Oakhurst, CA, USA

Oakhurst, CA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 416 vacation rentals near Oakhurst. From 223 houses to 126 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Oakhurst for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

All Oakhurst and iron bound

Along the Fresno River in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Oakhurst is a residential mountain town known for its small-town charm, rich gold-rush history, and scenic natural beauty. A short drive from Bass Lake and the Sierra National Forest, you'll find plenty of outdoor activities and waterfront recreation in the area, too. Plus, Oakhurst is at the southern end of the scenic Highway 49 – also known as the Gold Country Highway – so your Oakhurst vacation rental will give you easy access to the historic mining towns of northern California.

Say Fres-yes to Oakhurst

It might look like a little acorn, but you'll quickly discover that Oakhurst is plenty mighty. Just a few miles away, Bass Lake offers ample opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, and sunbathing, and the Fresno River is a popular spot for rafting and kayaking, too. Winter visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and there's lots of downhill skiing and snowboarding available in the nearby Sierra Nevadas. After a day full of outdoor exploration, you can always check out the town's museums and nightlife destinations, or take a leisurely drive along Highway 49.

Great outdoors and great indoors in Oakhurst

The 1,300,000-acre Sierra National Forest is a short drive from Oakhurst, and hiking and camping are major activities in the area. Closer to town, the Fresno Flats Historical Village and Park offers a glimpse at local life during the 19th century, and the complex also holds regular events. Looking for something a little boozier? With plenty of nightlife destinations to choose from, Oakhurst has you covered – the Oakhurst Spirits distillery serves up whiskeys, brandies, and other potent potables in a rustic space with a wild-west vibe. It hosts regular live music, and you can browse local artists' work at the on-site gallery.

Get a warm, warm welcome in Oakhurst

Oakhurst has a Mediterranean climate, which means summers are dry and warm, while winters are usually mild and wet. July and August are the hottest months, with average highs in the mid-90s and little or no rainfall. Winters are relatively mild, with highs in the upper 50s in December and January. Since Bass Lake and the Sierra Nevada mountains are so close, summer is Oakhurst's busiest season. The lower winter temperatures bring lower prices, too, so if you're looking to snag a deal on an Oakhurst vacation rental, a visit during the colder months might be a good idea.

Head for the (foot)hills in Oakhurst

Set a comfortable 2,274 feet above sea level, Oakhurst lies amid the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, along the plateau of the Fresno River. (Oakhurst used to be called Fresno Flats, if that gives you any idea of the area's layout.) Just a few miles from your Oakhurst vacation rental, the Sierra National Forest offers more than a million acres of pristine natural beauty. Here, you'll find everything from old growth forests to alpine meadows, and the park's wooded slopes are home to coyotes, black bears, and mule deer.