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Twain-Harte is located in the historic Gold Country of the central Sierra Nevada Mountains in Tuolumne County. It is not, however, a "Gold Rush" town, but was established in 1924 as a resort town by Kehtura Wood. It got it's original name from Wood's husband's two favorite authors, Mark Twain and Bret Harte. This quaint little town is still known as the "resort among the pines," and has also become known as a premier retirement area. Set among the forest, Twain Harte has golf, and several scenic lakes that offer swimming, boating, fishing and camping. Nearby Dodge Ridge offers excellent skiing in wintertime. And, the Stanislaus National Forest is just a short drive away and offers more opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding and more. The streets of Twain Harte are lined with lots of interesting shops and restaurants, and first class accommodations are available in town for visitors. Day trips will take you through the historic "Mother Lode" and to such towns as Sonora and Jamestown. And, Twain Harte has something else that is not found everywhere in California - four seasons! This area enjoys warm summers and just enough snow in the wintertime to be beautiful, but not inconvenient, and spectacular color in the fall. Twain Harte started as a resort community and more and more visitors continue to discover it each year.

Surrounding areas: Mi-Wuk Village, California (2.9 mi), Long Barn, California (6.6 mi), Sonora, California (8.9 mi), Hathaway Pines, California (12.7 mi), Murphys, California (13.7 mi), Groveland, California (14.0 mi), Arnold, California (15.9 mi)

Twain Harte Vacation Rentals

Twain Harte Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Wildwood Inn22960 MDW DrTwain Harte, CA (209) 586-2900
Sonora Aladdin Motor Inn14260 Mono WaySonora, CA6.8 mi.(209) 533-4971
Best Western Sonora Oaks19551 Hess AveSonora, CA7.0 mi.(209) 533-4400
Sonora Inn160 S Washington StSonora, CA9.0 mi.(209) 532-2400
Columbia Inn Motel22646 Broadway StColumbia, CA9.2 mi.(209) 533-0446
Sonora Gold Lodge480 W Stockton StSonora, CA9.3 mi.(209) 532-3952
Historic National HotelJamestown, CA11.9 mi.(209) 984-3446
Quality Inn-sonora18730 Hwy 108Jamestown, CA11.9 mi.(209) 984-0315
Historic National Hotel18183 Main StJamestown, CA12.0 mi.(209) 984-3446
Avery Hotel4573 Moran RdAvery, CA13.6 mi.(209) 795-9935
The Groveland Hotel18767 Main StGroveland, CA13.9 mi.(209) 962-4000
Buck Meadows Lodge Yosemite Westgate Motel7647 Hwy 120Groveland, CA14.0 mi.(209) 962-5281
Lee's Middle Fork Resort Motel11399 Cherry Oil RdGroveland, CA14.0 mi.(209) 962-7408
Chinese Camp Store13750 Hwy 120 & 49Chinese Camp, CA15.9 mi.(209) 984-3117
Wehe's Meadowmont Lodge2011 Hwy #4Arnold, CA16.2 mi.(209) 795-1394
Yellow Dog Inn1320 Pne Dr Pob 504Arnold, CA16.2 mi.(209) 795-1980
Angels Inn Motel600 N MainAngels Camp, CA17.4 mi.(209) 736-4192

