Destination guide

Lazy days on Lake Champlain

Nestled in the verdant Champlain Valley, and straddling the state border between New York and Vermont, Lake Champlain is a spectacular expanse of fresh water, with over 200 miles of blissfully unspoiled shoreline to explore. Visitors flock here during the summer to enjoy lazy days of swimming and sunbathing. But there's also no end of things to see and do when the weather's not so fine _ from shopping in bustling town markets, to marveling at well-preserved 19th-century churches. There's an eclectic array of Lake Champlain vacation rentals to stay in, from remote log cabins to chic apartments in the bustling lakeside city of Burlington, Vermont.

Things to do

Lake Champlain's verdant vineyards

You'll find an eclectic array of attractions within easy reach of your Lake Champlain vacation rental. All around the lake sit verdant vineyards and dense cider orchards, award-winning wineries and family-run distilleries. On the lake's eastern shore lies the compact but cosmopolitan city of Burlington. Its Church Street Historic District is a must for architecture buffs, with beautifully maintained Art Deco, Italianate, and Queen Anne-style buildings. Nearby Church Street Marketplace is a pristine, pedestrianized shopping and dining destination, jam-packed with quirky boutiques, hip caf_s, and irresistible eateries.


First-rate fishing and heavenly hikes in Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is teeming with freshwater fish, making it one of the top spots in North America for bass fishing tournaments. If you lack the patience for angling, you might enjoy the more immediate pleasure of renting your own sail boat or kayak, and taking in the sensational scenery at your leisure. If you're after some real exertion, ascend New York State's Hurricane Mountain for breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the nearby High Peaks. If that sounds a little too much like hard work, the flat but equally enchanting terrain of the Lake Champlain islands is ideal for a bike ride or leisurely stroll.


Enjoy all the seasons around Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain's continental climate generally ensures hot summer weather, particularly in the peak months of July and August. Naturally, Lake Champlain vacation rentals are in high demand at this time, so be sure to book well in advance if you're thinking of visiting then. It usually remains pleasantly mild throughout September and much of October, and the burnt-orange fall foliage makes this another popular time to visit. From December until February, sub-freezing temperatures and snowfall are a common occurrence.

Natural features

Beautiful birds and mammals around Lake Champlain

Lake Chamberlain is a haven for birdwatchers, with over 300 species either making their home here, or passing through the region as they migrate. During a day of lakeside hiking, you might also encounter wild mammals such as white-tailed deer, chipmunks, beavers, or even the odd majestic black bear. If you fancy catching the natural spectacle of leaf-peeping season, mid-September to mid-October is the best time to visit. Take a boat trip across the lake for breathtaking views of golden-hued forests in all their fall splendor.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lake Champlain?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 699 vacation rentals near Lake Champlain. From 342 Houses to 221 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Champlain for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Champlain?

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

  • Waterbury: 991 vacation rentals
  • Warrensburg: 543 vacation rentals
  • Canada: 30,859 vacation rentals
  • Lake George: 573 vacation rentals
  • Vermont: 4,379 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Champlain! 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 Lake Champlain?

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 Lake Champlain:

  • Waterbury: 991 rentals
  • Warrensburg: 543 rentals
  • Lake George: 370 rentals
  • Lake Placid: 553 rentals
  • South Hero: 240 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 Lake Champlain?

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

  • Plattsburgh, NY (PLB-Clinton County): 252 vacation rentals
  • Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG): 325 vacation rentals
  • Burlington International Airport (BTV): 400 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 Lake Champlain?

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

  • Lake George Beach: 490 rentals
  • Grand Isle State Park: 340 rentals
  • Ausable Chasm: 320 rentals
  • Lake Champlain Ferry: 313 rentals
  • Killington Resort: 564 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Champlain 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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