Discover a selection of 7,000 vacation rentals in Upstate New York, 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 private pools. Prices start at $135 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Upstate New York. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Upstate New York
Destination guide

Explore vacation home rentals in Upstate New York

From skiing through paradise and fishing the Great Lakes, to old-fashioned carriage rides and scenic wine tours, Upstate New York has a variety of towns and cities with an abundance of activities for any type of traveler. Whether you want to get out into nature, explore historic sites, or spend your time wandering through quaint villages, vacation home rentals in Upstate New York put you right in the heart of the region.

Things to do

Recreation and culture near Upstate New York vacation homes

Upstate New York has a long list of amazing locations and attractions for kids and adults alike. Vacation rentals can be found near such sites as the Adirondack State Park, a large parkland with hiking trails, scenic drives, fishing, and kayaking, or Boldt Castle, a 20th-century castle with manicured grounds and a yacht club that’s accessible by boat. The Corning Museum of Glass, which has live glassmaking demonstrations and interactive exhibits, is great for the kids, and High Line of the Forest offers treetop walks to get a unique view of the landscape. The Natural Stone Bridge and Caves have an elaborate cave system and waterfalls with guided tours, gemstone mining, and bouldering walls.

Natural features

Exploring the waterfalls and other natural features in Upstate New York

Travelers enjoy Upstate New York for its lakeside setting and riverfront. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Upstate New York is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Chittenango Falls State Park (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Cazenovia Lake (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Green Lakes State Park (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Oneida Lake (17.4 mi / 27.9 km)
  • Lake Onondaga (28.2 mi / 45.4 km)
  • Onondaga Lake Park (28.8 mi / 46.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Upstate New York

Fly into Hancock Intl. Airport (SYR), the closest airport, located 23.5 mi (37.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Rome, NY (RME-Griffiss Intl.), which is 17.1 mi (27.6 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Rome Station, Utica Station and Syracuse Regional Transportation Center are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around Upstate New York by catching a ride on the metro at University Station, Lasalle Station or Amherst Street Station.

Getting around

Transportation in Upstate New York

Upstate New York has several cities and towns, many of which have local airports and mass transit. Shuttles, trains, taxis, and rideshare are options to get to and from your summer rental to nearby towns or landmarks, but if you prefer the flexibility of your own vehicle, rental cars are available. You can also walk or bike to parks and landmarks near the vacation homes in the area.

Food and drink

New dining experiences in Upstate New York

From elevated pub fare and specialty wines in the Adirondacks, to homemade American classics and chef-inspired creations in the Finger Lakes, Upstate New York is filled with cities and towns that boast their own unique flavors, while also sharing in the fresh, local focus of the region. Whether you want to try local wines on a tour, experience craft brews, dine in international restaurants, or enjoy country favorites, the restaurants, wineries, and breweries near Upstate New York vacation homes make dining and drinking an experience all its own.

What are the top vacation rentals in Upstate New York?

Deluxe villas, tranquil houseboats and quaint cottages — everyone's ideal getaway is different. Whatever your style, you're sure to find something that tempts you among our top vacation rentals in Upstate New York:

  • "Its A Grape Life Renters Paradise": If you're chasing a comfy living space in Town of Wayne, this escape won't disappoint. It offers 5 bedrooms and great amenities including a playground and a stair gate.
  • "River Front Log Cabin Near 1000 Islands": Put your suitcase down and your feet up at this sought-after getaway in Hailesboro. It comes with 3 bedrooms, a smart TV, a nearby river and more.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Upstate New York vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Upstate New York?

You need only step foot inside one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Upstate New York to figure out that good things really do come in tiny packages. Designed to make use of every inch of space, these mini digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Get set for a simpler way of life at "Unique Tiny House With Hot Tub, Sauna And Private Pond". Amenities at this small wonder in Deerfield include an electric kettle and a firepit.
  • "Tiny House, Loft Bedroom, Near The River" offers conveniences such as a washing machine and a restaurant dining guide. Located in Town of Exeter, you'll be able to live big in this small yet comfy hideaway.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Upstate New York?

Often set in secluded natural locations, log cabins offer a charming escape from the busyness of everyday life. If you're ready for some downtime, take a look at these log cabins to rent in Upstate New York:

  • Located in Hailesboro, "River Front Log Cabin Near 1000 Islands" will put you near some of the exciting outdoor activities this area has on offer. Cross-country skiing and water skiing are a couple of them.
  • Looking for a Town of Jerusalem log cabin with access to great activities like kayaking and hiking and biking? You'll be delighted with "A Beautiful, Fully Furnished Log Cabin Overlooking Keuka Lake".

