Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Essex County, US 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 $125 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Essex County. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Find the perfect vacation rental for your Essex County getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Essex County with a stay in a private vacation home. This city has something for everyone. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Essex County

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Essex County a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Ski Area (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Cascade Cross Country Ski Center (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Santa's Workshop (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Whiteface Mountain (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
  • Mount Jo (18.6 mi / 30 km)
  • Lake Placid Club Golf Courses (19.7 mi / 31.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Essex County

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Essex County is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Roaring Brook Falls (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Button Bay State Park (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Mount Marcy (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • High Falls Gorge (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Ausable River (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
  • Mount Jo (18.6 mi / 30 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Essex County

Fly into Lake Placid, NY (LKP), the closest airport, located 18.9 mi (30.4 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Westport Station, Port Henry Station and Port Kent Station are the main stations that serve the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in Essex County?

From upmarket houses to rustic log cabins, Vrbo has properties to match every taste and budget. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Essex County:

  • "On Franklin Pond - Lake And Mountain Views With Convenient Lake Access": If you're looking for somewhere in Bloomingdale with 1 bedroom and plenty of charm, this escape is calling your name. Amenities include a music library and a fireplace.
  • "Panoramic Views Of The Adirondack Mountains": Put your suitcase down and your feet up at this sought-after getaway in Town of North Elba. It comes with 3 bedrooms, a fireplace, an iron and ironing board and more.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Essex County?

Punching far above its weight when it comes to charm and innovation, a tiny house vacation rental in Essex County offers a front-row seat to big adventure. Shut off all your devices and switch your focus to Mother Nature at one of these compact escapes:

  • Unwind and recharge at "Modern Tiny House". Located in Au Sable Forks, WiFi and a toaster are just two of the amenities included here.
  • "Modern Tiny Home Cabin With Hot Tub Next To Titus Mtn Ski And Malone Golf Club" in Town of Bellmont is another highly rated pick. Cable/satellite TV services and free WiFi will make your getaway here extra comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Essex County?

Often found in pristine natural spaces, log cabins offer a cozy escape from the hustle and bustle of life. If you're ready to switch off and unwind, take a look at these log cabins to rent in Essex County:

  • If you'd like to be able to enjoy rafting or cycling while you're in Essex County, "Relaxing Log Cabin Retreat Minutes From Whiteface" in Jay will be a top choice.
  • Alternatively, consider "Log Cabin On The Ausable River". Try some kayaking or snowboarding or simply put your feet up at this Keene retreat.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Essex County?

Whether you're planning a family reunion, some romantic "us" time or a couple of nights away on your own, we have weekend getaways in Essex County to suit. Pack your overnight bag and stay at one of these popular escapes:

  • "Newer Home - Keene, Keene Valley" - This rental in Keene features amenities that'll make your visit a comfortable one, such as shopping and optional ski privileges. Its terrific location also makes it a great base to get out and explore.
  • "Spacious Townhouse In Lake Placid With All Amenities + 3 In" - With a porch and a restaurant dining guide, plus its convenient location in Town of North Elba, you'll wish for more than just a weekend at this rental.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Essex County?

If you're after someplace with more personality than a ho-hum hotel room, you'll love our studio apartments in Essex County. Get cooking in your kitchen, scroll through social media on the lounge and feel totally at home. Take a peek at some of our top-rated studios:

  • Snooze, eat, chill with friends ... Do it all from the compact yet well-thought-out single room space at "On Franklin Pond - Lake And Mountain Views With Convenient Lake Access". Located in Bloomingdale, off-street parking options and a boat are among the conveniences here.
  • With lots of character and promising more privacy than a bustling hotel, "Modern Studio Apartment 1. 5 Miles From Lake Placid Village" is another place to consider. It's located in Town of North Elba and comes with a firepit and nearby birdwatching activities.

Can I find short term rentals in Essex County?

Spend a few days in a cheap and cheerful cabin or live it up in a luxury apartment. Vrbo has lots of short-term rentals to choose from in Essex County. Check out these options for some inspiration:

  • Located near the heart of Keene, "Newer Home - Keene, Keene Valley" is ideal for a short-term stay. Set up camp here and check out all the interesting attractions around the area.
  • "Spacious Townhouse In Lake Placid With All Amenities + 3 In" also welcomes short-term guests. Spend a day or two at this option in Town of North Elba and see why it's a favorite among many visitors.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Essex County?

Whether you've been an item for a few months, a year or forever, nothing beats a romantic weekend getaway to keep passions burning. If you're searching for the ideal place to spend a few days with your sweetheart, take a peek at these escapes:

  • "On Franklin Pond - Lake And Mountain Views With Convenient Lake Access" in Bloomingdale will convince you to plan more romantic weekends away. Nice touches here include a fireplace and beauty services.
  • Another alluring option is "Panoramic Views Of The Adirondack Mountains" in Town of North Elba. Enjoy amenities here including a fireplace and air conditioning, as well as each other's company.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Essex County?

When it comes to vacations, we think the more people the merrier. If you're looking for somewhere with enough space to fit friends or family, one of these large group vacation rentals in Essex County might be just the ticket:

  • "Newer Home - Keene, Keene Valley": With 4 bedrooms, this large vacation rental in Keene has enough room for you and all your friends. Amenities such as a garden and a firepit will keep everyone in your group happy.
  • "Grand Meadows Lodge - Ultimate Luxury With Mountain Views": You'll get your team's nod of approval at this Upper Jay option which comes with a sauna, a kitchen and more. It has 6 bedrooms that will easily accommodate all your guests.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Essex County?

VRBO has you covered if you're searching for a property with enough space for the whole crew. Whether you're putting on an engagement party or a break with your favorite people, send out the guest invites and stay in one of these large vacation rentals in Essex County:

  • "Adirondack Lakefront Family Or Friend Reunion Retreat": Accommodating up to 34 guests, there's plenty of space for everybody at this top retreat in Mid-Atlantic. A nearby waterfront and a garden are just two of the handy amenities on offer here.
  • "Grand Peaks Lodge - Ultimate Luxury": Housing up to 38 guests, you'll find this vacation rental in Upper Jay. To ensure your vacation is more comfortable, amenities here include a fireplace and a lake view.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Essex County?

Get ready to take your pick and cannonball right in. Here are a couple of exceptional house rentals in Essex County where happiness is a day at the pool:

  • Book a stay at "New Expansive House", where the first thing on your itinerary should be taking a dip in the pool. This escape is located in Town of North Elba and features a host of family-friendly amenities, including a fridge and childrens activities.
  • "The Guide's House - Secluded Lodge" in Keene is another guest favorite. There's plenty to like about this property besides its pool, such as free toiletries and coffee and tea making facilities.

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