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River Rafting Lodging
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Resort at Angels Camp
123 Selkirk Ranch Rd
Angels Camp, CA  95222
Ph: 800-438-6493   
High TripAdvisor Ranking
Home to everything from the popular Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee to museums, rodeos, wineries and more, this is the heart of the Sierra Nevada gold rush country. Hike, bike, golf (were located on the 10th fairway), ride a horse or pan for gold. You might also try spelunking in one of the caves near the resort. However you fill your days here, you'll agree that it's a vacation spot fit for angels. Resort Amenities include: Outdoor pool, spa and children's pool; Indoor and outdoor children's play areas; Tennis and Sport courts; Fitness room; Game room and 18-hole
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Ridge Tahoe Resort
400 Ridge Club Drive P.O. Box 5790
Stateline, NV  89449
Ph: 800-334-1600   Fx: 775-588-7099
Email: reservations@ridge-resorts.com
High TripAdvisor Ranking
Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious hotel or one or two bedroom condo accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe, beaches and casino nightlife. Our tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are steps from your front door. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in/ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort's Stagecoach Chairlift.
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Whispering Pines Lodge Bed and Breakfast
13745 Sierra Way
Kernville, CA  93238
Ph: 877-241-4100   Fx: 760-376-6513
Email: info@pineskernville.com
High TripAdvisor Ranking
Whispering Pines Lodge Bed & Breakfast is setting a new standard for lodging and excellence in Southern California. The atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious, but the staff and management have added a special touch of class and amenities usually reserved for five-star resorts. Without high prices and added charges, you revel in such extras as complimentary country breakfast in our central dining room, cozy fireplaces, private baths, brilliant fresh flower arrangements and fragrant potpourri, luxurious antique-style pine and oak furnishings, and large screen color TVs. And it's all conveniently located on the banks of the Wild and Scenic Kern River
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Lazy Z Resort
22732 Middle Camp Road
Twain Harte, CA  95383
Ph: 209-586-1214   
Email: Info@LazyZ.com
High TripAdvisor Ranking
The Lazy Z Resort, is located in its own private valley and minutes from the town of Twain Harte. This hideaway is nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains in California's Gold Country. As one of the finest resorts in the area, the Lazy Z Resort offers exceptional recreational opportunities and first-class accommodations in a serene setting. Enjoy a true mountain retreat with breath-taking surroundings and consider the Lazy Z Resort for a truly special wedding, group retreat, business conference or family vacation.
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Hotel Charlotte
18736 Main Street (Highway 120)
Groveland, CA  95321
Ph: 209-962-6455   
Email: reservations@hotelcharlotte.com
High TripAdvisor Ranking
Come experience a wonderful escape at the Hotel Charlotte, located at the gateway to Yosemite. Enjoy the rustic quirks of a charming, historic bed & breakfast coupled with a wonderfully inviting ambiance and stellar service. Whether you want to experience the natural wonders of the surrounding area and Yosemite, have a romantic getaway, or enjoy a stay in an authentic old west hotel, the Hotel Charlotte is perfect. The Charlotte Bistro is also located at the Hotel Charlotte, it is a full service restaurant and bar that is focused on clean, healthy food that features local, organic ingredients.
Recommended Activities
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Whitewater Excitement, Inc.
PO Box 5992
Auburn, CA  95604
Ph: 800-750-2386   Fx: 530-888-0634
Email: fun@whitewaterexcitement.com
High TripAdvisor Ranking
Since 1978 we've been river rafting California through our American River white water rafting adventures. Your enjoyment and safety are our top priority. We offer 1/2 day to 3-day river rafting trips in California, for beginners to experienced rafters. Our group and alumni discounts are the best in the business! We will even match any competitor's publicized or written quote for American River or Merced white water river rafting in California. Gift certificates available!
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O.A.R.S. - Yosemite National Park
P.O. Box 67
Angels Camp, CA  95222
Ph: 800-346-6277   
High TripAdvisor Ranking
As the Merced River thunders out of Yosemite National Park, a wildly exciting one-day California whitewater rafting adventure takes form. The rapids are rated Class III-IV with some reaching adrenaline-pumping Class V levels as the warm California sunshine begins to melt the high-country snow pack. Yosemite also lies within close proximity to the exciting Class IV Tuolumne River−easily considered the best whitewater rafting trip in California. With one, two, three-day and Wine on the River trip options available, this trip fits easily into any California adventure vacation itinerary.
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Tributary Whitewater Tours
6400 Hwy 49
Lotus, CA  95651
Ph: 800-672-3846   Fx: 530-346-6499
Email: rafting@whitewatertours.com
High TripAdvisor Ranking
Guiding California white water rafting trips for more than 35 years! Tributary Whitewater Tours has been guiding California whitewater rafting trips since 1978 and offers something for all levels, from family California rafting vacation trips suitable for kids, to extreme California white water rafting adventures for the expert. With so many rivers to choose from, we know we have the right California whitewater rafting trip for you. A Tributary Whitewater Tours California rafting trip combines all the elements of a memorable river rafting adventure.
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O.A.R.S. - Sacramento
PO Box 67
Angels Camp, CA  95222
Ph: 800-346-6277   
High TripAdvisor Ranking
Discover an exciting California whitewater rafting adventure within an easy drive of both Sacramento and Lake Tahoe! With three forks of the American River located in the heart of Californias Gold Country, there is an exciting adventure vacation option for everyone. The family-friendly South Fork, with its splashy Class III rapids make this the most popular California rafting adventure; perfect for first-timers and groups. The Class IV Middle and North Forks of the American River are ideal for more experienced rafters or first-timers with a yearning for some heart pumping thrills.
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