Destination guide

Explore the lush setting in Lake Forest

The forests and lake create a pretty picture of Lake Forest. Revered for its university setting, shopping and bird watching, this city is both welcoming and scenic. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Lake Forest

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Lake Forest a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Six Flags Great America (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Lambs Farm (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Sportsman's Country Club (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Northbrook Sports Complex (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Lake County Fairgrounds (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Willowhill Golf Course (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lake Forest

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Lake Forest is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rosewood Beach (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Chicago Botanic Garden (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Ravinia Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Heritage Park (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • River Trail Nature Center (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie (9.9 mi / 16 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Lake Forest

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), located 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 18.1 mi (29.2 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to West Lake Forest Station or East Lake Forest Station and explore the city from there.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lake Forest?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 79 holiday lettings around Lake Forest. From 24 houses to 26 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Lake Forest?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lake Forest:

  • Bucktown: 104 holiday homes
  • Irving Park: 60 holiday homes
  • West Bucktown: 77 holiday homes
  • Lincoln Park: 406 holiday homes
  • Wrigleyville: 270 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lake Forest? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Lake Forest. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Citadel Theatre Company: 266 holiday lettings
  • East Lake Forest Station: 224 holiday lettings
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital: 227 holiday lettings
  • West Lake Forest Station: 277 holiday lettings
  • Lake Forest College: 232 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Forest listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lake Forest?

Yes, of course. offers 24 Houses in Lake Forest. Our other popular types of Lake Forest holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 26 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 28 self catering accommodations
  • Hotels: 19 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lake Forest?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 36 holiday homes with pool available in Lake Forest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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