Take your group travel vacation planning to the next level! Upstate New York Vacation Rentals offers the perfect large group travel experience.
Are you responsible for planning a group vacation or destination event? Are you ready for your next group travel trip? Whether it’s a family reunion, a work retreat, a destination wedding, or just a bunch of unorganized friends getting together to have some fun then we are here to make you an expert at planning group vacations here in beautiful upstate New York!
Here We Go!
Have you ever tried herding cats? If you have then I have two very important questions for you. One question I already know the answer to–but the second question is much less obvious.
- How did herding cats go?
- HOW AND WHY?! They do what they want… Kitty cat don’t care!
Now, the reason I ask this insane question is because planning a large group vacation is a lot like herding cats–difficult and more difficult. But, it is not impossible!
Although, herding actual cats might be…I don’t know because I’ve never tried it… hence the second question!
It can be a challenge to find the perfect spot for large group getaways. Your group is made up of individuals who have different ideas of what a fun, perfect vacation is. On that note, congratulations! You have been promoted to official cat herder! It is now your job to satisfy the whole kitten caboodle and if you’re looking for smiles across the board then pick upstate New York as your destination to satisfy everyone.
There are countless things to do in upstate New York year-round. We have everything from adventure trips to site-seeing to lakeside retreats and hiking. Northern New York has something fun for everyone on your group vacation. Even those pesky feral cats that invited themselves. They can be the hardest to please sometimes!
When choosing accommodations options like Airbnb, and let’s not forget the rarely satisfying hotel, vacation rentals are typically not the first place that pops into your head–but they should be! Now, I’m not saying don’t research the other places because they may have what you’re looking for, but make sure you do your research to find the best option for you and your group. That location may be a vacation rental by owner!
You must admit, hotels and Airbnbs might not meet your needs when it comes to space, accommodations, amenities, or even parking. But how will you ever learn if you don’t research it yourself? If you plan on spending time in the room itself then you might want more freedom to spread out and feel more at home. Kids are a great reason for booking a vacation rental. They go to bed early, want their own rooms, and stay stuck to those tablets and phones which can leave you, the adult, stuck in a boring hotel room all evening.
That’s why group travel planners turn to us here at New York Rental By Owner to find the perfect vacation rental by owner location that meets their needs. And now, that’s you! Because if it wasn’t, you would have stopped reading this a while ago.
Renting a big house, large cabin, or even a cluster of cottages can provide you with more personalized choices. You can spread out and be more at ease in your new home away from home. Isn’t that what you want on a vacation? Using vacation rentals by owner allows you that opportunity and you can meet all the individual preferences within your group. Even your nitpicky aunt, bridezilla sister, or your judgemental coworker who seems to run purely on caffeine and power-trips will find some fun times if you give them enough room to roam!
As I mentioned before, whether you’re planning group travel for a corporate retreat, destination wedding, or family reunion for the 1st or 50th time, then upstate New York Vacation Rentals offer just what you are looking for.
We have various housing options, rooms with views, small towns full of history, bustling towns full of energy, access to nature, hikes, and lakes–you name it! New York’s large group vacation accommodations are as varied and unforgettable as the region itself.
The Best Group Travel Vacation Rentals are in New York
Usually when you hear “New York” your mind jumps to New York, New York. The big bustling city full of subways, restaurants, celebrities, crowds, Broadway and Law & Order episodes… but that’s not for everyone. New York state has so much more to offer than the Big Apple–as great as it is. After becoming an aware renter and travel planner then the words “New York” should make you think of mountains, lakes, quaint small towns and new adventures waiting around every corner!
All of these things to do in New York make it a great destination for group travel. It would behoove you to peruse vacation rentals in the Adirondacks, the Catskills or the Finger Lakes. All of these vacation locations offer beautiful views, fun things to do for people of all ages, and they will provide you with a truly unforgettable experience.
The Adirondacks are located in the northeastern region of upstate New York. The Adirondack area is a premier destination for groups of all sizes and it has access to breathtaking high peaks, scenic lakes, fishing, hiking, skiing and snowmobiling. The variety of things to do in the Adirondacks is astounding once you look around. There are few places in the world that offer so many choices in one area.
The Adirondacks are a vast area that sweeps over more than 6 million acres and it is home to over 30,000 miles of waterways between its 3,000 lakes and ponds! The region features over 100 welcoming communities, and it is the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 of the United States. The Adirondacks twelve regional destinations are their own brand of adventure that are ideal for planning your group vacation. Just find the best region that fits your needs.
