Top 10 Lake Cabin Rentals In Upstate New York

lake cabin rentals upstate ny

When you are feeling the burden and pressure of daily life weighing upon your shoulders and are looking for a place to escape to, a peaceful sanctuary, you can consider planning a trip to Upstate New York. With pristine beaches, beautiful parks, and spellbinding fall foliage, the region has plenty to offer. While it’s known to offer a vibrant street life, there’s also a beautiful country charm to it. Are you tired of staying in a hotel room? Then you can try living at a secluded cabin and enjoy unwinding in a tranquil retreat. For a serene vacation, check out our list of the top lake cabin rentals in Upstate New York.

1. Magnificent dwelling with sunset views on Keuka Lake (from USD 300)

Marvel at stunning views of sunsets as you warm around the fire pit when you lodge at this magnificent dwelling. Perched on the east side of Keuka Lake, the rental is just perfect for a family getaway. The interiors are bright and designed with an open floor plan that features a dining area, a plush living space, and a stylish kitchen with a breakfast bar. There’s a large glass door that welcomes you to the deck where you will get to enjoy outdoor dining while admiring the breathtaking views of the lake.

The home is also safe for pets.

Lazy Loon Cottage is a Charming KEUKA LAKE cottage with amazing views!
36 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
it's clean comfortable and spacious both indoors and out
very updated and clean cottage with great views
lazy loon keuka cottage is so beautiful and newly renovated very clean great front and back yards for dogs
adam is a fantastic "virtual" host and very responsive to all questions
the host is also great very responsive and makes sure you have everything you need
bonus communication with owner was great
adam was so responsive before our arrival and even when we had a few questions once we arrived
thank you adam for being so kind to us
what an amazing getaway absolutely gorgeous location and such a beautiful property
overall nice relaxing place to get away from it all
this might be our favorite place we’ve ever rented
it’s a great place to relax and create memories as a family
the location of the cottage was a pleasant surprise
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2. Classic haven with a private dock on Keuka Lake (from USD 396)

Are you feeling tired of daily work life and are looking for a tranquil place in the woods? This rustic haven found in Keuka Lake is an ideal option. It has a beautiful compound lined with lush pines and hardwood. With enough amenities to host 10 people, it is the perfect home where families come to escape from a busy life. With books, toys, and a lot of games, kids will surely enjoy their stay here.

From the floors to the furniture, everything here is wooden, which complements nature outside.

Luxurious log cabin in the woods at Keuka Lake with Prvt Dock & Lake Front
125 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed eating breakfast overlooking keuka lake on the huge wraparound porch
the house was clean well stocked and exactly as described
the cabin is very clean and had everything you need
the owner was very helpful and easy to get ahold of
we enjoyed this property so much the house exceeded our expectations and the host was very responsive
brian was an expert host and provided fun details and was able to be reached throughout our trip
he was very friendly and easy to work with
neighbors were friendly and helped guide us
gorgeous location on beautiful keuka lake
thank you for providing the perfect setting to close out our summer
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3. Luxurious log cabin with a hot tub in Skaneateles Lake (from USD 700)

Take a step back from your daily routine and have a wonderful vacation by staying at this luxurious log cabin set in a lush forest and just a few steps away from Skaneateles Lake. Admire the amazing architecture of the home that is aesthetically appealing both indoors and outdoors. With a deck overlooking the lake, you’ll surely have a memorable stay. Enjoy happy hours on the deck and relax on the covered porch and take in romantic views of sunsets.

You’ll have access to free Wi-Fi, an elegant living area, and a well-polished kitchen. Take advantage of the hot tub to unwind.

Luxury log cabin in the woods by Skaneatele's lake
Skaneateles, NY, US
4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

4. Cozy abodes in Ithaca (from USD 1200)

Situated on the east of Cayuga Lake, these amazing cabins offer the perfect family hideaway. There’s a lush compound where kids and dogs can play freely. To make your stay more interesting, there’s a game room equipped with a pool table and a dartboard. Enjoy kayaking in the morning as you admire stunning views of sunrises.

