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Why you should book your summer stay now

January 4, 2023

It’s never too early to start thinking about summer in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. If you’re thinking about taking a vacation to Boulder Junction this summer, here are a few reasons why you should act now.

You can beat the rush for cabin, resort & vacation home reservations

This might sound obvious, but summer is a great time to visit Boulder Junction, so that means lots of people want to do it. Many of the most popular lodging options in northern Wisconsin—and places with top amenities like lake access or swimming beaches—fill up early, and people trying to make reservations later in the year might not be able to find availability on the dates they want (or at all) this summer.

Another thing to consider is that a lot of people who come to Boulder Junction are return visitors—they come back to the Northwoods year after year to relax by the lake, explore our trails, and take advantage of everything summer has to offer in northern Wisconsin. That also means that they make their reservations early; they know what month (or even what week) they want to return, so they can easily book a stay well ahead of time. These return reservations can fill up a lodging property’s calendar quickly, so those people who book their own stays early as well have an advantage.

You can save money

Summer is the Northwoods’ peak travel season, so that means there’s a lot of demand on hotel rooms, cabins, cottages, and other lodging properties in Boulder Junction. That demand can lead to higher prices. If you book early, not only will you likely have more lodging options to choose from, lodging properties may also have lower rates at times they’re not as full during the summer. Once summer gets closer, however, that demand can increase again, leading to higher prices.

It makes planning easier

Booking your summer getaway to Boulder Junction well in advance means you have more time to plan what you’re going to do when you actually get to the Northwoods. Want to go take a bike trip on the Heart of Vilas County Paved Bike Trail System? Places like Coontail Adventures offer rentals, so you can get things set up ahead of time. Looking for a pontoon cruise on one of northern Wisconsin’s scenic lakes? Check out the availability at Boulder Marine Center and get ready for a scenic ride.