Destination guide

"History's Hometown"

They don't call Auburn in upstate New York "History's Hometown" for nothing. While staying at an Auburn vacation rental, you can visit the former homes of iconic figures such as Harriet Tubman and William H. Seward who were instrumental in leading slaves to freedom, or the Willard Memorial Chapel which features staggeringly beautiful examples of Tiffany glasswork. The city lies close to the Finger Lakes, an outdoor playground which you can use for hiking along the trails, mountain biking and fishing. With state parks close by, there's no shortage of things to appeal to outdoorsy types.

Things to do

Discover iconic American figures

While you can certainly get the adrenaline pumping around these parts, you can also have a far more placid stay in Auburn. You can easily spend days exploring the town and the surrounding area's rich history. Take a look at the lives of Harriet Tubman and William H. Seward at their museum homes or visit the Fort Hill Cemetery which has been used by Native Americans for over a thousand years. If you're going to visit just one place, make it the Willard Memorial Chapel that has exquisite glasswork designed by Louis C. Tiffany, and is the only wholly unaltered Tiffany chapel still in existence.

Activities

Cool off in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes and state parks are right on the doorstep of your Auburn vacation rental. Here, you can jump on your mountain bike to ride along the rugged forest trails, or lace up your walking boots to hike by the shores of the lakes. In the summer, you can splash around in Owasco or Cayuga Lakes to cool off, or take to kayaks or paddleboards to glide across the waters in search of birdlife. The region also has a rich history in wine production, and you can savor any number of vintages at one of the local wineries.

Weather

Glorious sunny days during spring and summer

Though Auburn vacation rentals are readily available all year round, the spring and summer months are the busiest and best. Be sure to book one up early to avoid disappointment. During the sunny and hot days, you can spend time on and around the nearby lakes, relishing the shimmering landscape. Its elevated location means the nights can be chilly all year round so be sure to bring a sweater. While fall is quieter, hikes along the trails can be wonderfully scenic, thanks to the rich, fiery hues of the forests. And you can soon return to relax in the cozy restaurants and bars in Auburn.

Natural features

Bring the camera to Auburn

While there isn't much in the way of wildlife in Auburn itself, the nearby Finger Lakes supports a diverse list of species. Head out of your Auburn vacation rental to one of these bodies of water to spot falcons and hawks overhead. The heavy croaking of toads fills the night time silence, as does the hooting of owls. Fishing in the lake reveals a ton of marine species, from trout to spawning sturgeon as well as crayfish and Dungeness crabs. The forests are carpeted in wild flowers during the spring and early summer, while colorful butterflies swoop around the lakes.

How to get there

How to get to and around Auburn

The nearest airport is in Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.), located 26.1 mi (42 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Cortland, NY (CTX-Cortland County), which is 29.3 mi (47.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Auburn?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 234 vacation rentals near Auburn. From 137 Houses to 70 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Auburn for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Auburn?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Auburn. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fingerlakes Mall: 324 vacation rentals
  • Harriet Tubman Home: 302 vacation rentals
  • Fort Hill Cemetery: 301 vacation rentals
  • CJS Vineyards: 352 vacation rentals
  • Cayuga Museum of History and Art: 297 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Auburn?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 137 Houses in Auburn. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Auburn include:

  • Cabins: 70 rentals available
  • Cottages: 70 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 70 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Auburn?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Auburn. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.