When you feel the need to get away from it all — but not too far away — choose Lake Wallenpaupack, one of the more popular destinations in the Pocono Mountains. From mountain chalets to spacious, modern lakefront houses, and cozy cabins to rustic properties, Lake Wallenpaupack vacation rentals feature scenic landscapes allowing you to relax and take in the refreshing mountain air. Experience all of the comforts of a home away from home, while enjoying days packed with adventure and nights full of peace and quiet. Here are the best locations to stay at for an incredible vacation.

1. Wilsonville, Pennsylvania

What if you could turn off that alarm clock that blares you from your sleep every morning? You can do better than that by leaving it at home when you book your vacation rental at Lake Wallenpaupack in Wilsonville. Imagine yourself walking out the door of your lake house as the sky begins to lighten. Coffee in hand, you pad down the path to your private little dock and see the little boat tied there. What will be your next big adventure in that little boat? Drift away, jangled nerves. Drift away.

2. Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Not quite ready to rough it? That’s fine; the vacation rentals in Honesdale have what you want, from luxury condos to efficiency apartments, to tiny houses, and cozy guest cottages. Put your walking shoes on and stroll down Main Street to visit the Hanson Gallery and the Wayne County Historical Society Museum, housed in a historical building. Enjoy a ride on the historical Stourbridge passenger train, or take the family horseback riding at Triple W Riding Stables, located just outside of town. When you want to enjoy the lake, it’s only about 10 miles due south.

3. Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania

Catch your breath in a charming vacation rental house, a wooded cottage, or a homey mountain cabin in the Lake Ariel vicinity, less than 10 miles west of the lake, depending on the location of your home-away-from-home. Spend a day at Costa’s Family Fun Park in Hawley, about 20 minutes northeast of Lake Ariel, where you can challenge the kids in a race of water bumper cars. Need some fur therapy? Take the family to Claws ‘N Paws Animal Sanctuary and Zoo and let the kids cut loose in the petting zoo.

4. Coolbaugh Township, Pennsylvania

Listen. The only sounds you hear are your footsteps as you walk from the car to the front door of your vacation rental farmhouse or a rustic cabin in Coolbaugh Township, about 10 miles southwest of the lake. The last suitcase is inside and the kids are back outside, ready to go do something. This is a perfect time to take them down to Great Wolf Lodge at Scotrun, about 10 minutes down the road, to unwind and get some dinner. Enjoy family bowling at Ten Paw Alley, or play Howl in One Mini Golf. Watch out for the sand traps, tricky shots, and ball-eating fish, while you putter around there.

5. Greeley, Pennsylvania

If you love the lake and you love snow too, look for a vacation rental in the Greeley vicinity, about half-way between the northern end of the lake and Lackawaxen. In about 15 minutes in either direction, you can get to the lake for boating or fishing, or drive up to Big Bear Ski Resort. Be sure to let the kids experience the fun of learning to ski or snowboard with the instructors at Big Bear while you hit the slopes. Retreat to your spacious vacation rental log home to warm up in front of the fireplace with hot chocolate and stories of conquests in the snow. Let the cubs brag a little, too.

6. Lakeville, Pennsylvania

Your country hideout vacation rental waits for you just hidden from the lake by a lush grove of trees in Lakeville. Snap up one of the luxurious lake homes or quiet chalets just yards from the waterfront. Enjoy your private deck, patio, pool, or charcoal grill. Throw some burgers on the grill and kick back with a tall iced tea while the food cooks. Some vacation rentals include private docks down at the edge of the lake where you can park your canoe for some sightseeing.

7. Paupack, Pennsylvania

Imagine a rustic cottage in a picturesque rural setting just about three miles from the lake. Your vacation rental cottage or modern home in Paupack delivers that and so much more, as the Paupack Blueberry Farm is situated between the town and the lake. Take the kids to pick fresh blueberries while they’re in season for a unique and delicious learning experience. Picking season runs between mid-July to Labor Day, and guests visit other times of the year to enjoy some of the yummy homemade items at the farm, including muffins, jams, pies, ice cream, and turnovers. Put this nugget on your bucket list.

8. Near the Lacawac Sanctuary

Relax and find your zen in one of the cottages along the lake shore near the Lacawac Sanctuary, and enjoy your own fire pit, grill, and picnic table. Explore the sanctuary’s eight miles of hiking trails year-round during daylight hours to learn about wetland, field, forest, and lake habitats for local wildlife. Enjoy the cottages on wood lots that ensure your privacy, allowing you and your family to relax as you make new memories. Visit the Pine Crest Marina to rent some pint-size kayaks for fun at the edge of your private vacation rental property. It’s like the pot of gold at the end of your very own rainbow.

9. Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania

For your special vacation rental, make a secret chalet, a cozy cottage, or a mountain house your vacation epicenter in the Tobyhanna area. Enjoy being within 10 miles of the lake and about the same distance to Mount Pocono for skiing, golfing, outlet shopping, and horseback riding. Depending on your exact location, enjoy walking to the Tobyhanna State Park. Most vacation rentals include fireplaces and charcoal grills.

10. Hawley, Pennsylvania

You can’t go wrong when vacation rentals in Hawley offer everything that is so right, from delightful cottages on the lake to spacious homes overlooking the clear water. Whether you plan to swim, boat, fish, hike, or relax, family fun awaits you around every bend. Situated a couple of hours from New York City and about three hours from Philadelphia, Hawley vacation rentals are mountain getaways that offer adventures for the whole family.