Destination guide

Get away from it all at Allatoona Lake

Situated around 40 minutes by car from the bustling heart of Atlanta, Allatoona Lake is an expanse of natural beauty, with thousands of acres of shimmering water and countless miles of verdant shoreline. Its marinas can invariably be found packed with gently bobbing sailboats, while the surrounding fragrant forests are the ideal spot for a leisurely afternoon hike. Allatoona Lake vacation rentals range from cozy waterfront cottages to sprawling family estates, so you can tailor your trip to your precise wants and needs.

Things to do

Art near Allatoona Lake

Within reach of Allatoona Lake vacation rentals you'll find a host of attractions. For an immersive primer in local history, be sure to swing by the Allatoona Lake Visitor Center and Museum. Here you can learn all about the region's history, from the time of its first settlers, to its role in the Civil War, to the present day. A short drive from the lake's western shores will take you to the Booth Western Art Museum, home to one of the world's most comprehensive collections of western American art. Here you'll find an array of paintings, sculptures and contemporary artworks inspired by the region's first peoples, fur-trappers, mountain men and cowboys.


Aquatic adventures on Allatoona Lake

Allatoona Lake draws lovers of outdoor pursuits from far and wide. It's a veritable fishing hotspot, with crystal-clear waters teeming with largemouth bass, catfish, bream, sunfish and other highly prized catches. Boating, kayaking and paddle boarding are also popular local pastimes, with equipment rental available from any of the marinas dotted around the lake. In the sunny summer months, the soft golden sands of Bartow Beach are particularly alluring, with swimming, sunbathing and sandcastle building among the most popular ways to while away the hours.


Sizzling summer days around Allatoona Lake

Allatoona Lake vacation rentals are in particularly high demand in the peak summer months of June to August, when days are long, hot and sunny. Humidity can be quite intense at this time of year, so you might not want to exert yourself too much. Winters are relatively mild compared to much of the United States, with very little snowfall, but temperatures can hover around freezing at night-time. Spring and fall are great times to visit, with pleasantly warm weather ideal for hiking and other outdoor pursuits. Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the year, and a little higher than average in the US.

Natural features

Allatoona Lake's beautiful beasts and birds

Allatoona Lake's forested shorelines are home to an abundance of exquisite flora and fauna. Take a tranquil stroll down any of its pristine hiking trails, and you might catch sight of graceful deer, cute rabbits, busy-tailed racoons or even majestic black bears. On your walk you may be afforded views of ruggedly beautiful mountains or even the distant glittering Atlanta skyline. The lake is also a haven for birdwatchers, with a diverse range of enthralling species to be spotted here, such as osprey, horned owls and red-tailed hawks.

Where to stay around Allatoona Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 589 vacation rentals near Allatoona Lake. From 21 Cabins to 339 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Allatoona Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Allatoona Lake?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Allatoona Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Atlanta: 2,684 vacation rentals
  • North Georgia Mountains: 4,290 vacation rentals
  • Big Canoe: 169 vacation rentals
  • Marietta: 2,555 vacation rentals
  • Buckhead: 1,364 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Allatoona Lake! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Allatoona Lake?

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

  • Atlanta: 2,684 rentals
  • Big Canoe: 169 rentals
  • Marietta: 2,555 rentals
  • Alpharetta: 2,003 rentals
  • Jasper: 783 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Allatoona Lake?

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

  • SunTrust Park: 2,535 rentals
  • Red Top Mountain State Park: 187 rentals
  • Lakepoint Sports: 173 rentals
  • Cobb Galleria Centre: 2,586 rentals
  • Acworth Beach: 354 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Allatoona Lake listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.