Destination guide

Escape to Chautauqua Lake

From swimming and boating to kayaking and fishing, vacations in Chautauqua Lake are all about sun-drenched days on the water. If you want to stretch your legs Chautauqua Lake vacation rentals offer easy access to some of New York’s best hikes. From the Chautauqua “Rails-to-Trails” network to the Audubon Community Nature Center, waterfront rentals give you the freedom to hit the trails then cool off with a dip in the lake. Feel like a change of scene? Chautauqua County is home to 5 lakes, which means that beach hopping is always on the cards.

Things to do

History and culture abounds in Chautauqua Lake

Beyond the lake itself, Chautauqua County is brimming with history, culture, and small-town charm. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Dunkirk Lighthouse overlooks sparkling Lake Erie. If you’re a comedy buff a trip to nearby Jamestown is well worth the drive. Sitting at the southern tip of the lake, the lively town is home to the beautifully curated Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum, celebrating the “first couple of comedy.” It also serves up the region’s best street scene, so why not stay local with Chautauqua Lake vacation rentals in the heart of Jamestown?


Sip your way through Lake Erie Wine Country

From art and education to lectures and entertainment, the Chautauqua Institution is the beating heart of the lakeside community. If you want to venture beyond the shoreline, the iconic Bemus Point Stow Ferry has been cruising the lake for over 200 years. Love to unwind with a glass of wine? Chautauqua Lake offers easy access to New York’s famous Lake Erie Wine Country. With 23 wineries to choose from plus a handful of boutique breweries and small batch distilleries, you’ll never go thirsty. And with Chautauqua Lake vacation rentals you can stock up on all your favorite picks, then enjoy a private toast on your waterfront deck.


Summer celebrations in Chautauqua Lake

Summer brings high season in Chautauqua Lake, when flocks of vacationers descend on the county. The long days and warm weather make cooling off in the lake more than enticing. The summer atmosphere peaks on July 4, when fireworks are launched from the communities that dot the lake. If you want to beat the crowds, fall sees the lake explode in a sea of reds, yellows, and golds. Winter is quiet and serene, with plenty of opportunities to cozy up by the fire or try your hand at ice fishing.

Natural features

Cast a line in Chautauqua Lake

Stretching for 17 miles from tip to tip, Chautauqua Lake is dwarfed in comparison to mighty Lake Erie. That said, there’s still more than 40 miles of shoreline to discover, dotted with beaches, boat docks, and grassy parks. If you like fishing don’t forget your rod because Chautauqua Lake is famous for its muskellunge. There’s also world-class birding, with a flurry of migratory activity in the surrounding forests, wetlands, and open fields.

How many vacation rentals are available around Town of Chautauqua Lake, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 175 vacation rentals around Town of Chautauqua Lake. From 103 house rentals to 39 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Town of Chautauqua Lake?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Town of Chautauqua Lake. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Pennsylvania: 6,566 vacation rentals
  • Upstate New York: 3,723 vacation rentals
  • Canada: 30,455 vacation rentals
  • Lake Erie: 1,912 vacation rentals
  • Bemus Point: 154 vacation rentals

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What are the main cities to discover in Town of Chautauqua Lake?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Town of Chautauqua Lake:

  • Bemus Point: 154 rentals
  • Clymer: 72 rentals
  • Westfield: 120 rentals
  • North East Township: 82 rentals
  • Mayville: 139 rentals

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Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Town of Chautauqua Lake?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Town of Chautauqua Lake. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Chautauqua Institution: 103 rentals
  • Quincy Cellars: 186 rentals
  • Chautauqua Belle Steamboat: 266 rentals
  • State University of New York at Fredonia: 136 rentals
  • Lily Dale Spiritual Center: 208 rentals

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