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  • In love with this place!!!!!!!!!!

    "My husband and I just stayed here for the past week over Christmas. Boy did this place meet, EXCEED our expectations :) The pics are very pretty but do not do justice on how amazing this little cabin is. You are nestled right into the side of a mountain and the views are absolutely amazing. The sound of water and the smells of the crisp snow and wood are just breathtaking! I really fell in love with this place the second I walked in. The cabin itself was very stocked with really everything you need. I brought a few of my own items such as a crock pot and zip lock bags as suggested in previous posts, but there was everything else you would need to cook with. Also bedding towels........ There was a previous post regarding the freezer door. Yes, it's open when you open the fridge but closes once the door of the fridge is closed. We had items in the freezer and they stayed frozen with no problem at all. It worked perfect for what we needed it for :) The cabin also has a very nice mud room right as you walk in. This was great for keeping wet boots and all our snow gear in while keeping the cabin nice and clean. My husband and I went out there with some ideas of some things we might like to go do but found that this cabin was just so cozy we really enjoyed just staying in and relaxing! There is a great selection of music! The cabin has wonderful heated floors so it really does stay nice and warm. Of course we used the wood burning stove because it was just part of having the warm, romantic, cozy cabin feeling. We did walk to the Double Eagle for dinner one night and took advantage of their amazing spa! Both great experiences. There are one or two steep roads to get to the cabin up and down. I have bad knees and still had no problem at all walking up and down. You are close to the ski loge, Silver Lake and June. We took a walk around both! So beautiful. Ian is such a wonderful, friendly person! He is just a phone call away if there is anything you need! He was so nice and met us at the lodge to show us where the cabin was. I highly recommend doing this. It can be a little tricky finding the cabin on your first trip up :) The cabin is near the top and on almost on a private road so there wasn't much traffic going through. It's a really a safe area! We really enjoyed meeting him so very friendly! We also appreciate the bottle of wine left for us at arrival. I am already looking for the dates of when I can return! Thanks Ian again for everything"
    Guest: Alisha A. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 28, 2014
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  • Great location by the creek for kids!

    "Our boys loved fishing, playing in the creek, riding their bikes on bike paths, and playing at nearby playground - it kept them occupied all day - worked out great for us."
    Guest: Mom of 3 boys Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • Warm and Cozy!

    "We stayed here with four couples for New Year's. The house was plenty big for our group, especially the kitchen, which had everything we needed to cook for everyone, and plenty of space to hang out as well. There are two heaters, one upstairs and one down, and they kept the house snug and cozy the whole time. The beds were comfy and plenty warm as well. Erin, the owner was easy to communicate with. The house is nicer and more modern in person than it appears in the photos. We already recommended it to friends!"
    Guest: Lily G. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 12, 2015
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  • Loved this home!

    "The house is stunningly beautiful. The views are amazing. Location is perfect for Amador county sight seeing. And yet the house is so nice you don't want to leave! The hostess is warm and welcoming. We stayed for a long weekend while we attended a family wedding and the house was a perfect place to call home. Jackson shopping is close by for groceries. The Taste is an exceptional restaurant about 10 minutes away and the Vintage Market in Plymouth is a great place for lunch or to grab a picnic lunch. This is a do-over!"
    Guest: Ann Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 13, 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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