Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Saranac Lake, NY 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 swimming pools. Prices start at $127 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Saranac Lake. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Find your Adirondacks pad in Saranac Lake

From snug mountain cabins with roaring wood fires to timber-fronted lodges with views over the High Peaks, pet-friendly huts to log-built chalets with ski-in access, there are all sorts of Saranac Lake vacation rentals to choose from. That makes it easy to pick the one that you think will suit your sort of trip to the heart of the Adirondacks, whether you want to conquer the Saranac Lake 6er summits starting with Mount Baker, or just want to sip frothy New Yorker beers in the local microbreweries.

Things to do

Saranac Lake, connected by the river

The folk of Saranac Lake have made it easy for you to check off all the handsome buildings and smattering of National Register of Historic Places spots in the town by connecting them all with a single pathway – the River Walk. Join that to glimpse the old Electric Light and Power and Railroad Company Complex before hitting Saranac Laboratory Museum and the Bartók Cabin, where dusty test tubes give way to the lodge of the great Hungarian composer. A trip out to the Wild Center, where the award-winning exhibits include live river otters and over-forest boardwalks, is also a must.


Saranac Lake is the gateway to the New York mountains

Saranac Lake is enfolded in an amphitheater of rising peaks. It's sat in the middle of the Adirondacks range, with trailheads and snowshoeing routes wiggling out from the very doorstep of many Saranac Lake vacation rentals. Hikers are never short of something to test their boots on. There's the local rite of passage – the Saranac Lake 6ers – it includes summiting 6 mountains, from McKenzie to Haystack to Baker. And in the winter, some humble ski slopes beckon and cross-country Nordic routes weave all through the forests.

Natural features

Saranac Lake: the heart of the Adirondack Mountains

You're likely to realize that the natural setting is one of Saranac Lake's major draws as soon as you start to weave and wind your way up the New York interstates towards the town. As the Hudson Valley leaves off, it gives rise to the repetitive peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, glowing blue-green with their spruce-topped peaks rolling into the distance. Closer to the town, the landscapes become pockmarked with mirror-like waters, such as Lake Placid and Saranac Lake itself. The McKenzie Mountain Wilderness dominates on one side, its softwood forests hiding moose along the trails.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Saranac Lake

The nearest airport is in Saranac Lake, NY (SLK-Adirondack Regional), located 5.1 mi (8.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Plattsburgh, NY (PBG-Plattsburgh Intl.), which is 40.3 mi (64.9 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Saranac Lake?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Saranac Lake that's a match made in heaven. These are some of our top picks:

  • Make use of conveniences like heating and internet services at "Restored Historic Lakefront Home W". Located around 9 miles from Saranac Lake, this vacation rental has 5 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at "Fern Cottage: A Charming Cozy Saranac Inn Camp". Around 9 miles from the heart of Saranac Lake, it has 5 bedrooms and comes with a nearby waterfront and a garden.

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

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

We all need to slow down and take a break occasionally. If you're craving a couple of leisurely mornings lingering in your PJs with a coffee and the morning news, we've got some awesome weekend getaways in and near Saranac Lake. Check out two of our favorites:

  • Put your feet up at "Summer Breeze Lodge At Birch Bay". Located around 10 miles to the west of Saranac Lake, this escape has everything you need for a chilled out stay, including an ice maker and a balcony.
  • "Waterfront Year - Round Lodge Surrounded By Magnificent Lakes And Mountains" is another top-rated option to consider. It's located 11 miles to the west of Saranac Lake and features free WiFi, a games room and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Saranac Lake?

Whether you're looking for a cozy cottage or a house with enough space for the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Sneak in a mini break at one of these favorite picks in or near Saranac Lake:

  • Within close reach of central Saranac Lake, "Upper Saranac Lake With Beach Access And Dock" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not enjoying your comfortable digs, get out and discover all the fun stuff around you.
  • Alternatively, spend a few nights at "Camp Pinecone - - Waterfront Home On Upper Saranac Lake". This conveniently located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

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

The first stage of any great family trip is finding the ideal place to stay. Whether you're organizing an adventure-packed escape with the kids or a multi-generational getaway with relatives, Vrbo has large family vacation rentals in and around Saranac Lake with plenty of space for everyone. Here are two popular options worth a look:

  • With 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests, "Restored Historic Lakefront Home W" gives you space to reconnect with friends or relatives. It's around 9 miles west of Saranac Lake and comes with amenities that'll keep your group happy, such as a fridge and a TV.
  • "Summer Breeze Lodge At Birch Bay", around 10 miles to the west of central Saranac Lake, is also ideal for family vacations. As many as 10 of your loved ones can fit into this sought-after rental which has 4 bedrooms, on-site watersports, a microwave oven and more.

If you want to visit some family-friendly attractions nearby, Adirondack Carousel promises a fun day out for all.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Saranac Lake?

Get away from the hustle and bustle and treat your loved ones to a different type of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Saranac Lake and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Camp Pinecone - - Waterfront Home On Upper Saranac Lake" - Located around 11 miles west of the center of Saranac Lake, this family-friendly retreat comes with coffee and tea making facilities and a dishwasher.
  • "Saranac Lake Cabin With Beach Access" - This property is also ideal for a family getaway and is around 9 miles west of Saranac Lake. Offering a microwave oven, a fridge and more, it'll get everyone's seal of approval.

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