Destination guide

Head to the adventurous city of Washington

Enjoy the museums and other features of Washington. One of the city's many top draws is its university setting. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do

Water adventures, vineyards, and more at Geneva-on-the-Lake

Geneva-on-the-Lake vacation rentals are a smart option for families, friends, and couples looking to enjoy the many attractions. Fish for walleye and salmon or simply view the mesmerizing scenery aboard a charter cruise. Rent a kayak or water skis, or try a ‘polar bear’ plunge in the cold water. After a day at one of the Great Lakes, learn all about them at the Ashtabula Maritime Museum, a popular Geneva-on-the-Lake attraction. Stroll through lush vineyards and wineries—most are family friendly. If you’re visiting without children, take a scenic countryside ‘barrels and covered bridges’ tour.

Activities

Year-round action in Geneva-on-the-Lake

Geneva-on-the-Lake activities vary throughout the year. The summer months bring water activities of all kinds, from chartered fishing excursions, canoeing, and jet skiing, to family-friendly bumper boats, beach combing, and water parks. Late spring through early fall are perfect for outdoor activities like winery tours, hiking and picnicking in Geneva State Park, and even a helicopter tour. When cold weather brings you indoors, take cover in a roller-skating rink, penny arcade, or at Ashtabula Arts Center for exhibits and classes. You can also rent cross-country skis, snowboards, and snow shoes for outdoor fun.

Weather

4 seasons of fun in Geneva-on-the-Lake

Summer weather in Geneva-on-the-Lake makes it a popular time to visit. Lake Erie’s gentle waves, sandy shores, and fresh breezes entice swimmers, boaters, water-sports enthusiasts, and sun-worshippers from Memorial Day through Labor Day. If you want to experience the outdoors but not in the water, book your Geneva-on-the-Lake vacation rental during the spring or fall. These temperate days are ideal for families to explore popular Geneva State Park, take a day trip to Amish country, or tour the area’s many wineries during harvest season. Wintertime brings dramatic snowfall and the kind of sharp cold that calls for hot cocoa after a day in the white stuff.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Washington

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Washington is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Mount Tom State Park (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Flanders Nature Center (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Lake Waramaug State Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Glebe House Museum and The Gertrude Jekyll Garden (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Hollow Park (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Washington

The nearest airport is in Oxford, CT (OXC-Waterbury - Oxford), located 13 mi (20.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Danbury, CT (DXR-Danbury Municipal), which is 20.5 mi (33 km) away.

Where to stay around Washington?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 161 vacation rentals near Washington. From 101 Houses to 32 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Washington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Washington?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Washington:

  • Washington Depot: 136 vacation rentals
  • Litchfield: 161 vacation rentals
  • Lakeville: 24 vacation rentals
  • Falls Village: 150 vacation rentals
  • Bethel: 51 vacation rentals

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

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

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

  • Steep Rock Preserve: 227 vacation rentals
  • Institute for American Indian Studies Museum and Research Center: 221 vacation rentals
  • Lake Waramaug State Park: 279 vacation rentals
  • Mohawk Mountain Ski Area: 260 vacation rentals
  • Holley-Williams House Museum: 469 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 101 Houses in Washington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Washington include:

  • Cottages: 32 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 32 rentals available
  • Cabins: 32 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 Washington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 48 vacation rentals with pool available in Washington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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