Destination guide

Enjoy a memorable vacation in Oroville

A tiny city nestled between the Similkameen and Okanagan Rivers in Washington State's North Cascades region, Oroville lies directly south of Osoyoos Lake, Canada's warmest freshwater lake. All that water means there are ample opportunities to sail, swim, and canoe, although travelers find that the landscape surrounding the lake holds plenty of appeal too. Whether visiting for the weekend or enjoying a longer break, Oroville vacation rentals place you right in the heart of the action. You'll find that many homes come with stunning views of the water.

Things to do

Explore Oroville's gold rush beginnings

Making time to peek into the past will prove to be time well spent here. The Oroville Museum and Visitor Welcome Center, open May through September, features a permanent historical display as well as a different annual exhibition. The Old Molson Ghost Town Museum, open April through November, offers a different take on the area's past by focusing on the old gold rush days. Follow up with a trip to Similkameen River to watch modern-day dredgers seeking their fortune or head, instead, to the Esther Bricques Winery and Vineyard, a popular spot offering year-round Thursday evening social gatherings.

Activities

Enjoy life on the water near Oroville

Ready to hit the water? Osoyoos Lake boasts several marinas where you can rent everything from paddleboats and Sea-Doos to jet skis and kayaks. Of course, if you'd prefer to simply lie back and soak up the sun, sandy spots such as Legion Beach serve up the chance to do exactly that. Activities on the lake can keep you busy all day long but the water can be just as captivating as evening falls. Sunset water cruises, departing from Spirit Beach Marina, can be a lovely way to round off your day before heading back to your Oroville vacation rental.

Weather

Choose your adventure, choose your season in Oroville

Oroville is pretty quiet over the winter, although temperatures that are far from unbearable and various snow sports mean it's well worth exploring Oroville vacation rentals. Spring and fall can be excellent seasons to examine the area's attractions, perhaps enjoying a spot of wine-tasting or stocking up on fresh goodies from local farmers markets. It's summer, though, when this town really comes alive. Temperatures in the high 80s during July and August offer the perfect backdrop for everything from lazing on the beach to practicing your swing on the tree-lined fairways at Oroville Golf Club.

Natural features

Discover your inner Hemingway

The landscape around Oroville is nothing short of a natural wonderland, serving up everything from hills and mountains to forests and orchards. Less than 40 miles south of Oroville lies the 23,000-acre Sinlahekin Wildlife Recreation Area, a tranquil spot popular for trout fishing and catching a glimpse of black bears, moose, and deer in the coniferous forest surroundings. Also in this popular recreation area, the Chiliwist valley serves as a backdrop for gamebird-hunting for Hungarian partridge and forest grouse or simply soaking up the scenery from atop a horse or from behind a camera lens.

Where to stay around Oroville?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 30 vacation rentals near Oroville. From 12 Houses to 16 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Oroville for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Oroville?

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

  • Old Oroville Depot Museum: 30 vacation rentals
  • Lake Osoyoos State Park: 30 vacation rentals
  • Mount Baldy Ski Area: 257 vacation rentals
  • Osoyoos and District Museum and Archives: 250 vacation rentals
  • British Columbia Visitor Centre at Osoyoos: 249 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Oroville listed on HomeAway 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 Houses in Oroville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 12 Houses in Oroville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Oroville include:

  • Cottages: 16 rentals available
  • Cabins: 16 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 16 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Oroville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Oroville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.