2013 Tuolumne County Vacation Planner
Your go-to planner for your getaway to California's Tuolumne County - Yosemite Gold Country! Includes activities, calendar of events, lodging ideas and much more!
HIGHWAY 120 Northern Gateway to Yosemite National Park Best inHotels Ask about our Seasonal Packages Snow Play • Yosemite Bus & Auto • Theatre • Gas Card Sonora Oaks Hotel INNSÊofÊCalifornia 19551 Hess Avenue at Mono Way Sonora 95370 209-533-4400 800-532-1944 www.BWSonoraOaks.com 350ÊS.ÊWashingtonÊStreet DowntownÊSonoraÊ95370 209-532-3633 800-251-1538 www.SonoraInnsOfCalifornia.com & Conference Center HistoricÊSonora Voted Best Hotel in Region Convenient Downtown Location • Complimentary full, hot breakfast • Walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants • Popular on-site restaurant and lounge • Complimentary continental breakfast • Full-service Conference Center • Friendly and knowledgable staff • Seasonally heated pool and spa in park-like setting • Heated pool and spa tub for last 6 years • Romantic fireplace suites available • Pet friendly • Free WiFi internet • Free parking • Free high-speed WiFi internet • Guest laundry • Pet friendly • Spa suites • Free parking HeritageHotelGroup.com Follow us at Facebook.com/HeritageHotelGroup • Follow us at twitter.com/HeritageHGroup On the Cover Pinecrest Lake at sunset, an iconic Vacationland destination located on upper Highway 108. welcome Welcome to Tuolumne County Vacationland in Yosemite Gold Country! Whether you’ve been visiting for a lifetime or you’re planning your first Tuolumne County getaway this Vacation Planner is your go-to resource. This year’s planner features a complete redesign with new pullout map and many new photos. For the first time ever, the planner has two different covers to better showcase our abundant four-season fun! Once you arrive in Tuolumne County, be sure and stop by the Visitors Center in Sonora (open daily) where you’ll be greeted by a friendly staff who can help you find the perfect place to stay, dine or play. Heading to Yosemite? The Chinese Camp Visitors Center can answer any questions you may have about your North Yosemite travels (call ahead for hours). UOLUMNE Keep in touch with Tuolumne C O U N T Y County 365 days a year by becoming VISITORS BUREAU a part of our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube family. Share your vacation photos, stories YosemiteGoldCountry.com and memories with us! Tuolumne County Visitors Centers Photos: Kennedy Meadows Resort and Pack Station: USFS; T (800) 446-1333 Mt. Lyell: Y Explore – Yosemite Adventures (John P. DeGrazio); Yosemite: Y Explore – Yosemite Adventures (John P. DeGrazio) Tuolumne County Travel Planner 2013 is copyright ©2013 by the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau which has made every effort to insure the accuracy of the information contained herein, but assumes no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. Design & Production: Linda Gough Design, P.O. Box 84, Jamestown, CA 95327 2 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 Sonora Location 542 Stockton St., Sonora CA 95370 (209) 533-4420 Chinese Camp Location 13785 Highway 49, Chinese Camp, CA 95309 (209) 984-4636 Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-25 History, Me-Wuk Culture, Gold Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fishing & Caverns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 River Rafting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Riding Bikes & Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Stanislaus National Forest, Hiking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Parks, Yosemite National Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Snowshoe, Snowplay, Ice Skating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ski & Snowboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Columbia State Historic Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Railtown 1897 State Historic Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Arts & Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Movie Making . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Historic Towns and Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Wineries & Casinos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Meetings & Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Weddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Libraries & Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Transportation & Associations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Itineraries & Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-55 MEMBER DIRECTORY Business Districts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-46 Highway 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 Groveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Jamestown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33 Sonora Historic District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35 Sonora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37 Sonora East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Tuolumne City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Twain Harte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Upper Highway 108 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43 Gold Country Regional Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-46 WHERE TO DINE & STAY Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-49 Hotels, B&Bs, Cabins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-52 Campgrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Photos: New Melones Lake: Lisa Mayo; Relief Reservoir: Jane Belcher; Bridle Veil Falls Yosemite: Y Explore â€“ Yosemite Adventures (John P. DeGrazio); Carlon Falls, Evergreen Lodge YosemiteGoldCountry.com 3 Tour Through History Take a step back in time with self-guided walking tours that highlight the area’s oldest and most interesting buildings, houses and landmarks. Maps are available at the Tuolumne County Visitor Center in Sonora for just one dollar! Touring by car? A drive guide is available for purchase and will take you into the small towns, back roads and out to some of the lesser known places where you will learn about the rich mining, logging, railroad and agriculture heritage of this area. Me-Wuk Culture In the language of the Me-Wuk Native American Indians, Tuolumne (pronounced too-all-ah-me) translates from the Me-Wuk language meaning “rushing river”. The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk’s Rancheria is located eight miles east of Sonora. Special public events take place at the Rancheria, the biggest of which is the annual Acorn Festival featuring the making of traditional Nupa (acorn soup), ceremonial dancing, native crafts, other traditions and food. This Festival is held each September and celebrates the annual harvest of the black oak acorns, a traditional staple of the Me-Wuk. The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians has been a staunch supporter of education, athletics, and non-profit efforts in Tuolumne County. The Tribe owns and operates Black Oak Casino and Family Fun Center and the Tuolumne Me-Wuk Health Clinic. Gold Fever Yes, there is still gold in those hills—and lots of it just waiting to be discovered! Word has it that during the Gold Rush only 30% of the Mother Lode’s gold riches were actually extracted. This could be the very reason gold prospecting has remained a popular year-round activity in Tuolumne County. Authentic gold panning adventures are available for enthusiasts of all ages. While gold prospecting requires no special skills or expensive equipment to get started, there are lessons available at Columbia State Historic Park and in Jamestown. Guided gold prospecting trips may also be arranged. Come try out this easy, fun and potentially very rewarding Tuolumne County experience! California Gold Panning: 984-4038, page 30 Gold Prospecting Adventures & Store: (800) 596-0009, page 31 Hidden Treasure Gold Mine & Matelot Gulch Mine Supply Store: 532-9693, page 33 Photos: Historic Standard: Sandy Gordon; Wells Fargo Columbia: CA State Parks; California Gold: TCVB; MiWuk Tribal Dancers: Tuolumne MiWuk Tribal Council; Columbia: www.rickemartinphoto.com 4 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 Go Fish! On the lake shore or from a boat, from fly fishing to learning to bait a hook at the Springfield Trout Farm, Tuolumne County has excellent fishing opportunities in almost any setting you can imagine. Fish for bass or Kokanee salmon at major lakes like Don Pedro, Lake Tulloch or New Melones. For trout, head to a high country lake or stream. Local guides can help organize your dream fishing trip! Evergreen Lodge: 800-93-LODGE, page 26 Fish’n Dan’s Guide Service: 352-0224 Goodwin Lake Trout Fishing: (831) 809-0316, page 26 Springfield Trout Farm: 532-4623, page 33 Stanislaus National Forest: 532-3671, 965-3434 or 962-7825, page 10 Underground Adventures Caverns are fascinating, invigorating and educational. Immerse yourself in this stunning underground world that features spectacular crystalline formations along winding passageways. Take a walking tour or get a different perspective by rappelling 165 feet into a cavern! CALIFORNIA CAVERN STATE HISTORIC LANDMARK (209) 736-2708 • Fax 736-0330 • (866) 762-2837 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas CaveAndMineAdventures.com • email@example.com California’s first show cave! Offering 60-80 minute Trail of Lights family walking tour, the 2-hour Mammoth Cave Expedition & the 4-hour Middle Earth Expedition. Open spring through fall. School program and Corporate Team Building available. MERCER CAVERNS (209) 728-2101 • Sheep Ranch Road • P.O. Box 509, Murphys 95247 Discovered in 1885. One of the crown jewels of the Gold Country. World renowned for rare aragonite flos ferri. 