Discover a selection of 268 vacation rentals in Lancaster, PA 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 $64 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Lancaster. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience Lancaster from vacation home rentals

Cute and compact, Lancaster is the kind of secret you don't want to share too widely. Set in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, this distinguished old city has been quietly reinventing itself into a lively, arty hub for vacationers in the know. A Lancaster vacation rental dishes up an intriguing mix of family attractions, art galleries, and museums. A balloon flight over the rolling farmland is the sort of experience you won't forget in a hurry, while tours based around the area's characteristic Amish and Mennonite history are just part of what makes a Lancaster vacation a bit special.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Lancaster vacation rentals

If Gallery Row has whetted your appetite for art, check out the early-20th-century works at the Demuth Museum, or maybe pay a visit to the Lancaster Museum of Art. Littler vacationers who might not have such an appetite for the finer things in life can be placated with a trip to Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park, or you could bounce them around until they go quiet at Sky Zone Trampoline Park. When the sun goes down, concerts and Broadway tours at the American Music Theatre should provide something for all the family.

Activities

Things to do near Lancaster vacation homes

Lancaster County is Amish heartland, so if you've ever been inquisitive about why you'd choose a horse and buggy over a Lincoln, now's the time to find out. There are plenty of experiences and visits on offer, including bus tours and buggy rides, plus a few Amish and Mennonite museums. Lancaster's also home to the artistic treats of Gallery Row, a newly redeveloped area with a concentration of galleries and practising artists. Outside city limits, a Lancaster vacation rental is the perfect time to get stuck into some hiking or biking, while balloon tours are a local favorite.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Lancaster vacation rentals

If you're wondering what the weather might be like in Lancaster, consider how Amish people make their living. Fortunately, the sort of climate that makes crops grow successfully has a similarly invigorating effect on vacations. There are 4 distinct seasons, but none are extreme. Rain is a little above average, but nothing to write home about. Most of it falls in the summer months, which are hot enough that the odd dousing isn't too much of an inconvenience. Fast forward to winter, and you can expect it to be reasonably cold, with snow falling from time to time.

Natural features

Loosen your belt buckle in preparation for this vacation

Take one look at those rolling fields reaching away towards the Appalachian mountains, and you'll realize that a Lancaster vacation rental is not the time to start watching your waistline. Lancaster County is classic farming country, and that's reflected in the regular farmers' markets and the rich culture of farm-to-table dining. In fact, much of the farmland round here is protected, meaning that no one's going to be able to build shopping malls on it any time soon. It's an impossibly quaint, old-world landscape, with windmills and cornfields stitched together with winding roads and quirky covered bridges.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Lancaster

Fly into Lancaster, PA (LNS), the closest airport, located 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Harrisburg, PA (MDT-Harrisburg Intl.), which is 26.2 mi (42.1 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Lancaster Station.

Family friendly

Family-friendly attractions near Lancaster vacation homes

Lancaster has an array of family-friendly attractions to enjoy. Vacation homes are available near places like the Lancaster Science Factory, a museum where kids can explore science, engineering, and technology ideas with hands-on displays, and Long’s Park, a public park with outdoor activities, a lake, playgrounds, and a petting zoo. Kids will also like the North Museum of Nature and Science, a museum with a dinosaur gallery, discovery room, and a planetarium.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Lancaster

Couples in search of a romantic retreat will love Lancaster. Vacation rentals are close to fascinating places like the Demuth Museum, a museum with works from modernist painter Charles Demuth in his former home and studio, and Lancaster Central Market, a historic food market with eclectic produce and meats. You'll also like Longwood Gardens, a vast collection of vibrant flower gardens, greenhouses, and fountain shows.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lancaster, PA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 268 vacation rentals around Lancaster. From 30 cabin rentals to 129 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Lancaster?

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

  • Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre: 271 vacation rentals
  • Central Market: 292 vacation rentals
  • Amish Farm and House: 261 vacation rentals
  • Franklin and Marshall College: 292 vacation rentals
  • Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square: 293 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lancaster listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Lancaster?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 30 Cabins in Lancaster. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lancaster include:

  • Houses: 129 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 50 rentals available
  • Cottages: 30 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lancaster?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 40 vacation rentals with pool available in Lancaster. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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