Discover a selection of 222 vacation rentals in Fox Lake, IL 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 $169 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Fox Lake. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A popular getaway in the Chain O’Lakes

A village and resort town in the Chain O’Lakes region, Fox Lake is a getaway within easy reach of both Chicago and Milwaukee. While aquatic adventures are the focus here, thanks to the intricate network of shimmering lakes, those who prefer dry land will find that activities such as horse riding and hiking are among the many ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Scenic drives, historical hideaways, and a variety of museums and art galleries offer attractions of a different flavor should you want to take life at a slower pace. No matter what you’re looking for, a Fox Lake vacation rental offers a great base for your stay.

Things to do

Culture and nature in Fox Lake

It’s clear that the great outdoors is the major attraction during any visit to the Fox Lake area. That said, there are man-made landmarks worth seeing as well. One of them is the Volo Auto Museum, which is just south of Fox Lake and features classic, muscle, antique, and Hollywood car displays – including some gleaming Batmobiles from across the decades. Should thoughts of the beach be on your mind, the Illinois Beach Nature Reserve, just 45 minutes east of Fox Lake, is widely thought of as one of Lake Michigan’s most beautiful natural settings, with space to bask, birdwatch, and wander the dunes.

Activities

Making a splash in Fox Lake

With vast swathes of water on the doorstep of your Fox Lake vacation rental, this resort region offers the ideal spot for swimming, jet skiing, and boating of all varieties. The Mineola and Light House Marinas are the perfect launch pad for canoes and kayaks as well as sail and fishing boats. Lake excursions are also readily available, with options including family-friendly wildlife tours and romantic sunset cruises. Those who crave the thrill of the chase will find that scenic spots such as the Fox Lake Fishery Area and the Shaw Marsh Wildlife Area are prime territory for hunting deer and waterfowl.

Weather

Hot summers and comfortable falls in Fox Lake

Summer is undoubtedly the most popular time to visit Fox Lake, with temperatures in July and August often reaching the uppers 80s and nearby towns and cities playing host to a variety of festivals and fairs. Fall is also popular, mainly due to more comfortable temperatures, reliable blue skies, and the brilliant foliage that graces the hardwood trees in late September and through October. Spring and winter offer the best deals on Fox Lake vacation rentals but the weather can be a little sketchy, particularly in December when the winds from Lake Michigan can reach all the way to the village.

Natural features

Explore green spaces near Fox Lake

The area around Fox Lake plays host to an abundance of wildlife, with something new to discover seemingly around every corner. Get back to nature with visits to Grant Woods Forest Preserve, with its open prairies and lush woodlands, and Glacial Park. The latter is a 3,400-acre site which forms part of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge. This sprawling region is also home to Nippersink Creek, where you can get up close to a variety of migratory wetland birds, as well as a picturesque portion of the Illinois Prairie Trail.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Fox Lake

The nearest airport is in Kenosha, WI (ENW-Kenosha Regional), located 17.5 mi (28.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), which is 25.8 mi (41.5 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Fox Lake Station or Fox Lake Engleside Station and explore the city from there.

How many vacation rentals are available around Fox Lake, IL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 222 vacation rentals around Fox Lake. From 125 house rentals to 13 cabin 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 in Fox Lake?

If you've been yearning for a peaceful pause, it’s time to spend some time lakeside. You'll feel like you're an adult at summer camp — no singing Kumbaya around the bonfire necessary. Vrbo has 59 vacation rentals near lakes available. Alternatively, you might like to try another type of vacation setting. Vrbo has tons of rental options to pick from, including:

  • 54 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 44 shore-front vacation rentals.
  • 36 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Fox Lake?

Rather than staying in a cookie-cutter hotel room this vacation, you could rent an entire house. You'll feel like you're part of the neighborhood before you know it! There are 122 options currently on Vrbo. Prices start at $115 a night. If that doesn't agree with your group's taste, we've got a range of other rental options to choose from, such as:

  • Hotel: 55 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.
  • Apartment: 19 vacation homes. Prices start from $87 per night.
  • Cottage: 12 vacation homes. Prices start from $189 per night.

Can I stay in Fox Lake in a large group?

Whether you're taking off on a break with the entire family or spending a week away with your old school gang, it's always heaps of fun staying under the one roof! And the best news is that Vrbo has options to suit. The most popular choice for big groups here are house vacation homes, and you'll find 20 available. If you're planning on traveling in a large group, the properties for rent that can meet your needs include:

  • Looking for vacation homes that can house 6 of you? We have 42 that will suit. Prices start from $88 per night.
  • After a rental property for 5 guests? We have 28 that will suit. You can book one for as little as $87 per night.
  • Traveling with 8 guests? We have 23 vacation homes that match your requirements. Prices start from $130 a night.

You and all your mates will be more than satisfied when you organize your Fox Lake getaway through us!