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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Lovely and Charming!

    "This lovely Vineyard House is a special place indeed. It is a warm and inviting home to nestle into whether it be summer, spring, winter, or fall. Sitting on the beautiful deck in the back of the house while taking in the beauty of the vineyards in the afternoon or watching the setting sun, or sitting in the front yard with a mug of hot coffee taking in the beauty of the landscape in the morning are both activities that give rise to the senses. The owners' priorities are in the comfort of the guests and their complete enjoyment of this special place and the surrounding area of Amador County. Whether it be the neatly piled blankets in the basket near the door for a chilly night outside around the fire, or the charming wine barrel tables at the bocce court for your requisite glass of wine and hors d'oeurves pre-dinner.... they have thought of it all. Their intimate knowledge of the surrounds, including the wineries, restaurants, antique shops, delis, flower shops, or best browsing places, the owners are happy to fill you in and will assist in any way they can. Impeccably taken care of by the owners and outfitted with beautiful quality throughout... it is a wonderful home-away-from-home when that is just what you are looking for. You can cook at the property in the well-equipped kitchen, outdoors on the BBQ, or you can head to a nearby restaurant. When you go to the lovely Vineyard House, please be prepared to treat the property with the care that you would your own home.... it is not just a "rental" property but has the love and attention of the owners as their home also. It is a special place indeed. We continue to count the Casetta Nel Vignetto at Norton Vineyard as one of our favorite destination places."
    Guest: Lori G. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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  • Former "Old Bear Subdivision" cabin owner.

    "Four adults/two grandkids [10&7] had a great time enjoying the quiet ambiance of the Bear Valley village & environs. We found the condo fully stocked with just about every possible necessity that made meals and kick back time enjoyable for all. The 'boot/glove dryer' was especially appreciated returning to the condo after snow play, skiing, sledding. The TV in the kids bunk room was a hit when everyone needed some 'chill' time."
    Guest: PRIM8s Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 6, 2015
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  • Perfect family condo

    "We have stayed here several times now and just love the condo. It is perfect location for getting to the slopes and the kids just love staying their."
    Guest: Dave Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 30, 2015
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  • Great dog place 3/8-3/12

    "really enjoyed the place perfect for dogs. The ramp was great and it didn't take long to learn to go up and down. Will definitely Come back with some of my family"
    Guest: Tracy C. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 13, 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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