Discover a selection of 413 vacation rentals in Lake Norman, 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 kitchens. Prices start at $199 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Lake Norman. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Find adventure from a Lake Norman cabin rental

If you are planning a vacation to North Carolina, you may want to check out Lake Norman cabin rentals. Lake Norman is the largest man-made Lake in North Carolina, and it is a refreshing destination on a hot summer day. Surrounded by towns such as Davidson, Cornelius, and Westport, the Lake Norman region is a lovely blend of quaint towns and secluded lakefront homes. Boating is the most popular activity, and nothing beats a day on the water with a pleasant summer breeze. Because Lake Norman is a popular destination for visitors, you can find lots of great food and activities nearby.

 
Things to do

Sightseeing near Lake Norman vacation rentals

The lively towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville are home to several family-friendly attractions, including open-air shopping-and-dining spot Birkdale Village, and several art galleries and public art displays. NASCAR racing fans can visit the Joe Gibbs Racing shop, while history buffs should head for Rural Hill, home to an 18th-century cotton plantation, and one of several locations in the area that holds historical battle re-enactments throughout the year. Lake Norman also has a booming craft beer scene – pick up a beer and wine trail map to discover the area’s wineries and breweries.

Activities

Activities near getaway cabins in Lake Norman

Ellijay is home to the state’s largest rescue, rehab, and release facility, the Wildlife Sanctuary. Treat your little ones to a guided tour, which can be booked in advance on the sanctuary’s website, and you'll spend hours marveling at everything from panthers, cougars, and black bears to squirrels, reptiles, and birds of prey. The center also operates educational programs for all ages on indigenous wildlife and their importance to the Georgia ecosystem. A full schedule of special events can be found online and is well worth checking out before you visit.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Lake Norman cottage rentals

Lake Norman has four distinct seasons, and there’s always something to do, whatever time of year you book a Lake Norman vacation rental. Summers are hot (high 80s) but can also be wet and thundery. Fall is the driest season, with warm temperatures and comfortable humidity – it’s also when the trees are at their most colorful, making it a popular time to visit. Annual events include the Scottish festival and Highland games in April, the Amazing Maize Maze in fall, and the Carolina Renaissance Festival in October/November, as well as an action-packed Christmas program.

Natural features

Plenty of fish in the lake

Sometimes referred to as the ‘inland sea’ of North Carolina, Lake Norman has a surface area of more than 50 square miles. Anglers flock here to try their hand at catching bluegill, catfish, largemouth bass, or yellow perch. The fish will bite all year round, and they share the lake with other wildlife including eastern-box and soft-shell turtles, and black rat snakes. Take a trip from your Lake Norman vacation rental to Lake Norman State Park in the north, and you might see white-tailed deer, red and gray foxes, and opossums.

Family friendly

Family fun near Lake Norman vacation homes

Lake Norman is an ideal destination for a family trip. Vacation homes are close to many kid-friendly attractions, such as Jetton Park, a tree-covered parkland with a small beach, tennis courts, and trails, and Zootastic Park, a family-owned zoo with a range of exotic animals and wildlife tours. Kids will also like Ramsey Creek Park, a lakefront park for boating, fishing, picnicking, sand volleyball, and horseshoes.

Good for couples

Romantic retreat near Lake Norman vacation rentals

Couples can enjoy a range of exciting attractions in Lake Norman. Vacation rentals are available near places like Latta Nature Center, a preserve with an interpretive center, native animals, and a habitat garden, and Roosevelt Wilson Park, a waterfront park with paved walking paths, picnic areas, and a memorial tree garden. You'll also like Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, a historic, picturesque bridge with scenic surrounds.

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

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 413 vacation rentals around Lake Norman. From 310 house rentals to 31 cabin 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 lakefront property in Lake Norman?

If you're longing for a peaceful pause, it’s time to spend some time lakeside. You'll feel like you're at summer camp — no collective singing Kumbaya necessary. Vrbo has 282 rentals near lakes ready to be booked. Of course, that might not be your style. Fortunately, Vrbo has a bunch more options, including:

  • 174 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 144 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 140 shore-front vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Lake Norman?

Wave goodbye to uninspiring hotel-chain rooms. Our house vacation rentals offer a personal touch — as well as all the space you could need! There are 296 options currently on Vrbo. Prices begin at $65 per night. Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other rental options, such as:

  • Hotel: 39 vacation homes. Prices start from $72 per night.
  • Condo: 28 vacation homes. Prices start from $74 per night.
  • Cottage: 23 vacation homes. Prices start from $43 per night.

Can I stay in Lake Norman in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable trip is relaxing with friends and relatives in an entirely new place. If you'll be hitting the road with a large group, Vrbo can help out. The top option for bigger groups here are house vacation homes, and you'll find 33 available. If you're wanting to stay in a larger group, the property options that will serve you well include:

  • On the lookout for vacation homes that can house 6 vacationers? We have 73 that will be ideal. Prices start from $43 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your party, you'll be thrilled to discover that there are 55 vacation homes perfect. You can get one for as little as $69 per night.
  • Trying to find rental properties suitable for 10 people? You'll be delighted to know we have 46 that'll be perfect. You can book one for as little as $132 a night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can take your uncle, your grandpa and all your buddies to Lake Norman.

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