45 min. guided tour takes you into a wondrous world of beautiful and delicate cave formations. Open daily MOANING CAVERN (209) 736-2708 • Fax 736-0330 • (866) 762-2837 Parrott’s Ferry Rd., P.O. Box 78, Vallecito 95251 CaveAndMineAdventures.com • firstname.lastname@example.org California’s largest underground room with the historic 100’ spiral staircase, 45-minute Family Walking tour, The Rappel (a 165’ rope descent), or a 3-hour wild cavern Adventure Trip. Experience twin zip line rides. School program and Corporate Team Building available. Open daily year-round. Photos: Trout Fishing: Ray Rychnovsky; Trout: Don Vachini; Mercer Caverns: Dave Bunnell; California Caverns: Dave Bunnell YosemiteGoldCountry.com 5 MOUNTAIN SPRINGS GOLF CLUB (209) 532-1000 • Fax: 532-0203 17566 Limekiln Road, Sonora 95370 MountainSpringsGolf.com Championship 18-hole golf course, pro shop, practice facility, instruction by PGA professional. Open to the public 7 days a week. Multiple tees for beginners to experts. Stay and Play Packages. Call for tee times and info. VISA/MC. PHOENIX LAKE GOLF COURSE (209) 532-0111 • Fax: 532-0583 21448 Paseo de los Portales, Sonora 95370 PhoenixLakeGolf.com • email@example.com Tree-lined nine-hole championship golf course, pro shop, driving range, snack shop, golf instruction, and tournament groups welcome. Panoramic views with Sullivan Creek coming into play on numerous holes. Call for tee times. Visa/MC welcome. Open 7 days. PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE GOLF COURSE (209) 962-8620 • Fax: 962-5302 12765 Mueller Dr., Groveland 95321 PineMountainLake.com firstname.lastname@example.org An 18-hole championship golf course, restaurant, lounge, nestled in the mountains. Reservations recommended. SADDLE CREEK RESORT (888) 852-5787 • (209) 785-7400 • Fax: 785-6857 Golf Shop: 785-3700 • Restaurant: 785-7400 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis 95228 SaddleCreek.com 18-hole, semi-private course. Par 72, 6773 yards. Tee times can be made 14 days in advance. Collared shirts and soft spikes are a must. No denim, please. Geoff Podgomy, PGA professional. Restaurant serving breakfast and lunch daily, dinner on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Overnight accommodations, Stay and Play Packages available. TWAIN HARTE GOLF CLUB (209) 586-3131 22909 Meadow Dr., Twain Harte 95383 Nine-hole golf course located in Twain Harte, surrounded by beautiful towering pines. Full service bar, restaurant, pro shop and practice putting green. Tournaments and banquets welcome. Call for reservations and rates. Photos: Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course: TCVB/Lisa Mayo; Phoenix Lake Golf Course: TCVB/Lisa Mayo; Saddle Creek: Sandy Gordon 6 Get in the Swing of Things Set out for 18 holes of golf or take in a quick nine! Either way you’ll be sure to enjoy golfing in the varied terrain of the Sierra foothills. Spectacular views, landscapes and sometimes even the local wildlife greet you around every dogleg. Every ability level is welcome and lessons are available. Fine dining and well-equipped pro shops round out your golf experience. Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 Raft It! Tuolumne County is world-famous for white water and rightly so. The Tuolumne and Stanislaus Rivers offer everything from float boats to Class 5 river runs. The Tuolumne is California’s premier wilderness white water, named California’s #1 rafting river by the San Francisco Chronicle. Cherry Creek, the North Fork of the Stanislaus River and the lower Stanislaus River offer varying degrees of excitement. Check out a local outfitter to set up your rafting adventure. ARTA RIVER TRIPS (209) 962-7873 • 2400 Casa Loma Rd., Groveland Arta.org • email@example.com ARTA offers guided whitewater vacations throughout the west including the world-class Tuolumne River. Outstanding guides, fair prices, fresh food. Non-profit and friendly since 1963. ALL OUTDOORS CALIFORNIA WHITEWATER RAFTING (925) 932-8993 • (800) 24-RAFTS (247-2387) 1250 Pine St., Suite 103, Walnut Creek 94596 AORafting.com • rivers@AOrafting.com For over 45 years, All-Outdoors has guided more than 20,000 trips, and over 250,000 guests on ten of California’s best and scenic rivers. Options include beginner runs on the South Fork American, to intermediate runs like the Tuolumne, to Cherry Creek, the most challenging whitewater trip in the U.S. O.A.R.S. (209) 736-4677 • (800) 346-6277 2863 Highway 49 • P.O. Box 67, Angels Camp 95222 Oars.com • firstname.lastname@example.org O.A.R.S. offers half-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. RIVER JOURNEY (209) 847-4671 • (800) 292-2938 P.O. Box 2268, Oakdale 95361 RiverJourney.com • email@example.com Float 8 miles down the clean, clear-flowing Stanislaus River. Enjoy the picturesque scenery, exciting riffles and the challenge of Class II Russian Rapid. A cool river’s swim on a hot summer day, picnicking with family and friends make for a day to remember! Photos: Tuolumne River, O.A.R.S.; Tuolumne River, Zephyr River Expeditions; Tuolumne River, Zephyr River Expeditions; Tuolumne River, O.A.R.S. SIERRA MAC RIVER TRIPS (209) 591-8027 • (800) 457-2580 P.O. Box 264, Groveland 95321 SierraMac.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Marty McDonnell pioneered Tuolumne River rafting in 1969. Today our specialties are the Class IV Tuolumne River, for entry level to intermediate whitewater rafting, and the Class V Cherry Creek/Upper Tuolumne, the “most challenging whitewater trip in the U.S.” Call to make a reservation with the most experienced team in the business. SUNSHINE RAFTING ADVENTURES (209) 848-4800 • (800) 829-7238 P.O. Box 1445, Oakdale 95361 RaftAdventure.com • email@example.com Family friendly trips on the Stanislaus River for over 25 years. Trips, start in Knights Ferry and meander 7.5 miles to Orange Blossom Park. Includes class I-II rapids beautiful riparian scenery and access to a number of public parks. Trips start at $24 per day and include equipment and shuttle service. WHITEWATER VOYAGES (510) 222-5994 • (800) 400-RAFT (7238) 5225 San Pablo Dam Road; El Sobrante 94803 WhiteWaterVoyages.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Whitewater Voyages offers California’s largest variety of professionally guided river adventures including the Tuolumne, Merced, Kern, Kings and 14 other fantastic rivers spanning the spectrum from mild to wild (Class II to Class V). Free catalogs, website, reservationists to answer your questions. ZEPHYR RIVER EXPEDITIONS (209) 532-6249 • (800) 431-3636 22517 Parrotts Ferry Road P.O. Box 510; Columbia 95310 Zrafting.com • email@example.com One-half to 3 day rafting on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Kings, Merced & American rivers. Family rates, group discounts, great food. Call for brochure. YosemiteGoldCountry.com 7 Lakes Water fun is literally limitless in Tuolumne County! From pristine high country lakes perfect for paddling or expansive lower elevation lakes made for watersports of all kinds, you will find your happy place. DON PEDRO RECREATION AGENCY (209) 852-2396 • Fax: 852-2780 31 Bonds Flat Road, La Grange 95329 firstname.lastname@example.org • donpedrolake.com Don Pedro Recreation Agency operates the three developed camping/picnicking/boat launch facilities on Don Pedro Lake. Tent and full RV hookup campsites are available year/round. Popular activities include boating, fishing, swimming and a variety of water sports recreation. GOODWIN LAKE RAINBOW TROUT FISHING E (831) 809-0316 • 13788 Tulloch Rd. HomeAway.com • Jamestown 95327 Wild Rainbow Trout to 30-inches!! Year-round fishing. Private lake: access through rental. Catch & release. Fully furnished. Sleeps 9. Boat, canoe & more. (16 miles west of Jamestown off Hwy 108/120.) 