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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Great location and beautiful deck

    "Great location with just half an hour drive to the Yosemite entrance or just relax by the Pine Mountain Lake. The house is generally in good condition, especially the deck. Definitely worthy spending hours there. The driveway is too steep for our minivan though."
    Guest: Cheng-Feng T. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014
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  • The Perfect Family Vacation Home

    "My family .. daughter and 6 grandchildren had the most exciting vacation at Angels Camp! This home in Greenhorn Creek Resort was absolutely beautiful to accommodate our family. The website is exactly as the house is shown, 2 baths, one with an awesome jacuzzi, 3 large bedrooms with such comfortable beds we didn't want to get up in the morning! The master bedroom had a king bed & a twin bed, so the adults can have a big bed while a child could sleep in the twin & sleep soundly. This room had a TV with ROKU, & NETFLIX & Pandora 24/7. The 2nd bedroom had a patio door where you could drink your morning coffee or a night cap. The kitchen was beautiful, lots of plates, glasses & silverware, oven, microwave & blender, kitchen table for 4 overlooking a meadow with blue birds. The large living room had a dining table for 6, a great 7 ft sofa, & a very comfy overstuffed chair that kept the kids happy as they watched tv, & played lots of board games that were available in the hutch. There was a washer-dryer which we used so we could come home with clean clothes! Amenities galore ...towels, sheets, pillow cases, toilet paper, hand soap, shampoo, laundry soap, dish soap, so we did not have to make a trip to the store to buy these! There were two swimming pools & a nice size hot tub, five minutes from the home, that became our daily ritual. We were 20 minutes from the kids fun spot called Barrel of Monkeez, where our kids spent almost 3 hours playing laser tag, had fun in the jumping houses, pee wee golf around the entire play area and so much more fun things to keep them cool and occupied! We were five minutes from the Historic Museum where we panned for gold for 2 hrs and visited the museum with old cars and a fire truck. We were 10 minutes from the Rite Aid and Save Mart, so you don't have to worry about keeping food cold from home if you're driving any distance. We were 40 minutes from the California Caverns, definitely a must do for an amazing, memorable family experience. John, the owner, was wonderful! He greeted us as we arrived, and offered the loan of his golf cart, which our two 17 year-olds enjoyed driving to the pool and around the family friendly neighborhood. I highly recommend this home if you are looking for a beautiful, spotless vacation home, on a quiet cul de sac to spend with your family. We look forward to spending a few weeks at John's home in Dec-Jan-Feb to see Angels Camp in the winter time. Book early, his calendar fills up quickly!"
    Guest: Karen Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 20, 2014
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  • Quick trip

    "The unit was very nice and clean and backed up to the forest. So had nice airflow. The lodge itself was in a great location close to everything."
    Guest: Kauai girl Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • Great stay

    "My husband and I had a great time staying at this house for our vacation to Yosemite! It was perfect to come back and sit in the hot tub with a glass of wine (and the goods Terri cooked!) after a long day at the park. It certainly was just about as close as you can get to the southern entrance to the park which was very convenient. We had an issue with the heater and Doug came right over to fix it. We had a great time visiting!"
    Guest: Deb Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 25, 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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