Destination guide

Natural splendor near vacation homes in Adirondack Mountains

From outdoor adventure in the snow to snuggling by a crackling fire in a cozy lodge, the Adirondack Mountains are the perfect place for a winter getaway, but there’s more to this vibrant region than that. With towering peaks, glistening lakes, and verdant valleys, the Adirondack Mountains are home to a natural playground for fun and adventure in every season, all within reach of vacation home rentals.


Heritage surrounds vacation homes in Adirondack Mountains

Historic sites and museums can be found throughout the Adirondack Mountains, giving you easy access to the area’s heritage from local vacation homes. Fort Ticonderoga, a historic 18th-century fort with war reenactments, antique weapons, and vibrant gardens, and the Adirondack Experience, a museum on Blue Mountain Lake with scenic grounds and hands-on history exhibits, are great educational entertainment. Fort William Henry, a museum and British fort with a lake and historic reenactments, and the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum, which has displays for the winter Olympic games and artifacts of winter sports, are also interesting historic destinations.

Things to do

Fun for all seasons in Adirondack Mountains vacation homes

From alpine destinations to cultural attractions, the Adirondack Mountains have limitless opportunities for fun and adventure. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Whiteface Mountain, a prominent peak with a ski resort and hiking trails to the summit, or Adirondack Park, a forested mountain area with skiing, hiking, nature walks, and a shimmering lake for water activities. The Ausable Chasm, a scenic canyon with tours, cliff hikes, mountain biking, and river rafting is a unique natural feature that’s great for outdoor adventurers. In warm months, Lake George is the perfect spot for challenging hikes through the dense woods and swimming, fishing, or kayaking in the water.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near Adirondack Mountains cabin rentals

Regardless of the season, the Adirondack Mountains are a paradise for outdoor adventurers. In winter, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, winter hiking, snow tubing, ice climbing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing are popular ways to explore the landscape. Spring and fall bring colorful blooms and bold autumn foliage to bird-watching, wildlife spotting, hiking and biking through the forests, and nature walks. In the heat of summer, cooling off with white-water rafting, swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, and waterskiing in the lake are popular activities. No matter what you enjoy, vacation rentals put you in the center of the landscape to explore to your heart’s content.

Food and drink

Best cuisine in the Adirondack Mountains

Home to agricultural and culinary traditions that focus on fresh ingredients straight from the water and soil, the Adirondack Mountains offer a unique dining experience that pairs the flavors of the forest with chef-inspired dishes. From gastropubs with seasonal recipes to family-friendly dining in cozy alpine-themed restaurants, the cuisine in the Adirondack Mountains is suited to every taste. Craft breweries, wineries, and vineyards throughout the region also bring unique flavors that complement your meal, all within reach of your summer rental.

Family friendly

Family fun near Adirondack Mountains vacation homes

The Adirondack Mountains have many family-friendly places that are fun for children and adults alike. Vacation rentals can be found near Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark, a theme park and waterpark with a lake and thrill rides, and the Wild Center, a nature center that explores the flora and fauna in the region with nature trails. The High Falls Gorge is ideal for children, due to its easy nature trails and glass-floor walkways to beautiful waterfalls. In winter, Santa’s Workshop, North Pole, NY is a kid-friendly attraction with a yuletide theme, kiddie rides, reindeer feedings, and a meeting with Santa.

Where to stay around Adirondack Mountains?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,672 vacation rentals near Adirondack Mountains. From 705 Cabins to 1,374 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Adirondack Mountains are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Adirondack Mountains?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Adirondack Mountains. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Warrensburg: 546 vacation rentals
  • Canada: 31,162 vacation rentals
  • Lake George: 584 vacation rentals
  • Ontario: 8,659 vacation rentals
  • Vermont: 4,427 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Adirondack Mountains! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Adirondack Mountains?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Adirondack Mountains:

  • Warrensburg: 546 rentals
  • Lake George: 372 rentals
  • Lake Placid: 560 rentals
  • South Hero: 238 rentals
  • Saratoga Springs: 455 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Adirondack Mountains?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Adirondack Mountains are:

  • Plattsburgh, NY (PLB-Clinton County): 252 vacation rentals
  • Lake Placid, NY (LKP): 595 vacation rentals
  • Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK): 510 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Adirondack Mountains?

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

  • Lake George Beach: 496 rentals
  • Saratoga Race Course: 534 rentals
  • Grand Isle State Park: 343 rentals
  • Upstate Concert Hall: 476 rentals
  • Ausable Chasm: 322 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Adirondack Mountains listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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