Athletes From Across the U.S. and Canada Book New York Vacation Rentals in Lake Placid for the 1st Rites of Spring Pentathlon at Whiteface Mountain

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Weekend warriors and professional athletes alike will be descending on Lake Placid April 14th for the annual 1st Rites of Spring Pentathlon at Whiteface Mountain. The grueling competition, which includes road biking, running, and paddling is an annual event to benefit the Lake Placid Outing Club. Many participants are booking vacation rental cabins and homes in the Lake Placid area through New York Vacation Rentals for their stay.

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People love coming to Lake Placid for its scenic beauty and local charm, and they've been renting private vacation properties for short visits in places all across New York State for years; it’s a trend that never loses its appeal.

Athletes of all levels will be celebrating the first rites of spring in Wilmington, New York April 14 as the come together for the 1st Rites of Spring Pentathlon. The grueling race, consisting of five legs of competition including road biking, running, and paddling, will take place in the magnificent Whiteface Mountain range. Participants heading to Lake Placid for the event are booking privately owned vacation rental homes in Lake Placid through New York Vacation Rentals, to avoid the high cost of hotels and enjoying some extra amenities in the process.

Liz Ernst of, says that more vacation rental properties are being listed in the Lake Placid area of the website as spring draws nearer and travelers begin making vacation plans.

“An event like the pentathlon will get people to come and spend a long weekend or a week in this area of Lake Placid, where the outdoor recreation opportunities are family friendly and abundant, the local restaurants are fantastic, and the scenery is always beautiful,” Ernst said.

Comparison shopping for Lake Placid vacation cabin and condo rentals can be done easily by logging on to and searching for a cabin, condo, house or cottage that suite each traveler’s needs. Whether staying for a night or two, or booking a Lake Placid vacation rental cabin for the week, visitors are finding a growing number of area home and condo owners making their private vacation properties available to families and groups of friends looking to rent close to the pentathlon venue.

These private vacation rental cabins in the Lake Placid / White Face Mountain area sleep anywhere from two to 20 people, so there is something for every vacationer who wants privacy and some of the luxuries of home, like a full kitchen and laundry.

Families traveling with children, or groups traveling together and sharing space find that a home setting with private bedrooms makes for a comfortable and enjoyable vacation.

Ernst says that more travelers are looking for lower-cost options to hotel rooms when they visit Lake Placid or any of New York State’s vacation areas. New York vacation rental properties are gaining momentum as travelers juggle rising gas prices and other expenses in tough economic times.

“People love coming to Lake Placid for a weekend getaway, or an extended vacation because of it’s scenic beauty and local charm,” Ernst says. Now that so many people have been renting private vacation properties for short visits in places all across New York State and other areas for years, it’s a trend that never loses its appeal.

“Travelers opt for the convenience and value they find in a privately owned vacation rental condo or house, and they’re not going back to booking hotel rooms.”

Visitors comparison shopping for the best value on a vacation home rentals in Lake Placid are finding that price, amenities, and location always seem to favor a vacation rental home over a hotel or bed and breakfast.

“Our job is to make sure that property owners and travelers can find each other, making it easy for travelers to book the right vacation rental home for their needs and budget,” Ernst said.

About New York Vacation Rentals: is among the fastest-growing web destinations for travelers seeking rental properties anywhere in New York State. This collaborative site matches property owners with vacationers looking for the perfect rental property. The site now features improved search options and educational tools for renters and property owners.

The mission of New York Vacation Rentals is to connect travelers from all over the world with property owners in New York by providing detailed listings of properties, and a safe and efficient way of communicating right on the website. Powerful search tools allow renters to narrow down listings in order to find the vacation rental of their dreams. Prospective renters can research, compare and book cabins, villas, houses, ski chalets, condos and other great vacation properties anywhere in New York.

For more information about vacation rentals in the Lake Placid area, or anywhere in New York, visit to learn more about New York vacation properties.


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