►QUEEN BED w/Balcony @ HACIENDA*♫ ◄

House - Private room · Sommette Dr, Sonora, CA 95370, United States
Doris And Fred

The Hacienda - A beautiful 5 acre ranch perched on a hill above Sonora with great views
Included in your stay are our guidebooks and complementary breakfast to help you start your adventure
We love meeting new friends and hope to meet you soon!

Your host, Doris And Fred
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The Hacienda - A beautiful 5 acre ranch perched on a hill above Sonora with great views
Included in your stay are our guidebooks and complementary breakfast to help you start your adventure
We love meeting new friends and hope to meet you soon!

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We’d love the opportunity to make your stay in Sonora a memorable one. What are you waiting for? Message us and let's get going on your best ever vacation ☺

Sorry but due to uncontrollable circumstances we will no longer accept young children (13 years and older ok)

We welcome you to Sonora and our Hacienda, a beautiful Spanish style home in the Sierra foothills located on 5 private wooded acres. This is a private home in California's "Gold Country". Close to town and easy access to highway 108.

The bedroom has a QUEEN SIZE with a deck that overlooks the property. The bathroom is just outside the door down the hall. (If someone is staying in the king bedroom the bathroom is shared)

-towels and linens provided
-FREE Wireless Internet
-FREE use of Shampoo/Conditioner
-FREE Breakfast - example: Tea, Coffee, Creamer, Hot Chocolate, Cereal, Milk, Toast, assorted fruits, Muffins, Bagels & Cream Cheese etc.
-FREE use of kitchen if staying more than 2 nights (minimum 3 nights) /cooking utensils provided
-FREE Washer/Dryer Access if staying more than 2 nights (minimum 3 nights)
-FREE Laundry Detergent/Fabric Softener/Dryer Sheets
-FREE Parking (Safe & Always Available)
• CLEAN up after yourself (STRICT; There is no maid service & we don't charge extra cleaning fees to guests; in other words we are passing on the savings to you so please don't take advantage of this)

We are at the 2500 ft. elevation and have 4 seasons. Whatever time of year you choose to visit you'll find something unique to do. After a day of sightseeing come back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine in our Gazebo.

Once you book your room I will send you our guidebook to help you plan your time while in Sonora. There is so much to see and do here. This book will tell you about the location of shopping centers and some local restaurants. It will give you some history of Sonora and the surrounding areas. It will tell you about some of the great attractions such as caving, hiking trails, white water rafting, gold panning, horseback riding, golf, swimming and much more. If you are a wine lover it will tell you about the great wineries and wine tasting rooms to visit.
This guidebook also includes maps and tells you the distance and estimated driving time to the different attractions from the Hacienda.
We chose Sonora as our home because every time we visited from the Bay Area, we found something new and exciting to do, from wine tasting, golfing, antique hunting, frog jumping, music festivals, gold panning, swimming, horseback riding, skiing, fishing or hiking in Yosemite National Park and the Emigrant Wilderness. We know you will enjoy the gold country as much as we do.

Our Hacienda is a perfect home base for your travels in the Sierras. It's conveniently located near all the exciting destinations you plan to visit. We are dedicated to being your favorite place to stay in the Sierras. Wherever your adventures take you, you've got a place to stay. Wherever your day takes you we are ready to help you on your way. Your adventure begins right outside our door.

Historic Sonora - A town with a past - In 1848, miners from Sonora, Mexico, found gold here and established a camp. Sonora became known as the "Queen of the Southern Mines" and was the biggest town in the Mother Lode.

Present Day Sonora - After the gold rush, Sonora's central location kept it going. Today it is a busy county seat and the shopping area of Tuolumne County. It is the "nearest biggest little town" this side of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite Gold Country - Highway 120 offers year-round access to Yosemite National Park. Our county features Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows – exquisitely beautiful! The Emigrant Wilderness encompasses several thousand square miles. The elevation ranges from 1,405 feet in Jamestown to 9,628 feet at Sonora Pass.
Sierra trailheads, pristine lakes and streams are available nearby for hiking, fishing, boating or just sunbathing. Many forest roads are available for mountain biking, walking and snowshoeing. The Sierra geology is popular with rock climbing enthusiasts. Enjoy horseback rides and pack trips into the Emigrant Wilderness. Downhill skiing, snowboarding and alpine skiing is available at nearby Dodge Ridge, and an ice skating rink can be found in Long Barn. Adjacent to Sonora are Columbia and Railtown State Parks, a preserved gold rush town and a railroad/ movie-making museum.

