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Make a self catering cabin or holiday rental in Shaver Lake, California your home away from home

Shaver Lake holiday rentals are in the beautiful mountains of the Sierra National Forest, about 50 miles east of Fresno. With fresh mountain air and at an elevation of 5,500 feet they offer excellent summer recreation and exciting winter sports.

Things to Do in Shaver Lake, CA

Holidays rentals in Shaver Lake (population around 700) offer a host of activities for those looking for outdoor pursuits at any time of year. The high elevation and scenic mountain setting make it popular for skiing in winter. Snowmobiling, snowboarding, alpine skiing, snow shoeing and cross country skiing are all available in the excellent winter snow conditions. The area also has designated SnoPlay areas. In summer Shaver Lake comes into its own with gorgeous scenery for hiking, climbing, mountain biking, wildlife spotting and horseback riding in this unspoilt area. The surrounding lakes provide opportunities for sailing, water skiing, boating, kayaking and fishing. Riding ATVs, bird watching, photography, deer and bear hunting can also be enjoyed in the area.

Places to Visit Around Shaver Lake, California

Shaver Lake was formed when the Shaver Lake Dam was built to power the hydroelectricity plants nearby. Once a logging town, Shaver Lake still has a logging theme with many converted sawmills now acting as local landmarks. Take a scenic drive along Tollhouse Road off Hwy 168 to view the acres of wild flowers when in bloom. Small waterfalls and rolling hills covered in oaks make this a scenic place to visit from your Shaver Lake cabin. Visit the mature grove of giant redwoods at McKinley Grove or visit Wishton, known for its excellent fishing. It is about one hour’s scenic drive from Shaver Lake. In winter the nearby China Peak Ski Resort has plenty of challenging terrain along with six chair lifts and two rope tows.

Weather in Shaver Lake, CA

Expect warm sunny summers and cold snowy winters at your Shaver Lake holiday cabin rental. Average temperatures in the summer can reach 95°F (35°C) although generally the area is cooler due to the altitude. In winter, temperatures drop below freezing with plenty of snowfall.

Travel to Shaver Lake, California

The main airport serving holiday rentals in Shaver Lake is Fresno Yosemite International (FAT) Airport which receives both domestic and international flights from most major US airlines. The airport is about 48 miles from Shaver Lake and a hire car is essential for getting to your cabin and exploring the local area. Allow about one hour to drive to Shaver Lake along the CA-168 highway. Other international airports in the area include San Jose (SJC) International Airport, Sacramento (SMF) International Airport and San Francisco (SFO) International Airport, all about 160 miles away.

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