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  • Help us stay #HodagStrong

    COVID-19: Information for travelers  Updated May 8, 2020 General  What’s the situation in Wisconsin right now?  The state of Wisconsin is under a…

  • 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…

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    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…

  • 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…

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    Hodag Country Fest: What you need to know

    Country music fans are in for a treat in July, as the annual Hodag Country Fest returns to Rhinelander for four days 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 its 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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  • Holiday event details

    We know Hodag Country knows how to celebrate the season. Rhinelander has two big events coming up in December that you won’t want…

  • 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’…

  • Mark your calendar

    Summer is here, and there’s something happening every weekend in Hodag Country. We have a calendar full of family friendly festivals and events,…

  • 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

    See the latest snow conditions in Hodag Country. Rhinelander is your Northwoods destination for winter recreation. Learn more about snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice…

  • 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 my hometown. Rhinelander is the perfect Northwoods shopping destination; we’re one of the most…

  • 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,…

  • Hodag for President 2016!

    The Northwoods most famous creature has thrown his hat–or his horns, more accurately–into the ring for the White House. Rhinelander’s famous Hodag–a playful…

  • Hodag secrets

    What does a Hodag eat? What gives him indigestion? Find out by playing Rhinelander’s very own Hungry Hodag App, now available for iOS…

  • 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…

  • 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    Saturday March 12, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Fun – Food – Music – Merchant Specials Join in on a 6 Day Pub Crawl…

  • 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…

  • Spooky seasonal events on tap

    We’re getting past peak fall color season here in Hodag Country, but we’ve still got plenty of fun fall events on our schedule….

  • 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 anglers paradise, home to everything from palm-sized panfish to monster musky. Check out these Rhinelander area fishing hotspots. (Info courtesy:…

  • Hodag Run for Your Life

    Join the YMCA of the Northwoods and hundreds of other runners for Rhinelander’s 10th annual Hodag Run for Your Life. The race will…

  • Enter the Family Getaway Giveaway!

    Don’t miss your chance to win a trip to Rhinelander, one of the Northwoods’ most fun and affordable vacation destinations, this summer. Enter…

  • Snow Day Sweepstakes winner announced

    The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winner of its recent Snow Day Sweepstakes. Julee Vincent of Hales Corners, WI, was…

  • 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

    February is the month of love, and so, we give you the top five reasons we love Rhinelander. 1. The Hodag Some might…

  • A ‘Hodag-asaurus’ on ice

    Madison artist Timothy Browning has been placing his sculptures including a sunken Eiffel Tower and others on Madison’s Lake Monona for more than…

  • 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…

  • Hodag Country Festival

      It’s the party of the summer – the 39th Annual Hodag Country Festival! Each year this amazing 4-day country music festival brings…

  • Holiday Window Walk and Tree Lighting

    The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce invites the Rhinelander community to downtown on Saturday, November 28th for the Holiday Window Walk and Annual…

  • 2016 Hodag Home Show

    The Hodag Home Show is the first home show in the Northwoods and you don’t want to miss it! From construction companies, to…

  • Chamber Annual Dinner

    Join us as we look back on 2014 and celebrate the accomplishments of our members and the Chamber.  We will award Community Volunteer of…

  • Ho-Drags on Ice

    HoDrags on Ice was cancelled the even Feb. 15 due to insufficient ice on Boom Lake. The much-anticipated event was scheduled to take…

  • Congratulations to our contest winners!

    We’re pleased to announce the winners of our “Rhinelander is Picture Perfect” Photo Contest and the Boom Lake Log Jam Photo Contest. The…

  • Share your photos and you could win!

    Do you have great photos from Rhinelander? Share them with us, and you could win cash and a Rhinelander getaway! With the “Rhinelander…

  • 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…

  • Calling all skiers and snowshoers!

    This winter has been fantastic for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the Rhinelander area. Good snowfall and consistently cold temperatures have combined to…

  • February fun in Hodag Country

    Winter is in full swing in Rhinelander, and we’ve got some great events lined up in the coming weeks. Here are a few…

  • Congratulations to our Holiday Haul winners!

    The winners of the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Haul Sweepstakes have been announced. They are: Monday, Dec. 9: Scott D., De…

  • 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…

  • Sweet Sounds of Summer

    The Rhinelander Area offers some sweet sounds this summer. Don’t miss the great summer music events happening in Hodag Country. If you like…

  • How to make the most of a Rhinelander summer

    Take a look at a calendar and you’ll see summer has officially arrived in Hodag Country. Here are a few ways to make…

  • 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…

  • Hodag Happenings

    Check out this week’s Hodag Happenings for all the events and activities in the Rhinelander area.   Hodag Happenings And make sure you vote…

  • Rhinelander City Wide Trick or Treating

  • No more cabin fever!

    As the weather gets cooler and cabin fever sets in, check out our list of fun indoor activities to keep everyone happy (and…

  • Welcome Hodag Country Festers!

    The 35th annual Hodag Country Festival is here!  If you are in town for the weekend welcome!  Do you still need tickets?  There…

  • Sign Up Now for the 2018 Hodag Musky Challenge

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE REGISTER AT THE QUALITY INN BETWEEN 6 PM AND 8 PM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018.

  • 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

  • Kafka’s Resort

    4281 West Lake George Road

  • Holiday Acres Resort

    4060 South Shore Drive

  • Merry Dale Resort

    4149 Satuit Lane

  • Quality Inn

    668 West Kemp Street

  • Pinewood Lodge & Condominium

    3543 Lake Thompson Road

  • 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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