Because of the vast choices in Adirondack adventures it’s best to explore what your group wants to do so you can then find the best vacation rental by owner in that area. This is the best option for a group that enjoys more outdoor adventures, or just relaxing on the lakeside.
There is a state park, which has no gates or fees, just please make sure you act like animals and you don’t leave any trash behind you! There are 46 high peaks that are just begging to be hiked, ski-ed and snowboarded!
Every town is filled to the brim with charming character and individuality from their architecture to their locals. You can shop in big chains anywhere, head to where the locals hang out and experience upstate New York with the best of them.
If you are interested in exploring all that the Adirondacks have to offer then click here to dive deeper into the 6 million acre outdoor recreation center just waiting to be explored!
Heading down south of the Adirondacks is the Catskills, which are located in southeastern New York state. The Catskill Mountains boast dramatic, rising mountains throughout the Hudson Valley. It is a province of the larger Appalachian Mountains and contains a gorgeous, sweeping 700,000 acre forest preserve that is protected by the state of New York.
Back in its heyday the Catskills were a huge ski town, and it still is! But, it is also a hub for foodies, art enthusiasts, music lovers (Woodstock is down the road), hikers, and thrill seekers alike.
With the Catskills 35 different peaks there is an abundance of winter sporting that happens throughout the cold months. These different peaks offer beautiful places to hike, for hikers of all levels, as well as skiing and snowboarding–which has been popular here for over 100 years!
During the summer when the winter sports have gone on hiatus, the watersports come out to play! The Catskills contain bodies of water that make it a great destination for aquatic sports such as tubing, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. There are even several waterfalls that create perfect backdrops for photos and memories that will last a lifetime!
If water isn’t your thing then there are also great road and mountain bicycling trails that are fairly popular throughout the area.
For anyone in your group that is on the “much more adventurous side,” they can find white water rafting, ice climbing, and rock climbing throughout the Catskills. While the others are welcome to enjoy the lodges, restaurants, views and smaller hikes or activities that are here to be enjoyed.
If you’re trying to decide on which vacation rental fits you and your party then look into which activities seem the most appealing to your group, and then see which rental options are available close to those activities! New York Vacation Rentals is here to help you find your perfect Catskills location for your next group vacation.
The Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes are 11 freshwater lakes and surrounding forests in upstate New York. It contains more than 1,000 waterfalls, quaint small towns and vineyards, and both national and state parks. It’s a great location for large groups because you can enjoy the northeast’s abundant nature while the cities of Syracuse and Ithaca are only a short drive away.
One of the most famous attributes of the Finger Lakes, besides its many lakes, is its excellent wine (particularly their world-renowned Rieslings). The area is filled to the brim with over 100 wineries alongside a number of breweries, distilleries and hard-cider…ies. Click Here to read more about the world class wineries in the Finger Lakes.
If you’re bringing along the kids then maybe the alcoholic route is not the way to go… or maybe it is so you can get away? Whatever! There are great museums and outdoor activities sprinkled throughout the region that are great for all ages!
There are decadent farm-to-table restaurants all over, which rely heavily on locally-sourced products. Who doesn’t love that? Knowing exactly where your delicious food came from, and I’m not talking about a farm off in Wyoming, but seeing the lands around you that provided your meal is a great way to enjoy fresh food!
The Finger Lakes were formed over 200 million years ago due to the Ice Age’s glaciers melting away from the area. It boasts of harsh winters and hot summers which makes it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts during any season!
Hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, tubing, boating…all of those outdoor activities are abundant in the Finger Lakes and they’re just begging to be explored!
It’s a great location for foodies, wine connoisseurs and adventurers alike, which makes the Finger Lakes a wonderful spot for your large group trip that you’re planning. Remember that? You’re trying to herd cats? It’s why you’re reading this in the first place!
Explore our vacation rentals here in the Finger Lakes! We have everything from lakefront cottages, to luxurious cabin rentals, to off the grid and eco-friendly getaways!
It’s Time to Act!
You’ve been given your guide to all vacation rentals, attractions, and reasons to visit upstate New York for your group to travel with on vacation. It’s officially time to take off those training wheels!
Start organizing your trip, asking around for preferences (although, I advise that you take those with a grain of salt because you can’t please everybody–so don’t stress yourself out! This trip is for you too), and making a list of ideal destinations that best suit your group.
With all of the options and layouts given to you, your research should now be quick and easy and you can choose your ideal spot for your large group vacation! My advice is to always research heavily in order to make sure you are getting the exact space you are looking for in the most ideal area.