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Carnelian Bay overview

Carnelian Bay is a friendly locale surrounded by picturesque views of beaches and mountains. You'll enjoy the ample beer and dining choices, along with winter fun such as skiing and snowshoeing. Take in some local culture at a popular spot like Bowers Mansion. Make some time to enjoy the local sights such as Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. If you're looking for a family-friendly getaway, Carnelian Bay is for you.

Where to stay in Carnelian Bay

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Carnelian Bay has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Carnelian Bay with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Carnelian Bay hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Carnelian Bay hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Carnelian Bay

Fly in to Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.), 25.4 mi (40.8 km) from downtown Carnelian Bay.

What to see around Carnelian Bay

Outdoorsy fun is on hand such as boating, sailing, and skiing, along with attractions such as:
  • • Big Springs Gondola
  • • Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area
  • • North Tahoe Marina
  • • Tahoe City Marina
  • • Granlibakken Resort Ski Area
Its beaches, forests, and lakes offer a glimpse of the natural beauty and favorite spots include:
  • • Brockway Summit
  • • Kings Beach State Recreation Area
  • • Stateline Lookout
  • • Donner Lake
  • • Hell Hole Reservoir
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
  • • Bowers Mansion

When to visit Carnelian Bay

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 47°F day, 19°F night
  • April-June: 73°F day, 25°F night
  • July-September: 79°F day, 36°F night
  • October-December: 65°F day, 20°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 16.54 inches
  • April-June: 4.13 inches
  • July-September: 0.83 inches
  • October-December: 12.48 inches