This week we are staying in gold country, in the historic town of Columbia, California. We enjoy all the small towns of Gold country, and the unique bit of history they offer as a window into the gold rush of our past. Our history is filled with the boom and bust opportunities of each era, prompting the question of what (or where) the ghost towns of the future might be.
We are staying at 49er RV Ranch, which is located on the site of a former dairy farm, complete with quaint barns, outbuildings, and historic artifacts about the property. There’s a water mill, which pumps water through a sluice box, and they offer gold panning instructions. The resort offers full hook ups, a small store, and fire pits at each site. We are also within walking distance to the historic and functioning gold rush town of Columbia, where you can browse historic buildings and barns, visit saloons and gift stores, and explore the mining history of this town.
Our location is also ideal for day trips to see dear friends, Pinecrest, Twain Harte, Murphy’s and many other points of interest in the Sierra foothills. There are lakes and rivers, caverns and mines to explore, which is a perfect cool weather attraction during the heat of the summer days.
We hope you get a chance to enjoy gold country in your own explorations!