Stretching 75 miles, Lake Guntersville sits in northern Alabama and crosses from Bridgeport to Guntersville with lakeside cabins, cozy cottages and luxury homes, where you can watch the sunset over the lake from a hot tub. Find your vacation rental in a cinch once you know where you want to set up your home base. Here are a few favorite Lake Guntersville vacation rental locations.

1. Guntersville, Alabama

Zip-line

Along the southeastern shore of the lake, Guntersville offers vacation rentals with lakefront amenities. Find a cabin or something a little more luxurious. Perfect for the thrill seekers in your family, go and spend a day sailing above the trees at the local Screaming Eagle Ziplines. Enjoy stunning views of the lake and surrounding area as you fly through the air.

2. Lake Guntersville State Park Area

Wanderer at Lake Guntersville State Park area

Enjoy unspoiled nature right next door from your vacation rental when you stay in the Lake Guntersville State Park area. With so much protect land, this area offers more modest vacation homes, such as cabins, with many of them sitting lakeside. Don’t forget to pack your hiking boots to enjoy one of the trails that winds its way along the Tennessee River that feeds Lake Guntersville.

3. Alder Springs, Alabama

Boating on a Lake

Located on the eastern shore of the lake, Alder Springs stretches to one of the tributaries of Lake Guntersville. Enjoy being away from neighbors by booking rustic cottage beside the lake. When you’re ready to hit the lake, take your boat to the nearby Guntersville Marina and put it in the water or rent one for the day.

4. Albertville, Alabama

Cave at Cathedral Caverns State Park

Just a couple of miles from the southern shores of Lake Guntersville, Albertville offers vacation rentals big enough for your entire family or group. Rent a home or modern condo with all of the amenities to enjoy on your lake vacation. Hop in the car and drive down the road to Cathedral Caverns State Park. This stunning cavern and cave system offers your group the chance to explore the underground world.

5. Lake City, Alabama

Jet skiing on a lake

Enjoy your stay in a lakeside home or cottage with amazing lake view when you choose a vacation rental in Lake City near the southern edge of the lake. If you want to go zooming around the lake, Lake City Boat and Jet Ski, that rents jet skis so you can enjoy the wind in your hair.

6. Union Grove, Alabama

Checkout

Spend your holidays on the western shores of Lake Guntersville enjoying sunsets from the dock of your vacation rental. When you’ve had enough fun on the lake, take an afternoon to explore the shopping options in this small town. Scour the racks in the local vintage store, Apple Hill Collectibles, or buy a souvenir to take home with you.

7. Huntsville, Alabama

Rocket

A short drive from Lake Guntersville is Huntsville, Alabama. In this major city, you can find vacation rentals, including homes, apartments and modern condos. While visiting the area, learn more about the role Alabama played in America’s race to the moon at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and take in an IMAX movie during your visit.

8. Baker’s Chapel Road Area

Sunset on a Lake

Located the western side of the lake, the Baker’s Chapel Road area is all about sailing. Select a vacation rental on the banks of the lake and choose a small cottage or larger lake home with a dock for your boat. If you don’t have a boat, the Lake Guntersville Sailing Club offers boat rentals and sailing lessons.

9. Woodville, Alabama

popcorn

Rent a vacation home a few minutes from the western side of the Lake Guntersville in Woodville. This quaint town offers vacation rental homes and condos, as well as a romantic bed and breakfast. If your lake vacation turns rainy, spend the day at Boaz 9 Cinema to take in the latest comedy or family movie. Don’t forget the popcorn!

10. Scottsboro, Alabama

Lake Guntersville

Located on the northwestern side of Lake Guntersville, Scottsbora offers vacation rentals beside the lake in a more urban location. After spending a couple of days enjoying the great outdoors, trade in your bathing suit for sturdy shoes for a day of shopping at the Unclaimed Baggage Center. This unique store takes lost luggage that goes unclaimed by its owners and sells the items, offering some great deals.