Discover a selection of 131 vacation rentals in Shasta Lake, 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 swimming pools. Prices start at $77 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Shasta Lake. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Life on the waters of Shasta Lake

There's really nowhere else in northern California like Shasta Lake when the summertime swings around. Pontoons bob on the waters, jet skis dart this way and that, kayaks drift lazily through the manzanita boughs, and others sit sharing stories of their trout catches in the bubbling marina bars. The surrounding hills are the province of hikers and bikers, who test out their hardy boots and rubber on the fringes of the mighty Cascade Range. Then there are the homey Shasta Lake vacation rentals, ranging from wood-shrouded lakeside lodges to luxurious retreats with pools overlooking the peaks.

Things to do

Seek Cali's natural treasures around Shasta Lake

Mosey on down to the start of Lake Shasta and take a guided tour of the colossal Shasta Dam. It's the raison d'être of the whole reservoir, and reveals some mind-boggling engineering feats. Concrete blocks and turbines all seen, you can turn your attention to the wonderful natural attractions. Shasta Lake vacation rentals in the mountains are a gateway to some of the wildest ranges in California. There are the rugged Klamath Mountains, rising to join the Bigfoot Trail and the Pacific Crest. There are ski resorts in the Trinity Alps. There's the soaring viewpoints of Little Mount Hoffman.


Summertime skylarking in Shasta Lake

Whether you come to skim over the sky-blue waters on a kayak or recline with a fishing rod on the deck of your private pontoon, to camp and picnic around the 365 miles of wonderful wooded shoreline or to SUP from marina to marina, life on Shasta Lake is sure to suit. And if you don't fancy getting wet? No worries. Crack out the hiking boots and hit the trails, which wiggle up to the fir forests of the Klamath Mountains. Or, just take it easy by hopping the local coffeeshops and taking in the "never-forget-me" views.


It's summer vacation time in Shasta Lake

You won't need long on Shasta Lake between May and September to realize that the hot summer months are when this sprawling reservoir really comes into its own. That's when Shasta Lake vacation rentals close to the water are at their most coveted, and when most outdoors adventurers flock to the peaks and lakeside parks for well-earned R&R. That said, winter can be a great time to make Shasta a base for skiing in California, what with hardly anyone competing for the best-priced cabins, and the pistes of the Klamath Mountains right around the corner.

Natural features

An arena of peaks around Shasta Lake

With the start of the great Cascade Range just to the east and the rock-ribbed ridges of the Klamath Mountains towering over the spruces, ponderosa pines, and alpine woodlands that hug the banks of Shasta Lake, it's fair to say that this reservoir marks in earnest the start of the North California highlands. The whole region around Shasta Lake is protected under the vast Shasta-Trinity National Forest. That's got sections of the iconic Pacific Crest Trail, scenic byways that wiggle beneath potentially active volcanos, and fabled inhabitants like Big Foot.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Shasta Lake

Fly into Redding, CA (RDD-Redding Municipal), the closest airport, located 12.9 mi (20.7 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Shasta Lake, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 131 vacation rentals around Shasta Lake. From 9 cabin rentals to 73 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 Shasta Lake?

Fresh air, dramatic vistas and quality time out in nature. If you're in the mood to recharge and refresh, a vacation in the mountains is just what you need. Vrbo has no less than 60 mountain vacation rentals available. Of course, that might not be for everyone. Fortunately, Vrbo has oodles more options, including:

  • 52 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 43 lakefront vacation rentals.
  • 35 lakeside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Shasta Lake?

If you want an authentic vacation experience and don't feel like sharing space with strangers this time round, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 87 options listed on Vrbo. Prices begin at $45 per night. If that doesn't agree with your posse's style, we've got a range of other property types available, such as:

  • Hotel: 16 vacation homes. Prices start from $52 per night.
  • Cabin: 8 vacation homes. Prices start from $39 per night.
  • Cottage: 5 vacation homes. Prices start from $99 per night.

Can I stay in Shasta Lake in a large group?

The recipe for a wonderful trip is hanging out with your friends and loved ones in an amazing new place. If you'll be hitting the road with a large group, Vrbo has options for you. Currently, house boat vacation homes are popular for large groups of visitors here, and you'll find 18 available on our database. Properties around this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 16, we have 23 vacation homes ideal for that size. Spend a night from just $375.
  • If you have 8 in your group, you'll be thrilled to learn that there are 23 vacation homes perfect. You can get one for as little as $138 per night.
  • Traveling with 6 guests? We offer 22 vacation homes that will be perfect. Prices begin at just $95 per night.

You and your crew will be in good hands when you arrange your Shasta Lake escape with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Shasta Lake?

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. Renew the connections with the ones you hold dear and secure a cost-conscious stay with Vrbo. Lake Redding is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 7 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $53 a night, it isn't hard to see why. There are another 4 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Redding Highlands. The average price in this area is $94 a night.