Museums - The old Sonora jail houses the Tuolumne County Museum and Historical Society. You will also want to visit the Columbia State Park Museum, Tuolumne City Museum and in Sonora, the Military Museum, one of the best in northern California.

Railtown - Located in Jamestown, California, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is home to one of America’s last authentic, operating railroad roundhouses. Known as “The Movie Railroad,” Railtown’s locomotives and cars have appeared in over 300 film and TV productions, including Back to the Future 3, High Noon, Petticoat Junction, and Little House on the Prairie. Steam trains operate on weekends through most of the year. Tour the Historic Jamestown Shops and Roundhouse daily. Ride behind a real steam locomotive.

Columbia State Historic Park - Experience the sights and sounds of a living gold rush town that's been perfectly preserved. Authentic businesses dating back to 1850. Ride the stage coach. Tour the only working gold mine open to the public and learn how to pan for gold. This park is known as the best preserved gold rush town in California. Visitors can experience a bygone era watching proprietors in period clothing conduct business in the style of yesterday.

Championship Golf Courses - Great golf courses abound in the Sierra foothills. The variety of landscapes and views, with varied degrees of challenge, has something to offer all levels of golfers. There are six championship golf courses in the area, including: Mountain Springs Golf Club, Greenhorn Creek, Pine Mt. Lake, Forest Meadows and Saddlecreek Golf Resort, which is home to the Northern California PGA. And 9 hole courses, Phoenix Lake and Twain Harte.

Sierra Foothill Wineries - The Gold Country has become known as the "other wine country". Get a taste of California's Historic Wine Country where touring is intimate, not crowded and the wines exceptional. More than 20 wineries are located around the surrounding communities. See up close a 44 pound gold nugget on display at Ironstone Winery.

Black Oak Casino -Open 24 hours a day is only 15 minutes from Sonora. Proudly owned and operated by the Tuolumne band of Mi-Wok Indians, Black Oak offers more than casinos and gambling. You'll also find live musical performances by popular artists, a variety of restaurants, a first-rate bowling alley and fun arcade.

Horseback riding - In the beautiful Stanislaus National Forest Emigrant Wilderness out of Alpine Meadows pack station or Kennedy Meadows

River Rafting - Tuolumne River Rafting and Stanislaus River Rafting are perfect summertime fun. Get wet, get wild. See the countryside from a unique vantage point.

The area's finest natural wonders are within an hour's drive.

Yosemite - Whether you camp, hike, take photos, climb or drive through, the grandeur of this National Park is unforgettable. Yosemite is one of the first wilderness national parks to be established. Early visitors to the park were Ansel Adams and John Muir who loved its spectacular beauty -- the sheer cliffs, the deep valleys and the glaciers. Through their preservation efforts, millions of people enjoy these wonders of nature each year. The northwest entrance to Yosemite National Park (via Highway 120) is just one hour from Sonora, California. Leaving Sonora, you will climb from an elevation of 1,800 feet to over 8,000 feet, and then descend into Yosemite Valley (4,000 feet elev). Yosemite Valley, 24 miles from the northwest hwy 120 park entrance, is the hub of the park's activities.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park - Along with two magnificent groves of giant sequoias, the park features over 6,000 acres of pine forest on both sides of the Stanislaus River. Walk or drive amid the Giant Sequoias.

Caves - Mercer Caverns is the Showplace of the Sierras. Go deep inside Mother Earth to view spectacular formations, such as Angel's Wings. Moaning Cavern contains a chamber large enough to hold the Statue of Liberty! California Cavern there are walking tours, adventure trips, mining, and picnicking Moaning Caverns offers rappelling, zip lining, gold panning and exploring adventures. Go spelunking and get a history lesson at the same time.

Lakes - Visit the New Melones Lake Visitor Center and enjoy one of the many nature trails around the lake. We have both large and small lakes that are ideal for those who want to water ski, kayak, fish, sail, canoe or houseboat. Area lakes include New Melones, Pinecrest, Lake Tulloch, Lake Don Pedro and many more.


