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  • Fantastic condo

    "We rented this condo with another family for a few days in Mammoth. The place is amazing! The location is fabulous; it's convenient to the Village/mountain biking bus and close to a nice running trail that we took advantage of. The condo itself is very well taken care of. We come to Mammoth every summer and many of the places are grungy and not-so-nice. NOT THIS ONE! It's very clean, the kitchen is well stocked, there were plenty of linens and even spa towels for our party of 9. The microwave broke while we were trying to pop popcorn, and they had someone out there with a replacement in under an hour. We wished we could have stayed longer, but the next time we head up there with friends, we'll definitely check the availability of this condo. Thanks for a really great trip!"
    Guest: D & G Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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  • Fun in the snow during day - Warm in the cabin at night

    "Wy wife and I spent 3 days and 2 nights here with our 2 kids (10 and 8 years old). The kids spent hours sledding down the hill in front, making snowmen, and building a snow fort. During winter the only way to get up to the cabins is by foot or snowmobile. Although the cabin is only about a 10 minute walk up the road from the Lodge/restaurants, we chose to rent a snowmobile. The helpful folks at the rental place gave us a good deal for 2 days (since things were slow) and even let us use a 2 person people trailer to tow the kids. It was perfect! We got to explore the entire community and see some amazing scenery. The cabin has sleds to pull your gear up too, but I'm glad we got a snowmobile and trailer for the kids - much more convenient if you have a lot of stuff and definitely better for entertainment/exploring. The kitchen is stocked with the basic things you'd need. There are board games we played at night. The rooms and beds are basic for any normal cabin. Wifi worked well. The wood burning stove kept the place warm and had plenty of firewood. Ryan was responsive to our inquiries and easy to communicate with. All this made our first visit to Bear Valley very enjoyable - we'll definitely be back."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 25, 2014
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  • Fantastic place on the river!

    "This place is fantastic! The studio is perfect and has everything you need. It was well put together, well maintained, and you couldn't ask for a more peaceful setting this close to town. Spend the evenings on your own patio with a view of the American River. Access to the American River parkway and bike trail and parkway is less than a mile away and you can ride all the way to downtown Sacramento. River Bend Park is just over a mile the other way and you can ride your bike all the way to Folsom. You are walking distance to a couple restaurants and a 2 minute drive off of Rt 50. Dave and Linda are incredibly gracious and welcoming people, and were immediately responsive to anything I needed. Thank you both very much for making my stay so great."
    Guest: Mike R. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014
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  • We'll be back!

    "We cannot say enough about this condo! We stayed for a week with our 7 year old. We all loved the pool and jacuzzi area, and the lively action down below in The Village. It is definitely more energetic in the evenings, especially on weekends--as you would think. We knew our location before booking the room, so this did not come as a surprise. We actually enjoyed hearing the music. We enjoyed people watching and having restaurants Starbucks, Ben & Jerry's and The General Store within walking distance. The inside of the property is very comfortable...from the beds to the couch to the shower. (I would come back for the shower, alone.) It is rare for me, or our daughter, to get a good night's sleep when traveling. But we all slept in every day. The couch is a dream, both for napping and watching TV. And we had many a family meal around the dinner table. The Internet and Apple TV worked great. We could stream our movies from Netflix on our iPad, as well. Brad is great and emailed me back, quickly. It was one of the most relaxing weeks we have had in a while. We will definitely be coming back!"
    Guest: Chrysta P. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 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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