Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Oakland

The lake and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Oakland. Renowned for its rafting, skiing and ecotours, this city welcomes all visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Oakland

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Oakland has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Course (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Wisp Resort (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo (20.4 mi / 32.9 km)
  • Timberline Four Season Resort (23.9 mi / 38.5 km)
  • Canaan Valley Ski Resort (25.6 mi / 41.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Oakland

Travellers enjoy Oakland for its lakeside setting and riverfront. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Oakland is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cathedral State Park (8.9 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Deep Creek Lake State Park (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Cranesville Swamp Natural Area (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Fairfax Stone Historical Monument Park (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Big Run State Park (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Blackwater Falls State Park (19.9 mi / 32.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Oakland

Fly into Morgantown, WV (MGW-Morgantown Municipal), the closest airport, located 33.3 mi (53.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Elkins, WV (EKN-Randolph County), which is 42.8 mi (68.9 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Oakland?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,229 holiday lettings around Oakland. From 89 cottages to 114 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a lakeside property in Oakland?

Ditch those busy beaches and head to a lake instead! Reconnect with your crew at a lakeside rental and indulge in simple pleasures like tranquil views and a refreshing paddle in the water. HomeAway has 545 holiday rentals near lakes ready to be booked. Open to more ideas? HomeAway has tons more options to have a look at, including:

  • 518 mountainside holiday accommodation options.
  • 444 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 428 lakefront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Oakland?

Our house holiday rentals are real accommodation for real travellers. Offering plenty of space to spread out, they're perfect for those who want to experience life like a local. There are 1,031 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £29 per night. If that doesn't suit your crew's taste, we've got a number of different self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Townhome: 166 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £75 per night.
  • Cabin: 87 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £37 per night.
  • Condo: 86 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £89 per night.

Can I stay in Oakland in a large group?

Nothing beats reuniting with your old friends or spending time with your family in a marvellous new area. And what's best, HomeAway has options big enough for the whole crew. House holiday rentals are the favoured option for big groups of guests, with 212 available here. Properties in this area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • Are you on the hunt for properties that can hold 12 of you? We have 251 that will be perfect. Prices start from £29 per night.
  • Need a holiday rental for 10 guests? We have 247 that will be perfect. Prices start from £89 a night.
  • Hunting down places for rent suitable for 8 people? You'll be thrilled to hear we have 221 that will fit the bill. You can score one for as little as £37 per night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring your dad, your cousin and all your pals to Oakland.