Plan your trip to California
From Sierra Nevada to the Cascades to the San Jacinto Mountains, California showcases a cavalcade of pristine peaks. In fact, Sierra Nevada’s Mount Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet. Hike through the ruggedly beautiful mountain trails, get your adrenaline pumping while mountain climbing, or just soak in the splendor of these rocky wonders. When the snow falls, skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of exceptional ski resorts like Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and Sugar Bowl Resort. Alpine adventures abound!
Featured Mountain Resorts and Lodges in California
Secluded in the eastern rugged Sierra Mountains, Reverse Creek Lodge offers perfect sanctuary for those looking to escape the stresses of the typical weekly grind. Go on a hiking excursion, bird-watch, or just sit back, relax and admire the stunning lakeside mountainous views.
Winter at Tahoe means exclusive skiing and enjoying many other snow sports. Lessons and tours are available through Historic Camp Richardson; or enjoy original resort creations such as the Snowshoe Cocktail Race! The Mountain Sports Center has has snow shoes and cross country skis!
Aston Lakeland Village is your haven for Sierra Nevada beauty. Here, you can enjoy the spectacular views from your guesthouse, or set out to explore these stunning peaks up close. Ski, hike, mountain bike or take a gondola ride through this mountainous region, complete with a serene alpine lake!
Located beside beautiful Mt. Shasta, Tsasdi Resort is a refreshing mountain escape for anyone looking to unwind in a natural environment. Here, you can leave behind your worries as you take in the stunning views at the Mt. Shasta State Park on a hiking trip, or ride a boat across the waters of Shasta Lake. In the winter, you'll find plenty of...
Located at the foot of Mt. St. Helena, Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort offers a scenic view of Napa Valley. Some of the countries finest vineyards and the Palisade Mountains provide picturesque views, perfect for a relaxing spa getaway. Tour the wine country and hike through the mountains when you visit Calistoga.
Literally tucked high away in the Sierras, The Ridge Tahoe spreads over 11 acres and 7,300 feet above sea level. Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley some 3,000 feet below. Another perk of being up in the mountains -- direct ski access during the winter months.
Mammoth Mountain not only offers picturesque views during your stay with Seasons 4 Condominium Rentals, but also provides a variety of outdoor activities for travelers of all ages. Hiking, biking and rock climbing provide fun during the summer months, while Nordic Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing keep the adrenaline pumping when the snow...
The Sierra Nevada Mountains provide the ideal background for Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Tavern Properties. For those vacationers looking for an adventure, explore the numerous hiking and biking trails. During the winter months, skiing and snowboarding take over as the activities of choice. Snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dog sledding are all fun forms...
The nearby Breckenridge Mountain and Piute Peak offer entertainment at a high elevation! Hike through these pine-lined mountain trails or gallop along the scenic peaks on a horseback riding expedition. You're sure to encounter some friendly critters on your trek, as the ranch's cattle freely roam these mountains.
California Top List Picks
The Pacific Ocean waves gently lap against the sugar-white shoreline. Rolling vineyards dot the horizon. The sun tickles the nape of your neck. This is California, one of the best places in the... more
Roaming Pacific Ocean waves, sun-kissed beaches, and a vibrant nightlife welcome you to San Diego. This year-round oceanfront oasis features an average of 210 days over 70 degrees Fahrenheit per year,... more