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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Family Vacation

    "Our family (6 adults and 6 grandchildren) found this home to be a perfect place for everyone. It's away from the road so the kids played endlessly outdoors. We even opened up the garage door to the game room where we'd play games while the kids just got dirty and played. We banned all electronics so they would interact with everyone! The kitchen was great for cooking, as was the outdoor grill. Even though the table only seats 6, we usually ate our meals outdoors at the big table anyway. We enjoyed all of the outdoor seating at different times of the day. Our favorite was star gazing every night out on the back deck. We took daily trips to Yosemite and rented a party boat at Bass Lake/Millers Landing. We made tons of memories here. The adults stayed upstairs and the kids took the downstairs. It's a great house for families."
    Guest: Carolyn and Bob Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: January 18, 2015
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  • Fun with Family and Friends

    "All I have to say is we definitely plan on coming back! The rental process was straight forward and easy. It was such a pleasure working with the owner. As for the house it was wonderful! The pictures don't really do it justice. The house is bigger in person and the "old/antique" decor suits the home. There are two large patios for entertaining/hanging out with a gorgeous view of the lake. We read reviews before deciding to rent and some of the cons that others mentioned I paid attention to during our stay. One of the minor issues I read about in a review was that the air conditioner wasn't strong enough for the entire home. The AC units may seem small but as long as you keep the doors closed the home stays cool. The home comes with many fans and if you turn those on at the same time it helps circulate the cold air. The weather ranged between 90-100 degrees during our stay and we had no issues with the AC units. Another thing that some may consider a downside would be the walk up and down to the beach. Our trip consisted of all adults between 25-40 yrs old so it wasn't much of a problem for us. It was a little exhausting because of the heat but the view from the house and the private beach were definitely worth a little exercise. The next time we go we will be bringing kids and some older parents so we already thought of a solution, if they can't climb down the hill to get to the boat we can always drive them to the boat launch around the corner and just pick them up there with the boat. We really enjoyed the use of the paddle boat and canoe. We didn't think we would use it during our stay but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. Thanks for the memories and can't wait to come back! We would definitely recommend this property!"
    Guest: Rachel Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
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  • Wonderful location and home!

    "We rented this home for a week and we couldn't have been more thrilled. It has everything! The minute we walked in our four teenage kids were excited at the fact that it had a pool table, ping pong table, foosball table AND air hockey table! We had our own marina for the boat and it was a short walk across the street to the dock. The clubhouse is great if you want a break from the lake as it has a pool and a hot tub along with a small fitness room! The home was situated perfectly as the master bedroom is upstairs and the rest of the rooms were downstairs so if the kids stayed up late to watch a movie we couldn't hear any of the noise that comes with having teens :) The kitchen is set up so nicely with a large island and a huge deck off the family room that seats about 8 people (perfect for dinner watching the sunset on the lake). we couldn't be more pleased with this home - it's beautiful inside and out and we will definitely rent again!"
    Guest: Lake Life is Awesome! Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 14, 2014
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  • Cozy and comfortable

    "We stayed in the cabin for just a weekend, but I wish we could have stayed longer. We had crisp fall weather -- with all the colors it felt a bit like New England. The cabin was warm and extremely comfortable. Despite the rustic charm the cabin is quite new so everything is in great working shape. The decor is very tasteful, which adds to the coziness of the place. Our dog loved it there too. Scott has just the right touch as a host; he came by to welcome us when we arrived and let us know he was right nearby in case we needed anything. Nevada City is a great little town for drinking, dining, just walking around, etc. We also spent a nice afternoon walking around nearby Empire Mine Park. I highly recommend the cabin for a get-away and hope we'll get back there ourselves when we can stay a little longer."
    Guest: Dan M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 19, 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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