Destination guide

Hit the mother lode in Grass Valley

Nestled amid the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Grass Valley is known for its charming main street, mining history, and scenic natural surroundings. Less than an hour from Sacramento, your Grass Valley vacation rental is close to a number of noteworthy Gold Country sights, including the Empire Mine State Historic Park, the 19th-century Holbrooke Hotel, and the North Star Powerhouse Mining Museum. Grass Valley also has a rich Cornish heritage, and it's famous for its annual Saint Piran's Day celebrations, the national holiday of Cornwall.

Activities

Splendor in the Grass Valley

While it might seem like a sleepy mountain town, you'll find lots to do in Grass Valley. Nature lovers flock to the surrounding foothills for their numerous hiking and mountain biking trails, and the nearby Yuba River is a popular destination for rafting and kayaking. There are several of parks in town, as well as a number of grassy, historic cemeteries that are open to the public. You can stroll past Main Street's shops, restaurants, and cafes, and a number of bars in downtown Grass Valley feature live music in the evenings.

Weather

The heat is on in Grass Valley

Grass Valley has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, which means summers are hot and dry, while winters tend to be cooler and wet. July and August are the warmest months, with average highs of 87_F and little or no rainfall. Winter lows hover just above freezing, while highs are typically in the low 50s from December through February. You'll find that prices on Grass Valley vacation rentals tend to line up with the mercury throughout the year _ they're high in the summer and generally at their lowest in the winter.

Natural features

Head for the hills in Grass Valley

Although it can trace its roots back to the Gold Rush _ and even further, to the early 19th century _ Grass Valley is still a small town at heart, without the dense development of more urban areas. You'll find plenty of hiking trails in the surrounding foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. There are a number of rivers and streams in the area, too _ the largest is the Yuba River, which empties into the Englebright Lake reservoir. A Grass Valley vacation rental will put you close to ample open space, and plenty of opportunities for camping, hiking, and birdwatching.

Transport

Traveling to and around Grass Valley

The nearest airport is in Marysville, CA (MYV-Yuba County), located 28.2 mi (45.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.), which is 46.1 mi (74.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Grass Valley?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 148 vacation rentals near Grass Valley. From 76 Houses to 35 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Grass Valley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • North Star House: 177 vacation rentals
  • Nevada County Fairgrounds: 174 vacation rentals
  • Empire Mine State Historic Park: 173 vacation rentals
  • Naggiar Vineyards and Winery: 168 vacation rentals
  • Grass Valley Museum: 172 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Grass Valley 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 Grass Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 76 Houses in Grass Valley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Grass Valley include:

  • Cabins: 35 rentals available
  • Cottages: 35 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 35 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Grass Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 19 vacation rentals with pool available in Grass Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.