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PapaBear Airstream Motor Lodge
PapaBear Airstream Motor Lodge
6 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Papa Bear is one of four Airstreams that make up the "Airstream Motor Lodge" located in the Gold Rush Mobilehome Park which is near the Columbia State Historic Park in the Gold Country. Close by, but not too close, is the Columbia Airport, Columbia College, live theater, shops, schools and restaurants. 1 1/2 hours from Yosemite National Park. 30 mins from Ironstone Vineyard in Murphys. 1 hour from Pinecrest Lake and Dodge Ridge Ski Resort.

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Papa Bear is one of four Airstreams that make up the "Airstream Motor Lodge" located in the Gold Rush Mobilehome Park which is near the Columbia State Historic Park in the Gold Country of California. Close by, but not too close, is the Columbia Airport, Columbia College, live theater, shops, schools and restaurants. We are located approx 1 hr 45 mins from Yosemite National Park. We are also 30-40 mins from Ironstone Vineyard and one hour from Pinecrest and Dodge Ridge Ski Resort.

Guest access

The park has a community area with a picnic bench, showers, restrooms, and a coin-operated laundry room.

Interaction with guests

Our Airstream Motor Lodge hostess, Thana (pronounced "tay-na" - the "h" is silent) lives in the park and can provide you with insight about the area, tell you where you can enjoy a meal out and find places to explore

Other things to note

Water is provided by a well and is treated for use in the Gold Rush Mobilehome Park. California is experiencing a serious drought. This is also true for Gold Rush. Please be extremely careful with your water usage. Thank you


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $29 NZD
Security Deposit $365 NZD
Weekly Discount: 19%
Weekend Price $153 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Quiet time begins at 8:00pm.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Laszlo User Profile
October 2017
We had a great first time in an Airstream trailer. The surrounding park is quiet, but two of the five Airstreams are close to the nearby road and get some traffic noise. The Airstream was very clean, the communication from the host was good and quick - thank you for the stay!

Colleen User Profile
October 2017
The one takeaway from our little weekend getaway in the Airstream was we simply did not have enough time in the trailer! This little taste of staying in an Airstream for the first time merely whetted our appetite for more. Our host, Thayna was incredibly accommodating and flexible with check-in and check-out. It was such a pleasure meeting her; she really was a special part of our experience during this trip. The mobile home park was very nice and quiet. The trailer was perfect for us. We enjoyed playing cards and mini-Jenga at the table, watching the starry skies, and slowly waking up Sunday morning with breakfast in the kitchen in our pjs. The only tip I have is to adjust the thermostat to heat before you go to bed. We did not think to do this, and woke up to a very cold trailer. Oops on our part! I also wish we brought along some fold up chairs since there is a concrete pad space outside begging for some patio sitting. That would have been nice to sit outside and gaze at the stars in the evening. The trailer itself was well equipped, with kitchen utensils, paper towels, single cup coffee maker, pillows/sheets/blanket for futon couch bed, soap and towels in the bathroom, wifi access with password in the trailer journal, and TV. There are actually two TVs, but the one in the bedroom did not seem to work for me. Then again, I can be pretty tech-challenged and we didn't really watch TV anyway. Our getaway was just two adults and a small kid, so we had ample space in this Airstream. It was perfect for us. We really enjoyed it, especially since our backs are beyond the tent camping sleeping-on-the-floor years. Thank you so much Thayna, you rock! ;)

Yafit User Profile
September 2017
We had a great stay. Few minutes drive from Sonora and hikes. Our 7 years old found so many hiding area in the airstream...

Chuck User Profile
September 2017
Can check off staying in an Airstream.

Mary User Profile
September 2017
The airstream is amazing. Clean, roomy and comfortable. Close to a great breakfast place and a pizza shop, really quiet and peaceful at night. Thana is a great host, really responsive and helpful.

Neha User Profile
August 2017
Host was super responsive and hospitable! The airstresm was immaculate and we loved our stay in Columbia !

Christine User Profile
August 2017
Thana is awesome! She's engaging and really cares about her guests, gave us suggestions about things in the area. It's our first to stay in an Airstream and we loved it. It's fairly reasonable for a party of 5 (2 adults, 3 full-grown children). It can be a little tight when everyone is up and moving around but we're mostly chilling. We explored Sonora downtown and Columbia Historic Park, both are close to Airstream location. We were able to see the stars at night which we don't see much in the City! You get to park right next to it for super easy access and convenience. We had an great stay and we hope to come back and stay longer. Life is nice and slow in this part of California. Makes you reflect more and be close to nature.

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Sonora, California, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Airstream User ProfileAirstream is a superhost.

Peaceful and quiet. Nestled among pine trees and near historic Columbia - a place to pan for gold!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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