Today, the area is home to a diverse populace and topography. Surrounding your New England vacation rental, you're likely to see rivers, lakes, towering forests, and bucolic farmland abutting rocky coasts, sandy beaches, and green-tipped mountains.
Planning your Maine vacation
Boasting nearly 5,000 coastal islands, two disputed parcels of land, and a 31-foot-tall statue of Paul Bunyan, Maine is a can't-miss destination. Explore windswept beaches, dozens of historic lighthouses, and tiny resort towns across 230 square miles of scenic coastline.
Portland, Maine, is the state's largest city and features the Portland Observatory and the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, among other notable sites. Camden is picture perfect and hosts the National Toboggan Championships. Hikers head to scenic Bar Harbor and the 50-acre rugged and majestic Acadia National Park. If you're looking for a vacation further inland, try a lakehouse rental at stunning Moosehead Lake.
Kennebunkport was once a shipbuilding hub, but is now known for its beautiful beaches. Coastal splendor abounds in the Boothbay Region, whose vacation rentals serve as a summer playground for New Englanders and beyond.
Explore Massachusetts for your New England vacation
The cradle of modern American civilization, the scenic state of Massachusetts has a coast that spans nearly 200 miles, and inland lakes, streams, and mountains. The home of John F. Kennedy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Dr. Seuss, this state is one of the most visited in the entire region due to its rich cultural tapestry.
Boston is its largest city and features a myriad of historic sites, as well as award-winning restaurants and sporting venues. But if you're looking to avoid the big city, explore beautiful Cape Cod, from gay-friendly Provincetown to tiny Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard to sleepy and quaint Eastham and Chatham. You might find, like many of our New England vacation rental guests, that you want to return to coastal Massachusetts summer after summer.
Choosing your New Hampshire destination
Towering mountains, lakes in abundance, and historic cities with a lively cultural feel---you'll find all this and more when you arrive at your New Hampshire vacation rental. This small state packs a big punch, with skiing, hiking, rural retreats, and even a bit of Atlantic coastline to enjoy.
Standing at nearly 6,300 feet, Mt. Washington is the highest peak in the entire northeast and is part of the majestic White Mountains. Loon Mountain and Cannon Mountain are a skier's mecca in the winter and boast ziplining and alpine slides in summer. The Great Woods boasts the 127-acre Dixville Notch State Park and its myriad of waterfalls. The Lakes Region shouldn't be missed just for gorgeous Lake Winnipesaukee alone, offering year-round entertainment for vacation rental guests of all ages and interests.
Finding a New England vacation spot in Vermont
Quiet Vermont is one of the smallest and oldest states in the Union. Dubbed "les verts monts" (meaning "the green mountains") by Samuel Champlain, the state is truly green as far as the eye can see. The cozy state, which borders New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York, is the quintessential outdoor lover's mecca and offers many attractions for all ages.
Burlington is the state's largest city and boasts art galleries, performance spaces, and the Green Mountain Audubon Center, among other attractions. The Green Mountain National Forest in the state's southern portion is home to plenty of outdoor adventure and cozy cabin rentals. From North Hero to South Hero and everything in between, the Lake Champlain Islands offer a restful vacation with a gorgeous natural setting.
The greenest state becomes the whitest state when winter descends. The mountain resort towns of Killington, Ludlow, and Stowe are each famous for a plethora of downhill options for skiers and snowboarders alike---book a ski rental and see for yourself.
Exploring Connecticut and Rhode Island
The southernmost New England state, beautiful Connecticut is smack dab between Boston and New York...and you can only imagine how divided the state is on sports team lines! Despite a Boston-New York rivalry, the state has its own unique character, featuring bustling towns, an Ivy League university, and bucolic splendor. Greater New Haven boasts Yale University and the lively coastal towns of Guilford and Madison. The latter includes Hammonasset Beach State Park, offering three beaches and a nature preserve.
At only 48 miles long, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the union. Unlike its bustling neighbors to the north and south, little Rhody boasts a tranquil coast and pleasant small towns in which to get lost. Newport is one of the most popular spots in the state due to its grand mansions from the Gilded Age. The Breakers, home to the Vanderbilts, is the most iconic of all. Providence is the largest city, with tree-lined streets and award-winning restaurants. Admire the American Impressionist art at the RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) Museum of Art.
Bustling cities, sandy Atlantic beaches, and lush green forests collide all around our beautiful New England vacation rentals. Whether you're hoping to explore some new cities or just get away from it all, book one of our many New England vacation homes to experience for yourself why this area is such a popular vacation destination!
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