The possibilities of fun are endless during the Winters in Washburn County. Whether you are seeking a quick overnight stay in a hotel or a cozy cabin weekend getaway you are sure to find options for renting Snowmobiles, Cross Country Skis, Snowshoes, or Ice fishing gear that are right for you. There are miles of snowmobile trails, acres of lands to ski or snowshoe and nearly 1,000 lakes that welcome you when visiting the area.


In Minong, WI you will find Petits Auto and Performance where you can rent a variety of snowmobiles by the day or by the week. Petits crew is knowledgeable and can get you fitted to the right sled and accommodate your rental needs. Petits also rents trailers so you can tow your rentals straight to where you are staying conveniently or hit the trail for the day right out of the parking lot. With a variety of machines to choose from and several options you will surely be satisfied with your snowmobiling adventure whether a novice snowmobiler or a beginner. Petits has an informational video on how to prepare for Snowmobile rental. You can view it here Snowmobile Tips!- What to wear, what to bring and more!


Washburn County maps are available at the Visitors Center in Spooner, online and a variety of local establishments. On the map you will find over 240 miles of snowmobile trails through public and private lands.


Whether you are looking for cross country skis or snowshoes, Heartwood Resort has you covered. Skis, poles and snowshoes available for rent at the Main Eagle Lodge front desk with sizes that fit the whole family. There are 20.5 km of trails made for beginners to novice skiers to enjoy. And snowshoeing at Heartwood is permitted beyond the ski trails. On the hills and in the valleys of over 700 acres you'll be sure to shoe your very own path. Exploring the untouched snow between the birches and pines enjoying the views and wildlife.


Heartwood Resort also offers Ice Fishing rentals. You can rent a pop-up ice shack or just a couple of ice fishing rods. These items are also available at the Main Eagle Lodge for use on Heartwoods private Hoinville Lake which is stocked with walleye, bass and crappie living abundant in the fresh spring fed lake. 


If you are in the Sarona area, Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary rents snowshoes at no charge to use on property. With 7 miles of trails that travel around Upper and Lower Twin Lakes, beside Big Devil Lake, through prairies, around wetlands, and through wooded areas. 

Hunt Hill is located on 600 acres that is home to many native Wisconsin species such as whitetail deer, rabbits, squirrels, beaver, and a variety of wild birds, you will see something different each time you visit. For a shorter trek, be sure to visit the discovery trail. Kids of all ages enjoy searching for the hidden objects along the trail, and the theme changes each month! 

While visiting Washburn County there is no need to load your car up with equipment and extras. Grab your suitcase, your snowsuit, and your family for an adventure with rental equipment available in many areas when you get here. 

You are sure to have a great time without the extra baggage!

 Plan your trip today!