Have you been cooped up all winter and feel yourself craving a family getaway? We’ll let you in on a little-known secret: Spring is the perfect time to plan a glamping vacation in Wisconsin. Whether it’s a week-long stay over the kids’ spring break or just a long weekend, we know you’ll return from it feeling refreshed and full-hearted! Let’s get into some expert tips and tricks you’ll want to know for when you embark on this exciting family adventure.


Why Glamping in Spring is the Best

Glamping in Wisconsin in the spring offers a unique combination that you can’t get anywhere else. It allows you to vacation in a way that’s connected to nature while still preserving the comfort of a more refined lodging style. This is especially valuable in Spring because of the wide fluctuations of temperatures and possibility of rain or snow, depending on the month.

It’s also a great time to beat the crowds. Summer is peak glamping season. That means higher prices and lower availability. Spring glamping allows you and your family to enjoy a get away without all the crowds and high-pressure booking process.

Read on to learn about the top three tips to remember when taking your family glamping in the spring!


Dress in Layers

The average temperature of Spring in Wisconsin hovers right around 40 or 45 degrees. However, it has been known to get as high as 60 degrees as we near the end of April and can reach 70 degrees in late June. The unpredictability of Wisconsin weather makes packing difficult unless you know one simple trick: plan to dress in layers. Layers allow you to respond to changes in the weather throughout the day without running back to the cabin.

Layers are typically made up of clothes with different thicknesses and qualities. Some examples of different items that we recommend to spring adventurers include the following:

  • Long underwear (thermal or fleece)
  • Jogging pants
  • Waterproof pants
  • Lightweight hoodie/sweatshirt
  • Moisture wicking long-sleeve and short sleeve tee shirts
  • Waterproof windbreaker or raincoat
  • Fleece sweater


Have a Rainy-Day Plan

In his book Coast to Coast Alfred Wainwright wrote, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” We think this sentiment applies perfectly to the high chance of rain that comes along with spring glamping in Wisconsin. It’s true! Smart families bring along the outdoor equipment that allows them to embrace the rain. Imagine the freedom of not having to avoid puddles – let your kids (and adults) jump in as many as they can find! Challenge everyone to create a ninja warrior course or play “floor is lava” with the puddles as safe zones.

Be sure to pack the following:

  • Raincoat
  • Rain boots or an extra pair of shoes
  • Extra socks
  • Umbrella(s)
  • Hand warmers

You may also want to bring along a pop-up canopy so that folks can take a break from the rain while still enjoying the great outdoors. It will give a few of you the opportunity to enjoy your afternoon tea or coffee surrounded by the soothing sounds of rain without getting wet.


Boredom Busters

Be sure to bring along plenty of ideas for keeping everyone engaged in making memories together. Keep in mind options that can be done outside or inside, depending on the weather and everyone’s preferences, ages or abilities. The key to busting boredom lies in two qualities: options and flexibility. Have a plan in place with many options and be willing to flex as needed.

At Edenwood, we offer plenty of on-site boredom buster options that you will have access to with your private vacation booking. These options range from kayaking, canoeing, hiking, hot tubbing, zip lining and everything in between. Check out the full list of activities on our website to learn more!


Family Vacation Wisconsin

Glamping at Edenwood Ranch and Preserve is the perfect solution to your craving for a spring family getaway. Our luxury glamping tent offers amenities that will give you a top-of-the-line infusion of comfort and Northwoods country adventure! We include all the following amenities:

  • Full Bathroom – Single sink and shower
  • Kitchen – gas cooktop refrigerator
  • Living and Dining area
  • Coffee maker
  • Beds = 1 King size bed and 1 sleeper sofa
  • Approximately 1200 Sq. Ft.
  • Running water
  • Real Bathrooms
  • Electrical outlets
  • Firewood and ice
  • Luxury bath towels and robes

Contact us today to learn more or book your spring family vacation! We can’t wait to meet you.