Vacation rentals in Kirkwood

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Popular amenities for Kirkwood vacation rentals

Stay near Kirkwood's top sights

Kirkwood Inn and Saloon15 locals recommend
7800 Bar & Grill10 locals recommend
Kirkwood Ski Summer Resort7 locals recommend
Off the Wall Bar & Grill6 locals recommend
Kirkwood General Store8 locals recommend
Cross Country Center3 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Kirkwood

  • Total rentals

    140 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    40 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    30 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    70 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    3.9K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $60 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Kirkwood

All About Kirkwood

Kirkwood is a tiny picturesque mountain town located just over half an hour south of Lake Tahoe, near California’s border with Nevada. Mountains and forest envelop the town, from Eldorado National Forest in the east to Hawkins Peak in the west. The nearby town of South Lake Tahoe sits on the edge of the world-renowned Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America. The southern section of the lake is easily accessible from Kirkwood for walking or cycling along the edge of the sparkling blue water, tucked under soaring green hills.

The town’s main road bends in a U shape as it weaves its way around low-slung wooden buildings surrounded by pine trees, while the nearby mountainside offers a wide range of winding ski runs in the winter and scenic hiking trails in the summer. Those in the know head here for the first snow of the season, with experienced skiers keen to take on “The Wall” — a double black diamond run with a fearsome reputation — and plenty of the 40 miles of slopes accessible for beginners.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kirkwood

There’s a myriad of outdoor activities on offer in Kirkwood all year round. During the ski season, which usually lasts from mid-November until early April, there are 2,300 acres of local trails for downhill skiing to suit any experience level. March is considered to be one of the best months for skiing, with an abundance of fresh snow and clear skies, making cabins in Kirkwood especially popular. In the summer, the mountainside offers miles of hiking trails with sweeping views over the South Lake Tahoe area. The fall offers a quieter time to visit Kirkwood, and this is also when South Lake Tahoe plays host to the a food festival that celebrates locally-grown produce, the region’s wineries and breweries, and handcrafted jewelry and textiles.


Top things to do in Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

One of the region’s biggest draws, Lake Tahoe is an alpine lake famous for its pristine beaches and nearby ski resorts. The lakeside town of South Lake Tahoe is located just under 40 minutes away from Kirkwood and serves as the southern gateway for this immensely beautiful scenery, where you can fish for rainbow trout and catch a glimpse of crimson snow plants in the surrounding forests.

Caples Lake

Sitting on the edge of town, Caples Lake has been used as a rest stop and recreation area by Native Americans, settlers, and Gold Rush miners over the decades. With six miles of shoreline, Caples Lake is a peaceful place to swim, fish, or paddle. The nearby mountains are reflected in the lake’s placid waters, and the surrounding Eldorado National Forest provides ample opportunities for hikes through untouched nature.

Lake Margaret Trailhead

The Lake Margaret Trailhead is located a short walk from Kirkwood and takes you through five miles of beautiful forests and meadows as you meander along the emerald banks of Caples Creek before finally reaching tranquil Lake Margaret. Be prepared for changing terrain, and the streams can run high after heavy rain.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do condo rentals in Kirkwood have wireless internet?

    Absolutely! We offer over 90 condo rentals with wireless internet in Kirkwood. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Kirkwood?

    Kirkwood has more than 70 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do condo rentals in Kirkwood have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 condo rentals with a bbq area in Kirkwood. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Kirkwood?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 40 vacation rentals in Kirkwood featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • How much does it cost to stay in townhouse rentals in Kirkwood?

    Experience the best of Kirkwood with our townhouse rentals, starting at about $80 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do condo rentals in Kirkwood have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 condo rentals with a gym in Kirkwood. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Condo Rentals in Kirkwood?

    Enhance your stay in our Condo Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with a bbq area, over 90 homes with wireless internet, over 10 homes with a gym, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Kirkwood?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Kirkwood. Choose from more than 30 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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