Top rated rentals — Shaver Lake
Destination guide

Shaver Lake—a great California vacation destination

Shaver Lake is a small community surrounded by mountains. With many great Shaver Lake vacation rentals, the community swells considerably during summer and winter when visitors come to enjoy a family-friendly vacation in the great outdoors. During the summer, the lake is the focus for water-borne experiences, while others will hike the mountain trails. In the winter, Shaver Lake and its surrounding mountains transform into a winter wonderland, with well-managed ski areas and all manner of winter sports activities to suit every skill level.

Things to do

Winter and summer, Shaver Lake offers perfect vacations

During the summer, the lake and the mountains are what draw people to Shaver Lake. With fantastic Shaver Lake vacation rentals of all descriptions, it is also the perfect base to bring the family on vacation. Activities include boating and fishing on the lake to exploring the wilderness trails on foot, mountain bike or even on horseback. For petrol-heads, there are exciting off-highway vehicle trails, and during winter, with over a foot of snow on the ground all season, there is everything the winter sports fan could desire, from skiing and snowboarding to snowmobiling on well-maintained trails.


Family-friendly fun at Shaver Lake all year round

There’s something for everyone all year round at this destination and a superb variety of Shaver Lake vacation rentals are available to suit every budget. Many visitors spend time on the water, where sailing, water-skiing and jet-skiing are popular activities. The Lake is also regularly stocked with pan-sized trout, so you can always be sure of catching your own dinner. Take the family on a mountain and forest adventure and trek the many miles of logging roads, on the lookout for wildlife, while admiring the spectacular scenery, so don’t forget your camera.


Whatever your vacation interest, Shaver Lake has the weather

The climate at Shaver Lake is mild during the summer, with an average maximum temperature of around 75°F; ideal vacation weather if you don’t like it too hot. Winters are cold and with good snowfall, making them the best time of year for those who enjoy their winter sports. February tends to be the coldest month of the year, when temperatures can dip as low as 25°F. During fall, the weather is unpredictable, but the forest with its changing colors and the mountains are beautiful all year round.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Shaver Lake

Travelers enjoy Shaver Lake for its lakeside setting and mountain views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Shaver Lake is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Shaver Lake (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Sierra National Forest (9.5 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Bass lake Recreation Area (21 mi / 33.8 km)
  • Huntington Lake (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Pine Flat Lake (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Millerton Lake (20.2 mi / 32.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Shaver Lake

The nearest airport is in Fresno Yosemite Intl. Airport (FAT), located 32.1 mi (51.6 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Shaver Lake?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. It's time to pack your bags and head to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Shaver Lake:

  • Make use of amenities including a washing machine and towels at "The Garden House Nestled In Fig Garden In Nw Fresno". Located around 50 miles from Shaver Lake, this quality property has 1 bedroom and is a hit with guests.
  • "East Village Vacation Rental Within Walking Distance Of Community" is another top-notch choice, offering 4 bedrooms, a microwave oven, daily housekeeping services and more. It's around 17 miles from Shaver Lake.

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

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Shaver Lake?

We've got an impressive range of log cabins in Shaver Lake. Whether you're looking for a simple log cabin or something with all the bells and whistles, these retreats are designed to put you in the heart of the surrounding nature. Here are a couple of popular options to consider:

  • Located in Sierra National Forest, "Ridgetop Retreat - Log Cabin With Stunning Views And Ac" is the ideal mix of outdoor adventure and comfort. Take advantage of the amenities here, such as a fireplace and a stovetop.
  • Get in touch with your inner Davy Crockett at "Luxury Log Cabin - - 5 Min To Shaver Lake And 30 Min To China Peak". This log cabin in Pajara will put you in the heart of the outdoors while offering amenities such as a nearby marina and a barbecue grill.

