Find the best place to stay — Upstate New York

Where to stay around Upstate New York?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 3,051 vacation rentals near Upstate New York. From 1,170 houses to 827 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Upstate New York for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Upstate New York?

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

  • Pennsylvania: 5,369 vacation rentals
  • Finger Lakes: 1,661 vacation rentals
  • Adirondack Mountains: 2,359 vacation rentals
  • Toronto: 1,107 vacation rentals
  • Ontario: 6,703 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Upstate New York! 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 Upstate New York?

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 Upstate New York:

  • Toronto: 1,107 rentals
  • Niagara Falls: 543 rentals
  • Niagara Falls: 76 rentals
  • Erie: 26 rentals
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake: 409 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 Upstate New York?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Upstate New York are:

  • Finger Lakes Regional Airport (0G7): 400 vacation rentals
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF): 92 vacation rentals
  • Niagara District Airport (YCM): 422 vacation rentals

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

Rent a House in Upstate New York

Upstate New York is filled with fun things to do and interesting places to visit, making it a great destination for a relaxing vacation. When visiting, consider staying in a house, cottage or cabin, many of which include features like an outdoor barbecue, internet access and a fireplace.

Food and Drinks

Whether you're staying in Buffalo, Rochester or some other area in Upstate New York, there are plenty of delicious eateries to choose from.

Castaway's is a waterfront restaurant in Angola that specializes in seafood and other American Cuisine dishes. Some of the premier dishes that can be found here include Tasty Jumbo Fried Sea Clams and a Deep Fried Haddock Filet Fish Sandwich. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing, while the views are spectacular.

Cafe Kubal is situated in Syracuse, New York, and is one of the best cafes in all of Upstate New York. Their menu is filled with tasty breakfast foods and sumptuous coffee drinks. Pair the breakfast burrito with an Eastwood Coffee for a great start to your day.

Outdoor Activities

Throughout all of Upstate New York, there are a variety of fun and adventurous outdoor activities to partake in.

Watkins Glen State Park is the place to be if you love to hike, fish or just spend time outdoors. Located nearby Seneca Lake, this park is home to 19 waterfalls and consists of many long and winding hiking trails, all of which provide some amazing views. Fishing, hiking and hunting are all possible throughout this 1,000-acre park.

Art Roscoe Ski & Mountain Bike Area is the perfect destination for skiers and bikers. This area consists of several ski trails, including Patterson and the lengthy Ridge Run. During the winter months, take out your skis and partake in some fun cross-country skiing. Throughout the summer months, these trails are perfect for mountain biking.

Golf

Whether you're a golf novice or seasoned expert, Upstate New York is home to many fantastic golf courses. These courses will test your skills and bring out your competitive nature.

Durand-Eastman Park Golf Course is one of the more picturesque courses in all of Upstate New York. As the winds come off Nearby Lake Ontario, you'll have to account for wind speed if you want to get a low score. However, the fairways are wide and the greens in great shape, so scoring well shouldn't be too difficult.

Capital Hills at Albany is a winding golf course filled with low scoring opportunities, as well as bunkers and other hazards to look out for. The greens are smooth and contain relatively easy pin placement, which allows even beginners to flourish.

Weather

Though the weather somewhat depends on the area you visit in Upstate New York, average temperatures during the winter months can dip below freezing, while average temps during the summer are in the high 70's. The best time of year to visit would be in the spring and fall seasons, particularly early spring and late fall. Crowds are at their smallest, and the humid summer air won't impact how you spend your day.

How to Get There

There are many ways that you can travel to Upstate New York. For instance, consider renting a private car or rental car if you want to drive in comfort and luxury. If you would rather fly, the airport you travel through primary depends on where you're staying in Upstate New York. The main airports in this area include the Albany International Airport and the Greater Binghamton Airport. Other available modes of transportation to and from Upstate New York include the Greyhound Bus system and Amtrak.

Attractions In and Around Upstate New York

First time in Upstate New York and looking for places to see? Local attractions include Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Buffalo Zoo and Aquarium of Niagara. Don't miss landmarks such as The Egg and Boldt Castle and unique cultural highlights like Erie Canal Museum and Museum of Science and Technology. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Lake George Dog Beach and Sandy Island Beach State Park or experience the natural beauty of Saratoga Spa State Park and Congress Park. If you have extra time, you might want to explore the campuses of Syracuse University and University of Rochester. Don't forget to buy tickets if you want to attend a game or event at Carrier Dome or NYSEG Stadium. Other popular places to visit in town include Roberson Museum and Science Center, New York State Museum and Everson Museum of Art.