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Upstate New York?

Walk out of work on Friday and forget about meetings and deadlines. Treat yourself to a couple of days of R&R — with a side order of adventure — at one of these irresistible weekend getaways in Upstate New York:

  • Get cozy at "River Front Log Cabin Near 1000 Islands" in Hailesboro and take advantage of all its creature comforts. But of course a weekend away isn't just about chilling out. Venture out and see natural attractions such as Saint Lawrence State Park and Taylor Park Beach. Fishing and water skiing are some popular activities you can enjoy in the area too.
  • Alternatively, book a few nights at "Naples Valley Getaway" in Naples. Here, you'll be perfectly placed to explore Valentown Museum and Sandy Bottom Park. There are some fun activities to keep you active too, including mountain biking and hiking and biking.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Upstate New York?

If you're after someplace a bit more personal than the usual hotel room, you'll like our studio apartments in Upstate New York. Cook up a meal in your kitchen, watch TV on the lounge and feel totally at home. Take a peek at some of our coziest cribs:

  • "Spectacular Panoramic Lake Views In Romantic" in Town of Carlton fits loads of useful features into its single space, including a water view and a theme park.
  • Alternatively, use "Sail Away Vacation Rental - Walking To Watkins Glen Attractions" as your base to explore the area. This appealing retreat is in Town of Dix and comes with a stovetop and a washing machine.

Can I find short term rentals in Upstate New York?

With Vrbo's great range of short-term rentals in Upstate New York, it's easy to find a place that's a perfect match. Whether you're chasing somewhere to relax on your own or to catch up with your buddies, these options are tough to beat:

  • Located near the center of Hailesboro, "River Front Log Cabin Near 1000 Islands" is an ideal place for a short-term stay. Set up camp here and visit all the interesting attractions in the area.
  • Another excellent option is "Naples Valley Getaway" in Naples. Whether you're breaking up a road trip or enjoying a few nights away, this vacation rental will make you feel at home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Upstate New York?

If you want to impress your someone special, take them someplace special! Organize a romantic weekend getaway in Upstate New York at one of these properties and watch love bloom:

  • Discover your inner Casanova at "Plan Your Getaway In The Gorgeous Finger Lakes". This Newfield property is ideal for romance, with amenities like beauty services and skiing facilities to help set the mood.
  • Another alluring option is "Its A Grape Life Renters Paradise" in Town of Wayne. Enjoy amenities here including a fireplace and winery tours, in addition to each other's company.

Are there mansions for rent in Upstate New York?

Forget waiting in line at the hotel breakfast buffet or competing for a deck chair around the pool during your vacation. Grab your favorite people and upgrade your getaway big-time with one of these mansions for rent in Upstate New York:

  • If your must-have list includes high-end perks as well as plenty of space, take a look at "Beautifully Decorated Stone Mansion Near Downtown Ithaca" in Ithaca. You and your guests will have use of a firepit, beauty services and a good deal more.
  • Alternatively, step your vacation up a notch by organizing a stay at "The Tower House Victorian Mansion" in Appalachian Mountains. A fireplace and a firepit are among the many highlights of this palatial pad.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Upstate New York?

If you're hosting a big family vacation or a special event like a graduation in Upstate New York, you won't have to worry about leaving anyone out. Vrbo has large vacation rentals that'll fit all your favorite people. Here are a couple of terrific examples:

  • "Cayuga Shoreline Farmhouse And Cottages": With 8 bedrooms sleeping up to 30 people, this vacation property in Interlaken will give you all the space you need. A kitchen and a garden are some of the amenities available here.
  • "Luxe Roman Villa 25 Minutes Away From Rome | Pool": Situated in Ripley, this roomy retreat features a chef and a swimming pool. It has 11 bedrooms with space for up to 30 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Upstate New York?

You'll have your choice of houses with a pool in Upstate New York, so don your swimsuit and get set to spend your days splashing about. Here are two top options to get you inspired:

  • The pool at "Charming House With Incredible Lake View" is guaranteed to add another dimension of fun to your vacation. Located in Watkins Glen, this vacation rental also comes with a porch and a fridge.
  • Laze beside the water while the kids splash about at "Private Chautauqua Lake House - 75 Ft Lake Front". This option in Mayville comes with a range of features to keep your crew comfortable and happy, such as nearby birdwatching activities and a microwave oven.