Nestled between Tahoe City and the family-friendly town of Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay's centralized location puts visitors in the midst of all the action. When you stay in one of our Carnelian Bay vacation rentals, you'll be close to five-star dining and shopping, a variety of outdoor attractions, and North Lake Tahoe's six major ski resorts.
The hardest choice when you stay in one of our cozy mountain ski cabins will be trying to figure out what to do each day. Will you spend the afternoon at Squaw or Alpine Meadows? Or perhaps on the slopes of Northstar or Diamond Peak? Or maybe you'll visit historic Tahoe City or take your boat out on iconic Lake Tahoe? However you choose to spend your California vacation, our diverse selection of Carnelian Bay homes are all conveniently located near all that beautiful North Lake Tahoe has to offer!
A small town on the shores of Lake Tahoe, Carnelian Bay promises a relaxing respite from everyday life. However, you'll never be bored when you stay here! From outdoor activities year-round to eclectic shops and delicious restaurants to the annual Concours d'Elegance wooden boat show, there's something for everyone.
While each of our vacation rentals includes a full kitchen or kitchenette for homemade meals, there are a handful of delicious eateries in town that are perfect for a night out. Experience the fan favorite and ever popular Gar Woods Grill and Pier, a lakefront restaurant where you can valet your boat, or stop by CB's Pizza for a hot slice. Rent a kayak or paddleboard at Waterman's Landing, but make sure to grab a latte and a sandwich before you head out to the lake!
Many of our Carnelian Bay cabins boast a lakefront location and include awe-inspiring views of magnificent Lake Tahoe. Once you're lured outside by the beautiful weather and crystal waters, you'll find two state beaches along the lake to play on nearby - Patton Beach and Carnelian Bay Beach. Both beaches are pet friendly and both are great places to pack a picnic and watch the sun set at the end of the day.
Kayaking, fishing, swimming, and even polar bear plunging are favorite pastimes here. If you are visiting sans boat, North Tahoe Watersports in Kings Beach - located three and a half miles east - offers plenty of water toys to rent. From paddleboats to pedal boats, kayaks to jet skis, you'll find whatever you're looking for at this well-known shop. You can even book a parasailing adventure or charter a boat to fish for those Mackinaw trout lurking below. Although the area is known for its numerous ski resorts, Lake Tahoe summers are not to be missed!
When you stay at one of our picturesque Carnelian Woods townhomes, you'll have access to even more recreational activities on-site, including a miniature golf course, par course, volleyball courts, tennis courts, rec center and spa, horseshoe pits, and a seasonal pool! For our spontaneous and nocturnal guests, head approximately five miles east and cross the California/Nevada border. Once you're in Nevada, you'll find plenty of casino fun and a vibrant nightlife that awaits you in Crystal Bay.
No matter what brings you to Lake Tahoe, you'll find plenty of reasons to return when you stay in one of our lakeside vacation rentals in the heart of Carnelian Bay!