Discover a selection of 497 vacation rentals in Murphys, 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 $159 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Murphys. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Murphys
Destination guide

The brothers Murphy of the Gold Rush

What’s in a name? Murphys, part of Calaveras County, is named for brothers John and Daniel. These guys prospected in the area during the Gold Rush, using the name Murphy's Old Diggings. Eventually it became Murphys—and the name stuck. The area’s gilded history is neatly packaged and displayed in local museums. Bustling Main Street evokes the qualities you might expect in another era, what with its one-of-a-kind shops and cheery atmosphere. When you book a Murphys vacation rental, you’ll pick up on that wonderfully quaint vibe right away.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Murphys

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Murphys has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Greenhorn Creek Resort (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Sequoia Woods Country Club and Golf Course (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Gianelli Vineyards (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Twain Harte Miniature Golf (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Saddle Creek Golf Course (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Milliaire Winery (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Murphys

Travelers enjoy Murphys for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in February, May, January or March, when snowfall averages 1 inches and temperatures average 50°F.

Natural features

Caving for the beauty of Murphys

Offering dramatic views of the Sierra Mountains, Murphys is more than just a wine lover’s paradise (although you'd be hard pressed not to gaze in admiration at the lush green vineyards). Mercer Caverns, discovered in the Gold Rush era, impresses with its many aragonites and calcites. The open caves in the Natural Bridges area are just minutes from Murphys, and worth a look solely for the phenomenal picture possibilities. Perhaps most impressive, though, is the mesmerizing Giant Sequoia root system in Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Murphys?

Whether you're looking for a cozy retreat for you and your special someone or somewhere roomy to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Murphys. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • Make the most of handy amenities like cookware, dishware and utensils and a fireplace at "Breathtaking Vineyard And Lake Views". Situated around 8 miles from Murphys, this leading option has 1 bedroom and is a hit with guests.
  • Another top choice is "Downtown Location, Uptown Elegance Re", which is around 1 mile from Murphys. With 3 bedrooms, cookware, dishware and utensils and a porch, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

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

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

If you've been busier than a bee in a garden lately, you deserve a break for a couple of glorious days. Leave work early on Friday and make your way to one of these weekend getaways in or near Murphys:

  • "Cabin - Welcome To Brown Bear Hideaway" is around 11 miles northeast of Murphys and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll appreciate the useful amenities here, including a fridge and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Alternatively, cram a few clothes into your bag and zip off to "Red Gate Retreat - All New, Nestled In Nature". This top property is about 1 mile northwest of Murphys and offers spa and beauty services and towels.

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

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish option, perfectly suited for traveling sweethearts or solo stays. Spend your days checking out your new surroundings and your nights relaxing in your comfy hideaway. These getaways in or near Murphys are sure to please:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Breathtaking Vineyard And Lake Views". Lock in a few nights at this popular stay and you'll have access to a lake view and a balcony.
  • "Wyndham Angels Camp - Angels Camp" is another top stay, offering all you need for the ideal Murphys adventure. Convenient amenities here include a fitness facility and a balcony.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Murphys?

Whether you're looking for a cozy apartment for you and a pal or a condo big enough for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Murphys. These retreats are an ideal base for a quick trip:

  • Within close reach of central Murphys, "Lakemont Pines - Cabin In The Woods" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not relaxing in your comfortable digs, get out and discover all the fun stuff around you.
  • Another terrific option is "Perfect Get Away Lovely, Romantic". Round up your nearest and dearest and enjoy a comfy stay near the heart of Murphys.

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

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend together. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Murphys that will get your heart racing:

  • Located around 8 miles from Murphys, "Breathtaking Vineyard And Lake Views" is the perfect place for starry-eyed couples. A fireplace and winery tours are some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • "Downtown Location, Uptown Elegance Re" is another popular option that's bound to impress. It's around 1 mile from Murphys and comes with beauty services and winery tours.

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

Check out these large group vacation rentals in or near Murphys where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Stunning Mountaintop Views". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 4 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a fireplace. This group getaway is around 4 miles to the west of Murphys.
  • Nothing's more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Rent The Entire Historic Avery Hotel Sierra Getaway And Venue" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 7 miles to the northeast of Murphys, as many as 30 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 9 bedrooms. A garden and a kitchen are among the many amenities here.

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

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool promises the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Murphys and spend your days splashing about. Just remember to bring your inflatable swan:

  • Get into vacay mode at "Murphys House On Main", where your top priority will be pool time. Amenities such as a fridge and a video library help make this escape a favorite with guests.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Main House On Surrey - Easy Walk To Downtown". Along with an invigorating pool, you can also make use of nearby birdwatching activities and childrens activities.

Murphys has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 60 ºF and 90 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Murphys vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

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

Space, privacy and comfort are all essential ingredients for a successful family trip, and Vrbo's range of large family vacation rentals in and around Murphys offer an ideal solution. Check out these to get you started:

  • Around 1 mile west of Murphys, "Downtown Location, Uptown Elegance Re" can sleep up to 8 guests over 3 bedrooms. As well as tons of space to sprawl out, amenities here include a TV and a separate dining area.
  • Another awesome option is "Red Gate Retreat - All New, Nestled In Nature". It's approximately 1 mile northwest of Murphys, has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 7 guests. A stereo and outdoor furniture are some of the conveniences on offer here.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Murphys?

Escape the busyness of life and treat the ones you love to a different kind of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Murphys and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Cabin - Welcome To Brown Bear Hideaway" - This sought-after escape offers outdoor furniture and a kitchen and is about 11 miles northeast of the center of Murphys.
  • "Newly Built Cabin In Lakemont Pines" - Another terrific choice, this vacation rental comes with a separate dining area, a kitchen and more. You'll find it around 8 miles to the northeast of Murphys.

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

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Murphys?

Absolutely. There are plenty of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Murphys. If you only need a small space, one of these popular properties might be just the thing:

  • Take a look at "Downtown Murphys, Half Block To Main St", a great centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A kitchen and a garden are available to guests here.
  • Also within easy reach of all the delights of Murphys, "Sophisticated Gold Country Cottage" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of seeing the sights, come home and enjoy a kitchen and mountain views.