Calaveras County Activities Guide
Calaveras County is located in the heart of California's Gold Country and High Sierra. Here you'll find historic charm, trendy appeal and inspiring recreatoin. This full-color guide highlights the fun and adventure to be had in Calaveras County. The guide includes a comprehensive list of lodging, dining and attractions as well as a Calaveras wineries tour map and county map. Enjoy!
E EE SID FR IN AP M , ALPINE LAKE PHOTO: SIE RRA NEVADA ADVENTUR Just the Facts: Where in the World is Calaveras County? NEW MELONES LAK E, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN E COMPANY ... In the heart of California’s Gold Rush country, the Sierra Nevada foothills between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. Getting Here By car: By air: From the Central Valley: 1 hr Sacramento: 2 hrs San Francisco: 2½ hrs Los Angeles: 6½ hrs Yosemite Valley: 2½ hrs Lake Tahoe (non-snow months) 2½ hrs San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento airport service; commercial carriers. Stockton and Modesto airport service; commuter carriers. Calaveras County Airport in San Andreas hosts private aircraft. Learn More TA HATCHER Find out how you can transport yourself to Calaveras County on page 46! Highs and Lows ARTIN : RICK E. M OM, PHOTO STING RO Altitude is near sea level in the valleys and rolling hills in the western part of the county to more than 8,000 feet at the Sierra crest in the east. Temperatures vary with elevation and season. Average low, 20-40 degrees. Average rainfall, 40-50 inches. Average snowfall, up to 300 inches (High Sierra elevations). Population 48,000 and growing – but not too fast! Ratio is still one person to every 14 acres. Folks are friendly and helpful, just ask. The Size of it 1,024 square miles; 652,920 acres ZIP TO WER, P HOTO : RICK E . MARTIN Highways & Byways Excellent driving on main roads and side roads that wind through the county. Bright blue directional signs keep visitors on the right track. Motorcycles and sports cars find highway heaven on scenic routes throughout. Beautifully banked and graded, this is the ultimate ride. Just watch the speed limit and you’re on a roll! Call (800) 427-7623 for the latest Road Conditions throughout California. Table of Contents ________________________________________________________ Agricultural Tours Arts & Entertainment Biking Builders & Services Business Associations Camping Casinos Community Parks Day Spas and More Destination Celebration Dining Electronics 17 20 10 41 42 37 14 19 9 21 27 43 Financial Services Fishing Gold Panning Golf Great Outdoors Hiking Historical Adventures Horseback Riding Hospitals & Clinics Insurance Lodging Media & Communications 41 10 14 8 18 10 14 13 43 42 30 43 Museums Printing, Graphics & Signs Real Estate Religious Directory Shopping Guide Traveling to Calaveras County Underground Adventures Watersports Wineries Winter Activities 16 43 38 45 23 46 12 11 4 13 TWISTED OAK VINEYARDS, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN On the cover: Credits: Horseback riding in the vineyards: Photo by Neriah Fox Photo Editors: Calaveras Visitors Bureau Team Advertising: Call (209) 736-0049 Design & Layout: Gower Communications Photos: All photos are ÂŠ copyright their respective owners and may not be reproduced without permission. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy as of November 15, 2008. However the Calaveras Visitors Bureau cannot guarantee the authenticity of information provided to it. Therefore, no responsibility for omissions and errors can be made or assumed. INDIAN ROCK VINEYARDS, PHOTO: BEN DAVIDSON/CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU Wild about Wine Wine lovers will strike it rich in Calaveras! Award-winning vintages are creating a rush to Calaveras County’s many road-side tasting rooms and wineries. Wine tasting in a relaxed environment makes for a delightful experience. Calaveras Winegrape Alliance P.O. Box 2492, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-9467 or 866-806-WINE (9463) • CalaverasWines.org 25 Tasting Rooms, 3 Traffic Lights, What’s Stopping You? Special major events include President’s Wine Weekend, Winegrape & Gourmet, Passport Wine Weekend, Vineyard Tour & BBQ, Grape Stomp and Holiday Open House. Black Sheep Winery 221 Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-2157 • blacksheepwinery.com Black Sheep is different from the rest. Find us in the little yellow house on Main Street near Alchemy. Home to “True Frogs”, our whimsical line of frog wines. Open daily 11-5. Bodega del Sur 457 C S. Algiers, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-9030 • bodegadelsur.com Come enjoy our Chardonnay, Merlot, and Sangiovese. “We are doing something we have always enjoyed, wine. You are tied to the land, the heart of the people,” Evelyn and Victor. Broll Mountain Vineyards 106 Main St., Murphys 95247; P.O. Box 6245, Arnold 95223 (209) 728-9750 • brollmountainvineyards.com Broll Mountain Vineyards produces 100% estate bottled Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Roussanne as well as olive oil from their Murphys vineyards. Open Saturday and Sunday, 1-5, and weekdays by appointment. 4 goCalaveras.com Chatom Vineyards Indian Rock Vineyards 1969 Highway 4, Douglas Flat 95229 P.O. Box 2730, Murphys 95247 (209) 736-6500 or (800) 435-8852 • chatomvineyards.com Owned and Operated by the Bauer Family 1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Rd., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-8514 • indianrockvineyards.com Chatom Vineyards, aka the “jewel” of Calaveras County has developed a reputation for award-winning wines, hand-crafted from grapes grown from our own vineyard location. Visit our complimentary tasting room open daily 11-5. French Hill Winery 8032 S. Main St., Mokelumne Hill 95245 (209) 286-1800 • frenchhill.com A boutique winery featuring over 20 kinds of wines. Our limited production wines consistently win top awards in major wine competitions. Tasting room is filled with unique gifts. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-5. Indian Rock Vineyards provides a wonderful setting for afternoon picnics or simply tasting our award winning wines. Our vineyard is planted into 14 different varietals. We are open Friday-Sunday 12-5. Irish Vineyards 2849 Highway 4, Vallecito 95251 (209) 736-1299 • irishvineyard.com Frog’s Tooth Vineyards Wines made with the finest, most flavorful grapes blended to perfection, creating the best wines available. Located on corner of Highway 4 & Parrott’s Ferry, use Batten Road entrance. Open Mon,Tue,Thu, & Fri 2-5, Saturday & Sunday, 11–5. 380 Main St., Suite 5, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-2700 • frogstooth.com Ironstone Vineyards Frog’s Tooth Vineyards grows grapes for local wineries and estate made wines. Our medal winning wines are available to local Calaveras restaurants, markets and in our tasting room. Hatcher Winery Tasting Room: 419 Main St., Murphys 95247 Winery: 4667 French Gulch Rd., Murphys 95247 (209) 605-7111 • hatcherwine.com Hatcher Winery features limited production premium wines from Calaveras, Sonoma and Sierra foothill vineyards. Visit our historic cellar tasting room in downtown Murphys (across from Grounds Restaurant). Open FridaySunday 11-5, or by appointment. 1-800-225-3764 1894 Six Mile Rd., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-1251 • ironstonevineyards.com Sierra foothills winery and entertainment complex open daily from 10-5. Tours and tasting. Tours feature aging cavern, landscaped gardens and amphitheatre. Enjoy the Alhambra Pipe Organ, Heritage Museum and jewelry shop. On-site delicatessen. Laraine Winery 3675 Six Mile Rd., Vallecito 95251 (209) 736-4766 • larainewinery.com Nestled in the Sierra foothills with breathtaking views, Laraine Winery is one of the most beautiful vineyards in the region. Sample handcrafted wines in a relaxed and tranquil environment. Open Fri.-Sun. 11-5. 5 NEWSOME-HARLOW TASTING ROOM, PHOTO: BEN DAVIDSON/CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU Milliaire Winery Stevenot Winery 276 Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-1658 • milliairewinery.com 2690 San Domingo Rd., Murphys 95247 Winery: (209) 728-3436 / Tasting Room: (209) 728-0638 • stevenotwinery.com Milliaire wines are marked by richness and balance expressing the personality of each vineyard, specializing in Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Port. We invite you to enjoy our award-winning selections. Open daily 11–5. Complimentary tasting of award winning wines at two locations in Murphys: Main Street at Sheep Ranch Road (Wednesday-Monday) and at the winery with picnic grounds and grape arbor, open daily 10-5. Newsome-Harlow Wines Tanner Vineyards 403 Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-9817 • newsomeharlow.com 202 Main St. & Big Trees Rd., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-8229 • tannervineyards.com Combine hand-farmed varietals with years of local industry experience and you can expect exciting things from this new generation of Calaveras vintners. Open Monday & Thursday 12-5, Friday & Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 11-5. Start your Murphys walking wine tour with Tanner Vineyards 100% estate grown wines from the Sierra foothills. Birthday/Anniversary? Book your tasting party today! Summer hours: Friday-Sunday 12-6; Monday & Thursday 1-5. The Solomon Wine Company 397-A Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-8290 • solomonwine.com The Solomon Wine Company offers three distinct brands – the elegant Cloud 9, the Mediterranean-centric Garsa, and irreverent Muse wines. Check our website for the hours of our beautiful Murphys tasting room. Twisted Oak Winery Tasting Room: 350 Main St., Murphys 95247 or Winery/Tasting Room: 4280 Red Hill Rd., Vallecito 95251 (209) 736-9080 • twistedoak.com Award-winning wines from varietals grown in Calaveras and surrounding foothills. Winery/tasting room in Vallecito open daily 10:30-5:30. Wines, vineyards, views, and Rubber Chicken Forest! Historic tasting room Downtown Murphys open Thursday-Sunday 10:30-5:30. Event facilities. Vina Moda Winery 634 French Gulch Rd., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-9911 • vinamoda.com A crowning achievement among California’s Boutique Wineries, we passionately ensure that the Vina Moda label is synonymous with excellence. Visit our winery/tasting room in the historic barn at the West end of Main Street. Zucca Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room: 425E Main St., Murphys 95247 Winery: (209) 736-2949 or Tasting Room: (209) 728-1623 • zuccawines.com HOTEL LEGER, MOKELUMNE HILL, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN 6 Open daily 12-5. Winery produces award-winning wines for all seasons. Visit our grotto-like cellar below a historic building. Taste Barbera, Sangiovese, Syrah and other delicious wines. Watch your head and step! goCalaveras.com SADDLE CREEK GOLF RESORT, PHOTO: SADDLE CREEK RESORT Come Play A Round! Golfers get in the swing of things in Calaveras County on green oases in the golden countryside and emerald meadows on the forest floor. Calaveras courses are legendary with challenges for every caliber of golfer. Amenities vary from friendly to first class. Forest Meadows Golf Course 4 miles above Murphys on Highway 4, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-3439 • forestmeadowsgolf.com Fun to play 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II Executive Par 60. Scenic views at 3,000 foot elevation set among tall pines, cedars and huge oaks. Woody’s Grill & Pub before or after golf. Greenhorn Creek Resort 711 McCauley Ranch Rd., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 729-8111 • greenhorncreek.com “A classic parkland setting with a California Golden Touch” Robert Trent Jones II. 18 holes, practice greens, range, rental clubs available. Voted “Best” maintained, greenskeeper.org. Lodging, CAMPS Restaurant. Tournaments, events and group play welcome. La Contenta Golf Club 1653 Highway 26, P.O. Box 249, Valley Springs 95252 (209) 772-1081 • lacontentagolf.com Rolling terrain, vistas and wonderful course layout 8 Meadowmont Golf Course A challenging, beautiful, 18-hole/par 70 course at 4000-foot elevation. Full-service country club; golf shop, driving range, tennis, swimming pool, lounge, restaurant and banquet facilities. Reciprocals with other private northern California clubs. 1684 Highway 4, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-1313 Trinitas Enterprises make your round a total joy. Breakfast and lunch at the La Contenta Bar & Grill is served in comfortable surroundings overlooking 1st hole and 9th green. The oldest golf course in Calaveras County, this 9 hole public golfing facility is at the 4,000 foot elevation. A family fun and affordable place to play from the beginner to the expert. 9209 Ospital Rd., Valley Springs 95252 (209) 887-9150 • trinitasgolf.com Coming Soon! Saddle Creek Resort 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis 95228 (800) 611-7722 or (209) 785-7400 • saddlecreek.com Ranked #8 in California by Golf Week Magazine (2008), Saddle Creek Golf Course complements the natural contours of the spectacular foothills while generous fairway landings and 100+ white sand bunkers define its golfing character. Sequoia Woods Country Club 1000 Cypress Point Dr., Arnold 95223 (209) 795-1000 or (209) 795-2141 • sequoiawoods.com PGA GOLF PRO, DARRYL PIEF, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN goCalaveras.com “If there’s a quintessential round to be played in gold country, this would be it” Golf Travel & Leisure Magazine p m a C s l Ange The Adventure Begins at Greenhorn Creek “A classic parkland golf course with a California golden touch” Robert Trent Jones II Public Golf Outdoor Seating Gold Country Dining & Stay & Play Weddings & Events Resort Lodging Charm Entertainment California Cuisine & Cottages Visit today in person or on-line at greenhorncreek.com 711 McCauley Ranch Rd. Angels Camp, CA 95222 Restaurant(209)736-8181 Pro Shop (209)736-8111 Day Spas and Salons, Massage Therapy and Skin Care Jillian Day Spa & Boutique 7 Highway 4, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-3939 At Jillian, both men and women enjoy pampering spa and salon treatment with premier customer service all in a relaxing atmosphere. Visit Jilly’s-OnMain for fun, contemporary women’s apparel and accessories. Main Street Gal Skin Care Call for a consultation (209) 201-8225 • mainstreetgalskincare.myarbonne.com Now there IS an Anti-Aging Skin Care System that really works! ARBONNE is Pure, Safe and Beneficial. Formulated in Switzerland, MADE IN AMERICA. See results and feel the difference overnight! Rachael Dillon’s Therapeutic Massage 1691 Second St., Arnold 95223 (209) 795-2697 Offering relaxation massage and deep tissue work. Sessions include hot steam packs to spinal muscles and sound wave for those troublesome areas. Over 20 years experience and member of Associated Bodyworkers & Massage Professionals. Salon Serenity and Day Spa 4868 Highway 4, Vallecito 95251 (209) 736-2558 • SerenityStyle.com Plan a day of pampering at Salon Serenity Day Spa. Newest spa in Calaveras County. Enjoy custom facials, massage, body wraps, haircuts. Local pick up, drop-off and winery tours available. 1-800-225-3764 9 Get Reel! Enjoy excellent bass fishing on low elevation lakes. High country streams and lakes are abundant with rainbow, brown and brook trout. CALAVERAS’ HIGH SIERRA, PHOTO: JAMES KAISER / O.A.R.S. Enjoy the Ride From crisp running streams to colorful spring wildflowers and brilliant fall foliage, road riders and mountain bikers can see the best of Calaveras County’s four seasons. What better way to get in touch with Mother Nature and breathe in that fresh mountain air! For ideas on where to ride, visit www.gocalaveras.com and click on “Things to do, Outdoor Activities, then Hiking and Biking.” PHOTO: GARY KATTGE Glory Hole Sports 2892 Highway 49 (at the entrance to New Melones Lake) Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-4333 • gloryholesports.com Largest selection of fishing tackle and water sports equipment in the Mother Lode! Texaco fuel, full-service deli, ice cold beer to drink here or to go, marine and camping accessories. Lakes ____________________ Mountain Pedaler Camanche Lake - Wallace Lake Alpine - Bear Valley Lake Pardee - Wallace Lake Tulloch - Copperopolis New Hogan Lake - Valley Springs New Melones Lake - Angels Camp Salt Springs Reservoir - Farmington Spicer Reservoir - Stanislaus National Forest Utica Reservoir - Stanislaus National Forest Union Reservoir - Stanislaus National Forest White Pines Lake - Arnold 352 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95221 (209) 736-0771 Full range of bicycles, clothing and accessories as well as custommade bikes. Excellent sales and repair shop staff. Stop by and we’ll fit you with the perfect bike! Local trail maps and rides available. Climb Every Mountain! Hikers of all levels can roam 150,000 acres of public lands. Trails wind for miles, including more than 150 miles at high elevation in the pristine Carson-Iceberg and Mokelumne Wilderness. Some local favorites: Mokelumne Coast to Crest: Trail permits and maps available at ebmud.com __________________________ See center pull-out for map of lakes Relax ... and Go Wild! Natural Bridges: Trailhead located on Parrotts Ferry Road, Vallecito New Melones Lake, Angels Camp: Self-guided and ranger-led hikes year round Calaveras Big Trees State Park: North and South Grove (moderate and long). Snowshoe in winter. 