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Winter paradise at Burlington vacation home rentals

Burlington vacation rentals are an excellent choice for taking in all that this darling of a city offers. Perched on the shore of Lake Champlain, this New England university town offers the beauty of nature, exciting events and night life, and culture for all visitors seeking excitement or just a quiet weekend getaway. Escape to Burlington and leave your big-city worries behind while you lose yourself in the sounds of a jazz band, the soft white powder of a ski trail, or the beauty of the 13th largest lake in the U.S.A.

Things to do

Places to visit near Burlington vacation rentals

Burlington vacation rentals are right on the doorstep of some superb entertainment. Visit the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, take in a Minor-League baseball game at Centennial Field, ride the ferry to Port Kent, New York, or take the kids to the Echo Science Museum or the Ethan Allen Homestead. North Beach Park is found along the waterfront bike path—an easy bike ride from Downtown Burlington—and offers hiking and breathtaking views from its cliffs. Take home a local treasure from the Frog Hollow Craft Center, and after a long day of sightseeing, spend an evening with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra.

Activities

Things to do near Burlington vacation homes

There’s more to Burlington than boating, fishing, and swimming. This cosmopolitan city boasts fine restaurants, movie theaters, and a vibrant community of artists, academics, and writers. Jazz lovers shouldn’t miss the Discover Jazz Festival at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Burlington is also home to the University of Vermont; the birthplace of the rock band Phish. Fall foliage season is an ideal time to visit New England. Just over 200 miles from Boston, Burlington is a great destination for scenery along the route. Burlington vacation rentals are available all year round and they are perfectly located for all activities and attractions.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Burlington vacation homes

Burlington’s average temperatures range between 18°F in January and around 70°F in July. The city's location east of Lake Champlain sometimes accounts for localized snow squalls, and the annual snowfall averages 81.2 inches. Winter is a great time for skiing, while the spring, summer, and fall offer a chance to explore the region and take in the scenic beauty of New England. Parts of Lake Champlain freeze over in winter, and some winters, the entire lake surface freezes. In contrast, in summer, the lake temperatures reach around 70°F.

Natural features

Burlington: Lake Champlain’s gateway to Vermont

Burlington is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. It was built on a strip of land extending about 6 miles south from the mouth of the Winooski River along the lake shore, and rises from the water's edge to a height of 300 feet. A large ravine in what is now Downtown was filled in in the 19th century to make way for further development. While the port of Burlington on Lake Champlain today is primarily used by small crafts, it was once an important commercial and military port.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Burlington

Fly into Burlington, VT (BTV-Burlington Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.9 mi (4.6 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 18.1 mi (29.1 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Burlington?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 218 vacation rentals near Burlington. From 103 Houses to 53 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Burlington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Lake Champlain Ferry: 316 vacation rentals
  • University of Vermont: 308 vacation rentals
  • Church Street Marketplace: 316 vacation rentals
  • Waterfront Park: 319 vacation rentals
  • Burlington Boathouse: 314 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 103 Houses in Burlington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Burlington include:

  • Cabins: 53 rentals available
  • Cottages: 53 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 53 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 Burlington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 11 vacation rentals with pool available in Burlington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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