8 LAKE TULLOCH RV PARK, CAMPGROUND & MARINA (209) 881-0107 • 800-894-2267 (NW) Fax: 881-0814 • 14448 Tulloch Dam Rd. Jamestown 95327 • laketullochcampground.com email@example.com South shore Lake Tulloch features over one mile of shoreline, lakefront hookups and cabins, and a full service marina with restaurant, swim beach, store, free hot showers & launch ramp. Ski boat & patio boat rentals highlight this family park. NEW MELONES LAKE MARINA (209) 785-3300 • 6503 Glory Hole Road P.O. Box 1389, Angels Camp 95222 newmelones.com firstname.lastname@example.org Full service marina at Glory Hole Recreation Area on Hwy 49, south of Angels Camp. Houseboat and boat rentals, fuel, boat storage, snack bar and store. Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 NEW MELONES LAKE VISITORS CENTER & MUSEUM (209) 536-9094 • Camping Reservations: 877-444-6777 • recreation.gov 6850 Studhorse Flat Road, Sonora 95370 usbr.gov/mp/ccao/field_offices/new_melones Enjoy a day out on a 12,500 acre lake which features camping, fishing, boating, a marina, hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing and educational programs. Located 8 miles north of Sonora on Highway 49. The Visitors Center/Museum, (209) 536-9543, is open year round 10-4, closed Monday and Tuesday in Winter. PINECREST LAKE MARINA (209) 965-3333 • 421Pinecrest Lake Rd. Pinecrest 95364 • pinecrestlakeresort.com Full service marina on beautiful Pinecrest Lake with temporary boat slip rentals, fishing boat, party boat, paddle boat, kayak and sailboat rentals. Fuel, tackle, and snack bar on site. Marina is open April-October. Hours vary seasonally. Photos: Relief Reservoir: Jane Belcher; Pinecrest Lake: Terri Metz; Pinecrest Lake: Lynn Ferrin Bike It! Miles and miles of logging trails and old railroad right-of-ways are a mountain biker’s dream! Road bicyclists will love the varying landscape of the scenic back roads of Tuolumne County. Riders of all ability levels will find their niche: Bike trail maps are available at the Tuolumne County Visitors Center. Evergreen Lodge: 800-93-LODGE, page 26 New Melones Lake Visitors Center: (209) 536-9094, page 33 Pinecrest Lake Resort: (209) 965-3411, page 43 Stanislaus National Forest: (209) 532-3671, (209) 965-3434 or (209) 962-7825, page 10 Ride It! See the Sierra the way the settlers saw it—on horseback! You choose—from a leisurely half hour ride to a more adventuresome week-long guided pack trip into the amazing Emigrant Wilderness. See the best of the Sierra from the best seat in the house—your saddle! Aspen Meadow Pack Station: (209) 965-3402, page 42 Kennedy Meadows Pack Station: (209) 965-3900, page 43 Quartz Mountain Stageline and Carriages: (209) 588-0808, page 31 Pine Mountain Lake Stables: (209) 962-8667 Slide Mountain Guest Ranch: (209) 928-4287, page 40 Photos: Mountain Biking: istockphoto.com; Kennedy Meadows: Jane Becher; Kennedy Meadows: Jane Becher; Yosemite Valley: Courtesy Yosemite National Park YosemiteGoldCountry.com 9 Stanislaus National Forest www.fs.usda.gov/stanislaus Quality time away from the crowds, the phone, the fax, email and the office – priceless memories from an affordable vacation. Stanislaus National Forest offers 1450 campsites, 15 picnic areas, 1150 miles of trails, 811 miles of rivers and streams and 78 lakes for your adventures. FOREST SUPERVISOR’S OFFICE 19777 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370 (209) 532-3671 TDD Device for the Deaf: (209)533-0765 SUMMIT RANGER DISTRICT Highway 108, 1 Pinecrest Lake Road, Pinecrest, CA 95364 (209) 965-3434 TDD Device for the Deaf: (209)965-0488 MI-WOK RANGER DISTRICT Highway 108, P.O. Box 100, Mi-Wuk Village, CA 95346 (209) 586-3234 TDD Device for the Deaf: (209)586-0262 GROVELAND RANGER DISTRICT 24525 Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321 (209) 962-7825 TDD Device for the Deaf: (209)962-6406 CALAVERAS RANGER DISTRICT Highway 4, P.O. Box 500 Hathaway Pines, CA 95232 (209) 795-1381 TDD Device for the Deaf: (209)795-2854 Ask about our information guides on all our activities. • Wilderness Permits and Tips • Camping in the National Forest • Accessible Recreation Opportunities • Fuel Wood Cutting • Hiking Trails • Horseback Riding • Whitewater Rafting • OHV Use • Hunting Tips • Fishing Tips Hike It! Well-marked trails boast spectacular vistas, unique geological formations and an overall serene experience. Enjoy the scenic wonders of the Columns of the Giants, the Trail of the Ancient Dwarfs, the Trail of the Gargoyles or the Trail of the Survivors. Guided photo hikes are also available at Yosemite National Park. Trail maps are available at the Tuolumne County Visitors Center. Bureau of Land Management: (209) 532-8507 New Melones Lake Visitors Center: (209) 536-9094, page 33 Stanislaus National Forest: (209) 532-3671, (209) 965-3434 or (209) 962-7825 Y Explore Yosemite Adventures: (209) 532-7014, page 27 Yosemite Audio Adventures: (209) 768-0836, page 27 Photos: Column of the Giants: USFS; Hetch Hetchy Reservoir: John DeGrazio 10 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 Parks YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Park Information & Roads: (209) 372-0200 Lodging Reservations: (801) 559-5000 Camping Reservations: (800) 436-7275 P.O. Box 577, Yosemite 95389 nps.gov/yose RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK Information: (209) 984-3953 • Fax: (209) 984-4936 5th Avenue & Reservoir Road P.O. Box 1250, Jamestown 95327 csrmf.org • email@example.com COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK & MUSEUM (209) 532-0150 • Fax: (209) 532-5064 11255 Jackson Street, Columbia 95310 Museum: Main & State Streets Tours & Information: (209) 588-9128 parks.ca.gov CALAVERAS BIG TREES STATE PARK (209) 795-2334 • Visitors Center: (209) 795-3840 P.O. Box 120, Arnold 95223 parks.ca.gov • bigtrees.org Big Trees Since the 1960s, both North and South Groves of Calaveras Big Trees have been a part of the State Park System. Seeing these magnificent, thousand year old mammoth sequoias is a must for visitors from around the world. Twenty minute to four hour trail hikes offer the perfect challenges for each visitor’s ability. The park is less than one hour drive from Sonora, via Highway 4. Yosemite National Park Highway 120, the Northern Yosemite Highway as designated by the State of California, offers the shortest route into Yosemite National Park from the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. The route is open all year into Yosemite Valley. Marvel at the spectacular vistas as you descend into Yosemite Valley. Relax on the way at natural attractions including Rainbow Pools, Tuolumne River picnic areas and Rim of the World Vista in the Tuolumne River Canyon. Get more tips at the U.S. Forest Service Information Center. Take a side trip to the breathtaking Hetch Hetchy Reservoir or the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias at Crane Flat. Accommodations are available along Highway 120 for your convenience. In the summer you can drive Tioga Pass over the Sierra, through Tuolumne Meadows and to Mono Lake on Highway 395. Photos: Big Trees State Park, Dave Hargus; Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Yosemite Concession Services, Keith Walket YosemiteGoldCountry.com 11 It’s Snow Time! From skiing and snowboarding to ice skating and sledding Tuolumne County is your go-to winter destination! Snowshoers and cross country skiiers will delight in winter’s splendor on well-marked paths through wide open meadows and spectacular forests. Snowmobilers will find miles of trails leading to dramatic panoramic views of the high country. It’s the closest snow to the Bay Area! Dodge Ridge offers trail maps and also rents snow gear (snowshoes, skis, etc.). Evergreen Lodge offers snowshoe rentals. Dodge Ridge Wintersports: 965-3474, page 13 LELAND HIGH SIERRA SNOW PLAY, Inc. E (209) 965-4719 • Fax: 965-3120 P.O. Box 152, Strawberry 95375 • SnowPlay.com A full service lift- served Snow Park with two tows to take you to the top! 15 acres of tubing terrain for every age. All tubes included with lift tickets. Mini snowmobiles on weekends and holidays for kids 5-12 years less than 120 lbs. Hills groomed daily. MC/VISA LONG BARN LODGE ICE RINK & EVENT CENTER E (209) 586-3533 • Fax: 586-5779 • (800) 310-3533 25957 Long Barn Rd. • P.O. Box 100, Long Barn 95335 LongBarn.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Fun for the whole family! Motel, cabins with kitchens, ice skating rink, swimming pool, volleyball and horseshoes. Ideal for weddings, reunions, church groups and special events. Ice rink open Nov.