10 Shasta 3, 4 or 7 night voyages 3 luxurious models 15 passengers New Melones 1 (877) HOUSEBOAT McClure goCalaveras.com O.A.R.S. TRIP ON THE NORTH FORK OF THE STANISLAUS RIVER, PHOTO: TRACY BARBUTES / O.A.R.S. Rolling on the River! From mild to wild, water sports include house-boating, flat water or river kayaking and canoeing, high speed boating, jet skiing, water skiing, wake boarding and Class IV whitewater rafting from April through early June. Two major rivers, Mokelumne on the northern border and Stanislaus on the southern border, plus many streams. Nine public access lakes from large reservoirs to small alpine lakes offer more than 300 miles of scenic shoreline. Bear Valley Adventure Company #1 Bear Valley Rd., P.O. Box 5120, Bear Valley 95223 (209) 753-2834 • bearvalleyxc.com O.A.R.S. offers ½-day to week-long rafting adventures on over 35 rivers of the West, including California’s South, Middle and North Fork American, Tuolumne, Merced and North Fork of the Stanislaus. Flatwater kayak and mountain bike rentals, lessons and sales, fishing supplies and bait, gas, mini mart, maps and information. Pardee Lake Recreation New Hogan Lake-US Army Corps of Engineers 2713 Hogan Dam Rd., Valley Springs 95252 (209) 772-1343 • spk.usace.army.mil/lakes Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills 30 miles east of Stockton, is the perfect place for camping, water sports, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Make reservations through www.Recreation.gov 1-877-444-6777 4900 Stony Creek Rd., Ione 95640 (209) 772-1472 • pardeelakerecreation.com Please see complete listing on page 37. Salt Springs Valley Reservoir Campground 7422 Rock Creek Rd., Copperopolis 95228 (209) 785-7787 • caltel.com/~saltsprings New Melones Lake Marina Exclusive Personal Watercraft and Black Bass Fishing Lake with boat ramp. Jet ski Slalom and closed courses. Day use, overnight and long term camping available with general store and snack bar. 6503 Glory Hole Rd., P.O. Box 1389, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 785-3300 • houseboats.com SNAC Sierra Nevada Adventure Company Full service marina on the third largest reservoir in California. Slip rentals, luxury houseboats, fishing and patio boats, gas pump-outs, and convenience store. ELEGANT ADVENTURE. 2293 Highway 4, Arnold 95223 (across from the Meadowmont Center), (209) 795-9310 • snacattack.com 448 Main St. (across from Murphys Historic Hotel), Murphys 95247 (209) 728-9133 O.A.R.S. (Outdoor Adventure River Specialists) One of the best selections of outdoor gear and clothing in the Sierra! Featuring rental equipment for every season… recreational kayaks and canoes, tents, snowshoes, downhill skis, snowboards and more! Open daily. 2863 Highway 49, P.O. Box 67, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-4677 ext. 221 • oars.com 1-800-225-3764 11 PHOTO: CALIFORNIA CAVERN Uncover a Whole New World Ancient subterranean worlds are hidden throughout the rolling foothills. Stand in awe of the dazzling crystalline formations; explore winding passages and underground lakes on guided adventure trips; take the plunge for an exhilarating 165-foot rappel; or explore a real, working hardrock gold mine – an educational and fascinating experience. Black Chasm Cavern, National Natural Landmark Mercer Caverns (open daily, year round) 15701 Volcano Pioneer Rd., Volcano 95689 (209) 736-2708 or (866) 762-2837 • blackchasmcavern.com Sheep Ranch Rd., P.O. Box 509, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-2101 • mercercaverns.com Explore beautiful trails and chambers in this enchanting National Natural Landmark cave on 50-minute guided walk tours. See sparkling flowstones, stalactites and huge clusters of rare, crystalline helictite formations. Beautiful, unusual crystalline formations; stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, curtains, Angels wings, and more. Nature proves herself an artist and welcomes visitors year round to see her in this magnificent subterranean wonderland. California Cavern, State Historic Landmark Moaning Cavern Park (open daily, year-round) (open year round) 9565 Cave City Rd., Mountain Ranch 95246 (209) 736-2708 or (866) 762-2837 • californiacavern.com California’s first show cave, delighting visitors since 1850, features an enchanting trail with beautiful crystalline formations in historical and recently discovered pristine areas. Also available – wild cavern expeditions by reservation. Fantastic gift shopping for books, science, nature, mineral and gem supplies and educational toys. California Zip Lines at Moaning Cavern Park (open daily, year round) 5350 Moaning Cave Rd., Vallecito 95251 (209) 736-2708 or (866) 762-2837 • california-ziplines.com 5350 Moaning Cave Rd., Vallecito 95251 (209) 736-2708 or (866) 762-2837 • moaningcavern.com Descend deep underground on a guided walk tour, rappel by rope 165-feet or reserve a challenging Adventure Trip. Above ground, race ¼ mile on thrilling twin zip lines, or climb our new custom climbing tower. Sutter Gold Mine (open year round) 13660 Historic Highway 49, Sutter Creek 95685 (209) 736-2708 or (866) 762-2837 • suttergold.com See the Mother Lode from the inside! Tag in, board the boss buggy shuttle and journey deep underground on a 1-hour tour in this modern hard rock gold mine. Race high above the beautiful Gold Country foothills at up to 40 mph on thrilling twin zip lines ¼ mile long! Check website for weight limits. No experience necessary. Also ride tandem and super style. Gold Cliff Mine (available year round by reservation) Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-2708 or (866) 762-2837 • goldcliffmine.com Step back in time and explore this historic gold mine on a 2–1/2 to 3-1/2 hour Adventure Trip combining challenging exploration with Gold Rush history and folklore. 12 ZIP LINES AT MOANING CAVERN PARK, PHOTO CREDIT:RICK E. MARTIN goCalaveras.com Horsing Around! Hoofin’ it is easy and fun in Calaveras! So mosey on over, saddle up and head-on-out. PHOTO: BEAR VALLEY SNOWMOBILE Snow Wonder Skiers and boarders choose Calaveras County for its easy access to the steep and deep. Those preferring snowmobiling and snowshoes will find miles of trackless winter bliss. Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure Company #1 Bear Valley Rd., P.O. Box 5120, Bear Valley 95223 (209) 753-2834 • bearvalleyxc.com Bear Valley Mountain Resort PO Box 5038, Highway 4 @ Highway 207, Bear Valley 95223 (209) 753-2301 • bearvalley.com Spectacular snow sports destination, averaging over 30’ annually at 8,500’ summit. 67 runs, 1900 vertical feet, 10 lifts, beginner carpet lift. Lift tickets, rentals and learn to ski/board packages. Child care for 2+. Bear Valley Snowmobile 132 Bear Valley Rd., P.O. Box 5190, Bear Valley 95223 (209) 753-2323 • bvsnowmobile.com Bear Valley Snowmobile rents snowmobiles by the hour or day to enjoy beautiful groomed trails of the Stanislaus Forest. Enjoy scenic views of Lake Alpine, Spicer Reservoir and many other points of interest. SNAC/Sierra Nevada Adventure Co. 2293 Highway 4, Arnold 95223 (across from the Meadowmont Center) 209-795-9310 • snacattack.com 448 Main St. (across from Murphys Historic Hotel), Murphys 95247 (209) 728-9133 One of the best selections of outdoor gear and clothing! Quality rental equipment…..snowshoes, downhill skis, snowboards, and more! Weekly rates from $14 per day for adult ski/board packages, $8.50 per day for kids. 1-800-225-3764 Bridlewood Equestrian Center 82290 Steeplechase Dr., Copperopolis 95228 (209) 785-8272 • bridlewoodequestriancenter.com Coming soon – facilities for 100 horses, an equine therapeutic pool, trails, indoor arenas, clinic, symposiums and training. A Grand Arena and a EuroCizer plus much more. Copper Valley Trail Company Little John Rd., PO Box 326, Copperopolis 95228 209-785-9801 • coppervalleytrail.com Guided horseback riding rentals and lessons in beautiful Copperopolis! Our horses are enjoyable and safe to ride for all experience levels. It’s a wonderful way to take the foothill experience a little “bit” further! Greenstone Inn Bed and Barn A unique Calaveras Inn which allows guests to bring their horses with them. See their listing on page 31. Horse and Barrel 2000 Nickerson Ln., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-9333 • horseandbarrel.com Saddle up with Horse and Barrel for a rural adventure in California’s premier gold and wine country. Relax in beautiful vineyard landscapes on horseback while enjoying Calaveras’ award winning wines. PHOTO: NERIAH FOX PHOTO 65 Km. of scenic groomed track, skating and snowshoeing trails, four trailside huts, trailside café. Sledding Hill. Complete cross country ski rental and lesson programs. 13 Get Historical Got a hankering for historical action? In Calaveras County you can star in your own western movie or pan for gold in the Mokelumne River. For a modern spin on an ageold pastime, try your luck at an area casino. PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN Millerosa’s STAR for a Day Gold Cliff Mine (available year round by reservation) 4625 Camp Nine Rd., Vallecito 95251 (209) 736-4758 • millerosa.com Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-2708 or (866) 762-2837 • goldcliffmine.com Ever wonder what it might be like to star in your own western? Round up your friends, family or co-workers and head on over to Millerosa’s. Costumes, scripts and set provided. Your “Western” is filmed, edited and copied for you to take home. See listing on page 12. Casinos ____________________________ Black Oak Casino 19400 Tuolumne Rd. North (Route E17), Tuolumne 95379 (877) 747-8777 • blackoakcasino.com Gold Panning Adventures __________ Black Oak Casino, proudly owned and operated by the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians. 1,000 slots, 24 Table Games, Live Poker, 7 restaurants and bars, 24-Lane Brunswick Bowling Center, Kids Arcade. Willow Creek Lounge entertainment. Roaring Camp Mining Company 12010 Tabeau Rd., Pine Grove 95665 (209) 296-4100 • roaringcampgold.com Located in the Mokelumne River Canyon, a 49er gold camp with prospecting cabins and camping, gold panning, gold prospecting, fishing, swimming, adventure tours and cookout tours. Open May through September. Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel 12222 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson 95642 (800) 822-WINN • jacksoncasino.com Goldrush Originals 1227 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-5467 or 1-888-497-6467 PANNING FOR GOLD IN GOLD COUNTRY, PHOTO: VERA BOGAERTS Experience the thrill of discovering Gold! Weigh out gold laden concentrates in the assayers office. Then pan for gold in the Prospectors Cabin. Buy unique Gold Pan Art in the Gallery. 14 Enjoy 24 hour gaming fun with over 1,500 slot and video machines, 50+ tables, Poker Room High-Limit Room, 7 restaurants, RV Park, gas station, entertainment, gift shop, Hotel & Conference Center. goCalaveras.com SIERRA NEVADA LOGGING MUSEUM, PHOTO: BEN DAVIDSON/CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU Treasuring the Past Calaveras County has a number of excellent historical museums, where you can learn about the people and events that have contributed to the County’s colorful past. Angels Camp Museum Murphys Old Timers Museum 753 S. Main St. (Highway 49), Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-2963 470 Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-1160 Carriage house, barn, featuring 31 carriages, wagons, gold mining, logging, farm equipment, carpenter tools, blacksmith shop, rocks, minerals, household items. Model stamp mill and model train showing route of Angels branch of Sierra Railway. Open Friday through Sunday 11am to 4pm. Dedicated to preservation of history and artifacts of Murphys and its generations since the Gold Rush. North wall is the E Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations. Calaveras County Museum Complex Railtown 1897 30 N. Main St., San Andreas 95249 (209) 754-4658 • calaverascohistorical.com State Historic Park Corner of 5th Ave. & Reservoir Rd. P.O. Box 1250, Jamestown 95327 (209) 984-3953 • railtown1897.org Courthouse, Jail Yard and Hall of Records. Displays dating to Gold Rush era. Outstanding Mi Wok Indian exhibit includes artifacts, photos and quotes revealing Mi Wok lifestyle. Open 10-4 daily except major holidays. Known as “The Movie Railroad,” Railtown 1897 State Historic Park has been featured in hundreds of movies and TV shows. Historic roundhouse tours (daily) plus steam train rides and special events (weekends April-October). Calaveras Genealogical Society Sierra Nevada Logging Museum P.O. Box 184, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 754-3918 2148 Dunbar Rd., White Pines, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-6782 • sierraloggingmuseum.org PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN Meetings, 2nd Tuesday each month (except July) at Calaveras One mile from Arnold overlooking White Pines Lake. A six-acre County Library (also, Genealogical Library), Government museum with logging artifacts, picnic tables and a historic Center, San Andreas, 10-noon. Records dating back to 1850 located at Shay locomotive. Open Thursday through Sunday seasonally -a wonderful Calaveras County Archives. family experience. Ironstone Heritage Museum The Altaville School 1894 Six Mile Rd., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-1251 • ironstonevineyards.com N. Main St., Angels Camp Established as a tribute to the Gold Rush, the Heritage Museum presents artifacts from 19th century gold mining as well as from early Native American inhabitants. Open daily 11-5, 11-6 during the summer. Mokelumne Hill History Society 8328 Main St., Mokelumne Hill 95245 mokehill.com/history Archives and exhibit of historical memorabilia from the Mokelumne Hill area, once populated by nearly 10,000 people. Open Tues-Fri; call Mokelumne Hill Branch Library (209) 286-0507 for hours. 16 The “Red Brick” schoolhouse was built in 1859 with funds from a dance. The schoolhouse has been restored to its original appearance and is open to visitors daily. The Red Barn Museum 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas 95249 Open Thursday-Sunday 10–4 Represents several economic aspects of Calaveras County such as farming and logging. Each display is a collection of traditional local tools of various trades like blacksmith or butcher. The displays include fun interactive pieces. goCalaveras.com See you on the Farm! From alpacas and cashmere to worms and wine, Calaveras is home to more than 450 farms and ranches covering almost 38 percent of the county. Cattle, timber and hay, melons, tomatoes, apples and olive oil, the list goes on. Ten farms harvest more than 175 acres of organic fruits and vegetables. Many have roadside stands in season and are open for visits and tours by appointment. PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN RANCHONC ALPACA FARM IN VALLEY SPRINGS, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN CalaverasGROWN Sierra Pacific Industries P.O. Box 2101, San Andreas 95249 calaverasgrown.org P.O. Box 670, Lincoln 95648 (916) 645-1631 • SPI-Ind.com CalaverasGROWN, a non-profit countywide marketing and education program, assists local agricultural producers and brings communities together for support and growth of agriculture, agri-tourism, and preservation of open space in Calaveras County. Sierra Pacific Industries is a third-generation, family owned and operated forest products company. As stewards of the forests, our goal is to maintain and improve the forest ecosystems for future generations. California Cashmere Company 9209 Ospital Rd., Valley Springs 95252 (209) 887-9150 • trinitasgolf.com P.O. Box 1030, San Andreas 95249 (209) 754-5751 • calcashmere.com Quality cashmere knitwear, yarn, fiber, breeding stock, ranch tours and more at the largest cashmere producing ranch in California. A “must see”; livestock, products, open space and ambience. By appointment only. RanchoNC Alpacas 50 Duck Creek Ct., Valley Springs 95252 (209) 772-3918 • ranchonc.com David and Brenda Barboza own and operate a herd of 50+ alpacas AND new Alpaca Farm Store with a complete line of alpaca products from yarn to apparel. COME VISIT! Trinitas Enterprises Century old olive orchard producing boutique organic extra virgin olive oil. Open for tours, private events and olive oil tastings upon request. Willow Creek Ranch Farm Stay 5125 Michel Rd., Mountain Ranch 95246 (209) 754-0790 • willowcreeknatural.com Enjoy a “Real Farm Experience”. Bottle feed a calf, help milk the cows or gather your eggs for breakfast. Pan for gold in the nearby creek or explore the historical Indian Grinding Rocks. California Cashmere Company A RICH TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE TOUR . . . the largest cashmere producing farm in California SHOP . . . for cashmere fiber, yarn & knitwear EXPERIENCE . . . the difference in ecofriendly cashmere 209-754-5751 w w w.calcashmere.com 1-800-225-3764 17 BEN DAVIDSON/CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU PHOTO: BEN DAVIDSON/CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU Nature’s Playland______________ Calaveras Big Trees State Park Highway 4, three miles east of Arnold (209) 795-2334 • parks.ca.gov Few natural wonders rival the majestic beauty of the two magnificent groves of giant sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Campgrounds, picnic areas and miles of hiking, biking, snowshoe and cross country trails (cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter) make Calaveras Big Trees one of the county’s most popular year-round destinations. Interpretive center includes visual and hands-on exhibits about the Park’s history and natural environment. Staff and trained docents conduct a variety of summer interpretive programs for all ages. Calaveras Big Trees Association P.O. Box 1196, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-3840 • bigtrees.org Non-profit educational association dedicated to interpretation of human and natural history at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, in cooperation with the California State Park System. Profits from Visitor Center sales fund interpretive programs. New Hogan Lake-US Army Corps of Engineers 2713 Hogan Dam Rd., Valley Springs 95252 (209) 772-1343 • Recreation.gov Please see complete listing on page 11. New Melones Lake & Visitors Center 6850 Studhorse Flat Rd., Sonora 95370 (209) 536-9094 usbr.gov/mp/ccao/field_offices/new_melones/index.html 12,500 acre-lake, camping, day-use, hiking, biking, boating, wildlife viewing, two recreation areas, museum, and interpretive programs and Visitor Center. Recreation Areas Open 4:00am-11:00pm (Winter 9:00pm). Camping reservations 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov Pardee Lake Recreation 4900 Stony Creek Rd., Ione 95640 (209) 772-1472 • pardeelakerecreation.com Please see complete listing on page 37. Stanislaus National Forest, Calaveras Ranger District 5519 Highway 4, P.O. Box 500, Hathaway Pines 95233 (209) 795-1381 • fs.fed.us/r5/stanislaus/calaveras Whether it’s adventure or relaxation let the Calaveras Ranger District draw you into its immense beauty, rugged canyons and clear streams. Free Stanislaus Traveler available at District Office, open Monday-Saturday (summer) and Monday-Friday (winter). 