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Destination guide

Why people love visiting elegant Carnelian Bay

The lake and forests provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Carnelian Bay. Renowned for its hiking, skiing and boating, this city welcomes all visitors. Northstar California Resort and Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Carnelian Bay

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Carnelian Bay a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Northstar California Resort (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Big Springs Gondola (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Old Brockway Golf Course (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Northstar California Golf Course (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Carnelian Bay

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Carnelian Bay is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Brockway Summit (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Kings Beach State Recreation Area (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Stateline Lookout (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Commons Beach Park (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Donner Memorial State Park (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Sand Harbor (9.7 mi / 15.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Carnelian Bay

The nearest airport is in Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), located 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), which is 24.5 mi (39.4 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Carnelian Bay?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 2,849 vacation rentals near Carnelian Bay. From 1,836 house rentals to 268 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Carnelian Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

Can I rent Houses in Carnelian Bay?

Yes, of course. Vrbo Canada has 1,836 Houses in Carnelian Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Carnelian Bay include:

  • Cabins: 268 rentals available
  • Cottages: 268 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 876 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Carnelian Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,196 vacation rentals with pool available in Carnelian Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.