Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Arnold, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $118 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Arnold. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Mountains, country trails and adventures in Arnold

California isn’t just about its glorious beaches. Arnold, in the central heights of the Sierra Nevada mountains, provides the perfect place to explore the state’s inland beauty. Experience life in the woods with Arnold vacation rentals that cover everything from secluded cabins—perfect for a romantic getaway—to houses that will accommodate the whole family. It’s even possible to hit the slopes direct from your front door! Start your great outdoor adventure by hiking or skiing through the trees, or simply get in tune with nature while you admire the majesty of the giant sequoias.

Things to do

Walk among giants in Arnold

Visiting some of California’s oldest residents is a breeze from the doorstep of Arnold vacation rentals. The spectacular giant sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park are over 1,000 years old and rise to dizzying heights of over 250 feet. The whole family can learn about the history of logging in the Sierra Nevada at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum (open April through winter); you may even catch their annual logging jamboree. For adults, a visit to California wouldn’t be complete without sampling the delicious local produce at a local winery.


Get on the trail in Arnold

Arnold offers a fantastic range of outdoor activities all year round. The Arnold Rim Trail is a multi-use trail designed for hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders to get the best out of the surrounding woods. If you’re looking for a gentler way to start your love affair with the California wilderness, family-friendly guided hikes and nature walks also take place on the trail. In the winter, there is excellent skiing in the vicinity, or take it to the next level by going on a snowmobile adventure. You could even step back in time in a pair of snowshoes.


Weather the highs in Arnold

Even though Arnold is in California, it has a very different climate to the coast, since it sits 4,000 feet above sea level in the mountains. Winter temperatures generally hover around freezing from December through March, which is great for winter sports. The long summer from May through September sees highs of around 80°F, making for long, dry days in the shaded forests. Remember that temperatures vary with altitude, so in spring and fall, it is possible to hit the golf course in the morning, then head up to the ski slope in the afternoon!

Natural features

Walk the woods from Arnold

Nestled in the central Sierra Nevada mountains, Arnold sits in the Stanislaus National Forest: one of the oldest national forests. As well as the sequoias, the forests are rich with pine and alpine vegetation. To get a special appreciation of the area’s natural beauty, take a guided walk to Cougar Rock along the Arnold Rim Trail, then sit back to admire the sunset over the mountains. Watch the moon rise over the tree tops then head for home. Arnold vacation rentals are the perfect place to relax after a long day adventuring in the wilderness.

How to get there

How to get to and around Arnold

The nearest airport is in Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), located 48 mi (77.2 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Arnold?

Whether you're seeking a cozy retreat for you and your boo or someplace roomy to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Arnold. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • Take advantage of handy extras like a blender and a microwave oven at "Cabin - Welcome To Brown Bear Hideaway". Located around 25 miles from Arnold, this property has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Another appealing choice is "Lakemont Pines - Cabin In The Woods", which is around 25 miles from Arnold. With 2 bedrooms, a video library and lowered locks, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Arnold vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Arnold?

We all need to slow down and take a break every so often. If you're ready to spend a couple of carefree mornings lounging around with a good book and a steaming coffee, we've got some wonderful weekend getaways in and around Arnold. Check out a few of our favorites:

  • "Mountain Home - Fast Wifi, 1800 Sf Home" is around 25 miles southwest of Arnold and the perfect place to relax and unwind. You'll like the convenient amenities here, including a sauna and a kitchen.
  • Or, fling a few clothes in an overnight bag and head for "Ski In / Ski Out At 7300 Feet". This top property is around 5 miles northwest of Arnold and comes with a TV and a bicycle.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Arnold?

Absolutely. If you want a simple yet stylish stay, you can't go past a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently positioned in the heart of town. We recommend the following options in or near Arnold:

  • After a big day of urban exploration, put your feet up and relax at "Mountain Club 318 Studio Loft". A fitness facility and a phone are among the useful amenities on offer here.
  • "Sleep Under The Stars - Right Next To The Kirkwood Slopes" is another wonderful stay, providing all you could want for a heavenly Arnold vacation. Convenient amenities here include ski-in/ski-out facilities and an iron and ironing board.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Arnold?

From funky apartments to sprawling vacation homes, Vrbo has your quick break sorted. Here are two of our favorite stays in and around Arnold:

  • For a fantastic few nights away, it's hard to beat "Take A Deep Breath. Your Family Will Love This Relaxing Condo While Enjoying All The Comforts Of Home. - Creekside Condo 29 - By Redawning". It's close to the center of Arnold, along with lots of things to put on your itinerary.
  • Another terrific option is "Have A Golden Vacation Stay At Silver Mountain 201 By Redawning". Round up a few friends and enjoy a relaxing stay close to the heart of Arnold.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Arnold?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like planning a romantic weekend together. If you're eager to spend a couple of nights away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Arnold that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some mellow music and kick back together at "Cabin - Welcome To Brown Bear Hideaway". Around 25 miles from Arnold, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including a fireplace and a dining table.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few wonderful days together is "Lakemont Pines - Cabin In The Woods". Located around 25 miles from Arnold, a fireplace and winery tours add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Arnold?

Big groups mean huge fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Arnold and get everybody together under one roof:

  • Providing space, comfort and privacy, you'll get everyone's nod of approval at "Spacious 4 Season Cabin, Ski In Winter". Up to 12 people can stay at this retreat which has 4 bedrooms, a swimming pool and pet-friendly facilities. This group favorite is around 4 miles to the northwest of Arnold.
  • "Mountains Majesty' - Beautiful 5 Br" is another impressive option. It's around 18 miles to the north of Arnold, has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 guests. A kitchen and a fireplace are just a couple of things that'll help make your group vacation even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Arnold?

A pool is often a necessity when choosing where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Arnold and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Pack your swimming gear and take your gang to "Lovely Kirkwood Mountain House". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including a kitchen and a dining table.
  • Spend lazy days swimming or just kicking back beside the water at "Blue Lake Springs House In The Trees". This vacation rental is another favorite and comes with childrens activities, a kitchen island and more.

Curious what the weather is like in Arnold? It has a mediterranean climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 50 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're seeking more inspiration on where to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire range of Arnold vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Arnold?

Whether you're traveling with the kiddos or you're bringing your cousins, parents and great aunt along, family vacations mean fun. These large rentals in and around Arnold have room for everybody — as well as everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • Make your visit a memorable one at "Apartment Adonis Valberg In Valberg". This getaway has 3 bedrooms, caters to 8 guests and features a range of amenities, including childrens activities and a porch. You'll find it around 25 miles southwest of Arnold.
  • "Play Outside/relax Inside At Modern Retreat - Ursa Major", around 4 miles to the northwest of central Arnold, is also ideal for family getaways. As many as 10 of your loved ones can fit into this vacation rental which features 3 bedrooms, on-site watersports, childrens activities and more.

When you're ready to explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the area to put on your to-do list. Hangman's Bridge is a great place to kick things off.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Arnold?

Take a break with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Arnold and create some wonderful memories together. Here are a couple of favorites:

  • "Cabin - Welcome To Brown Bear Hideaway" - Enjoy precious time with your nearest and dearest at this escape, which is around 25 miles southwest of the center of Arnold. A barbecue grill and towels are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Large Spaces To Accommodate The Whole Group. Enough Private Spaces To Accommodate Everyone In The Group. Pet Friendly - Home 183 - By Redawning" - This vacation rental is another favorite with families and is around 4 miles northwest of Arnold. Offering a TV, a DVD player and more, it'll get your group's nod of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Arnold vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.