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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • We've stayed here 5 times!

    "Ok. We like this cabin as you can tell. It's always clean. The snow is close and resorts abound. You can arrive late and still do night boarding at Boreal. Sugar Bowl is one of my favorites and feels like a 5 minute drive. Squaw Valley has an incredible night ski option and ice skating at the top. I actually learned to snowboard staying at this cabin because the resorts are so close and accessible. We love the exposed logs inside and out. The decorating is darling with a black bear theme. The neighborhood is fun to walk around. Restaurants and health food stores are close options. Love it!"
    Guest: Bonnie C. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: October 28, 2014
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  • Amazing House

    "We had a volleyball tournament in town. The house had 3 bedrooms, which was perfect for our team to stay together. The house was beautiful, clean, and had the antique feeling to it. We wished we got to stay longer. The location was also great. It was walking distance to restaurants and even the capitol building. If I visit Sacramento again, this is the place I will be staying."
    Guest: Nack A. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 10, 2014
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  • Conveniently located

    "This house is a great jumping off point for all things you might want to do in Yosemite. About 20 - 30 minutes from the Valley, Glacier Point and Mariposa Groves. The house is very clean and well stocked. The owners greeted us upon arrival and made us feel at home. They gave us great suggestions for the week. The neighborhood is very quiet and much cooler during the summer months than in the Valley - at least 10 degrees difference. We had 2 boys (9 and 13) and had a great week of hiking, climbing and white water rafting. Would definitely recommend if you want to stay in the park but away from the congestion in the Valley."
    Guest: Sean Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 7, 2014
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  • WOW!! This cabin is amazing

    "My husband and I stayed at Mary's beautiful cabin to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. Neither of us had been to the Yosemite area before and this was an unforgettable vacation. The cabin is gorgeous...has everything you could possibly need and more. The details and thought that went into the design on this beautiful home are remarkable and make it very special. The bed was so comfortable and the linens so soft. We didn't spent a whole lot of time at the property since most of our time was spent driving & hiking around Yosemite and taking it in all the magic is has to offer. It was great to come "home" and relax here after a long day of being out and about. We made some amazing meals in the well equipped kitchen and enjoyed star gazing at night from the wrap around deck outside. We even got to see some beautiful Mule Deer just a few feet from the living room in the mornings drinking from the watering hole. The next time we come back to Yosemite (and we will be back) we will plan to stay here again. What an incredible find and a special place. Thank you Mary!!"
    Guest: Amy W. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 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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