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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Excellent accommodations

    "I have stayed at several condos, apartments, houses and cabins during the past several years and have to say this cabin has been the highlight of them all. The cabin is very quiet and secluded but close to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The décor is fantastic and the amenities were far beyond what was expected. The kitchen was much more fully furnished than expected which made cooking far more enjoyable. My brother, his wife, and my sister accompanied me on this trip and each of them had very positive comments on the cabin. We arrived late at night so Sandy had sent me information on how to get into the cabin and left a note for me to call them the next morning. Herb stopped by the following morning and explained several things about the cabin and what to expect (such as animals and other critters). Sandy stopped by a couple days later and was as welcoming as Herb. They are a very gracious couple and we thoroughly enjoyed talking with them both. One of the best things about the cabin is that there is no cell phone service. This especially helped to get away from daily demands and enjoy some downtime. If you are looking for accommodations with close proximity to city life of restaurants and entertainment, this is not the place. This cabin provides lots of solitude, nature loving sites and sounds. It is fantastic. Thank you Herb and Sandy."
    Guest: JR Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
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  • Great cabin rental

    "This was a great little cabin in the woods :) Felt very quiet and peaceful, beautiful inside and out. Very enjoyable would definitely return and recommend. Perfect for 2 people."
    Guest: L J. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: April 19, 2015
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  • Perfect Mammoth vacation condo

    "Beautiful condo with excellent location. Really enjoyed our weekend stay in Mammoth with this rental. Thank you!"
    Guest: Eric Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 7, 2015
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  • Perfect Mountain Getaway

    "This is a great two bedroom w/loft townhouse. It is very spacious and had everything we needed. The unit is a little older but you can tell it has been enjoyed and loved by many families for years. Very cozy, lots of homey touches, not at all pretentious and highly functional! We felt right at home. Fantastic location near the supermarket and restaurants, and steps from the free shuttle bus. The pool and hot tub were right next to the unit. We were able to bring our dog, which was really nice! We had a great time and fully intend to book this unit for a future family vacation. Perfect fit for our family. Thank you!"
    Guest: Familyisnumberone Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 19, 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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