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Top 10 VRBO Accommodations In Upstate New York

Published Nov 29, 2017

Upstate NY offers a unique combination of nature, elegant living, and style. It just comes natural that the properties you find in this place give the same vibe to visiting guests. There are plenty of options to choose from and all you have to do is take your pick according to your preference. There’s a modern condo, a cozy bungalow, and a cabin near lakes to enjoy. Every place will make your rest and weekend getaway extra warm and special, that’s for sure.

1. Historic Stone House at Keula Lake (from 294 USD)

A mix of modern and comfort living awaits you in this historic rental houses at Keula Lake. You’ll be greeted by elegant chandeliers, a winding staircase and a private rooftop that shows the entire city. Because it is privately owned and the owner actually lives in this property, expect a very cozy and homey ambience. There’s a private washer and dryer, large bedrooms with spacious closets, and 4 luxury bathrooms. The house has three levels and can accommodate up to 6 adults.

Historic Stone House at Keula Lake

Price: from 294 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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2. Charming Bungalow near Holiday Valley (from 510 USD)

If you’re traveling as a group or in families, this bungalow can do wonders for your stay. It can welcome 8-10 guests and features a beautiful and cozy living area with a fireplace, good books, and some board games for a perfect indoor retreat. There is also an eat-in kitchen with a deck that shows the view of a large backyard. Everything you need for cooking and eating is available in the kitchen. For some outdoor exploration, you can stroll towards the different dining and shopping establishments along Ellicotville. The Holiday Valley Ski Resort, a top ranked resort in the East, is also in close proximity from the house. If you’re traveling in summer, there’s a golf course and an adventure park to keep you entertained. It offers a perfect bonding experience for the whole family!

Charming Bungalow near Holiday Valley

Price: from 510 USD

Number of Guests: 10

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3. Great Meadows Country Getaway (from 129 USD)

If you’re a nature lover who likes to stay in a home with natural beauty, you can try this country house with surrounding ponds, streams and nature trails. It’s the place to be for families and friends who like to relax and spend intimate time together. This house also features a viewing deck offering a perfect spot for sunset gazing. It has five bedrooms with two king-sized master bedrooms, queen beds, and extra twin beds. You and your family can enjoy activities like snow shoeing and snowmobiling. Or, catch some fish at the Salmon River. There’s never a dull moment with your loved one while you’re here.

Great Meadows Country Getaway

Price: from 129 USD

Number of Guests: 13

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4. Enchanting Village Getaway (from 218 USD)

Also located in Ellicottville, this enchanting house is attractive on the outside and even better on the inside. The kitchen is fully-equipped, has a gas grill, and a back deck. I personally like the simplicity of its architecture and the laid back feel of the interiors. It is a compact home and all living essentials are available, including a convertible bed, towels, linen, television, and a front porch which you can enjoy anytime of the day. There are 2 beds that can fit 8-9 people and the owners just live in a separate carriage house. It is a perfect venue for family gatherings, events, or weddings. You can walk your way to some of the finest shops and boutiques or enjoy outdoor activities from a vast variety of ski centers and parks, just 10 miles (16 km) away from the property.

Enchanting Village Getaway

Price: from 218 USD

Number of Guests: 9

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5. Canterbury Woods condo (from 555 USD)

This elegant and luxurious condo located in Peek n Peak resort offers a private accommodation for up to 7 adults and 12 children. It is unique for its wooden structure and modern-style interiors. A major attraction inside the house is its floor-to-ceiling stone gas fireplace and a full lower recreation area with a beverage counter. You can enjoy quality time together while making the most of your stay with these amenities. You can set up an outdoor dining experience on the large deck near the kitchen, or take advantage of the breathtaking views from the lower level living room. The kids have plenty of space, too! Spacious rooms for children are located on the upper level with bunk beds, bean bags, pull out sofa, and a loft. The owners take pride in providing a family-friendly accommodation and a luxurious vibe to all visitors.

