Discover a selection of 218 vacation rentals in Clayton 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 kitchens. Prices start at $175 per night, and cottages and houses are popular options for a stay in Clayton. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Charming small-town atmosphere

Clayton lies just next to the Canadian border, nestled on the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York. It's long been a playground for vacationers who have been coming to the 1000 Islands Region for over a century. There's a wealth of Clayton vacation rentals to choose from and use as a base for explore the area. Soak up the charming small-town atmosphere, grab a bite to eat in one of the myriad riverfront eateries, look for bargains in the boutiques or take part in the many outdoor activities from golfing to kayaking.

Things to do

Antique boats and art galleries

The 1000 Islands area is studded with several fascinating museums and art galleries. The Antique Boat Museum, for example, has one of the finest collections of classic sea vessels in the world. Painters have been inspired by the beautiful landscape for years and if you love art, you've come to the right place. Visits to the Winged Bull Studio and the St. Lawrence River Art Gallery are a must. Alternatively, the Local, family-run shops can be explored, to seek out historical photos and books that chronicle the history and heritage of the 1000 Islands. And, if you're a music buff, you can always soak up a concert at the Clayton Opera House.


Kayaking and hiking in Clayton

Clayton lies in the heart of the 1000 Islands Region, a realm of natural beauty filled with adventurous outdoor activities. You can easily take advantage of this from Clayton vacation rentals. Jump into kayaks to glide down through the French Creek Wildlife Management Area, cast your lines into the river to hook in a big one, go hiking through the nearby forests in search of wildlife, or swing your club at the local golf course. And, if you want to spend a night under stars and canvas, there are plenty of wildlife spots nearby to choose from.


Distinct seasons in Clayton

You can expect to experience hot summers and freezing winters around these parts. The Clayton vacation rentals are open all year round, and each of the 4 distinct seasons offer something new and magical to explore. During spring, the area warms up and the banks of the river come alive with colorful wildflowers. Summer can be humid and hot, but you can cool off in the river. Though fall is cooler, it can be a wonderfully peaceful time to visit with the forests bursting into rich orange and yellows, while wrapping up warm to explore the winter landscape can be magical.

Natural features

Wildlife on the 1000 Islands

The 1000 Islands is a grand name, and if anything it doesn't convey the full scale of the area, which encompasses an archipelago of 1,864 islands scattered along the St. Lawrence River. These land masses differ in size greatly, from tiny outcrops to long-inhabited islands. From Clayton vacation rentals, it's easy to reach the archipelago and spot the wildlife. Deer roam along the banks of the river, wild turkeys and shorebirds gather on the smaller islands, while beavers can be seen damming up the streams and otters swim through the waters in search of fish.

How to get there

How to get to and around Clayton

The nearest airport is in Watertown, NY (ART-Watertown Intl.), located 15.9 mi (25.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Kingston, ON (YGK-Norman Rogers), which is 24.7 mi (39.7 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Clayton?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 218 vacation rentals around Clayton. From 104 cottage rentals to 90 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 water-view property in Clayton?

There's something uniquely calming about being around the water. If that sounds like the ideal getaway, you're in luck! Vrbo has 96 vacation rentals with waterfront views in this destination. Open to more suggestions? Vrbo has plenty more rental options to have a look at, including:

  • 96 shore-front vacation rentals.
  • 50 riverside vacation rentals.
  • 37 rural vacation rentals.

Can I stay in Clayton in a large group?

Getaways with your favorite people can be so much fun, particularly when you're staying under the same roof somewhere entirely new! If you'll be traveling with a big group, Vrbo can help you out. House vacation homes are the favored choice for large groups, with 24 featured here. Around the area, the rental properties that can house large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 8, we've got 83 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Stay a night from just $135.
  • If you've got 6 in your family, you'll be happy to hear that there are 63 vacation homes perfect. Prices start at $121 per night.
  • Trying to find rentals to suit 10 people? You'll be pleased to find out we have 38 that'll be ideal. You can book one from just $240 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your dad, your sister and all your mates to Clayton.

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