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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Delightful stay in delightful Fair Play!

    "My husband and I love the Fair Play appellation for wine tasting and were fortunate to find the Cottage at Perry Creek on VRBO. Nancy, the owner, who lives in the main house, is a superb host, as befits someone who has been in the resort industry. Not only is the cottage charming, she has made certain that it contains everything one would want for a comfortable stay...a wonderful bed, fully outfitted kitchen, big, flat-screen TV (though we barely used it; too many things to do outside), comfy couch, and spotlessly clean. And ask her to turn on the hot tub...just the thing after a day of wine tasting. All of this within easy driving (even walking!) distance to the fabulous Fair Play wineries (our new favorite: Toogood...yes, that's the winery owner's name). Nancy was available to answer all of our questions and give recommendations about wineries and places to eat. She's gotten into the specialty food business, too, with her yummy, all natural Kam's Chili Sauce (no pressure from her, but we highly recommend it). We try to get to El Dorado and Amador Counties for wine tasting once a year. Now we have a great place to stay!"
    Guest: FoothillWoman Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 11, 2014
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  • Great place, very comfortable home away from home

    "Thank you so much for sharing your home in Mammoth with us. It is well equipped with anything a family could need and want for a stay in the mountains. We played games by the fire, cooked a great Thanksgiving dinner and utterly enjoyed our stay."
    Guest: Sam Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 4, 2014
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  • don't mess with driving, parking, or shuttles. 5 minute walk to collage gondola

    "Steve and Maria are the example of how a vrbo should be run. We arrived at 2am and had no problem getting in with the electronic keypad. No hassle with key boxes. Just pull right up and start unloading. A fuse went out over night and we were left with no hot water in the morning but a quick phone call and a plumber was there within the hour. Fixed and ready to go before we headed out to snowboard for the day. The fireplace in the living room doesn't generate much heat but individual heaters in every room including the dining room was more than we needed. The large rooms with king/queen beds made the stay that much more comfortable. Fully furnished and stocked kitchen made cooking up a meal for 10 people easy. 5 minute or less walk to the village with gondola access made transporting 10 people from condo to slopes an ease! No hassling with parking, etc... only part that sucked was walking back up the hill after an exhausting day snowboarding. From booking and the detailed email with instructions on parking, keypad codes, WiFi codes, etc...there wasn't a moment where we felt at a loss. Definitely will book again in the future."
    Guest: ian Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 13, 2015
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  • Great place, conveniently located

    "Condo was great. Location was excellent: walking distance to the Village. Found nice sledding spots for our boys (2 and 5) nearby. Kitchen was well equipped. Check-in and check-out without hassle. Good price. Would definitely stay again."
    Guest: duecades Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 21, 2015
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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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