Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Alanson, 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 air conditioning and WiFi. Prices start at $108 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Alanson. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Delight in the riverside landscape of Alanson

The riverfront and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Alanson. This relaxing and welcoming city is known for its boating, local tours and sightseeing. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Alanson

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Alanson a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Nub's Nob Ski Area (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • The Highlands (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Mackinaw Trail Winery (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Tunnel of Trees (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Course (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Heather Golf Course at Boyne Highlands (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Alanson

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Alanson. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Burt Lake (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Petoskey State Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Burt Lake State Park (8.4 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Harbor Springs Beach (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Tunnel of Trees (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Wilderness State Park (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Alanson

Fly into Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional), the closest airport, located 8.8 mi (14.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Mackinac Island, MI (MCD), which is 29.9 mi (48.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Alanson?

Whether you're looking for an intimate escape for you and your boo or someplace roomy to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Alanson. Here are a couple to get you started:

  • Make use of amenities including a nearby casino and cable/satellite TV services at "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting". Located around 60 miles from Alanson, this unique option has 1 bedroom and is a hit with guests.
  • Another great choice is "Peaceful Cabin In Quiet Wooded Setting", which is around 60 miles from Alanson. Featuring 1 bedroom, a nearby casino and cookware, dishware and utensils, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Alanson?

You need only step inside one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Alanson to realize that amazing things really do come in tiny packages. Designed to maximize every square inch of space, these pint-sized digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "Perfect For Two A Little Hideaway In The Woods. Tiny House". This getaway in Sawyer packs plenty of conveniences into its small space, such as internet services and beach sun loungers.
  • "Gorgeous, Vintage, Crystal Mt Tiny Home" has many conveniences, including a hair dryer and free toiletries. Located in Benzie County, you'll be able to live big in this small but well-designed abode.

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

Choose a beautiful log cabin from the many dotted in or around Alanson and you'll soon be inside your wooden sanctuary, vino in hand, reclining by a glowing fire. But adventure will be right there on your doorstep too. These cabins promise a great mix of comfort and fun:

  • "Cozy Log Cabin In The Woods": Enjoy a few days relaxing and resting at this awesome cabin in nature. Once you feel refreshed, enjoy basketball or mountain biking, which are among the fun activities in this area.
  • "Private Log Cabin Near Shanty Creek Resorts": After a busy day of trying out some local activities, such as golf and sledding, head back home to this charming property.

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

Nothing's better than squeezing in a short break to clear away the cobwebs. Pack your overnight bag and take a load off at one of these weekend getaways in and near Alanson:

  • Spend your whirlwind escape at "Lake Michigan Beachfront Luxury Home", which is around 19 miles to the northwest of Alanson. There's plenty of nature and adventure to discover around here. Try some fishing and sledding or simply take in the sights of Devoe Beach and Young State Park.
  • "Boyne Mountain - Ski - In/out, Featuring 4 Master Suites With An Outside Hot Tub" will also make you feel comfortable. Around 20 miles southwest of Alanson, use it as a base to enjoy some mountain biking or cross-country skiing. Rick Smith Golf Academy and Crooked Lake should also be on your to-do list while you're here.

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

Typically small, inexpensive and well located, it's not difficult to be impressed by a studio apartment. Get cozy in one of these vacation rentals and experience the culture of Alanson up close:

  • Get out and explore from the comfort of "1bedroom Beachfront Condo 311 On Gorgeous Lake Charlevoix In Boyne City". This vacation rental is a superb base for discovering the sights and offers amenities including a kitchen and cable/satellite TV services.
  • "1bedroom Beachfront Condo 112 On Gorgeous Lake Charlevoix In Boyne City" is another top option. Make yourself comfy and take advantage of a fridge, a microwave oven and more.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to discover more of Alanson. Cultural attractions like Old Town Playhouse and Michigan Legacy Art Park will help you understand the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Alanson?

Whether you're after a comfy cottage or a house with enough space for the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Enjoy a mini break at one of these favorite picks in or near Alanson:

  • Within easy reach of central Alanson, "Large Family Home, Perfect For Entertaining" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not holed up in your cozy digs, get out and discover all the cool stuff around you.
  • "Great Quiet Location - Newly Updated" is also ideally located. Put your feet up here and find out why many guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

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

Nothing says "I love you" quite like planning a romantic weekend together. If you want to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Alanson that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Located around 20 miles from Alanson, "Cute Cottage - - Walk To Town And Restaurants. Close To Bike Trail" is the perfect place for doting lovebirds. Winery tours and beauty services are some of the many amenities here.
  • "Great Quiet Location - Newly Updated" is another popular option that's guaranteed to impress. It's around 20 miles from Alanson and comes with winery tours and a dining table.

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

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Alanson and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • Offering privacy, space and comfort, you'll get your guests' nod of approval at "Boyne Mountain - Ski - In/out, Featuring 4 Master Suites With An Outside Hot Tub". Up to 20 people can stay at this escape which has 6 bedrooms, a sauna and a firepit. This group favorite is around 20 miles to the southwest of Alanson.
  • Nothing is more important than being together with loved ones, and "Good Hart Retreat Log Home, Lake Views" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 19 miles to the northwest of Alanson, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A firepit and a kitchen are among the many amenities here.

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

Nothing screams fun like a pool does. Blow up your inflatable swan and browse these houses in or near Alanson that come with this vacation essential:

  • Pack your swimming gear and make a booking at "Cute Downtown Boyne City House. 5 Min Walk To Downtown Area And Beaches". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including a dishwasher and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing about or just unwinding by the water at "Inhabit A Hobbit House". This vacation home is another favorite and offers childrens activities, a stereo and more.

Not sure what the weather's like in Alanson? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 70 ºF. If you're searching for 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 scroll through our entire range of Alanson vacation rentals.

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

Whether you're escaping with the kiddos or you're taking your great uncle and cousins along, family vacations equal fun. These large rentals in and around Alanson have space for everybody — as well as everything you need to keep them happy:

  • Make your visit a memorable one at "Lake Michigan Beachfront Luxury Home". This escape has 3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 10 guests and comes with a host of amenities, including a TV and a porch. It's around 19 miles northwest of Alanson.
  • "Boyne Mountain - Ski - In/out, Featuring 4 Master Suites With An Outside Hot Tub", around 20 miles to the southwest of central Alanson, is also ideal for family get-togethers. As many as 20 of your nearest and dearest can fit into this comfortable vacation rental which features 6 bedrooms, snowsport activities, outdoor furniture and more.

It may be tempting, but don't spend your entire vacay kicking back with the fam indoors. Head out and discover some nearby family-friendly attractions, starting with Adventure Island Family Fun Park.