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Art and nature near New Buffalo vacation home rentals

Lake Michigan, part of the Great Lakes, is one of the natural wonders of America, and New Buffalo is the ideal location to enjoy all that it offers. New Buffalo vacation rentals are ideally situated so that you don't need to stray far to enjoy a wealth of exciting activities, such as taking a boat tour across the idyllic waters or heading inland on a horseback riding tour. The town boasts a fantastic beach, too—New Buffalo Public Beach—with wide, golden sands that you'd normally only expect to find on the coast.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near New Buffalo vacation homes

The New Buffalo Railroad Museum is one of the most popular attractions in the area. Across a range of exhibitions containing many fascinating artifacts, this charming museum takes you on a journey through the history of New Buffalo’s railroad, and there are also free tours available if you’d like a more in-depth experience. To unwind during your stay at New Buffalo vacation rentals, why not book yourself a day in one of the many spas for some serious pampering, or try your luck at the fabulous Four Winds Casino.

Activities

Activities near your New Buffalo summer rental

Thanks to its position on the shore of Lake Michigan, there are plenty of exciting water activities to try. The waves provide the opportunity to surf, windsurf, or kitesurf, with a choice of different schools offering lessons for beginners, as well as rental equipment for those who are more experienced. You'll also find a variety of boat tours available if you'd prefer to explore the lake in a more leisurely fashion, or you can charter a private fishing trip with your family and catch salmon and trout.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in New Buffalo vacation homes

Many of the most popular activities depend on Lake Michigan and warmer weather, so to take full advantage of the town’s prime lakeside location, New Buffalo vacation rentals are best booked in spring, summer, or fall rather than during the winter when temperatures are at their lowest. Summer is the most popular time to visit, with temperatures between June and August averaging around 80°F. The end of spring—April-May—and the start of fall—September-October—enjoy pleasant temperatures that hit as high as 60-75 degrees.

Natural features

Discover the diverse landscape of New Buffalo

New Buffalo is positioned directly on the shore of the breath-taking Lake Michigan. The calm waters not only provide stunning panoramas and the perfect way to enjoy the sunset, but also a wealth of fun activities—everything from fishing to sailing. Look inland and you’ll discover Galien River County Park, a beautiful 86-acre area of woods and marshland with the Galien River meandering through it. The elevated walkways provide an opportunity for a relaxing stroll through nature, and the observation platforms offer the chance to spot a variety of wildlife, including many migratory birds.

How to get there

Transportation to and around New Buffalo

The nearest airport is in South Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.), located 23.2 mi (37.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), which is 51.3 mi (82.6 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to New Buffalo Station.

Family friendly

Family fun near New Buffalo vacation homes

New Buffalo boasts many family-friendly attractions to enjoy on a trip. Vacation homes are available near places like Galien River County Park, a natural area with upland and wetland habitats, a boardwalk, and an overlook tower, and the New Buffalo Railroad Museum, a vast museum with exhibits on railway transportation and vintage trains. Kids will also like Hesston Steam Museum, a museum with a woodland train trip, steam-powered machines, and a blacksmith shop.

Good for couples

Romantic retreat near New Buffalo vacation homes

Couples can enjoy romantic experiences in New Buffalo. Vacation rentals can be found near locations like Kesling Nature Preserve, a charming parkland with acres of forested trails for hiking and bird-watching, and Chikaming Township Park & Preserve, a natural area with woods, prairies, and a lake. You'll also like the Galien River, a long river in the woods with opportunities for fishing and boating.

Where to stay around New Buffalo?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 923 vacation rentals near New Buffalo. From 639 Houses to 175 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near New Buffalo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Local: 1,006 vacation rentals
  • New Buffalo Railroad Museum: 999 vacation rentals
  • Warren Dunes State Park: 682 vacation rentals
  • Four Winds Casino New Buffalo: 1,013 vacation rentals
  • Blue Chip Casino: 970 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New Buffalo 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 New Buffalo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 639 Houses in New Buffalo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New Buffalo include:

  • Cabins: 175 rentals available
  • Cottages: 175 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 59 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in New Buffalo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 301 vacation rentals with pool available in New Buffalo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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