Discover a selection of 3,500 vacation rentals in Lake James, 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 $190 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Lake James. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.


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.


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?

Natural features

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake James, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,485 vacation rentals around Lake James. From 2,572 house rentals to 1,141 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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:

  • Lake Lure: 750 vacation rentals
  • Black Mountain: 1,384 vacation rentals
  • Burnsville: 4,259 vacation rentals
  • Fairview: 1,881 vacation rentals
  • Newland: 2,252 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:

  • Lake Lure: 750 rentals
  • Black Mountain: 1,384 rentals
  • Burnsville: 4,259 rentals
  • Fairview: 1,881 rentals
  • Newland: 2,252 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake James?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lake James. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pisgah National Forest: 733 rentals
  • Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing: 2,282 rentals
  • Linville Caverns: 1,394 rentals
  • Catawba Falls: 1,771 rentals
  • Lake James State Park: 228 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake James listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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