• Congratulations

    You’re the winner of the Rhinelander Tourism Marketing Committee’s “Hodag $500 Fall Giveaway”! To claim your prize, please submit the information below. If…

  • Lake George Campsite

    4006 Basset Road

  • Enjoy Rhinelander’s favorite restaurants

    Rhinelander is home to a wide range of restaurants and eateries, from pizza places to cozy supper clubs to coffee shops. Here are…

  • Three ways to find Rhinelander’s famous Hodag—in person and online

    The Hodag is Rhinelander’s most iconic resident, and even though he’s famously secretive, we’ve still got a few ways you can find this…

  • Support your favorite Rhinelander stores

    It’s holiday shopping season, and there’s no shortage of places to find something perfect to stuff in a stocking or tuck underneath a…

  • 4 places to get away from it all in Hodag Country

    A trip to Wisconsin’s Northwoods means a chance to take a break, breathe in the fresh air and escape the hustle and bustle….

  • Welcome

    Experience the best of Rhinelander Thank you for your interest in the Rhinelander Area!  Enjoy great times in Hodag Country—you’ll discover the perfect…

  • Your Rhinelander shopping guide

    Looking for vacation supplies, Hodag merchandise or a whole new outfit? Shoppers will find abundant selection and great value anywhere they look in…

  • Your Rhinelander date night, done right

    Make plans with your special someone in Rhinelander this winter. We’ve got everything you need to make your getaway special, from cozy lodging…

  • Plan your winter getaway to Rhinelander

    The holiday season is just around the corner, so it’s time to start making your plans to visit Hodag Country this winter. Situated…

  • Warm wishes: Rhinelander’s best comfort food

    Looking for a way to warm up on those chilly fall nights? Rhinelander is home to tasty restaurants and supper clubs that will…

  • Credit: Jamii Sarkauskas

    Hodag dining fan favorites

    The results are in! We asked food fans to name their favorite Rhinelander restaurant and we received more than 1,000 responses—everything from taverns…

  • Hodag breakfast spot fan favorites

    There’s nothing like a hearty Northwoods breakfast and Rhinelander’s restaurants serve up all the classics: pancakes, bacon and sausage, eggs and more. Feeling…

  • Hodag fish fry fan favorites

    If there’s one cuisine that defines the Northwoods, it’s the fish fry—and Rhinelander is fish fry central! In Hodag Country, restaurants serve up…

  • Hodag coffee spots fan favorites

    Coffee lovers: welcome to a Northwoods destination that will help your day get off to a fantastic start. Hodag Country has plenty of…

  • Your guide to Pioneer Park

    This summer, step into the past at Pioneer Park Historical Complex. The complex, located on the banks of the Pelican River south of…

  • Know your Hodag: Meet Rhinelander’s most famous resident

    Everyone knows that Rhinelander is the home of the Hodag, but how much do you know about the Hodag himself? For instance, did…

  • Join the Hodag Fan Club

    Rhinelander’s favorite beast has a new official fan club and it’s accepting members! Sign up now to show your Hodag pride and enjoy…

  • Where to eat in Rhinelander

    Are you as hungry as a Hodag? (That’s pretty hard to do, to be honest.) Still, when you’re packing for your next Rhinelander…

  • Snowmobile trails in Rhinelander

    Start your engines! Winter is here, the trails will be open soon and its time to plan a snowmobile getaway. Rhinelander is surrounded…

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  • Book a stay in Hodag Country

    Now is the perfect time to plan a relaxing Northwoods escape to Hodag Country. Its a quiet time of year, ideal for people…

  • Rhinelander fall color guide

    Dramatic colors will soon arrive in the Rhinelander Area. Maples will turn brilliant hues of orange and red; oaks turn red, brown or…

  • Explore Rhinelander’s Pioneer Park

    Discover a fun, educational attraction in the heart of Rhinelander when you visit Pioneer Park Historical Complex. You can learn about the Northwoods’…

  • The short(y) story of Rhinelander Brewing

    A seven-ounce beer helped put Rhinelander on the map. The Rhinelander Brewing Company, maker of the Rhinelander Shorty, is still going strong decades…

