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Highlights Lake Champlain

  • Fishing
  • Natural attractions
  • Bike path
  • Farmer’s market
  • Museum

Best Vacation Rentals in Lake Champlain

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South Hero, Lake Champlain
Vacation Rental • 797 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(10 reviews)
Quiet retreat for two adults! Heron Dance cottage is a unique and charming cottage furnished with antiques and comfortable furniture. Private, direct lakefront location–tip of very private Kibbe Point jutting out into Lake Champlain. Surrounded by 200 acres of lush meadows and lake shore. Great birding. Best fishing around right off point. Swim raft. Exceptional water quality. 25 minutes north of Burlington; 90 minutes south of Montreal. Cottage is fully equipped–sleeps two. Adjacent decks, lakeside decks and private lake access. Heated & insulated for 3 season rental. Pets considered f...
from $239 / night
Lake Champlain, Addison County
Vacation Rental • 1991 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(46 reviews)
7/1/22 : UPDATE - We are fully compliant with all local, state and federal safety protocols. Call /text Us for any questions, at 978-502-6282 . Be Well, Be Safe & We Look Forward to Having You as Our Guests!Beautiful Breathtaking New Lake Champlain Beach, Foliage, Honeymoon/Romantic, Ski, Spring & Fishing Escape!Our home is the perfect Lake, Foliage, Honeymoon/Romantic, Ski, Spring & Fishing Escape! Amazing 250' prime Lake Champlain waterfront luxurious with great swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, skiing and close to everything you might want to get out and explore from foli...
from $230 / night
Lake Champlain, Addison County
Vacation Rental • 850 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(38 reviews)
A new double Sealy mattress that I must say it just about perfect will add to an extraordinary sleep in the sticks! Welcome to a photographer's paradise. You'll hear crickets and owls and foxes..a fish jumping... the wind. the waves. This cottage is a funky, book filled, wildly romantic, cozy and colorful one bedroom (half opening to living room) with gas fireplace, full kitchen, (the microwave and some dishes are in the bedroom hutch!). covered pit right in front, with adirondack chairs if you don't feel like going down to the beach. Little look out and stairs down to the beach...
from $205 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Lake Champlain

$183for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$350 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Lake Champlain

28%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
41% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Lake Champlain

New England’s best kept secret

Lake Champlain is a freshwater glacial lake nestled inside the Champlain Valley in Vermont. The lake and valley region are situated between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont. The lake itself is quite massive in size, spanning over 125 miles from the Canadian Province of Quebec to Whitehall in central New York. There are endless outdoor activities to be enjoyed around the lake year-round, such as hiking, fishing, and boating. A trip here makes the perfect outdoor vacation destination for families, couples and nature lovers.

Finding your perfect Lake Champlain vacation rental

Enjoy a memorable getaway with your significant other, friends, or family on the tranquil shores of Lake Champlain. The lake is home to a wide variety of vacation rentals, each with their own appeal. Stay right on the shores of the lake, just a stone’s throw from the water, and enjoy scenic lake views from your own private balcony. Several rentals around the lake come with an outdoor sauna and jacuzzi to stay warm during the cooler months. The vast majority of lakeside rentals feature fully equipped kitchens, high-speed Wi-Fi, comfortable furnishings, and tasteful decor. With so many wonderful vacation rental options to choose from, you may never want to leave Lake Champlain!

Vacations in Lake Champlain

The area and getting around

Arriving in Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain spans a large area, with several cities and small towns along its shoreline. Plattsburgh Airport (New York), Burlington Airport (Vermont), and Saranac Lake Airport (New York) are the nearest airports to the lake. Some of these airports are smaller and only offer domestic flights, while others will offer more frequent flights and international options. If you plan to rent a car during your stay, car rental companies are available at all airports and in all the nearby major cities around the lake, including Burlington and Plattsburg.

Getting around Lake Champlain

With so much to see and explore in such a large region, you will need a car to get around the lake during your stay. Many of the points of interest are far apart and driving is required to get from place to place. Burlington and Plattsburgh, the two major cities along the lake, have walkable downtown areas which you can explore on foot.

