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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Excellent Vacation

    "10/10 would recommend! I selected this rental as a "kids house" for a family reunion (12 cousins ages 21-27 and 3 slightly older). This served as a general hangout for kids and adults for our entire vacation with plenty of room to hang out. A little far (90 minute drive) from Yosemite Valley, the location was still excellent. Local convenience stores, boat rentals, and nice restaurants made this a wonderful vacation with everything we needed for our trip either available at the cabin or within walking distance. The owner Julie was fantastic! (1) The rental was not fully cleaned when the first group arrived; she offered to buy our entire group ice cream as compensation. (2) The lake level was too low for the renters' boat slip; she allowed us to use her private boat slip. (3) Some family members left a few bags; she overnight shipped them at no cost to us. (4) After exchanging emails and phone calls/texts, I could tell she really just wanted us to have a good time!"
    Guest: Dan Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 2, 2014
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  • Where Angels Play

    "This cabin is beautiful. It's really clean, spacious, with comfy beds and furnitures. Really warm and welcoming. It's actually more of a house, with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, a fully functioning kitchen, a BBQ grill outside, and you can sit in the patio while enjoying the view. It's close to awesome wineries and restaurants, although just walking around the garden is a treat in itself since the surrounding is just gorgeous and you get visits from horses! We didn't want to leave. Thanks so much Carla's Cabin, we had the best time here, would love to come back soon!"
    Guest: Sally Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 30, 2015
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  • Fantastic Hideout

    "The Capone Lakeview Hideout was fantastic! The house is the perfect size for five families; five rooms with five queen beds and a large loft on the third floor. The loft was the highlight for the children; they loved the bunk beds, playing with their games and watching movies up there; while the parents enjoyed the lovely patio with a beautiful lake view. The location was awesome, just down the street from a great beach, we used the Capone’s canoe and the kids played in the sand. Great vacation, thank you Cynthia! Additionally, Cynthia was very response to all requests and got back to us right away. We would highly recommend this property."
    Guest: angel t. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
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  • Superb property.

    "My family and I go to Mammoth every year at Christmas and we will be using this property again. Firstly the owner, Jocelyn is fantastic: she couldn't be more helpful and pleasant. The property itself is beautiful. It is well appointed, luxurious and is close by Eagle Lodge. Actually, the whole Woodwinds development is lovely. For a family vacation do not look further than this property. I would recommend it again and again. Thanks Jocelyn, you made our holiday."
    Guest: Gerry F. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 3, 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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