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Highlights Twain Harte
- Mountain town
- Wide selection of outdoor activities
- Peaceful getaway
- Mark Twain
- Historical museums
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Set amidst towering pine trees and pristine mountain lakes, the town of Twain Harte has since long attracted discerning travelers thanks to its rich cultural traditions and landscapes. The town center oozes charm with family-owned establishments, specialty shops, and art galleries. Vacation rentals around the Twain Harte Market will give you quick access to convenience stores, charming cafes, and boutiques while those around Mi-Wuk Village and Sugarpine assure you a restful break. Book your Holidu vacation rental and come on over.A vacation rental for everyone
Less than a three-hour drive east of San Francisco, Twain Harte is very accessible for those in search of an offbeat destination. Vacation rentals here come fitted with cable TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, and fully functional kitchens. Even better, many come with fabulous mountain views, hot tubs, and outdoor pools to enjoy the starry skies during summer. Barbecue facilities and outdoor fireplaces meanwhile are perfect for chilly winter nights. With Holidu, you’ll find properties suited to couples as well as multi-bedroom homes that can accommodate large groups of families and friends. Pack those bags and head over to Twain Harte – the heart of the mountains.
Vacations in Twain Harte
The area and getting around
Twain Harte's surroundings boast an abundance of outdoor recreational activities, and it’s a good idea to rent a car and set about exploring the region. Pinecrest Lake is a pretty alpine lake in the Stanislaus National Forest, perfect to cool off in or enjoy fishing and boating. Kayaks can be easily rented here. Close to Pinecrest is the gateway to California’s most astounding wilderness area, Aspen Meadows where you’ll encounter pristine lakes, giant granite peaks, and amazing wildlife. Get onto a trained horse or a pack mule to fully enjoy the vast landscapes. Closer home, Eproson Park is minutes from Twain Harte’s downtown and enjoys a woodsy location, perfect for relaxed family picnics and a hike down Streamside Trail.Hearty, home-cooked meals and wines
The town’s go-to place for breakfast and brunch is Alicia’s Sugar Shack in Mi-Wuk Village. Their breakfast burritos, pastries, and scones are hugely popular. Serving authentic Mandarin cuisine for over three decades, China House of Twain Harte proposes interesting dishes such as spiced flavored pork, sizzling shrimp, and cashew prawns with rice. Evenings are best spent downing chilled beers and wines at The Rock of Twain Harte. Their pub grub is impressive too – smoked pork ribs, Sierra wings, and BBQ chicken salad among other goodies. For 100% authentic Naples-style pizza served in a casual setting, The Prospector won’t disappoint. Their wine and food pairings are legendary.
Travelers and activities
The region’s rich history is best explored at museums in the nearby towns of Tuolomne and Sonora, both within easy driving distance from Twain Harte’s center. Tuolumne’s City Memorial Museum houses a riveting selection of artifacts from the Mi-Wok Indian culture, as well as those tracing the Sierra Nevada region’s gold mining and logging past. The Tuolumne County Museum in Sonora meanwhile will give you a history lesson on the great Californian Gold Rush. Nearby is the Sonora Fire Museum & Senior Lounge home to historic equipment used to fight fires during the Gold Rush days when water was scarce. Fans of US military history, uniforms, memorials, and firearms, shouldn’t miss Tuolumne’s County Veterans Hall and Museum.Twain Harte for festival enthusiasts
A top-rated event featuring country, rock n’ roll, and blues is Concert in the Pines which takes place every summer at Eproson Park. Summer also features the Twain Harte Arts & Wine Festival, a fixture for over four decades. Over 5000 revelers gather to enjoy the fine wine, local eats, arts and crafts. The event takes place in a serene pine tree setting close to Downtown. Twain Harte’s uncanny resemblance to Bavarian mountain towns has made it a top choice for Oktoberfest. There’s beer, live entertainment, and delicious local eats for all. Christmas cheer sets in with the Twain Harte Winter Wonderland Parade – there’s Santa, carolers, and magical fairy lighting. Make sure to pick up vintage bric-a-brac and specialty foods at the Twain Harte Outdoor Christmas Market.
Did you know that Twain Harte derives its name from two of America’s greatest literary heroes, Mark Twain and Bret Harte?
Top 5 travel tips for Twain Harte
This vintage mini-golf course is an excellent way to get kids acquainted with golf. The 18 holes are both fun and challenging, and the prices are reasonable. Don’t forget to fuel up on snacks and drinks at their cozy snack bar.2. Yosemite National Park
Rent a car and drive south to the majestic Yosemite Park home to some of the world’s largest and oldest trees - the ancient sequoias. Other attractions here include the towering granite rock, Half Dome, and the iconic Bridalveil and Yosemite Falls. The Ansel Adams Gallery is a must for photography enthusiasts3. Winter fun at Leland High Sierra Snowplay
Set in the heart of the Stanislaus National Forest, this winter wonderland enjoys its elevation of 6300 feet, and is one of the Sierra’s largest snow play areas. There’s sledding, tubing, and snowboarding to be enjoyed, and kids, in particular, will love the mini snowmobiles.4. Artisanal food and more at Twain Harte Market
Check out Twain Harte’s popular grocery store, an institution since 1982. The locally owned store has a choice selection of cheese, meats, fruits, and wines. Once done, don’t forget to savor a specialty sandwich at their in-house Sandwich Shop – the Twain Harte Classic is recommended.5. Fun at a ranch
Apple’s Cover Ranch makes for a fun day trip as you take a ride on their mini train, cozy up to the farm animals, and try some home-style cooking (sausage patties, meatloaf, biscuits & gravy!) They have 100% natural cider too. A group tour is a must for those who are into apples.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Twain Harte
On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in Twain Harte last year?
Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average cost of around $331 per night.
During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Twain Harte?
]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Twain Harte are June ($301 the average per night for accommodation), April ($308), and February ($313).
When are vacation rentals more expensive in Twain Harte?
Analyzing the data from last year, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of October ($367), August ($359), and November ($355).
Is Twain Harte a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It's worthwhile if you can book your stay with plenty of time when visiting Twain Harte, as only 16% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
Last year, the months with more available accommodation of the year in Twain Harte were October, September and December, with average availabilities of 54%, 37%, and 26%, respectively.
How many rentals does Holidu have in Twain Harte?
Our inventory features around 100 properties from 2 partners, giving you plenty of choices when searching for your next dream vacation rental!