Destination guide

The trendy area of Crystal Bay awaits your stay

The lake and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Crystal Bay. Well known for its casino gaming, skiing and coffeehouses, this trendy city won't disappoint. Northstar California Resort and Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Crystal Bay

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Crystal Bay has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Northstar California Resort (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Kings Beach Miniature Golf (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Old Brockway Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Incline Village Championship Golf Course (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Incline Village Mountain Golf Course (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Crystal Bay

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Crystal Bay. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Stateline Lookout (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Kings Beach State Recreation Area (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Brockway Summit (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Sand Harbor (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Skunk Harbor Trail (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Crystal Bay

Fly into Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), the closest airport, located 9.6 mi (15.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.), which is 22 mi (35.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Crystal Bay?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,118 vacation rentals near Crystal Bay. From 560 Houses to 112 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Crystal Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Crystal 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 Crystal Bay:

  • Northstar California Resort: 604 vacation rentals
  • Heavenly Ski Resort: 2,113 vacation rentals
  • Squaw Valley Resort: 222 vacation rentals
  • Lake Forest: 376 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe Meadows: 804 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 Crystal Bay?

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

  • Jim Kelley's Tahoe Nugget Casino: 4,715 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Bay Casino: 4,647 vacation rentals
  • Sand Harbor: 4,638 vacation rentals
  • Emerald Bay State Park: 2,276 vacation rentals
  • Reno-Sparks Convention Center: 138 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 560 Houses in Crystal Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Crystal Bay include:

  • Cabins: 112 rentals available
  • Cottages: 112 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 301 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 367 vacation rentals with pool available in Crystal Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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