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    "This was a great and easy place to be. Absolutely gorgeous in the snow. Beds were comfortable. We would definitely stay again!"
    Guest: Tamara H. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 26, 2014
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  • Dutch Flat - Great site for Extended Family Reunion

    "We just completed a wonderful summer Family Reunion vacation at Hundred Acre Wood in Dutch Flat. Kudos to Mike for putting together a wonderful, beautiful, functional and enjoyable property for us to stay at. DUTCH FLAT The property is in the woods, well removed from other homes and people. There is a rail line close by the property. You could hear trains frequently during the day. This was not an issue for my group. Dutch Flat is roughly halfway between Sacramento and Truckee. The home is very easy to find. and access to I-80 is less than 5 minutes away. Truckee, Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe are 45-75 minutes away (depending on traffic). Colfax is 15 minutes "down hill" with a reasonable market and a number of fast food dining options. We found little to see in Dutch Flat itself, but probably did not give it a fair amount of exploration. Colfax had more to see. Auburn (15 miles past Colfax) has even more options. Bear River Campground is along the Bear River, outside of town. This was our place to try gold panning. (Day use area, with parking, just past the Campground). No, we didn't find any nuggets, but the river location itself is very scenic, quiet and peaceful. Go to Mountain Man Mining in downtown Colfax for panning eqpt. and directions. HUNDREAD ACRE WOOD Five different family groups came together at Dutch Flat, Ages 8 to 80+. And, a great time was had by all. Great sleeping arrangements. Just about every bed had a pullout trundle bed mattress for extra sleeping room. And the living room couches all easily converted to futon mattresses. Kitchen arrangements were excellent. Comfortable for two cooks to operate in at a time. Well stocked. We used the BBQ several times. The Hot Tub was also used several times, and just sitting outside on a warm summer evening was very nice. It is obvious that Mike is investing time, money and energy to make Dutch Flat into a wonderful extended family or group retreat. We know from experience that this is hard work. Mike gets it, and we are happy to give him, and Dutch Flat our strongest possible recommendation. We look forward to planning next year's family reunion. Dutch Flat, and Hundred Acre Wood, we hope to see you again in Summer 2015! ...Tim"
    Guest: SF Native Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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  • Very cozy

    "We had a lovely holiday time at the cabin. Very cozy and beautiful views of the trees from all the windows. All is as described. I would recommend it for a cozy, cute place to stay, great for kids, very comfy, the beds are great. Close to fun adventures in Columbia and we went sledding at Bear Valley. Walks in the neighborhood were awesome. Love that you provide linens and pets are welcome. My 9 year old son only recommends a basketball hoop in the driveway:)"
    Guest: Nalani D. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 3, 2015
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  • Comfortable, location is great, close to creek and park

    "it was a comfortable condo and easy access to town. It was lacking a few kitchen items that would have made meals easier but overall we were well pleased. It was also great to have a washer and dryer."
    Guest: sue Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 10, 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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