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Holiday Vacation Rentals for the Whole Family in Every State

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Home for the Holidays

Though this year is likely to be really different when it comes to holiday travel, some things remain the same. Board games around a fire, outdoor adventures, giant family meals: they're the stuff of TV commercials and the focus of our dreams as we plan our next get-together. Here are the best big-group vacation rentals we've found in each state. Be sure to check listings for COVID cleaning measures and changes.


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Alabama: Huntsville
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Alabama: Huntsville

Sleeps: 12
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Have some space-obsessed kids or a former astronaut in the family? This massive geodesic dome is a clean-lined model of modern design tucked into 1.5 heavily wooded acres. The house includes a koi pond and wrap-around decks. While there, you're just a short distance from the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.


Related: Fun Day Trips for Families in Every State

Alaska: Denali National Park
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Arizona: Scottsdale
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Arizona: Scottsdale

Sleeps: 10
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It's a bit of a splurge, but this five-bedroom home has all the extras that will keep a family engaged and at peace during all that togetherness. In addition to a landscaped pool and hot tub, the home features outdoor, shaded dining, Ping-Pong, and a putting green.


California: Palm Desert
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California: Palm Desert

Sleeps: 14
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That desert lifestyle can be yours for a few nights — even with the kids in tow. This half-acre property has six bedrooms, and four bathrooms, including a detached bedroom for teens that includes a lounge area and a ping pong table. The dining table seats 12, and the large pool has a sand volleyball court behind it.

Colorado: Breckenridge
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Colorado: Breckenridge

Sleeps: 22
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Bring the entire crew for a ski-golf getaway at this 3-acre property, backing onto a river and just a few minutes' drive from the restaurants and shops of this Victorian ski town. The house sleeps up to 22 in private bedrooms and a bunk room. Amenities include two living rooms (kids, go to the basement!) and a hot tub.

Connecticut: Mystic
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Connecticut: Mystic

Sleeps: 10
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This historic home overlooks the Mystic River, and has an adjacent cottage with loft beds. Bikes and kayaks are available for enjoying the town and the water. In the summer months, an outdoor shower expands the bathing options (there is only one bathroom in the main house).


Related: 19 Virtual Tours of Historic Homes

Delaware: Lewes
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Delaware: Lewes

Sleeps: 10
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Just 15 minutes from the beach, this clapboard house has been smartly updated with modern furniture. It features an outdoor shower, grill, screened porch and backyard hot tub. It's a five-minute bike ride to Lewes Beach, and less than three miles to the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. Curl up with a book or throw on your best wine cardigan for a walk on the beach.

Florida: Marathon
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Florida: Marathon

Sleeps: 12
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Boaters and fishing folk will appreciate being just four doors down from the open sea, while housing the entire family in a turquoise-and-cream home decorated in high Florida Keys. There is a small above-ground pool, but what you're really here for are the water and the warmth.


Related: Best Fishing Spots in All 50 States

Georgia: Wildwood
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Georgia: Wildwood

Sleeps: 16
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With seven bedrooms and nearly 70 surrounding acres of nature, this tasteful home offers plenty of sightseeing and hiking with Lookout Mountain nearby and Chattanooga, Tennessee only a short drive away. Adults can use the pool table while children tuck into the stadium-seating mattresses in the TV room. With all that, it's one of the most reasonably priced rentals we've seen.

Hawaii: Captain Cook
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Idaho: Driggs
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Illinois: Chicago
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Indiana: Mishawaka
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Indiana: Mishawaka

Sleeps: 16
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When you spend big, you want to live big. This house is only a few miles from the University of Notre Dame, but you may never want to leave the property. There are pools for swimming both inside and outside of the house, as well as an indoor basketball court and a tennis court.

Iowa: Oxford
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Iowa: Oxford

Sleeps: 10
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American Gothic never had it so good. A half-hour drive from Iowa City brings you to a century-old farmhouse with chickens wandering the property. Instead of chores, you'll have a chef's kitchen, sauna, hot tub, and outdoor pool.

Kansas: Reading
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Kentucky: Louisville
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Kentucky: Louisville

Sleeps: 10
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The Highlands, one of Louisville's most popular neighborhoods for shopping, drinking, and dining. This house is just steps away from Bardstown Road, but it will be hard to leave a walled-in rooftop deck with grill, fire pit, bar, and hot tub.


