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  • Our Mammoth Home

    "My family has rented this condo at least 6 times over the years sometimes for extended vacations of a month. We are three generations of skiers with the oldest being 90 this year. We will be celebrating again at the condo this year for his 90th year! We all love sitting in the living room and looking up at the Sherwin bowl. The owners are great and keep the place clean and well stocked. The loft is great for the kids or teenagers. There are two bedrooms downstairs with really comfortable beds. This is our go to house in Mammoth and we will return year after year."
    Guest: Steve Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 9, 2014
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  • Thanksgiving weekend

    "We really enjoyed this house which we found very clean with lots of toilet paper and trash bags. We felt at home from the very first moment. The house is very cozy with nice furniture, most of the utensils needed to cook a nice meal for a big group, and lots of wood for the fireplace. We cooked a barbecue using firewood in the outside grill. The land, full of trees is very inviting to walk around, especially at night to see the stars. The big beds have comfortable mattresses, but the bunk beds don't. Taking showers required some planning in order to have hot water for everybody as we were 20 people. I would definitely go back."
    Guest: Beatriz Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 4, 2014
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  • very nice stay

    "Unit 320189 is one of the largest in the complex with 3 spacious bedrooms and large sun-lit deck with chairs and a swinging bench. Perfect layout, kids loved the jungle-style bunk beds with trundle (just that one room could sleep 6!). The other two bedrooms also are very comfortable. The entire complex looks nice, with enjoyable pool and jacuzzi, just steps away from the condo. Location is perfect, particularly because it's right inside the pedestrian area, very safe for kids. Unit is indeed a bit warm, but that worked out well for us since temperature outside dropped in the 30's at night so it was easy to cool it down opening the windows. Never had to use heating. The only thing I'd improve on is the kitchen, a bit under-equipped with pots/pans and utensils. Cooking for 5 required some acrobatics. Overall a great stay, would stay again."
    Guest: Stefano A. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 20, 2014
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  • Beautiful cabin with all the comforts of home

    "This little cluster of cabins is located just outside of the park and is everything you could want. It is nestled in the woods in a beautiful clearing away from the crowds of the park. However, it's not a very long drive to the park, restaurants or gas. It's rustic and modern at the same time. It allows you to enjoy nature without feeling like you're camping. I'm a city girl and was hoping to enjoy the park without the inconvenience of camping. The cabin had a full kitchen, a clean bathroon, AC and even wifi! The owners were helpful and friendly but not at all intrusive. I would highly recommend this place to travelers!"
    Guest: Dana Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 21, 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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