Discover a selection of 197 vacation rentals in Watkins Glen, NY 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 WiFi. Prices start at $181 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.
AsyncDestinationUrgency
Top rated rentals — Watkins Glen
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Watkins Glen

The area's wineries and temples are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Watkins Glen. This scenic city is known for its lake, waterfalls and hiking. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

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

Transportation to and around Watkins Glen

The nearest airport is in Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional), located 22.7 mi (36.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Elmira, NY (ELM-Elmira - Corning Regional), which is 15.1 mi (24.3 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Watkins Glen?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental in or around Watkins Glen that's a perfect match. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • "Sail Away Vacation Rental - Walking To Watkins Glen Attractions" is a guest favorite. Around 0.1 miles from Watkins Glen, it has 1 bedroom and lots of handy amenities, including an oven and a microwave oven.
  • Another great choice is "Brewers Perch Vacation Rental - Walking To Watkins Glen Attractions", which is around 0.1 miles from Watkins Glen. With 3 bedrooms, internet services and heating, 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 Watkins Glen vacation rental for you.

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

We all deserve a break every now and then. If you're dreaming of a couple of long mornings lounging around in your PJs with a coffee and the morning news, you'll find some amazing weekend getaways in and near Watkins Glen. These are some of our favorites:

  • "Private 3 - Acre 3br3ba With Lake Access Off Wine Trail" is around 8 miles north of Watkins Glen and the perfect place to relax and unwind. You'll like the amenities here, including pet-friendly services and a garden.
  • "Seneca Sunset Vacation Rental - Walking To Watkins Glen Attractions" is another excellent option. It's located 0.1 miles to the northwest of Watkins Glen and features nearby museums, nearby ecotour services and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Watkins Glen?

Absolutely. If you're hunting down a small but stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently positioned in the heart of town. Check out the following options in or near Watkins Glen:

  • After a day filled with outdoor exploration, enjoy peace, quiet and privacy at "Sail Away Vacation Rental - Walking To Watkins Glen Attractions". A porch and a living room are among the handy amenities you'll find here.
  • Another cool choice is "Charming Cottage On Seneca Lake". Don't let its modest size fool you — this comfortable apartment is loaded with useful amenities like a free nearby fitness center, free toiletries and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Watkins Glen?

From modern studio apartments to spacious homes, Vrbo has your whirlwind escape sorted. Here are two of our most popular picks in and around Watkins Glen:

  • Within close reach of central Watkins Glen, "Cottage House With Incredible Lake View" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not relaxing in your cozy digs, get out and discover all the fun stuff around you.
  • Another fantastic option is "Charming Cottage On Seneca Lake". Round up your squad and enjoy a relaxing stay close to the heart of Watkins Glen.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Watkins Glen?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend trip. If you want to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Watkins Glen that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Sneak away on Friday for a couple of passion-filled evenings at "Sail Away Vacation Rental - Walking To Watkins Glen Attractions". Roughly 0.1 miles from Watkins Glen, it comes with plenty of nice touches, like winery tours and a restaurant dining guide.
  • Another option where you can spend a few glorious days together is "Brewers Perch Vacation Rental - Walking To Watkins Glen Attractions". Around 0.1 miles from Watkins Glen, winery tours and a restaurant dining guide add to the ambiance here.

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

Big groups mean gigantic fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your entire crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Watkins Glen and get everyone together under the same roof:

  • A nice range of amenities including a garden and a kitchen make "Private 3 - Acre 3br3ba With Lake Access Off Wine Trail" a favorite with groups. This expansive property has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. From central Watkins Glen, it's around 8 miles away to the north.
  • "Lakefront Estate With Amazing Views And Gardens" is another option that'll fit the whole gang. It's around 7 miles to the east of Watkins Glen, has 8 bedrooms and welcomes up to 16 guests. A kitchen and a barbecue grill are just a couple of things that'll help make your visit more comfortable.

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

A pool is often an all-important amenity when choosing where to stay on vacation, especially if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Watkins Glen and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Pack your swimming gear and take a break at "Charming House With Incredible Lake View". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including a toaster and books.
  • "Newly Renovated Farm House With Lake View" is the type of place you go to leave the everyday behind and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. Nearby birdwatching activities and coffee and tea making facilities are also on hand to make your stay comfortable and convenient.

Curious what the weather's like in Watkins Glen? It has a humid continental climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 50 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're searching for 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 scroll through our entire range of Watkins Glen vacation rentals.

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

It's always more fun when you share wonderful times with the people you care about the most. Whether you're planning a family reunion or catching up with your best friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your needs. Here are two of our best in and around Watkins Glen:

  • Get your nearest and dearest together at "Private 3 - Acre 3br3ba With Lake Access Off Wine Trail", which has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. This retreat is located 8 miles to the north of Watkins Glen and comes with amenities such as a TV and a dishwasher.
  • Another great choice is "Charming House With Incredible Lake View". This property is 1 mile northwest of Watkins Glen and features a DVD player, a fridge and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you're after family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to look far. Farm Sanctuary, Eagle Cliff Falls and Hector Falls promise lots of fun for both kids and grown-ups.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Watkins Glen?

Cozy up with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Watkins Glen and build some unforgettable memories together. Here's just a taste of what we've got:

  • "Cabin - Finger Lakes: Lamoka Hideaway" - Around 10 miles west of the center of Watkins Glen, this family-friendly retreat offers amenities like a toaster and a living room.
  • "Christine's Cabin" Free Wi Fi" - Another excellent choice, this rental comes with towels, free toiletries and more. You'll find it around 8 miles to the north of Watkins Glen.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Watkins Glen vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Watkins Glen?

If you love the idea of relaxing around a campfire but aren't really into the "camp" part, a vacation rental with a fire pit will tick all your boxes. Enjoy the comforts of home at one of these options in or near Watkins Glen that offer this sizzling perk:

  • "Sail Away Vacation Rental - Walking To Watkins Glen Attractions" features mountain views, a firepit, and of course, a fire pit. Have a singalong, tell spooky stories or just catch up with friends and family at this cozy retreat.
  • Stoke the embers and then take in the serene atmosphere at "Brewers Perch Vacation Rental - Walking To Watkins Glen Attractions". This cozy pad also offers mountain views and a lake view.