Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Tahoe City 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 $245 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Tahoe City. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Find a Lake Tahoe cabin accommodation

South Lake Tahoe has a lot to offer, but the area around Lake Tahoe is packed with adventure. You can venture through the water with a relaxing swim or boat ride, the latter of which provides an excellent opportunity for fishing. The surrounding mountains are popular with skiers and hikers, so you can enjoy both during your visit depending on the time of year. No matter where you book, the local South Lake Tahoe cabin rentals tend to be state of the art. Given the popularity of the area, local cabins tend to feature high-end amenities.

 
History

History and intrigue at Lake Tahoe

History buffs will love the sights in Lake Tahoe. Many vacation homes can be found near the top historic sites in the area, such as the Donner Memorial State Park, a park that honors the memory of those lost during the ill-fated Donner Party wagon journey, and the Baldwin Museum, a museum showcasing artifacts and documents of the early days of the Lake Tahoe settlement. The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is also a must-see location, which preserves the ranching heritage of the Carson Valley. For a more natural history of the area, Desolation Wilderness is a protected parkland of virgin forest with old growth areas, granite peaks, and numerous mountain lakes with hiking trails.

Things to do

Historic charm and nature near Lake Tahoe vacation homes

Though touted as a premier location for outdoor enthusiasts, Lake Tahoe has a lot more to offer than its beautiful landscape. Vikingsholm is a mansion and museum that dates back to 1929, preserved as a testament to old-fashioned construction, and the Gatekeeper’s Museum features a quaint cabin with historical exhibits of the region. The Squaw Valley Resort, a huge ski resort and the site of the 1960 Olympics, and Van Sickle Bi-State Park, a popular hiking area with hiking and equestrian trails, are great for those looking to take in the scenery. No matter what experience you’re pursuing, you’re sure to find a range of options for getaway cabins.

Outdoor activities

Must-try activities in Lake Tahoe

With a vast natural landscape and changing terrain, Lake Tahoe is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking for adrenaline-fueled outings and leisurely nature activities near vacation rentals. In summer, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and other watersports on the lake, and hiking and climbing in the mountainous environment are popular options. In winter, the alpine environment turns into a winter wonderland for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and dog sledding, as well as tubing for kids.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Tahoe City

Tahoe City is a destination with activities spanning many seasons. If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 67°F. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in December, February, March or October, when snowfall averages 6 inches and temperatures average 36°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Tahoe City

Travelers appreciate the panoramic lake views and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Tahoe City has to offer. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Tahoe City is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kings Beach State Recreation Area (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Lake Tahoe (7.7 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Meeks Bay Beach (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Sand Harbor (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Sand Harbor Beach (11.3 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Donner Memorial State Park (11.8 mi / 19 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Tahoe City

The nearest airport is in Reno Tahoe Intl. Airport (RNO), located 30.2 mi (48.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), which is 20.7 mi (33.4 km) away.

Restaurants and bars

Best restaurant areas in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe restaurants offer a little something for every taste and palate. From Tex-Mex dishes in South Lake Tahoe to the Pacific-Northwest influences of Tahoe City, there are options for everyone, all against the beautiful backdrop of the glistening lake, flowing river, and towering peaks. Fortunately, many vacation homes can be found near the sophisticated cafés, eclectic restaurants, and casual eateries, so you can satisfy every craving.

Essential info

Key facts for staying in Lake Tahoe vacation home rentals

Lake Tahoe is among the world’s oldest lakes, drawing roughly 2.7 million visitors per year. With its elevation, Lake Tahoe can have warm days and cool nights, so it’s important to pack some cool-weather clothing. It’s also best to map your travel from your getaway rental to the more isolated areas, since it can be easy to get lost. Crime is low in Lake Tahoe and the police are friendly. Forest fires are a possibility in the summer, which can impact travel and air quality, so be sure to check conditions before traveling around the area.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Tahoe City?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental in or around Tahoe City that fits you like a glove. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • Make the most of conveniences like an oven and a dining table at "1906 Victorian Farmhouse And Cottage On Beautiful Ranch Near Folsom Lake". Located around 55 miles from Tahoe City, this unique option has 6 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Gorgeous Cabin On Tahoe's West Shore". Located around 5 miles from the heart of Tahoe City, it has 4 bedrooms and features pet-friendly services and a dining table.

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

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Tahoe City?

Yes, you sure can! From basic retreats to luxury escapes, you'll find a great range of log cabins to rent in or around Tahoe City. If you're chasing adventure, consider these options:

  • "Romantic Log Cabin With Hot Tub And Internet - Dog Friendly": This terrific cabin is a perfect base for having fun outdoors. Snowboarding and golf are two activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your cozy cabin.
  • "Charming Log Cabin | Hot Tub | Walk To Beach | Pet Friendly": Spend your vacation taking advantage of all the creature comforts at this escape. When it's time for some fresh air, basketball and snowboarding are some awesome things to do.