18 CALAVERAS BIG TREES STATE PARK, PHOTO: JAMES KAISER / O.A.R.S. goCalaveras.com Picnic Perfect Calaveras community parks offer the ideal location for a relaxing retreat on any day. Whether you seek a creek-side retreat on a hot day or a peaceful patch of green to spread your picnic blanket, you’ll find a favorite here. Feeney Park, Murphys Soccer and baseball fields; skate park Gateway Park, Angels Camp Children’s playground and picnic area Marredda Park, Mokelumne Hill Public tennis courts, ball fields, picnic tables, equestrian center and restrooms Mokelumne Hill Historic Park Historic buildings, picnic area and restrooms Mountain Ranch Community Park Picnic areas, playground and ball field Murphys Community Park Shaded picnic areas, playground, gazebo, restrooms and creek access Neilsen Park, San Andreas Picnic tables and stream access Tryon Park, Angels Camp Picnic tables, creek access Turner Park, San Andreas Children’s playground, restrooms, picnic tables, kitchen facility, performance gazebo and skateboard facility PHOTO: BEN DAVIDSON/CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU Utica Park, Angels Camp Children’s playground, covered group picnic area, restrooms, and statue of Mark Twain Valley Springs Veteran’s Memorial Park Children’s playground, volleyball, nature trails, picnic tables, gazebo and restrooms White Pines Lake & Park, Arnold Playground, beach, swimming, picnic areas, group BBQ, horseshoe pits, fishing, boating (no motors) and volleyball 1-800-225-3764 Public Pools _____________________ Angels Pool - Tryon Park, Angels Camp Kline’s Fitness Center Pool, Arnold Murphys Community Pool, Murphys Calaveras Pool - Calaveras High School, San Andreas __________________________________ 19 PLEIN AIR PAINTING THE TOWN, MOKELUMNE HILL, PHOTO: ED CLINE Picture this! Throughout the year, the county hosts a full palette of arts-oriented events, including live theater performances, musical concerts, arts and crafts fairs, artists studio tours, art walks and more. Art Galleries ________________ Associations ________________ Music _______________________ The Gallery of the Calaveras County Arts Council Calaveras County Arts Council Bear Valley Music Festival 22 N. Main St., P.O. Box 250, San Andreas 95249 (209) 754-1774 • calaverasarts.org P.O. Box 5068, Bear Valley 95223 (209) 753-2574 • bearvalleymusic.org The arts bring heart and vitality to our communities! The Arts Council presents a variety of performances, promotes arts in education, and serves as a clearinghouse of information on year-round local arts and cultural events. Celebrating 40+ years of music in the high sierras offering classical, jazz, headliners and opera performed by a full symphony orchestra, international soloists, legendary entertainers, and renowned opera stars. Great family destination. Events ______________________ Ironstone Vineyards Summer Concert Series 22 N. Main St., P.O. Box 250, San Andreas 95249 (209) 754-1774 • calaverasarts.org Every two months, local artists are featured representing a diverse selection of media and styles. Two annual shows are “ArtSpirit” showcasing high school art, and the “Holiday Affordable Gifts of Art” Exhibit. Call for hours. Goldrush Originals 1227 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-5467 or 1-888-49R-MINR (497-6467) 35th Annual Snyders’ Valley Springs POW WOW • May 1-3, 2009 See complete listing on page 14. 1290 Paloma Rd., Valley Springs 95252 (209) 772-9977 • valleyspringspowwow.com Featuring gems, minerals, over 200 vendors, Mountain Men demonstrations, Native American dancing, antique gas engines, camping, remote controlled airplanes, music, jewelry, crafts, food, and more all on a working cattle ranch. Free admission! COPPEROPOLIS TOWN SQUARE 20 1894 Six Mile Rd., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-1251• ironstonevineyards.com Outstanding entertainment in a unique setting. Voted the best place to see live music in Calaveras County. Amphitheatre boasts a beautiful and intimate setting as well as amazing sound quality. PHOTO: COURTESY OF MURPHYS CREEK THEATRE goCalaveras.com Destination Celebrations Calaveras offers a unique selection of special event, wedding and conference venues including historic hotels and scenic mountain lodges, full-service lakeside resorts, wineries and upscale golf communities. You can even hold your event in a real cave! Florist and Garden Workshop__________________ Harmon Garden Flower Shop 1443 Main St., Douglas Flat 95229 (209) 728-3975 • harmongardens.com Weddings are special, so we serve just one bride a day. Creative florals with an eye toward unique and colorful displays. Gifts, handmade wreaths, soy candles, paintings and cards by local artists. Transportation Services ______________________ Executive Decision – Cabin Care and Beyond P.O. Box 143, Arnold 95223 (209) 479-9950 or (510) 325-8536 • guapnba.com Providing local transportation services for groups up to six. For complete listing, see page 36. Linkline Charter & Tours 21001 Phoenix Lake Rd., Sonora 95370 (209) 694-8787 • linklinecharter.com Whether you need airport transportation or would like to spend the day touring wineries, Yosemite, the Gold Country or a shuttle for a special occasion, let Linkline Charter & Tours transport you. Murphys Cab Company P.O. Box 1991, Murphys 95247 (209) 559-8777 Providing concert shuttle service, private wine tours, airport transportation, wedding services, local excursions, or just out to dinner with friends! Let us transport you……Murphys Cab Company. Stagecoach Limousine P.O. Box 563, Murphys 95247 (209) 736-9226 • stagecoach-limo.com Celebrating 10 years of service! Wine tours, casino trips, weddings, proms, anniversary celebrations, and airport runs. Now offering Sirius satellite Radio. Visa, MasterCard accepted. Special Event Coordination ___________________ Murphys-Inc. PASTRIES AT 1852 RESTAURANT, DORRINGTON, PHOTO: BEN DAVIDSON/CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU Paige One Events P.O. Box 63, Avery 95224 (209) 770-1177 • paigeoneevents.com Epic events perfectly planned. From intimate moments to joyous celebrations, we fashion events and serve clients – each in their own style. With our meticulous planning, all you need to do is enjoy. Special Event Locations and Catering _________ Arnold Black Bear Inn Bed & Breakfast 1343 Oak Cir., P.O. Box 109, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-8999 • arnoldblackbearinn.com Summer and Fall weddings in the meadow with seasonal creek accommodate 75-150 guests. Great Room with Extraordinary Timber Frame and large granite rock fireplace offers an intimate setting for up to 75 people. Bear Valley Lodge • High Sierra Sport Hotel 1437 Coyote Dr., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-2324 • murphys-inc.com #3 Bear Valley Rd., Bear Valley 95223 (209) 753-2327 • bearvalleylodge.com Specializing in destination weddings and events. We’ll find the perfect venue and coordinate everything from rehearsal to cake cutting. We plan special events, dinners and retreats, coordinating all details while you relax, enjoying California’s Gold Country. A unique high country venue for weddings, receptions, family reunions and group retreats accommodating up to 200 guests. The Lodge offers a professional staff and exceptional catering department to meet your expectations and budget. 1-800-225-3764 21 Lêger Historic Inn and Restaurant 8304 Main St., Mokelumne Hill 95245 (209) 286-1401 hotelleger.com Have your special day in our beautiful courtyard in this quaint town. Indoor/outdoor venues. Dining up to 200. Ceremony, receptions, rehearsal dinners, bachelor/bachelorette parties and 14 guest rooms. Murphys Historic Hotel & Restaurant 457 Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-3444 • murphyshotel.com Weddings and wedding rehearsal dinners. Plated, buffet, BBQ. Private historic ballroom seats up to 81. Outdoor garden weddings seat 100. Waterfall services. Outside services include: music, carriage rides, wedding cakes, minister, flowers. Formal/informal. Saddle Creek Resort CALAVERAS VINEYARDS – THE PERFECT WEDDING BACKDROP, PHOTO: DARLING PHOTOGRAPHY Broll Mountain Vineyards 106 Main St., Murphys 95247; P.O. Box 6245, Arnold 95223 (209) 728-9750 • brollmountainvineyards.com The Tasting Room has a secluded outdoor patio with private caterer’s kitchen. Perfect for rehearsal dinners and private parties of 30-100. Nearby, spectacular vineyards are perfect for events for up to 200 persons. The Cottages at La Honda Park 2455 Murphys Grade Rd., P.O. Box 1093, Murphys 95247 (209) 736-0153 • lahondapark.com The La Honda Park Cottages and natural park setting offer lodging and recreational activities to provide a unique experience for an event. Perfect for weddings, family celebrations and corporate events. Frogtown P.O. Box 489, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-2561 • frogtown.org An intimate party for 50 or a concert for thousands, Frogtown is the best place to hold your next event. Variety of indoor and exterior venues surrounded by scenic oak-studded foothills. Greenhorn Creek Resort & CAMPS Restaurant 711 McCauley Ranch Rd., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 729-8151 • greenhorncreek.com Dine in a Classic Lodge, relaxed yet elegant atmosphere. Veranda seating. Special parties, weddings, meetings or events in CAMPS or under the arbor. Lodging, Bridal Green, or private dining available. 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis 95228 (866) 785-7829 or (209) 785-8587 • saddlecreek.com At your service from start to finish with expertise to create a wonderful lifetime memory. Meeting space, lodging and private dining available. Saddle Creek is home to corporate retreats from companies throughout Northern California. Sequoia Woods Country Club 1000 Cypress Point Dr., Arnold 95223 (209) 795-1000 • sequoiawoods.com Perfect setting for weddings and group events. Indoor/outdoor venues for up to 230 persons. Lovely pine trees frame the golf course, pond, fountain and stone bridge, a favorite location for weddings. Also small conference/dining room. Twisted Oak Winery Tasting Rooms: 350 Main St., Murphys 95247 or Winery/Tasting Room: 4280 Red Hill Rd., Vallecito 95251 (209) 736-9080 • twistedoak.com Winery/tasting room in Vallecito open daily 10:30-5:30. Wines, vineyards, views, and Rubber Chicken Forest. Tasting room in Downtown Murphys with heirloom garden, open Thurs.-Sun. 10:30-5:30. Event facilities at both locations. Wren Creative Food P.O. Box 1291, Murphys 95247 (209) 743-4731 • wrencreativefood.com A specialty catering company, Jennifer Wren uses fresh, regionally and locally grown ingredients as the basis for her inspired menus ranging from the classically elegant to the rustic and whimsical. GreenStone Ranch & Inn 1655 Tryon Rd., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-4466 or (209) 736-4845 • greenstoneinn.com Small to mid-size weddings, family reunions and retreats. Lush gardens surround this historic home on 800-acre cattle ranch. Ideal setting for quaint and intimate gatherings. Centrally located to numerous attractions. Children and horses welcome! Ironstone Vineyards 1894 Six Mile Rd., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-1251• ironstonevineyards.com From elegant ballroom, culinary center and well appointed meeting rooms to Lakeside Park, landscaped gardens and large amphitheatre; Ironstone Vineyards is Calaveras County’s #1 wedding, social and meeting destination. 22 209-795-3868 Meadowmont Shopping Center, 2182 Hwy 4 DELI • WINE & LIQUOR • BAKERY 8am to 8pm Sun - Thu 8am to 9pm Fri & Sat goCalaveras.com MOUNTAIN RANCH CANDLE & GIFT SHOP, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN HOMEGROWN FASHION AT CALIFORNIA CASHMERE, MOUNTAIN RANCH, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN A World of Shopportunities Golden opportunities await artful shoppers in antique stores, boutiques and quaint shops. Looking for gifts? Don’t forget our local wineries, golf courses, cavern shops and farms. Angels Camp World Mercantile & Gallery of Arts Calaveras Visitors Center 1267 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 890-7155 • buttercupfarms.org 1192 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-0049 • gocalaveras.com Shop, dine, enjoy music, have fun - in one location. Global marketplace - discover unique gifts, imported furniture and original artworks. Deli includes premium ice cream, chocolate/espresso bar and fresh meals. A large selection of historical and recreational books of the Gold Country, Frog Jump and Calaveras County. Frog, angel and gold rush gifts, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, post cards and more fun items! Angels Glad Tidings Christian Bookstore California Zip Lines at Moaning Cavern Park 1211 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-0751 • angelsgladtidings.com (open daily, year round) 5350 Moaning Cave Rd., Vallecito 95251 (209) 736-2708 or (866) 762-2837 • california-ziplines.com Angels Glad Tidings Christian Bookstore is located in historic, downtown Angels Camp. Besides Books and Bibles, we carry Cards, Gifts, CD’s, Wall Art, T-Shirts and Baby Clothes. Open Monday–Saturday 9:30-5:30. Books & More 328 N. Main St., P.O. Box 846, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-9020 • booksnmore.com See listing on page 12. Copper Proper Home Décor & Gifts 200 Town Square Rd., Copperopolis 95228 (209) 785-7690 • copperproper.com Specializing in new and used books. Gold prospecting and gold panning equipment, authorized Keene and Fisher Dealers. We rent videos, DVD’s, audio books and games. We sell baseball cards and gifts. Fine gifts for your home in a historic and friendly setting….sharing decorating ideas through examples, displays, and conversation. Our offerings come from around the world, highlighted by eye catching inventions from local artisans. Calaveras Lumber Co., Inc. Copperopolis Town Square 155 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95221 (209) 736-4601 100 Town Square Rd., Copperopolis 95228 (866) 276-4235 • copperopolistownsquare.com Full service Ace hardware, lumber, building materials, paint, lawn & garden, and gifts. Seasonal Christmas Store. One stop shopping with friendly local service. Open 7 days a week. Visit, dine, shop, work and live. Gateway to the exciting recreational wonderland of Calaveras County. Historically sensitive, true country town character - an active park adding to pedestrian experience and relaxation. 