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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Great experience

    "My family and I had a wonderful time at the property. It is equipt with everything you need and a great front porch that is perfect for barbeques. Despite the pleasent rain we got during our second day, we were still able to eat outside thanks to the roof covering the porch. There is a small river area right next to the cabin where my family and even our dog enjoyed to splash in as well. Although Lynn wasn't around during our stay, she was super helpful during the renting process and kept me updated as to any questions I had before the stay. I would definitely recommend this beautiful property to anyone!"
    Guest: M.Kim Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 6, 2014
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  • Wonderful Mammoth Condo at the lifts!

    "We spent 3 nights here at this awesome unit to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday with our entire family. There was 10 of us and our dog and we had a blast!! This unit is lovely, very comfortable beds, 2 great bedrooms with large beds in each, plus another room with two bunk beds and 2 full baths…There are TV's in all rooms as well. The unit was clean and well appointed with all the comforts of home. The best part of it was the awesome location!! You literally walk across the street to the Eagle Lodge & Chair 15 and jump on the lifts! Couldn't be more convenient for Skiers and Snowboarders! The view from the balcony is so beautiful too, you can watch people come down the mountain and see the lifts from the unit. The owner was so nice and accomodating as well. All of his instructions were right on and check in & out was so simple. They have a great electronic lock on the door so that we could set our own code and all ten of us could easily come and go without a key. I highly reccomend this condo for a Cozy stay in the mountains! We will definitely be booking our snow trip at this unit again next year. :)"
    Guest: Emily L. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
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  • GREAT TIME!

    "Our family felt so comfortable in the condo. We loved having easy access to Canyon Lodge. We were centrally located and our family loved being close to the slopes. The owner was accommodating to our family. We would highly recommend this condo. We would rent this condo again."
    Guest: Goldbeck4 Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 17, 2015
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  • Beautiful cabin with all the comforts of home

    "This little cluster of cabins is located just outside of the park and is everything you could want. It is nestled in the woods in a beautiful clearing away from the crowds of the park. However, it's not a very long drive to the park, restaurants or gas. It's rustic and modern at the same time. It allows you to enjoy nature without feeling like you're camping. I'm a city girl and was hoping to enjoy the park without the inconvenience of camping. The cabin had a full kitchen, a clean bathroon, AC and even wifi! The owners were helpful and friendly but not at all intrusive. I would highly recommend this place to travelers!"
    Guest: Dana Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 21, 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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