There’s something inherently nostalgic about lake houses. They’re the perfect place for annual fishing trips, romantic sunsets over the water, and memories of jumping right off the dock. From tranquil retreats to fun-filled adventures, you’ll find few places better suited to get together or disconnect from everyday life.
Booking your trip at a lake house rental vs. a hotel means that you won’t compete for space or lake views. Aside from the secluded, homey feel and spaciousness, many vacation rentals feature amenities that help you live your best lake life. Think private docks, canoes or kayaks, outdoor firepits, and more. No matter where you’re headed next, for the kind of tranquility that hotels just can’t accommodate, choose one of our lake cabin rentals.
Maryland’s largest freshwater lake is a beloved year-round destination, and it’s no wonder why. With dozens of nearby hiking trails, the aptly named Autumn Glory Festival in October, and ski resorts just a short drive away, our Deep Creek Lake rentals offer all-season activities for a memorable getaway. With a destination as popular as this, it pays to book a vacation rental vs. a hotel, where you can have your own slice of lakefront paradise.
Yes, swimming is allowed in Deep Creek Lake. The public beaches at Deep Creek Lake State Park are a great option for a day in the sun and sand.
No list of ideal lake house rental locations would be complete without brilliant blue Tahoe. As one of the purest lakes in the world—an incredible 99.9% purity—Tahoe is a must-see for any lake lover. And that’s not even to mention the abundant outdoor access and world-famous skiing and snowboarding. Whether you’re heading to Big Blue itself or nearby Lake Donner, a Lake Tahoe cabin rental is definitely a bucket list-topper.
Peppered with funky art towns and high-end communities, Lake Michigan offers different styles of getaways with one thing in common: they’re all located near one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes. Book your Lake Michigan cabin rental in Saugatuck for a healthy dose of local arts, farm-to-table restaurants, and craft beer. In the northwest (the pinky side of the “mitten”), you’ll find peaceful villages and beaches with giant sand dunes, perfect for watching the sunset over Lake Michigan.
A lakefront vacation in the Lone Star State means wide-open spaces and sprawling homes to (cowboy) boot. Our lake house rentals in Texas are head-turners, to say the least. Though Lake Travis is actually a human-made reservoir on the Colorado River, we won’t split hairs: the beautiful sunsets, famous barbecue, and short drive to Austin make our Lake Travis rentals beyond worth it.
Pack your bathing suit, because yes, you can swim in Lake Travis! From public parks on the lake itself to hidden-gem swimming holes, there are plenty of spots in the area to take a dip.
For a healthy dose of Appalachian charm and great fishing, travelers flock to Tennessee’s cleanest lake. Our Norris Lake rentals are a great spot for anglers to cast a line for bass, sunfish, walleye, and more. It’s a great place to slow things down and savor the simplicity of life, and you’ll find great choices like lake houses with boat docks. If you choose to venture out, beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park—the most-visited national park in the United States—is just a day trip away.
We know: we’ve already been to California on this list. But it’s worth a second look to talk about our Lake Arrowhead cabins in sunny SoCal, where you’ll find a quintessential lakeside town. And what better way to experience an area like a local than with a vacation rental? Hugged by the San Bernardino and Angeles National Forests, you’d never guess this town is just 80 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Stroll along the cute, Swiss-inspired streets of Lake Arrowhead Village, or attend one of the local events like farmers markets, the fall Oktoberfest, or an antique wooden boat show.