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You’ve done the city, you’ve done the beach, but have you done the wilderness yet this summer? If you’re still searching for that quintessential midwestern American summer experience, but you’re afraid to go too far deep into the woods, perhaps you should book the new Camp Wandawega suite at the Graduate Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.


Graduate Hotels, a relatively new collection of  hip hotels typically found near college campuses, recently partnered with Wisconsin’s most infamous camping grounds, Camp Wandawega and the Land of Nod, to create this terrifically cool suite that feels as if you’re in the middle of a 1950s campground. (Except, you’re not. You’re in a hotel near the University of Wisconsin in the year 2016.)


The suite features one large room with a king bed, work station, and small entertainment area, along with an adjoining, semi-private room with custom bunk beds. On the bookshelves are summer camp-themed movies (like the original “Parent Trap”), while around the suite camp artifacts abound such as a vintage troopmaster hat, Sanborn canoe paddles, Fairibault Woolen Mills blankets, a record player with old-timey music selections, and even a working typewriter. But best of all, there’s complimentary WiFi so you can Instagram Story this suite to death.

Rates for the Camp Wandawega suite at Graduate Madison start around $249 a night.

[Photos: Graduate Hotels]


Juliana Shallcross
A self-confessed hotel addict, Juliana Shallcross has been reporting on hotels around the world for more than a decade. She was previously the managing editor A good portion of her job involves sleeping in new hotels, obsessing over technology and keeping tabs on the ever-changing hospitality landscape. She's based in Los Angeles.

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