Travelers and activities

Lake Champlain for fishing enthusiasts

Lake Champlain is famed for its excellent bass fishing and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing destinations in the United States. If you’re eager to catch some bass here, head to the southern end of the lake, which is known for its abundance of various types of bass, including smallmouth, largemouth, and rock bass. However, you can successfully fish anywhere throughout the lake which is known for its incredibly diverse fish community of yellow perch, white perch, northern pike, bluegill sunfish, and brown bullhead.

Lake Champlain for nature lovers

Lake Champlain is a nature lover’s playground, with endless opportunities to explore and discover the natural nearby surroundings. Visit the oldest and biggest natural attraction in the entire region, Ausable Chasm, a park with endless scenic vistas, nature trails, and waterfalls. You can go hiking, rafting, and rock climbing here. Guided tours are available for all adventure options around the park. Nature lover’s also won’t want to miss out on a visit to Waterfront Park, which is situated right in Burlington. Here you can explore the many walking trails, hike through forests, visit sandy beaches, and enjoy spectacular lake views.

Lake Champlain has 587 miles of shoreline, over 70 islands, and holds 6.8 trillion gallons of water!

Top 5 travel tips in Lake Champlain

1. Rent bikes and ride along the Burlington Bike Path

One of the best ways to explore the peaceful and scenic shoreline of Lake Champlain is by renting bikes and riding along the Burlington Bike Path. The paved bike path stretches for eight miles. The bike path is completely flat, so all levels of fitness will have no issues enjoying the ride. There are several great swim spots and marked scenic points along the path where you can make a quick pit stop, including North Beach, Leddy Beach, and Causeway.

2. Visit Point Au Roches State Park

This delightful lakeside state park and beach is situated in Plattsburgh. It’s a great place to explore the nature around the lake and offers endless walking trails, scenic views, wildlife, and a great beach for swimming in the summer months.

3. Peruse the Church Street Marketplace

When in Burlington, exploring the Church Street Marketplace is one of the top things to do. The award-winning outdoor shopping and dining mall stretches for four blocks. This area bustles with excitement and activity, and chances are that you’ll often stumble upon an event, live music, or some other fun surprise during a visit here. There are over 100 eclectic shops and spectacular eateries here to keep you entertained for quite a few hours.

4. Visit the Burlington Farmer’s Market

If you’ll be at the lake any time between April and October, be sure to check out the Burlington Farmer’s Market where you’ll find a collection of colorful vendors selling an interesting variety of goods. Stock up on seasonal local produce, find hand made crafts, jams, local honey, fresh-baked goods, and more! It’s fun to walk around and see what the local vendors and farmers are selling and the mood of the market is always lively.

5. Swim at Plattsburgh City Beach

During the summer months, a day spent at Plattsburgh City Beach is a must. The massive sandy shores and calm lake waters are perfect for a relaxing beach day. Bring your beach towels, sunscreen and a cooler full of snacks for a peaceful day here. You can stroll along the shoreline and safely swim far out into the water since there aren’t any currents or riptides. The beach is typically uncrowded and quiet, and you’ll see plenty of people flying their kites here.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Lake Champlain

On average, how much do vacation rentals on Lake Champlain cost?

Considering the average cost of $373 per night, Lake Champlain lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper on Lake Champlain?

Those who want to save as much as possible visit Lake Champlain in April, June, or May, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $328, $346, and $348 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive on Lake Champlain?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental on Lake Champlain, the most expensive months are, in order of highest to lowest, January, December and November, with average prices per night of $421, $416, and $405, respectively.

Is Lake Champlain a good location for a last-minute getaway?

It is better to plan ahead on Lake Champlain as only 20% of the accommodations are available throughout the year, according to last year's data.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The months when it's the easiest to find available accommodation on Lake Champlain are May (the average amount of properties that are free reached 44% of the total last year), January (28%), and March (26%).

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have on Lake Champlain?

Holidu has 320 properties on Lake Champlain, provided by 2 different partners.

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