Driving Time to Sonora From:
SF Bay Area - 2 hours
Los Angeles - 6 hours
Sacramento - 2 hours

Driving Time From Sonora to:
Yosemite - 60 minutes
Columbia State Park - 15 minutes
Railtown State Park - 8 minutes
Jamestown - 8 minutes
Moaning Caverns - 25 minutes
Calaveras Big Trees - 50 minutes
Angel’s Camp - 30 minutes
Murphy’s (wineries) - 35 minutes
Dodge Ridge Ski Area - 40 minutes

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
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  • The best airbnb place I've ever stayed at. Doris and Fred are really nice and interesting people, and tier home is full of fascinating art. Hope I can be back there some time again!

    July 2014
  • The hacienda was a great place to stay! Doris and Fred went out of their way to make us feel comfortable with a warm welcome and an awesome breakfast every morning. The hacienda is easy to find if you don't follow the GPS but Doris' instructions :)
    The room was clean and had a nice big balcony where you can relax and enjoy the view. On the downside, you will most likely share the bathroom with other guests. Also, don't count on using the WiFi in your bedroom, the signal is very weak.
    We really enjoyed our stay and the Hacienda and met wonderful people during our stay! We definitely recommend the hacienda to everyone and we will maybe go back one day. Thank you Fred and Doris!

    July 2014
    Doris And Fred
    Response from Doris And Fred:

    The bedroom is a bit far from the wifi router. If you go to the bar, kitchen, dining room, gazebo, patio etc. the wifi works fine.

    July 2014
  • Fred and Doris are so nice! Right when I arrived we (email hidden) and talked for a while. They were so welcoming. The Hacienda is very nice as well. Fred and Doris have so many interesting artifacts from around the world to look at, and the house is very clean. Even with it being right next to the freeway, you can't hear the traffic at all. It was very peaceful. I will definitely stay here next time I visit Yosemite!

    June 2014
  • Fred and Doris were great! Not only was the house and breakfast amazing but Fred showed us around and provided some much appreciated advice about the area. One of the best AirBnB experiences we have had so far!

    June 2014
  • Fred and Doris sure are one of a kind! The Hacienda is truly amazing, such a wonderful place to have stayed at. The room was very comfortable and the large balcony was a perfect place to end the day. Doris was very welcoming and friendly upon arrival and Fred has enriched us with so many stories of his life's experiences, remarkable man! Breakfast was delicious every morning with fresh fruits. Couldn't have picked a better place to stay while exploring Yosemite (do bear in mind it is a 70-mile drive but to be honest, there are so many gorgeous points right near their hacienda such as lakes, viewpoints and towns).

    June 2014
  • I rarely (email hidden) because I often arrive late and leave before breakfast is served. Fred and Doris just became the reason I'll be more open minded about B&Bs going forward. Fred's picture should be the one in the 'pictionary' next to "accommodating". I was treated like an old friend from the moment I motored in, Fred standing at the gate, until I left the next morning. My schedule became secondary to enjoying my visit with my hosts. The facility is beautiful and my room as clean and well appointed as any four star motel. Highly recommended!!

    June 2014
  • Amazing place with lovely hosts who provided us with healthy breakfast, beer in their self-built bar and great stories from their travels all over the world. Comfortable bed, fresh air, cuddly cats and beautiful horses. Our best stay during our two weeks of road trip in Nevada and California.

    June 2014
  • Doris and Fred are amazing hosts! The hacienda is a beautiful place to stay. Amazing, scenic views from the property and then short drives to other wonderful natural sights. Doris and Fred showed us such hospitality and friendship. The place is quiet and clean. This was our first airbnb experience and we loved it. We are already planning our trip for next year and want to stay longer! Thank you, Doris and Fred!

    June 2014
  • Fred and Doris were great hosts and very helpful with advice on things to do in the area. The hacienda was comfortable and lovely and uniquely decorated. We found plenty to do in the two days we were there and wish we had more time.

    June 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay!

    June 2014
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Doris is a Technical Writer. I was born and raised in San Francisco, Ca, and lived in the bay area my entire life before moving to Sonora. I have traveled extensively over the years; I have been on horseback across Rajasthan in India – the Okavango in Botswana, the Masai Mara in Kenya and across the Andes from Chile to Argentina and back just to name a few of my adventures. I have also been to many other countries some are: Thailand, Singapore, Tahiti, Belize, China, Hong Kong, England, Australia, Mexico, Columbia, Guatemala, Panama Brazil, and have traveled the United States. I am an artist, my artwork is displayed through my home and I have won many Best in Shows in both San Mateo and Sonora County Fairs. Fred and I love to travel and meet people, and we enjoy having guests.
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