Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Keene, 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 fireplaces. Prices start at $125 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Keene. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A place for hikers and climbers

Keene in upstate New York is a small rural community in the center of Adirondack Park. Bordered on all sides by 3 mountain ranges, the area is famed for mountaineering and includes New York's highest mountain, Mount Marcy. Trails for most of these climbs begin and end in Keene, making it a perfect basecamp for hikers, climbers and mountaineers. Millions of vacationers visit the park in all seasons to take in the wild scenery and participate in the many sporting activities. With plenty of lakes, rivers and trails, a Keene vacation rental has much to offer.

Things to do

Memories of a golden era

Only a short drive from your Keene vacation rental, and intriguing to say the least, are Frontier Town and the town of Tahawus. The former, built in the early 1950s, was, for decades, a Western theme park complete with cowboys, Indians and a replica township. Waning interest in the subject and larger attractions forced its closure, but the ghost town is worth a visit. Similarly, Tahawus was once a prosperous mining center and famously the place Theodore Roosevelt leant of the assassination of William McKinley. Today it stands abandoned, but the house in which the president stayed has been restored.

Activities

Unspoiled climbs for all abilities

The Forty-Sixers club, for people who have climbed all 46 of the highest mountains in Adirondack Park, draws hikers from across the states to take up the challenge. Almost half of the mountains are still without trails, making the club an exclusive one. Climbers are attracted to the rugged terrain and over 250 climbing areas catering for all abilities. From bouldering to multi-pitch routes with crags and ice climbing, the ‘Dacks' offer traditional unspoiled climbing away from the visitors' centers and souvenir shops. The system of rivers and lakes provide opportunities for whitewater kayaking, including multi-day tours.

Weather

Wrap up warm to admire the beauty

The valley of Keene and the mountain ranges that tower above it have 4 distinct seasons. The weather is cooler than other parts of the state for most of the year and, although summers can be warm, the altitude dictates warm clothing should be packed for a Keene vacation rental, whichever season you choose to visit. From fall until late spring expect steady snowfall, which attracts skiers and snowboarders to the off-piste slopes for adrenaline-fueled fun in the wild. For better prices and to avoid the crowds, consider booking in late fall or early spring.

Natural features

Nature in harmony

Hunting, fur trapping and the impact of the logging industry in the late 1800s brought populations of beaver, wolves and moose to the brink of extinction in Adirondack. Early 20th-century efforts to reintroduce them after the formation of the preserve saw the problem go the other way with negative effects upon waterways and other native species. In recent decades, the balance has been largely restored, due to the hard work of conservationists. There are currently 53 known mammal species in the park, together with numerous birds, including hawks, falcons and vultures.

How to get there

How to get to and around Keene

Fly into Burlington Intl. Airport (BTV), the closest airport, located 34.7 mi (55.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Lake Placid, NY (LKP), which is 8.7 mi (14 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Keene?

Whether you want an intimate escape for you and your love or a sprawling house to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Keene. Here are a couple to get you started:

  • Around 15 miles from the center of Keene, it's hard to top "On Franklin Pond - Lake And Mountain Views With Convenient Lake Access". It has 1 bedroom and a range of conveniences like a living room and internet services.
  • "Panoramic Views Of The Adirondack Mountains" also promises an awesome stay, offering 3 bedrooms, nearby museums, a DVD player and more. It's around 8 miles from Keene.

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

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

Whether you're seeking a simple retreat or something a little more luxe, you'll find a nice range of log cabins to rent in Keene. Experience a blend of comfort and adventure at one of these popular options:

  • Throw your bags down at "Log Cabin On The Ausable River" in Keene and during the day enjoy sledding and snowmobiling and your evenings relaxing in comfort in your cozy cabin.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Large Log Cabin In The Heart Of The Adks". Try some water skiing or mountain biking or just kick back at this Keene getaway.

