Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Sonora, 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 $90 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Sonora. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Travel to historic Sonora

Enjoy the area's festivals, history and live music and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Sonora. Renowned for its shopping, restaurants and biking, this city welcomes all visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

I ain't sayin' she's a golddigger

Sonora is a small city crammed with old-school charm. Book a Sonora vacation rental in the historic downtown, and you'll have a wealth of antique shops, restaurants and the farmers' market right on your doorstep. Sonora is proud of its rich arts scene, and is home to the Central Sierra Arts Council, which looks after a clutch of artists studios now open to the public. As a nod to its gold-panning history, there are several gold mines still open in Tuolumne County. The closest is in Jamestown, 3 miles southwest of Sonora.

Activities

Up the creek without a paddle

Surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Sonora is a favourite base for fans of rugged outdoor pursuits. Beginners should start with the Dragoon Gulch Trail, a fun 2.5-mile romp through Mother Lode's ancient oak woodlands. It follows the path of a natural creek and boasts Sonora's most impressive views of the Sierra Nevada. If you don't fancy getting muddy, book a Sonora vacation rental close to the historic downtown and potter around the 19th-century shops and buildings. After dark, catch a musical or a show at Sonora's legendary Sierra Repertory Theatre.

Weather

After the gold rush, comes the cold rush

Sonora benefits from the classic Southern California climate, which feels more Mediterranean than Mexican. Think cool, damp winters, and dry, hot summers with more than 250 sunny days a year. Peak season in Gold Rush Country tends to be in summer, from June to August, when prime Sonora vacation rentals are booked up well in advance. Winter is low season in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Hiking and biking activity starts up again in the spring, when the snow starts to melt from the trails.

Natural features

Let's go where the wild things are

Tucked away on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the small city of Sonora is surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty. It's a 20-minute drive from Stanislaus National Forest, which offers a plethora of scenic hiking and biking trails, waterfalls and caves which will sate even the hardiest of outdoor types. Keep your peepers open in the pine forest for resident bald eagles, peregrine falcons and wolverines. Named after the Stanislaus River, which runs through it, the forest is home to numerous lakes, rivers and streams, which are great for rafting and kayaking.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Sonora

The nearest airport is in Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite), located 37.7 mi (60.7 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Sonora?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Sonora:

  • Around 9 miles from the center of Sonora, you'll find it hard to resist "Lone Star Lodge: Rustic Elegance". It has 4 bedrooms and handy features including an ice maker and an oven.
  • Another great choice is "2 Secluded Houses With 4 King Beds On 3 Unique Acres", which is around 11 miles from Sonora. Featuring 5 bedrooms, a nearby casino and WiFi, it has everything you need to make your visit comfortable.

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

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

Pick a lovely log cabin from the many dotted in or around Sonora and you'll soon be inside your wooden sanctuary, tasty tipple in hand, sitting in front of a blazing fire. But adventure will be right there on your doorstep too. These cabins offer the perfect blend of comfort and fun:

  • "Beautiful Custom Built Log Cabin W": This superb vacation home is the perfect base if you're an outdoorsy type. Caving and rafting are some activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your cozy cabin.
  • "Custom Log Cabin With Free Wifi": Stay in and enjoy the quiet atmosphere or have a go at some of the exciting activities nearby, such as hiking and biking and rafting. Chill or active, the choice is yours.

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

If you've been busier than a squirrel in a nut factory, you deserve to escape for a couple of glorious days. Skip out of work early on Friday and head to one of these weekend getaways in or near Sonora:

  • "Pearl In The California Mother Lode" is ideal for one or two days of R&R. It comes with convenient amenities, such as WiFi and shopping, and is located about 2 miles to the southeast of Sonora.
  • Or, fling a few clothes in your bag and head off to "Mountain House - Retreat/ Newly Remodeled Linens Included". This great property is around 8 miles northeast of Sonora and features a barbecue grill and coffee and tea making facilities.

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

You sure can. If you're tracking down a simple but stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently placed in the center of town. Take a look at the following options in or near Sonora:

  • After a day filled with outdoor exploration, put your feet up and relax at "Gold Country Getaway". A microwave oven and children's games are among the handy amenities on offer here.
  • "Wooded Oasis In The Sierra Nevada Foothills" is another top choice, providing all you could want for the perfect Sonora vacation. Convenient amenities here include a hair dryer and a free nearby fitness center.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Sonora?

From simple apartments to sprawling vacation homes, Vrbo has your quick escape sorted. Here are just two of our top picks in and around Sonora:

  • For a memorable few nights away, it's tough to beat "Stunning Cabin In A 400 Acre Gated Wooded Park Close To Pinecrest And Dodge Ridge". It's close to the center of Sonora, along with loads of things to see and do.
  • "Enjoy A Lovely Ridge Top Lodge" is also ideally located. Settle in here and find out why guests rate this getaway highly.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to spice up your love life. Whisk your other half off for a few days at one of these top escapes in or near Sonora:

  • Located around 9 miles from Sonora, "Lone Star Lodge: Rustic Elegance" is the perfect place for lovestruck couples. A fireplace and winery tours are just some of the amenities here.
  • "2 Secluded Houses With 4 King Beds On 3 Unique Acres" is another top option that's sure to impress. It's around 11 miles from Sonora and has winery tours and beauty services.

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

Big groups mean gigantic fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your whole gang. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Sonora and get everybody together under the one roof:

  • A great range of amenities including a fireplace and a swimming pool make "Lone Star Lodge: Rustic Elegance" a favorite. This spacious retreat has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 16 guests. From Sonora's center, it's around 9 miles away to the northeast.
  • Nothing is more important than spending time with the people you love, and "2 Secluded Houses With 4 King Beds On 3 Unique Acres" makes it easy to do that. Located around 11 miles to the east of Sonora, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A garden and a kitchen are among the numerous amenities on offer here.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool promises the most fun. Have a look at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Sonora and spend your time splashing about. Just remember to take your inflatable unicorn:

  • Treat your crew to an unforgettable stay at "2 Secluded Houses With 4 King Beds On 3 Unique Acres". There's plenty to love about this escape besides its pool, such as books and a kitchenette.
  • "Mountain House - Retreat/ Newly Remodeled Linens Included" is the sort of place you go to get away from the everyday and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its pool. A TV and a barbecue grill are also on hand to make your stay as comfy as possible.

Sonora has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 60 ºF and 90 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 ideal Sonora vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

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

Every family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're planning a getaway with the kids or a party with relatives, our large family vacation rentals in or near Sonora offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Sleeping as many as 16 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Lone Star Lodge: Rustic Elegance" is the perfect place for some family time. This escape is 9 miles to the northeast of Sonora and has creature comforts that include free toiletries and on-site watersports.
  • Another popular option is "2 Secluded Houses With 4 King Beds On 3 Unique Acres". This property is 11 miles east of Sonora and features a living room, books and more. With 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions in the area, you're spoiled for choice. Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Twain Harte Miniature Golf and Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy promise lots of fun for all the crew.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Sonora?

Nothing is more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Rent one of these family cabin rentals in or near Sonora and create wonderful memories with the ones you love:

  • "Stunning Cabin In A 400 Acre Gated Wooded Park Close To Pinecrest And Dodge Ridge" - This sought-after getaway offers a microwave oven and a stereo and is about 14 miles to the northeast of the center of Sonora.
  • "Mountain Cabin In The Pines / 2bedroom 1ba Vintage Charmer" - Rally the troops and spend a few nights at this inviting rental, which is around 16 miles to the northeast of Sonora. You'll have access to free toiletries, a nearby laundromat and a whole lot more.

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