Area Accommodations

About Custer, WI
Nestled in the heart of central Wisconsin, Custer is surrounded by rolling hills, lakes, trout streams, and beautiful woodlands. Custer has been the home of The Energy Fair since 2002. It is located about seven miles east of Stevens Point.

Area Visitor Information
For a listing of available camping or hotel accommodations in the Stevens Point area, contact the Stevens Point Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-236-4636 or visit their website,

For a listing of available camping or hotel accommodations in the Waupaca area, contact Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce at 888-417-4040 or visit their website,

Kennel Information
Hotels & Motels
Bed & Breakfasts
Camping at the Renew the Earth Institute
Area Camping

Kennel Information

You can keep your pet safe and comfortable at one of the following kennels:

  • Wag Inn Kennels, Custer (just down the road from The Energy Fair): 715-592-4972
  • Camp Brandy Pet Resort, Amherst Junction: 715-824-3900
  • Country Paws Bed & Biscuit, Stevens Point: 715-544-4448
  • Muckamoor Kennel, Plover: 715-344-8533
  • The Barking Lot, Stevens Point: 715-341-9322

Area Accommodations

The following is a list of accommodations in the central Wisconsin area. Listing does not imply endorsement from the MREA. For more information on specific sites or availability, please contact the site directly. Additional information including details about Portage County can be obtained through the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Hotels & Motels

Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express offer discounts for MREA course and event participants.

MREA Course Discount

  • Indicate that you're with "Midwest Renewable Energy" to receive these discounts:

Holiday Inn
King Room: $92.00 Single/double occupancy
Queen Room: $92.00 Single/double occupancy
Suites: $119.00 Single/double occupancy
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Holiday Inn Express
King Room: $79.00 Single/double occupancy
Queen Room: $74.00 Single/double occupancy
Suites: $99.00 Single/double occupancy
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Locations in GREEN are Travel Green certified.

Within 9 miles of the ReNew the Earth Institute Phone
A Victorian Swan on the Water, Stevens Point B&B 715-345-0595
Amherst Riverdance Cabin, Amherst 715-824-7151
Days Inn & Suites 715-341-9090
EconoLodge Inn & Suites, Stevens Point 715-341-5110
Fairfield Inn & Suites, Stevens Point 715-342-9300
Holiday Inn & Convention Center, Stevens Point 715-344-0200
Holiday Inn Express, Stevens Point 715-344-0000
La Quinta Inn, Stevens Point 715-344-1900
Within 10-25 miles of the ReNew the Earth Institute Phone
AmericInn Motel, Plover  715-342-1244
Best Western Plover Hotel & Conference Center, Plover 715-544-6200
Best Western Grand Seasons, Waupaca 715-258-9212
Blue Top Motel, Stevens Point 715-344-3434
Comfort Inn, Plover 715-342-0400
Comfort Suites, Stevens Point 715-341-6000
Country Inn and Suites, Stevens Point 715-345-7000
Elizabeth Inn, Plover 715-341-4414
Hampton Inn, Plover 715-295-9900
Point Motel, Stevens Point 715-344-8312

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Bed & Breakfasts

Bed and Breakfasts in GREEN are Travel Green certified.

A Victorian Swan on the Water, Stevens Point 715-345-0595
Amherst Inn, Amherst 715-824-2326
Appletree Lane, Waupaca 715-824-3107
Artha Sustainable Living Center, Amherst
Offers $5 discount for MREA course attendees
Crystal River B&B, Waupaca 715-258-5333
Dreams of Yesteryear, Stevens Point 715-341-4525
Ferg's Bavarian Village, Manawa 920-596-2946
Green Fountain Inn, Waupaca 715-258-5171
Lindsay House B&B, Manawa 920-596-3643
River Ridge Cabin, Amherst 715-824-5673
Walker's Barn, Waupaca 715-258-5235

Year-Round Camping

The MREA is pleased to offer camping at the ReNew the Earth Institute (REI) as a low-cost alternative to course attendees. The MREA campground includes 20 rustic tent sites nestled north of the Institute in a wooded area with raspberries, elderberries, and Norway pines. Please note that during The Energy Fair this camping area is closed but The Back 40 Campground accepts Energy Fair camping reservations. Please see for more information on The Back 40.

MREA On-Site Camping Map and Rules

Camping features include:

  • Woodchip path leading to indoor showers and toilets available to workshop attendees 24 hours a day, located on the north side of the North Education Building
  • Access to workshop kitchen located on the north side of the Main REI Building during office hours (roughly 8-5)
  • Access to permaculture courtyard
  • Picnic table at each site

Cost is $20/night. RV spaces are also available in the field in front of the REI for $20/night.

You may pay for camping by stopping at the MREA front desk upon arrival. Please visit the front desk to pick up your camping placard which indicates the nights you have paid for camping. Campfires and dogs are not allowed on site. 

Area Camping Information

Central WI Environmental Station
Cabin & Lodge Rental
, Amherst Junction
Hartman Creek State Park, Waupaca  888-947-2757 - 715-258-2372
Iola Pines Campground, Iola 715-445-3489
Portage County Parks (Emily, Jordan) 715-346-1433
Ridgewood Campground, Plover 715-344-8750
Rivers Edge Campground, Stevens Point 715-344-8058
Rustic Woods Campgrounds, Waupaca 715-258-2442
Waupaca Camping Park, Waupaca 715-258-8010
Wild West Campground, Amherst 715-824-5112