season lanai overlooking Lake Delton. Everyone's beds were comfortable, and though having only 2 bathrooms was slightly challenging in the mornings, we were fine. Absolutely loved having the full kitchen; it was great to be able to cook dinner and make breakfast and still be able to interact with everyone.

We had a lot of stuff to haul up to the condo upon arrival, and even more stuff to haul out on checkout day, and the bellhop carts were readily available when we needed them. The wait for the elevator was a little long while everyone was checking out on Sunday, but that was to be expected.

I've stayed at other hotels in the Dells, and had a not-so-great experience at one, but I'll definitely return the Wilderness on the Lake. This was a really good value for a large group of people.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Wisconsin
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42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2011

We chose this part of the Wilderness resort to have a little more space and the extra bathroom and a kitchen. We live in the local vicinity and the Wilderness has a pretty good reputation, so we brought our family from out of state to stay there with us.
We stayed in the two bedroom condo. Plenty of room for around six people or so.
This part of the resort is more pricey than the regular rooms at the main Wilderness resort.
The pros were: It's very clean and looks just like the pictures.
It's less hectic and less crowded than the main resort.
The three season room is great with a hot tub and sitting area.
It's in a great location near Noah's Ark & other attractions.
The room was ready two hours BEFORE they said it would be! Yea!
Four TV's!
The cons were: It is more expensive.
The walls are definitely thin. We heard our neighbors next door as well
as the ones above us tap dancing all night (at least it sounded like it).
You are away from the main resort water parks. It takes at least 10-15
minutes to get to them. There is a kiddie indoor park at this location.
Overall, I think that we would stay here again. The rooms themselves are nice and having your own kitchen saves on eating out, and even though you have to go through some extra effort to get to the waterpark, it saves money from having to go to one of the other attractions. We enjoyed our stay except for the noisy neighbors.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Wilderness on the Lake
Address: 350 E Hiawatha Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8475
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#9 Family Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 500
Also Known As:
Wilderness On The Lake Hotel Wisconsin Dells

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