Destination guide

An oil-boom town that's now rich in lakeside livin'

Conroe's a booming southeastern Texas town that's grown real big right quick. Houston's about 40 miles over yonder, and just north, you've got scenic Lake Conroe and the sprawling Sam Houston National Forest. In the 1930s, it had a brief heyday as an oil boom town, and much of that past is still present in Conroe's authentic downtown. Since then, people have come here for some life-on-the-lake leisure and livin', Texas style. And y'all can experience it for yourself with a Conroe vacation rental on the water or right in town.

Things to do

Come hell or high water, ya gotta go to Lake Conroe

Visit the place with the cutest name, Candy Cane Park, to learn about the area's history at the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County. Those warm Texas nights make Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion the perfect outdoor performance space for rockin' out to some live country music. Antiquers will adore Conroe Central Market's vintage collector items. And the kicker is Lake Conroe, which, like all other things in Texas, is big. Many Conroe vacation rentals are on or near this 21,000-acre lake, where you can jet-ski, boat, fish, swim or hike to your lil' heart's content.

Activities

Live it up at the lake with some brisket and a side of beer

Git yer taste of Texas at one of the restaurants in Conroe's historic downtown, which also has galleries and boutiques in restored buildings. There are a whole lotta craft breweries where you can wash down your BBQ brisket and pecan pie with an icy cold beer. If you're fixin' to get outdoors, there are parks, golf courses and outdoor performance spaces. Lake Conroe's the outdoor mecca of the area, with heaps of activities to do near or in the water. Conroe's also home to the Montgomery County Fair in April, which has rides, a rodeo, live music and a cookoff.

Weather

If you don't like the weather, wait a minute

OK, it's hot here, but when the occasional thunderstorm passes through, it sticks around just long enough to cool you off. Most rain falls in May, October and November, and snow is a no-show. Temps rarely dip below 40 in the winter, and in the summer, you're fixin' to get some hot, humid weather, with highs in the 90s. And because that's perfect weather for swimming, boating and fishing in Lake Conroe, expect it to be as busy as a one-legged man at a butt-kicking contest. Fall and spring bring right-pleasant temps in the mid 60s and 70s.

Natural features

Angling to fish or game for a hunt? Conroe's the place

Conroe's a sprawling city where the flat landscape lets you see for miles. The vast area is a cross between piney forests, grassy plateaus and the coastal plains of the Gulf of Mexico. To the west is the San Jacinto River and Lake Conroe, and to the north is Sam Houston National Forest. Woodpeckers, ducks, boars, deer and wolves live here in large numbers. If you're angling to fish, expect to hook some catfish or largemouth bass. Hunting is popular in these parts, so if that's your game, you'll find deer, ducks and more.

How to get there

How to get to and around Conroe

The nearest airport is in Houston, TX (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental), located 23.5 mi (37.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby), which is 46.7 mi (75.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Conroe?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 282 vacation rentals near Conroe. From 95 Houses to 7 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Conroe for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Conroe:

  • Walden on Lake Conroe: 94 vacation rentals
  • Lake Houston: 31 vacation rentals
  • April Sound: 33 vacation rentals
  • Seven Coves: 25 vacation rentals
  • Grogan's Mill: 29 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 Conroe?

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

  • Conroe Regional Medical Center: 357 vacation rentals
  • Conroe Outlet Mall: 312 vacation rentals
  • Crighton Theatre: 337 vacation rentals
  • 7 Acre Wood: 311 vacation rentals
  • Heritage Museum of Montgomery County: 335 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 95 Houses in Conroe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Conroe include:

  • Cabins: 7 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 122 rentals available
  • Cottages: 7 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Conroe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 194 vacation rentals with pool available in Conroe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.