Crystal River Inn Cottages

Crystal River Inn Cottages are open year round.  Children and well behaved dogs ($25 Pet Fee) are welcome in our cottages.  Please let us know if you plan to bring your dog at the time of your reservation.  We are the perfect vacation destination for the whole family!  Children of all ages will enjoy our new Toy Cottage!



We are located in the historic district of Rural, just minutes from Waupaca, Wisconsin and the Chain of Lakes. A multi-course organic, locally sourced, farm to table breakfast is included at the Crystal River Inn.  Please let us know if you have any special dietary requests or food allergies.  We love to spoil our young guests with a special “kid-friendly” breakfast.

The Little House on the Prairie and The Granary are nestled up in a private wooded area on our quiet 11.5 acre property. There is a campfire ring near the cottages for campfires and cooking.  We provide wood for the campfire.  Relax in the evening while star gazing and taking in the sounds of nature and the magic of hundreds of fireflies lighting up in the prairie.  We have a variety of outdoor games for adults and children, an outdoor playground for children located near the Inn as well as a Toy Cottage with loads of toys and games for children of all ages to enjoy!

The Crystal River is a short walk from the cottages.  Enjoy kayaking, fishing or cool off by splashing around in the river.  Kayak rentals are available upon request for $25/day.

The Waupaca area offers year round recreation for outdoor enthusiasts including swimming, boating, biking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, down hill skiing & tubing (25 minutes from Nordic Mountain), ice skating, snowmobiling, fishing and so much more!  Enjoy live music events, festivals, shopping, breweries and many dining choices. Located just a few miles from Hartman Creek State Park, the Chain of Lakes and Waupaca, Wisconsin.

Choose from our three cottages: The Little House on the Prairie (Sleeps 6), The Granary (Sleeps 6) and The Coop (Sleeps 2).

 Relax and enjoy a perfect getaway for the whole family!  Create a memorable experience the Crystal River Inn Cottages.  Book your stay today!  Minimum 2 Night Stay Required in the Little House on the Prairie and the Granary please.

  • Dog Friendly ($25 Pet Fee)
  • Children Welcome
  • Multi-Course Breakfast
  • Central Air and Heat
  • Complimentary High-speed, Wireless Internet
  • Streaming TV – Netflix, Hulu, Prime, Disney+
  • A Nonsmoking Environment


The Little House on the Prairie (Sleeps 6)

The Granary  (Sleeps 6)


The Coop (Sleeps 2)

Toy Cottage