Since you’re a big family or a large group of friends, you will require a grill for barbecue and a stylish kitchen to prepare your meals. Other key features of the rentals are air conditioning, a heating system, an indoor fireplace, and free Wi-Fi.

2 Lakefront Cabins on 1.3 Acres. Cayuga Cabins - Finger Lakes, near Ithaca
90 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well appointed kitchen and superb views for sunsets
cozy living room to chill and play board games with friends
clean very nicely furnished everything was there that we needed
both cabins were spacious clean and very comfortable
what sticks out the most is how clean and well stocked it was
the place was perfect it was exceptionally clean
the owner is very attentive and makes you feel very welcome
owner is engaged and responsive to make sure everything is right
he is probably the most responsive property owner on vrbo i've ever encountered
steve was a great host the property is so cool it has a rustic feel with modern conveniences
steve was extremely responsive and helpful with all questions i had
couldn't have stayed at a better location
many of the area's best known parks are within an hour's drive of the house
a fun place to stay
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5. Lovely lodge for six in Pulaski (from USD 381)

This lovely lodge is perfectly designed to suit the needs of up to six guests. Sitting a few steps away from Lake Ontario, it offers a serene lakeside location where you can enjoy a beach-like vacation with your loved ones. If you don’t feel like staying indoors and playing board games, step outside and play bocce ball or cornhole. There’s a well-designed dining area by the lake where you can enjoy a picnic or a sunset dinner.

At the property, you’ll have access to modern home amenities, including free Wi-Fi, a well-polished kitchen, and a living area with a cable TV and an indoor fireplace.

Log cabin on Lake Ontario
68 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 0 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
the cabin itself was clean and well kept
the property was nice and clean
i'm very particular when it comes to cleanliness and every part of this property was fastidiously clean
clean well equipped and mark is a great guy
mike was a fantastic host
owner is easy to reach and very responsive
the owners were excellent with making sure everything you needed was there
the check-in/check-out process was simple and the host super accommodating
mark was supper attentive and ensured that we felt safe and that we had everything we needed
the house is nice and the location is perfect - right on the lake
we enjoyed visiting pulaski watching fishermen on the salmon river and hunting rocks at nearby state parks
we were looking for a place to get away and enjoy my birthday
the peacefulness of this place was unsurpassed
can’t recommend this place enough
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6. Homey residence with a modern kitchen in Rochester (from USD 275)

A stone’s throw away from Lake Ontario, this homey residence will be the perfect weekend hideaway after a night of partying. It is set between lush trees and is built with a lovely compound where kids can play safely. During your leisure time, take your dog for a walk on the beautiful trails in the woods. After a wonderful hike in the woods, relax on the porch with a drink, and watch the sun setting beautifully over the lake. You can relax in the cozy living room while dinner is being prepared in the modern kitchen.

Clean linens and towels will be provided.

Abbeywood Cabin ----- Luxury on the lake
100 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
clean warm comfortable place and we had whatever we needed
wonderful home clean and cozy peaceful away from the roads and beautiful lake view
owners were very helpful and communicative
well appointed and owners were wonderful
the owners were fast and helpful to approve our application
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7. Rustic retreat for families on Cuba Lake (from USD 245)

Step back into the 1920s when you stay at this four-bedroom rustic retreat located on Cuba Lake. Vacationers love this place because of its tranquility. The home is close to a beach bar, fantastic restaurants, and shops, which makes it ideal for family retreats. Outdoor enthusiasts will love activities such as swimming and fishing. There’s a grill for cooking barbecue and a fire pit for cold nights.

If you’re traveling by car, you’ll have free parking on the premises. You’ll be able to access free Wi-Fi anywhere around the property.

