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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Perfect ski weekend

    "The cabin was perfect for 2 families. It was a little smaller than it looked in the photos, but it was a good use of space and worked out just fine. The loft is nice because it has it's own bathroom. Beautiful views from the living room window and balcony!! Super comfy sofa and plenty of space to hang up snow gear to dry for Day 2. Plenty of parking outside on a pretty busy weekend in March. The only thing "issue" was that it's a second story unit on a hill so there are almost 2 flights of stairs which was a pain in the butt with our small children, luggage, and gear. Not a big deal, especially at such an affordable price, but it's definitely worth mentioning for future visitors. Overall, an amazing weekend in a great little condo close to the village."
    Guest: Kari Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
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  • Just the perfect place!

    "We, parents & 2 teens, stayed at this perfect cabin for three days in November. Perfectly located in a ranch, not far from Sequoia and Kings canyon, quiet, clean and beautiful. From the first moment you enter the place you feel like at home. The kitchen is better eqquipped that mine :-), the beds and linnen are so comfortable, washing machine, drier, central heating, it has everything you need, even lots of films to relax after a day hikking... Herb and Sandy, an adorable couple, will help you with the places to visit and share their love for nature. Thank you!"
    Guest: Laura & Christophe Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 14, 2014
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  • A wonderful place!

    "My family, including two young children, stayed here for New Year's and it was perfect. Martina was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating, and the house itself was extremely comfortable and spacious, with a very well-stocked kitchen, ping-pong and pool table, comfortable beds, and nice living space. We spent all day in Yosemite every day and it was a wonderful place to come back to and rest. The kitchen has everything we needed and we cooked great meals. The upstairs/downstairs set up is perfect for families with kids. Nice location, which I imagine is great in the summer with the lake nearby. I highly recommend it, and am only hesitant to write this review because I don't want it to get too fully booked! We look forward to staying there again soon."
    Guest: sophie b. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 7, 2015
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  • Excellent again

    "This was our second -two-week stay as our grandson played over 200 holes of golf across the street at Sierra Star in focused training for his team. Again the condo met all expectations. Highly recommended."
    Guest: br Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 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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