Top rated rentals — Waterbury
Destination guide

The majestic setting of Waterbury is ready to explore

The mountains and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Waterbury. This welcoming and scenic city is known for its hockey games, ice skating and skiing. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Waterbury

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Waterbury a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Stowe Mountain Resort (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Ben and Jerry's Factory (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Cold Hollow Cider Mill (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Bolton Valley Ski Area (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Von Trapp Brewing (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Cochran's Ski Area (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Waterbury

Travelers enjoy Waterbury for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in February, December, January or March, when snowfall averages 19 inches and temperatures average 22°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Waterbury

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Waterbury is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waterbury Center State Park (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Camel's Hump State Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Smugglers Notch State Park (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Mount Mansfield Peak (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Smugglers Notch (17.4 mi / 28.1 km)
  • Recreation Path (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Waterbury

Fly into Burlington Intl. Airport (BTV), the closest airport, located 21.7 mi (34.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Montpelier, VT (MPV-Edward F. Knapp State), which is 13.3 mi (21.4 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Waterbury Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Waterbury?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Waterbury:

  • Around 14 miles from the center of Waterbury, you'll love staying at "Beautiful Lodge With Furnished Deck And Views". It has 5 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a hair dryer and a barbecue grill.
  • Another appealing choice is "A Great 4 Season Home ; Relaxing", which is around 3 miles from Waterbury. Featuring 5 bedrooms, an iron and ironing board and free WiFi, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

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

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Waterbury?

Vrbo has some charming log cabins to rent in and near Waterbury. Get the rustic cabin experience while vacationing in the middle of nature at one of these popular properties:

  • "Cozy Log Cabin In Mad River Valley" works hard to make sure your Waterbury getaway is everything you wanted it to be. With conveniences such as a barbecue grill and a fireplace to make life easy, all you've got to do is sit back and enjoy your break.
  • You won't have to give up any modern comforts if you stay at "Perry Hill Escape - Luxury Log Cabin In Waterbury". This escape features a kitchen, a fireplace and more.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Waterbury?

Get far away from the busyness of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Waterbury. Whether you'd like to hang out with buddies or spend precious time with your partner, we'll have something to suit your style. Here are a few places we think you'll love:

  • Make yourself at home at "Secluded 5 - Acre Family/group Retreat | Private Pool Or Hot Tub | Wifi | 5 Views". Located about 3 miles to the northeast of Waterbury, it has all you need for a relaxing stay, including games and a meal delivery service.
  • Alternatively, throw a spare set of clothes into your bag and zip off to "Sugarbush Classic Ski In Out 1963 Chalet Completely Remodeled 2021". This popular property is around 14 miles south of Waterbury and features tennis and a washing machine.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Waterbury?

Absolutely. If you'd like a small but stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often situated in the middle of town. We recommend the following options in or near Waterbury:

  • One of our top picks is "Tentrr Signature Site - Rachel Lane Getaway". Book a few nights or more at this popular abode and you'll have access to a balcony and heating.
  • Alternatively, use "Cabin - Cozy Warm Treehouse With Amazing Views Fall Colors Paradise" as a base to discover the best sights around you. This comfy home away from home offers pet-friendly services, free toiletries and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Waterbury?

Whether you're after a cottage for you and a friend or a townhouse that'll fit the entire family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Waterbury. These properties are an ideal base for a flying visit:

  • If you can only spare a few nights, "Beautifully Renovated Antique Farmhouse On Pristine Lake" is a terrific choice. It's close to central Waterbury, so you'll be within easy reach of all the best attractions.
  • Another excellent option is "Crossett Hill Lodge: Loft". Gather your crew and enjoy a comfortable stay near the heart of Waterbury.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Waterbury?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like planning a romantic weekend together. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Waterbury that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Around 14 miles from Waterbury, "Beautiful Lodge With Furnished Deck And Views" is a perfect place for doting couples. A fireplace and a balcony are some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • Another option where you can spend a few magical days together is "A Great 4 Season Home ; Relaxing". Around 3 miles from Waterbury, a sauna and housekeeping services add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Waterbury?

Big groups mean huge fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your whole squad. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Waterbury and get your loved ones together under one roof:

  • A great range of amenities including a sauna and a firepit make "A Great 4 Season Home ; Relaxing" a standout. This sprawling retreat has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. From central Waterbury, it's around 3 miles away to the northeast.
  • Invite up to 15 of your dearest friends to "7 Bedroom House Near Stowe, Vermont" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This top option has 7 bedrooms and is around 5 miles to the northeast of central Waterbury. It's packed with features to keep your group happy and comfortable, including a garden and a kitchen.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Waterbury?

A pool is often a must-have when deciding where to stay on vacation, especially if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Waterbury and spend your days splashing around:

  • Pack your swim gear and take your gang to "7 Bedroom House Near Stowe, Vermont". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including a kitchen and a porch.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing around or just kicking back by the water at "1920's Renovated Farm House, 4 Seasons Close To Stowe". This vacation rental is another guest favorite and features childrens activities, outdoor furniture and more.

Not sure what the weather is like in Waterbury? It has a humid continental climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 55 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're searching for a little more inspiration on where to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire selection of Waterbury vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Waterbury?

You'll always have more fun sharing those memorable moments with the ones you love the most. Whether you're planning a family reunion or reuniting with close friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's just right for you. These are two of our best in and around Waterbury:

  • Invite your nearest and dearest to "Beautiful Lodge With Furnished Deck And Views", which has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests. This getaway is located 14 miles to the south of Waterbury and features amenities such as a barbecue grill and a balcony.
  • Another great choice is "A Great 4 Season Home ; Relaxing". This vacation rental is 3 miles northeast of Waterbury and features a stereo, nearby birdwatching activities and more. With 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your guest list.

When it's time to leave the house and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone happy and entertained. Ben and Jerry's Factory, Slaughterhouse Covered Bridge and Northfield Falls Covered Bridge should be on your itinerary.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Waterbury?

Vacation with the kids in a family cabin rental in or near Waterbury and make some unforgettable new memories together. Here are a couple of favorites:

  • "Beautiful Lodge With Furnished Deck And Views" - Approximately 14 miles south of the center of Waterbury, this family-friendly retreat offers amenities like a separate dining area and a balcony.
  • "A Great 4 Season Home ; Relaxing" - This vacation rental is another top pick with families and is around 3 miles northeast of Waterbury. Offering books, a barbecue grill and more, it'll get your group's tick of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Waterbury vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.