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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • fabulous setting, spectacular views, comfortable house

    "This is my third time staying here and have stayed in 2 of the 3 houses (red and yellow) in summer and fall. The houses are comfortable, kitchens are well outfitted, great barbecue patio. The view from the porches is idyllic - just mountains and the basin. The light is lovely morning and evening. Great place to say. Can't find a black widow, just lizards and birds."
    Guest: Red Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 13, 2014
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  • Highly recommend!

    "The condo was is great condition. Excellent location with ski in / ski out."
    Guest: Tim D. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 13, 2014
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  • Wedding at Sugar Bowl Ski Lodge

    "12 of my good friends and my elderly parents stayed at the Schull Lodge and it was AWESOME! Everyone had plenty of space and comfortable places to sit. The view was spectacular. Red-tail and red shouldered hawks put on a great show and the sunset view over the mountains was incredible. The kitchen was very well stocked with one exception, it could use a big stock pot for soups. Sidney, who manages the lodge is very helpful and had we asked I am sure she would have brought one. The 8 ft in diameter round table sat 12 and one of my friends traveled with candles which made a nice ambient light for eating dinner. The beds were very comfortable. I had planned on putting my parents, who are in their 80s, in the main bedroom but as it turned out there is a bedroom on the same floor as the kitchen and living room that was much more convenient and quiet. From the road, this property almost looks like a one story warehouse. It's very deceptive because it is built on the hillside and is actually three stories. All of the windows are on the SW side. The sunshine just pours into the place making afternoon naps so easy. There is plenty of parking and only one neighboring house. I can imagine in the winter the views of the skiers would be highly entertaining. It was less than a mile on a flat road to the main Sugar Bowl Ski Lodge. Many of my friends took off on hikes right from the house. Other amenities included a hot tub and pool table. The hot tub was big and on the deck with great views. I noticed a grill as well and the entrance had a ski boot warming rack! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place for large groups of people."
    Guest: Kimberly B. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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  • Wondeful home, Wonderful hosts!

    "My family and I stayed with Lona and Greg in late August for four nights. This home is beautiful and warm. Lona has put her heart and soul into creating a magical space. She has an incredible eye for detail and beauty. Although we were disappointed that the river running through their back yard had dried up due to severe drought conditions, this did not hamper our stay. There are plenty of great watering holes and beautiful spots to get your feet wet close to the home. The highlight of our stay was when we were asked to stay for dinner with our hosts and their friends visiting from Hawaii. A beautiful paella and other delicious foods. Wonderful hosts and a beautiful home."
    Guest: Paige T. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 29, 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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