–April. Photos: Snowshoeing: Sandy Gordon; Snowmobiling: Larrie Dahlin; Leland Snow Park: TCVB; Long Barn Lodge: TCVB 12 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 Ski & Snowboard Dodge Ridge is the closest snow to Bay Area and Central Valley locations. Enjoy an easy drive with beautiful scenery as you cruise on up for winter fun at Dodge Ridge! For information on the Dodge Ridge Ski Bus with convenient pick up and drop off locations along Highway 108 or from your place of lodging call Tuolumne County Transit at (209) 532-0404 or go to tuolumnecountytransit.com. DODGE RIDGE WINTERSPORTS AREA E (209) 965-3474 • DodgeRidge.com Dodge Ridge Rd. • P.O. Box 1188, Pinecrest, 95364 30 miles east of Sonora, on all-weather Hwy 108. All mountain winter sports area with downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing & snowshoeing. Located on 832 acres, with 61 runs, 12 lifts, 1600 vertical feet, 3 dining facilities, rental equipment and adult/ children learn-to ski or ride programs. Brand new Family Lodge, with a cozy bistro and expanded children’s snow sports center with pre-school snow play program. Photos: Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area YosemiteGoldCountry.com 13 Columbia State Historic Park Columbia State Historic Park is known as the best preserved Gold Rush town in California. It’s a place where you can truly become immersed in California history. Your senses will tell you you’ve arrived as you hear the clang of a hammer on an anvil at the blacksmith shop, smell the candles and soap at the candle shop, see the beautiful historic brick buildings or taste a treat from the candy store or bakery. So much to do! Pan for gold. Sip a cold sarsaparilla. Ride a stagecoach. Get an old-fashioned photo taken. Take in a full-stage production at the Fallon House Theatre. See the house Grace Kelly called home during the filming of High Noon. Docents staff the park museum, all dressed circa 1850-1870. Columbia hosts many events that bring history to life, including candlelight processions at Christmas time, old-fashioned Easter and Fourth of July celebrations, a fall Fiddle and Bango Contest (yes, we mean Bango!), and much more. Admission to the park is free. The surrounding area includes restaurants, motels, campgrounds, RV parks and Columbia Airport. For information call the park office at (209) 588-9128 or visit ColumbiaCalifornia.com. Photos: CA State Parks 10,000 B.C. Earliest known people in Tuolumne County area A.D. October, 1806 Explorer Gabriel Moraga’s expedition passes through western foothills and explores the Stanislaus River. Feb. 18, 1850 Tuolumne County established by California legislature. October, 1841 Bidwell-Bartleson party crosses the Sierra Nevada crest into Tuolunme area. Party includes Nancy Kelsey and baby, the first white American females to travel the pass. January, 1848 Gold discovered at Sutter’s Sawmill on the American River. May, 1848 Indians working for Charles M. Weber find gold along the Stanislaus River. Sept. 9, 1850 California enters the Union as a state July, 1848 Benjamin Wood, James Savage and company discover gold in Wood’s Creek below Jamestown. The Gold Rush spreads to the Southern Mines. New arrivals establish mining camps at Wood’s Diggings, Jamestown, Mormon Camp, Sonora and more. 14 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 May 1, 1851 City of Sonora incorporated by California legislature. City founders initially organized in 1849 to establish a public hospital to deal with rampant scurvy. May, 1849 First murder trial, for a shooting during an argument at a store near Sullivans Creek. A jury “half Irishmen, half gamblers” convicts “a Mr. Atkins,” who is fined $500 and evicted from the area. May-July, 1850 Foreign Miners’ Tax imposed, followed by rioting and crime sprees. More than 20 murders recorded in this two-month period, with no court convictions. August, 1852 Clark-Skidmore company arrive in Columbia, and the Emigrant trail is opened. Railtown 1897 State Historic Park The “Southern Mines” of Tuolumne County hit their second heyday in 1897, when the Sierra Railway completed its tracks to Jamestown and Sonora finally reaching Tuolumne City in 1900. The arrival of steam trains meant boom times for the lumber, hard rock mining and cattle industries. Later, the railroad was instrumental in constructing the dams that created Lake Tulloch, Don Pedro and Hetch Hetchy Reservoirs. Railtown 1897 State Historic Park brings this era to life today. The complex of buildings was built as the headquarters of the Sierra Railway, a short line that still serves the area. The 26-acre park is open daily for tours featuring the Roundhouse complex—one of the last of its kind in North America. Visitors on the tour will see a belt-driven machine shop that remains fully functional today, historic locomotives and passenger cars, and movie “props” like smoke-stacks, headlights and station signs. Known as “The Movie Railroad,” Railtown 1897 and its trains have been featured in over 300 feature films, television shows and commercials since its first movie in 1919. Steam train rides are available on weekends April–October, holidays and for special events. Be sure to stop by the Depot Store for souvenirs, books and videos about railroads and the California Gold Rush. The park is operated by the California State Railroad Museum. For information call 209984-3953, or visit railtown1897.org. Tuolumne County is fortunate to have two State Parks that give an authentic and compelling look at the past for today’s visitor. Both Columbia State Historic Park and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park have played a large role in the California Film Industry. Learn more about Tuolumne County’s movie history on page 18. July, 1860 First federal census lists county population at 16,229 (12,704 males, 3,525 females). July, 1870 Population: 8,150 July 1, 1890 Population: 6,082 July, 1930 Population: 9,271 July, 1980 Population: 34,200 Nov. 10, 1899 Tuolumne County’s new courthouse opens to the public. 1863 Sonora-Mono Toll Road commissioned and built. (Today’s Highway 108). January, 1870 Great exodus of county residents begins, during and following the Civil War. Region experiences two decades of extreme financial depression. Aug. 7, 1888 Guild Mining Company incorporates, signaling the birth of the second Gold Rush. 1890 Westside Lumber Company begins operation, becomes one of the largest in the state. Oct.1, 1892 Sonora gets first electric power. Nov. 8, 1897 Sierra Railway’s first passenger train arrives in Jamestown. 1910 290 acres purchased to establish the Tuolumne and Chicken Ranch rancherias. July, 1990 Population: 48,650 1909 Sonora High School “Dome” completed. 1921-22 Sonora’s Washington Street and the state highway from Sonora to the county line paved. 1923-24 Outbreak of hoof-and-mouth disease devastates county’s cattle ranches. JOHN LYTLE Railtown photos: Kevin Zimmerman, CA State Parks 1925-26 Melones dam and powerhouse constructed. YosemiteGoldCountry.com 15 The Arts The natural beauty of the area is reflected in a thriving arts community. With striking scenery and incredible venues to draw on, it’s no wonder Tuolumne County attracts talented artists of every kind. Art associations including the Sierra Quilt Guild, Mother Lode Spinners, Sierra Needle Artists, the Mother Lode Art Association and the Yosemite Artists Guild hold regular annual events highlighting guest artists. Art lovers will certainly enjoy the Sonora Art Trails studio tour that takes place every May. The music scene here is happenin’! Summer concert series can be found throughout the County. The U.S. Forest Service presents summer concerts throughout the County, including at the iconic Pinecrest Lake Amphitheatre. Additional annual music events include favorites such as the Strawberry Music Festival near Yosemite, the Sonora Bach Festival and the St. James Concert Series in the historic Red Church. The County boasts a local Symphony of the Sierra, a brass and reed band, and an outstanding jazz festival series at Columbia Community College. The Central Sierra Arts Council located in Sonora is the hub for the arts and artists of the Mother Lode and hosts special events, studio tours and educational programs. Central Sierra Arts Council: centralsierraarts.org or (209) 532-ARTS Photos: Jamestown Art in the Park: Sandy Gordon/TCVB; Yosemite El Capitan: Y Explore – Yosemite Adventures (Walter J. Flint); Sonora Christmas Fair Weaver: Richard Burleigh/Fire On The Mountain 16 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 The Play’s the Thing. Tuolumne County is one of the most popular regional theatre destinations in California, and for good reason! In addition to incredible local talent, many guest actors and directors come from major cities like New York and San Francisco. Tuolumne County’s theatres offer more than 20 plays and over 400 performances each year! Sierra Repertory Theatre (209) 532-3120 or (209) 532-4644 • sierrarep.org Sierra Repertory Theatre is an exceptional professional theatre working with equity actors from across the country to provide regional theatre at its finest. SRT has two locations, East Sonora and the Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic Park. The Groveland