1-800-225-3764 23 Valley Springs San Andreas Area Established: 1884 Established: 1848 In 1885 Valley Springs became the eastern terminus for the San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad. From there, freight and passengers continued on by horse and wagon. Often mistaken as the home of the famous San Andreas fault, San Andreas was named after the Catholic parish of Saint Andrew and is rich in Gold Rush history. Must See & Do: Must See & Do: Golf, hike the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail, boat and fish, tour an alpaca farm and visit century-old olive orchards Visit the Calavaras County Museum, expore California Cavern in Cave City, tour the largest cashmere-producing ranch in California Explore Calaveras County From our fabulous foothills to our awesome alpine lakes, Calaveras County has something to offer for every season! Mokelumne Hill West Point Area Established: 1848 Established: 1848 Called ‘Moke Hill’ by the locals, Mokelumne Hill was at one time one of the richest gold mining towns in California with a population reaching 15,000 Named by scout Kit Carson while searching for a pass over the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, the town of West Point is registered as California Historical Landmark #268 and was once home to author Bret Harte. Must See & Do: Sample the wines at French Hill Winery, listen to ghost stories at the historic Leger Hotel, visit the local History Center Must See & Do: Drop by Railroad Flat, fish in a nearby lake or enjoy live local theatre LEGEND Copperopolis Established: 1860 Arnold Area At one time, Copperopolis was the second largest producer of copper in the United States and provided much of the copper used to make bullets in the Civil War. Mining equipment and historical artifacts remain today. Established: 1927 Originally home to logging and ranching, Arnold came into being when its namesakes, Bob & Bernice Arnold opened the Ebbetts Pass Inn in 1927 to serve the many visitors to Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Must See & Do: Horseback riding, golfing, water sports on Lake Tulloch, olive oil tasting, drive along Telegraph Road, visit the new Copperopolis Town Square, view the miles of amazing rock walls (over 100 years old!) at Salt Springs Valley Must See & Do: Angels Camp Established: 1848 Home to the famous “Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee” and Frog Hop of Fame, base camp to many Calaveras County adventures Must See & Do: Stroll the Historic Downtown, Visit the Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House, Explore New Melones Lake or take the Gold Cliff Mine Tour, Drop by the Calaveras Visitors Bureau Special thanks to Scott Oneto, University of California Cooperative Extension for the town maps Murphys Established: 1848 Named one of the “Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America,” in Frommer’s Budget Travel April 2006 issue, Murphys was home to Albert Michelson, the first American Nobel Prize winner. Must See & Do: Go underground at Mercer and Moaning Caverns, visit a multitude of wine tasting rooms, visit the Sierra foothill’s premiere winery – Ironstone vineyards, tea taste at a local tea room and shop Explore the giant Sequoias in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, visit the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum, hike or bike in the Stanislaus National Forest, picnic along the Stanislaus River, play golf or head up to Bear Valley for X-country or downhill skiing Wheelchair Access $250 • $90 Smoking Rooms 200 • 35 Pets Welcome Resort at Angels Camp 800-867-2095 • $70 Children Welcome $48 • 15 Spa/Massage Serv. 31 Sauna Jumping Frog Motel 209-736-2191 or 888-668-0988 Pool $175 Hot Tub $52 12 Guest Laundry 40 1 Exercise Room 31 Banquet Seating Cap. Gold Country Inn Motel 736-4611 or 800-851-4944 Meeting Rooms $329 Meeting Facilities $99 • 39 Bus Parking 30 Dining Facilities Best Western Cedar Inn & Suites 209-736-4000 or 800-767-1127 Room Service $290 Kitchen Suites $85 WiFi 48 Internet Maximum Rate 30 Online Reservations Minimum Rate Angels Inn Motel 209-736-4242 or 888-753-0226 Hotels, Motels & Resorts • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 75 • 1 • 12 • • 1 • • 180 209-795-3868 209-795-2091 209-795-9858 209-795-1000 209-795-2272 209-795-4005 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 27 27 29 29 29 29 Creekside Restaurant & Grizzly Bar 209-753-2327 Lake Alpine Resort 209-753-6350 Sky High Pizza and Pub 209-753-2050 Copper Grille at Saddle Creek Resort Fusion Grill 209-772-1182 Good Friend’s Chinese Restaurant 209-772-0888 Thai House Restaurant 209-772-8549 28 28 29 • • 209-785-7400 28 209-795-2118 29 209-795-1140 27 209-286-1334 27 209-286-1401 29 Best Western Sonora Oaks, Sonora 209-533-4400 or 800-532-1944 36 101 $99 $179 Inns of California - Sonora, Sonora 209-533-4400 or 800-532-1944 36 112 $70 $175 Hotel Charlotte, Groveland 209-962-6455 36 10 $98 $179 PHOTO: BEN DAVIDSON/CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU • • • • • • • • 180 • • • • • • 3 1 50 • • • • • • • • 1 • • • • • • • Frogs Get Their Own 4-Day Festival! Immortalized by Mark N N = Nearby PHOTO: BLACK BART PLAYERS January – March White blankets of snow at the higher elevations beckon snow play enthusiasts to ski, ride, tube and shoe through the winter bliss. A number of events welcome visitors throughout this season. Winter events include: Calaveras County Arts Council Ovations Series: President’s Wine Weekend: Calaveras Winegrape & Gourmet: Ironstone Vineyards Spring Obsession: Murphys Irish Day: Country Snow Festival at Bear Valley Mountain Resort: January 11, 25; February 15; March 8, 28 February 14-15 March 7 March 7-8 March 21 March 21 Twain’s short story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, the bug-eyed amphibian has gone on to achieve international star status. Every year, during the third week in May, young and old, individuals and teams (and their frogs) flock to Calaveras County to participate in the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. The fair also includes a kid’s parade, rodeo, destruction derby, livestock exhibits, musical entertainment, midway rides, country crafts, professional and amateur art exhibits, and much more. April 4 May 1-3 May 2 May 14-17 June 26-28 July-September PHOTO: JEFF WHITE $130 • $75 • 10 • 31 For a complete detailed listing of all events visit GoCalaveras.com or call 800-225-3764 Spring events include: Bear Valley Mountain Resort’s Reggae on the Mountain: Easter Celebrations and Egg Hunts throughout the county Snyder’s 35th Annual Pow Wow: 3rd Annual Italian Heritage Day & Cowboy Cavalcade: Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee: Calaveras Wineries Passport Weekend: • • • • • • • • • • • • Blondie’s Frosty The Leger Historic Inn & Restaurant culture and history. The events listed below are just the beginning… Spring brings on a colorful palette of wildflowers giving visitors great photo ops as well as a number of exciting events celebrating this season. 101 Frogtown Rd., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-2561 • • • 28 • • • • • • • • • • Lube Room Saloon & Grill 1852 Steak, Seafood and Chop House Calaveras County offers a number of year-round events and activities that celebrate Calaveras’ rich April-June • • • • • 209-754-4918 Copperopolis • • • • • • • • 29 29 29 29 El Papagallo Restaurant 28 35 29 Regional • = Available in some or all rentals BR = Bedroom R = Rental N = Nearby 209-728-3444 209-728-9077 209-728-3402 209-728-1974 Valley Springs Valley Springs 10th Green Inn, Valley Springs 209-772-1084 27 28 28 28 28 28 29 San Andreas • • Big Trees Market & Deli Bristol’s Ranch House Cafe Sarafina’s Italian Kitchen Sequoia Woods Country Club Snowshoe Brewing Company Tallahans Café 209-728-0700 209-728-8300 209-728-3248 209-728-3964 209-728-8663 209-728-1251 209-728-8800 81st Anniversary – May 14-17, 2009 • $159 • • $89 60 • 20 • 27 27 27 28 28 29 29 2009 Event Seasons Page: Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee 200 • 30 3 • Arnold Timberline Lodge, Arnold 209-795-1053 85 • Call • Alchemy Market and Cafe El Jardin Murphys Firewood Foothills Restaurant Grounds Ironstone Vineyards Delicatessen Murphys Grille Murphys Historic Hotel and Restaurant Noto’s Tradizioni di Sicilia Sierra Hills Market Woody’s Grill • Call • 209-890-7155 209-736-4243 209-736-8181 209-736-1440 209-736-6718 209-736-9246 209-736-4704 • 31 N • 35 1 • Mt. Retreat Timeshares, Arnold 209-795-4447 50/85 • $225 • $95 1 • 6 2 • 31 • Dorrington Hotel, Dorrington 209-795-5800 N • $280 • $119 • 70 • 31 $265 • Angels Camp World Merchantile and Gallery of Arts Angels Food Market CAMPS Restaurant & Steakhouse Crusco’s Far East Chinese Restaurant Mike’s Pizza of Angels The Pickle Barrel Page: Mokelumne Hill • Murphys Suites 209-728-2121 or 877-728-2121 • $220 • $85 • 37 $135 • 31 $69 • Murphys Inn Motel 209-728-1818 or 888-796-1800 29 • • • 31 $100 • • Murphys Historic Hotel 209-728-3444 53 • • • • N Murphys Dorrington 30 N N • • • • N • 35 • Prudential California Realty, Arnold, 209-795-5555 or 800-552-1221 • 35 • Lake Alpine Resort, Bear Valley, (209) 753-6350 N • 65-R N • 34 • Don Fry Vacation Rentals, Arnold, 209-795-4094 or 800-641-4441 N • 3-R • 34 N • Century 21 Sierra Properties, Arnold, (800) 523-8758 N • 40-R • 34 • Cedar Creek Realty, Arnold, 209-795-4663 or 866-746-5050 • 44 • 34 • Big Trees Realty, Arnold, 209-795-4712 • 56-R • 33 • • Bear Valley Vacation Rentals, 209-753-2334 or 877-897-8828 • 43-R • 33 N • • Barry Ward Realty, Arnold, 209-795-6600 or 800-535-2700 • 19-R • 33 • Arnold Vacation Rentals, Arnold, 209-795-2100 or 800-310-4500 Angels Camp • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • $165 • $68 • 13 • 31 Bear Valley Lodge • High Sierra Sport Hotel, Bear Valley 209-753-2327 Upper Highway 4 25-R Leger Historic Inn and Restaurant Mokelumne Hill • 209-286-1401 • • • N • - $75 $125 N • 8-BD 31 $44 • • • • • • • • • • • N • • 34 Willow Creek Ranch Farm Stay, 707-754-0790 39 $55 Mountain Ranch Area The El Dorado Vacation Ranch, 707-318-2546 30 • 1 Black Bart Inn, San Andreas 209-754-3808 2 Highway 49 North 19 • 35 $360 30 • Villa Vallecito Vineyard, Vallecito, 209-736-1336 $120 • 3-BD 34 • 35 35 Arnold Meadowmont Lodge, Arnold 209-795-1394 or 888-538-1222 • Villa at the Winery, (209) 795-2203 For more detailed information on the following restaurants, see their listings. Bear Valley/Lake Alpine Upper Highway 4 • 8-BD • 3-R 35 • 35 Murphys Vacation Rentals, 209-736-9372 N • Murphys Vacation Cottages, 209-728-3404 or 800-800-3408 N • 60-R • 34 • Forest Meadows Vacation Rentals, 209-728-3433 or 800-540-6020 • 3-BD • 34 • Floyd House, 1858, (925) 934-3575 • 5-R • 34 • The Cottages at La Honda Park, 209-736-0153 • 1-R • Murphys 33 The Lodge Bungalows at Saddle Creek Resort 209-785-7415 or 800-611-7722 Murphys 4 Angels Creek Cottage, 209-736-9372 Copperopolis Area • • 31 • GreenStone Ranch & Inn, 209-736-4466 or 209-736-4845 • 34 • Greenhorn Creek Vacation Cottages, (209) 736-9372 9-R • 34 • Greenhorn Creek Cottages, 209-736-9372 or 800-736-6165 • Angels Camp N • Wheelchair Access Smoking Rooms Pets Welcome Children Welcome Spa/Massage Serv. Sauna Pool Hot Tub Guest Laundry Exercise Room Dining Facilities Kitchen Suites WiFi Internet Online Reservations Number of Rentals Please call for rates and length of stay requirements See listing on page # N = Nearby N • • $175 • $85 • 9 • 33 • Robin’s Nest, San Andreas, 209-754-1076 • Highway 49 North Calaveras County Restaurant Guide Arnold • • • • • • • • N N • • • • • • • • $125 • $120 • 4 $225 • $185 • 33 5 • • Yellow Dog Inn, Arnold, 209-795-1980 33 • Upper Highway 4 Arnold Black Bear Inn, Arnold, 209-795-8999 • $400 • $275 • 4 • 33 • • Querencia, 209-728-9520 N • $280 • $190 • 5 • 33 Murphys • Dunbar House, 1880, 209-728-2897 or 800-692-6006 N • $169 • $89 • 3 • 33 • Angels Camp Cooper House Bed & Breakfast, 209-736-2145 Vacation Properties Number of Rooms Angels Camp See listing on page # Wheelchair Access Smoking Rooms Pets Welcome Children Welcome Private Bathroom Private Entrance Spa/Massage Serv. Sauna Pool Hot Tub WiFi Internet Online Reservations Maximum Rate Minimum Rate Number of Rooms Bed & Breakfasts See listing on page # Calaveras County Accommodations Guide How is a Frog’s Jump Measured? The frog is positioned on a “lily pad” and after three hops, a measurement is taken from its nose on a straight line back to the pad Going in the same direction is a major plus? The current world record was set in 1986 by “Rosie the Ribeter”, a California Bullfrog. The World Record Breaking jump was 21 feet, 5 ¾ inches. No Frog? No Problem! For a small fee, you can rent a potential champion, where some 400 hopeful and loving frogs wait for “jockeys” to adopt them. When the frogs aren’t airborne, they reside in the “Frog Condo”, a luxurious spread full of rocks and cool water where competitor rest between jumps. Frog Hop of Fame: The Hollywood Walk of Fame has nothing on Angels camp, where you’ll find 80 gold plaques embedded in the sidewalk marking the Frog Hop of Fame. These plaques honor stars of the amphibian persuasion and their handlers. Ahhhh…summer! It’s time to go jump in a lake, explore a cool cavern or visit a local farmers market. The Ironstone Vineyards Summer Concert series as well as Free Concerts in the Park on Wednesday evenings are just some of the highlights of events that take place during this fun season! Summer events include: 4th of July Celebrations throughout the county 37th Annual Cedar Center Arts & Crafts Festival: July 4-5 16th Annual Cajun Fete Dinner and Dance: August 1 Family Fun Day at Calaveras Big Trees State Park: August 15 13th Annual Logging Jamboree: August 29-30 37th Annual Cedar Center Late Summer Arts & Crafts Festival: September 5-6 4th Annual Artists Studio Tour: September 26-27 October – December The smell of the crush is in the air and around every corner you become more and more mesmerized by the brilliant fall foliage that greets you. Come take part in the many events this wonderful season brings! Fall events include: West Point’s Lumberjack Day: October 3 Calaveras Grape Stomp and Gold Rush Street Faire: October 3 3rd Annual Taste of Calaveras: October 11 32nd Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire: October 23-25 Soroptimist’s Festival of Trees: Last week of November Calaveras Wineries Holiday Open House: December 5 Christmas parades, holiday open houses and Christmas tree lightings take place throughout the month. Be sure and call or visit GoCalaveras.com for dates, locations and times! PHOTO CREDITS THIS PAGE: DORRINGTON, CAROL RICHARDSON, SADDLE CREEK, RICK E. MARTIN Creative Cookware LLC 402 B Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-8303 • creativecookwarellc.com Creative Cookware LLC, a kitchen store featuring Casafina and Polish stoneware, quality bakeware, cookware, gourmet foods, cake decorating supplies, gadgets, and friendly service. Open 7 days a week. Crimson Lily Apparel 1262 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-6777 • crimsonlilyapparel.com Providing a husband and kid friendly environment. Browse freely through our selection of women’s weekend, event and work wear. And don’t forget to try on a pair of our European Comfort Shoes. D.E.A. Bathroom Machineries 495 Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-2031, Orders (800) 255-4426 • DEABATH.com Original and reproduction clawfoot tubs, high tank toilets, pedestal sinks, faucets, tumbler holders, mirrors, restored lighting fixtures, towel bars, medicine cabinets, old keys. Quality and service since 1976. Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods 925 Highway 4, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-1686 • ebbettspasssportinggoods.com “Where the Adventure Begins” we carry fishing tackle, licenses, camping, hiking shoes, hunting supplies, snow boots, toys, and Sno-Park passes. We rent skis, snowshoes and snowboards, catering to your family needs. Open daily. The Enchanted Workshop 363 Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-3000 • enchantedworkshop.com Turn your home and garden into the palace you’ve always wanted. Outdoor furniture, fountains, birdhouses, and more. Inside, discover year-round Christmas room, furniture, rugs, crystal, lamps, candles and more. Open most days 10-5. French Hill Winery 8032 S. Main St., Mokelumne Hill 95245 (209) 286-1800 • frenchhill.com Be dazzled by the taste of our wines. Bold to berry, vanilla to butter, we have one for everyone. More than 20 varietals from Sierra Foothill grapes. Breathtaking art and gifts. Open Tuesday–Sunday 11-5. TRINITAS OLIVE OIL, VALLEY SPRINGS, PHOTO CREDIT: RICK E. MARTIN Jilly’s on Main 472 Main St., Murphys 95247 • (209) 728-8052 Attention fashionistas! We carry only hip, fun and trendy clothes, shoes and accessories at Jilly’s on Main…..Avoid the fashion police! Shop at Jilly’s. Kelly’s Drug Store 64 E. St. Charles St., San Andreas 95249 • (209) 754-3595 Full service pharmacy offering gifts, stationery, greeting cards, and toys. Kelly’s is a San Andreas institution. You’ll always find what you need at Kelly’s Drug Store. Open Mon.