Destination guide

Year-round getaway in Lake Ariel

Lake Ariel offers a true all-year-round escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with serene tranquility, and outdoor life surrounded by stunning scenery. Almost all Lake Ariel vacation rentals are within easy access of the lakes and the region’s top attractions, so whether you’re an active family wanting to try out the watersports and experience the local wildlife, or a couple looking for a romantic getaway surrounded by beautiful landscapes, Lake Ariel makes the perfect retreat.

Things to do

Lake Ariel—go wild for the wildlife

Kids will love the lions and tigers at the Claws ’N’ Paws Wild Animal Park or the water slides and go-karts at the Costa’s Family Fun Park. But there’s plenty of real wildlife to be seen in the outdoors, too, from turtles and raccoons, to bears and deer. In the winter, skiers flock to Camelback Mountain and Ski Big Bear, while in the summer, the many watersports centers are great places to learn to waterski or kayak. Whatever the season, auto-racing fans can pick up the pace at the speedy Pocono Raceway, and if all this sounds too busy, you can sit back and take in the scenery aboard one of the Stourbridge Line Train Excursions.


Watersports and hiking in Lake Ariel

Lake Ariel is a watersports haven; with everything from sailing and kayaking to wake boarding and waterskiing. Or why not slow the pace and cast a line or two? Bass and perch are a popular catch here, but Lake Ariel isn’t just about the water. Head to the surrounding woodland for some amazing hikes and bike rides—you might even spot a deer or raccoon. With many ski resorts nearby, skiing is a popular winter pastime. And after an active day in the outdoors, you’ll have the warmth of a fire and a comfortable place to kick back in one of the many Lake Ariel vacation rentals.


Fresh air abounds in Lake Ariel

Lake Ariel has a cool climate, with the spring and summer months heating up to the high 60s, and winters being cold enough for snow and winter sports. This makes Lake Ariel an ideal all-year-round destination for outdoor activities and for exploring the surrounding nature. Of course, for those who enjoy the great outdoors and eating among the stars, summer is the best time to book Lake Ariel vacation rentals. With all that healthy fresh air, a good night’s sleep here is guaranteed!

Natural features

Nature’s playground in Lake Ariel

Located in northeastern Pennsylvania, Lake Ariel beckons as an all-year-round playground. Lose yourself in the rugged, wild tree-covered mountains and woodlands, explore the rich and varied flora and fauna, or travel the calm waters of the many spectacular, mirror-like lakes in the region. Lake Ariel vacation rentals range from woodland log cabins to lakeside chalets, and are the perfect base for both exploring the surrounding area or for just getting away from the stresses and strains of daily life.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Lake Ariel

Fly into Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Scranton Intl.), the closest airport, located 18.5 mi (29.8 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lake Ariel?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 484 vacation rentals near Lake Ariel. From 342 Houses to 69 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 Ariel for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park: 657 vacation rentals
  • Bushkill Falls: 379 vacation rentals
  • Promised Land State Park: 1,024 vacation rentals
  • Mt. Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center: 687 vacation rentals
  • Elk Mountain Ski Resort: 82 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Ariel 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 Lake Ariel?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 342 Houses in Lake Ariel. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Ariel include:

  • Cabins: 69 rentals available
  • Cottages: 69 rentals available
  • Chalets: 49 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 Lake Ariel?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 268 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Ariel. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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