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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Excellent!

    "My family and I had a wonderful time. The cabin was perfect for us. It was very clean and very well equipped. The cabin is close to local store and to downtown. The river is just across the street with a private beach access. The owner was very nice and helpful! Would love to stay here again."
    Guest: Olga S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 26, 2014
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  • Perfection!

    "Gorgeous house to share with friends! Loved every second of it. Well worth the rental cost - everything is neat, clean, all the best amenities and just a short walk from restaurants & village. Backyard is a beautiful forest you can just take off on a hike into. Looking forward to staying here again soon!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Relax and Refresh

    "This is one of my favorite getaways. Whether I use this place to escape the craziness of life or use it as a place to take my kids on some great adventures, this place meets my needs. I love the fact that this cabin is not so remote, yet is close enough to the beaten path to make those quick trips into town for groceries or to jump in the car and be at the lake in a matter of minutes. The place is laid out nicely with three levels that meet a multitude of needs. When I bring other families, our kids tend to stay together downstairs enjoying the pool table, video games, and the bunk bed sleeping arrangements. The adults can enjoy the mid-level with opportunities to visit on the patio or in the roomy living area. The upstairs has the perfect set up with four different bedrooms that are also quite roomy. Kudos to the decorator for keeping it simple and inviting. As for inquiries regarding the cabin and what it has to offer, most questions are easily answered with a detailed notebook or with a quick call to the owner. Wi-if has worked properly every time and so has the television and video game console. My exercising needs are met with hiking trails close by and a beautiful area in which to run. (Whether it's through the neighborhood or along Bretz Mill road). And of course, the lake is a comfortable distance away, that planning is a breeze. If anything is ever forgotten, it's not a big deal to run back to the cabin to get it. My favorite part of the cabin is the patio, where I will often be found sipping a glass of wine and taking in the aromatic smell of the trees and fresh air. I also enjoy the tub in the master bathroom but wish there was a hot tub on the patio to enjoy the stars at night. Overall, every experience I have had here has been a positive one."
    Guest: Jules Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014
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  • Condo with Hospitality

    "As a VRBO owner member myself, I really appreciate the newly remodeled condo. I am especially impressed by Darrin, the owner, who called me both before our arrival and after our departure, describing to me in details about Mammoth Lakes and checking with me to see if we were satisfied with the rental. The only suggestions I can think of are adding enough body wash for each bathroom and cleaning the spiderweb."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 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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