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Discover Bridgeport, a gold rush town in northern California

A former gold mining town in scenic Nevada County, Bridgeport is a gateway to outdoor adventure. From hiking through wildflower-covered trails and taking a dip in pristine swimming holes, to checking out cultural attractions such as the Bridgeport Covered Bridge and Kneebone Cemetery, the neighboring South Yuba River State Park offers a variety of activities. East of the town lie national parks and wilderness areas aplenty in the Sierra Nevada. Whether you're here for the weekend or planning a longer getaway, Bridgeport vacation rentals are the perfect place to call home.

Things to do

Explore history in Bridgeport

As well as outdoor adventure, Bridgeport vacation rentals place travelers on the doorstep of an array of cultural attractions. Bridgeport Covered Bridge is a cherished state and national historic landmark and the longest bridge of its kind in the country, while the Kneebone Cemetery is the final resting place of the descendants of an English ship captain who deserted the sea to join the gold rush. A trip to nearby Nevada City offers the chance to enjoy a private carriage tour past century-old buildings, followed by a glass or 2 of your favorite tipple in a local winery.


Choose your adventure in Bridgeport

Outdoor activities come in all flavors here, with many of the most popular taking place along the South Yuba River. If you're traveling with kids, you'll find the family beach is a great spot to hang out. It's a dog-free zone with scenic picnic spots and safe swimming. On weekends over the summer, there are gold-panning demonstrations, after which you can grab supplies from the visitor center and find your own fortune. The rapids area is not safe for swimming but is an excellent spot for catching a glimpse of American dippers and bald eagles.


Enjoy all seasons in Bridgeport

With around 250 sunny days each year, Bridgeport getaways are almost a year-round option. In the summer months of June through August, you can expect temperatures to soar to the 80s, perfect for enjoying the surrounding outdoor spaces. That's not to say you should rule out a stay in a Bridgeport vacation rental outside of this season. The blazing fall colors turn the area into a particularly scenic part of the world during the months of September and October. During the winter, Tahoe National Forest, east of Bridgeport, tempts travelers with an extensive array of snowmobile and ski trails.

Natural features

Bridgeport is a launchpad for the Sierra Nevada

Bridgeport rentals are a great base from which to experience the Sierra Nevada. From river canyons and soaring peaks to alpine lakes and bubbling hot springs, California's eastern spine serves up all manner of natural delights. Wildlife enthusiasts often seek to spot American black bears but they are by no means the only animal you can expect to see; mountain lion, wolverine, and California bighorn sheep all call the Sierra Nevada home. A helicopter tour, readily available from South Lake Tahoe, less than 3 hours' drive from Bridgeport, is a lovely way to spot the best sights.

Where to stay around Bridgeport?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 68 vacation rentals near Bridgeport. From 19 Cabins to 30 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bridgeport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • South Yuba River State Park: 143 vacation rentals
  • Beale Air Force Base: 24 vacation rentals
  • Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park: 148 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe National Forest Headquarters: 160 vacation rentals
  • Nevada County Fairgrounds: 183 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bridgeport 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 Cabins in Bridgeport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 19 Cabins in Bridgeport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bridgeport include:

  • Houses: 30 rentals available
  • Cottages: 19 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 19 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bridgeport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Bridgeport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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