Louisiana: New Orleans
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Louisiana: New Orleans

Sleeps: 16
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The trendy Marigny neighborhood is near the French Quarter. Bring 16 of your nearest and dearest to this five-bedroom home. It's made for big gatherings, with a dining room that seats 10 and another six at the kitchen counter. There are extra-long sofas throughout the home for game-playing and conversation.


Related: 26 Best Cheap or Free Things to Do in New Orleans

Maine: Prospect Harbor
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Maine: Prospect Harbor

Sleeps: 10
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An idyllic rocky coast overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is the setting for this four-bedroom house, with a deck overlooking the sea. Decorated in nautical blues and grays, the home is about an hour's distance from the shopping of Bar Harbor or the wilds of Acadia National Park.


Related: Explore the Best National Parks in Every State

Maryland: Lothian
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Maryland: Lothian

Sleeps: 10
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South of Baltimore and east of Washington, D.C., Lothian makes an easy commute for a family reunion, and is fully equipped for babies and small children. The wooded neighborhood has a community pool and nearby golf courses, and the owners recently added an indoor hot tub.


Related: 24 Cheap or Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

Massachusetts: Cape Cod
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Massachusetts: Cape Cod

Sleeps: 12
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You may track sand in your bed, but that's the risk you take when you rent a home that opens directly onto its own private beach. Kayaks and paddleboards are included for those willing to brave the chilly waters. If you need more space, there's a one-bedroom guest cottage next door available as well.


Related: 18 Best Beaches for a Budget Vacation

Michigan: Douglas
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Michigan: Douglas

Sleeps: 16
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With six bedrooms, the entire family can get a little privacy in this modernist home just a few minutes from Saugatuck and Lake Michigan. Indoors, three large-screen TVs, a foosball game, and pool table are available for entertainment.

Minnesota: Minneapolis
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Minnesota: Minneapolis

Sleeps: 12
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If the weather doesn't cooperate, indulge in the basement screening room of this five-bedroom waterfront home. Its recliner sofas face a 150-inch television. The back deck offers a fire pit, and when the sun comes back out, you may enjoy the motorcycle also available for rentals.

Mississippi: Hattiesburg
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Mississippi: Hattiesburg

Sleeps: 16
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You'll have plenty of space at this seven-bedroom home on 12 acres of lakefront land. A pavilion with picnic tables and an outdoor fireplace with cooking grills overlook the lake. The rental includes access to a community pool, kayaks, a children's playground, and a sand volleyball court.


Related: Best Lakes in All 50 States

Missouri: Branson
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Missouri: Branson

Sleeps: 20
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You can even bring the cousins you don't like to this large lodge, which offers six king-size bedrooms, each with its own TV. Not only can 20 sleep here, but they can all be seated for meals as well. The massive deck overlooks Lake Taneycomo and features an outdoor pool table. Use the fishing boat to venture farther out onto the water.


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Montana: Clancy
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Montana: Clancy

Sleeps: 12
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Aspiring hobbits will love this sod-covered earth house, just outside of Helena. There is even a shower entered through a tree trunk. Don't expect much privacy, though: There are four sleeping nooks, but only one separate bedroom.


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Nebraska: Omaha
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New Hampshire: Freedom
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New Jersey: Blairstown
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New Jersey: Blairstown

Sleeps: 10
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On the site of a former summer camp, this wood-shingled home backs onto a bucolic lake. Inside, it is ready for families, with a crib and a play area in the living room. Just 25 minutes away: Shawnee Mountain ski slopes.


Related: 13 Destinations for Cheap Skiing

New Mexico: Hidalgo County
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New Mexico: Hidalgo County

Sleeps: 30
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Bring up to 30 people to gaze at the stars on this 750-acre property in the bootheel of New Mexico. For sleeping, there's the main house, two guest houses, and six RV pads. The high desert compound also features a game room, heated pool, and hot tub, as well as an airplane hangar for events.


Related: 40 RV Destinations for Snowbirds

New York: Wilmington
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New York: Wilmington

Sleeps: 9
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Near the Canadian border, you'll be surrounded by trees on nine acres near Whiteface Mountain ski resort and Lake Placid, site of the 1980 Winter Olympics. After a day in the snow, you can indulge in the seven-person hot tub and look at the surrounding forests and mountains.

North Carolina: Kitty Hawk
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North Carolina: Kitty Hawk

Sleeps: 10
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Industrial chic with a nautical flair informs this polished home with unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean. It comes not only with a hot tub, but with a good deal of history as well. The four-bedroom, four-bath cottage was originally built in the 1800s as a stable for the horses that pulled lifeboats from the boathouse to the water and back.


