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Lazy days in a leisurely lakeside setting

Located in northwestern Vermont, the quaint, 18th-century town of Charlotte offers a rural landscape you won't soon forget. Nestled in the lush Champlain Valley, and along the shores of Lake Champlain's deep blue waters, thick forests give way to dramatic, rolling green hills. As you'll soon discover, there's no such thing as a bad time for booking a Charlotte vacation rental, as the pastoral setting lends itself to a host of year-round recreational activities. Make sure you also set aside time to explore the quaint villages of East and West Charlotte, home to an array of charming boutiques and eateries.

Things to do

When nature calls: wandering through the wilderness

There's still plenty of nature to enjoy at the Charlotte Park and Wildlife Refuge, a 290-acre property featuring woodlands, wetlands, and trails for skiing, hiking, and horseback riding. Looking for a challenge? Hike up 950 feet to the summit of Mount Philo for sweeping views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. After that workout, you've earned a treat, such as a glass of vino at the Charlotte Village Winery. Before returning to your Charlotte vacation rental, stop by the Charlotte Berry Farm, where colorful strawberries, raspberries, black raspberries, and blueberries are ripe for the picking.


Boats, bikes, beaches, and everything in between

The sun is shining, so what better time to leave the comfort of your Charlotte vacation rental for a series of adventures? Start by chartering a boat for an afternoon of fishing on Lake Champlain, or simply embark on a leisurely sailing and sightseeing session. If you haven't quite earned your sea legs, you can still appreciate the lake's beauty with a bike ride along the waterfront or a picnic on the lakeside beach. When Jack Frost and winter are nipping at your nose, the town offers opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice-skating on a frozen pond.


From sand in your toes to snowflakes on your nose

If you're visiting Charlotte from December through March, find someone to snuggle with, as conditions frequently drop below freezing and a torrent of snow blankets the region. It's still chilly in the spring, with highs barely climbing into the low 40s and mid-50s. The town finally warms up in the summer when the mercury reaches the high 70s and low 80s, and its partnered with plenty of sunshine. But summer is also the wettest season, with June through July seeing nearly 4 inches of rain each month. Temperatures cool off again in the autumn, dipping into the 50s and 40s.

Natural features

There's something fishy here: Charlotte's wildlife scene

Charlotte's countryside is more than just a pretty picture, as locals work orchards, dairies, berry farms, and vineyards for a living. Wildlife, such as white-tailed deer, raccoons, foxes, and bobcats also call the region's rural landscape home, as they roam across rolling hills, pastures, fields, meadows, and forests. The peaceful coves and bays of Lake Champlain offer a peaceful setting for Charlotte's shoreline. But beneath the lake's surface, the waters are bustling with activity, as trout, walleyes, and salmon swim about.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Charlotte

Fly into Burlington, VT (BTV-Burlington Intl.), the closest airport, located 11.7 mi (18.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Plattsburgh, NY (PBG-Plattsburgh Intl.), which is 27.4 mi (44.1 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Charlotte?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 209 vacation rentals near Charlotte. From 94 Houses to 59 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Charlotte for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Charlotte Village Winery: 268 vacation rentals
  • Mt. Philo State Park: 358 vacation rentals
  • Ausable Chasm: 320 vacation rentals
  • Lake Champlain Ferry: 313 vacation rentals
  • Essex Junction-Burlington Station: 596 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 94 Houses in Charlotte. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Charlotte include:

  • Cottages: 59 rentals available
  • Cabins: 59 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 59 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Charlotte?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 vacation rentals with pool available in Charlotte. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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