Discover a selection of 491 vacation rentals in Porter, IN 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 $79 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Porter. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
AsyncDestinationUrgency
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
Destination guide

Pretty stays on the shores of Porter

Fur traders, railroad bigwigs, Swedish Lutherans and pioneers crossing the Midwestern divide have all stopped off in Porter over the years, imparting the place with an eclectic heritage, a smattering of National Register Historic Places and an interesting story to boot. That said, most people don't come for the history. Instead, they come to settle in one of many Porter vacation rentals that line the edges of the beautiful Indiana Dunes State Park. With miles of glowing, yellow-white beachfront on the doorstep, the lapping waves of Lake Michigan and beautiful nature trails stretching across the sand hills, it's easy to see why.

Things to do

Life on the dunes in Porter

Covering a whopping 25 miles along the edge of southern Lake Michigan, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is the jewel in Porter's crown. It's a must for those who've bagged a stay close to the beaches, offering a medley of sand stretches, singing dunes and sightings of bald eagles and hawks. In the summer, you'll be able to join the locals on the designated sunbathing and swimming section of beach, or head into the web of trails that cross the highest sand hills and offer views of Chicago's skyline from across the water.

Activities

The pretty side of Porter

Get ready to feel the laid-back Midwestern character of Northern Indiana as you settle into one of the available Porter vacation rentals on the lakefront. Beachcombing as the sun sets across Lake Michigan will quickly turn to stargazing as twilight gives way to night. Come morning, you can pull on your walking boots and hop across wetland boardwalk trails in search of rare turkey vultures, kestrels and other birds of prey. You can scale the hulking dunes, enjoy picnics in the secluded woods, or even do interpretative nature tours with trained ecologists.

Weather

Pretty Porter in the sun

There's no question that the warmer months of the year signal the most popular season in Porter. That's when folk from all over the Midwest flock to the pretty waterside town to seek out Porter vacation rentals that allow them to stroll the famous dunes, kick back on the beaches and hike the trails. You'll need to book your stay between the months of May and September if you're after the hottest weather and most reliable sunshine.

Natural features

Porter spills into Lake Michigan

Porter is primarily known as the gateway to Lake Michigan's iconic Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. A designated US preserve, it encompasses some truly unique landscapes. There are high dune hills that whistle eerily in the breezes, and you'll also find wetlands and woods where rare and fearsome birds flit overhead. There are bogs and prairies and marshes that feather off the Little Calumet River. And there are beaches, of course – long, sandy and often totally empty, perfect for a picnic or a day spent sunbathing.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Porter

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), located 35.5 mi (57.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 48.7 mi (78.3 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Porter, IN?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 491 vacation rentals around Porter. From 57 cabin rentals to 355 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Porter?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Porter. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: 491 vacation rentals
  • Indiana Dunes State Park: 927 vacation rentals
  • Michigan City Station: 862 vacation rentals
  • Blue Chip Casino: 884 vacation rentals
  • Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets: 860 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Porter listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Porter?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 57 Cabins in Porter. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Porter include:

  • Houses: 355 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 39 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 57 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Porter?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 187 vacation rentals with pool available in Porter. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.