Auburn, CA, USA

Auburn, CA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 62 vacation rentals near Auburn. From 34 houses to 0 , find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Auburn for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Welcome to Gold Country

Once an affluent gold rush town, today Auburn is brimming with history. In fact, the entire town is listed as a California Historical Society Landmark. It's a gateway to Gold Country and is a popular destination on the Central Pacific Railroad's transcontinental route. Whether you're road tripping or train hopping, Auburn is a worthy stop. There's a wealth of history to soak up, so why not enjoy an atmospheric stay with an Auburn vacation rental? From elegant Victorian homes to turn-of-the-century farmsteads, you'll have access to a host of unique properties in the heart of Gold Country.

Make a splash on the American River

Get your bearings with a stroll around Auburn's characterful town center. Today its heritage brick buildings house a mix of cafes, ice cream parlors, art galleries and antique stores. Craving thrills? In early spring the American River serves up some of California's best white-water rafting. The scene is more relaxed in the summer, when the calm waters are great for swimming, fishing and paddling, while Auburn is a magnet for hikers, mountain bikers and trail riders. Want to wake up to nature? From lakeside cabins to luxury forest lodges, Auburn vacation rentals boast some of Gold Country's best views.

Discover Auburn's gold rush legacy

Ravaged by deep gorges and rumbling rivers, the Auburn State Recreation Area is one of Sacramento's top natural attractions. It's laced with hiking routes, including the popular Western States Trail. For a glimpse at the region's colorful history, don't miss the Placer County Museum. Housed in the old courthouse, it showcases everything from Native American artifacts to vintage gold-panning equipment. Joss House is another historical gem, built by the Yue family during the gold rush. It's perched on Chinese Hill and offers a glimpse at what life was like for Asian-American settlers.

Sun-drenched Sacramento summers

With almost 190 clear days a year, Sacramento is one of America's sunniest cities. Just under a 45-minute drive away, Auburn also enjoys beautiful weather, with crowds peaking during the summer. Planning a family getaway? With spacious living areas, swimming pools and beautiful forest settings, Auburn vacation rentals are ideal for making memories. Auburn is stunning during the fall, when the countryside explodes in a sea of reds, yellows and golds.

At the doorstep of the Sierra Nevadas

Auburn is part of Placer County, where prospectors struck gold back in the 1800s. While bustling Sacramento is just 30 miles to the southwest, Auburn feels wonderfully rural. The town sits on the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas and is surrounded by a patchwork of cattle farms, deep canyons and dense cottonwood forests. The Auburn State Recreation Area makes it easy to enjoy the wilderness, with shady picnic areas, well-maintained hiking trails, fishing docks, boat ramps and camping facilities.