Discover a selection of 260 vacation rentals in Lake Lanier, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $93 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Lake Lanier. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Lakeside fun in Lake Lanier vacation home rentals

Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, Lake Lanier is a serene lake surrounded by forests, rivers, and waterfalls for boundless outdoor recreation. Whether you want to cast a line in the river, stargaze in the park, or shop to your heart’s content, vacation home rentals in Lake Lanier put you in the center of all the action.


Southern heritage in Lake Lanier

With its rich history, Lake Lanier has plenty of historical sites and parks that celebrate the unique culture and history that influenced the area. Vacation homes are available near Poultry Park, a small community expanse with vibrant gardens and seating areas centered around a monument to the poultry industry, and Engine 209 Park, a historical area with colorful blooms and manicured gardens surrounding Train Engine 209. The Northeast Georgia History Center is perfect for antiquity buffs, as it has numerous exhibits on regional culture, as well as a shop with local crafts.

Things to do

Top things to do near Lake Lanier vacation rentals

The lush landscape of Lake Lanier makes the perfect backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities, but there’s also plenty to do within the nearby city limits. Vacation homes are available near the Lake Lanier Islands, an island chain with a waterpark, many annual events, and cultural attractions, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden, a landscaped park with vibrant blooms and an outdoor amphitheater for live entertainment. For nature lovers, Sawnee Mountain is a nature preserve with challenging hiking trails and a historic clearing, and the Don Carter State Park is a vast green space with a lake for swimming and boating.

Outdoor activities

Explore nature in Lake Lanier

Whether you want to relax by the water, cast a line, zip across waves, or paddle in a quiet cove, Lake Lanier is the place to be for outdoor enthusiasts. Swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing are popular water activities in the lakes and rivers in Lake Lanier, while the lush forest and rugged terrain is ideal for hiking or mountain biking. Horseback riding and nature walks are also great ways to take in the scenery and enjoy the sunny days. Golf, zip-lining, boat cruises and canopy tours are also popular outdoor activities in and around the lake. Whatever your inclination, vacation rentals in Lake Lanier give you quick access to the best the environment has to offer.

Restaurants and bars

Best cuisine in Lake Lanier

From chef-inspired cuisine on the waterfront to local favorites, Lake Lanier has endless cuisine options to suit every taste. Indulge in familiar recipes at locally owned eateries or discover new favorites in sophisticated restaurants that fuse fresh ingredients with cultural flair. No matter what your craving, you’re sure to find an abundance of culinary delights near your summer rental.


Souvenirs and gifts near Lake Lanier vacation homes

Lake Lanier is home to an array of shopping options, ranging from charming shops and high-end boutiques to antique stores and thrift shops. Gainesville is filled with shops offering handmade goods, gifts, and local arts and crafts, while the Flowery Branch area focuses on regional antiques, trendy clothing, and bohemian treasures, such as family-run pottery shops. There are also outlets and malls in the surrounding areas with a range of designer boutiques, gourmet grocers, and quaint decor shops.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Lanier, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 260 vacation rentals around Lake Lanier. From 43 cabin rentals to 165 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a lakefront property near Lake Lanier?

Imagine it. You and your posse, on your veranda, soaking up stunning lake views with a beverage in hand. Our lakefront retreats are all about laid-back days and super chill nights. Vrbo has 131 rental properties near lakes available. Alternatively, you might be after a different vibe. Vrbo has a wide range of rental properties to choose from, including:

  • 111 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 90 shore-front vacation rentals.
  • 88 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house near Lake Lanier?

If you're looking for a home away from home this trip, renting a whole house is a terrific idea. You and your group will have loads of space for all sorts of vacation activities. There are 179 options currently available on Vrbo. Prices begin at $40 a night. If that doesn't suit your family's taste, we've got a number of other property types available, such as:

  • Cabin: 53 vacation homes. Prices start from $86 per night.
  • Hotel: 30 vacation homes. Prices start from $39 per night.
  • Cottage: 17 vacation homes. Prices start from $82 per night.

Can I stay near Lake Lanier in a large group?

Nothing beats catching up with your old friends or spending a few weeks with extended family in a terrific new destination. And the best thing, Vrbo has places big enough for the whole crew. The top choice for large groups here are house vacation homes, and we have 27 available. In this area, the rental properties that are suitable for large groups of people include:

  • Looking for vacation homes that can house 8 vacationers? We have 44 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just $138 per night.
  • Require somewhere for 6 people? We have 42 that will be ideal. The starting price is $60 a night.
  • Seeking out vacation rentals suitable for 10 guests? You'll be glad to hear we have 37 that'll be perfect. You can grab one from just $150 per night.

You and all your mates will be well catered to when you book your Lake Lanier getaway through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals near Lake Lanier?

Vrbo has a selection of excellent cost-conscious rentals. Treat everyone to an extravagant night on the town or extend your vacation with all the cash you have left over. Gwinnett Place is an awesome area to look at if you want to keep an eye on your budget. Vrbo has 4 rentals, and the average price is a modest $99 per night. Another 6 Vrbo rentals are available in or around Shady Shores. With an average price of $336 a night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth telling your friends about.

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