Destination guide

The lively city of Guelph awaits you

Take a vacation to Guelph and enjoy the area's cathedral, festivals and live music. Travelers to this cosmopolitan city praise the riverfront, university setting and theaters. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Guelph

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Guelph a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Guelph Grotto Climbing Company (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Funmazing Playcentre (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Victoria Park Golf Club East (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Turtle Creek Golf Club (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Airborne Trampoline (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Guelph

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Guelph is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • University of Guelph Arboretum (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Guelph Lake Conservation Area (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Rockwood Conservation Area (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Shade's Mills Conservation Area (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Riverside Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Mountsberg Conveservation Area (12.4 mi / 20 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Guelph

Fly into Kitchener, ON (YKF-Region of Waterloo Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.2 mi (14.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Hamilton, ON (YHM-John C. Munro Hamilton Intl.), which is 31 mi (50 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Guelph Station.

Where to stay near Guelph?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 19 house rentals near Guelph. From 11 Houses to 2 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Guelph for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Guelph?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Guelph. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Guelph, ON (XIA-Guelph Train Station): 109 home rentals
  • University of Guelph: 116 home rentals
  • University of Guelph Arboretum: 118 home rentals
  • Stone Road Mall: 117 home rentals
  • Guelph Grotto Climbing Company: 115 home rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Guelph?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 11 Houses in Guelph. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Guelph include:

  • Cabins: 2 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 2 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 2 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Guelph?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation homes with pool available in Guelph.