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

If you've been busier than a bee in a garden lately, you deserve to escape for a couple of glorious days. Leave work early on Friday and head for one of these weekend getaways in or near Keene:

  • Put your feet up at "Newer Home - Keene, Keene Valley". Located roughly 2 miles to the east of Keene, it has all you need for a relaxing stay, including a garden and a fridge.
  • Or, throw a spare set of clothes into a suitcase and make a beeline for "Spacious Townhouse In Lake Placid With All Amenities + 3 In". This sought-after property is about 9 miles west of Keene and has internet services and a TV.

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

Yes, you can. If you want a simple yet stylish stay, you can't beat a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often located in the heart of town. Check out the following options in or near Keene:

  • One of our top picks is "On Franklin Pond - Lake And Mountain Views With Convenient Lake Access". Book a few nights or more at this popular stay and you'll have access to a phone and a living room.
  • "Modern Studio Apartment 1. 5 Miles From Lake Placid Village" is another terrific choice, offering all you could want for the perfect Keene adventure. Some amenities here include a microwave oven and a kitchen.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Keene?

From chic studio apartments to large vacation rentals, Vrbo has your mini break sorted. Here are two of our popular picks in and around Keene:

  • For a fantastic few nights away, it's hard to go past "Family Friendly Grand Getaway In The Middle Of Historic Lake Placid". It's close to the center of Keene, in addition to plenty of things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of relaxing nights at "Modern Studio Apartment 1. 5 Miles From Lake Placid Village". This comfy, centrally located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

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

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend escape. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Keene that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Put on some mellow music and slow dance the nights away at "On Franklin Pond - Lake And Mountain Views With Convenient Lake Access". Around 15 miles from Keene, this property has everything you could want for a romantic getaway, including a fireplace and beauty services.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Panoramic Views Of The Adirondack Mountains", around 8 miles from Keene. A fireplace and air conditioning will help set the mood.

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

Share your stay and boost your odds of having fun. Whether you're planning an epic getaway with buddies or a big family gathering, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around Keene:

  • You'll have enough room to move at "Newer Home - Keene, Keene Valley". Around 2 miles east of Keene, this grand retreat has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 12 guests. Amenities include a garden and a firepit.
  • Nothing is more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "Grand Meadows Lodge - Ultimate Luxury With Mountain Views" makes it easy to do that. Located around 6 miles to the north of Keene, as many as 24 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A kitchen and a garden are among the various amenities at hand here.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is hands down the most fun. Have a look at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Keene and spend your days splashing about. Just don't forget your inflatable doughnut:

  • Get into vacay mode at "New Expansive House", where your highest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities including a nearby laundromat and a kitchen help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • Spend lazy days splashing about or just kicking back by the water at "The Guide's House - Secluded Lodge". This vacation rental is another top choice and features snowsport activities, free toiletries and more.

Don't know what to pack for your Keene escape? This impressive destination has a humid continental climate. During summer, expect average temperatures ranging from 50 ºF to 75 ºF. Browse our range of Keene vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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

A family get-together should be a memorable one. Whether you're planning an action-packed escape with the kids or a party with relatives, these large family vacation rentals in or near Keene offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Sleeping as many as 12 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Newer Home - Keene, Keene Valley" is the perfect place for some family time. This top-rated getaway is 2 miles to the east of Keene and has amenities that include a video library and skiing facilities.
  • "Spacious Townhouse In Lake Placid With All Amenities + 3 In" also has the space you need to connect with loved ones. This property is around 9 miles to the west of Keene, and accommodates as many as 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A living room and childrens activities will help keep everyone comfortable and happy.

If you'd love to do some sightseeing, there are lots of family-friendly attractions close by to stick on your itinerary. Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum, Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Santa's Workshop are excellent places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Keene?

Vacation with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Keene and get ready to make some fantastic memories together. Here are some of our favorites:

  • "Relaxing Log Cabin Retreat Minutes From Whiteface" - Enjoy fun times with your gang at this escape, which is around 11 miles north of the center of Keene. Daily housekeeping services and childrens activities are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "River Front Cabin With Mountain Views" - Another great choice, this property comes with coffee and tea making facilities, cable/satellite TV services and more. You'll find it around 12 miles to the north of Keene.

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