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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Carnelian Bay?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,073 house rentals around Carnelian Bay. From 1,525 Houses to 305 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Carnelian Bay is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Carnelian Bay?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Carnelian Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Carnelian Woods: 449 vacation rentals
  • Cedar Flat: 474 vacation rentals
  • Lake Tahoe: 6,518 vacation rentals
  • Nevada: 3,983 vacation rentals
  • Reno: 174 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Carnelian Bay! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Carnelian Bay?

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

  • Reno: 174 rentals
  • Chambers Lodge: 1,034 rentals
  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,714 rentals
  • Tahoe City: 2,917 rentals
  • Truckee: 3,765 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Carnelian Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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: 4,609 vacation homes
  • Lakeside Beach: 3,470 vacation homes
  • Incline Village Championship Golf Course: 4,247 vacation homes
  • Mount Judah Express Ski Lift: 3,438 vacation homes
  • LakeRidge Golf Course: 667 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Carnelian Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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