Twain Harte Weather & Climate

The foothills region of the central Sierra Nevada Mountains, known as "The Gold Country," or "The Mother Lode," has four seasons, with mild winters and hot, dry summers. In the fall, the leaves change and temperatures begin to drop, with rains beginning in November and continuing through March. In the wintertime, it's cold enough at night for a fire in the fireplace, but rarely does it ever snow in the foothills. On the rare occasion that it does snow, it usually doesn't stay on the ground for long. Spring is very pleasant with showers sometimes continuing through April and May. Summers are hot, dry and sunny, although temperatures are usually a few degrees cooler than the lower valley regions. Fog, which is often a problem at lower elevations in winter, occurs less frequently here. Many people from the Valley travel "above the fog" in the wintertime for a much-needed sunshine break.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 55°F 32°F 6.39 in. -
February 59°F 33°F 5.76 in. -
March 61°F 36°F 5.65 in. -
April 68°F 39°F 2.49 in. -
May 76°F 45°F 1.22 in. -
June 86°F 50°F 0.26 in. -
July 94°F 56°F 0.07 in. -
August 93°F 55°F 0.14 in. -
September 87°F 50°F 0.57 in. -
October 77°F 42°F 1.84 in. -
November 63°F 35°F 3.83 in. -
December 56°F 31°F 4.26 in. -

Twain Harte Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Modesto City County Harry Sham airport (MOD) located about 48 miles southwest of Twain Harte in Modesto, California, the Castle airport (MER) located approximately 49 miles southwest of Twain Harte in Merced, California, Merced Municipal Macready Field (MCE) located roughly 54 miles southwest of Twain Harte in Merced, California, the Stockton Metropolitan airport (SCK) located around 55 miles west of Twain Harte in Stockton, California, and finally the Lake Tahoe airport (TVL) located about 60 miles north of Twain Harte in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Twain Harte Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
FunderwoodsLodiCA56.8 mi.
Tahoe Amusement ParkSouth Lake TahoeCA63.2 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA77.9 mi.
Water Parks
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA39.8 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA77.9 mi.
Wild Water AdventuresClovisCA88.9 mi.
The Island Waterpark and Family Fun VillageFresnoCA92.8 mi.
Waterworld USAConcordCA97.9 mi.
Raging WatersSan JoseCA102.9 mi.
Wild Island Family Adventure ParkSparksNV106.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Twain Harte Golf ClubTwain HarteCA 
Phoenix Lake Golf CourseSonoraCA4.5 mi.
Pine Meadow Public Golf CourseMartinezCA7.5 mi.
Mountain Springs Golf & Country ClubSonoraCA8.9 mi.
Forest Meadows Golf CourseMurphysCA12.7 mi.
Pine Mountain Lake Country ClubGrovelandCA13.1 mi.
Meadowmont Golf CourseArnoldCA16.1 mi.
Greenhorn Creek Resort Golf CourseAngels CampCA17.5 mi.
Saddle Creek Golf ClubCopperopolisCA22.5 mi.
Mather Golf CourseMatherCA23.7 mi.
Mission Hill of HaywardHaywardCA28.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Dodge RidgePinecrestCA29.6 mi.
Bear ValleyBear ValleyCA31.2 mi.
Kirkwood Ski ResortKirkwoodCA46.6 mi.
Sierra-at-TahoeTwin BridgesCA53.6 mi.
Heavenly Ski ResortSouth Lake TahoeCA63.0 mi.
June MountainJune LakeCA65.7 mi.
Ski HomewoodHomewoodCA72.4 mi.
Mammoth MountainMammoth LakesCA74.0 mi.
Alpine MeadowsTahoe CityCA78.4 mi.
Squaw ValleyOlympic ValleyCA78.4 mi.
Diamond PeakIncline VillageNV84.9 mi.
Donner Ski RanchNordenCA88.5 mi.
Sugar Bowl TahoeNordenCA88.5 mi.
Northstar-at-TahoeTruckeeCA89.0 mi.
Tahoe DonnerTruckeeCA89.0 mi.
Mount Rose Ski AreaRenoNV105.4 mi.
State Parks
Columbia Historic State ParkCA8.5 mi. 
Calaveras Big Trees State ParkCA16.1 mi. 
Turlock Lake State ParkCA34.7 mi. 
Great Valley Museum of Natural HistoryModestoCA50.0 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA56.8 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA77.9 mi.
Chaffee Zoological GardensFresnoCA92.8 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA102.9 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA110.1 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA112.2 mi.

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