Discover a selection of 210 vacation rentals in Gaylord, MI 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 WiFi and air conditioning. Prices start at $91 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Gaylord. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Travel to cozy Gaylord

Enjoy the live music and other features of Gaylord. This city's golfing, snowmobile riding and skiing draw many visitors. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Things to do

Learn and play in Gaylord

While staying in Gaylord vacation rentals, stop by the Call of the Wild Museum to learn more about Michigan wildlife. The museum boasts approximately 60 displays of North American animals and a display where kids can actually touch the animals, making it a great Gaylord attraction for families. Just outside of the museum, you can spend the afternoon riding go karts and playing mini golf. Follow the Gaylord Bear Trail to see the Owlpine Bears. These bears have been donated and decorated by local businesses and can be found everywhere from restaurants to the local schools.


Getting some fresh air in Gaylord

Thanks to the area’s natural beauty and many lakes, Gaylord activities are all about the outdoors. Book one of the Gaylord vacation rentals and plan a golf weekend with friends for the late spring when the weather is mild and the courses are green. If you’re travelling during the summer months, be sure to take your family to one of the lakes to catch a fresh fish dinner, take a swim, or even embark on a sunset cruise. If smaller waters are more your speed, pack a picnic and paddle some canoes down the Au Sable river.


Gaylord’s 4 seasons of fun

With 4 distinct and beautiful seasons, Gaylord is a year-round destination for family holidays. The Gaylord weather forecast in the summer is generally warm, and this season is the best time of year to enjoy the area’s lakes and rivers. However, if you want to see the beautiful autumn colors of Michigan, plan your trip for after the summer months to see orange, burnt red, and yellow leaves before they fall. The winter snow makes for great snowmobiling, skiing, and sleigh rides. The more daring can even try winter rafting on the Sturgeon River.

Natural features

Gaylord’s natural beauty

Gaylord and its surrounding area are home to some of the most beautiful Michigan lakes and rivers. Ostego Lake is a popular spot for trout fishing, but the area has over 90 inland lakes altogether. Gaylord is also near many rivers, including the AuSable and Manistee. In the Pigeon River State Forest, you can observe elk in their natural habitat. Gaylord also has its own elk herd that the city keeps and cares for on a 108-acre area. For those that want to see the impressive Great Lakes, both Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are easy day trips from Gaylord.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Gaylord

The nearest airport is in Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), located 48.6 mi (78.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional), which is 38 mi (61.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Gaylord?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Gaylord that's a match made in heaven. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • Make use of handy extras like a dishwasher and coffee and tea making facilities at "Michaywe Log Home, Perfect For Large Groups". Located around 4 miles from Gaylord, this unique option has 7 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "The Lake Louise Getaway - The Best Family Vacation Spot" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 3 bedrooms, a barbecue grill, high-speed internet services and more. It's around 9 miles from Gaylord.

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

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

Undeniable fact: Gaylord boasts some dazzling nature, and a log cabin is the ideal way to take it in. Rediscover the great outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of home at one of these tried-and-tested bolt-holes:

  • Located in Gaylord, "2487 - Golfside Log Cabin Home Within Beaver Creek Resort" is the ideal mix of comfort and outdoor fun. Make use of the amenities here, including an indoor pool and a balcony.
  • Discover your inner Davy Crockett at "2450 - Classic Log Cabin Home Within Beaver Creek Resort". This log cabin in Gaylord will put you in the heart of the outdoors while offering conveniences such as off-street parking options and a kitchen.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Gaylord?

We all need to slow down and take a break occasionally. If you're dreaming of a couple of leisurely mornings lounging around in bed with a good book, we've got some excellent weekend getaways in and around Gaylord. These are some of our favorites:

  • Get comfortable at "Enjoy Your Vacation At Peaceful Lakefront Chalet". Around 9 miles to the east of Gaylord, this delightful escape has all you need for a relaxing stay, including water sports equipment and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Otherwise, create memories with loved ones at "Big Bear Lake Cottage And 150' Private Beach", which is around 15 miles to the east of Gaylord. Take advantage of a stovetop, heating and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Gaylord?

