Destination guide

Lake Hartwell puts the idyllic into any vacation

A vast man-made reservoir straddling the border of South Carolina and Georgia, Lake Hartwell is one of the most popular recreation lakes in the southeast. Travelers flock to the lake all year round to do everything from bait a hook to row a boat but soon find that the surrounding towns hold plenty of appeal too. From cute cabins to historic homes, many Lake Hartwell vacation rentals can be found within strolling distance of the water.

Things to do

Discover cultural highlights around Lake Hartwell

When a change of pace is on the cards, exploring the area's cultural attractions can be a great way to get a feel for the laid-back lifestyle here. Clemson comes up trumps with Hanover House and the Old Stone Church although baseball fans might head to Royston to explore the small but fabulous Ty Cobb Museum. Prefer to get your culture fix with a performing arts flavor? You'll find theaters in most of the area's towns but catching a performance at the Carolina Ballet Theatre in Greenville, just over an hour away, is an elegant way to round off any day.


Make a splash in Lake Hartwell

If you agree that life is best lived on the water, then Lake Hartwell vacation rentals are a great choice. These homes put everything from kayaking to boating on your doorstep. Don't have your own equipment? From the university town of Clemson to the former Cherokee town of Keowee, rentals are easy to come by. If you fancy a change of scenery, the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River offers the perfect backdrop for a thrilling white-water rafting adventure. Hit the river in spring for the wildest rides or hang back until late summer for a less intense experience.


Lake Hartwell is an option all year round

Like the feel of the sun warming your bones? Lake Hartwell doesn't disappoint. Temperatures in the summer months of July and August can go into the 100s although the 80s are more likely. If you prefer things a little cooler, the spring months of April and May and September and October in the fall are ideal. During the winter months, the temperature can drop considerably, especially in January, but the glass half-full types just see that as a chance to snuggle up on the deck of their Lake Hartwell vacation rental and enjoy a toasty beverage under the stars.

Natural features

Explore the diverse landscape around Lake Hartwell

While the lake itself is the headline act, the surrounding landscape is something of a star-studded cast. The Hart County Botanical Gardens is a tranquil spot where quaint bridges, meandering nature trails, and an array of colorful fluttering butterflies are among the highlights. While the gardens are a great choice for a lazy afternoon, you'll find the stunning 186-foot Toccoa Falls is less than an hour's drive from Lake Hartwell. Drive just a little further and the option to explore the sweeping terrain of the Chattahoochee National Forest on horseback comes into play.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Hartwell, GA, USA, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 459 vacation rentals around Lake Hartwell, GA, USA. From 340 house rentals to 46 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 near Lake Hartwell?

Watch as gentle gusts make ripples in the water and keep an eye out for native birds. Lakes are some of the most arresting and relaxing places in the world. If this sounds like your kind of heaven, you're in luck. Vrbo has 308 vacation properties close to lakes available. Alternatively, you might be looking for another type of vacation setting. Vrbo has countless choices, including:

  • 192 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 160 shore-front vacation rentals.
  • 142 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house near Lake Hartwell?

You can forget about standardized, cookie cutter hotel-chain rooms. Our house vacation rentals have an unique, personal touch — as well as all the space you could need! There are 345 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $99 per night. If that doesn't match your squad's style, we've got a number of different property types to choose from, such as:

  • Cabin: 30 vacation homes. Prices start from $75 per night.
  • Condo: 29 vacation homes. Prices start from $114 per night.
  • Hotel: 24 vacation homes. Prices start from $55 per night.

Can I stay near Lake Hartwell in a large group?

Nothing beats catching up with your old friends or spending a couple of weeks with your family in a marvelous new location. And what's best, Vrbo has options big enough for the whole crew. 78 house vacation homes are listed. At the moment, they're the leading option here for big groups. Properties around this area that can house large groups include:

  • On the hunt for vacation homes that can house 8 of you? We have 108 that will suit. Prices start from $107 per night.
  • Keen to find a vacation rental for 10 people? We have 78 that will be ideal. Prices begin at just $150 per night.
  • Traveling with a group of 6? We offer 71 vacation homes that will be perfect. Prices begin at just $60 a night.

You and all your besties will be well looked after when you plan your Lake Hartwell travels through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals near Lake Hartwell?

Vrbo is here to help you reunite with your loved ones. Listing a range of economical rentals, it won't be tricky to find a fabulous pad to suit everyone. Screamer Mountain is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 10 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $112 a night, it isn't difficult to see why. You'll find another 6 Vrbo rentals awaiting you in or around Kingwood Golf Club & Resort. The average price in this area is $137 a night.

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