Madison + The Central Plains

Hotels in Madison + The Central Plains

Nightly campfires, lodges, log cabins, water activities, a babbling brook, and lore claiming that Al Capone vacationed there make this a great hideaway.

This hotel has a pool and views of Lake Nonona—not to be confused with Lake Mendota, just across the isthmus.

The only Relais & Châteaux property in the midwest, Northern Wisconsin's favorite wilderness retreat, Canoe Bay, has upped the ante for lakeside cottages with four recently opened cabins.

The cycling-themed property showcases antique and contemporary biking décor and rooms named after five-time winners of the Tour de France. (The Lance Armstrong room has the only king-size poster bed.)

With indoor-outdoor waterparks, golf, dining, and a spa to unwind in, this resort has it all in one facility—including groceries.