The best vacation rentals offer an oasis from the daily grind, an escape to leisure-filled hours, and a place to make memories. The best destinations in the U.S. for vacation rentals include nine hidden gems—perfect for weekend getaways, extended-stays, and fun for couples, families, and friends.
Discover coastal living in Trinidad, California. The seaside community of Trinidad is located in northern California about 90 miles south of Oregon and 300 miles north of San Francisco. It boasts 10 public beaches, gorgeous ocean views, historical sites, fabulous seafood restaurants, and easy access to Highway 101, Patrick’s Point State Park, and the Arcata-Eureka Airport.
Trinidad is a hidden gem when it comes to getaway vacation rentals, with an average nightly rate ranging from about $150 to $200. Guests can book rentals with water views and access to shopping, dining, and activities. How about a seaside cottage for an extended stay? It’s walkable to downtown, so you can enjoy the local shops and restaurants. Don’t miss out on a meal at the Trinidad Bay Eatery & Gallery. It’s on Parker Street and, along with its fabulous menu, it features local art and famous fudge.
Jekyll Island, Georgia
Once a private retreat for the wealthy, Jekyll Island was purchased by the state of Georgia in the 1940s. Today it’s a designated state park with 10 miles of scenic beaches, resort amenities, and vacation rentals near attractions, shopping, and dining. Jekyll Island is about 90 miles south of Savannah.
Peaceful coastal living is a draw for guests, along with the array of activities and attractions like the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. From mini golf to the Summer Waves Water Park, 22 miles of paths for biking/walking, and unique shops and restaurants, there’s something for everyone.
Jekyll Island sits within the Golden Isles near St. Simons Island and the City of Brunswick. Driftwood Beach can be found at its northern tip, while St. Andrews Beach is at the southern end, a popular site for picnics. In addition to national hotel chains, visitors may find accommodations at the island resorts, campgrounds, and vacation rentals. Rates vary, but on average range from about $250 to $300 per night.
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Plan a getaway to the Caribbean, booking a vacation rental in St. Croix, the largest of the four U.S. Virgin Islands. St. Croix is known as the Big Island and it’s home to the only casino on the Virgin Islands.
Come to St. Croix to enjoy the 23 major beaches, resort activities, and water sports like scuba-diving, swimming, sailing, and fishing. Fishing enthusiasts have set nearly two dozen records in St. Croix. Go turtle watching, play a round of golf, or explore one of the many historical sites.
Shopping, dining, and nightlife are a huge part of the St. Croix experience. Browse one of the local shops and then stop in for a drink at one of the themed bars. It’s easy to find live entertainment, including crab races.
Through Casago, it’s easy to find the perfect accommodations in St. Croix, from waterfront condos to homes near restaurants and shops. Rates vary, from about $200 to $500 with extended stays available.
Stowe, Vermont is a four-season mountain resort town, one of the best destinations in the U.S. for year-round activities, entertainment, and fun. Accommodation rates are moderate, with rates in the low $100s for some rentals. Stowe, overlooked by Mount Mansfield, sits between Montpelier and Burlington. There’s easy access to Interstate 89, and it’s only 35 miles to the Burlington International Airport (BTV).
Visitors to Stowe can enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and snowboarding. It’s even the home to the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. When the snow melts, hop on the nearly six mile recreation path for a bike ride or leisurely walk. You can golf, zipline, kayak, fish, take in the live entertainment at various venues, or plan a day at one of the spas. There are more than 50 unique boutiques, specialty stores, galleries, and places to dine.
In the Rocky Mountains of northwestern Montana is the resort town of Whitefish. If you’re looking for a hidden gem vacation destination, Whitefish, Montana is it. It sits on the edge of Glacier National Park and is home to the Whitefish Mountain Resort. The national park has 700 miles of trails to explore, plus spectacular lakes and stunning wilderness. The Whitefish Mountain Resort boasts fabulous ski and mountain bike trails plus attractions like the Alpine Slide and the Aerial Adventure Park.
