Rain or shine, snow or clear skies, Norden is an ideal spot for outdoors lovers to leave the working life behind and dive into a bevy of adventures. Set just a short drive from larger cities, this charming town is at the center of the alpine action. Whether you're into shredding fresh powder in the winter or exploring a wildflower-laden trail in the summer, Norden provides a bevy of open doors leading to memory-making moments.
Appealing to everyone from large traveling groups looking for excitement, to solo travelers seeking peace and tranquility, our vacation rentals in Norden put it all at your fingertips without having to go too far for fun!
Where is Norden, CA?
Nestled in the picturesque Sierra Nevada mountain range, just about 15 miles west of Truckee and 31 miles northwest of Tahoe City, the seasons in Norden bring with them an ever-changing array of fun-filled experiences and opportunities. With fun day trips close by and chances to dive into local fishing, skiing, hiking, your trip promises to be one to remember.
Things to Do in Norden, CA
If the snow is falling and the ski lifts are running, grab your snow gear and head over to the Sugar Bowl Resort to fly down the fresh powder downhill runs and forge your own path on the mountain. Giving snow lovers the chance to dive into everything from beginner's bunny slopes to adrenaline-pumping expert courses that will challenge even the most advanced skier, there are options for every skill level.
If you're looking for a wider offering of winter time activities, take a quick trip to the Northstar California Resort. With everything from Ski and Snowboard Schools to elegant mountain dining, a quick drive puts you in the midst of a world-renowned snowy setting. In summer, mountain biking is king with tree-lined hiking trails providing the perfect spot for picnics and picture opportunities.
When the snow melts, Sugar Bowl Resort is the ideal location for picturesque weddings, events, and of course, mountain biking trails. It also gives kids the chance to enjoy a fun-filled summer camp. Let the kids do some rock climbing with an instructor while you do a little shopping at the village center.
Rent a watercraft to get out on the waves of Donner Lake to enjoy a sun-soaked day of fun. Skip across the waves in a fast-paced water ski, or explore the shorelines in a stand-up paddleboard or a kayak. Set up shop in the middle of the lake to catch the big fish, or cast a line from the banks of the lake for a relaxing afternoon before heading back to cook up your catches in your rental kitchen.
Fun Day Trips from Norden, CA
Take a trip to Lake Tahoe to hit the links on the Bijou Municipal Golf Course, or explore the natural wonders of the lake. Rent a boat and maybe some water skis to navigate the smooth, deep blue waters and whip across the waves. Lounge on Kings Beach on the north side of Tahoe, then swing over to Burton Creek State Park to enjoy a quiet stroll with your special someone before heading back home to the comfort and privacy of your rental home.
When the sun starts to set and you're looking for some nightlife action, and maybe a slot machine or two, make the trip to the Crystal Bay Casino, just beyond the Nevada border. Indulge in a couple of games of blackjack, then treat yourself to an amazing meal at the Steak & Lobster House before taking in some live music to keep the party going till the sun comes up!
If you're looking for a place that's perfect to have everyone gather for a destination wedding without breaking the bank, or you simply wish to unwind away from the rat race of the city, our vacation rentals in Norden, CA have just what you're looking for. Offering the best of California's majestic and iconic alpine, every season will give you a reason to come visit.
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