North Dakota: Fargo
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North Dakota: Fargo

Sleeps: 14
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Live the frontier life in this 1889 home in the heart of Fargo. The shingled home has five bedrooms and is walking distance to coffee, pastries, and the theater. The kitchen is well-stocked and ready for big family meals.


Ohio: Rockbridge
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Ohio: Rockbridge

Sleeps: 8
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This inventive container home stands out among the oversized log cabins of the vacation magnet of Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio. Stylish details fill the home, but the centerpiece is a treehouse hot tub that sits six. In the area, outdoor activities abound, including ziplining, canoe trips, and horseback riding.


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Oklahoma: Broken Bow
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Oklahoma: Broken Bow

Sleeps: 10
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An easy trip for residents of Dallas, Oklahoma City, or Hot Springs, Ark., this log cabin offers three bedrooms and a sleeping loft. A creek runs through the wooded property, which also contains a fire pit and a hot tub. Just a few minutes away is Broken Bow Lake.

Oregon: Cloverdale
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Oregon: Cloverdale

Sleeps: 8
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Two flights of exterior stairs lead to sweeping views of the dramatic Oregon coast from this house, which offers three bedrooms, including one with two sets of bunk beds for the kids. The beach is steps away, seldom used, and has its own cave. This is a neighborhood that turns off the lights at night, so expect plenty of stars when skies are clear.


Related: 50 Most Beautiful Views in the World

Pennsylvania: Treasure Lake
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Pennsylvania: Treasure Lake

Sleeps: 15
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On the edge of Allegheny National Forest, this large cabin has plenty of sleeping room, but who wants to sleep when there is so much to do outside? You can swim or fish right off the house's dock, and there are two lakefront beaches nearby. Kayaking and paddle boats are available, as well as two area golf courses and a community pool with a water slide.


Related: A-Frame Cabins That Are Perfect for Fall Getaways

Rhode Island: Newport Harbor
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South Carolina: Isle of Palms
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South Carolina: Isle of Palms

Sleeps: 10
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You're a block from the beach here, and just a short drive into the history and restaurant scene of Charleston. This five-bedroom, five-bath home is situated in a resort community with a golf course and swim complex. On rainy days, gather around the pool table in the sunroom.

South Dakota: Lead
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Tennessee: Greeneville
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Tennessee: Greeneville

Sleeps: 15
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High in the Smoky Mountains and in the heart of Cherokee National Forest, this historic hemlock-log home sits just half a mile from the Appalachian Trail. The four-bedroom home overlooks Paint Creek; fly fishing and whitewater rafting are nearby.


Related: 21 Epic Hiking Trails Around the World

Texas: Centre Point
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Texas: Centre Point

Sleeps: 12
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Spend a lazy day in an inner tube on the Guadalupe River at this vacation home less than an hour from San Antonio. If you're feeling more energetic, get into the river by way of the rope swing or slide. Kids can use the trampoline while the more sedate gather along the riverfront deck by the fire. An adjacent cabin is also available to sleep four more.

Utah: Park City
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Vermont: Townshend
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Vermont: Townshend

Sleeps: 10
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Bring the whole family, because there are no neighbors near this mountaintop home at the end of a dirt road (4-wheel drive recommended in winter). Feel the warmth of the woodburning stove, or venture onto the second-story deck for views of the surrounding hills.


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Virginia: Goodview
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Washington: Seabrook
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Washington: Seabrook

Sleeps: 15
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Set against the Pacific Ocean on the Olympic Peninsula, Seabrook is a 17-year-old model of New Urbanism, where you're likely to see people strolling around the town's shops and restaurants or to its many amenities. This somewhat pricey house directly overlooks the beach and is just steps away from the water. It offers five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and the basement features an HD projection screen and arcade games.

West Virginia: Snowshoe
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Wisconsin: Sheboygan
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Wisconsin: Sheboygan

Sleeps: 14
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This spacious home overlooks Lake Michigan and has stairs for lake access. The remodeled open kitchen leads to comfortable seating for 10 (and couches nearby for overflow). You can gather on the upstairs balcony, with seating for 12, to play a game or watch a storm roll in.

Wyoming: Dubois
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Wyoming: Dubois

Sleeps: 14
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The wealthy may spend their time in Jackson, but for dramatic mountains and gentle alpine meadows, Dubois can't be beat. The evocatively named Cracked Noggin Lodge is on Union Pass, with ATV and snowmobile trails accessible from the property. The home is built from hand-peeled logs and has a wood-burning stove.


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