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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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  • Best stay in Mammoth yet!!

    "The reservation process was easy with Cindi, great customer service! The place was clean, quiet, and had everything I needed for my family's stay. I love to cook and the kitchen had everything I needed! Cindi had graciously pre heated the condo before our arrival so we entered into a cozy home away from home. I have used VRBO in the past and this was by far my BEST experience. We especially enjoyed sledding down the only patch of snow on the nearby golf course... We look forward to staying here again next winter!"
    Guest: Kathryn M. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 19, 2015
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  • Beyond AMAZING!

    "My family and I had the best Valentine's weekend staying at this beautiful cabin. It was extremely CLEAN, NEAT, ORGANIZED, SPACIOUS. I think my favorite part were the views. I have stayed at a beach home where the views were the beach, the views in this cabin were INCREDIBLE! I have to say it was better than the beach view. I think the location of this cabin and the position is so perfect. It is located in the cutest neighborhood. and with his big tall windows, those views are remarkable. we took beautiful nature walks. By far the best rental in shaver lake. My family and I have stayed at many cabins but this exceeded out expectations by far. My family included: Mother, Father & youngest sister. Myself, my husband and our 8 month old, and my oldest sister and her husband. There was so much room for all of us. You don't need to bring anything everything is provided, there is also laundry room if you want to bring your own detergent. My son took his first steps in that cabin so it will forever be cherished. THANK YOU!"
    Guest: Tania K. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 19, 2015
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  • Former "Old Bear Subdivision" cabin owner.

    "Four adults/two grandkids [10&7] had a great time enjoying the quiet ambiance of the Bear Valley village & environs. We found the condo fully stocked with just about every possible necessity that made meals and kick back time enjoyable for all. The 'boot/glove dryer' was especially appreciated returning to the condo after snow play, skiing, sledding. The TV in the kids bunk room was a hit when everyone needed some 'chill' time."
    Guest: PRIM8s Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 6, 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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