Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Rensselaer 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 swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $75 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Rensselaer County. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Book a vacation rental for your Rensselaer County getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Rensselaer County with a stay in a private vacation home. There's no shortage of things to see and do in the area.Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Rensselaer County

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Rensselaer County a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Clifton Park Ice Arena (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Willard Mountain (22.1 mi / 35.5 km)
  • Saratoga National Golf Course (23 mi / 37 km)
  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort (23.6 mi / 37.9 km)
  • Saratoga Race Course (24.2 mi / 38.9 km)
  • The Edge Halfmoon (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Rensselaer County

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Rensselaer County is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Albany Riverfront Park (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Washington Park (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Hudson River (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Round Lake (14.9 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Saratoga Lake (20.2 mi / 32.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Rensselaer County

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Albany-Rensselaer Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in Rensselaer County?

From high-end condos to intimate log cabins, Vrbo has properties to match all tastes and budgets. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Rensselaer County:

  • "Tutti Farm - 6 Bed 3 Bath 1847 Farmhouse Upstate Ny": If you're searching for somewhere in Town of Grafton with 6 bedrooms and plenty of charm, this escape will tick your boxes. Amenities include an iron and ironing board and towels.
  • "Lakefront Lodge - 20 Minutes To Jiminy Peak 30 Minutes To Williamstown": Located in Sand Lake, this home away from home has 4 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. Coffee and tea making facilities and a nearby waterfront are among them.

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

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

For a completely different vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Rensselaer County. We'll warn you though — after you've lived the tiny house life, the urge to move into one of thes mini digs will be hard to resist!

  • Get ready for a simpler way of life at "Hgtv Tiny Home~2 Hrs From Nyc And Bos". Amenities at this gem in Town of Schodack include a dryer, a dining table and more.
  • Alternatively, make yourself at home at "8 Sided Tiny House Down A Private Road W". Located in Roxbury, this tiny gem comes with a kitchen and an iron and ironing board.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Rensselaer County?

Whether you want to spend your vacation chasing adventure outdoors or kicking back with your crew, we've got wonderful log cabins where you can do both. Take a peek at these top options in and around Rensselaer County:

  • "Log Cabin Living On The Esopus Creek": Enjoy a week relaxing at this superb vacation home in nature. Once you're feeling revitalized, enjoy kayaking or basketball, which are some of the fun activities in this region.
  • "Dream Log Cabin 110 Acres/hot Tub": Stay in and enjoy the quiet atmosphere or try some of the exciting activities nearby, such as ice skating and tennis. Idle or adventurous, it's up to you.

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

Pressed for time but want to get away? A weekend break is the answer. Snap up one of these excellent rental properties and get ready to feel completely refreshed when Monday rolls around:

  • "Cozy Cottage With Pool, Walking Distance To Lake" - Located in Sand Lake, this rental offers its guests amenities like free toiletries and games.
  • "3 Bedroom Lakefront Home With Hot Tub And Fireplace" - With a barbecue grill and a water view, plus its great location in Wynantskill, you wont want to leave this rental property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Rensselaer County?

Forget about the bland hotel room and lock in one of our studio apartments in Rensselaer County. Here's where you can kick back in your own digs and enjoy your next destination like a local:

  • Eat, sleep, socialize ... Do it all from the compact yet cleverly designed single space at "1 Bed, 1st Floor, Furnished, Includes Utilities". Located in Valley Falls, an oven and a TV are among its amenities.
  • With lots of character and promising more privacy than a large hotel, "Star Gazer Farm" is another top pick. It's located in East Nassau and comes with towels and a stovetop.

Can I find short term rentals in Rensselaer County?

With Vrbo's great range of short-term rentals in Rensselaer County, it's easy to find a place to suit your needs. Whether you're searching for somewhere to escape on your own or to catch up with the family, these options are tough to beat:

  • Stay near the center of Sand Lake and spend your days sightseeing from "Cozy Cottage With Pool, Walking Distance To Lake". Along with its handy location, this escape has everything you need to make your getaway relaxed and stress-free.
  • Otherwise, bunk down for day or two at "3 Bedroom Lakefront Home With Hot Tub And Fireplace" and discover the attractions of Wynantskill. This property also caters to short-term guests and is a top pick if you like to be close to the action.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Rensselaer County?

A romantic weekend getaway in Rensselaer County is a surefire way to feed the flame of passion. Light a fancy candle, grab your honey by the hand and get set to send sparks flying at one of these retreats:

  • Discover your inner Casanova at "Tutti Farm - 6 Bed 3 Bath 1847 Farmhouse Upstate Ny". This Town of Grafton property is custom-made for romance, offering amenities like a firepit and outdoor furniture to help set the mood.
  • Alternatively, plan a weekend of canoodling at "Lakefront Lodge - 20 Minutes To Jiminy Peak 30 Minutes To Williamstown". Skiing facilities and a dining table add to the ambiance of this Sand Lake property.

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

If your idea of a dream getaway is to bring all your friends with you, you'll be needing a whole lot of space. Luckily, there are many vacation rentals in Rensselaer County that are suitable for large groups, starting with these sprawling retreats:

  • "Tutti Farm - 6 Bed 3 Bath 1847 Farmhouse Upstate Ny": With 6 bedrooms, everyone can be a part of the fun at this popular retreat in Town of Grafton. A firepit and a kitchen are among the amenities available here.
  • "Expansive Upstate Home With Pool + Home Theater": Located in East Greenbush, this roomy stay has 5 bedrooms and is another popular pick for a big family get-together. There's plenty to keep guests content and comfortable, such as a kitchen and a swimming pool.

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

Take your pick and hop right in. Here are a few sought-after house rentals in Rensselaer County where life is better by the pool:

  • The pool at "Beautiful Restored Victorian House Perfect For Retreats" is guaranteed to add another dimension of fun to your vacation. Located in Troy, this retreat also features a garden and a TV.
  • Leap out of bed and take an early morning dip at "Farm House In Mt. Meadow" in Stephentown. A fridge and a kitchen are other amenities at this equally impressive option.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Rensselaer County?

Family time is the best time, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can reconnect. Whether you're planning time off with the kids or catching up with friends, these large family vacation rentals in Rensselaer County are perfect for unforgettable get-togethers:

  • Make your family break one filled with happy memories at "Tutti Farm - 6 Bed 3 Bath 1847 Farmhouse Upstate Ny". This Town of Grafton escape features 6 bedrooms and can sleep up to 12 of your loved ones. Free toiletries and coffee and tea making facilities are just two of the amenities to take advantage of.
  • Alternatively, make "Lakefront Lodge - 20 Minutes To Jiminy Peak 30 Minutes To Williamstown" your getaway HQ. Located in Sand Lake, this escape has 4 bedrooms that accommodate up to 10 people. A TV and beach sun loungers will help keep your group comfortable and content.

When it comes to family-friendly attractions in Rensselaer County, Children's Museum of Science and Technology is one of the most popular. If you're staying anywhere near it, organize a visit and discover why it attracts so many visitors.

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