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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Excellent accommodations

    "I have stayed at several condos, apartments, houses and cabins during the past several years and have to say this cabin has been the highlight of them all. The cabin is very quiet and secluded but close to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The décor is fantastic and the amenities were far beyond what was expected. The kitchen was much more fully furnished than expected which made cooking far more enjoyable. My brother, his wife, and my sister accompanied me on this trip and each of them had very positive comments on the cabin. We arrived late at night so Sandy had sent me information on how to get into the cabin and left a note for me to call them the next morning. Herb stopped by the following morning and explained several things about the cabin and what to expect (such as animals and other critters). Sandy stopped by a couple days later and was as welcoming as Herb. They are a very gracious couple and we thoroughly enjoyed talking with them both. One of the best things about the cabin is that there is no cell phone service. This especially helped to get away from daily demands and enjoy some downtime. If you are looking for accommodations with close proximity to city life of restaurants and entertainment, this is not the place. This cabin provides lots of solitude, nature loving sites and sounds. It is fantastic. Thank you Herb and Sandy."
    Guest: JR Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
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  • Great Family Fun

    "First time to Sequoia National Park with the family and wanted to make sure to have plenty of things to do aside from hiking. Could not have found a better home base than Hafuma Ranch. The kids were up on their own at 7AM (not an easy task with junior high boys) and exhausted by 10PM. The on-site activities were a perfect fit for a family of boys...fishing on a private pond, archery, sport court, pool table, pool, jacuzzi, bbq...the list goes on. Was an hour drive to the entrance of Sequoia, and another 45min from there to the Valley of the Giant sequoias. Look forward to returning, will visit closer locations like Balch park, so we can spend more time at the ranch."
    Guest: Han B. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
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  • Wonderful escape!

    "This cabin was awesome! My husband, 4-year old son and I enjoyed a wonderful 3 days-we only left the cabin once to go hiking. There was so much to enjoy at the cabin itself and all the amenities couldn't have been better. The heated pool was perfect even in the 60F outside weather. The pool table, fooseball table, board games, DVD collection, kids toys and outside patio with BBQ was more than enough to keep us entertained. Loved the dual shower and the beds were more comfortable than my own. The seclusion was just what we needed with only the sounds of nature outside. We hope to return again later this year!"
    Guest: Lori F. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
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  • Nice cozy condo

    "We recently rented this unit for a 3 night ski getaway from the city. The unit was clean, organized and just as described in the listing description. The owner promptly answered both our reservation request and questions and was a pleasure to work with. The loft has a slanted roof as the owner described which makes it perfect for kids or adults like us who just crouch a little. Just remember not to jump out of bed and stand straight up in the morning. There are even kids games in the loft and a nice separate walk in closet area. The unit also has a small ski storage closet outside the front door which is convenient if you are a snowboarder/skier. We were informed the complex actually has 3 separate locations with jaccuzzi although we only went to 1 location. All the kitchen appliances and cooking ware are fairly new and there aren't signs of long term use or wear that you might see when renting other units. The unit comes with a coffee maker and toaster as shown in the pictures. The washer/dryer is actually located in the bedroom so I assume it would probably not be good to use when someone needs to sleep. In summary, this is a perfect condo for small groups (4-7) people as listed in the property description and I would recommend this unit for those who just want a cozy relaxing getaway."
    Guest: Andrew G. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 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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