An hour's drive north of the state capital in Albany, Lake George is a long, narrow body of water at the southeastern edge of the Adirondack Mountains. Known as "The queen of American Lakes," it's ringed by a number of charming small towns—including the town of Lake George itself—where you can find vacation home rentals of all shapes and sizes. Lake George cabins with hot tubs, decks, full kitchens, or game rooms are all on the menu, so you'll be able to find whatever property you're after—whether you're traveling solo, planning a romantic 2-person getaway, or bringing the whole family.

Cabins with hot tubs near Lake George

Thanks to the ample hiking trails in the surrounding Adirondack Mountains, Lake George is a popular destination for fans of outdoor adventure. The lake itself boasts plenty of space for swimming, boating, and fishing in the summer, while winter visitors can take part in the show tubing, snowmobiling, and downhill skiing throughout the area. Or, for a unique local excursion, head to nearby Glen Falls, where hot air ballooning offers a whole new perspective on the mountains and the lake—there's even an annual Adirondack Balloon Festival in honor of the sport. No matter what activities are calling your name, a cabin with a hot tub makes for a great way to relax after long day exploring everything Lake George has to offer. If you want to take your retreat to the next level, you can even find hot-tub equipped Lake George cabins with decks, home theaters, private docks, and lake views.

Pet-friendly Lake George rentals

If your idea of a great vacation means having your 4-legged friend by your side, then you're in luck—Lake George is a pup-approved destination, with plenty of pet-friendly vacation home rentals to be found. Book a cabin with a fenced-in yard where your best friend can run, jump, and fetch to their heart's content, then grab the leash and get ready to hit some of Lake George's top spots for canine recreation. You'll find a number of trails in the area that allow dogs on- or off-leash, and the Lake George Dog Beach is always a popular destination that's sure to get tails wagging. Of course, you can always take your pooch on leisurely walks around the shops and eateries in town, or stroll past the grand private mansions that dot the aptly-named Millionaire's Row.

Lakefront rentals put you face to face with Lake George

If it's front-row access you're looking for, you can find a number of vacation home rentals located right along the lake. Look for cabins in places like Bolton, Silver Bay, and Huletts Landing for properties with outdoor decks and lake views—some rentals in these areas also offer private docks for boating and fishing. These lakeside options are a great choice if you want to roll out of bed and start your day with some quality time on the water, or if you just want to relax with a steaming mug of coffee while taking in views of the lake. Many of these lakefront rentals also come with modern amenities like full kitchens, home entertainment systems, and game rooms with pool or foosball tables, so you and your crew will have plenty to do without even setting foot outside your door.

Delightful digs in Diamond Point

Just a few miles up Lake Shore Drive from Lake George, the town of Diamond Point is a popular destination for visitors looking to experience the area's scenery from a cozy cabin. Along this leafy, secluded part of the lake, you'll find a number of beaches and marinas for easy access to boating, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming, as well as a handful of low-key shops and eateries. The area is known for its laid-back summer resorts, where visitors can enjoy the quieter side of lakefront living, and easy access to the leafy hillsides of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains. If you book a cabin in this area, you'll still be just a few minutes by car from all the popular sights in Lake George, including Million Dollar Beach, the Lake George Battlefield Park, and the Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration, a restored British fort originally built in 1755.