Discover a selection of 298 vacation rentals in Watkins Glen 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 kitchens and swimming pools. Prices start at $180 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Watkins Glen. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Small-town charm with big-time beauty

Watkins Glen redefines small-town charm. It's home to a picturesque state park, winding trails, seemingly countless wineries and plenty of beautiful scenery. If that's not enough to convince you to book a Watkins Glen vacation rental, focus on the stunning waterfalls, the shimmering lake and the family-friendly activities that make this such an engaging environment to visit. Whether with the family or even on a solo excursion, you'll find yourself constantly mesmerized by the sheer brilliance of the area.

Things to do

Race your way to the vineyards and art galleries

Local artists are heavily celebrated at The Arc of Schuyler's Franklin Street Gallery. Another can't-miss stop is the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, home to a massive collection of racing sports cars. Of course, one can't really book a Watkins Glen vacation rental without encountering a winery or 2. Lakewood Vineyards is a great starting point. The grounds overlook Seneca Lake and the owners have been in the business since 1951. A walk along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is also practically required, if only for the breathtaking views.

Activities

Up, up, and away–adventure awaits in Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen has more hiking trails than you'll know how to handle. Don't miss the water, either—you can take a scenic sightseeing cruise on the lake. If you prefer, join a hot air balloon flight and view the area from a higher vantage point. Retail therapy is a major thing here, which you'll discover when you catch sight of the independent boutiques and antique shops lining the main street. The area boasts a healthy festival selection, too. In Watkins Glen, can you celebrate everything from cheese to wine.

Weather

Watkins Glen–a town for all seasons

Watkins Glen is truly a town for all seasons. Winter is beautiful, what with its snow-packed trails and the peaceful solitude that blankets the air. It's cold and icy, yes, but if you're seeking great photo opportunities there's almost no better time to book your Watkins Glen vacation rental. Summer is a warm affair, although it's not typically uncomfortable. Highs average approximately 80 degrees in July and August, while fall dips into the low 60s. If you favor something in the middle of the road, springtime, with its 70-degree averages, may be your best bet.

Natural features

From the Ice Age to the modern age, Watkins Glen is a thrill

Located in Schuyler County, this charming New York village is known for its proximity to woodsy Watkins Glen State Park. Its focal point is a deep gorge that developed as a result of Ice Age glaciers that created a rift in the Seneca valley. There's a total of 19 waterfalls in the park, along with an 800-mile trail. You might book your Watkins Glen vacation rental along shimmering Seneca Lake, great for fishing. It also features distinctive painted rocks that lend the area an earthy charm.

How to get there

How to get to and around Watkins Glen

The nearest airport is in Elmira, NY (ELM-Elmira - Corning Regional), located 15 mi (24.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional), which is 26.3 mi (42.3 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Watkins Glen?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 298 vacation rentals around Watkins Glen. From 109 cabin rentals to 143 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a lakefront property in Watkins Glen?

If you could you do with a peaceful pause, spend a couple of days by a lake. You'll feel like you're an adult at summer camp — no singing Kumbaya necessary. Vrbo has 164 vacation properties near lakes ready to be booked. Alternatively, you might like to go for a different style of vacation setting. Vrbo has stacks of properties to choose from, including:

  • 124 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 85 lakeside vacation rentals.
  • 75 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Watkins Glen?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love having lots of room to move, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 148 houses currently listed on Vrbo. Prices begin at $125 per night. If that doesn't fit with your squad's style, we've got a range of different rental options available, such as:

  • Cottage: 98 vacation homes. Prices start from $135 per night.
  • Apartment: 18 vacation homes. Prices start from $143 per night.
  • Cabin: 13 vacation homes. Prices start from $100 per night.

Can I stay in Watkins Glen in a large group?

The recipe for the perfect vacation is relaxing with close friends and family in a fantastic new place. If you're traveling with a large group, Vrbo has options. The leading choice for bigger groups here are house vacation homes, and there are 31 available. Rental accommodations around here that are perfect for large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 146 vacation homes perfect for that size. Spend a night for as little as $148.
  • Looking for a rental property for 8 people? We have 118 that will suit. The starting price is $155 per night.
  • Searching for vacation rentals to suit 10 people? You'll be glad to learn we have 118 that will fit the bill. You can book one from just $223 a night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you can bring along your uncle, your brother and all your mates to Watkins Glen.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Watkins Glen?

Vrbo offers an array of excellent budget-concious rentals. Treat your family to a fancy night out or extend your stay with the pennies you have left over. You'll uncover plenty of deals waiting for you in Burdett. The average price in this fantastic area is $183 a night, and you'll have as many as 5 rentals to pick from.