Where to stay around Lake James, US?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,177 vacation rentals near Lake James. From 1,201 Houses to 1,148 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake James for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake James?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake James. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Blue Ridge Mountains: 12,790 vacation rentals
  • Bostic: 114 vacation rentals
  • Mountains: 18,923 vacation rentals
  • Burnsville: 4,036 vacation rentals
  • Newland: 1,866 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake James! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake James?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake James:

  • Bostic: 114 rentals
  • Burnsville: 4,036 rentals
  • Newland: 1,866 rentals
  • Rutherfordton: 960 rentals
  • Spruce Pine: 1,178 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

The name's James, Lake James. Licence to thrill

Ever come home from a vacation feeling like you needed another vacation? It can just get so hectic trying to cram everything in. Fear not, with a Lake James vacation rental, you're in safe, stress-free hands. It's a world of secluded, lakefront cabins, of swimming in cool water, of visiting hidden coves and picnicking on sandy mountain beaches. Hike, bike, fish, boat, or simply do nothing at all. It's even got a glint of Hollywood about it, since the Daniel Day-Lewis epic, Last of the Mohicans, used Lake James as a filming location.

In it, on it, or under it - it's all about the water

Given that it's, well, a lake, water activities are going to play a big part in your Lake James vacation rental. Lake James is well set up for swimming, with changing rooms, concessions, lifeguards, and a dedicated swimming area. The lake's also popular with kayakers, paddle boarders, and jet skiers, plus fishermen on the hunt for the largemouth bass that lurk in the depths. There's a wide, sandy beach for picnics and BBQs, and Lake James State Park contains over 25 miles of hiking trails, 15 of which are open to 2-wheeled adventurers too.

Every day's a school day with a Lake James vacation rental

Like your activities with a bit of education thrown in? Well then, you'll love a Lake James vacation rental. Several of the hiking trails in Lake James State Park are tailored towards particular audiences, including the Holly Discovery Trail for kids, and the Overmountain Victory Trail for history buffs, which commemorates a patriot militia who thrashed the Brits way back in 1780. There's also a full program of events laid on by the rangers, including wildlife-watching and stargazing. If only expanding your intellectual horizons was always as relaxing as this.

Great beaches, come and meet great weather

The good news for your Lake James vacation rental is that the climate is pretty mild round here. Winters are reasonably cold without being brutal, and spring gets a decent amount of rain. As for summer, you can expect plenty of great beach weather, but the mountain setting of Lake James means it rarely gets too hot for comfort. And if it does? Well, you've got a lake, right there. The swimming area is open between May and September, so you might as well make the most of it, right?

Sit back and smell the flowers in Lake James State Park

Lake James is actually a reservoir, up in the mountains of North Carolina. It's a big old patch, covering 10 square miles, with 150 miles of shoreline. And when you're done taking a dip in its cool waters or lounging on its sandy beach, you'll want to explore the 3,600-acre Lake James State Park, which is the largest waterfront park in the state. It's home to all kinds of wildlife including birds and reptiles, plus mammals like flying squirrels, deer, and muskrat. And if you're into wildflowers then say no more - just get your Lake James vacation rental booked on the double.