Hotel Yosemite Courtyard Theatre 800-273-3314 • groveland.com This charming outdoor theatre in the historic town of Groveland attracts talented musicians, singers and actors in intimate live performances in an enchanting courtyard garden setting. Stage 3 Theatre Company (209) 536-1778 • stage3.org Stage 3 Theatre Company is downtown Sonora’s dynamic, intimate theater. Offering a year-long season of the best of the classics to cutting edge contemporary, critics have called Stage 3 “Breathtaking theater”and “one of the region’s acclaimed theatrical powerhouses”. Steps from dining and lodging. Duende (209) 532-9177 • duendedrama.org Duende is a local theatre group that offers performances and dramatic readings that bring to life important moments in history. Showing commonplace people rising to make difficult moral decisions. Excellent entertainment for family and adult audiences. Photos: Noises Off/Stage 3 Theatre: Don Bilotti; Our Town/Stage 3 Theatre: Don Bilotti; Hairspray/SRT: Rich Miller; Rashomon/ SRT: Rich Miller YosemiteGoldCountry.com 17 Lights, Camera, Action! Tuolumne County is a mecca for film enthusiasts! Over 300 feature films, television shows and commercials have been made in Tuolumne County. Do you recognize any of these iconic landmarks? Tuolumne County is more than just one of the historic regions which gave California its “Golden State” nickname. As early as 1919, film makers recognized the area as a valuable and convenient source of locations rich in diverse natural features and vintage architectural styles. They also discovered that here they could duplicate almost any type of scenery in the United States and often beyond. Among the hundreds of movies and TV programs filmed here are: High Noon (Grace Kelly and Gary Cooper), Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza and Highway to Heaven (Michael Landon), The Red Pony (Henry Fonda and Maureen O’Hara), The Great Race (Jack Lemmon), The Big Valley (Barbara Stanwyck), Lassie (June Lockhart), Rawhide and Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood) and Back to the Future III (Michael J. Fox). Tuolumne County Film Commission: 533-4420, tcfilm.org Sierra No. 3 in The Virginian Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Ever see a steam engine roar down the tracks in a movie or TV show? Then you’ve probably seen Sierra #3, the most photographed locomotive in the world. One of its most famous scenes was pushing the DeLorean time machine down the tracks in Back to the Future III. At Railtown you can see #3 and visit the movie memorabilia and photo room, where the exploded smokestack is kept! Learn about movie magic at the prop ‘caboose’ that Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd hung off of in one memorable scene. Photos: Courtesy Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Columbia State Historic Park and Tuolumne County Film Commission 18 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 Columbia State Historic Park Add a little dirt to the streets of Columbia and you’re quickly transported back to 1860. And no, it’s not movie magic; those are the very same buildings, meticulously preserved. Such accuracy led to Columbia doubling as many cities throughout the late 1800s, including Chicago and New York. In the longrunning TV series Little House on the Prairie, the town became Sleepy Eye, Minnesota on several occasions. In the classic Western High Noon it was called Hadleyville. The WilsonMcConnell House, located in Columbia, is where Marshall Will Kane (Gary Cooper) tries to recruit the spineless Sam Fuller (Henry Morgan, better known as Colonel Sherman Potter in M*A*S*H). Donnell’s Vista You get extra points for heading to this site up Highway 108, but the trip up into the Sierra Nevada is well worth your time in both natural beauty and film history. This rocky rest stop provides a breathtaking view of the Donnell Reservoir below and the volcanic peaks known as The Dardanelles. It’s no wonder this spot has been used for climactic scenes in many films and TV series, including Lassie and Bonanza. A favorite scene here is from Little House on the Prairie. The episode is called “The Lord Is My Shepherd” and involves Laura Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert) and guest star Ernest Borgnine. Director Michael Landon first came to this spot to film Bonanza and later to film his last work in the Sierra for his series Highway to Heaven. Kennedy Meadows, just ten miles from The Dardanelles, is another great filming location. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Spurned by Fuller, Marshall Kane marches over to church to round up his posse. Kane must have been a brisk walker, because that church is actually in Tuolumne City—about 14 miles away! The St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is prominently displayed in High Noon and several others including Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! The rest of Tuolumne City can be seen in several classic and “B” movie Westerns, including Silver City. YosemiteGoldCountry.com 19 Historic Towns Stroll the sidewalks of historic Gold Rush towns. Shop to your heart’s content. Photograph 150 year-old buildings. Dine on cuisine from every corner of the world. Enjoy your favorite cocktail at a Wild West saloon or a trendy downtown bar. Stay at a historic inn or friendly hotel. Attend a farmers market or take an art walk. There are adventures waiting for you in every one of Tuolumne County’s historic towns. Unique Boutiques & More The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Tuolumne County. If shopping is your bag, you won’t be disappointed! From the latest clothing styles to home décor to that perfect antique, locally owned shops will meet and exceed your expectations. Shopping Plazas Tuolumne County also has large shopping centers that meet the needs of residents and visitors alike. Well-known chains such as Kohl’s and Famous Footwear anchor locally owned businesses like bookshops and health food stores. Columbia Chamber of Commerce: (209) 536-1672 Historic Sonora Chamber of Commerce: (209) 588-9625 Jamestown Promotion Club: (209) 984-4117 Twain Harte Chamber of Commerce: (209) 586-4482 Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce: (209) 532-4212 Yosemite Chamber of Commerce: (800) 449-9120 Photos: Legends: Sandy Gordon/TCVB; Jamestown: Don Hukari; Nelson’s Candy Kitchen/ The Junction: www.midviewstudios.com; Nelson’s Candy Kitchen/Columbia: Jennifer Rapoza; Kohl’s/The Junction: www.midviewstudios.com 20 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 Wineries & Distillery Taste the Goodness Yes, you heard it right! Eclectic tasting rooms and friendly folks make for a relaxing and fun wine experience in the Gold Country. There are over 35 wineries within a 25 minute drive of Sonora! Visitors can also experience a hard-cider distillery first hand at a beautifully appointed venue set amongst an organic apple orchard. Angel Flight Winery: (209) 532-9463, page 38 La Bella Rosa Vineyards: (209) 533-9968, page 37 Brice Station Winery: (209) 768-7262, page 30 Mt. Brow Winery & Vineyards: (209) 532-8491, page 33 Frogâ€™s Tooth Vineyards: (209) 728-2700, page 45 Ironstone Vineyards: (209) 728-1251, page 45 Gianelli Vineyards Tasting Room: (209) 984-1500, page 31 Twisted Oak Winery: (209) 736-9080, page 46 Indigeny Reserve: (209) 533-9463, page 37 Calaveras Winegrape Alliance: (209) 728-9467, page 44 Casino Fun For Everyone Itâ€™s more than just gaming at these casinos! Guests of all ages can enjoy everything from 5-star dining to sports bars, a bowling alley and live entertainment seven days a week! Black Oak Casino Resort: (877) 747-8777, page 40 Chicken Ranch Casino: (209) 984-3000, page 30 Jackson Rancheria Casino & Resort: (800) 822-WINN, page 45 Photos: Wine Tasting: Corbie Smith; Gianelli Vineyards: Sandy Gordon/ TCVB; Wine Tasting: Lisa Mayo/TCVB; Black Oak Casino: Courtesy Black Oak Casino YosemiteGoldCountry.com 21 Meetings & Conferences Think outside the “bored” room! Be the hero by scheduling your next corporate retreat or conference in Tuolumne County. There are a number of unique venues (think trains, historic buildings, mountain resorts) in which to hold a productive and interesting meeting. For a stimulating and affordable destination, think Tuolumne County! To access venues and services, go to YosemiteGoldCountry.com and click on “Meetings and Conferences” or scan QR code on right. Health & Wellness Sonora Regional Medical Center is proud to care for the Sierra Foothill counties with an extraordinary medical team of world-class physicians and specialists, top-notch medical technology and caring professionals. Whether you are visiting the Mother Lode on vacation or plan to move to the area you can be assured that you will receive quality medical care. Regardless of the reason for your visit, you can