Destination guide

The friendly area of Portage awaits your stay

The waterfalls and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Portage. This welcoming city is known for its shopping, restaurants and water park. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Portage

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Portage a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cascade Mountain Ski Area (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Devil's Head Ski Resort (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Ochsner Zoo (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Canyon Creek Riding Stables (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Knuckleheads Bowling and Family Entertainment Center (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Portage

Travelers appreciate the beautiful waterfalls and captivating mountain views, which is just a taste of what Portage has to offer. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Portage is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • John Muir Memorial County Park (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Devil's Lake State Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Devils Lake (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Riverwalk (17 mi / 27.4 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Portage

Fly into Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional), the closest airport, located 28.4 mi (45.7 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Portage Station.

Where to stay around Portage?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 616 holiday lettings near Portage. From 183 Houses to 92 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Portage for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Portage?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Portage. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Museum at the Portage: 453 holiday lettings
  • Portage Station: 455 holiday lettings
  • Historic Indian Agency House: 392 holiday lettings
  • Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters: 349 holiday lettings
  • Knuckleheads Bowling and Family Entertainment Center: 559 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Portage listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portage?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 183 Houses in Portage. Our other popular types of Portage holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 92 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 92 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 218 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Portage?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 370 holiday homes with pool available in Portage. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.