You sure can. If you're looking for a simple but stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently located in the center of town. We recommend the following options in or near Gaylord:

  • One of our favorite picks is "2301 - Cute Log Cabin Home Within Beaver Creek Resort". Lock in a few nights or more at this popular abode and you'll have access to WiFi and a living room.
  • "5464 Pond View Log Cabin Home At Beaver Creek" is another wonderful stay, providing all you could need for a heavenly Gaylord vacation. Handy amenities here include an indoor pool and a living room.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Gaylord?

Whether you're searching for a cottage just for you or a townhouse that'll fit the entire family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Gaylord. These retreats make the perfect base for a quick trip:

  • If you can only spare a couple of nights, "Relax Under 100' Tall Pines At Your Stay On Otsego Lake" is a great choice. It's not too far from the center of Gaylord, so you'll be within easy reach of lots of attractions.
  • Alternatively, book a few nights at "Great Getaway For All Sized Groups Wanting To Golf". This comfy, conveniently located property will feel like your home away from home.

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

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Gaylord that would make even Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a few nights of passion at "Michaywe Log Home, Perfect For Large Groups". Roughly 4 miles from Gaylord, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, like beauty services and skiing facilities.
  • Otherwise, spend a few days drinking wine and canoodling at "The Lake Louise Getaway - The Best Family Vacation Spot", around 9 miles from Gaylord. A nearby bay and a fireplace will help set the mood.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Gaylord?

Take a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Gaylord and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • Providing space, comfort and privacy, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "Michaywe Log Home, Perfect For Large Groups". Up to 20 people can be accommodated at this property which has 7 bedrooms, ski-in/ski-out facilities and a swimming pool. This top pick is around 4 miles to the southeast of Gaylord.
  • Invite up to 20 of your best friends to "Great Getaway For All Sized Groups Wanting To Golf" and fill the place with laughter and love. This top option has 5 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the east of central Gaylord. It's packed with features to keep your large group happy and comfortable, including a kitchen and an oven.

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

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool. Dust off your inflatable flamingo and check out these houses in or near Gaylord that feature this vacation necessity:

  • Pack your swimming gear and book a few days or more at "Wonderful House On Sandy Beach". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including a dining table and a stereo.
  • "Huge House For Groups | Close To Beach | Gaylord" is the kind of place you go to leave the everyday behind and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. Nearby ecotour services and a separate dining area are also on hand to make your stay as comfy as possible.

Not sure what the weather's like in Gaylord? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're seeking a little more inspiration on where to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Gaylord vacation rentals.

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

The first mission of any great family trip is searching for the right place to stay. Whether you're organizing a quick break with the kids or a catch-up with lots of relatives, we've got large family vacation rentals in and around Gaylord with plenty of room for everyone. Here are a couple of popular options to consider:

  • Around 4 miles southeast of Gaylord, "Michaywe Log Home, Perfect For Large Groups" has 7 bedrooms that sleep up to 20 guests. Amenities here include books and a kitchen.
  • Alternatively, escape with your crew to "The Lake Louise Getaway - The Best Family Vacation Spot". It's about 9 miles east of Gaylord, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 7 guests. Useful amenities here include a video library and a kitchen.

If you're in the mood for visiting some family-friendly attractions in the area, Gaylord's City Elk Park promises fun for all ages.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Gaylord?

Vacation with your kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Gaylord and build some wonderful memories together. Check out these favorites:

  • "Cozy Lake View Cabin" - This popular getaway offers free toiletries and a toaster and is about 2 miles southwest of central Gaylord.
  • "Charming Home Near Downtown And Golf Courses" - This property is also perfect for a family getaway and is around 2 miles north of Gaylord. Offering a fridge, a smart TV and more, it'll get everyone's tick of approval.

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