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Get Away with a Vacation Rental Experience to Remember

posted by Teresa Farrell at 2020-06-21 21:46:00

It’s finally summer, and after a long winter there’s nothing better than getting away from it all for a vacation in your favorite area of Upstate New York. But not everyone is lucky enough to have their own private away from home. If you don’t have a summer home to call your own, don’t worry—you have plenty of options. Vacation rentals are available all around Upstate New York, ready to help you make the most of these beautiful sunny summer days in whichever style you choose.

The best thing about a summer vacation rental is that you can hand-pick the experience you want to have—without any of the long-term commitment or cost of investing your own place. Want to spend a weekend in the Adirondacks or the Catskills, surrounded by mountains, lakes and forests? You can do that. Maybe the next weekend you’d rather be away in a beachside cottage on Lake Ontario, relaxing with a good book, or along the shores of the Thousand Islands or Finger Lakes with a glass of wine in hand—that’s fine! Explore Central New York, Western New York, the Capital-Saratoga Region, the Hudson Valley, Chautauqua-Allegheny Region, whatever you want: the possibilities are endless.

And your choices don’t end with the region you choose. There are tons of rentals out there to suit every taste, style and budget. You can stay in a one-room cabin on the lake and have a romantic weekend away or some solo time to rest and recharge. Or, you can rent a big palatial estate to share with family and friends and live like royalty for the week. Sometimes the fun comes from having the chance to rent a place you’d never be able to own in real life—giant castle-like homes that look like something out of a movie—and sometimes all you need is a good book, a nice view and some peace and quiet. Explore the local food scene, check out craft beer and local wine, or enjoy the chance to take as much time as you like puttering around the kitchen whipping up new dishes you don’t have time to try at home. It can be as simple or as extravagant as you want to make it; as rustic or as elegant as you want it; as quiet or as energetic as you please.

Of course, traditional, stationary vacation houses aren’t your only option. You can rent an RV and travel all around the state with your home on wheels, heading wherever the wind takes you. Or indulge in a luxury camping experience by booking a “glamping” trip—this trend started a few years back but it’s really catching on now, and plenty of places around the state offer yurts, luxury tents and other structures that serve as a step between traditional camping and staying at a gorgeous hotel. Some places even rent houseboats, so you can cruise a canal or take to a lake for days without having to set foot on dry land. You can even rent a cabin or cottage at a resort, so you can enjoy the amenities you’d expect while still having your own space to relax.

Wherever you choose to go, and whatever type of accommodations you choose to stay in, one thing is the same: this time is a gift to yourself, to have fun, unwind and relax. It doesn’t matter if you keep it low-key or go big with a sprawling home; during the time you’re at your vacation home, you get to be transported away from daily routine and truly craft the experience you’ve been waiting for all year. Next time, you can pick a totally different experience somewhere new, or make it a tradition to come back again next year. It’s up to you—just don’t let summer get away without your own personalized getaway, wherever your heart takes you in Upstate New York.

Photo Credits

Adirondack chairs on dock photo credit pickpik
Log home photo credit wikimedia commons
RV driving through park photo credit needpix
glamping photo credit soob

posted at: 2020-06-21 21:46:00, last updated: 2020-08-26 19:56:32

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