Discover a selection of 87 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 kitchens and WiFi. Prices start at $157 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Pinecrest. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

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.


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.


Pinecrest: Serene and peaceful mountain scenery

As with all mountain areas, the climate in Pinecrest can vary dramatically from day to day. During the summer months, temperatures can reach heights of around 86°F and drop during the winter sports season to 23°F and below. For lovers of the great outdoors, as you set out from your vacation rental, there’s always some new trail to explore, either on foot, bike or more recently on horseback or by pack mule just like the old gold prospectors once did. Snow takes center stage in winter and Pinecrest makes the perfect base for all types of winter sports.

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Pinecrest, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 87 vacation rentals around Pinecrest. From 65 cabin rentals to 20 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Pinecrest?

Nestle yourself and your group in the mountains and get ready for enthralling sunrises, otherworldly stargazing and a ton of fresh air. Vrbo has no less than 47 mountain rentals available. Alternatively, you may prefer to try something a bit different. Vrbo has loads of options to pick from, including:

  • 23 village vacation rentals.
  • 14 rural vacation rentals.
  • 13 mountainside vacation rentals.

Can I stay in Pinecrest in a large group?

Getting together with your friends and loved ones can be stacks of fun, particularly when you're under the one roof in an awesome new place! If you're traveling with a large group, Vrbo can help. Cabin vacation homes are the most popular option for big groups of guests, with 14 listed here. Properties for rent in this area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 8, we have 40 vacation homes ideal for that size. Stay a night for as little as $148.
  • If you have 10 in your party, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 30 vacation homes that are suitable. You can book one for as little as $175 a night.
  • Traveling with a group of 6? We offer 26 vacation homes that will meet your needs. Prices start from $115 a night.

You and all your mates will be well catered to when you book your Pinecrest travels with us!

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