TWAIN HARTE LAKE
Twain Harte Lake, a little slice of paradise in the heart of the Sierras. Created through construction of a dam in 1928, this private lake provides 40 acres of unlimited fun and enjoyment.
Many family cabins, built in the early years, are still owned by descendants of the original owners bringing a remarkable sense of history to the daily life of this community.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Lake is enjoyed by lake members, their families and guests, and the Gables is the only inn or hotel that has acces to it for our guests. You will be captivated by the crystal clear lake, and starry night skies, and all that the community of Twain Harte has to offer.
You can even enjoy a free family bingo night every Tuesday and Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day lead by our very own inn keeper, Cameron. AKA, "Mr. Bingo."
*There is a $6.00 per person price upon entry at the gate
TWAIN HARTE MINI-GOLF
From late spring to early fall, a short walk through Twain Harte will bring you to a real treat, 18 holes of Mini Golf!! Locally owned and operated, this is a great place for kids and adults alike. Be sure to tell Thomas & Courtney that we sent you!
Gables Cedar Creek Inn guests can be on the slopes at nearby Dodge Ridge Ski Area in under 35 minutes! Dodge Ridge, meanwhile, recently undergone a $3.5 million expansion that includes opening a whole new portion of the mountain with brand new ski board, cross country and downhill runs and a new lift that's the fastest in the resort.
LELAND SNOW PLAY
Leland Snowplay, has been offering Family Fun Since 1991! No more hiking up and down hills to sled! Their lifts whisk you to the top , to either the Big Hills, or their newly installed Magic Carpet to the smaller Kiddie Hills. Also, gone are the black inner-tubes used by Mom and Dad years ago. The tubes of today are specifically designed for snowparks, that are comfortable and help to keep your “backside” dry.
Leland snow play is sure to fulfill all your families needs for a great day in the snow!
A good portion of Gables Cedar Creek Inn guests visit Yosemite National Park which attracts visitors from around the world. Lucky for us, it's in our very own Tuolumne (pronounced To-all-a-me) County and is an great day trip. You'll have plenty of time to take in the waterfalls of Yosemite Valley, the famous "tunnel view" and, if it's during the summer season, a trip to Glacier Point for a view of a lifetime.
Also close by ... unspoiled Sierra rivers and lakes. One of our favorites? Pinecrest Lake...it's home to a marina, trout and bass fishing, swimming, boating, plenty of picnicing areas and our personal summertime favorite: outdoor movies under the stars!
BIKING & HIKING
If you're looking for something a little more off the beaten path, make your own adventure and enjoy mountain biking and/or hiking on dozens of trails in Twain Harte and in the surrounding areas.
HISTORIC GOLD RUSH EXPERIENCE
Who would dare visit here without taking in the historic Gold rush towns of Columbia, Sonora and Jamestown...where visitors can ride authentic steam trains. Here you'll also find the only working "round-house" Steam Train in the West and where more than 300 movies were shot such as "Back to the Future 3" and the TV classic "Petticoat Junction" were both filmed. Also nearby, a unique family pastime...gold panning.
Indigeny Reserve is a lush 160 acre preserve and apple orchard set in the breathtaking hills of Sonora, California. They make hand-crafted hard cider, apple brandy aged in oak barrels, and fruit-infused vodka.
Visit the vineyard and take a tour and then sample their product for yourself in their tasting room. They offer FREE tastings of all of their Ciders and Spirits.
Their crisp and refreshing hard cider is GLUTEN-FREE. Indigeny’s apple brandy is organic and sustainably-produced.