  • Rhinelander snow report

    Rhinelander is your destination for winter recreation in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Use the resources on this page to find trail reports, snow…

  • Rhinelander snowmobile guide

    Hodag Country is the ideal base for a Northwoods snowmobile adventure. There are more than 1,000 miles of trails in Oneida County, and…

  • Plan a holiday shopping getaway in Hodag Country

    There’s no better place to go gift shopping than the hometown of your favorite Hodag (that’s me!). Rhinelander is the perfect Northwoods shopping…

  • Spruce Lodge Cottage

    4148 South Shore Dr

  • Carlson’s Lakeview Cottages

    4095 Pine Ln

  • Forsyth Sunlite Resort

    2963 Nostalgia Ln

  • Moran’s Small Wonder Resort

    3097 East Lake George Road

  • Ski’s Cozy Cottage

    4054 County Road P

  • Three unforgettable fall hikes

    One of the best times of year to enjoy a hike in Hodag Country has arrived! Snow has yet to appear and the…

  • Hodag Country quick fall color guide

    A blaze of color will soon arrive in the Rhinelander area. Maples will turn brilliant hues of orange and red; oaks turn red,…

  • Spring birdwatching in Rhinelander

    As the snow recedes and the forest comes to life, there are new arrivals flying in daily. Its a beautiful time of year…

  • Dawn’s Lakeside Bar & Resort

    4068 County Road P

  • Plan your winter getaway now!

    The long, mild fall we’ve had makes winter seem a million miles away. But in reality, the first inch snowfall in our area…

  • Credit: Jamii Sarkauskas

    Fall hiking in Rhinelander

    The colors are changing and Rhinelander is a perfect place to enjoy a fall hike. With miles of beautiful trails, expansive unspoiled wilderness…

  • Rhinelander – An Angler’s Paradise

    Rhinelander is an angler’s paradise, home to everything from palm-sized panfish to monster musky. Check out these Rhinelander area fishing hotspots. (Info courtesy:…

  • Washburn Lake County Trail

    West of Rhinelander you’ll find some trails perfect for silent sports. The Washburn Lake County Trail is located seven miles west of Rhinelander…

  • Top 5 reasons to love Rhinelander

    1. The Hodag Some might say the Hodag has a face only a mother could love, but we disagree. The Hodag is an…

  • Silent sports off to a roaring start

    Winter in Rhinelander means groomed ski trails are open and ready for business. Home to miles of trails that wind through expansive and…

  • Perfect fall mountain biking

    Some of the best times on the trails are during the transitions between seasons. Mountain bikers often have the trails to themselves between…

  • Try these trails this spring

    As the snow starts to melt away in Hodag Country, it’s time to start looking forward to spring. And what better way to…

  • Best ways to see Rhinelander’s fall colors

    Looking for fall color? Here are the best ways to see autumn scenery during Rhinelanders peak season. Hiking the Holmboe Nature Preserve. This…

  • Nature trails you need to travel

    Wondering where to start your scenic adventure in Rhinelander? Read on to discover our favorite trails for hiking, biking, birdwatching and more. Be…

  • Enter the Hodag Hunter Giveaway

  • Rodeway Inn

    667 West Kemp Street

  • Days Inn & Suites

    70 North Stevens Street

  • Brekke’s Fireside Resort

    4268 County Road P

  • Comfort Inn

    1490 Lincoln Street

  • AmericInn Lodge & Suites Rhinelander

    648 West Kemp Street

  • Clear Lake Inn & Resort

    4475 County Road P

  • Fisher’s Resort, LLC

    4225 West Lake George Road

  • Credit: Jamii Sarkauskas

    Holiday Acres Resort

    4060 South Shore Drive

  • Merry Dale Resort

    4149 Satuit Lane

  • Quality Inn

    668 West Kemp Street

  • Three G’s Resort

    2812 Three G's Drive

  • Ryan’s on Lake George

    3099 East Lake George Road

  • West Bay Camping Resort

    4330 South Shore Drive


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