Discover a selection of 6,000 vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe, US 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 $140 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Lake Tahoe. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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 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.


Activities and attractions in Lake Tahoe

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in town? Travelers enjoy Lake Tahoe for its skiing, hiking and snowboarding. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Lake Tahoe a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Heavenly Ski Resort (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Northstar California Resort (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort (28.6 mi / 46 km)
  • Spooner Lake Cross Country Ski Area (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Homewood Mountain Resort (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
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.


Seasonal weather averages in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a destination with activities spanning many seasons. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, March, February or December, when snowfall averages 7.19 inches and temperatures average 22°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Lake Tahoe

Travelers love Lake Tahoe for its panoramic lake views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Lake Tahoe. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Cave Rock Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Skunk Harbor Trail (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Meeks Bay Beach (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Zephyr Cove Beach (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Commons Beach Park (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Lake Tahoe

The nearest airport is in Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), located 14.2 mi (22.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), which is 16.5 mi (26.6 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Truckee Station.

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Tahoe, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 6,460 vacation rentals around Lake Tahoe. From 756 cabin rentals to 3,320 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 near Lake Tahoe?

Check out that view! That's what you'll be exclaiming when you head for the hills and treat yourself to a spectacular high-altitude getaway. Vrbo has no less than 2,512 mountain vacation properties available. On the hunt for a different vacation style? See if any of our other properties tick your boxes. Our options for this destination include:

  • 926 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 902 mountainside vacation rentals.
  • 751 resort vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house near Lake Tahoe?

If you're looking for a home away from home this trip, renting an entire house is a fantastic idea. You and your crew will have loads of space for all manner of getaway activities. There are 3,768 houses listed on Vrbo. Prices begin at $82 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather pick one of the area's other popular rental options, like:

  • Condo: 1,402 vacation homes. Prices start from $11 per night.
  • Cabin: 738 vacation homes. Prices start from $83 per night.
  • Townhome: 404 vacation homes. Prices start from $90 per night.

Can I stay near Lake Tahoe in a large group?

There's nothing quite like staying somewhere new with family and friends. And the best news is Vrbo has places suitable for large groups. House vacation homes are the leading option here for large groups of travelers. Our extensive database currently has 991 available. If you are hoping to stay with a large group, the rental properties that are suitable for you include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can sleep 8 vacationers? We have 1,785 that will be ideal. The prices start from $11 per night.
  • After a vacation rental for 6 guests? We have 1,226 that will suit. You can book one for as little as $50 a night.
  • Traveling with a group of 10? We've got 1,085 vacation homes that fit the bill. Prices begin at just $135 a night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you can take your dad, your grandma and all your besties to Lake Tahoe.

Where are the cheapest rentals near Lake Tahoe?

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. Reunite with your nearest and dearest and arrange an economical escape with Vrbo. Serene Lakes is an awesome area to have a look at if you want to keep a handle on your budget. Vrbo has 51 rentals, and the average price is an affordable $273 per night. Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is another place worth considering. Vrbo has 120 rentals here, and the average price is around $278 per night.

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