There’s something magical about a lakeside getaway: you can be as lazy as you want (lounge on the dock, take a leisurely dip, or simply sit in an inner tube and float around for hours) or you can get active (water skiing, hiking, and paddling around in kayaks or canoes). In other words, lake days are ideal for all sorts of outdoor enjoyment — and with so many scattered across the country, that fun is never too far away. Plus, a rented cabin that’s accessible by car (that boasts enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures) can be a safe way to enjoy some r ’n’ r with your pod — especially with more and more people getting vaccinated every day.
Ahead, we rounded up more than a few of Airbnb’s best and most unique lake houses around the US — from a sprawling estate in Minnesota’s Brainerd Lakes region to a secluded cabin on the shores of the Caddo Lake wetlands in Texas that’s just right for intimate escapes. Ahead, book your next retreat to one of these waterfront beauties. (Be warned — everyone has “cabin” fever after a year spent in quarantine, and properties are getting up booked up faster than you can say “jetski.”)
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