Destination guide

Explore Mount Charleston from vacation home rentals

A magnet for outdoorsy types no matter the time of year, Mount Charleston beckons from above the skyline of Las Vegas with its winding hiking trails and snow-topped ridges. It's got one of the few operating ski fields in this sun-scorched part of America, and offers the perfect natural counterweight to the gaming halls of Sin City. Instead of the Bellagio Fountains, you'll see babbling streams. Instead of clicking casino chips, you'll hear the clatter of mule deer. Instead of blackjack, it’s snow riding that people live for. And instead of soaring 5-star resorts, it's rustic Mount Charleston vacation rentals and highland cabins on offer.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Mount Charleston vacation rentals

Aside from scrambling up the trails to the top of Mount Charleston from the town of Mount Charleston, there are miles of other routes to take along the serrated tops of the nearby ridges. Check out the aspen-lined walks of the Bristlecone Trail, conquer the challenging Griffith Peak Trail, seek out the waterfalls on the Mary Jane Falls Trail, or delve into the manzanita of Fletcher Canyon. In the winter, when the snows dust the top of the Spring Mountains, the ski runs of Lee Canyon range from black diamonds to easy blues.

Activities

Things to do near Mount Charleston vacation homes

A vacation in Mount Charleston is all about breaking away from the gaming halls and city sights of Las Vegas for a bout of the wilder side of Nevada. As it soars to over 3,000 meters, this sculpted, chiseled peak hosts long-distance hiking routes and jaw-jangling mountain biking trails. And it's not just about the walking boots here. Ski boots are also necessary gear in the wintertime; perfect for conquering the tree-lined slopes of Lee Canyon. And for après? Well, there are bubbling spas and – of course – casinos besides.

Day trips

Best excursions near Mount Charleston vacation rentals

Mount Charleston is the perfect central location for many of the attractions near Las Vegas. Vacation rentals are just a short distance from places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, a natural wonder of red rocks with hiking, rock climbing, and scenic drives, and Fremont Street Experience, a sprawling mall with an LED canopy, restaurants, and entertainment. You'll also like the Neon Museum, an outdoor space with a collection of vintage Vegas signs from famous landmarks, and Springs Preserve, a nature-focused complex with botanical gardens, walking paths, and museums.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Mount Charleston vacation homes

The changing of the seasons ushers in some very different opportunities for travelers heading to this resort town. During the scorching Nevadan summer in July and August, it's all about escaping the heat of Las Vegas for Mount Charleston vacation rentals that have spa pools and good access to the trailheads. And when the snows fall, those with ski gear at the ready can expect a clutch of groomed trails to be open between December and March, along with some ski-in, ski-out chalets at the base of the slopes.

Natural features

Mount Charleston is highland Nevada

Shrouding the iconic Red Rock Canyon and the hoodoos that topple and lurch around Sin City, Mount Charleston is perfectly situated for both hiking and skiing. The warmer months usher in the period of the mountain trails, which go all around the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, where picnic spots and uber-rare herds of Rocky Mountain Elks reside between the pines. In the winter, the lands of Lee Canyon take center stage, beckoning with their pistes and swinging ski lifts.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Mount Charleston

Fly into Las Vegas, NV (VGT-North Las Vegas), the closest airport, located 23.3 mi (37.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Las Vegas, NV (LAS-McCarran Intl.), which is 25.8 mi (41.6 km) away.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes near Mount Charleston

Mount Charleston offers many beautiful outdoor spaces for a couple’s retreat. Vacation homes are available near places like Mary Jane Falls, a serene waterfall with hiking trails and campsites in the wilderness, and Mummy Mountain, a massive peak with hiking trails to the summit for spectacular valley views. For a change of scenery, you can also travel to Las Vegas to see a show or take in the nightlife in the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Mount Charleston, NV?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,932 vacation rentals around Mount Charleston. From 9 cabin rentals to 675 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Mount Charleston?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mount Charleston:

  • Las Vegas Strip: 889 vacation rentals
  • Summerlin: 1,617 vacation rentals
  • Canyon Gate: 956 vacation rentals
  • Old Vegas: 613 vacation rentals
  • Silverado Ranch: 80 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: 2,533 vacation rentals
  • Spring Mountains National Recreation Area: 42 vacation rentals
  • Mount Charleston Wilderness Area: 37 vacation rentals
  • Las Vegas Paiute Golf Club Resort: 1,324 vacation rentals
  • Toiyabe National Forest: 92 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mount Charleston 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 Cabins in Mount Charleston?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 9 Cabins in Mount Charleston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mount Charleston include:

  • Houses: 675 rentals available
  • Villas: 52 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 676 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 Mount Charleston?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,364 vacation rentals with pool available in Mount Charleston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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