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Hotel Stays to Experience the “Lakecation” Trend

by Katie Skrzek

Apr 12, 2022

Hotel President Wilson, a Luxury Collection Hotel © Marriott International

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Family travelers around the world look to lakeside destinations for upcoming vacations. Research conducted on behalf of Marriott International saw a whopping 157 percent year-over-year increase in searches for “lake vacations.” Also known as a “lakecation,” the trend is a perfect throwback to family vacations of the past.

 

Check out these hotels to experience a lakecation with your family.

 

Azure Luxury on the Lake – Homes & Villas by Marriott International

Perfect for groups, the 9,000-square-foot estate features a main house with six rooms and a separate lakeside cottage on the shores of Lake Austin in Texas. There is no need to venture off site, as the property boasts an infinity pool, hot tub, kitchen with barbecue, bar, private beach, fire pit, volleyball net and Adirondack chairs.

 

Courtyard

Courtyard Burlington Harbor © Marriott International

 

Courtyard Burlington Harbor

Located on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont, the pet-friendly property offers picturesque views of the lake and Adirondack Mountains. In the warmer months, take advantage of the hotel’s numerous watersports. Have dinner at the on-site Bleu Northeast Kitchen, offering farm-to-table dishes and sustainably sourced seafood.

 

Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte – Lake Norman

The Huntersville, North Carolina, property is located a short drive from Lake Norman. With more than 500 miles of shoreline, enjoy outdoor activities including fishing, paddle boarding and boating on the lake.

 

Hotel President Wilson, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Facing the iconic Lake Geneva in Switzerland, the elegant hotel boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, offering guests stunning lake views.

 

RC Reynolds

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee © Marriott International

 

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Situated on the shores of Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia, the property’s interiors reflect its lakeside location with nature-inspired colors and natural wood and stone elements. Kids can explore The Ritz Kids Clubhouse while adults enjoy tee time or a spa treatment.

 

Westin Harbor

Westin Harbor Castle © Marriott International

 

The Westin Harbour Castle

The property is located on the harbor of Lake Ontario in Toronto. Besides its close proximity to the lake, the hotel offers access to some of the city’s most popular attractions. Take in the stunning lake views while exploring all the amenities the property has to offer.

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