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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe is a magnificent, deep, crystal-blue lake snuggled among the Sierra Nevada Mountains This breathtaking region straddles the border between California and Nevada popular spot during both summer and winter, activities include world class skiing, hiking, golfing, casino gambling, shopping, fine dining and enjoying the amazing scenery.  The state border is located on the east end of the lake which is mainly geared to the Lake Tahoe vacation crowd. Six Nevada Casinos are located in South Lake Tahoe alone! Much of the population makes their living in the ski resorts, casinos, restaurants and shops that are abundant here.  ... Read more

Tug Hill Region ( Tug Hill Plateau) NY

The Tug Hill Region (Also known as the Tug Hill Plateau) Tug Hill is noted for heavy snowfalls, usually described as the heaviest east of the Rockies, and is famous for its excessive amount of yearly snowfall. Although it is located just to the west of the Blue Line, the Tug Hill Region is commonly referred to in the same sentence as the Adirondacks' Western Region.  It is named this because the location is entirely on the Tug Hill Plateau, an area that is renowned for its harsh winters and heavy snowfalls.  Located east of Lake Ontario, The Tug Hill region sees roughly 200 inches of snow, on average, each year . Lake effect storms are known to dump multiple fe... Read more

Lake Norman NC

Lake Norman, The lake was built by Duke Energy in the 1950s and 1960s as part of its Catawba-Watertree Hydro Project. The waterway includes 11 lakes and more than 225 miles of river in 14 total counties in the Carolinas, which holds 252 billion gallons of water, according to the utility company. More than 25,000 people live beside the lakes and 16 million visitors use the waterway for recreation each year, according to Duke. The largest in the system, is known for its real estate and the private communities surrounding it that are populated by many NASCAR drivers and other athletes and celebrities. 520 miles of shoreline and a surface area of more than 32,475 acres tha... Read more

LAKE PLACID, NY

LAKE PLACID, NY This serene Adirondack mountain town is best known as the home of the 1980 Winter Olympics—and it embraces its athletic history wholeheartedly. The town has an informative museum on the Games as well as international ski jump, bobsled, and luge training facilities. The Adirondacks boast over 3,000 lakes and ponds and more than 30,000 miles of streams feeding 6,000 miles of rivers. But you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy Lake Placid. The area offers hundreds of hiking trails for all levels of ability, motor boating, fishing, stand-up paddle boarding, and, for those seeking some summer adrenaline, whitewater rafting. Experience the int... Read more

Lake Champlain, VT

Lake Champlain, VT Sometimes called the “Sixth Great Lake,” Lake Champlain offers plenty of outdoor family activities, from fishing to biking. No matter how many people are in your family, a family lake house rental is easy to find here. Lake cabin rentals, cottages and houses are available at Lake Champlain, with anywhere from one to seven bedrooms. A pool is featured at some of the properties, but many of the properties available are lakefront vacation rentals or those just a few blocks or steps to the beach. When searching for rentals, look at properties in Grand Isle, North Hero and South Hero. Read more

Lake Michigan, MI (Traverse City)

Lake Michigan, MI Visit Lake Michigan in Traverse City for a family lake vacation. The lake’s clear-blue waters will make families feel as if they are in the tropics rather than Traverse City! Kids will love playing at the beach, sailing, kayaking, biking and hiking. Visit in July and enjoy the weeklong National Cherry Festival, as the area is widely known for its sweet and tart cherries. Family Lake Michigan rentals with one, two or three bedrooms can be found in Traverse City, and many feature a pool, hot tub and/or fireplace. Lakefront vacation rentals or lake views are widely available, too. Read more

Lake of the Ozarks MO

Lake of the Ozarks, MO With more than 60,000 acres of water on the man-made Lake of the Ozarks and 1,150 miles of shoreline, any water sport that interests you on a family lake vacation can be done here. Family Lake of the Ozarks rentals are mostly condos and single-family houses and many of the lake vacation rentals for families feature a pool. Lakefront houses or luxury condos with one to seven bedrooms can suit any family”s vacation rental needs. Read more

Big Bear Lake, CA

Big Bear Lake, CA The man-made Big Bear Lake offers 22 miles of shoreline where families can swim, fish, hike, bike, or rent a boat or jet ski. Family vacation rentals at Big Bear Lake range from affordable to luxurious. Houses and lake cabins are mostly available vacation rentals and while they come in all shapes and sizes, there are several five- to nine-bedroom lake rentals for families. More hot tubs and fireplaces are featured in the Big Bear Lake vacation rentals rather than pools, but families can choose between lake or mountain views. Also known for it's skiing, boutiques, gift shops, restaurants and Big bear Lake Village in the commercial area. Read more

Finger Lakes, NY

Finger Lakes, NY The 11 lakes in New York offer excellent family lake vacation rental opportunities in several different towns. Smaller one- and two-bedroom family cottages are in abundance at the Finger Lakes, but larger houses with four-plus bedrooms can be found as well. Many of the family lake house rentals feature a lake view and fireplace, and a pool can be found at some, too. A Finger Lakes family vacation offers the opportunity to bike; hike; cruise on the water in a boat or kayak; tour a museum, state park or zoo; or play at an amusement or water park. Of course, mom and dad will love the wineries, too.   Come enjoy what they have to offer... Read more

LAKESIDE, MT

LAKESIDE, MT Located on the largest natural, freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, the appropriately named Lakeside is like stepping back in time to the days of the frontier. The town is squished between National Forest Service land and Flathead Lake, which comes straight down from Glacier National Park. Towering mountains loom over the landscape. There are no lakeside resorts, no waterfront restaurants, and not a single hotel in town. If you want to visit here, you need to rent out a whole house. "It’s so huge, it feels like you have it all to yourself. The town offers 10 restaurants and 7 bars, but outdoor activities are the real draw—not just the requisite wat... Read more

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