Destination guide

Catch the glint of gold in Georgetown

Once a gold rush camp, the old-time miners really hit the mother lode in Georgetown, and you might feel the same way about your Georgetown vacation rental. It's a sleepy, chilled-out little place, popular with an eclectic mix of wilderness hikers, nature enthusiasts, wine buffs, and 4x4 drivers looking to chance their new Jeep against the trials of the nearby Rubicon trail. Vacation favorites like Lake Tahoe, historic Placerville, and buzzing Sacramento are never far away, but a stay in Georgetown lets you enjoy the quiet life too. Because a bit of silence is golden.

Activities

Crossing the Rubicon with a Georgetown vacation rental

If there seem to be a lot of souped-up 4WD vehicles passing through, it's because they're all on their way to drive the Rubicon Trail. This 22-mile 4x4 motor trail draws enthusiasts and clubs from all over the States, keen to test their vehicles against the obstacles. For more pedestrian tastes, Georgetown sits right at the edge of Eldorado National Forest, which provides enticing opportunities for hikers looking to access real wilderness areas, as well as opportunistic fishermen. There's also a big white-water rafting scene just down the road in Coloma.

Weather

It's a wonder those gold prospectors ever got anything done

A Georgetown vacation rental dishes up the sorts of summer days that gleam like gold. From May to September you'll find this part of California warm and dry, with a welcome bit of cool drifting down from the mountains. Winters are distinctly colder, but despite the looming Sierra Nevada mountains, temperatures still don't drop below freezing too often down in Georgetown. Most rain falls between October and April, and if you venture very far up into the high wilderness areas, you'll find it coming down as snow instead.

Natural features

Keen for wolverine? Step up to the Sierras

Set in the central part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Georgetown sits on the edge of Eldorado National Forest - a vast area that reaches right over the mountains before dropping down to the ritzy resorts of Lake Tahoe on the other side. There are several sprawling wilderness areas in the forest, all rich with wildlife including black bear, deer, and even the occasional wolverine. Desolation Wilderness area is a particular favorite with backpackers in the know, on account of its high peaks, rare wildflowers, and spectacular waterfalls like Horsetail Falls.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Georgetown

The nearest airport is in Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), located 39 mi (62.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.), which is 49.3 mi (79.3 km) away.

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

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

  • Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course: 4,044 vacation rentals
  • Squaw One Express Ski Lift: 4,027 vacation rentals
  • North Star House: 178 vacation rentals
  • Apple Mountain Golf Resort: 100 vacation rentals
  • Folsom Lake State Recreation Area: 203 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Georgetown 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 Georgetown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 41 Houses in Georgetown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Georgetown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 7 rentals available
  • Cabins: 26 rentals available
  • Cottages: 26 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 Georgetown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available in Georgetown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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