-Fri. 9-6 and Sat. 9-4. Kristine’s McCarty’s Copper Inn 522 Main St., Copperopolis 95228 (209) 785-2500 • mccartyscopperinn.net More than just a gas station and convenience store. Have a delicious fresh deli sandwich or shop in the fabulous gift shop while you wash your clothes in the only Laundromat in Copperopolis. Middleton’s 426 A Main St., Murphys 95247 • (209) 728-2506 Mark Twain Shopping Center, 374 N. Main St., Angels Camp 95221 (209) 736-4617 Looking for the latest in women’s contemporary clothing and accessories? Stop here! Serving you with a smile since 1986, we are the first stop on your shopping list. Featuring furniture and appliances. GE, Bosch, Frigidaire, and Electrolux appliances, TV’s, La-Z-Boy, Mattresses, and Vacuums. Our Hallmark Store offers cards, gifts, collectibles. Family owned since 1955. Mad About Shoes Next! Upscale Resale 426 B Main St., Murphys 95247 • (209) 728-9270 220 Big Trees Rd., Murphys 95247 • (209) 728-2274 The latest shoe fashions and accessories for the contemporary woman. Visitors and locals agree, a favorite stop on everyone’s list. Find us right next door to Kristine’s. An eclectic mix of new, vintage, and antique housewares. An ever changing variety of artwork, furniture, and home décor. Whatever your style, you’ll find it at NEXT! 1-800-225-3764 25 Rising Sun Nursery & Gift Shop 3577 Highway 12, P.O. Box 9, Burson 95225 (209) 772-3451 • risingsunnursery.com Full-service garden center with unique gifts. Huge selection of trees, roses, perennials, herbs, fruit trees, shrubs, flowering plants, bedding plants, statuary and sod. Free classes, monthly newsletter. 4 miles west of Valley Springs. The Rusty Bear 2781 Highway 4, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-4303 • therustybear.com Lodge and Cabin Décor. We specialize in unique mountain products, featuring locally carved bears, log and rustic furniture. We also have a large line of decorative rustic gift items. Sierra Gift & Office Supply 265 Tom Bell Rd., Suite D, Taylor Plaza, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-2068 Gifts, cards, and party supplies from wedding to babies, office supplies and copying. Find it all right here in Murphys. Monday-Friday 8-6, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 11-4. Get your shopping done early! Sierra Nevada Adventure Company 2293 Highway 4 (across from the Meadowmont Center), Arnold 95223 (209) 795-9310 • snacattack.com 448 Main St. (across from Murphys Historic Hotel), Murphys 95247 (209) 728-9133 One of the best selections of outdoor gear and clothing in the Sierra! Featuring rental equipment for every season… recreational kayaks and canoes, tents, snowshoes, downhill skis, snowboards and more! Open daily. Stories in Stones 1249 South Main St., Angels Camp 95222 78 Scott St., Murphys 95247 (209) 736-1300 or (209) 728-8890 • stories-in-stones.com SHOPPING DOWNTOWN MURPHYS, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN Old Vines Antique Wine Bar 1252 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 • (209) 736-9912 Old Vines Antique Wine Bar is a very unique experience. It’s a wine bar where you may purchase the chair that you sit in to the stemware you sip from. The Outhouse Collection 925 Highway 4, Arnold 95223 • (209) 795-2994 From greeting cards and gifts to quality home accents, décor and furnishings, the Outhouse Collection reflects the beauty of the Sierras and themes toward the rustic and the outdoorsy. Orphan Annie’s Emporium 1284 South Main St., Angels Camp 95222 • (209) 736-9086 Antique/Gift Mall located in Historic Downtown Angels Camp. Huge collection of old and new, including collectibles, jewelry, Native American and western items, nostalgic signs, T-Shirts, home décor and more. The Perfect Niche 26 Our stores are an “Earth Science Emporium” with a museum like atmosphere but where everything is for sale. We offer fossils, minerals, and shells for all collectors. Unique jewelry too! Sustenance Books & 416 Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-2200 Feed your mind; nourish your soul! New and used books, awesome greeting cards and journals too. Open every day, we handpick our titles, searching out the best of every genre. Tea an’ Tiques 419 Main St., Suite C/D, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-8240 A warm, welcoming shop featuring everything for tea, 100+ varieties of fine teas and a self-service tea bar. Be curious! Browse our unique Fair Trade items, fabulous gifts, antiques, collectibles. Turners Wild West “Western Wear Emporium” 1283 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 • (209) 736-0478 1235 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-4909 Eclectic home furnishings; down-filled sofas to custom dining tables, bedding and art. Interior design available. Ladies fashions, including jewelry, designer handbags and vintage style hats. Special gifts and fragrances. Fabulous selection of hats, boots, shoes, western apparel, dress, casual, outdoor and work wear including Stetson, Wrangler, Pendleton and Carhartt. Angels Camp souvenirs. Old-fashioned customer service. Open daily. Piazza Eclectic Home Décor Villa Mia Antiques 219 Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-0707 • piazzahomedecor.com 237A Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-1600 • villamiaantiques.com From soaps to sofas Piazza offers interior decorating, custom bedding/ furniture, and a wide array of unique gift items from candles to baby gifts. We hope you enjoy our boutique. Villa Mia Antiques offers the country heritage of both Europe and Early America with furniture and collectibles. Vintner items along with art and Quimper pottery are also featured. goCalaveras.com DORRINGTON HOTEL, PHOTO: BEN DAVIDSON/CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU Dining Out Calaveras Style From bistros to pizzerias, historic restaurants to resort dining, Calaveras offers a variety of menu op- tions. Whether outside, poolside or fireside, guests will receive exceptional service in a casual environment. (You can also view all our restaurant listings by community in the center section of this guide). 1852 Steak, Seafood and Chop House Blondie’s Frosty at the Dorrington Hotel 3431 Highway 4, Dorrington 95223 (209) 795-1140 • dorringtonhotel.com 8026 Highway 49, Mokelumne Hill 95245 • (209) 286-1334 House dry aged steaks hand cut to order, filets, lamb and pork chops, giant scallops and “Big-Ass Shrimp” too! House-crafted sauces. Casual and family style. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 5pm. Seasonal backyard dining. Alchemy Market and Café 191 Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-0700 • alchemymarket.com Innovative cuisine featuring fresh seafood, steaks, salads and over-the-top desserts. Deli sandwiches, soup, and picnic items available in our Deli. Patio and fireside dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call for hours. Angels Camp World Mercantile & Gallery of Arts 1267 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 890-7155 • buttercupfarms.org Hamburgers, sandwiches, ribs, ice cream cones and shakes “to die for”, according to Channel 31’s Nick’s Neighborhood Places and much more. Dine in, patio dining, phone orders. GOOD FOOD, NOT FAST FOOD! Bristol’s Ranch House Café 961 Highway 4, Arnold 95223 • (209) 795-2091 Voted “Best Breakfast” by the Union Democrat’s Reader’s Choice Award. Enjoy huge mountain breakfasts, lunch, dinner or glass of wine on the deck. Open Thurs. thru Tues. 6am–2pm; dinners Fri & Sat. 4pm-8pm. Camps Restaurant & Steakhouse 711 McCauley Ranch Rd., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 729-8181 • greenhorncreek.com The preferred dining destination in Gold Country features Steak & Seafood entrees. Open Wednesday – Sunday from 11; Dinner 5-9. Veranda seating. Entertainment Friday & Saturday. Voted “Best” Restaurant, Steak & Holiday Buffets. Dine, enjoy music, shop, have fun in one location. Deli includes premium ice cream, chocolate/espresso bar and fresh meals. Global marketplacediscover unique gifts, imported furniture and original artworks. Angels Food Market & Deli 396 N. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 • (209) 736-4243 Full-service, top-quality meats, fresh seafood, deli, baked breads. #1 grade produce with variety of organics. Complete wine and liquor department. We specialize in customers needs and requests. Family owned and operated since 1935. Big Trees Market & Deli 2182 Highway 4 (Meadowmont Shopping Center), Arnold 95223 (209) 795-3868 Open 8am-8pm Sun.-Thurs., 8am-9pm Fri. and Sat. Deli with fresh sandwiches and selection of cheeses, full-service meat and fish counter; bakery with daily baked goodies. Best selection of wines in Calaveras. Local, friendly service. 1-800-225-3764 27 CHEF CLAYTON, HOTEL LEGER, MOKELUMNE HILL, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN Copper Grille at Saddle Creek Resort Firewood 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis 95228 (800) 611- 7722 or (209) 785-7400 • saddlecreek.com 420 Main St., Murphys 95247 • (209) 728-3248 A lakeside full-service restaurant and bar overlooking our spectacular golf course, our culinary team offers extraordinary breakfast, lunch and dinner selections daily, in an elegant yet casual setting. Creekside Restaurant and Grizzly Bar Bear Valley Lodge • High Sierra Sport Hotel 3 Bear Valley Rd., P.O. Box 5440, Bear Valley 95223 (209) 753-BEAR (2327) • bearvalleylodge.com The Creekside Dining Room offers hearty European inspired cuisine with a wine list featuring local wineries. The Grizzly Bar and Grill serves up ribs, burgers, steaks, salads and pasta nightly. Crusco’s... est. Feb. 1999 1240 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 • (209) 736-1440 Located in a beautiful 150 year-old stone building, Crusco’s is an Italian influenced fine-dining establishment featuring regional specialties, fine wines, homemade focaccia bread and desserts. One of the best restaurants in the Mother Lode. El Jardin Murphys 484 E. Highway 4, Murphys 95247 • (209) 728-8300 Fine Mexican cuisine. Our large menu features only the freshest ingredients, sauces made from scratch daily and a wide array of made-to-order specialties. Top-notch service in a friendly atmosphere. Foothills Restaurant 55 E. Highway 4, Murphys 95247 • (209) 728-3964 Family dining with children’s and senior menus available. Serving Certified Angus Beef. Beer and wine available. Open daily 7 – 2 for breakfast and lunch. Fusion Grill 1906 Vista del Lago Dr., Suite D, Valley Springs 95252 (209) 772-1182 Interactive dining experience with fresh, healthy alternative cuisine; Mongolian BBQ and menu items. Open daily for lunch and dinner, in The Terrace, the place to be. Good Friend’s Chinese Restaurant #9 California St., Valley Springs 95252 • (209) 772-0888 Chinese Food Buffet Style. Large banquet room for special events. At the corner of Highway 12 & 26 in Valley Springs. Grounds 402 Main St., P.O. Box 791, Murphys 95247 • (209) 728-8663 El Papagallo Restaurant Dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Breakfast and lunch daily. Fresh bread, daily seafood deliveries and local produce, air-dried steaks and expertly prepared pastas. Famous wine list and full bar. Great atmosphere. 126 W. St. Charles St., San Andreas 95249 (209) 754-4918 • elpapagallo.com Ironstone Vineyards Delicatessen Owned and operated by the Solis family since 1969, offering tex-Mex recipes handed down for generations. Known for our Chile Verde, Chili Colorado, Burrito Grandes for hearty appetites. Catering available. 28 Enjoy wood-fired pizza from the centerpiece Italian oven. Perfectly grilled burgers and fries, south of the border fish, pork or chicken tacos. Six brews on tap. Open daily, 11–9. 1894 Six Mile Rd., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-1251 • ironstonevineyards.com Far East Chinese Restaurant Deli open daily, 11-5. Gourmet delicatessen provides a selection of culinary delights. Picnic packages available, perfect for the gardens or lakeside park. Stroll through our gift shop for a variety of apparel and gifts. Frog Jump Plaza, Highways 4 & 49, Angels Camp 95221 (209) 736-6718 Lake Alpine Resort Enjoy freshly prepared Chinese Food. We have a menu loaded with your favorite Chinese dishes. Come on in and see for yourself. We pride ourselves in always serving the freshest food in town. Please see complete listing on page 35. 4000 Highway 4, P.O. Box 5060, Bear Valley 95223 (209) 753-6350 • lakeaplineresort.com goCalaveras.com The Lêger Historic Inn and Restaurant 8304 Main St., Mokelumne Hill 95245 (209) 286-1401 • hotelleger.com ics, top quality meats, fresh seafood, made to order deli sandwiches, large wine and liquor department. We specialize in customer’s needs and requests. Our award winning restaurant is filled with great food, atmosphere and service. We also offer a lighter fare in our bar. Entrees from Ribs to Rack of Lamb. Banquets and events welcome. Sky High Pizza and Pub Bear Valley Lodge • High Sierra Sport Hotel Lube Room Saloon & Grill Serving Tuscany style pizza and calzones, all-you-can-eat salad and pizza bar plus authentic Mexican fare. Sky High also offers imaginative cocktails, a variety of beers on tap, pool table and other games. 3431 Highway 4, Dorrington 95223 (209) 795-2118 • dorringtonhotel.com Authentic old-style saloon serving ice-cold beer, cocktails, award-winning burgers-n-fries and more. Open daily from 11:30 am. Perfect after skiing or hiking. Seasonal outdoor patio and live music. Horses welcome! Mike’s Pizza of Angels 294 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 • (209) 736-9246 Family owned and operated since 1993. An old fashioned Pizza Parlor with a family atmosphere that serves pizza, pasta, ribs, sandwiches, burger appetizers, salad bar, sodas, beer and wine. Murphys Grille 380 Main St., Murphys 95247 • (209) 728-8800 Classical grilled cuisine; substantial appetizers, salads, chicken/meat/seafood/ vegetarian entrees; children’s menu; wide variety of Foothill wines. Outdoor dining year-round. Open for dinner Friday-Tuesday, lunch Saturday and Sunday; reservations recommended. Murphys Historic Hotel and Restaurant 457 Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-3444 • murphyshotel.com 4-Star Restaurant. Award-winning prime rib, steaks, famous fried chicken, rack of lamb, fresh fish. Top shelf cocktails, beer, local wines. Open daily. Murder Mystery, wine dinners, banquets. Voted “Best Overall Restaurant” by locals. Noto’s Tradizioni di Sicilia 140 Main St., Murphys 95247 • (209) 728-9077 Chef Lorenzo Noto, born, raised and trained in Cefalu, Sicily. Authentic Sicilian dining and old-world charm. Large selection of seafood, pasta, veal, lamb, steaks, house-made desserts, local wines. Catering available. Open daily 11am –3pm and 5pm - 9pm. #3 Bear Valley Rd., Bear Valley 95223 (209) 753-2050 • skyhighfun.com Snowshoe Brewing Co. 2050 Highway 4, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-2272 • SnowshoeBrewing.com Arnold’s own microbrewery. Handcrafted, award-winning ales served in a fun family atmosphere. Menu has something for everyone. Outdoor dining on the golf course available in summer. Open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday and dinner every night. Tallahan’s Café 1225 Oak Cir., Arnold 95223 • (209) 795-4005 Arnold’s café of choice serving lunch and dinner, Thursday-Tuesday, 11am9pm. Enjoy relaxed informal dining. Exciting menu includes new generation California spiced dishes. Tasty pasta dishes. Extensive wine list. Seasonal deck dining. Thai House Restaurant 200 E. Highway 12, #E4, Valley Springs 95252 • (209) 772-8549 A tranquil refuge with a 4-star rating from the Record newspaper. Classic Thai cuisine with healthy fresh ingredients, amply spiced. Family owned and operated. Enjoy local wines and imported beers. Woodys Grill 633 Forest Meadows Dr., Murphys 95247 • (209) 728-1974 Open to the Public, overlooking Forest Meadows 18th green. Lunch daily from 9am, Thursday night dinner. Banquets, weddings, private parties on our beautiful outdoor patio. Best burgers on the hill! The Pickle Barrel 1225 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-4704 • pickle-barrel.com Historic Downtown Angels Camp, specializing in quality sandwiches made from meat grilled on our back patio. Hot “Panini” sandwiches, cold sandwiches, wraps, soups, homemade potato salad, and carrot cake from Grandma’s recipe. Monday-Saturday, 11-4. Sarafina’s Italian Kitchen 794 Highway 4, Arnold 95223 • (209) 795-9858 Old world Italy meets contemporary California with fine dining in a casual setting. Housemade classic Italian dishes, include a variety of pastas, chicken, veal, steak and seafood. Open Wed-Sun, 5-9. Reservations recommended. Sequoia Woods Country Club 1000 Cypress Point Dr., Arnold 95223 (209) 795-1000 • sequoiawoods.com Open to the public, serving the best fresh California cuisine in Arnold. Casual ambiance. Located in a peaceful, scenic setting. Local wines and brews. Fireside lounge, outdoor deck. Music and dancing on the weekends. Seasonal deli. Sierra Hills Market & Deli 117 E. Highway 4, Murphys 95247 • (209) 728-3402 Great tasting food and value! #1 grade produce with large selection of organ- 1-800-225-3764 CALAVERAS CUISINE, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN 29 PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN QUERENCIA, MURPHYS, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN Welcome, Stay Awhile There are many ways to kick back and relax in Calaveras. From quaint and historic B&B’s to full-service inns to snow-bound mountain retreats, you’re sure to find your perfect home away from home. Hotels/Motels/Inns/Lodges ___________________ Angels Inn Motel 600 N. Main St., P.O. Box 521 Angels Camp 95221 (209) 736-4242 or (888) 753-0226 • AngelsInnMotel.com On-line reservations available; unique specials and packages. Smoking/non-smoking and pet rooms; suites equipped with microwaves, mini-refrigerators and in-room coffee. Seasonal pool, computer center, free WiFi, laundry facilities and espresso. AAA approved. Arnold Meadowmont Lodge 2011 Highway 4, P.O. Box 6020, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-1394 or (888) 538-1222 Modern accommodations, rustic charm. Non-smoking facility, phones, TV, WiFi, in-room coffee, microwave and refrigerators, pet rooms available. Located close to recreation…biking, hiking, golf course, fitness club and wineries. Arnold Timberline Lodge 890 Highway 4, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-1053 • arnoldtimberlinelodge.com Arnold’s Lodging Choice for comfort, rustic charm, and value. Rocking chairs, gas fire places, air conditioning, non-smoking, internet, rooms for 1 to 8. Near restaurants, shops and the Sierra Playground! AAA approved. 