Vacation rentals in Seneca Lake

Vacation rentals in Seneca Lake

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Highlights Seneca Lake

  • Nature parks
  • Wine trail
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

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Vacation Rental for 6 Guests in Seneca Lake, Yates County
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Seneca Lake, Yates County
Vacation Rental • 990 ft² • 1 Bedroom
9.8
(69 reviews)
1920’s Country Cottage. Whether seeking picture postcard sunrise or moonlight dancing across the water, this cozy & economical Westside Seneca Lake getaway will create memories for years to come. Accommodating up to 4, includes one oversized bedroom with two queen beds and a queen size sleeper sofa in living room. Fully equipped, hand crafted pine paneling, refrigerator, gas stove, microwave oven, washer, dryer and kerosene heat for winter getaways and features large windows, Dutch door, screened-in porch, level grassy lot, firepit& lakeside lot w/dock. Walking distance to two local...
from $208 / night
Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in Seneca Lake, Ontario County
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Seneca Lake, Ontario County
Vacation Rental • 4 Guests • 1 Bedroom
9.8
(21 reviews)
Located in Geneva's historic district, Park House Geneva is a unique property that features 4 handsomely appointed one-bedroom suites with full kitchens. Built in 1825 and now fully renovated, Park House is just a few blocks walk to Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the restaurants and shops of downtown Geneva, and the picturesque shores of Seneca Lake. While each suite is different, all offer an inviting combination of charm, comfort and convenience.If you are interested in renting a single family row house in historic Pulteney Park, please view 58 Park at VRBO Listing #778292 available y...
from $262 / night
Vacation Rental for 6 Guests in Seneca Lake, Yates County
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Seneca Lake, Yates County
Vacation Rental • 1195 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
9.1
(132 reviews)
Romantic Seneca Lake Waterfront Escape/Hot Tub/Wine Trail/PetsWelcome to the coziest cottage on Seneca's west side. Completely remodeled in October, 2018 - inside and out. This cottage is in a very private and quiet setting. All new floors, roof, porch roof, and boathouse roof in fall of 2018. Enjoy the awesome views from the hot tub overlooking the lake. There is large screen cable TV and high speed wireless Internet. The front of the cottage has an awesome view of the lake through a mostly glass wall. That view is accessible from most of the cottage. Dinner with the family or breakfast at...
from $338 / night

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Current Vacation rental prices Seneca Lake

$409for 25 May - 1 Jun
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Current vacation rental availability Seneca Lake

15%for 25 May - 1 Jun
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Vacation rentals in Seneca Lake

A Finger Lakes region retreat

Seneca Lake is the largest of the Finger Lakes in central-west New York. The area is a nature lover’s paradise and is perfect for anyone seeking a little bit of peace and tranquility. Seneca Lake offers a wide range of attractions from countless wineries and vineyards, to water sports, fishing, nature preserves, and more. It’s a magnificent destination option for families, couples, and outdoor enthusiasts. Come spend a few days exploring the lake region as you refresh your body and mind in the calming natural atmosphere.

Finding your perfect Seneca Lake retreat

Step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a stay at a peaceful lakeside vacation rental at Seneca Lake. The lake offers a wide range of accommodation options, varying in size, style, and location, with a little something for every type of traveler. Choose a vacation rental with a large green yard space, surrounded by trees and silence except for the chirping of birds. Or, stay on the lake’s edge with a vacation rental that has a private balcony where you can enjoy beautiful views of the water. Treat yourself to an upscale vacation rental with luxury amenities. Oversized rentals are available for large groups and families. There are numerous pet-friendly rentals for anyone bringing a pet along for the trip.

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The area and getting around

Arriving in Seneca Lake

Seneca Lake is served by two nearby regional airports: Elmira Corning Regional Airport and Finger Lakes Regional Airport. Both of these airports are small and only offer a limited number of flights. The nearest major airport to Seneca Lake is Rochester International Airport, which is around a 45-minute drive from Seneca Lake. You can rent a car in Rochester and easily drive yourself to the lake.

Getting around Seneca Lake

Seneca Lake encompasses a massive area, with a circumference of 107 miles. Many of the points of interest and attractions are spread all around the lake shore and require a private car to reach. You can easily explore the majority of the lakeside area attractions in a time-span of 2 or 3 days with a car.

Travelers and activities

Seneca Lake for fishing enthusiasts

If you enjoy fishing, Seneca Lake is the right place. It is known as “The Lake Trout Capital of the World,” with an incredible selection of trout varieties, such as brown trout, rainbow trout, and landlocked salmon. You can also find pike, bass, and perch. Many fishing enthusiasts claim that the southern tip of the lake is the best place for trout fishing, but you can find great fishing all over the lake. You can either charter a fishing tour with a variety of charter companies, or you can cast a line from your own boat or from the shore.

Seneca Lake for wine lovers

The climate in Seneca Lake makes the lakeside land the most ideal place for growing grapes in the entire Finger Lakes region. The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is home to over 40 wineries and vineyards, which attract over 600,000 wine-loving visitors per year! Spend a few days winery hopping and sampling the various wines grown around the lake. For excellent wines, a friendly staff, and a beautiful tasting room experience, try Lakewood Vineyards. Miles Wine Cellars and Villa Bellangelo are two other popular winery choices to visit and try out.

The floor of Seneca Lake stretches 200 feet below sea level!

Top 5 travel tips in Seneca Lake

1. Explore Watkins Glen State Park

This breathtakingly beautiful park is good to visit any time of the year. It is a dense, lush forest in the summer months, with colorful foliage in the autumn, and dusted with white snow in the winter months. There are several scenic hiking trails and a vast number of waterfalls that can be visited here.

2. Stroll through the Finger Lakes National Forest

The Finger Lakes National Forest is set just a few miles to the east of the lake. The spectacular forest is rarely ever crowded, and most visitors report having the whole place to themselves. Take a peaceful walk along one of the many walking trails, and enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful natural scenery.

3. Enjoy water sports

One of the best ways to experience the lake is to get out on the water. There are numerous water sports options for enjoying the water. You can rent kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, tubes, or jet skis. Boating is extremely popular at the lake, with sail boats and pontoons available for rent as well. You can also charter a boat tour to experience the lake in the hands of a professional guide.

4. Visit the nearby small-town of Seneca Falls

Seneca Falls is a small town with a lot to do. This historic town is home to a variety of attractions, including the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, which is well worth a visit. There are several good restaurants on Fall Street where you can grab a bite to eat, or you can grab a packed lunch to-go at Sauder’s Store.

5. See incredible wildlife at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

This incredible 10,000-acre wildlife refuge is a little hidden oasis near Seneca Lake. Here you can discover a variety of wildlife, mainly bird species, such as bald eagles, heron, egrets, and more. You can drive or walk through the reserve, stopping along the way to spot different wildlife species and scenic viewpoints.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Seneca Lake

How much did it cost for a vacation rental on Seneca Lake last year?

Based on last year, Seneca Lake had an average price of $424 per night, a relatively high one for a destination in the USA.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals on Seneca Lake?

Those who want to save as much as possible visit Seneca Lake in March, May, or April, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $377, $385, and $394 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental on Seneca Lake?

Last year, the month that offered the highest average prices on Seneca Lake was November, with an average price of $480 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of $446, and then October, with $436.

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

When visiting Seneca Lake, we recommend you to plan ahead as 82% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

The most available months are, on average, January (with an availability of 47%), February (40%), and December (37%), according to the trends observed in the prior year.

How many rentals are there on Seneca Lake?

Our catalog features around 320 properties from 2 partners, giving you plenty of choices when searching for your next dream vacation rental!

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