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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Wonderful Mammoth Home Away From Home!

    "We stayed in this lovely condo over the New Year holiday. It is ideal for a family, well-equipped, centrally-located and beautifully decorated. Loads of things to do are within a quick walk or drive. The complex is quiet and well-kept. It truly has everything you need and it feels like home. We can't wait to come back for another visit! The owner is accommodating and super easy to work with. Highly recommended!"
    Guest: chrissy51 Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 4, 2014
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  • Fun and quirky

    "We had an enjoyable stay at the Art Cottage. I was sorry we were there on a rainy weekend since it would have been nice to enjoy the lovely deck and garden more fully. The pictures are accurate - some updates and changes in furniture since the pictures were taken but otherwise they express the artsy and quirky character of the house nicely. We appreciated the care that went into every detail, with light switch plates and plug plates all being decorated, interesting art in each room, and all the vibrant colors. The kitchen was well-stocked for simple cooking, the bed comfortable, and furnishings practical enough in spite of the artistic flair. We were a little concerned about possible noise from the busy road out front, but the house is well-insulated against sound with the stucco wall that surrounds it, and the traffic settled pretty early at night so we found it quite a peaceful, quiet and private environment. The only minor complaints are practical ones: with the dark colors on the walls and the non-traditional light fixtures, the light inside is pretty dim on overcast days and at night so some more reading lamps would be appreciated. Some towel racks in the bathrooms rather than hooks would be helpful as towels didn't dry overnight. The place could also use a really good cleaning - all surfaces were generally clean, but the out of the way places had an accumulation of dust and grit that shows that deep cleaning hasn't happened in a while. None of these were problematic enough to limit the rating I would give as the property is overall quite wonderful and we would be happy to stay there again."
    Guest: Frequent traveler Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 1, 2014
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  • What a wonderful retreat!

    "My wife and I have been staying long term in this lovely abode since JAN. The owners of this home are so nice to deal with. They take good care of their clients. The place is well provisioned with some very nice upgrades. It is private, peaceful, and secure. My wife (a retired United and Pan Am flight attendant) and I (lived in 22 states and been to over 13 countries) know quality when we experience it. And this vacation rental is exceptional."
    Guest: Eddy E. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: April 3, 2014
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  • Immaculate! Best Location!

    "My wife, my kids and I stayed in this beautiful Condo for 5 nights and were sorry we had to leave. Everything was perfect and so clean! The locaton is perfect~ Very quiet, but easily able to walk to the Village and to the gondola, even with the kids. The ski back trail is a lot of fun at the end of the day. The Owners are very accomodating. Even if you are familiar with Mammoth, they really know the area and will help with anything from shopping, food, rentals. We highly recommend this Condo and look forward to staying again."
    Guest: mark m. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 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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