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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • European Style Cozy

    "We stayed in this lovely guest house for a few days. We were able to put together wonderful, simple meals and ate at the table out front, the table in the back, by the river and our favorite, in front of the fireplace. We found great hikes, friendly folks in the area and the wonderful nearby cafe. What we enjoyed most was the peaceful solitude of the property and the exquisite attention to detail in the decor of the house. We have been to Europe and reveled in a similar atmosphere. We would love to come back."
    Guest: Annie Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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  • Inviting Getaway

    "My husband and I brought our daughters family up for a trip to the snow...and yes! There was snow all around the cabin! The cabin was well equipped for all of us from our 6mo old grand-babe to grandpa. The three floors made naps for the little ones easy and the loft above gave the "boys" young and old lots to do indoors. We barely arrived before grabbing the sleds and giving the kids their first taste of snow - literally. They screamed and giggled - made snow angels and slid further than we thought they could! The drive getting there was the road less traveled. The community was peaceful. We felt like we were staying at a friends cabin - there were no surprises. I can highly recommend this cabin - it was everything we hoped for."
    Guest: anne h. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 10, 2014
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  • HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CONDO!!

    "What a great place! We spent a long weekend and enjoyed it immensely. The condo is spacious, big enough for the whole family. It is well furnished with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. The location is wonderful. We took a long walk along the stream and enjoyed the beautyof the fall colors. There's a Von's nearby, and great restaurants within walking distance. We spent an evening at the nearby Rock & Bowl and had a lot of fun, it also has a fabulous restaurant! This is a wonderful place to stay, we would highly recommend it!"
    Guest: Wade Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014
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  • Fall Getaway

    "The Snowcreek unit was super clean and had a beautiful view of the Sherwin Mountains. Pete and Kathy responded promptly to our questions. We had a great stay in their unit."
    Guest: Maggie Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 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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