be assured we’ll do everything we can to return you to the life you want to live. Live Well. Be Well. Sonora Regional Medical Center: Page 37 When you can’t wait to feel better...visit Prompt Care, open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prompt Care Indian Rock • 14540 Mono Way, Sonora: (209) 532-3167 Prompt Care Forest Rd. – Across from the Mother Lode Fairgrounds: (209) 536-5130 Rejuvenation For your body and mind, local health and wellness professionals can meet your needs. Whether it’s a feelbetter massage, the right natural and organic foods, or a great place to workout while on the road you’ll find it here! A Touch of Heaven Day Spa & Salon: (209) 694-8144, Page 38 Locals Make Good: (209) 984-4583, Page 31 Twain Harte Market: (209) 586-6100, Page 41 Walela Institute of Imaginal Healing: (209) 536-0299, Page 35 Photos: Evergreen Lodge: Sandy Gordon/TCVB; Sonora Regional Medical Center: Courtesy Sonora Regional Medical Center; Hot Rock Therapy: istockphoto.com 22 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 Celebrations in Beautiful Settings Yosemite Gold Country offers many distinctive venues for your wedding or event destination. Choose from an exquisite mountain resort to a beautiful golf course setting to a historic Victorian inn or anything in between. No matter where you decide to hold your event, you will find that service and hospitality are a way of life here. To access our many venues and services, visit YosemiteGoldCountry.com and click on â€œWeddings.â€? Photos: Union Hill Inn: stillmemoriesphotosite.com; Saddle Creek Resort: stillmemoriesphotosite.com, Lazy Z Resort: Courtesy Lazy Z Resort YosemiteGoldCountry.com 23 Here for You! Libraries & Museums Embark on an historic journey at any of seven Tuolumne County museums. Step back in time to the Gold Rush era and learn what it was really like with its vigilante justice and pioneer life in the rowdy gold camps. Logging, railroad, Native American and fire museum exhibits provide an authentic comprehensive picture of Tuolumne County’s past. Get the real scoop on the good guys and bad guys like Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Joaquin Murietta and others. SIERRA NEVADA LOGGING MUSEUM (209) 795-6782 • 2148 Dunbar Rd., Arnold 95223 sierranevadaloggingmuseum.org Open Thursday-Sunday seasonally 12-4pm. COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK MUSEUM (209) 532-3184 22708 Broadway St., Columbia 95310 Open daily 9am-4:30pm TUOLUMNE COUNTY CENTRAL LIBRARY (209) 533-5507 • library.co.tuolumne.ca.us 480 Greenley Rd., Sonora 95370 FIRE HOUSE MUSEUM/SENIOR LOUNGE (209) 532-7890 125 N. Washington St., Sonora 95370 GROVELAND MUSEUM & LIBRARY (209) 962-6144 • 18990 Highway 120 P.O. Box 988, Groveland 95321 NEW MELONES VISITORS CENTER & MUSEUM (209) 536-9094 6850 Studhorse Flat Rd., Sonora 95370 8 miles north of Sonora on Highway 49 Open daily 10am-4pm • Closed Mon. & Tues. in winter. 24 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 TUOLUMNE CITY MEMORIAL MUSEUM (209) 928-3516 • TuolumneMuseum.org 18663 Carter at Bay P.O. Box 1174, Tuolumne City 95379 Open Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm or by appointment TUOLUMNE COUNTY MUSEUM & HISTORY CENTER (209) 532-1317 • tchistory.org 158 West Bradford • P.O. Box 299, Sonora 95370 Open daily 10am to 4pm TUOLUMNE BRANCH LIBRARY (209) 928-3612 • 18636 Main St., Tuolumne 9537 TWAIN HARTE BRANCH LIBRARY (209) 586-4501 • 18701 Tiffeni, Twain Harte 95383 VETERANS MEMORIAL HALL & MILITARY MUSEUM (209) 533-0923 • email@example.com 9 N. Washington St. at Veterans Way, Sonora 95370 Open Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm; Sat 11am-3pm Photos: Columbia: Rick E. Martin; Tuolumne County Museum: Sandy Gordon/TCVB; Columbia: Rick E. Martin Transportation Tuolumne County Transit has fixed routes weekdays throughout the county. On Saturdays, call dial-a-ride advance reservations at (209) 532-0404 or (209) 962-4098 (Groveland). For a system map and rider’s guide visit tuolumnecountytransit.com. Linkline Bus Charters and Tours will shuttle anywhere: Concerts, casino, airport transport, weddings, etc. Have your own private party on the FUN BUS. Enjoy the sights without the worry. (209) 694-8747 LinklineCharter.com Y.A.R.T.S.—Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System. You could drive to Yosemite, but why? On YARTS you enjoy incredibale views, save money and never have to search for parking. Car-free means care-free on YARTS! (877) 989-2787 yarts.com Two airports in Tuolumne County accommodate light aircrafts up to medium twins and small jets. The well-maintained grass runway and fly-in campgrounds at Columbia Airport make it a perfect destination for adventure-seeking pilots. Their Annual Father’s Day Fly-In with fly-bys, flour bombings and a barbeque is a must see event. Groveland Hotels will pick up from Pine Mountain Lake Airport by arrangement. Bald Eagle Aviation: (209) 533-4616, page 32 Columbia Airport: (209) 533-5685 Gold Rush Airport Shuttle Provider: (209) 559-8658, page 45 Pine Mountain Lake Airport: (209) 962-5559 Photos: Tuolumne County Transit: Courtesy Tuolumne County Transit; Fathers Day Fly In/Columbia Airport: Courtesy Columbia Airport Associations Stagecoach Limousine: (209) 736-9226, page 46 HISTORIC SONORA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 588-9625 • P.O. Box 884, Sonora 95370 SonoraChamber.com • firstname.lastname@example.orgL TUOLUMNE COUNTY FILM COMMISSION (209) 533-4420 • Fax: 533-0956 542 Stockton Rd., Sonora 95370 TCFilm.org • email@example.com JAMESTOWN PROMOTION CLUB (209) 984-4117 • P.O. Box 979, Jamestown 95327 TUOLUMNE COUNTY LODGING ASSOC. P.O. Box 884, Sonora 95370 CITY OF SONORA, Special Programs Dept. (209) 532-7725 • Fax: 532-3511 • SonoraCa.com firstname.lastname@example.org TUOLUMNE BAND OF CHEROKEE INDIANS (209) 532-1902 • P.O. Box 1849, Jamestown 95327 TuolumneCherokees.com TUOLUMNE COUNTY SHERIFF’S POSSE (209) 984-4881 • P.O. Box 884, Sonora 95370 COLUMBIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 536-1672 • ColumbiaCalifornia.com P.O. Box 1824, Columbia 95310 TUOLUMNE COUNTY AIRPORTS (209) 533-5685 • 10723 Airport Road, Columbia 95310 TUOLUMNE ME-WUK TRIBAL COUNCIL (209) 928-3475 • P.O. Box 699, Tuolumne 95379 CENTRAL SIERRA ARTS COUNCIL (209) 532-2787 • Fax: 532-2793 251 Barretta St., Sonora 95370 CentralSierraArts.org • email@example.com FARMS OF TUOLUMNE COUNTY (209) 533-5695 • P.O. Box 944, Sonora 95370 FarmsOfTuolumneCounty.org firstname.lastname@example.org TUOLUMNE COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (209) 532-3432 • Fax: 533-9418 14195 Tuolumne Rd., Sonora 95370 TCRealtors.org • info@TCRealtors.org FRIENDS OF COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK (209) 533-1952 • P.O. Box 367, Columbia 95310 FriendsofColumbiaSHP.org TUOLUMNE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 532-4212 • 222 S. Shepherd St., Sonora 95370 TCChamber.com • email@example.com GOLD COUNTRY B&B INNS OF TUOLUMNE COUNTY (209) 533-1845 • P.O. Box 462, Sonora 95370 Goldbnbs.com TUOLUMNE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (209) 989-4058 • 99 N. Washington St., Sonora 95370 TCEDA.net TUOLUMNE COUNTY RECREATION DEPT. (209) 533-5663 • 43 N. Green, Sonora 95370 TWAIN HARTE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 586-4482 • Fax: 586-0360 • TwainHarteCC.com P.O. Box 404, Twain Harte 95383 U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (209) 532-8507 • BLM.gov/ca VFW SONORA POST 3154 (209) 533-0923 • 536-1525 9 N. Washington St., Sonora 95370 YOSEMITE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 962-0429 • 800-449-9120 11875 Ponderosa Ln., Ste. A, P.O. Box 1263, Groveland 95321 Groveland.org • firstname.lastname@example.org YosemiteGoldCountry.com 25 Highway 120 Northern Yosemite Gateway, Groveland, California 95321 BERKSHIRE INN B&B (209) 962-6744 • (888) 225-2064(NW) 19950 Hwy 120, Groveland • BerkshireInn.net 22 miles east of Yosemite’s Big Oak Flat entrance. Large rooms, each with private entrances through French doors. Private baths in all rooms. Includes large continental breakfast. BIG CREEK MEADOW GUEST RANCH (209) 962-1942 • 10551 Smith Station Rd. at Hwy 120, Groveland • BigCreekMeadowRanch.com email@example.com Originally a stage stop in the 1800s, this site is now a beautiful working guest ranch between Groveland and Yosemite. Two rooms available plus room for events, gatherings, retreats, and weddings. BLACKBERRY INN BED & BREAKFAST (209) 962-4663 • 7567 Hamilton Station Loop Blackberry-Inn.com Rated number ONE on Trip Advisor for years, here’s a B & B with the classy touch. This hummingbird Heaven, surrounded by national forest, is all about relaxation, unmatched service and attention to detail. BUCK MEADOWS RESTAURANT & BAR (209) 962-5181 • 7647 Highway 120 BuckMeadowsRestaurant.com Relax and enjoy your meal at Buck