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Pinecrest Resort—a family mountain hideout

Pinecrest is a family-friendly resort in a former logging area nestled on the shores of Pinecrest Lake high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It’s well off the beaten track in the heart of the Stanislaus National Forest. The stunning beauty of forest and mountain life make it the perfect place for a family vacation. Pinecrest vacation rentals come in all shapes and sizes; choose between cabins, townhouses, or one of the numerous campsites. With so many amenities, Pinecrest is the ideal location for your summer or winter vacation, with something for all the family.

Pinecrest is the ideal year-round vacation location

In summer, the waters of Pinecrest Lake remain cool and refreshing and vacationers can rent motor and sailboats, canoes and kayaks from the marina. A sports shop in the town can provide you with all the hiking gear you need and bikes can be rented for those keen on cycling the many mountain trails. During the winter, snow is king, and Pinecrest vacation rentals are family-friendly and are perfect for all your winter sports activities; from alpine and cross-country skiing or snowboarding to snowball fights and building snowmen with the kids.

Beside the lake and beneath the trees in Pinecrest

Pinecrest is an all-year-round family vacation destination. The mountains and forest offer great hiking and biking. Sailboats, motorboats, kayaks and canoes can be rented from the marina for a peaceful evening sail, and the lake is restocked weekly so you can always be sure of catching tonight’s dinner to eat back at your comfy vacation rental. During winter, Pinecrest vacation rentals make the perfect base for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing—and for alpine skiers, it’s only four miles to the Dodge Ridge ski area.

Pinecrest: Serene and peaceful mountain scenery

As with all mountain areas, the climate in Pinecrest can vary dramatically from day to day. During the summer months, temperatures can reach heights of around 86°F and drop during the winter sports season to 23°F and below. For lovers of the great outdoors, as you set out from your vacation rental, there’s always some new trail to explore, either on foot, bike or more recently on horseback or by pack mule just like the old gold prospectors once did. Snow takes center stage in winter and Pinecrest makes the perfect base for all types of winter sports.

History in Pinecrest

Once the preserve of the nomadic Me-Wuk Indians who inhabited what is now the Stanislaus National Forest, the Pinecrest area has also witnessed the Gold Rush of 1848, as well as the logging era of 1914. Pinecrest Lake was artificially created to provide drinking water to the mining claims and towns of the lower slopes and to generate electrical power. Today, Pinecrest Resort links history with nature by providing family-friendly access to the beautiful and serene mountain and forest landscape via summer hiking trails as well as outdoor pursuits and winter sports activities.