Gold Country & High Sierra
Experience California Gold Country
Gold Country and High Sierras include inland Northern California, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and historic Gold Rush Era towns. The region includes lakes, mountains, endless scenery and adventure around every corner. Discover each of these unique Gold Country and High Sierra regions and the CABBI inns that know them best.
A world-class destination, Lake Tahoe offers something for everyone. Whether you're skimming across the water or racing down the slopes or watching the performance of a Shakespearean play, Lake Tahoe's clear blue waters provide the alluring backdrop to a range of activities. Take a gondola ride to the top of the mountain. Hike, bike, or ride horseback along the Tahoe Rim Trail. Ski, snowboard, or snowshoe in the winter. Water ski, kayak, or fish in the summer. Catch a live theatre performance or concert. Explore a North Shore destination such as Carnelian Bay or Kings Beach. The area features restaurants, specialty shops and vendors. On the South Shore of Lake Tahoe is the must-see Emerald Bay State Park, as well as DL Bliss State Park, a great place for a day of intense hiking; South Lake Tahoe and Zephyr Cove, both popular tourist areas for dining. And don't forget about the casinos on the famous South Shore strip! Find beauty at a Lake Tahoe bed and breakfast.
Explore the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, located along the border between California and Nevada. With tons of activities to choose from, such as hiking, rock climbing and backpacking, you're sure to enjoy the beauty these mountains have to offer. Quaint towns such as Arnold, Kit Carson and Twain Harte each have their own history and monuments to share. Discover gold country, tall pines, mountain lakes, history and more in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Retreat to a Sierra Nevada Mountains inn.
Following the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill near Coloma in 1848, wagon loads of prospectors descended on the Sierra Foothills in hopes of striking it rich. Their legacy lives on in the picturesque gold rush towns, historic mines, and museum collections of California's Gold Country. Visit the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park to see where it all began and try your hand at panning for gold. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the southern end of California's historic gold country is rich in natural beauty and offers a wealth of outdoor adventures and cultural attractions. Pan for gold. Explore caves. Try whitewater rafting. Fish streams. Kayak on a pristine alpine lake. Hike among the giant sequoias at Big Trees State Park or the spring blooms on Daffodil Hill. Visit gold rush-era towns and museums. Go wine tasting at one of the foothills many exquisite vineyards and wineries. Explore the Gold Country at a Sierra Nevada Foothills bed and breakfast.
The Sacramento Valley is home to California's state capital and much more. Surrounded by mountain ranges, the Sacramento Valley has a wide variety of attractions and activities to offer visitors of all ages. Wander the state capitol and its surrounding gardens. Discover Historic Old Town Sacramento, a 28-acre area of historic buildings, museums, monuments and California Gold Rush Era charm. Downtown and midtown Sacramento offer visitors shops, entertainment and hundreds of dining options. Feel like getting out of the city? Take a rafting trip down the American River. Hike, bike, or ski the nearby High Sierras. Experience world-class wine tasting in the town of Lodi, just south of Sacramento. The Sacramento Valley is home to family attractions, museums, parks and great entertainment. Experience California at a Sacramento Valley bed and breakfast inn.
Giant trees, soaring granite cliffs, breathtaking waterfalls, vast stretches of wilderness – these are the landscapes that inspired the writings of John Muir and the photos of Ansel Adams. Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offer travel experiences of a lifetime. Ice skate under Half Dome. Hike to the top of Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America. Climb El Capitan. Explore Crystal Caves. Picnic beneath the ancient sequoias. Yosemite is known for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves and for hosting a variety of wildlife. Visitors can explore the park through 800 miles of hiking trails and 350 miles of road. Find adventure at a Yosemite bed and breakfast inn.
Sequoia National Park now protects nearly half the remaining sequoia groves in the world. Try to wrap your arms around the General Sherman Tree – the largest tree in the world. Come explore the underground beauty of Sequoia National Park! Walk by scenic waterfalls on the half-mile trail to Crystal Cave. Or take Highway 180 into Kings Canyon — a stunning mountain drive — and visit Cedar Grove Village. Down the road from these sights, bed and breakfast inns welcome you with warm hospitality and rustic elegance. Lose yourself at a Sequoia National Forest bed and breakfast.