Overnight Options

You're done hiking for the day and are already thinking about getting back on the Ice Age Trail tomorrow. How about between now and then? Fortunately, Ice Age Trail hikers have a variety of options for overnight accomodations.


Many developed campgrounds are located on or near the route of the Ice Age Trail. With the term "developed campground," we are referring to what many people call "car camping" campsites, in that you can reach the campground by vehicle. (As opposed to backpack camping, featuring walk-up campsites or camping areas; see the Backpacking section below.)

Developed campgrounds are often located within public recreation areas such as national forests, state parks or state forests, county parks or county forests, etc., and may require an entrance fee and/or campsite fee. Many private campgrounds are also available. Depending on location and time of year, reservations may be required, so calling ahead is usually the best policy. These campgrounds often have amenities such as a fire ring, picnic table or picnic area, toilets, drinking water and showers.

The Ice Age Trail Atlas shows locations of campgrounds on or near the Ice Age Trail, and the Ice Age Trail Companion Guide lists campground contact info. For Wisconsin DNR campsites, reservations can be made via Reserve America; for privately owned campgrounds, call the numbers listed in the Companion Guide. You can also call the Ice Age Trail Alliance or the volunteer chapter coordinator in the area to learn where to camp.


In addition to the many developed campgrounds on or near the Ice Age Trail, many segments also offer camping opportunities for backpackers. Backpacking is a popular activity in which the hiker fills a backpack with his or her shelter, food and clothing, and then walks to a trailside campsite or camping area. After a day of hiking, your reward as a backpacker is an evening at a remote location with typically nothing more than the trees, wildlife and stars above as your companions. Visit our Backpacking page for more info on backpacking the Ice Age Trail.

The Ice Age Trail INN Style

A dose of Midwestern hospitality is unsurpassed for providing comfort to weary travelers. After a day of exploring the Ice Age Trail, what better way to reward yourself than by relaxing at a cozy B&B, inn or cottage?

The establishments listed below are located on or near the Trail's route and proudly consider themselves Friends of the Ice Age Trail. With advance reservations, some innkeepers may even be willing to help shuttle you between their establishment and a local Ice Age Trail segment for a gratuity.

Our partner innkeepers invite you to relax, put your feet up and enjoy your overnight in style.

Businesses arranged from east to west along the route of the Ice Age Trail:

Black Walnut Guest House
Sturgeon Bay 877-255-9568
White Lace Inn
Sturgeon Bay 877-948-5223
Red Forest B&B
Two Rivers 888-250-2272
WestPort B&B
Manitowoc 888-686-0465
Inn on Hillwind
Spring Tulip Cottage
Plymouth 920-892-2101
Tauschek's B&B
Plymouth 920-876-5087
Hidden Serenity B&B
West Bend262-623-0148
Isadora's B&B
West Bend 262-306-8468
Wellspring Farm B&B & Hostel
West Bend
Jordan House B&B
Hartford 262-673-5643
Westphal Mansion Inn B&B
Hartford 262-673-7938
Pedal'rs Inn
Wales 262-968-4700
Eagle Centre House B&B
Eagle 262-363-4700
Eagle Home Hostel
Eagle 262-495-8794  or 262-442-6360
The Lamp Post Inn
Fort Atkinson 920-563-6561
The Fargo Mansion Inn*
Lake Mills 920-648-3654
Hamilton House B&B
Whitewater 262-473-1900
Lake Ripley Lodge
Cambridge 877-210-6195
Oscar H. Hanson House B&B
Cambridge 888-706-7227
Ye Olde Manor House
Elkhorn 262-742-2450
Albany House B&B
Albany 866-977-7000
The Sutherland House B&B
Brodhead 608-897-4481
Cooksville Farmhouse Inn
Evansville 608-335-8375
Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn
Belleville 866-424-6340
The Parsonage B&B
McFarland 877-517-9869
Arbor House, Ltd.
Madison 608-238-2981
Victorian Dreams B&B
Parkview B&B
Reedsburg 608-524-4333
Pinehaven B&B
Baraboo 608-356-3489
Inn at Wawanissee Point
Baraboo 608-355-9899
Bowman's Oak Hill B&B
Wisconsin Dells 888-253-5631
Sunnyfield Farm B&B
Camp Douglas 888-839-0232
Riverview B&B
Neshkoro 920-293-4423
Mecan River House B&B
Coloma 715-228-3283
Caribou Bay Retreat
Walker House
Hancock 715-249-3100
Apple Tree Lane B&B
Waupaca 877-277-5316
Cleghorn B&B
Waupaca 800-870-0737
Crystal River Inn
Waupaca 800-236-5789
Artha Sustainable Living Center B&B
Amherst 715-824-3463
Lindsay House B&B
Manawa 920-596-3643
A Victorian Swan on Water B&B
Stevens Point 800-454-9886
Dreams of Yesteryear B&B
Stevens Point 715-341-4525
Everest Inn
Wausau 888-848-5651
Elcho Victorian Rose B&B
Elcho 715-275-4288
Cobblestone B&B
Birchwood 800-659-4883
Tagalong Golf & Resort
Birchwood 715-354-3397
The Farm B&B
Birchwood 715-354-3367
Inn Greener Pastures
Chetek 715-353-2697
Canyon Road Inn
Turtle Lake
Wissahickon Farms Country Inn B&B
Saint Croix Falls 715-483-3986

* Mention the Ice Age Trail when making your Fargo Mansion Inn reservation and receive 20% off your stay.