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

Escape the daily grind at one of our weekend getaways in or near Tahoe City. Whether you'd like to hang out with friends or spend treasured time with the kids, we'll have something to suit your needs. Here are a few places we think you'll love:

  • "Cozy, Relaxing 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo At Northstar" is around 7 miles north of Tahoe City and the perfect place to recharge your batteries. You'll like the range of amenities here, including a washing machine and massage treatments.
  • Otherwise, make memories with loved ones at "Gorgeous Panoramic Lake View Home", which is around 2 miles to the southwest of Tahoe City. You'll have use of a boat, games and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Tahoe City?

Absolutely. If you'd love a small but stylish stay, you can't top a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently found in the center of town. We suggest the following options in or near Tahoe City:

  • Chill by yourself or take a few friends to "Serene Tahoe Cabin Bordering The National Forest". You'll have plenty of amenities at your disposal, including golf and a washing machine.
  • "Lake View Cabin In The Woods, Kings Beach" is another top choice, providing all you could need for a heavenly Tahoe City retreat. Useful amenities here include a kitchen and off-street parking options.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Tahoe City?

Whether you're chasing a comfy cottage or a house to fit the entire family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Enjoy a mini break at one of these retreats in or near Tahoe City:

  • For a wonderful night or two away, settle in at "Gorgeous Panoramic Lake View Home". It's near the center of Tahoe City, along with plenty of things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Charming Log Cabin | Hot Tub | Walk To Beach | Pet Friendly". This comfy, conveniently located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Tahoe City?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to spice up your relationship. Whisk your sweetheart away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these popular escapes in or near Tahoe City:

  • Located around 5 miles from Tahoe City, "Gorgeous Cabin On Tahoe's West Shore" is an ideal place for doting lovebirds. A fireplace and a balcony are just some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Alternatively, spend your mini break canoodling and sipping Champagne at "Romantic Log Cabin With Hot Tub And Internet - Dog Friendly", around 4 miles from Tahoe City. A resort and a fireplace will help set the mood.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is without a doubt the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Tahoe City and spend your days splashing about. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable unicorn:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy a memorable break at "Very Cosy, Tranquil House At Lake Grevelingen". There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as books and a dishwasher.
  • "Quiet Dog - Friendly House - Hot Tub" is the type of place you go to escape from it all and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. Childrens activities and a barbecue grill are also on hand to make your visit nice and comfortable.

Don't know how to pack your bags for your Tahoe City break? This leading destination has a mediterranean climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures ranging from 45 ºF to 75 ºF. Check out our range of Tahoe City vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

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

You'll always have more fun sharing those memorable moments with the folks you love the most. Whether you're planning a family catch-up or taking time out with friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental to suit your needs. These are two of our best in and around Tahoe City:

  • Sleeping as many as 10 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Gorgeous Cabin On Tahoe's West Shore" is the ideal place to vacation with the family. This retreat is 5 miles to the south of Tahoe City and has creature comforts that include a fridge and a separate dining area.
  • "Very Cosy, Tranquil House At Lake Grevelingen" also has the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This rental is around 4 miles to the southwest of central Tahoe City and accommodates as many as 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A stair gate and a toaster will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you're spoiled for choice. Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park, Gold Country Fairgrounds and North Tahoe Regional Park promise lots of fun for all the crew.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Tahoe City?

Escape the daily grind and treat your loved ones to a vacation of a different kind. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Tahoe City and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts you're used to!

  • "Gorgeous Cabin On Tahoe's West Shore" - This popular place offers free toiletries and a microwave oven and is about 5 miles south of central Tahoe City.
  • "Very Cosy, Tranquil House At Lake Grevelingen" - Gather up the troops and spend a few nights or more at this welcoming rental, which is around 4 miles to the southwest of Tahoe City. You'll have access to a separate dining area, outdoor furniture and a good deal more.

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

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Tahoe City?

Go for a dip anytime you like when you choose one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Dust off your swimsuit and check out these retreats in or near Tahoe City that boast this fancy perk:

  • Settle into "Big Horn Lodge 206 - Platinum" and look forward to lazy poolside days. This sprawling getaway has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests along with many other great amenities. A fireplace and a swimming pool are among them.
  • Alternatively, spend your break at "Iron Horse Lodge South 308 - Platinum", which has 3 bedrooms and caters for up to 8 guests. Along with that swanky pool at your beck and call inside, a kitchen and a swimming pool will help keep everyone comfortable and happy.

Like to see more options? Find the perfect pad among these the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Tahoe City vacation rental that's perfect for you.