Destination guide

Escape to Salisbury

This pretty lakeside town sits in the north of Connecticut, an idyllic corner of the state which promises an upscale and secluded retreat. Salisbury vacation rentals range from grand lakeside homes with private docks to secluded traditional farmhouses set in sprawling acres of privacy. This is the place to come to relax, hike though the New England countryside and mess about on the water. Lake Washinee and Lake Washining, as well as Lake Wononscopomuc offer great fishing and boating and, on warm sunny days, pleasing beaches, lake swimming and water skiing.

Things to do

Salisbury's fast-paced attraction

It might be surprising to find a race tack in this sleepy region, but Lime Rock Park is a historic motorsports venue in the nearby hamlet of Lakeville. This natural-terrain road racing track was a favorite of Paul Newman, who frequently visited the circuit. If you're lucky enough to time your visit to Salisbury when there's a race, do get tickets to go along and cheer in the stands. Otherwise, visitors are usually welcome to take a look around or watch the practice. Another surprising treat lies in store on Connecticut's Wine Trail. The state is home to dozens of vineyards, many of which are clustered around this northwest corner.


Take it slow in Salisbury

Salisbury is surrounded by rolling hills where you can hike through woodland, past babbling brooks. It's wonderful back country for hunting and fishing, or paddling about on the water. The town's sparkling Twin Lakes are known for trout and kokanee. Head to O'Hara's Landing to take out a boat for the day, or fish from the quiet shore. Neighboring Wononscopomuc Lake is the deepest in the state, and this vast swathe of glittering water holds plenty of fish for anglers to seek out. A guided fishing tour can be a good way to explore if you are new to the area.


Salisbury all year round

Walking through the New England backwoods in spring is a wonderful way to experience this state. The treetops are alive with birdsong and the delicate spring flowers push through to frame the wooded trails. In the summer, Salisbury's lakeside location really comes into its own, with opportunities to go boating and kayaking. On warm sunny days, the local beaches are great for soaking up some sunshine. Of course, the fall color attracts many visitors to this part of Connecticut. Then, come winter, as the snow falls, the trails are popular for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Natural features

Great outdoors near Salisbury

As well as the town's pretty lakes, the Housatonic River runs sleepily through town, offering more potential for anglers and kayakers. Some of the best local trails are just over the state line in Massachusetts, including the rolling hills of Bartholomew's Cobble and the picturesque mountain waterfalls of Bash Bish Falls, 15 minutes and 30 minutes from Salisbury vacation rentals respectively. The Taconic Range runs between the states, offering some attractive mountain hikes, so be sure to bring comfy walking boots to your Salisbury vacation rental.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Salisbury

Fly into Hudson, NY (HCC-Columbia County), the closest airport, located 24.3 mi (39.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Pittsfield, MA (PSF-Pittsfield Municipal), which is 29.2 mi (47 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Salisbury?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 248 vacation rentals near Salisbury. From 164 Houses to 41 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Salisbury for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Salisbury?

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

  • Lakeville: 23 vacation rentals
  • Copake Lake: 31 vacation rentals
  • Lee: 618 vacation rentals
  • Winsted: 29 vacation rentals
  • South Lee: 15 vacation rentals

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

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

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

  • Holley-Williams House Museum: 455 vacation rentals
  • Lime Rock Park: 427 vacation rentals
  • Scoville Memorial Library: 461 vacation rentals
  • Mount Frissell: 461 vacation rentals
  • Harney and Sons Tea Tasting Room: 459 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Salisbury 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 Salisbury?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 164 Houses in Salisbury. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salisbury include:

  • Cottages: 41 rentals available
  • Cabins: 41 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 41 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 Salisbury?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 37 vacation rentals with pool available in Salisbury. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.