Discover a selection of 158 vacation rentals in Pinecrest, 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 WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $150 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Pinecrest. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Pinecrest Resort—a family mountain hideout

Pinecrest is a family-friendly resort in a former logging area nestled on the shores of Pinecrest Lake high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It’s well off the beaten track in the heart of the Stanislaus National Forest. The stunning beauty of forest and mountain life make it the perfect place for a family vacation. Pinecrest vacation rentals come in all shapes and sizes; choose between cabins, townhouses, or one of the numerous campsites. With so many amenities, Pinecrest is the ideal location for your summer or winter vacation, with something for all the family.

Things to do

Beside the lake and beneath the trees in Pinecrest

Pinecrest is an all-year-round family vacation destination. The mountains and forest offer great hiking and biking. Sailboats, motorboats, kayaks and canoes can be rented from the marina for a peaceful evening sail, and the lake is restocked weekly so you can always be sure of catching tonight’s dinner to eat back at your comfy vacation rental. During winter, Pinecrest vacation rentals make the perfect base for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing—and for alpine skiers, it’s only four miles to the Dodge Ridge ski area.

Activities

Pinecrest is the ideal year-round vacation location

In summer, the waters of Pinecrest Lake remain cool and refreshing and vacationers can rent motor and sailboats, canoes and kayaks from the marina. A sports shop in the town can provide you with all the hiking gear you need and bikes can be rented for those keen on cycling the many mountain trails. During the winter, snow is king, and Pinecrest vacation rentals are family-friendly and are perfect for all your winter sports activities; from alpine and cross-country skiing or snowboarding to snowball fights and building snowmen with the kids.

Natural features

History in Pinecrest

Once the preserve of the nomadic Me-Wuk Indians who inhabited what is now the Stanislaus National Forest, the Pinecrest area has also witnessed the Gold Rush of 1848, as well as the logging era of 1914. Pinecrest Lake was artificially created to provide drinking water to the mining claims and towns of the lower slopes and to generate electrical power. Today, Pinecrest Resort links history with nature by providing family-friendly access to the beautiful and serene mountain and forest landscape via summer hiking trails as well as outdoor pursuits and winter sports activities.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Pinecrest?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and escape to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Pinecrest:

  • "Lone Star Lodge: Rustic Elegance" is a hit with guests. Around 25 miles from Pinecrest, it has 4 bedrooms and loads of amenities to help you feel at home, including a toaster and a pool.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "2 Secluded Houses With 4 King Beds On 3 Unique Acres". Located around 25 miles from the heart of Pinecrest, it has 5 bedrooms and features lowered locks and a kitchen.

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

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Pinecrest?

Whether you want to spend your trip adventuring outdoors or chilling with your favorite people, Vrbo has gorgeous log cabins where you can do both. Pack your bags and check out these top picks in and around Pinecrest:

  • "Dogwood Digs "log Cabin" Your Sierra Getaway": This fabulous vacation home is a perfect base for having fun in nature. Rock climbing and sledding are several activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your cozy cabin.
  • "Beautiful Custom Built Log Cabin W": Stay in and enjoy the relaxed vibe or have a go at some of the fun activities nearby, including fishing and cycling. You can be as chill or active as you like.

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

We all deserve an escape from the daily grind every once in a while. If you're itching to spend a couple of uninterrupted mornings lounging around in your PJs with a coffee and the morning paper, we've got some amazing weekend getaways in and near Pinecrest. Check out some of our favorites:

  • "Mountain House - Retreat/ Newly Remodeled Linens Included" is around 25 miles southwest of Pinecrest and the perfect place to recharge your batteries. You'll enjoy the convenient amenities here, including a firepit and an oven.
  • Alternatively, create memories with your loved ones at "Stunning Cabin In A 400 Acre Gated Wooded Park Close To Pinecrest And Dodge Ridge", which is around 20 miles to the southwest of Pinecrest. Take advantage of a microwave oven, off-street parking options and more here.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Pinecrest?

