Kirkwood, CA, USA

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Kirkwood, CA, USA

Kirkwood vacation rentals

Gorgeous resort destination with killer views

Kirkwood likely conjures up visuals of thick forests and blinding greenery. What you should also be envisioning, though, are blankets of white snow and crystalline views, which primarily give the area its reputation as one of the top resort towns in California. That said, it also happens to be situated within Eldorado National Forest, so you can expect the best of both worlds when you book a Kirkwood vacation rental. Kirkwood is fairly year-round fabulous, so any time is a great time to visit and immediately dive into the vibrant and highly adventurous scene.

There’s more to Kirkwood than killer snow

Though largely a resort town, there’s more to do in Kirkwood than whiz down the slopes and toss snowballs. Grab the family and go for a hike at Bassi Falls or set up camp at idyllic Wrights Lake. If you appreciate the great outdoors, the trails at Caples Creek provide beautiful hiking opportunities. Take a breather and pop into one of many luxe nearby spas, or settle in with the locals at a buzzy restaurant and enjoy some live music on a Friday night. Kirkwood vacation rentals put you within steps of epic skiing and sledding opportunities.

Family-friendly fun in Gold Country and beyond

Family-friendly Kirkwood practically begs to be explored from every angle. If you can escape the comfort of your Kirkwood vacation rental, there’s much to see in this family-friendly resort town. It’s worth visiting the Monteverde General Store Museum, which explores California Gold Country. The Alpine County Museum is a must for history junkies who want to pretend they live in the 1800s—there’s a schoolhouse and an ancient log jail on site! Engage your adventurous side at Kirkwood Bike Park and ride your mountain bike over the lengthy tracks.

Dry, comfy, snowy--we must be in Kirkwood

Primarily dry and comfortable, Kirkwood boasts a subtropical climate that is generally comfortable. The average high is about 72 degrees in the middle of summer, and it cools down to around 38 degrees come wintertime. Snowfall is what makes the area so renowned—without the white stuff, the resort destination would be decidedly different. The average amount of snow is an impressive 470 inches a year. Even on desperately cold days, though, the sun continues to shine. Don’t forget those sunglasses—it can get blinding!

Big mountain living in pristine Kirkwood

There’s a reason Kirkwood is so renowned for its unforgettable, big-mountain experiences. You’ll experience it yourself when you step outside your Kirkwood vacation rental and gaze up at the marvel of the Sierra mountain range. Largely secluded, Kirkwood is easily accessible via peaceful Highway 88 and sits about 7800 feet over sea level. It’s one of the few resort areas in California that offers aggressive terrains and mountainous regions that rival those in true ski country. In the right areas, you may catch a glimpse of aspens and conifers soaring overhead, or deer and marmots stealthily slinking nearby.