Destination guide

Find the perfect vacation rental for your Groton getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Groton with a stay in a private vacation home. This city has something for everyone. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Groton

Are you looking for things to do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Groton a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cascades Indoor Waterpark (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Greek Peak Mountain Resort (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • EcoVillage at Ithaca (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • King Ferry Winery (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Ithaca Beer Company (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Sheldrake Point Winery (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Groton

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Groton. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cornell Botanic Gardens (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Ithaca Falls Natural Area (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Taughannock Falls State Park (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Buttermilk Falls State Park (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Robert H. Treman State Park (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Skaneateles Lake (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Groton

The nearest airport is in Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional), located 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Binghamton, NY (BGM-Greater Binghamton), which is 32.8 mi (52.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Groton?

Whether you're seeking an intimate escape for you and your sweetheart or a sprawling house to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Groton. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • "Almost An Island In Cayuga Lake Private And Panoramic 650' Of Level Lake Frontage" is a hit with guests. Around 9 miles from Groton, it has 3 bedrooms and loads of amenities to help you feel at home, including an oven and nearby hunting activities.
  • Another excellent choice is "Retreat - Like Setting", which is around 16 miles from Groton. With 2 bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen island, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and happy.

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

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

You certainly can! From simple hideaways to upmarket escapes, we've got a broad range of log cabins to rent in or near Groton. If you're into adventure, you'll love these options:

  • "Mountain Queen Log Cabin": This awesome vacation home is the perfect base if you're an outdoorsy type. Mountain biking and fishing are a few activities you can do in the area when you're not unwinding in your cozy cabin.
  • "One Room Log Cabin In Beautiful Woodland Campground": Stay in and enjoy the quiet atmosphere or have a go at some of the fun activities nearby, such as cross-country skiing and hiking and biking. The choice is all yours around here.

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

Get away from the rat race at one of our weekend getaways in or near Groton. Whether you want to catch up with friends or spend precious time with the kids, we'll have something to suit your style. Here are some of our most popular options:

  • "Retreat - Like Setting" is around 16 miles west of Groton and an ideal place to recharge your batteries. You'll like the useful amenities here, including a restaurant dining guide and off-street parking options.
  • Alternatively, make new memories with your crew at "On Cayuga Wine Trail, Luxurious 6 Bedrooms", which is around 11 miles to the west of Groton. Take advantage of a smart TV, outdoor furniture and more here.

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

Studio apartments may be small in size, but they pack a big punch when it comes to location and convenience. Spend your getaway at one of these popular studio apartments in or near Groton:

  • After a fun-filled day of urban exploration, come home to the comforts of "Apt. Near Cayuga Lake And 215' Waterfall. Clean And Disinfected". Spa and beauty services and coffee and tea making facilities are among the useful amenities you'll find here.
  • "Historic Inn Near Ithaca On The Cayuga Wine Trail" is another superb stay, providing all you could need for the perfect Groton adventure. Convenient amenities here include a porch and winery tours.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Groton?

From modern studio apartments to extravagant houses, Vrbo has your quick escape sorted. Here are just two of our favorite stays in and around Groton:

  • For a memorable vacation, it's tough to beat "Spring Birds Are Singing At Grandma's House And They're Waiting To Sing To You". It's close to the center of Groton, in addition to loads of things to see and do.
  • Another great option is "Apt. Near Cayuga Lake And 215' Waterfall. Clean And Disinfected". Gather your crew and enjoy a relaxing stay near the heart of Groton.

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

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend trip. If you'd like to spend a couple of evenings away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Groton that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a few passion-filled nights at "Plan Your Getaway In The Gorgeous Finger Lakes". Approximately 17 miles from Groton, it comes with lots of nice touches, like skiing facilities and beauty services.
  • "Almost An Island In Cayuga Lake Private And Panoramic 650' Of Level Lake Frontage" is another popular option that'll impress. It's about 9 miles from Groton and has winery tours and air conditioning.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Groton?

If you're in search of somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, why not make it memorable? These mansions for rent in or around Groton will fit your entire crew while doing it in serious style:

  • Around 11 miles to the southwest of Groton is "Beautifully Decorated Stone Mansion Near Downtown Ithaca". As well as its striking design, you'll also love its first-class amenities, such as golf and a firepit.
  • Another top pick is "The Tower House Victorian Mansion". Around 12 miles to the southwest of Groton, this swish vacation rental represents the height of high-class living and comes with a firepit, a fireplace and more.

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

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Groton where you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list:

  • There's plenty of space to enjoy yourselves at "On Cayuga Wine Trail, Luxurious 6 Bedrooms". Around 11 miles west of Groton, this expansive property has 6 bedrooms that sleep up to 14 guests. Quality amenities include a kitchen and a garden.
  • Invite up to 14 of your favorite folks to "Charming Victorian House With 6 Private Rooms" and fill the place with laughter and love. This popular option has 6 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the east of central Groton. It's crammed with features to keep large groups occupied, including a fireplace and a firepit.

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

Nothing screams good times like a pool. Dust off your inflatable swan and check out these rental houses in or near Groton that feature this vacation must-have:

  • Treat your crew to a memorable break at "Summer Time Is Here With Lots To Do Around Grandma's House". There's plenty to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as towels and a barbecue grill.
  • Spend leisurely days splashing about or catching a few peaceful moments by the water at "Relaxing Cayuga Lake House Close To Everything Dog Friendly". This property is another top pick and comes with a video library, a TV and more.

Not sure what the weather is like in Groton? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're chasing a little more inspiration on places to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire selection of Groton vacation rentals.

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

You'll always have more fun sharing the good times with the people you love the most. Whether you're planning a family catch-up or taking time out with your best friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that suits you. Here are two of our best in and around Groton:

  • Sleeping up to 7 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Almost An Island In Cayuga Lake Private And Panoramic 650' Of Level Lake Frontage" is the perfect place to enjoy some family time. This popular retreat is 9 miles to the southwest of Groton and has amenities that include free toiletries and a microwave oven.
  • Another top choice is "On Cayuga Wine Trail, Luxurious 6 Bedrooms". This vacation rental is 11 miles west of Groton and features a porch, free toiletries and more. With 6 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions around the area, there's no shortage of choice. Taughannock Falls State Park, Museum of the Earth and Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary promise lots of fun for both kids and grown-ups.