Década de los años 1920 Cuba Lake Cottage con 4 dormitorios y un baño, patio grande y muelle.
31 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my only negative is no air conditioning but it was cool at night so we were fine
the copper keg restaurant has great food we had a full breakfast for four for $20
the house is older but clean and comfortable
the house was clean and comfortable and so adorable
cuba lake is clean and clear and the property provided everything we needed for a memorable 1-week stay
we found it to be spacious and inviting with lots of historic charm
pet friendly and rugs were clean no evidence of previous pets
the owner was responsive to our questions
amy the owner was welcoming and warm
they were very responsive to our questions and even though it was pricey we enjoyed our pontoon everyday
owner's relatives live next door and were very helpful with whatever we needed
the owner amy is a very comfortable person to rent from
much more quiet and calm than other lakes we have visited
we really enjoyed our stay the location is great and the lake frontage is beautiful
it took me back to a good place in my life
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8. Beautiful hideaway for couples in Ithaca (from USD 165)

Are you newlyweds looking for a quiet place, away from city life, to enjoy a tranquil honeymoon? Designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, this beautiful hideaway offers plenty of charm and amenities. If you’re into water-based activities, you will enjoy swimming or kayaking on Cayuga Lake, which is just a few steps away.

The cabin is bright, which creates a cozy feeling. It is in a secure neighborhood, so it is ideal to stay with your pet. Its kitchen is fitted with high-quality appliances for the best cooking experience.

Timber Frame Cabin On Lake
104 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
the owner was accommodating and responsive
nancy is a fantastic host
owner was very helpful with informing us of our personal experience and what to expect
owner is one of the nicest ladies i’ve ever met felt like staying with family
it's cozy quirky and really just ideal for a calm getaway and mental reset
it was the ideal place for our dog who had what seemed the best vacation of her life
we even brought our two dogs who loved the scenic walk along the railway tracks
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9. Bright sanctuary with a plush living area on Rushford Lake (from USD 236)

Are you looking for a place where you can watch beautiful sunsets? Are you tired of the chaos and pollution in the city? Do you want to connect with nature? Do you also want to stay near a lake? If you answer yes to all these questions, then this bright, comfortable sanctuary is perfect for you. Neighboring the picturesque Rushford Lake, it is a wonderful place where you can relax and rejuvenate. The large deck will offer you the opportunity to unwind while admiring stunning views of sunsets. You’ll feel at home while lounging about in the plush living area.

During your stay here, you’ll have the chance to indulge in fun activities, such as swimming, canoeing, hiking, and biking. You’ll also be close to attractions, including golf courses, pristine parks, restaurants, and shops.

Beautiful Lake Front Cottage
13 reviews
cabin 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the country kitchen was great --while raining the view was beautiful and very peaceful
the cottage is comfortable and clean
nice clean roomy
cottage was clean and as described in listing and owners had excellent communication
this quaint cottage was very clean when we arrived also
this cottage ia as described and very clean newly renovated
the owners are so nice
they were responsive to our many questions and made our stay seemless
the owners were great to deal with and the neighbors were very friendly too
the property was fantastic as well as the owners
excellent communication with new owners who've started making a few updates
had a great week in the cottage which is located in a geat location
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10. Serene home with a porch in the Finger Lakes Region

Has it always been your dream to live in the woods or near a lake? Then that dream can come true when you choose to stay at this serene home in the Finger Lakes Region. You can dine al fresco by the lake or enjoy a barbecue on the porch.

Accommodating up to six guests, the rental includes a tastefully furnished living room, a well-appointed kitchen, and a dining area that converts into a sleeping space. Whether you’re a couple or just a family looking for some quiet time, the property will charm you with its serenity.

Waterfront, Rustic Cabin, Great Swimming, Own Dock, Raft
18 reviews
cabin 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
things were very clean and comfortable
camp was clean and well equipped
had a great time thank you so much for being great host steve and kathy
rustic great location right on the lake
steve was extremely helpful with the booking process and the property is absolutely beautiful with a stunning location
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Reconnect with nature in Upstate New York

When you feel tired and weighed down by the demands of city life, you will need to escape to a quiet place and rejuvenate. Reconnect with nature while enjoying a peaceful retreat in one of the best lake cabins in Upstate New York.

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