Discover a selection of 158 vacation rentals in Albany 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 swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $55 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Albany. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The center for smuggling in Prohibition America

Albany was once home to the Iroquois Native American community and is now the state capital of New York, which may come as a surprise to those who assumed that would be the Big Apple. First settled by the Dutch in the early 17th century, Albany has a long and colorful history – it was the center of booze smuggling during the dramatic Prohibition years. Today, Albany vacation rentals are used as a base for exploring the rich and diverse city, with centuries of architecture including the modernistic Empire State Plaza. With a series of world-class museums, top notch eateries and opportunity for outdoor activities, Albany doesn't disappoint.

Things to do

The largest state museum in the USA

There's enough attractions in city to keep you busy for much longer than a weekend break, and it's all the doorstep of your Albany vacation rental. The Corning Tower offers views over the city and the Adirondacks from its 42nd floor observation deck. Meanwhile, it's simply unthinkable to visit Albany and not go to the New York State Museum, the largest state museum in the United States which houses everything from natural history exhibits to art galleries. For more history, visit the Irish American Heritage Museum on Broadway which chronicles the history of Irish immigrants in America.

Activities

Bike, hike or skate through Corning Preserve

While you're staying in an Albany vacation rental, you'll find a wealth of things to keep you busy. Start at the Corning Preserve in downtown, a large park that hugs the Hudson River and makes for the perfect place for walking, biking or skating. After you've had an active few hours, you can grab one of the sunny benches on the river banks and enjoy a picnic with the family. Shoppers won't be disappointed in the city, with local boutiques like Frank Adams Jewelers, a third-generation owned store founded in the early 20th century. Or for something more modern, you can browse in the Crossgates Mall.

Weather

Hot summers and snowy winters

Albany has a humid continental climate. This means it enjoys all 4 seasons, with hot summers and snowy winters. Spring is dry, sunny and one of the best times to visit the city. While summers can suffer from rain, there are plenty of things to do inside, from wandering museums to ambling through shopping malls, so you'll always be occupied. The temperature drops in fall, but the city is wonderfully peaceful, while the winters are cold and best spent in cozy bars and restaurants or exploring the rich art scene in the capital. Albany vacation rentals are open all year round.

Natural features

Get back to nature at the Green Mountain National Forest

To truly experience nature at its best, head east to the Green Mountain National Forest, a park located on the border with Vermont and easily accessible from Albany vacation rentals. While you hike through the forested habitat, all manner of wildlife species can be spotted. Beavers are seen damming the streams, moose gently ambling and white-tailed deer bounding gracefully. Wild turkeys and ruffed grouse are prevalent and if you are lucky, you may even spot a solitary black bear catching salmon. Return in the afternoon for a relaxed evening in the city.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Albany

Fly into Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Schenectady, NY (SCH-Schenectady County), which is 16.3 mi (26.3 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Albany?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 158 vacation rentals around Albany. From 89 house rentals to 14 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.