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 The Gold City Gazette

Escape to Vichy Springs
By Cookie J. Arnett
April 21, 2016

Just outside of Ukiah, California, lies a unique haven that many of the locals don’t even know about. It is no secret. There are signs everywhere. It has been there for over 160 years. Yet, it remains undiscovered by many Mendocino residents.

Vichy Springs is a heavenly escape from the demands of life. A variety of cottages and rooms provide accommodations for just about any traveler. Two of the cottages are handicapped accessible, equipped with roll-in showers. Each unit has an amazing view of the natural landscaping.

All cottages and rooms are just steps away from the relaxing soaking tubs. Guests staying in Creekside Rooms can enjoy the soothing sound of the creek all night as they sleep. Because the environment is designed to help guests relax and unwind, no televisions are provided. FULL STORY

Lake Marina Inn
By Cookie J. Arnett
April 14, 2016

People who stay at the Lake Marina Inn in Clearlake Oaks, California, feel right at home. Most of the 12 rooms are equipped with kitchens that have garbage disposals. The rooms are clean, spacious non-smoking units, many with amazing views. A handicapped room is available with ample space for wheelchairs and a roll-in shower.

The resort overlooks the largest fresh-water lake in California. Guests can spend hours lounging on the observation platform extending out over the lake. Boaters can head out to fish, ski, or tour the lake via the Inn’s boat launch. A game room is the perfect place to hang out during cooler weather. Others might choose to get a workout in while enjoying the view.

Clearlake is a popular fishing spot, and the Lake Marina Inn keeps avid fishers in the know by posting fishing news. FULL STORY

Yokayo Ranch Vacation Resort
By Cookie J. Arnett
April 13, 2016

At the outskirts of Ukiah, California, lies a hidden treasure. A truly unique resort, Yokayo Ranch provides the perfect escape from the everyday norm. Two houses and two cabanas are available for special events, meetings, or just a quiet vacation.

The main house is equipped with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. A spacious kitchen enables guests to prepare meals in comfort. A combined dining and lounging area, complete with a wet bar, allows friends and family members to enjoy relaxing evenings together.

The bunk house has two bedrooms downstairs and one upstairs. A large kitchen is available in this house as well. An entertainment room contains a large projector that can be used to watch movies or for presentations.

Two cabanas are located next to the pool and hot tub. FULL STORY

Photography Services
By Cookie J. Arnett
April 3, 2016

Photography services are available for a wide range of occasions.

- Engagements
- Weddings
- Anniversaries
- Graduations
- Retirements
- Just Because

Photo sessions can take place in formal or informal settings, indoor or outdoor. An awesome photo package is available. Customers will receive:

- An 11 x 14 inch wood panel OR an 11 x 14 inch
canvas print
- Two 8 x 10 prints
- An 8½ x 11 inch photo book
- Twenty 5 x 7 inch prints
- One flash drive with all photos and/or videos
taken to reprint or share electronically as

Fees are $100/hour with a three hour minimum. A $150 deposit is required prior to session. To see samples of my work, click on the links below. Sessions must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to photo session. FULL STORY

Nationwide Adventure
By Cookie J. Arnett
March 4, 2016

I am planning a nationwide trip for the 2016 spring/summer seasons, and since I enjoy providing information for my readers I will be updating my blog with fun and exciting information about the places I visit. I will be traveling through 225 cities in 27 states. My stops will include many museums, 30 zoos, and over 34 gardens.

While I will be writing about popular destinations, my goal is to increase awareness of less well known places and activities. I look forward to promoting fun, educational, and interesting points of interest. My objective in undertaking this adventure is to inform readers about the awesome features various states contain, and hopefully encourage others to visit these great places.

I would like to give you an opportunity to sponsor this venture, and in turn receive publicity for your generosity. FULL STORY

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