Destination guide

Why people love visiting elegant Carnelian Bay

The lake and forests provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Carnelian Bay. Renowned for its hiking, skiing and boating, this city welcomes all visitors. Northstar California Resort and Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Carnelian Bay

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Carnelian Bay a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Northstar California Resort (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Big Springs Gondola (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Old Brockway Golf Course (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Northstar California Golf Course (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Carnelian Bay

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Carnelian Bay is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Brockway Summit (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Kings Beach State Recreation Area (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Stateline Lookout (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Commons Beach Park (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Donner Memorial State Park (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Sand Harbor (9.7 mi / 15.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Carnelian Bay

The nearest airport is in Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), located 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), which is 24.5 mi (39.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Carnelian Bay?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,011 vacation rentals near Carnelian Bay. From 1,487 Houses to 291 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Carnelian Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Carnelian Bay?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Carnelian Bay:

  • Carnelian Woods: 437 vacation rentals
  • Cedar Flat: 464 vacation rentals
  • Northstar California Resort: 560 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe Keys: 331 vacation rentals
  • Squaw Valley Resort: 205 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Sand Harbor: 4,539 vacation rentals
  • Emerald Bay State Park: 2,305 vacation rentals
  • Reno-Sparks Convention Center: 155 vacation rentals
  • Lakeside Beach: 3,412 vacation rentals
  • Heavenly Village: 1,996 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Carnelian Bay 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 Carnelian Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,487 Houses in Carnelian Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Carnelian Bay include:

  • Cabins: 291 rentals available
  • Cottages: 291 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 834 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Carnelian Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,313 vacation rentals with pool available in Carnelian Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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