Wisconsin Dells may be the family-frenzied "Waterpark Capital of the World," but it is possible to have a distinctly romantic stay in the area. Check out our picks for the most romantic hotels in Wisconsin Dells, places with peaceful settings and rooms with features like fireplaces and open hot tubs for two.
The 322-room Christmas Mountain Village is a serene year-round getaway on 800 acres of woodlands with 13 ski slopes and two golf courses. A wide range of accommodations are available on this time-share property -- from campgrounds to kitchen-equipped multi-room homes, some with fireplaces, laundry rooms, screened-in porches, and claw-foot bathtubs or whirlpool tubs. There are five outdoor pools, hot tubs, a sauna, and a modest gym, plus a casual bar and grill and a Starbucks cafe.
Chula Vista is a Southwest-themed, family-owned hotel that started 60 years as a few cabins on the river and has since grown into a sprawling and massive resort with everything from a golf course to a water park to condos. There are a whopping 620 units here, some with private balconies with views of the Wisconsin River and fireplaces. Chula Vista's Spa Del Sol is one of the best spas in the area; it has an outdoor hot springs swimming pool, two-story adobe fireplace, organic products from Eminence Skin Care, and six treatment rooms. All-inclusive packages are available for guests who want to pay extra for unlimited dining and drinking. Otherwise, there are eight (some seasonal) eateries to choose from, including The Tavern, located next to the golf course, which serves sandwiches and steaks in a country club-like setting.
This 128-room Hilton Garden Inn is a mid-range, generic chain hotel that sits right off the Wisconsin Dells Parkway, but it does offer a King Room category with romantic, open whirlpools, in addition to fully enclosed bathrooms with shower/tub combos. All rooms are outfitted with Keurig coffeemakers and microwaves. The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, and stylish breakfast room.