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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Great Place!!!! You get your money's worth!

    "If your looking for a get away at a affordable price this is the place for you. This cabin has EVEYTHING you need for a weekend. The rooms are nice, they have there own bathrooms. Nice and quiet location. Bass lake is near by, and fun to visit. Many hiking trails you can enjoy. There's also a market store down the road in case you need anything. As for customer service, Mary is the best! Dident have any big issues, but if you have any, she emails/answers quickly and resolves them. My fiancé and I love to travel, and we deffiantly enjoyed this place. We have been recommending this place to many friends and family since we have got back. -Michael"
    Guest: Mike Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
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  • Great condo

    "At the risk of not being able to rent this unit because it will become so popular, I want to give this unit an amazing rating. First off Carol was easy, responsive and friendly. The unit is well cared for, well stocked and very clean. We have been renting condos in Mammoth for a decade and we will happily return here."
    Guest: Kristin H. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 25, 2014
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  • Fabulous Cabin!

    "We just returned from Arnold and had a wonderful time at Ski Bear Cabin. Craig was so great to work with. He promptly returned emails, made tee times for us, sent a great package with detailed information about the house and even called us when we were there to make sure everything was fine. The house is nicely laid out and the furniture is great. The kitchen was well supplied for all our cooking needs. The game room downstairs was a big hit with the teenagers and we enjoyed the quiet time on the deck. We brought our 2 dogs who also had a great time and there were dog bowls set out ready for them!"
    Guest: Dena B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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  • Super month!

    "What a great month long vacation stay! Upon arrival we felt right at home because the owner is so friendly and inviting we felt like we had stayed there a million times before. She gave us our privacy and also didn't mind family popping in and out for visits with us. We really enjoyed having our own private deck where we did most of our relaxing. The apartment was clean and comfortable and really close to town for shopping and enjoying the great restaurants that Nevada County has to offer. We can't wait for our next stay!"
    Guest: Tamara Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 20, 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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