30 Bear Valley Lodge • High Sierra Sport Hotel 3 Bear Valley Rd., Bear Valley 95223 (209) 753-2327 • bearvalleylodge.com Offering 53 guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, shopping and nearby all season recreational activities. Stay and Play packages start at $55.00 per person. All rooms feature satellite television and access to free WiFi. AAA approved. Best Western Cedar Inn & Suites 444 S. Main St., P.O. Box 50 Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-4000 or (800) 767-1127 BestWesternAngelsCamp.com Angels Camp’s newest and most elegant inn. Pool, hot tub and exercise room. Microwaves, refrigerators and 4 HBO channels. Free high-speed Internet and Internet kiosk. Fireplaces, whirlpools available. Continental breakfast. Black Bart Inn 55 W. St. Charles St., P.O. Box 216 San Andreas 95249 (209) 754-3808 • blackbartinn.com Motel, swimming pool, restaurant, sports bar, wedding and banquets up to 300. goCalaveras.com The Dorrington Hotel 3431 Highway 4, Dorrington 95223 (209) 795-5800 • dorringtonhotel.com Five antique-filled queen rooms share two large baths in the main house and a separate cabin complete with kitchenette, fireplace and spa tub. Wonderful chef prepared continental breakfast included. Two restaurants on the premises. Gold Country Inn Motel 720 S. Main St., P.O. Box 728 Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-4611 or (800) 851-4944 goldcountryinnangelscamp.com The best lodging value in Angels Camp. AAA approved. Oversized rooms include wireless internet, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee-makers, hair dryers, cable TV, covered BBQ area, and deluxe rooms with plasma TV’s. Jumping Frog Motel 330 Murphys Grade Rd., P.O. Box 27 Angels Camp 95221 (209) 736-2191 or (888) 668-0988 jumpingfrogmotel.com Home style comfort motel in quiet, park-like setting. Cable TV with HBO, AC, BBQ & kitchen outside. In room coffee/ tea, hair dryer, microwave, refrigerator, wireless internet. AAA approved. Commercial/Corporate/Senior Discounts. The 10th Green Inn 14 St. Andrews Rd., Valley Springs 95252 (209) 772-1084 • 10thgreeninn.com Rooms overlook La Contenta Golf Course and have fireplace, wet bar, refrigerator and private bath. Free continental breakfast. Golf packages, banquet facilities available. Close to lakes, wineries, historic Gold Country. Bed and Barn _________________________________ GreenStone Ranch & Inn 1655 Tryon Rd., P.O. Box 100 Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-4466 or (209) 736-4845 greenstoneinn.com Charming historic home offered as vacation rental. Accommodates up to 10 plus horses. Ride the ranch. Beautiful gardens and lots of room, ideal facility for weddings, family reunions or romantic getaway. Willow Creek Ranch Farm Stay 5125 Michel Rd., Mountain Ranch 95246 (209) 754-0790 • willowcreeknatural.com Enjoy a “Real Farm Experience”. Bottle feed a calf, help milk the cows or gather your eggs for breakfast. Pan for gold in the nearby creek or explore the historical Indian Grinding Rocks. Lêger Historic Inn and Restaurant 8304 Main St., Mokelumne Hill 95245 (209) 286-1401 • hotelleger.com Visit an amazing piece of history. 14 antique filled rooms free from the fast-paced world. Quiet, beautiful courtyard near pool. Historic bar, 4-star fine-dining, bistro casual dining. Billiards and large banquet/ special events areas. Murphys Historic Hotel 457 Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-3444 • murphyshotel.com 20 modern, 9 historic rooms downtown, $79 $155. Walk to 18 wine tasting rooms, shop- ping, art, museums, creek. 4-Star Restaurant, Saloon, Patio Dining. Corporate retreats, banquets, weddings, bus tours. National historic Landmark. Murphys Inn Motel 76 Main St., P.O. Box 882, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-1818 or (888) 796-1800 MurphysInnMotel.com Walking distance from downtown Murphys. Non-smoking motel offering hair dryers, iron w/board, coffee and 25” TV’s with VCR’s. Seasonal pool, fitness room, computer center, free WiFi and laundry facilities. AAA Approved, Two Diamond Rating. Murphys Suites 134 East Highway 4, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-2121 or (877) 728-2121 MurphysSuites.com 29 rooms * 4-Star Restaurant * Saloon Corporate Retreats * Banquet Facilities Family Gatherings * Weddings Enjoy Murphys in luxurious comfort. 70 non smoking suites offer hair dryers, makeup mirrors, 27” TV’s, and continental breakfast delivery. Pool, spa, sauna, fitness room, computer center, free WiFi and conference room. AAA approved. Three-Diamond Rating. 1-800-225-3764 31 3 Great Motels. 1 Great Address: CentralSierraLodging.com Choose from our three locally owned and operated motels 600 North Main St. (Hwy 49) Angels Camp, CA Seasonal pool, smoking and pet friendly rooms available, high speed Internet Toll Free: 888-753-0226 Local: 209-736-4242 Book online at AngelsInnMotel.com 76 Main Street (at Hwy 4) Murphys, CA Seasonal pool, fitness room, triple-sheeted beds, high speed Internet, non-smoking rooms Toll Free: 888-796-1800 Local: 209-728-1818 24-hour front desk 134 Highway 4 Murphys, CA Conference room, Wi-Fi Internet, entirely non-smoking, seasonal pool, spa, sauna, fitness room, triple-sheeted beds Toll Free: 877-728-2121 Local: 209-728-2121 24-hour front desk 32 goCalaveras.com Bed and Breakfast ____________________________ Arnold Black Bear Inn B&B 1343 Oak Cir., P.O. Box 109, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-8999 • arnoldblackbearinn.com Extraordinary, on quiet and beautifully land scaped setting with an unforgettable experi ence! 5 guest rooms. Jacuzzi tubs & showers. King beds, satellite TV, gas fireplaces, full breakfast, WIFI. Wine & appetizer hour. Cooper House B&B Inn 1184 Church St., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-2145 • cooperhousebnb.com Take a trip back in time at this 1911 Craftsman style historic bed and breakfast in downtown Angels Camp. 3 beautiful guest rooms. Dunbar House, 1880 271 Jones Street, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-2897 or (800) 692-6006 dunbarhouse.com Romantic Inn, luxurious amenities, fine linens, gourmet breakfast served in century-old garden or in our charming dining room. Appetizers, local wine, fireplace, spa tub, TV/DVD, telephone, internet, AAA 4 diamond. Querencia 4383 Sheep Ranch Rd., P.O. Box 945 Murphys 95247 (209) 728-9520 • querencia.ws Gold Country’s romantic inn. Fireplaces, feather beds, private balconies, oversized artistic showers. Local wines and appetizers at sunset. Breakfast offers seasonal variety of fresh-cooked choices. Intimate, candlelit dinners in hidden wine cellar (prearranged). Robin’s Nest, 1895 Bed & Breakfast Inn 247 W. St. Charles St., P.O. Box 1090 San Andreas 95249 (209) 754-1076 • robinest.com 5,000 sq.ft. mansion. 1.3 acres of landscaped gardens. 9 elegant rooms with amenities, some with fireplaces and tubs. 300 sq. ft. BBQ, 400 sq. ft. deck, playground, private parking. Gourmet breakfast. $85-$175. � � � � � Yellow Dog Inn Highway 4 & Pine Dr., Arnold 95223 (209) 795-1980 • yellowdoginn.com Adorable rooms starting at $79. A cozy moun tain get-away overlooking the Meadowmont Golf Course. Spacious rooms, private baths, cable TV, DVD/VCR, movies, coffee, etc., AC, gas log fireplaces. Pet Friendly. “Arnold’s Best Kept Secret”. Cabins/Cottages/Condos/Resorts/Villas ______ Angels Creek Cottage 553 Main St., Murphys 95247 (209) 736-9372 angelscreekcottageinmurphys.com Location location location! Enjoy your stay in a cozy cottage steps away from Historic Downtown Murphys, wine tasting, and shops. Great for all occasions. Visit our website for rates and additional information. Arnold Vacation Rentals Action Realty P.O. Box 2000, 2182 Highway 4, Ste. C240, Meadowmont Shopping Center, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-2100 or (800) 310-4500 actionrealty.com A variety of year-round activities make Calaveras County one of the most desirable vacation destinations in California. Reserve your perfect cabin beginning at $300 for two nights; seasonal specials. Barry Ward Realty 1122 Highway 4, P.O. Box 2961, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-6600 or (800) 535-2700 BarryWardRealty.com Elevate your vacation rental experience by choosing one of our clean, well-equipped comfortable vacation homes. Several pet friendly choices available. View all cabins in full detail online in our information packed website! Bear Valley Vacation Rentals P.O. Box 5250, Bear Valley 95223 (209) 753-2334; (877) 897-8828 bearvalleyvacationrentals.com Closest condos and cabins to the slopes and Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway in the summer. View properties, specials, and availability on new website. Book online or call. Open daily Newly remodeled clubhouse featuring 300 seat Event Center Outside Wedding Venue with a Breathtaking Golf Course Backdrop Charter & Corporate Memberships Breakfast & Lunch Daily Public Welcome La Contenta Golf Club LaContentaGolf.com 1-800-225-3764 18 hole Championship Course in Valley Springs ph: 209.772.1081 33 The Cottages at La Honda Park 2455 Murphys Grade Rd., P.O. Box 1093, Murphys 95247 (209) 736-0153 • lahondapark.com Enjoy the finest country comfort in a natural park setting. Angels Creek, a large refreshing pool, lush lawns, gardens and recreational activities create an ideal gold country getaway. Don Fry Realty Vacation Rentals 1027 Highway 4, P.O. Box 937, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-4094 or (800) 641-4441 donfryrealty.com One of the largest selections in Calaveras County! 2 nights start at $371.82 and up incl. Tax and cleaning. Pet friendly cabins available. Visit website for year-long seasonal specials. Discount lift tickets with all rentals HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MURPHYS, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN Big Trees Realty 3365 Highway 4, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-4712 • BigTreesRealty.com Perfect for family getaways or large gatherings. Enjoy Big Trees State Park, Stanislaus River, Bear Valley Ski Resort and more! Call or visit us to guide you to area activities and real estate offerings. Cedar Creek Realty P.O. Box 818, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-HOME (4663) or (866) 746-5050 cedarcreekrealty.com Your top choice for a wide variety of beautiful vacation cabins in Blue Lake Springs, Lakemont Pines and Big Trees Village. Check out our website to view many photos, or call for availability. Century 21 Sierra Properties 2075 Highway 4, Arnold 95223 (800) 523-8758 C-21SierraProperties-Rentals.com Up and back in one tank of gas. Come stay and play in one of our premium vacation homes today. You’ll only feel like you’re a million miles away. The El Dorado Vacation Ranch 8110 W. Murray Creek Rd. Mountain Ranch 95246 (707) 318-2546 • TheElDoradoRanch.com A vacation to the Sierra foothills El Dorado Ranch is the ultimate choice. Escape with family or friends and enjoy one of the country’s most desirable vacation ranches. Floyd House, 1858 502 Algiers St., Murphys 95247 (925) 934-3575 • historicfloydhouse.com Victorian with picket fences and covered porches. Enjoy period antiques and modern conve niences. Full kitchen, two baths, sleeps up to six with Main and Guest House. Patio dining, BBQ, washer/dryer, linens provided, A/C. Forest Meadows Vacation Rentals 46 Forest Meadows Dr., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-3433 or (800) 540-6020 forestmeadowsprop.com 3 1/2 miles east of Murphys on Highway 4. Elegant mountain home accommodations with Stanislaus River Canyon views. Great for a golf weekend, wedding party stay or family vacations. Weekend or weekly rates. Greenhorn Creek Cottages Managed by Big Trees Realty 711 McCauley Ranch Rd., Angels Camp 95222 800-736-6165 • greenhorncreekcottages.com The finest place to stay in Angels Camp. Relax and enjoy the view from one of our beautiful cottages. Choose from spacious 2 or 3 bedroom cottages located on the Golf Course. Greenhorn Creek Vacation Cottages Best Western Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center Beautiful 2 or 3 bedroom cottages in prestigious Greenhorn Creek. Homes available on the golf course or steps from the pool and tennis courts. Make this a vacation to remember! 19551 Hess Avenue Sonora, CA 95370 800-532-1944 34 Managed by Murphys Vacation Rentals Greenhorn Creek Resort, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-9372 greenhorncreekvacationcottages.com www.BWSonoraOaks.com goCalaveras.com Lake Alpine Resort 4000 Highway 4, P.O. Box 5060, Bear Valley 95223(209) 753-6350 • lakeaplineresort.com Unique, fun Mountain lake experience! 9 rustic cabins in summer; 6 in Winter. Walk across road to lake or to Restaurant and Bar with deck overlooking lake. Call for more information. The Little Yellow Cottage Murphys Vacation Rentals 549 S. Algiers St., Murphys 95247 (209) 736-9372 murphysvacationrentals.com Charming cottage, by the quaint town park and near historic downtown! Beautiful, private backyard and garden of flowers in front. Delightfully furnished. Sleeps six. Wireless internet. Please visit our website. The Lodge Bungalows at Saddle Creek Resort 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis 95228 (800) 611-7722 or (209) 785-7415 saddlecreek.com Overlooking the golf course and Lodge Lake, these cozy bungalows include access to our health and swimming facilities. Website packages offer theater, dining, massage, wine tasting and our 4-1/2 star rated golf course. Resort at Angels Camp 123 Selkirk Ranch Rd., Angels Camp 95221 (800) 867-2095 Spacious condominiums feature a full kitchen, gas fireplace and furnished patios. All condos are incorporated in a resort atmosphere that includes an outdoor pool and spa, tennis courts, exercise facilities and game room. Villa at the Winery 692 French Gulch Rd. at Main St. Murphys 95247 (209) 795-2203 • vrbo.com #197805 Property boasts 4 acres of pasture, vineyards, gardens, and dipping pool. Walking distance from downtown Murphys. Villa is adjacent to Vina Moda Winery and offers three en-suite bedrooms with fireplace and cable. Villa Vallecito Vineyard 8330 Airola Rd., Vallecito 95251 (209) 736-1336 “Mi Compania Dulce” with breathtaking views of New Melones Lake, vineyards and beautiful hillsides. Relax and watch the world go by in “Mexican charm”. Your one-bedroom villa includes complimentary wine, tappas and breakfast daily. Mt. Retreat Timeshares 936 Cypress Point Dr., Arnold 95223 (209) 795-4447 • mtretreat.com Five star resort offers full compliment units. All units sleep 8 (1080-1396 sq ft). Every thing furnished. Rec center, indoor pool, spa, sauna, racquetball and more. Reasonable rates. Murphys Vacation Cottages Realty World/Murphys Realty 230 Big Trees Rd. (at Hwy. 4), Murphys 95247 (209) 728-3404 or (800) 800-3408 realtyworld-murphys.com Sleeps up to six. Charming cottages and condominiums perfect for private get-aways, family vacations and business retreats. Premium locations; fully furnished. All have kitchens, TV, telephone. Walk to shops, restaurants and wine tasting. The Parkside Cottage Murphys Vacation Rentals 541 S. Algiers St., Murphys 95247 (209) 736-9372 • murphysvacationrentals.com Perfect Location! A two-minute walk to historic downtown, and next to the town park and creek. Spacious, comfortable…sleeps six. Beautifully furnished, gas fireplace, wireless internet. Daily and weekly rates. Prudential California Realty 1013 Highway 4, P.O. Box 6185, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-5555 or (800) 552-1221 pcr1.com or prucalarnold.com Home and condominium rentals from Arnold to Bear Valley. Real estate sales from Lake Tulloch to Bear Valley. Visit our website or stop by our office to see our listings. 