Discover a selection of 56 vacation rentals in Chico, 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 $105 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Chico. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Urban buzz and lush parklands in Chico

Home to California State University, Chico, this area has the kind of relaxed, fun-loving feel you might expect from a college town. But there’s more to Chico than that. It’s blessed with sumptuous natural scenery that will bring out anyone’s inner explorer, while anyone with an interest in art will be spoiled for choice when it comes to galleries showing their wares. You can feel more like a local than a visitor with Chico vacation rentals, which include picturesque cottages with fireplaces and hardwood floors. Where better to get cozy and let your cares slip away during a jaunt to this part of California?

Things to do

Mind-expanding attractions in Chico

Set within the historic Andrew Carnegie Library, is the Chico Museum. For decades, it’s been showcasing exhibits linked to the area’s past, and provides you with instant illumination about the community. It’s a place to take a breather amid the excitement elsewhere. Then there’s Chico Air Museum, which boasts gleaming, lovingly preserved planes from tumultuous eras like World War 2 and Vietnam. Kids will love the Gateway Science Museum, with its ever-changing exhibits, while the gardens outside feature “paleo plants” inspired by the fossil record of flora from eons past.

Activities

Epic parkland in Chico

Be sure to bring your walking boots, because you’ll be getting right back to nature near your Chico vacation rental. Bidwell Park is one of the largest city parks in the US, and is a far cry from a mere field with some trees. It’s a true slice of wilderness, with plenty of terrain to clamber over, and a swimming area that forms part of Big Chico Creek. Look out as well for the elaborate rock formations, including one in the shape of a monkey’s face. After recharging your batteries back at your rental, you can head out to central Chico, where numerous art galleries can be found amid tree-lined streets. Keep an eye out for the many murals and mosaics which decorate the landscape, too.

Weather

Year-round reasons to visit Chico

The appeal of downtown Chico, with its many places to eat and shop, means there’s never a bad time to settle into a Chico vacation rental. Even during the colder months, you’ll enjoy spending hours in the some of the restaurants, which have garnered national attention. Saying that, the spring and summer are great seasons for visiting, bringing out a green glow in the area’s sweeping parklands.

Natural features

Wild woodlands near Chico

Nestled in the Sacramento Valley, Chico is close to Plumas National Forest, whose pines provide a cooling refuge on hot days. Embodying the grandeur of rural California, it is rich in wildlife and provides plenty of places to hike and swim. The region around Chico also boasts Mendocino National Forest, which is also a hiker’s paradise, and whose foothills come alive with Californian lilacs, lupines, and buttercups. It’s a ravishing place to wander come springtime, when the flowers bloom into vivid and kaleidoscopic life.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Chico

Fly into Chico, CA (CIC-Chico Municipal), the closest airport, located 5 mi (8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Willows, CA (WLW-Willows-Glenn County), which is 24.6 mi (39.6 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Chico Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Chico, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 56 vacation rentals around Chico. From 39 house rentals to 5 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Chico?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Chico. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • California State University-Chico: 59 vacation rentals
  • Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park: 59 vacation rentals
  • Chico Station: 59 vacation rentals
  • National Yo-Yo Museum: 59 vacation rentals
  • Lake Oroville State Recreation Area: 18 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chico listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Chico?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 39 Houses in Chico. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Chico include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5 rentals available
  • Studios: 8 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Chico?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 16 vacation rentals with pool available in Chico. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.