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

If you've been busier than a hamster on a treadwheel, you deserve to escape for a few glorious days. Leave the office early on Friday and make your way to one of these weekend getaways in or near Shaver Lake:

  • "Cabin - Adorable Mountain Getaway" is perfect for a couple of days of fun and relaxation. It comes with a host of amenities, such as an oven and ski lift privileges, and is located 17 miles to the west of Shaver Lake.
  • Alternatively, live it up with your favorite people at "Starry Oaks Cottage On 15 Acres", which is around 25 miles to the south of Shaver Lake. You'll have use of a washing machine, a porch and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Shaver Lake?

Studio apartments may be small in size, but they pack a punch when it comes to convenience and location. Unpack your bags at one of these sought-after studio apartments in or near Shaver Lake:

  • One of our favorite picks is "The Darling Cabin - Studio Condo +pets". Lock in a few nights or more at this popular apartment and you'll have access to WiFi and off-street parking options.
  • Another fantastic choice is "5 Acre Ranch In The Sequoia's. Your Own". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this comfy apartment is loaded with convenient amenities like a TV, free toiletries and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Shaver Lake?

Whether you need a compact apartment for you and a pal or a townhouse with space for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Shaver Lake. These retreats are an ideal base for a flying visit:

  • If you only need to stay a couple of nights, "Starry Oaks Cottage On 15 Acres" is a good choice. It's close to central Shaver Lake, so you'll be within easy reach of all the best sights.
  • "King’s Cabin Mtn Retreat At Shaver Lake" is also ideally located. Settle in here and discover why many guests rate this getaway highly.

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

Nothing says fun like a pool does. Dig out your inflatable unicorn and browse these rental houses in or near Shaver Lake that come with this vacation perk: Shaver Lake has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 50 ºF and 75 ºF. But you don't have 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 ideal Shaver Lake vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.

  • Pack your swimsuit and book a few days at "Family Friendly House - Cabin - 20 Minutes From Kings Canyon". There are also lots of other convenient amenities here, including coffee and tea making facilities and childrens activities.
  • Otherwise, unpack your suitcase at "The Lake House - 2bd/2bth Condo 19 At Huntington Lake". As well as its inviting pool, you'll also have use of outdoor furniture and a kitchen island.

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

It's always more fun when you share the good times with the ones you care about the most. Whether you're organizing a family reunion or getting away with close friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that suits you. Here are two of our best in and around Shaver Lake:

  • Sleeping up to 9 guests in 4 bedrooms, "East Village Vacation Rental Within Walking Distance Of Community" is the perfect place to enjoy some family time. This top-rated escape is 17 miles to the west of Shaver Lake and has amenities such as a kitchen and a fridge.
  • Another popular choice is "Starry Oaks Cottage On 15 Acres". This property is 25 miles south of Shaver Lake and comes with on-site watersports, a TV and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

When you're ready to explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. Fresno Chaffee Zoo, The Big Fresno Fair and Wild Water Adventure Park should be on your must-do list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Shaver Lake?

Nothing is more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Shaver Lake and hang out with the people you love:

  • "Beautiful Newer Cabin In The West Village" - Enjoy fun and laughs with your crew at this getaway, which is around 17 miles west of central Shaver Lake. A fridge and cable/satellite TV services are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - Adorable Mountain Getaway" - Gather up the troops and spend a few nights at this inviting rental, which is around 17 miles to the west of Shaver Lake. You'll have access to a microwave oven, a barbecue grill and a great deal more.

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

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Shaver Lake?

Marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate and a campfire are the four ingredients you need to make a finger-licking snack and epic vacation memories. If you love the sound of sitting around a fire pit devouring s'mores, check out these properties in or near Shaver Lake:

  • Cuddle up with your favorite people around the fire at "Beautiful Lake Home With Great Views Of Huntington Lake". A sauna and a garden are other useful amenities you'll find here.
  • "3 Bedroom, 2. 5 Bathroom" is another great place where you can spend your nights socializing around a toasty fire. It also features a kitchen and a firepit.