Canterbury Woods condo

Price: from 555 USD

Number of Guests: 12

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6. Enchanting private dock at Ronchester (from 160 USD)

Planning a weekend getaway with your special someone? This simple yet romantic private dock at Ronchester can give you just the right mix of privacy and relaxation. It features an outside patio which all guests love because of the peaceful setting it offers. From here, you can enjoy the view of wildlife, sunsets, and boats passing by. You can try the restaurants nearby or have your own romantic dinner. You can use a charcoal grill to cook and enjoy your meal using a nice set of silverware available in the house. But what’s even better are the owners! Bob and Brenda will make you feel truly at home and are willing to go the extra mile to make your stay worthwhile.

Enchanting private dock at Ronchester

Price: from 160 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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7. Apartment close to Niagara Falls (from 124 USD)

If you’re planning to visit Niagara Falls, you must not miss this spacious apartment that sits right at the heart of Buffalo. It is a tow-story property with 3 bedrooms, a secure garage, and a central heat/air conditioning unit. You can see a beautiful private porch on the 2nd floor, which guests love, especially during summer months. It offers a refreshing ambience and view. You have access to the entire apartment including the backyard area. This part of the property is a favorite of guests. Here, you can enjoy the company of your loved ones while keeping yourselves warm over a fire pit, relax on a hammock, or enjoy a grilled-theme dinner. You can personally talk to the owners who live next door and they will gladly recommend good places to eat and explore.

Apartment close to Niagara Falls

Price: from 124 USD

Number of Guests: 8

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8. Hickory Cabin at Waneta Lake (from 150 USD)

Are you heading over to Waneta Lake? This cabin is situated at the north end of Waneta lake, and tucked in between Keuka and Seneca lakes. It offers a refreshing stay for up to 6 people. You can explore the water in a boat or kayak or enjoy golfing in a nearby golf course. It’s a great place for fishing, too! Make a private fire pit under the trees, play frisbee on grasslands, or simply soak under the sun at the front porch. You will never be short of nature’s best in this place. Bedrooms are complete with linens, closets, a night stand, and spacious beds. The internet connection won’t disappoint. The kitchen is fully-furnished and equipped with essential kitchenware: pots, pans, toaster, blender, microwave, a gas cooktop, refrigerator and coffeemaker.

Hickory Cabin at Waneta Lake

Price: from 150 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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9. Colonial Brick Apartment (from 90 USD)

How about getting the most of your stay in Upstate NY in a nicely restored colonial residence? It has two bedrooms, an entertainment center, and plenty of storage space for you and your companions. It can accommodate up to 4 people. The main features of this property include a water front overlooking the Salmon river, and its strategic location that is very near Lake Ontario (which is famous for its sunset views) and Salmon River Falls. Local diners and eateries line up the village of Pulaski, where this apartment is located. You can reach them in a few minutes of walking. Your privacy is also secured, and you can ensure that all amenities are well-kept. The property was recently renovated, too.

Colonial Brick Apartment

Price: from 90 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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10. Cozy home at Mendon (from 605 USD)

Another fitting place for a family get-together, this place is spacious enough to host a family with 12 adults. It features a cozy home with 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, and a tennis court. It is near some of the most tranquil walking trails over this part of NY, as well as quaint taverns and restaurants at Mendon town. You can take a quick drive to Rochester and Canandaigua, just 20 minutes away, or spend the rest of the day watching an amazing sunset from a large deck. The kitchen is fully-equipped with modern amenities and there’s a spacious dining room to fit everybody for a sumptuous meal.

Cozy home at Mendon

Price: from 605 USD

Number of Guests: 12

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Live in style

You will never leave upstate NY without taking home a bag of memories. And yes, you won’t ever forget how, for two nights or more, you lived in style in one of these homes. It’s really not about luxurious living, but experiencing exactly what you have envisioned for your vacation and more.

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Carmela Ann Santos is a freelance writer and a licensed teacher from the Philippines. Her top destinations would include any place with a clear view of cloud formations and peaceful waters. She...Read more

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