Meadows Restaurant and Bar – we will make it memorable for you! We know that our quality, homemade style, large portions and reasonable prices will continue the tradition started in 1874 of making Buck Meadows a favorite “Stage Stop” for many a hungry traveler, as well as the local loggers and miners. DIMOND O CAMPGROUND (209) 379-2258 • (877) 444-6777 34660 Evergreen Rd. • info@americanLL.com For excellent camping and fishing with easy access to Yosemite and Hetch-Hetchy, follow Highway 120 east to one mile west of the Yosemite Big Oak Flat entry station. KEY TO ICONS Lodging/Camping Restaurants E Entertainment Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly 26 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 DON PEDRO LUMBER CAFÉ AND BREW (209) 852-0146 3473 Merced Falls Rd., La Grange 95329 Don Pedro Lumber Café and Brew is a unique experience of dining within the atmosphere of a lumberyard setting. Enjoy the menu of a 5 inch tall cheeseburger, tri-tip sandwiches, rib eye steak, Verde burritos, and tacos as well as other specialties of the house. Wed - Sun 11am-8pm. Free wireless internet. Live music every Saturday night. DON PEDRO RECREATION AGENCY E (209) 852-2396 • Fax: 852-2780 31 Bonds Flat Road, La Grange 95329 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.donpedrolake.com Don Pedro Recreation Agency operates the three developed camping/picnicking/boat launch facilities on Don Pedro Lake. Tent and full RV hookup campsites are available year/round. Popular activities include boating, fishing, swimming and a variety of watersports recreation. EVERGREEN LODGE E (209) 379-2606 • (800) 93-LODGE Fax: 391-2390 • 33160 Evergreen Rd., Mather EvergreenLodge.com • email@example.com This idyllic resort is a Frommer’s Guide “Favorite” and is “Highly Recommended” by Fodor’s. The lodge provides the perfect mix of recreation, relaxation and indulgence, with spacious new cabins in the woods, indoor/outdoor dining, historic tavern, beautiful pool & hot tub, general store, nightly activities and guided recreation. Located on a country road 1 mile west of the Yosemite border. Rates: $110-395. GOODWIN LAKE RAINBOW TROUT FISHING E (831) 809-0316 • 13788 Tulloch Rd. HomeAway.com • Jamestown 95327 Wild Rainbow Trout to 30-inches!! Year-round fishing. Private lake: access through rental. Catch & release. Fully furnished. Sleeps 9. Boat, canoe & more. (16 miles west of Jamestown off Hwy 108/120.) THE INN AT SUGAR PINE RANCH (209) 962-7823 • Fax: 962-6674 21250 Hwy. 120, Groveland • SugarPineRanch.com Cottages and rooms with private baths, some with whirlpool tubs and fireplace. Clean comfortable peaceful setting. Large family cottage. Pool area and walking trails. Breakfast included. Friendly, knowledgable travel assistance. Off season discounts available. Children 5 and over welcome. Open year-round, just 22 miles from Yosemite Hwy 120 entrance. Photos: Groveland Car Show: Terri Metz; Groveland Jail: Lisa Mayo/TCVB; Pine Mountain Lake: Sandy Gordon/TCVB; Groveland Hotel: Lisa Mayo/TCVB LAKE TULLOCH RV PARK, CAMPGROUND & MARINA (209) 881-0107 • (800) 894-2267(NW) (209) Fax: 881-0814 • 14448 Tulloch Dam Road, Jamestown, 95327 • laketullochcampground.com firstname.lastname@example.org South shore Lake Tulloch features over one mile of shoreline, lakefront hookups and cabins, and a full service marina with restaurant, swim beach, store, free hot showers, and launch ramp. Ski boat and patio boat rentals highlight this family park. LASTING ADVENTURES E (800) 513-8651 • P.O. Box 1078 • Groveland, 95321 Staff@LastingAdventures.org • LastingAdventures.com We are non-profit. Specialist in back country adventures in Yosemite National Park. We serve the general public and all profits gained goes toward our non-profit and helping disadvantaged youth attend our summer outdoor adventures in Yosemite. LILLASKOG (209) 962-1818 • Fax: 962-1828 27557 Packard Canyon Rd., P.O. Box 542 • Groveland email@example.com • Lillaskogyosemite.com A lovely 6 bedroom, 5000 sq. ft. log cabin on a mountain top overlooking the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Yosemite. Fireplace, piano, entertainment center (satellite TV, DVD, VHS, stereo). Single room or entire cabin rates. Located only 10 miles from Yosemite Park Entrance. PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE ASSOCIATION E (209) 962-8600 • Fax: 962-8655 19228 Pine Mountain Dr., Groveland PineMountainLake.com • firstname.lastname@example.org 18-hole championship golf course, restaurant, lounge and campgrounds. The stable is open all year for horse boarding and offers guided trail rides during the summer. Reservations recommended. SUNSET INN – YOSEMITE GUEST CABINS E (209) 962-4360 • (888) 962-4360 33569 Hardin Flat Rd., Groveland SunsetInn-YosemiteCabins.com email@example.com Three beautiful cabins and two stunning vacation homes, In a secluded forest setting, less than 5 miles from Yosemite. Equipped kitchens, private baths, king or queen beds and much much more... Y EXPLORE YOSEMITE ADVENTURES E (209) 532-7014 • (800) 886-8009 P.O. Box 4951, Sonora 95370 Yexplore.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Professionally Guided Hiking Tours and Photography Workshops in Yosemite National Park. Custom tours are available for individuals, groups and families of all ages and experience levels. We operate all year round in Yosemite, and our tours deliver extraordinary experiences with excellent photo opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime. YOSEMITE AUDIO ADVENTURES E (209) 768-0836 • PO Box 1262, Groveland Yosemite-Tours.org Yosemite Audio Adventures are fully narrated driving tours of Yosemite. These are fun, affordable & educational guides that will enhance your Yosemite Experience. Drive, enjoy the scenery and listen. Great family entertainment! YOSEMITE LAKES RESORT E (209) 962-0108 • (800) 533-1001 31191 Hardin Flat Rd., Groveland StayatYosemite.com 5 miles from Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Lakes offers everything from an RV site with full hookups to a River Yurt located on the banks of the beautiful South Fork Tuolumne River. Our other accommodations include Hillside Yurts, tent sites and bunkhouse cabins. Our Yurts and RV sites are open year-round. Gas station, convenience store, and Laundromat on site. Reservations suggested. YOSEMITE PINES RV RESORT & FAMILY LODGING (209) 962-7690 • Fax: 962-4378 20450 Old Highway 120, Groveland YosemitePinesRV.com email@example.com Yosemite Pines offers a variety of lodging and camping sites near Yosemite National Park. Amenities include RV sites with full hookups, camping and group sites, cabins with full kitchens, yurts, a pool, clubhouse, play areas, nature and biking trails and even a petting farm. Open year round. Convenience store and laundry is on-site. Groups welcome. Reservations suggested. YOSEMITE RIDGE RESORT (209) 962-6877 • (800) 706-3009 Fax: 962-7223 • 7589 Highway 120, Groveland YosemiteRidge.com Only 12 miles to the west gate of Yosemite. We feature family cabins, camping cabins, full hookup RV sites and garden cottages. General store, restaurant, showers, gasoline and propane all on site! YOSEMITE RIVERSIDE INN (209) 962-7408 • (800) 626-7408 Fax: 962-7400 • 11399 Cherry Lake Rd., Groveland YosemiteRiversideInn.com firstname.lastname@example.org For a relaxing vacation or just a comfortable overnight stop, we have it all-scenery, fresh pine-scented air, a restful atmosphere and invigorating activities close by. Breakfast included May through September 15. 10 minutes from the entrance to Yosemite. YOSEMITE ROSE BED & BREAKFAST (209) 962-6548 • (866) 962-6548 Fax: 962-7750 • 22830 Ferretti Rd., Groveland YosemiteRose.com • email@example.com Situated on 90 acres, 18 miles from Yosemite, this Victorian retreat contains 6 guest bedrooms with queen beds, private baths plus a cozy cottage. Enjoy the parlor with baby grand piano, library, fireplaces, billiard room, fine dining, and walking trails. YOSEMITE WESTGATE BUCK MEADOWS LODGE (209) 962-5281 • (800) 253-9673(YOSE) Fax: 962-5285 • 7633 Hwy 120, Buck Meadows YosemiteWestgate.com 12 miles to Yosemite. Spacious modern rooms, pool, spa, playground, guest laundry facility. Restaurant nearby. Peace & relaxation. “Your home away from home.” MC/VISA/AMEX. TUOLUMNE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION Fixed Route Service • SkiBUS Service • Historic 49 Trolley Service S erving the communities of Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia, Tuolumne City, Twain Harte, Sierra Village, Groveland and during winter months, Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. For more information call 209.532.0404 or visit us at tuolumnecountytransit.com to ﬁnd out more about fares, routes, and schedules. ial A Ride service is also avail- STAY l PLAY l DINE l SHOP l EXPLORE able and offers curbside pickup and dropoff service to disabled persons and persons over 54 years of age. Call D i sco v er Tu o l u mn e Count y The 209.532.0404 to schedule a pick up. Ye a r-Roun d Playla n d D Tuolumne County Transit Family of Services • 209.532.0404 www.tuolumnecountytransit.com YosemiteGoldCountry.com 27 Groveland Groveland, California 95321 ALL SEASONS GROVELAND INN (209) 962-0232 • Fax: 962-0250 18656 Main St. • firstname.lastname@example.org AllSeasonsGrovelandInn.com 23 miles from northwest Yosemite gate. Each of five suites offers upscale amenities: Jacuzzi, steam room, fireplaces, and fresh ground coffee stations. Hand painted murals depicting the beauty of Yosemite. Discounted rates Sun.