Discover a selection of 75 vacation rentals in Utica, 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 WiFi. Prices start at $117 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Utica. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Find the perfect vacation rental for your Utica getaway

Enjoy the museums and other features of Utica. One of the city's many top draws is its restaurants. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Utica

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Utica a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • August Hill Winery Tasting Room (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Illinois River Winery (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Starved Rock State Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Grand Bear Falls Indoor Water Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Deer Park Country Club (2.5 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Dickinson House (4.3 mi / 7 km)

Connect with nature in Utica

Utica is a nature lover's paradise, with endless opportunities to explore Northern Illinois. Horseback riding trails wind their way through local forests, with plenty of scenic paddling routes along the Fox River. For thrill seekers, there's rafting along the Vermilion River, snowmobiling in the backcountry and cross-country skiing in Matthiessen State Park. For a unique souvenir, stop by the Canal Market, where you'll find a treasure trove of antiques, collectables, handmade crafts and more. The Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway makes for a great family-friendly day, stopping at historic towns, picturesque lookouts and wetland boardwalks along the way.


Eagle watching in Starved Rock State Park

Northern Illinois enjoys warm summers and snowy winters, with each season bringing its own unique charm. No matter when you visit, there are always opportunities to enjoy the fresh air. For birders, Utica holds a special appeal. Every year, thousands of bald eagles migrate to Starved Rock State Park. If you're visiting for the spectacle, Utica vacation rentals put you at the doorstep of Starved Rock. Surrounded by lush forests and towering cedar trees, secluded properties offer a unique opportunity to spot bald eagles in the wild.

Natural features

Cast a line in the sauger capital of the world

Utica sits high in northern Illinois, a landscape known for its steep sandstone canyons, tumbling waterfalls and glacier rivers. For nature lovers, Utica's state parks represent a unique opportunity to spot local wildlife. With all the grazing American bison and soaring birds to catch sight of, don't forget your binoculars. The Starved Rock section of the Illinois River is also known as the sauger capital of the world, with trophy-sized fish that attract anglers from across the globe.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Utica?

Whether you're seeking a cozy retreat for you and your honey or a sprawling house to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Utica. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • Around 55 miles from the center of Utica, you'll love staying at "Riverfront Cottage On Rock River". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a dining table and air conditioning.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Great Lakefront Home". Around 60 miles from the heart of Utica, it has 3 bedrooms and features a boat and a living room.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Utica vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Utica?

You'll find some unique log cabins to rent in and around Utica. Enjoy the rustic cabin experience while vacationing in the heart of nature at one of these impressive choices:

  • "Modern Log Cabin For Luxury Experience" works hard to make sure your Utica getaway is everything you dreamed it would be. With conveniences such as a fireplace and a firepit to make life easy, all you've got to do is chill out and enjoy your vacation.
  • You won't have to forego any home comforts at "Log Cabin On 25 Acres". This escape features a balcony, a barbecue grill and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Utica?

From affordable studio apartments to large vacation rentals, Vrbo has your quick escape sorted. Here are some of our favorite picks in and around Utica:

  • If you can only spare a night or two, "Lifetime Memories, Hiking Trails" is a fantastic choice. It's close to central Utica, so you'll be near all the top sights.
  • "Landmark Victorian Home" is also well located. Settle in here and find out why guests rate this property highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Utica?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Utica that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Slip away on Friday for a few passion-filled nights at "Your Home Away From Home Near Starved Rock State Park Awaits". Located roughly 6 miles from Utica, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, like a fireplace and a resort.
  • "Dog - Friendly Log Home On Fox River Il Near Starved Rock" is another retreat that'll impress. It's approximately 18 miles from Utica and has a fireplace and winery tours.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Utica?

Nothing screams good times like a pool. Pump up your inflatable flamingo and browse these houses in or near Utica that come with this must-have amenity:

  • Pack your swim gear and book a few days or more at "Entire Landers House, 4 Bed, 3. 5 Bath". There are also lots of other convenient amenities here, including a TV and a kitchen.
  • Spend lazy days swimming or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "Double Room No. 5 -. House Hohensee". This vacation home is another sought-after option and features a TV, nearby birdwatching activities and more.

Not sure what the weather's like in Utica? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're chasing a little more inspiration on places to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Utica vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Utica?

Whether your perfect escape is high in the hills or on the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with those closest to you. Book one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Utica and bring along the whole gang:

  • Sleeping up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms, "The Selah House - Historic" is the perfect place to vacation with the family. This getaway is 9 miles to the southeast of Utica and has creature comforts that include a barbecue grill and a porch.
  • "Ready Set Relax Ready Set River" is also popular with families. It's around 12 miles to the east of Utica, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Useful amenities here include a kitchen and a toaster.

If you want to sightsee, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your itinerary. Peoria Zoo, Children's Discovery Museum and Miller Park Zoo are good places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Utica?

Take a break with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Utica and get set to create some lovely new memories together. Here's just a taste of what we've got:

  • "Dog - Friendly Log Home On Fox River Il Near Starved Rock" - This sought-after getaway offers books and a kitchen island and is located around 18 miles to the northeast of the center of Utica.
  • "Log Cabin On 25 Acres" - Round up the troops and spend a few nights or more at this welcoming rental, which is around 20 miles to the southeast of Utica. You'll have access to a toaster, a balcony and a great deal more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Utica vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Utica?

Add a serve of grandeur to your vacation by booking someplace with a private indoor pool. These gorgeous large houses in or near Utica have a swimming space that's just for you, as well as plenty of room for whoever is lucky enough to be coming along:

  • With 5 bedrooms that can sleep up to 20 people, "Tranquil Escape Indoor Pool Spa Arcade" is the perfect place to escape to with your friends or family. Take advantage of this getaway's many amenities, such as a fireplace and a swimming pool.
  • Another awesome option is "Kilbuck Creek ~ Indoor Pool And Jacuzzi". With 9 bedrooms accommodating up to 40 guests, you can invite your entire crew to hang out and swim. A fireplace and a garden are other amenities you'll find here.

If you'd like to see even more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Utica vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Utica?

Whether you want to share a bottle of wine beside the flames with your honey or just stay warm once the sun goes down, Vrbo will help you find a vacation rental with a fire pit. Here are two of our favorite options in or near Utica:

  • Sing, reconnect and laugh with old and new friends around the fire at "Dog - Friendly Log Home On Fox River Il Near Starved Rock". This getaway offers plenty of other great amenities, such as a garden and a nearby river.
  • Alternatively, let the flickering flames lull you into a state of peace and relaxation at "Entire Landers House, 4 Bed, 3. 5 Bath". When you're not kicking back around the fire pit, take advantage of conveniences like a garden and a firepit.