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Recent Gold Country & High Sierra reviews

  • Excellent space!

    "We stayed in the house for a little reunion with friends, to visit yosemite. Although the drive to the entrance is little less than an hour (+ another hour from the gates to the actual park) the drive is beautiful!, there's Bass Lake nearby, so we made a stop on our way to Yosemite, so, the drive is really not an issue. There's a gas station just 3 min. away from the house, which is very convenient (also, the town is really close with "big" stores like vons, etc). The grill is a bit small considering the amount of people that fits in the house, and one of the bathrooms was out of service during our stay. (would have been nice to have the 3 bathrooms available). But still, a great place to stay and share with friends and family! The gazebo makes a great stop to just rest and enjoy the view. :)"
    Guest: V.H. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 23, 2015
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  • The Roost Cabin

    "The cabin is gorgeous as soon as you open the door, you get that warmth cozy feeling. Yes, the place looks just like the pics and beautiful decorations. My kids loved it went straight to the game room. Unfortunately we were hoping for snow in town which would have made it a white Xmas but it didn't snow. Regardless, our stay was lovely. Thank you Tammy!"
    Guest: MariaD Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 31, 2014
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  • Absolutely Lovely and Peaceful!!!

    "This is the place to stay if you visit Gold Country! The outside surrounding is so tranquil, with chirping birds everywhere....The studio is beautifully decorated, very cozy and inviting and SUPER SUPER clean! The owners put a lot of thought into the design as it instantly brings calm upon entering...this is definitely a place for return stays!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely place!"
    Guest: Jill K. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 23, 2015
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  • Best Vacation Rental Ever!

    "Words can not explain how satisfied we were with this rental. The house is beautiful, spacious, clean, and comfortable. Unlike most rentals, it actually felt like a home instead of just a rental house, and truly is a quiet and peaceful retreat. My 3 boys absolutely loved exploring the great outdoors without ever leaving the yard and even got to see a family of deer crossing the property. As a mother, I appreciated that the property is fenced in and down a long driveway, off the street so that I did not have to worry about any traffic while my boys played outside. Staying here was quite a treat for us city slickers, and the peace, quiet, and privacy was a new experience for us that made me never want to leave. No other rental can compare to this place and it was a million times better than staying at any hotel. I absolutely loved the large kitchen and used it to prepare food for a big party at the community center only 1/2 mile away, so all the counter space really came in handy. Plus, it had every pot, pan, bowl and other kitchen utensil I needed, as well as lots of pantry items. I would recommend this vacation rental to anyone, but especially for families with kids. The kids had plenty of room to play indoors as well as outside, and could be as loud as they wanted without worrying about disturbing anyone else. We will definitely be staying here again, and can't wait to get away from it all at this peaceful retreat again."
    Guest: mom of 3 Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 27, 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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