Boasting more than 100 miles of shoreline and a reputation as the "Queen of American Lakes," Lake George stretches between Ticonderoga and Lake George in Adirondack State Park. Sandy beaches, towering peaks, and over 300 islands offer an idyllic backdrop for outdoor adventure, though visitors hoping to enjoy the lake at a slower pace will find loads of ways to do exactly that. Whether you're looking for a quiet base for a romantic getaway or a vacation house with room for the family and then some, Lake George rentals hit the spot. Here's what's on the menu for travelers looking for vacation home rentals at Lake George.

Lake George lakefront rentals

It's perhaps unsurprising that some of the most sought-after places to stay are those Lake George vacation rentals on the water. These lakefront rentals often feature a private boat dock – giving you every excuse to rent a boat from one of the lake's marinas and craft your own on-the-water adventure. Jet skis, water skis, wakeboards, and more are also available, so it really will be up to you how you enjoy the lake. And when a change of pace is on the cards? Head to Lake George Village where public docks allow you to dock your boat rental, take a break, and enjoy the village's shops and dining options.

Family-friendly rentals at Lake George

Lake George rentals are an ideal option for fun-loving families. There's all the action on the water, of course – and plenty of side trips serving up generous helpings of brownie points. Up first comes Six Flags Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom; NY's largest amusement park counting more than 130 rides and a huge wave pool among its highlights. If you've gone for a family-friendly vacation rental in Lake George Village, it's about a 15-minute drive to and from the park, leaving more than enough time to get the kids back to watch the fireworks that erupt over Lake George on Thursday nights through the summer.

Pet-friendly vacation rentals at Lake George

If you're hoping that a four-legged friend can join you for a stay in a Lake George vacation rental, pet-friendly properties fit the bill. And they're not the only way that Lake George rolls out the red carpet for pups. Around the lake, you'll find a parade of dog-friendly restaurants with summer patios. Plus, there are loads of places to enjoy a memorable walk: among them a designated dog park, as well as Dog Beach – a stretch of sand west of Million Dollar Beach where dogs can play surfside. Pets are also welcome to explore the trails on the likes of Stewarts Ledge, Pilot Knob Preserve, and Sleeping Beauty Mountain.

Lake George cabin rentals

Of all the vacation home rentals at Lake George, cabin rentals may just be the most popular. These firm favorites come in a medley of styles, including simple one-bedroom numbers that offer just the right amount of privacy for a romantic getaway to larger multi-bedroom options with space for the whole gang. Cabin rentals at Lake George are available in most of the lake's vacation home destinations, though some of the most secluded rentals sit along Lakeshore Drive in Sabbath Day Point and Silver Bay on the lake's western shores. Most rentals include a barbecue grill – handy if you're planning to catch a fish supper right from the lake.

Lake George vacation rentals for large groups

With something to sweeten the deal for everyone, Lake George rentals prove a popular pick for large group vacations. Perhaps you're catching up with extended family or reconnecting with old friends – either way, vacation house rentals at Lake George serve up a comfortable base for large groups, often coming complete with a private pool, too. When you're all settled in, a cruise aboard one of Lake George Steamboat Company's historic paddle wheelers is a lovely way to get your bearings. Lunch, brunch, and dinner trips are available, as are fireworks and entertainment cruises and full length of the lake sightseeing tours.