Where are the best spots to find a lakefront rental in America? Whether you prefer spending your time fishing, boating, swimming, or just reading a book--there's no better place to spend your vacation than the lake. From cottages on Lake Michigan to cabins on Lake Tahoe, HomeToGo can help you find the perfect waterfront home for your next getaway.
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America's Top Destinations for Lake House Rentals
Looking to escape to a lake but not sure where to start? Don't worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our wide array of lakefront rental options, from large, luxury lake houses to cozy waterfront cabins.
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Surrounded by the heavily forested peaks of the Ozark mountains, the Lake of the Ozarks is a hub for boaters, anglers, and water enthusiasts. The area also has a lot of non-water sport activities including theme parks, golf courses, and many other attractions. With a large selection of lakefront house rentals to choose from, it shouldn't be a challenge to find the perfect one for your trip.
Top Destinations for Lake House Rentals in New York
With picturesque mountains, beautiful lakes, and flowing rivers, New York boasts an abundance of scenic spots to rent a lakefront home. From quaint country cottages to luxury lakeside homes, there's no shortage of wonderful vacation rentals to enjoy the scenery.
Enjoy Waterfront Rentals with Hot Tubs
Vacation rentals provide us with that home-away-from-home feeling we all crave while traveling and they can even take the comfort to the next level by offering features like private hot tubs, pools, and saunas.
If you're craving some quiet time to escape from the urban hustle and bustle, a lakeside cabin with a hot tub is the perfect solution.
Best Places to Rent a Lake House in Michigan
Lake Michigan is the perfect spot for boaters, fishermen, and water sport enthusiasts. It's also one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, so there are plenty of options to choose from when searching for a lakeside cottage to rent.
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Relax by the water on your lake vacation
Year-round lake vacations from coast to coast
Whether it's Southern Lake Tahoe, California or Grand Lake, Colorado; the Sierra Nevada and Rocky mountain ranges that surround lakes on the west coast are picture-perfect complements to the clear waters. Gondolas, hot air balloons, and helicopters are wonderful ways to capture magnificent views of the crystal-blue waters and impressive peaks year-round.Whether you're looking to try something new or you're an experienced angler, many tour companies from Bigfork, Montana to Charlevoix, Michigan offer opportunities to get out on the water and try your hand at fly-fishing in the summer or ice-fishing in the winter. Make sure to check state laws to ensure you have the proper license to fish, or stick with reputable tour companies who can sort out the paperwork for you.If you enjoy the peacefulness of a lake vacation but aren't so keen on spending all of your time in the great outdoors, take advantage of the cultural and culinary attractions that many towns offer for visitors to popular lakes. Seneca, New York is surrounded by over 30 wineries and vineyards where guests can enjoy tastings, and the region is full of restaurants serving meals inspired by locally-sourced ingredients.The Seneca township hosts a weekly free summer concert series at the Lakefront Park Gazebo. Live music is a staple of many lakeside towns like Put-in-Bay, Ohio, where the arts council promotes local and regional artists throughout summer on the island for all visitors to enjoy.
Please Note: We're aware that COVID-19 is impacting travel plans right now. While we're continuing to share stories that highlight our favorite places, we don't expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. Please practice responsible social distancing and save your favorite vacation rentals for when you're ready to travel again.
Dreaming of an office with a lake view? This summer, more people are discovering the freedom of being able to work from anywhere with a good internet connection. And many of those who've been working from home for the past few months are craving a change of scenery.
With remote work policies in effect and many schools offering online learning, there's no hurry for travelers to head back after the weekend is over. Instead, more travelers are choosing to stay for longer periods of time and mix some working hours into their vacation.
For those who dream of a morning swim before work, a quick paddle at lunch, or an evening walk along the shore - HomeToGo has researched the most affordable lake towns with the fastest internet, to inspire your next workcation.
Surfing the USA: Interesting Lake and Internet Facts
The State with the highest proportion of WiFi-friendly vacation rentals is New Jersey, with approximately 88% of vacation homes offering internet.
There’s only one state in the U.S. without any naturally occurring body of water large enough to be considered a lake — Maryland
As of 2019, Fiber broadband internet is available to +30% of households across the US and expected to reach 50% of homes by 2025 
Over 7% of the US is covered by water, including Michigan, which has nearly half (41.5%) of its total area covered by water! 
20 Best Lake Towns for Remote Workers
Mapped: Lake Towns with Blazing Fast Internet
When it comes to natural beauty, Blairsville offers the best of both worlds: majestic mountains and peaceful lakes. In the heart of North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the town provides a perfect escape for people needing a break from city life.
Price Per Night: $159.45
Nearby Lakes: Lake Nottely, Lake Winfield Scott
Nearby Natural Areas: Brasstown Bald, Vogel State Park
2. Conroe, TX
A paradise for the outdoorsman, the town of Conroe is on the doorstep of Lake Conroe and the Sam Houston National Forest. Each of the areas offer excellent boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and hiking, not to mention Lake Conroe’s 157 miles of shoreline.
Price Per Night: $167.15
Nearby Lakes: Lake Conroe
Nearby Natural Areas: Sam Houston National Forest
Located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Branson is a family favorite and an ideal destination for people who don’t want to sacrifice comfort for outdoor adventure. The area is home to three beautiful lakes, each offering boating, fishing, hiking, and beautiful scenery.
Price Per Night: $193.81
Nearby Lakes: Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo, Bull Shoals
Nearby Natural Areas: Table Rock State Park, Marvel Cave, Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area
Saranac Lake was once a private and hidden holiday retreat for New York’s wealthiest families, including the Rockefellers. Today the village is a place for everyone to enjoy the stunning vistas, beautiful lakes and streams, and views of the Adirondack mountains.
Price Per Night: $203.86
Nearby Lakes: Saranac Lake, Lake Flower, Lake Placid
Nearby Natural Areas: Baker Mountain, Mt. Pisgah
Burlington is a charming college town located along the shores of Lake Champlain. The area is perfect mix of outdoor beauty and modern city comforts; as visitors will enjoy stunning views of the lake and mountains without having to worry about dropped calls.
Price Per Night: $204.05
Nearby Lakes: Lake Champlain
Nearby Natural Areas: Centennial Woods Natural Area, Red Rocks Park
How We Produced This Guide
HomeToGo's internal search data was used to identify the top 100 most searched lakes in the United States. We then researched the surrounding towns and cities to find those that offered a maximum internet speed of 900 mbps or greater, according to the Fixed Broadband Deployment Data from FCC Form 477 (current as of June 30, 2019). HomeToGo's own metasearch data was then used to forecast the median nightly price of a vacation rental between August 17 - September 28, 2020.
The data for this report was collected on July 31st, 2020 and is subject to change between now and the time of booking. All prices shown are in USD.
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 Fibre Broadband Association, 2018 - All-Fiber Deployment Cost Study 2019, Press Release: https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/1091254337624/Fiber%20Deployment%20Cost%20Study%20Letter.pdf
 U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 - State Area Measurements and Internal Point Coordinates https://www.census.gov/geographies/reference-files.html
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