Off the mountain there are miles of paved cycling and pedestrian trails, nine city parks, and easy access to Whitefish Lake. Visitors can charter a boat, go kayaking, or enjoy a picnic on the sands. After an active day, plan to spend time browsing the shops along Central Avenue before dining at one of the local eateries. Try some home-cooked Italian fare, delectable burgers, fresh bakery, or pop into one of the breweries.
Be sure to keep an eye out, Casago vacation rentals will be coming soon to Whitefish.
Finger Lakes, New York
Plan a getaway to upstate New York to the unforgettable Finger Lakes region. The 11 finger-shaped lakes sit between Rochester and Syracuse, spanning more than 30 miles, and dozens of cities like Seneca Falls, Geneva, Melrose Park, and Union Springs, which sits on Cayuga Lake, the largest of the lakes.
What does the Finger Lakes region have to offer? As a vacation destination, it has a lot.
- 650 miles of shoreline
- 26 state parks
- 1,000+ waterfalls and gorges
- 20 tour boats
- 160 golf courses
- 2,000+ miles of hiking and biking trails
- 80 art galleries
- 100+ wineries
- 100 restaurants with water views
When visiting the Finger Lakes region in New York, expect to find a range of accommodations and rates available, about $150 on average for vacation rentals.
Sunriver, Oregon can be found between Mount Bachelor and Paulina Peak, a resort town bordered by the Deschutes River. Visitors to Sunriver will find an array of outdoor fun, year-round, as well as fabulous shopping, dining, and entertainment. There’s easy access to the airport, Highway 97/Dalles-California Highway, and it’s only 20 minutes south of Bend, Oregon.
The Sunriver Resort is a huge draw for visitors, offering a range of packages and vacation rentals in the moderate to expensive range. Casago will soon have properties available for rental in Sunriver as well. The resort features a full complement of activities and services, including four golf courses, a spa, multiple dining options, an aquatic center, bike paths, horseback riding, and more. Other activities in Sunriver include mountain biking, whitewater tours, and fishing.
The city of Gatlinburg sits in eastern Tennessee about an hour from Knoxville. It’s considered the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and it’s home to amazing outdoor activities, fabulous dining and shopping, nightlife, one-of-a-kind experiences, and unique attractions like the Skybridge and the Space Needle observation tower. Gatlinburg is just ten miles from the world-famous Dollywood park.
Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two, a group retreat, or a family trip, you’re sure to find something located minutes from attractions and things to do. When visiting, be sure to make time to explore the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community and enjoy a meal at one of the many outstanding restaurants. There are distilleries and breweries to visit as well in the area.
Visitors to Gatlinburg can find a wide selection of accommodations, from luxury cabins to condos, resort rooms, and chain hotels with rates that can vary from about $100 to $300 a night.
Snowshoe, West Virginia
Between the Monongahela National Forest and Watoga State Park is Snowshoe, a West Virginia mountain resort town. Its mountain is one of the highest peaks in the state, drawing in outdoor enthusiasts from across the country. The area is known for its skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at Coca-Cola Park.
When not on the slopes and trails, head to Snowshoe Village, the hub and heart of the area. Its old European-style architecture offers a charming backdrop while you browse the boutique shops, enjoy a meal at one of the local restaurants, or make a stop for gear rental. In the warmer months, enjoy a day on the links at the Raven Golf Club or lounging at Splitrock Pools.
Casago has a diverse selection of vacation rentals available in Snowshoe, West Virginia. Choose from private homes, condos, or resort accommodations with moderate to more than moderate rates depending on the size and amenities. The Mountain Lodge retreat features amenities like laundry facilities and shuttle services, while the Soaring Eagle has direct access to the Soaring Eagle Express Lift.
Wide Selection of Vacation Rentals
Throughout the country, you can find amazing vacation rentals close to attractions, activities, and nature. For some of the best destinations in the U.S. and Mexico, look to Casago and book a memorable getaway today or consider owning your own vacation rental.