From chic apartments to large vacation rentals, Vrbo has your vacation sorted. Here are some of our favorite stays in and around Pinecrest:

  • For a memorable vacation, it's hard to beat "Stunning Cabin In A 400 Acre Gated Wooded Park Close To Pinecrest And Dodge Ridge". It's nice and close to the center of Pinecrest, along with loads of things to see and do.
  • "Enjoy A Lovely Ridge Top Lodge" is also well located. Settle in here and discover why guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

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

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to say "I love you." Whisk your special someone off for a couple of days at one of these top escapes in or near Pinecrest:

  • Around 25 miles from Pinecrest, "Lone Star Lodge: Rustic Elegance" is the perfect place for starry-eyed couples. Winery tours and a fireplace are some of the amenities here.
  • "2 Secluded Houses With 4 King Beds On 3 Unique Acres" is another top option guaranteed to woo you. It's about 25 miles from Pinecrest and comes with beauty services and winery tours.

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

Share your stay and double the fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous getaway with buddies or a big family gathering, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Pinecrest:

  • A wide array of amenities including a fireplace and a swimming pool make "Lone Star Lodge: Rustic Elegance" a top pick. This sprawling property has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 16 guests. From the center of Pinecrest, it's around 25 miles away to the southwest.
  • "2 Secluded Houses With 4 King Beds On 3 Unique Acres" is another impressive option. It's around 25 miles to the southwest of Pinecrest, has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. A fireplace and a kitchen are among the things designed to make your stay even more comfortable.

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

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when deciding where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're taking the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Pinecrest and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Pack your swim gear and take your gang to "2 Secluded Houses With 4 King Beds On 3 Unique Acres". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including childrens activities and a dining table.
  • Spend lazy vacation days splashing around or just unwinding beside the water at "Mountain House - Retreat/ Newly Remodeled Linens Included". This vacation rental is another favorite and comes with a toaster, a barbecue grill and more.

Pinecrest has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 50 ºF and 75 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Pinecrest vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

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

Every get-together with the family should be a memorable one. Whether you're organizing some time away with the kids or a long-overdue family reunion, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Pinecrest offer a home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • About 25 miles to the southwest of Pinecrest, "Lone Star Lodge: Rustic Elegance" has 4 bedrooms and fits up to 16 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including coffee and tea making facilities and a dishwasher.
  • "2 Secluded Houses With 4 King Beds On 3 Unique Acres" also has the space you need to connect with the ones you love. This rental is around 25 miles to the southwest of Pinecrest, and accommodates 12 guests in its 5 bedrooms. Childrens activities and cable/satellite TV services will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

If you want to do some sightseeing, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your itinerary. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Twain Harte Miniature Golf and Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy are good places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Pinecrest?

Get away from the hustle and bustle and treat your loved ones to a different sort of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Pinecrest and get the camping experience — but with all the comforts of home!

  • "Stunning Cabin In A 400 Acre Gated Wooded Park Close To Pinecrest And Dodge Ridge" - This popular escape offers a separate dining area and a microwave oven and is located around 20 miles to the southwest of central Pinecrest.
  • "Mountain Cabin In The Pines / 2bedroom 1ba Vintage Charmer" - Another awesome choice, this property comes with coffee and tea making facilities, a fridge and more. You'll find it around 19 miles to the southwest of Pinecrest.

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

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Pinecrest?

Whether you want to share a bottle of wine beside the flames with your beau or simply stay toasty after the sun sets, Vrbo will help you find a vacation rental with a fire pit. Here are two of our favorite options in or near Pinecrest:

  • "2 Secluded Houses With 4 King Beds On 3 Unique Acres" comes with a fireplace, a garden, and of course, a fire pit. Sing your favorite songs, tell spooky stories or have a good old chinwag with the fam at this popular retreat.
  • "Mountain House - Retreat/ Newly Remodeled Linens Included" is another top property where you can toast marshmallows around a nice, warm fire. It also comes with a firepit and a kitchen.