1-800-225-3764 35 PHOTO: GREENHORN CREEK Retirement ___________________________________ Regional Lodging – Groveland ________________ Foothill Village Lodge and Inn 1400 Foothill Village Dr., Angels Camp (209) 729-2200 • afevans.com Premiere senior retirement community offering a full range of retirement accommodations and services located near intersection of Highways 4 and 49 in Historic Angels Camp, one hour east of Stockton in the Gold Country. Vacation Services _____________________________ Executive Decision – Cabin Care and Beyond Hotel Charlotte 18736 Main St., P.O. Box 787, Groveland 95321 (209) 962-6455 • hotelcharlotte.com Yosemite National Park is just 24 miles from this Bed and Breakfast hotel with a popular restaurant, bar and spirits. Rated #1 on TripAdvisor.com for Groveland. Vacation Rentals available also. Regional Lodging – Sonora ____________________ P.O. Box 143, Arnold 95223 (209) 479-9950 or (510) 325-8536 • guapnba.com An exclusive service providing linen rental, pre-arrival shopping services, chef services, massage and health reservations, babysitter referral, restaurant delivery and designated driver. Please visit our website for more information. Click on exec.decision link. Welcome to our Wonderland! Best Western Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center 19551 Hess Ave. off Hwy 108, Sonora 95370 (800) 532-1944 or (209) 533-4400 bwsonoraoaks.com Centrally located on the northern route to Yosemite National Park. Modern spacious guestrooms and full conference facilities. High speed internet. Deluxe continental breakfast. Restaurant and Lounge. AAA 3-diamond rated. Inns of California – Sonora 350 S. Washington St., Sonora 95370 (800) 251-1538 or (209) 532-3633 innsofcaliforniasonora.com Located in Downtown Sonora you will be within easy walking distance to many local restaurants and unique shops. Stay and enjoy all we have to offer. QUERENCIA, MURPHYS, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN 36 goCalaveras.com Marble Quarry RV Park and Cabins 11551 Yankee Hill Rd., Columbia, CA 95310 (209) 532-9539 • marblequarry.com A Park - not just a place to park. Ten minute scenic walk to historic Columbia. Family oriented, quiet, CLEAN and friendly. Hot showers, pool, playground. Camping cabins. AAA approved. New Hogan Lake-US Army Corps of Engineers 2713 Hogan Dam Rd., Valley Springs 95252 (209) 772-1343 • Recreation.gov Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills 30 miles east of Stockton, is the perfect place for camping, water sports, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Make reservations through NRRS@Recreation.gov FAMILY FUN AT BIG TREES, PHOTO: BEN DAVIDSON/CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU Camping...Roughing It (or not) Prefer sleeping under the stars? Pack up your gear and head to one of Calaveras County’s many public or private campgrounds, where you will find everything from rustic tent campsites in the scenic high country to full-service private RV resorts. Angels Camp RV & Camping Resort 3069 Highway 49, P.O. Box 847, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-0404 or (888) 398-0404 • angelscamprv.com Fun, family RV park/campground in historic California Gold Country. 42 sites, no restrictions on size/slideouts; tent sites with/without water/electricity and comfortable camping in lodges, rustic log cabins or 2-bdrm apartment. Calaveras Big Trees State Park Highway 4 three miles east of Arnold, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-2334; Reservations: (800) 444-PARK • bigtrees.org See complete listing on page 18. Frogtown RV Park 2465 Gun Club Rd., P.O. Box 489, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-2561, fax (209) 736-2476 Located at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. Featuring full hookups, water, power, and sewer. The Fairgrounds has facilities for any event large or small, outdoor or indoor. Frogtown – the best place to have your next event! Gold Strike Village Mobilehome & RV Park 1925 Gold Strike Rd., Rt 2, P.O. Box 658, San Andreas 95249 (209) 754-3180 • goldstrikevillage.com Gold mine and mining artifacts, Olympic swimming pool, shady trees, clean heated restrooms, hot showers, laundry, propane refills, clubhouse, mobile-home and RV hookups, facilities for tents and clubs. New Melones Lake/Bureau of Reclamation 6850 Studhorse Flat Rd., Sonora 95370 (209) 536-9094 • recreation.gov Reservations (877) 444-6777 • recreation.gov 305 campsites and 2 group camps reservable year round. Coin-op showers, no hook ups. Entrance gates open 4:00am-11:00pm (Winter 9:00pm). Boat launch, day use, trails. Interpretive programs. Visitor Center and Museum. Pardee Lake Recreation 4900 Stony Creek Rd., Ione 95640 (209) 772-1472 • pardeelakerecreation.com One of the most beautiful settings in the Mother Lode. Easy drive from valley and bay area locations. Perfect outing for day or weekend of picnicking, camping, fishing, RV’ing and relaxing with the family. Roaring Camp Mining Company 12010 Tabeau Rd., Pine Grove 95665 (209) 296-4100 • roaringcampgold.com See complete listing on page 14. Stanislaus National Forest/Calaveras Ranger District 5519 Highway 4, P.O. Box 500, Hathaway Pines 95233 (209) 795-1381; Reservations (877) 444-6777 fs.fed.us/r5/stanislaus/calaveras 16 developed tent/trailer campgrounds from Dorrington to the Sierra Crest. Sites are first-come first-served, reservations available on some sites. No hookups. Camping available at undeveloped sites throughout district. 14day maximum at all campgrounds. Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging 87220 Old Highway 120, Groveland 95321 (877) 962-7690 or (209) 962-7690 • yosemitepinesrv.com Located 30 minutes from the gates of Yosemite National Park we offer affordable lodging choices whether you roll up in an RV, pitch a tent, or rent a cabin. Golden Pines RV Resort & Campground 2869 E. Highway 4, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-2820 • www.goldenpinesrvresort.com Family RV park at 5,000’ elevation. Full hookups, tent sites, sleeper rental cabins, pool, playground, games, rec hall upon request, restrooms w/coin showers, laundry, and phone. Located in the Sierras. Lake Camanche 11700 Wade Ln., P.O. Box 206, Burson 95225 (209) 763-5121 • camancherecreation.com Overnight accommodations feature lakeside camping, RV sites, furnished cottage and motel units. Excellent Bass and Trout fishing provide yearround fishing access. Water sports available at Lake Camanche include water-skiing, personal watercraft, and wakeboarding. RELAXING BY THE WATER, PHOTO: O.A.R.S. 1-800-225-3764 37 GERBER VINEYARDS/LARAINE WINERY, VALLECITO, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN The Undiscovered Country Purchase your own piece of paradise in Calaveras County with the help of a local, professional Realtor. Barry Ward Realty Century 21 Sierra Properties 1122 Highway 4, P.O. Box 2961, Arnold, 95223 (209) 795-6600 or (800) 535-2700 • barrywardrealty.com 2075 Highway 4, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-4485 or (800) 523-8758 106 Main St., Murphys, CA 95247 (209) 728-8870 or (800) 237-0248 • c-21sierraproperties.com Elevate your real estate experience with Barry Ward Realty! We offer an elevated level of service from experienced top-notch professionals. Check out the virtual tours on our information packed website! Bear Valley Real Estate, Inc. Discover the magic of slowing down. From the Foothills to the Mountains, our friendly team of trained professionals can help you find your dream home! Relax, unwind, call us today! P.O. Box 5250, Bear Valley 95223 (209) 753-2334 or (877) 897-8828 • bearvalleyrealestate.com Century 21 Tri-Dam Realty Serving the real estate needs of Bear Valley and surrounding areas since 1982. We are proud to announce the Silver Mountain condominium project! Accepting Deposits Now! Anticipated completion date of January 08. 80 S. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 #6 California St., Valley Springs 95252 (209) 736-5930 or (209) 772-1323 • angelscamprealestate.com Big Trees Realty Talk about service! Four offices provide you with over 40 caring agents. Access to foothill and valley listings makes us a one stop shop for all of your real estate needs. 3365 Highway 4, P.O. Box 312, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-4712 • BigTreesRealty.com We fulfill dreams of living in one of the most beautiful places in California. We have over 30 years experience in helping you find your dream property in the Sierra foothills. Coldwell Banker Action Realty Castle Realty From Sierra wine country to Sierra mountain peaks, Coldwell Banker Action Realty will help you discover many area Real Estate offerings. Plan your next vacation by purchasing or renting one of our fine cabins. 481 E. Highway 4, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-8050 • castlerealty.com Whether you are a Buyer or Seller, our knowledge of Calaveras County and expertise in Real Estate can assist you in all your Real Estate needs. Open daily 9-5. Cedar Creek Realty 1332 Oak Ct., P.O. Box 818, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-HOME (4663) or 866-746-5050 • cedarcreekrealty.com P.O. Box 2000, 2182 Ste. C24 Highway 4 Meadowmont Shopping Center, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-2100 or (800) 310-4500 • actionrealty.com Coldwell Banker Lake Tulloch 14 O’Byrnes Ferry Rd., Copperopolis 95228 (209) 785-2273 or (800) 527-1173 • laketulloch.com From lake front property to vacant land and ranchettes to new construction our full-time agents and staff are here to make your Lake Tulloch Real Estate dreams a reality. A full service real estate agency with the marketing experience and service philosophy you wish existed everywhere. We work with buyers and sellers and offer property management services, vacation and full-time rentals. 38 goCalaveras.com Copper Valley Realty Sam Snead Real Estate 100 Town Square Rd., Copperopolis 95223 (866) 514-8675 or (209) 785-9700 • copperopolistownsquare.com 339 Main St. (at Main St. Corners), P.O. Box 117, West Point 95255 (209) 293-7979 • samsneadrealestate.com Located in the new Copperopolis Town Square, Copper Valley Realty is the premier real estate company of the Sierra Foothills. Since 1964 the largest market share in our area. Specializing in mountain property, vacation sites, investment acreage, cabins and homes. Your local experts for Gold Country properties. Open daily. Don Fry Realty/Don Fry Realty Vacation Rentals (209) 795-4441 or (800) 872-4441 Vintage Realty See complete listing on page 34. 1301 S. Main St., P.O. Box 369, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-9191 or (800) 400-9194 • www.vintage-realty.com DRE #01330396 Dorrington Realty 21 Boards Crossing, P.O. Box 4432, Dorrington 95223 (209) 795-4455 or (866) 912-4455 • dorringtonrealty.com Dorrington Realty Associates, Inc. is a local real estate office specializing in Big Trees Village and in areas from Murphys through Bear Valley. Stop by or check our website for our local listings. Serving all Calaveras County, we cover the gamut of real estate. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of our county. Call between 8-5 and speak to a real person. Forest Meadows Properties/ Forest Meadows Vacation Rentals (209) 728-8000 See complete listing on page 34. Gold Country Real Estate 35 E. Highway 4, P.O. Box 2310, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-2000 • goldcountryrealestate.com Our expertise is limitless! We are a full service Real Estate Company located in Murphys. Call us today and one of our helpful associates will help you find your next dream home! Mountain Ranch Realty, Inc. P.O. Box 199, Mountain Ranch 95246 (209) 754-3030 • MountainRanchRealty.Biz Located on the historic site of El Dorado Camp, we have been the premier real estate company in the area over 30 years. We’ll help you stake your claim in the Gold Country! TAKING TIME FOR A DOWNTOWN STROLL, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN Premier Properties 415 Main St., #A, Murphys 95247 (209) 728-2888 or (209) 559-1368 • PremierProperties.com Premier Properties is your Premier Real Estate connection in Calaveras County. We provide you with Premier quality, integrity, confidentiality, and personal service for your Premier lifestyle. Access all MLS listings at PremierProperties.com. Prudential California Realty, Angels Camp 23 N. Main St., Ste. 100, Angels Camp 95221 866-725-9455 • PCR1.com Turn a Weekend into a Lifetime! Whether you are looking for a golf course home, country ranch, vacation cabin or investment property, we can help. Stop by our office or call today! R3Real Estate Center 2700 Highway 12, P.O. Box 194, Burson 95225 (209) 772-8700 or (209) 772-8550 • R3RealEstate.com The R3 Team provides lots of experience and an array of solutions for your toughest real estate needs! Specializing in the Valley Springs area and the new ranch communities at Olive Orchard Estates. Saddle Creek Real Estate 999 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis 95228 (800) 611-7722 or (209) 785-5600 • saddlecreek.com Saddle Creek’s gated community offers luxurious residences, including custom homes and estate lots, ideally situated in the natural beauty of the Sierra Foothills and overlooking one of California’s top ten golf courses. 1-800-225-3764 39 Affordable Fun in Calaveras County! Feeling a pinch in your pocketbook? Here are O great ideas to have a lot of fun and save a few dollars.* A Ranger Guided Hikes at New Melones Lake: FREE B Tour the Frog Hop of Fame: FREE C Self-guided Historic Walking Tours: FREE D RanchoNC Alpaca Farm Tour: FREE E Ironstone Vineyards Winery and Garden Tour: FREE F Mountain Biking and Hiking Trails: FREE G Ebbetts Pass National FREE Scenic Byway Driving Tour: H Summer Concerts in the Park: FREE I Stargazing: FREE J Year-round Events: See Calendar K Climbing Wall at Moaning Cavern: $5/person L Gold Panning: FREE - $5 and up/person M Local Museums: FREE - $3 donation/person N Winetasting: FREE - $5/person O Calaveras Big Trees State Park: $6/car Spending Time in Calaveras County... PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN …priceless! *prices subject to change SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES Growing Forests for Our Future... Sierra Pacific Industries is a third-generation, family owned and operated forest products company. As stewards of the forests, our goal is to maintain and improve the forest ecosystem for future generations. Our forest management philosophy is based on science and we have undertaken extensive planning and research to ensure that we meet or exceed the most stringent forestry regulations in the nation. We have always made protection of the environment the cornerstone of our forest management policies - the highest standards in the world. We are in the business of maintaining healthy forests and providing wood products for consumers. We believe that healthy trees, cold clean water and enduring wildlife habitat are the natural result of sound forest management practices. 40 goCalaveras.com Financial Services __________________ Central State Credit Union 462 St. Charles St., San Andreas 95249 51 N. Main St., Ste. G, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 444-5300 or (800) 675-5114 • centralstatecu.org Your community credit union, serving all those who live, work or worship in Calaveras or San Joaquin Counties. Guaranty Bank 479 S. Main St., P.O. Box 70, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-4561 • guarantygroup.com Guaranty Bank is a local community based bank in Angels Camp (next to H&R Block). We have a 24-hour ATM and will also cash Travelers checks for tourists visiting the area (free of charge). Mother Lode Bank Loan Office: 150 Big Trees Rd., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-3700 • motherlodebank.com Locally owned and operated. Offering a range of family and business banking services, including consumer and commercial loans, residential and construction mortgages, on-line and ATM banking. “We’re Local….. and Simply a Better Bank”. Pacific State Bank 501 S. Main St., P.O. Box 878, Angels Camp 95221 (209)729-1500 Visit Pacific State Bank for all your banking needs. Builder & Home Purchasing Services JDK Builders 259 Leaf Ct., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-2236 • JDKBuilders.com We build top-quality homes and commercial projects. From the smallest remodel to the largest project, every job is built with exacting quality and attention to detail, and is “green by design.” Placer Title Company 111 Town Square Rd., Copperopolis 95228 • (209) 785-9300 1111 Dunbar Rd., Ste. B-200, P.O. Box 48, Arnold, 95223 • (209) 795-1308 10 Nove Way, Suite M, Valley Springs 95252 • (209) 772-2832 placertitle.com You can expect that the company handling your monies and documentation is financially sound, maintains the highest ethical standards and performs in a timely manner. The Placer Title Company exceeds those expectations. Sidle Construction P.O. Box 238, Mokelumne Hill 95245 (209) 286-1791 • sidleconstruction.com Since 1985, Sidle Construction has specialized in designing, developing and building high quality custom homes and commercial structures. We pride ourselves on the high quality of our designs and craftsmanship. “Buy land. They’ve stopped making it.” - Mark Twain 1-800-225-3764 41 Business Associations & Partnerships ________________________________________ Angels Camp Business Association Murphys Business Association P.O. Box 62, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-1333 • AngelsCampBusiness.com P.O. Box 2034, Murphys 95247 visitmurphys.com Promotes and facilitates business and community development, growth and goodwill through an annual physical and community improvement project, numerous annual community events, and a college scholarship fund for local graduates. See our ad on page 41. Enjoy our charming wine district, gold rush town and many special events such as Irish Day and Christmas Open House. Ask for copies of our visitors brochure, business directory and walking tour! Bear Valley Business Association P.O. Box 446, Murphys 95247 209-728-2788 P.O. Box 5444, Bear Valley 95223 (209) 753-2842 • bearvalleyvillage.com Bear Valley Village is Northern California’s most centrally located mountain resort community with abundant activities. It is home to a variety of services, shops, restaurants and accommodation options. Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce 1211 S. Main St., P.O. Box 1145, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-2580 • calaveras.org A non-profit membership supported organization composed of businesses, professionals and individuals working to strengthen the business community. The Chamber serves as a resource center for business and general information about Calaveras County. Copperopolis Area Business Association P.O. Box 466, Copperopolis 95228 shopcopper.org CABA is comprised of business owners and community members committed to increasing and encouraging business development, growth and tourism in the Copperopolis area. The Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association (EPSBA) P.O. Box 2882, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-4789 • scenic4.org EBSBA is dedicated to preserving, enhancing and promoting the unique resources of the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway, a 61-mile stretch of Hwy 4 and 89, from Arnold to Markleeville. Greater Arnold Business Association P.O. Box 2385, Arnold 95223 (209) 795-0904 • greaterarnold.org Stretching 47 miles along Highway 4 from Forest Meadows to Bear Valley and Ebbetts Pass, the greater Arnold area is teaming with abundant recreation and natural bounties. Call for a free color guide. Murphys Community Club The Murphys Community Club is a non-profit organization whose charter is to maintain and enhance Murphys charming and historic Community Park located on Algiers Street in downtown Murphys. Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau 1608 I St., Sacramento 95814 (916) 808-7777 or (800) 292-2334 • discovergold.org Gold Rush-era attractions, State Capitol tours and outdoor adventures. Ask about your free Sacramento Gold Card - receive VIP offers such as discount admissions to museums, free appetizers at selected restaurants and shopping coupons. San Andreas Merchants Association P.O. Box 811, San Andreas 95249 (209) 754-0127 • SanAndreas.info SAM events include: June-Kites Over Calaveras, December–Victorian Christmas to Remember, Summer-Farmer’s Market, October-Halloween Carnival, Miss Kitty Days. Call for exact dates. “It pays to shop in San Andreas.” Society for the Preservation of West Calaveras History P.O. Box 714, Burson 95225 • (209) 772-0336 Formed in 2006 as a non-profit association to celebrate that history in an effective manner, SPWCH obtains, preserves and restores historic items and disseminates knowledge of the area’s history to the general public. Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau 542 Stockton Rd., Sonora 95370 (800) 446-1333 or (209) 533-4420 • TCVB.com The area has the historic towns of Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia, and Groveland. It features Columbia and Railtown 1897 State Historic Parks, Dodge Ridge Wintersports (Hwy 108) and Yosemite’s northern gateway. Valley Springs Area Business Association P.O. Box 848, Valley Springs 95252 • ValleySpringsABA.com To promote business and community spirit in Valley Springs and surrounding areas. Join us for the annual Christmas Parade and Craft Faire the first Saturday in December. Wallace/Burson Association Valley Springs Gateway To The Mother Lode Highways 12 & 26 ABA ABA Area Business Association www.ValleySpringsABA.com 42 P.O. Box 103, Wallace 95254 Non-profit community organization, founded in 1999, dedicated to the betterment of the two towns that are the gateway to Calaveras County’s tri-dam area. The WBA sponsors numerous events, including the Annual Burson Founders Day. Insurance ___________________________ State Farm Insurance 1270 Suzanne Dr., Suite D, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-5910 Your one stop shopping for all your insurance needs. goCalaveras.com Central Sierra Seasons Magazine P.O. Box 3306, Sonora 95370 (209) 928-3009 • sierraseasons.com A source for stories on Sierra entertainment, recreation and arts, including the rich history of the area. Seasons Magazine is themed for the season with extraordinary full-color photography. Golden State Cellular 380 N. Main St., Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-0657 or (800) 453-8255 Golden State Cellular provides a full line of cellular accessories and the most extensive coverage in the Mother Lode and Nationwide. KVML1450 AM, KZSQ 92.7FM, KKBN 93.5FM 342 South Washington St., Sonora 95370 (209) 533-1450 • mymotherlode.com Hospitals & Clinics __________________ KVML AM 1450 - All news, All Morning 6-9am, plus hosts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Neal Boortz, Clark Howard, Michael Savage, and Paul Harvey. STAR 92.7 KZSQ plays Today’s Hits and Yesterday’s Favorites! 93.5 KKBN plays Today’s Country! Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital The Union Democrat 768 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas 95249 - (209) 754-3521 Family Medical Center, Angels Camp - (209) 736-0813 Family Medical Center, Arnold - (209) 795-4193 Family Medical Center, Copperopolis - (209) 785-7000 Family Medical Center, Valley Springs - (209) 772-9538 Started in 1854, the Union Democrat is the oldest newspaper in California that has been continuously published under the same name. The Calaveras County edition is published every day Monday through Friday. ENJOYING CALAVERAS, PHOTO: RICK E. MARTIN Providing quality and accessible health care services to the Sierra foothill communities of Calaveras County. Our employees, physicians, and board members are committed to high-tech care that emphasizes the importance of family and community. Sonora Regional Medical Center 1000 Greenley Rd., Sonora 95370 (209) 532-5000 • sonoramedicalcenter.org Arnold Family Medical Center - (209) 795-1270 Angels Camp Family Medical Center - (209) 736-0249 Community Home Care – (209) 736-9181 Full service medical center including 24-hour emergency services, birth 84 S. Washington St., Sonora 95370 (209) 736-1234 • uniondemocrat.com VIA Magazine 3379 Solano Ave., #200, Napa 94558 (707) 254-8448 • viamagazine.com VIA is the AAA travel/lifestyle magazine mailed bimonthly to 2.8 million homes in N. CA, NV & UT. Advertisers receive the implied endorsement of AAA, a brand that stands for loyalty and dependability. Printing, Graphics & Signs __________ Gateway Press 772 Murphys Creek Rd., Murphys 95247 (209) 728-2368 • gatewaypress.net center, cardiac catheterization lab, cancer center with radiation and medical oncology, diagnostic imaging services, rehabilitation services, transitional care, skilled nursing units. “WE PUT INK ON STUFF!” Signs, vehicle lettering and wraps, full color signs, printing, graphics, decals, screen printed textiles, and much more! Custom tattoo your vehicle today with our custom vinyl and digital graphics. Electronic Equipment & Computers Foothill Printing & Graphics/Calaveras Press, Inc. Blastronix, Inc., Networking and Computer Sales 2892 S. Highway 49, #3, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 795-0738 • blastronix.com Network installation, computer maintenance and sales. 2245 Highway 49, P.O. Box 338, Angels Camp 95222 (209) 736-4332 • FoothillPrinting.com Serving the county since 1968, we provide full-service commercial printing and professional graphic design services. Combining reliable technology with the tradition of personal service, we build dependable business relationships. Media & Communications __________ Calaveras Enterprise 15 N. Main St., P.O. Box 1197, San Andreas 95249 (209) 754-3861 • calaverasenterprise.com The Calaveras Enterprise is the county’s leading newspaper in terms of subscribers and household penetration. Visit our website for daily updates of local news, events and sports. Caltel 513 Main St., P.O. Box 37, Copperopolis 95228 (209) 785-2211 • caltel.com Caltel for all your communication needs. Telephone, Long Distance, Internet/DSL and coming soon - Digital TV! Family owned and operated for over 110 years. We look forward to serving your needs. 1-800-225-3764 43 A Healthy Life Your Good Health Is the Focus of Our Hospital, Medical Staff, and Family Medical Centers. Medical Staff Specialties Hospital Services THE NEXT GENERATION OF QUALITY HEALTH CARE FAMILY MEDICAL CENTERS Family Practice • Pediatrics Lab Tests • Behavioral Health Call for Same Day Appointment Angels Camp • 736-0813 222 S. Main Street • Angels Towne Center Arnold • 795-4193 2182 Highway 4 • Meadowmont Center Copperopolis • 785-7000 3505 Spangler Ln., Ste. 400 • Lake Tulloch Plaza Valley Springs • 772-9538 1919 Vista Del Lago Drive • La Contenta Plaza Medicare, Medi-Cal, and Most Insurance Plans Accepted Payment Assistance Available Live Your Dream 44 (209) 754-3521 768 Mountain Ranch Road San Andreas, California 95249 � LEARN ABOUTYOUR LOCAL HEALTH CARE RESOURCE www.marktwainhospital.org OUR WEBSITE HAS TOURS, SERVICES & PHYSICIANS Bring Your Family Practice to the Gold Country in Calaveras County to enjoy year-round recreation and excellent Quality of Life. Please call (209) 754-2602 for more information. goCalaveras.com Religious Directory All telephone numbers are in the 209 area code. Assembly of God Sierra Worship Center 647 Stanislaus Ave., Angels Camp CA 95222 • 743-4273 Assembly Of God Russell Rd. & Market, San Andreas CA 95249 • 754-3298 Valley Christian Center 2475 Silver Rapids Rd., Valley Springs, CA 95252 772-2090 American Baptist Oak Circle Community Church 1438 Oak Circle Dr., Arnold, CA 95223 • 795-2491 Southern Baptist Mokelumne Hill Community Church San Andreas Ward Bishops Office Murphys Community Church Lutheran 8253 Main St., Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 • 286-1165 65 Jones St., Murphys, CA 95247 • 728-2688 Congregational First Congregational 509 N Algiers St., Murphys, CA 95247 • 728-3141 Covenant Chapel In The Pines 2286 Cedar Ln., Arnold, CA 95223 • 795-1064 Community Covenant 261 Treat Ave., San Andreas, CA 95249 • 754-3881 First Baptist Good Samaritan Community 1555 Depot Rd., Angels Camp, CA 95222 • 736-2464 4684 Baldwin, Valley Springs, CA 95252 • 772-9548 First Baptist Sierra Bible Church 8021 Wards Ave., Wallace, CA 95254 • 763-5217 Grace Fellowship Church 1209 S Highway 49, San Andreas, CA 95249 • 754-4110 Baha’i Bahai Faith of Calaveras P.O. Box 1536, San Andreas, CA 95249 • 286-1999 or 800-22-UNITE Bible Big Trees Community Bible Church 1216 Blagen Rd., Arnold, CA 95223 • 795-2964 Catholic Our Lady Of The Sierra Main & Jones, Murphys, CA 95247 • 728-3021 Eastern Orthodox St. Gabriel Orthodox Church 1538 Highway 4 Angels Camp, CA 95222 • 754-9430 Episcopal Church of the Ascension 4351 Highway 4, Avery, CA 95224 • 795-5970 St. Matthew’s Mariposa & Oak, San Andreas, CA 95249 • 754-3878 Foothill Community 3710 Whittle Rd., Angels Camp, CA 95222 • 736-9338 Mountain Ranch Community 1302 Main St., Douglas Flat, CA • 728-3817 8403 E Murray Creek Rd., Mt. Ranch, CA 95246 754-1650 Mountain Christian Fellowship Jehovah’s Witnesses 685 Copello Dr., Angels Camp, CA 95222 • 736-4792 Church Of Christ 703 Paloma Rd., Valley Springs, CA 95252 • 772-9553 Community Camanche Community Church 4322 Camanche Parkway, Camanche, CA 95454 763-2650 1-800-225-3764 642 Murphys Grade Rd., Angels Camp, CA 95222 736-2607 Non-Denominational Calvary Chapel 81 Highway 12, Valley Springs, CA 95252 • 772-9845 Lake Tulloch Bible Church 2566 Spangler, Copperopolis, CA 95228 • 785-4302 Mountain Christian Fellowship 3488 E Highway 4, Murphys, CA 95247 • 728-2250 Paloma Community Pentecostal Burson Full Gospel 3201 W Highway 12, Valley Springs, CA 95252 772-9310 Seventh Day Adventist Cornerstone Interdenominational Church Of Christ Nazarene Church of The Nazarene Foursquare Gospel St. Patrick’s Church Of Christ 8063 Washington, Mt. Ranch, CA 95246 • 754-3732 Mt. Zion Church of God 2704 Highway 4, Arnold, CA 95223 • 795-5784 3488 E Highway 4, Murphys, CA 95247 • 728-2250 Mountain Ranch Lutheran Grace Fellowship 820 S Main St., Angels Camp, CA 95222 • 736-4575 Community Faith Center 225 Highway 12, Valley Springs, CA 95252 • 772-0940 6291 Church, Valley Springs, CA 95252 • 772-1605 Highway 49, San Andreas, CA 95249 • 754-4110 Charismatic Foothill Lutheran Church St. Clare Of Assisi St. Andrews 619 Sheep Ranch Rd., Murphys, CA 95247 • 728-2854 Mitchler & Highway 4, Murphys, CA 95247 • 728-2041 Open Bible Evangelical St. Patrick’s Faith Lutheran Church 695 Main St., Copperopolis, CA 95228 (Meets at Historical Armory) • 785-0225 1301 Linebaugh Rd., Arnold, CA 95223 • 795-7625 162 Church Hill Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 • 754-3815 221 Church Hill Rd., San Andreas CA • 754-4135 Jehovah Christian Witness 1434 Highway 49, San Andreas, CA 95249 • 754-4928 Arnold Congregation 4339 Meadow View Rd., Murphys, CA 95247 • 728-2423 Jewish Motherlode Jewish Community Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties • 533-1650 Latter Day Saints Church Of Jesus Christ 400 Bret Harte Dr., Murphys CA 95247 • 728-9952 Highway 49, San Andreas, CA 95249 • 754-4616 Seventh Day Adventist 140 N Main, Altaville, CA 95221 • 736-4636 Seventh Day Adventist 399 Mariposa, San Andreas, CA 95249 • 754-3430 United Church Of Christ First Congregational 509 N Algiers, Murphys, CA 95247 • 728-3141 Union Church 1141 S Main St, Angels Camp, CA 95222 • 736-4171 Vallecito Union Church PO Box 232, Vallecito, CA 95251 • 588-8846 United Methodist Community United Methodist 135 Laurel, Valley Springs, CA 95252 • 772-2429 Unitarian Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 1300 Main St, Douglas Flat, CA 95229 45 Transportation Getting to Calaveras County is easy. If you’ve done the drive to Yosemite or Lake Tahoe, Calaveras is a cake-walk. Once you’re here, take advantage of our helpful and friendly transportation services. Airports _______________________________ Calaveras County Airport, Maury Rasmussen Field 3600 Carol Kennedy Dr., San Andreas, 95249 • (209) 736-2501 co.calaveras.ca.us/departments/admin/airport.asp General Aviation Airport; hangars, tie downs, fuel, aircraft maintenance services. Located at 1320-feet elevation, between San Andreas and Angels Camp. Training services, fly-ins, aviation events, charter and rental services. Transportation Services ________________ Linkline Charter & Tours (209) 694-8787 • See complete listing on page 21. Murphys Cab Company (209) 559-8777 • See complete listing on page 21. Stagecoach Limousine (209) 736-9226 • See complete listing on page 21. Important Phone Numbers: Angels Camp Police Calaveras County Sheriff California Highway Patrol FIRE 736-2567 754-6500 754-3541 754-6639 Emergency: Dial 911 PHOTO: STAGECOACH LIMOUSINE E Clampus Vitus History, humor and a helping hand come together in the form of an ancient Order unique to the Sierras. In the Gold Rush days of the mid-nineteenth century, thousands of mining camps and towns sprang up throughout the Sierra Nevada mountain range. If gold was found nearby, a new town would rise up overnight. A miner’s life was rugged, dangerous and often short, and for many a nomadic existence moving from one location to another in search of that precious yellow metal. For all but a few, their arduous labor produced scant reward. By 1850, both the Masonic Lodge and the Odd Fellows (IOOF) were well established in California. These fraternal organizations were groups of men of influence whose meetings required formal attire and provided little humor or relief from a days hard labor. In 1851, a group of men in Mokelumne Hill felt that another, less serious organization was needed and thus began “The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus,” with an avowed dedication to the protection of “Widows and Orphans” in the west. Originally the order was a bit of a spoof, but soon grew like wildfire as chapters sprang up in nearly every mining community. Clampers banded together, supporting each other and caring for the families of killed and injured miners. E Clampus Vitus became a respected and honored men-only organization, and yet enjoyed a well deserved reputation as hard drinking pranksters. Modern day Clampers are dedicated to preserving western and mining history and have erected hundreds of historical markers and plaques to commemorate sites, people and events that played a role in our western heritage. Clampers will never retire their quest for fun, lest they be untrue to their heritage. 46 PHOTO: CHRIS HALL goCalaveras.com CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU GoCalaveras.com 1192 South Main Street Post Office Box 637 Angels Camp, CA 95222 (209) 736-0049 or (800) 225-3764