From cozy cabins and family campgrounds to staying overnight on a train car, Washburn County is home to some of the most unique lodging that you’ll find in Northwest Wisconsin. What makes a night in WashCo so special? Maybe it’s the clear view of the starry skies away from the lights of the city. Maybe it’s the warm moments shared by loved ones around a campfire. Whatever it is, we know it’s nothing short of magical.

When we launched the Best of WashCo voting, the votes came flooding in for everyone’s favorite lodging property. It was a very tight race between our top three lodging properties!

Shell Lake Municipal Campground - If you love spending the night under the stars, you’ll want to make a reservation to camp at the Shell Lake Municipal Campground, located directly on the 2,600 acre lake. With a playground, courtesy dock, sandy beach, and direct access to downtown, this campground is a popular one! 

Best Western Spooner Riverplace - Next up, we head over to Spooner where you’ll find the Best Western Spooner Riverplace. With a 24-hour heated pool, sauna, hot tub, and a gorgeous view of the Yellow River, you’ll be glad you chose Best Western for your stay in Washburn County. Direct access to the Wild Rivers State Trail makes this the perfect spot to hop on your ATV, snowmobile, or bike to hit the trail. Within walking distance is Spooner’s enchanting downtown, museums, and some of the top dining options in the area.

Heartwood Resort & Conference Center - Coming in with the most votes, after one visit to this property, you’re sure to planning your next. Every season at Heartwood Resort is absolutely magical for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Located on 700 acres in the heart of the north woods, Heartwood offers many miles of trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and skiing. The beach offers swimming, kayaks, canoes and even enchanting rowboats to take your loved one out on the lake. Not only can you paddle on beautiful Hoinville Lake, but you can also have the resort shuttle you to the Namekagon River: Wisconsin’s Moving National Park, where you’ll explore one of the most gorgeous rivers in Wisconsin. Offering cottages, cabins, lodge rooms and even duplexes, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to rest your head at Heartwood Resort.

For a full list of lodging in WashCo, visit our Lodging page.