Sacramento, California, is within 100 miles of dozens of beautiful weekend cabin sites. If you enjoy fresh air, peace and quiet, outdoor sport and activities, or just to occasionally log off the computer for a couple of days, a rustic cabin getaway might be the perfect remedy.
Number One: SacWest RV Park and Campground Nestled along the Sacramento River, SacWest has both RV camping and cabins, dog parks and a recreation room. 3951 Lake Road West Sacramento, CA 95691 www.sacwestrvpark.com.
Number Two: Camp Richardson Camp Richardson in South Lake Tahoe offers cabin accommodation at lakeside, beachside dining, and year round enjoyment. It has a full-service marina during the summer and a cross-country ski resort during wintertime, paved bike trails and RV parking. 1900 Jameson Beach Road South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158 (530) 541-1801. www.camprichardson.com
Number Three: Kit Carson Silver Lake Lodge Visitors have been raving about the rustic elegance, invigorating mountain air, and the absolute quiet of the Kit Carson Silver Lake Lodge for 85 years. Activities to partake in at the Lodge include fly-fishing, motor boating, kayaking and canoeing. Kit Carson has an art gallery as well as a popular restaurant on the premises. 32161 Kit Carson Road Kit Carson, CA 95644 (209) 258-8500 www.kitcarsonlodge.com
Number Four: Meeks Bay Resort Marina This is a great place for white sand sun bathing, water sports, and mountain hiking trails. Meeks is also said to be the perfect place for solo time and getting a good night’s rest. 7941 Emerald Bay Road, Meeks Bay, CA 530-525-6946
Number Five: Blue Fish Cove Resort Clear Lake is a forested National State Park with trails, boating, and fishing. Those who would prefer a few more amenities might feel more comfortable in a cottage. At the Blue Fish, guests can enjoy jacuzzi, docks with slips, Wi-Fi internet, game room, and BBQ grills. 10573 East Highway 20 Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423 707-998-1769 www.bluefishcove.com.
Number Six: Sorensen’s Resort This is an all year round cabin resort located within the Hope Valley and is the perfect getaway for those interested in California history, hiking, bike riding, and snowshoe. 14255 Highway 88 Hope Valley, CA 96120 (530) 694-2203 www.sorensensresort.com.
Number Seven: Tahoma Meadows B&B Tahoma Meadows is just a few minutes further away, located directly across from Lake Tahoe. It is renowned for its delicious breakfast and its historical atmosphere. This B&B has a particularly charming atmosphere and a lovely snow season. 6821 W Lake Blvd, Tahoma, CA 96142 (530) 525-1553 www.tahomameadows.com.
Number Eight: The Sequoia & Kings Canyon Park Hotel Some people just love their trees. If you are willing to double up on travel time to get to the big trees, consider The Sequoia & Kings Canyon Park Hotel. Here we find the “trinity of treasures,” deep canyons, Sierra spires, and majestic giant sequoias which abound in this super- rich region. Sequoia National Park, California, 93262 www.visitsequoia.com.
Number Nine: The Lake Francis Resort Lake Francis invites families to enjoy its charming and affordable A- frame cabins, with plenty of activities and amenities. 13919 Lake Frances Rd. Dobbins, CA 95935 www.lakefrancisrv.com.
Number Ten: American River Resort American River Resort offers comfortable cabins with views of the river and white-water rafting. This location boasts of the wild beauty of the terrain. 6019 New River Rd. Coloma, Ca 95613 www.americanriverresort.com.
m.wilson is a freelance writer and resident of Sacramento. Author of The Fabulous Sutro. Follow her on Twitter @livredoux