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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • A Great Getaway and a Great Place to end Each Day!

    "My wife and I and our 3 teen-adult daughters flew into SF for the weekend and then spent a week at the Chalet. What a wonderful place!! Peaceful, quiet, beautiful views with every amenity you need. Every morning we saw birds, squirrels and deer just outside the back porch. The hummingbirds were quite feisty. Nothing better than a glass of wine at night on the back porch - the stars were as bright as I can remember seeing in a while - excellent Southern sky view! We spent most days in Yosemite walking and hiking. It was so nice to come back to the chalet after a long day - we all looked forward to to it each day. We grilled out a few times on the back porch (nice gas grill). The chalet was so nice and charming , my wife/daughters requested and spent an entire day just hanging out (something they rarely do on vacation). Paul, the owner, kept us informed (via e-mail) about the fires in Yosemite for a few weeks before we arrived all the way up through the time we left. He also kept us up-to date (via e-mail) about the wildlife in the area. We actually got to speak with Paul, a very interesting person. He is a great host and we truly enjoyed his home. It really felt like "home" for us. We enjoyed the stay, did not want to leave and look forward to our next trip to Mariposa, Yosemite and the chalet!"
    Guest: Bernie Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 2014
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  • Would love to go back!

    "Our two-family group of 12 had such a nice visit. We loved exploring the area, but were also very happy to just spend time in this lovely home! The setting is so beautiful. We loved sitting on the back patio and taking in the rolling hills and distant mountains. Bass Lake is close; and we even made the 35 minute trip to the Vons in Oakhurst to stock the kitchen for the week. Mark was an excellent host who was there for any needs, but pretty much left us to ourselves."
    Guest: M and N Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 2014
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  • weekend getaway

    "My family stayed in this home for a weekend. It is located in a nice area and close to highway 88. The only disappointment was that there was only one roll of toilet paper in the whole house and the showers need to be cleaned. Very quiet area with lots of things to do close by."
    Guest: family Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 30, 2014
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  • Excellent family vacation!

    "Wow. Our stay was above and beyond our expectations. It was a great out of the way vacation spot that made for excellent family bonding time. The cabin was cozy and very clean. Everything worked the way it should and were were immediately comfortable. The property is beautiful. And, Yvonne is truly a great hostess. Our kids had fun exploring and the fishing was special for our son. It was also a great base camp for our trip into Yosemite. Thank you Yvonne and Gary. We will be back!"
    Guest: renate Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 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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