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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Excellent location, size, decor., and amenties for a fun family trip!

    "Our family of 6 loved this condo. Our four kids, ages 8-16, had plenty of space in the upstairs bedrooms. The condo is very clean and tastefully decorated. It is located in a beautifully landscaped complex with easy access to the creek and a short trip to the grocery store. We spent a lot of our time out on runs and hikes and this was a perfect home base. We enjoyed the view from the balcony and used the barbeque twice. It was very helpful to have private laundry facilities available. We enjoyed the cool summer weather (compared to L.A.), but the upstairs does still get stuffy with heat rising up there. It helped to keep the balcony door open a lot and there was a portable fan available upstairs. If you prefer cool temperatures while sleeping, I'd recommend bringing another small fan to help out upstairs, if visiting in the summer. Our children were a perfect age to enjoy the condo, but I would use caution if bringing toddlers, because of the loft and spiral staircase. The owner was easy to work with and we are very eager to return to this excellent condo."
    Guest: Mom missing Mammoth Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Wonderful Cabin

    "We spent a few days there in Mid July and found the place to be nice and spacious. it is also only about 5 -7 mins away from the South entrance of the park so it is conveniently located close to the Yosemite NP. We had the entire place for us to house a big group. Fully equipped Kitchen and 3 bathrooms. plenty of pull out beds. John the owner was very hospitable and came to help check us in (he lives only a couple mins away from the property so he is only a holler away if you need him) The only thing that you should know going in is that the upper floor of the cabins (loft area) can get real hot by late afternoon and it will cool down only by late night (say about 11pm or so) with open windows, since there is no air conditioning in the upper loft area that sleeps about 5 people. So if you are a late birder this shouldnt be an issue for you. if you like to go to bed at 9 or so then tough luck. Overall a good stay and I would do it again at Bear Cub Den"
    Guest: TheTraveller Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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  • Beautiful home in a convenient location.

    "I was very impressed with the entire process. Tom was very helpful in providing all necessary details to make the stay comfortable, even offering to call at a time convenient for ME. Now the good stuff. The home is located in a quiet area and right on the yellow line that takes you to the Eagle Lodge. It is close enough that you can walk there if you wanted, which we did because there was a beautiful storm the weekend we arrived. It has all the amenities you need and can comfortably fit 4-6 as the living room has 2 pull out sofa beds. My little ones had a blast and it turned out to be a nice weekend getaway. The kicker? Tom and Jane's place is very reasonably priced and made my decision a no-brainer. I look forward to staying there again next season."
    Guest: Leonard L. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 18, 2014
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  • Really easy

    "Great Place! I've stayed at the village many times before. This place is wonderful. Nice views from the balcony. Close to everything (sbux). We used the shuttle to the ski resort which is great. Ownership was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend this property to family and friends."
    Guest: Matt Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 2014
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Gold Country & High Sierra Travel Tips

Like a Time Machine – California Gold Country Vacation Rentals

California’s Gold Country is a swath of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and foothill country, approximately 50 miles wide, and includes vacation rentals near Yosemite National Park, Sequoia and King's Canyon, cabins in Arnold and more.

The Gold Country is not just a great place for family vacations because of the spectacular geography. Gold country vacation rentals will take you back to the Gold Rush days as you visit places of living history. You can even stay in Gold Country cabins right out of the 19th century, where you can stoke your own fire for breakfast and get a dose of the "pioneer spirit."

In addition to the historic surroundings and old-style accommodations, there are all types of lodging available that are loaded with the modern amenities – many have comfy beds, full kitchens and bathrooms, living rooms, dining areas, wet bars, big screen TVs and more. Some of the rentals even include ski equipment for the winter and swimming gear for the summer.

Although there are hotels in the area to choose from, they don’t offer the vast choices of style and setting that vacation rentals do. One of the best advantages of vacation rentals is the privacy and space that they offer, and some are far from the commercial centers of towns, too, so you can really feel get "back to the land" in them.

The Sierras Offer a World of Activities

Step outside of your Gold Country lodging to discover a virtual playground with a backdrop of giant redwood trees and Mother Nature's finest surroundings. Gold Country lodging offer families a variety of options for extracurricular activities.

Take a trip below the Earth's surface at Mercer Moaning Caverns, just north of Murphys, where you can view giant crystalline stalactites, stalagmites and other amazing rock formations. Or visit the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, which houses one of the last authentic (and fully functional) railroad roundhouses in America. It's called “The Movie Railroad” as its cars and locomotives have starred in literally hundreds of film and TV productions.

The Gold Country is all about the sporting life, too. Golfers can take to the links at Mountain Springs Golf Club, Greenhorn Creek, Pine Mt. Lake, Forest Meadows and Saddlecreek Golf Resort, spanning the entire region. Tuolomne is great for fishing, while waters sports offer splashing good fun at such local lakes as New Melones, Pinecrest and Lake Don Pedro.

Don't forget the world-class skiing in the winter at Gold Country ski destinations Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge, and plenty of others just around the corner toward Lake Tahoe.

Gold Country Seasons of Fun, in the Snow and the Sun

Any time of the year is a great time to visit the Gold Country. However, the best times of year to visit for touring, exploring and enjoying the great outdoors are spring, summer and fall. Springtime in Gold Country is very agreeable for visitors, and can be quite colorful with the wildflowers in bloom. Summer temperatures can reach well into the high 90s.

Warm summers are great for water fun and paddling down the American River, but if cooler times are more appealing you might want to delay your trip until the fall, which offers breezy days but ever-colder nights as the season progresses.

Winters here are chilly and snowy, with some dark, stormy days. During the winter you will not see may visitors at the Highway 49 attractions, but if you are a fan of skiing, snowboarding or any other snow- or ice-related sport or entertainment, you can travel up to Calaveras and Alpine counties where the snow is perfect for all the winter sports.

Finding Your Way to Historic Gold Country California

From most parts of California you'll end up traveling west-to-east – on Interstate 80 from Sacramento, or Highways 50, 88, 4, 108 or 140 as you move south from San Francisco to Merced – to get to State Highway 49.

Highway 49 will lead you along what were once wagon roads that connected the mining towns along the foot of the Sierra Nevadas. The highway winds its way through the Sierra foothills, grasslands, rocky canyons, pine forests and scrub oaks, offering picturesque views. It leads you through such towns as Dry Diggins, Volcano, Hangtown (Placerville), Sonora, Columbia and Jamestown.

If you are flying into the Gold Country, then the Sacramento International Airport is ready to accommodate you. You can easily rent a vehicle from the airport and travel a short distance to historic Gold Country.

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