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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Cozy perfect condo!

    "We stayed 5 fabulous nights in this cozy condo! So comfortable, felt like home. Fireplace was romantic , huge tv and movies to choose from, kitchen had everything we needed to cook up a storm! Condiments were a huge help! Clean, very nicely decorated, quiet, awesome outdoor hot tub, can go in it anytime. Buses are free and stop right across the road, walk across road to eagle lodge and head out skiing!"
    Guest: Megan M. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 2, 2015
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  • Fantastic Place for Getaway

    "Would I go back? Definitely, and hope to this summer. My family of six (9 to 16yrs old) thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent at Timber Ridge. The kitchen was exceptional, the beds comfortable, the showers were hot, and the location was beautiful. Everything we needed was provided. Just needed clothes and food, which says a lot with four children who like to be continuously busy. From playing in the woods just outside, hiking around the lakes down the road, skiing on the local runs, to baking and hanging out as a family at night, it was an exceptional vacation. Everything you could want is within a short drive. And the views...exceptional. As someone wrote, it feels like you're in a tree house all alone. Also, the owners bend over backwards to ensure we enjoyed ourselves - super nice people. The only bit of caution...don't attempt the roads in a minivan during a snow storm without first calling Jack/Irene for directions and pointers ;)"
    Guest: John M. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 21, 2015
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  • Great place to stay if visiting Yosemite

    "This cabin is wonderful! Very clean and well equipped. The beds are comfy, the house is good size and all the teens loved the foos-ball, ping pong and pool tables! We got a nice snow and the day around the fireplace was quite cozy. Conveniently located to the valley and some good hikes closely. And check out the Pine Tree Market-it is well stocked with everything."
    Guest: Sally Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • Great Trip!

    "Had an absolutely awesome time at Jims cabin. Drove in at night, a little unsure where we were going. Jim gave great directions and left the lines on for our arrival. He was very helpful and the place was fantastic. perfect little spot that we hope to come to again!"
    Guest: Dan Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 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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