-Thur; Oct.-April. COLDWELL BANKER MOUNTAIN LEISURE PROPERTIES (209) 962-5252 • (800) 659-5263 • Fax: 962-6668 18687 Main St. • P.O. Box 848 • cbmlp.com Four office locations: Groveland, Greeley Hill, Lake Don Pedro & Mariposa. Visit our website for full-color Virtual Tours of properties throughout the Yosemite region. THE CUB INN (209) 962-0403 • Fax: 962-0430 19301 Elder Lane • TheCubInn.com The Cub Inn B&B, a 5000 sq. ft. Log Home, is located on 3 wooded acres off the highway, half hour from Yosemite. The Inn features 3 quiet guest rooms, each with its own warm inviting décor and private bath. Enjoy the enormous Great Room with a cozy wood burning fireplace, extensive library, wireless Internet and a hearty breakfast served every day. Photos: Groveland Chili Cookoff Parade: Terri Metz; Groveland Children’s Garden: Lisa Mayo/TCVB DORI’S TEA COTTAGE (209) 962-5300 • 18744 Main St. P.O. Box 515 • DorisTeaCottage.com Dori’s Tea Cottage is 26 miles from Yosemite on Highway 120. We offer an English-style tea luncheon, more than 65 teas and lunches-to-go, plus wine and champagne. Our boutique features a unique selection of teas, tea accessories and unique gifts. Open 10:00 - 4:00, and serve lunch between 11:00 3:00. Closed on Tuesdays (Tues and Wed during winter). Reservations recommended. GROVELAND HOTEL at YOSEMITE (209) 962-4000 • (800) 273-3314 Fax: 962-6674 • 18767 Main St. • groveland.com email@example.com Since 1849, country inn with 14 rooms & 3 suites/fireplaces. Down comforters, featherbeds, robes, in-room coffee, full hot breakfast, TVs, FREE Wi-Fi. Cellar Door Restaurant features seasonal, fresh cuisine, full bar and Wine Spectator Award Wine List. Weddings, event facilities. Free E45 pickup. MC/VISA/AX/ DN/DC HOTEL CHARLOTTE (209) 962-6455 • (800) 961-7799 18736 Main St. • HotelCharlotte.com HotelCharlotte@stay.com Guests enjoy cozy lodging, good food and spirits. 10-rooms, private baths from $98 including a pancake buffet breakfast, internet and WiFi. Vacation rentals for groups are also available. Restaurant dinners daily. Stay where folks have fun! MC/ VISA/AMEX MOUNTAIN SAGE (209) 962-4686 • 18653 Main St. MountainSage.info.com Full service coffee bar with organic espresso & teas. Free Wi-Fi. Outdoor gear, clothing, gourmet spices, local honey & local olive oils. Garden to enjoy your beverage. Dog friendly. PJ’S CAFE AND PIZZERIA (209) 962-7501 • Fax: 962-7410 18986 Main St. • P.O. Box 882 • PJsCafe.biz We’re a family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with something for everyone! We have great salads, pizza, burgers, and now serve delicious Chinese cuisine. RE/MAX YOSEMITE GOLD VACATION RENTALS (209) 962-7180 • (877) 962-7180 18688 Highway 120 • P.O. Box 808 YosemiteGoldVacations.com firstname.lastname@example.org Vacation homes at Pine Mountain Lake. Three beaches, tennis, 18 hole championship golf course, fishing, airport, sailing, pool. Drive to Yosemite. MC/VISA SABRE DESIGN (209) 962-0342 • Fax: (800) 680-6217 19730 Ferretti Rd. • SabreDesign.com Boutique yet full-service design firm near Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia and located in Tuolumne County. Award winning artists and designers so you can get custom art & illustration, logos, ads and more. SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY TERRI METZ (209) 962-4063 • 20721 Nonpareil Way P.O. Box 54 • email@example.com Terri Metz, an award-winning photographer from Groveland, CA enjoys capturing the beauty around us that many miss in their haste to be somewhere else. YOSEMITE COURTYARD CABARET E (209) 962-4000 • (800) 273-3314 18767 Highway 120 • P.O. Box 481 • Groveland.com This charming outdoor theatre in the historic town of Groveland attracts talented musicians, singers and actors in intimate live performances in an enchanting courtyard garden. YOSEMITE REGION RESORTS (209) 962-4396 • (800) 962-4765 18687 Main St., Ste. A • yosemiteregionresorts.com firstname.lastname@example.org 25 miles from Yosemite. Golf, tennis, fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, airport, snow. Daily/weekly/monthly rentals. Pine Mountain Lake, Lake Don Pedro & Lake Tulloch Resorts. MC/VISA/DC. YOSEMITE REGION VACATION RENTALS (209) 962-6455 • (800) 961-7799 • Fax: 962-6254 18736 Main St. • HotelCharlotte@aol.com YosemiteRegion.com Vacation rentals: House, Condo, Duplex and Cottage. Easy access to Yosemite and Tuolumne River rafting. No minimum stay, discounts for extended stays, breakfast included. Full linens and housekeeping services during your stay. MC/VISA/ AMEX 28 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 5:30 pm: Where would you rather be? If you are tired of spending your life in a car and want to spend it with your family, maybe it’s time to consider a move for your business. For more information on the “good life” contact us at 209-989-4058 or visit us 24/7 at www.tceda.net. Jamestown Jamestown, California 95327 AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN & SUITES ROYAL CARRIAGE (209) 984-5271 • (888) 227-8891 • Fax: 984-1675 18239 Main St. • abvijamestown.com email@example.com Convenience of a hotel with the charm of a Victorian bed and breakfast, located in the beautiful and historic California Mother Lode Gold Country. Relax on our balcony overlooking Jamestown’s Main St., or enjoy our beautiful garden from the back porch. B-BAR-Y TRADERS — Guns & Stuff (209) 984-0358 • Fax: 984-0354 18566 Hwy 108 • BBarY@mlode.com A great store for both locals and tourists. B-Bar-Y is a Firearms Dealer, but also carries Old West clothing, Black Powder, Gun Safes, Gun Supplies, Western accoutrements and lots of just fun stuff. BRICE STATION WINERY (209) 768-7262 • 18212 Main St. Visit the tasting room next to Rocca Park on Historic Main St. in beautiful Jamestown. Experience award winning wines from our grapes grown in one of the highest elevation vineyards In California. Open Fri. - Sat. - Sun. noon to 5PM CALIFORNIA GOLD PANNING E (209) 984-4038 • 17712 Harvard Mine Rd. Gold-Panning-California.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Rated the #1 attraction on Trip Advisor in Jamestown, CA. Learn to pan & sluice or high bank for gold on the historic, gold rich Woods Creek. Experience gold rush history! Open year round. Call for reservations CC TAQUERIA #1 (209) 984-3576 • 9979 Victoria Way Inside of C&C Mini Mart. Fine family run Mexican food. Food for here and on the go. Sandwiches made fresh daily. Great authentic Mexican food serving breakfast burritos and lunch 5 days a week. CC TAQUERIA #2 (209) 984-0000 • 18181 Highway 108 The best variety of Mexican food for here or on the go. Fine family run Mexican restaurant. Friendly atmosphere serving beer & wine; serving breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week. Breakfast served until 11am CHICKEN RANCH CASINO E (209) 984-3000 • 16929 Chicken Ranch Rd. Friendly casino where the big winners play. All newly remodeled. We added new slots for your enjoyment. The recently added restaurant cooks up hometown tasty dishes from pasta to prime-rib. Photos: Heritage Days Jamestown: Susan Czito; Railtown: Michael Sharps; Heritage Days Jamestown: Mercantile 30 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 CHIP’S CHEVRON (209) 984-5245 • 18151 Hwy. 108 On Highway 108, In Jamestown, fill all your travel needs starting with the gas. Pump your own and stop In the well supplied mini-mart for all your beverage and snack food, wants and needs. We have even a CAR WASH. COUNTRY INN SONORA (209) 984-0315 • (800) 847-2211 • Fax: 984-4849 18730 Highway 49/108 • CountryInnSonora.com 61 newly remodeled units in easily accessible location close to Columbia, Jamestown & Dodge Ridge. In-room coffee, cable TV & complimentary continental breakfast. Relax & savor the foothill atmosphere at this idyllic country inn with quality restaurants nearby. HORSE SENSE of the SIERRA aka HORSE SOS E (209) 840-1994 or 559-9230 7905 Williamson Rd. • email@example.com Horse Sense of the Sierra is an amazingly powerful, fun & innovative program where people & horses interact in prescribed ground activities in an arena. 0ur program focuses on the development of Life/Work skills HURST RANCH CHUCKWAGON E (209) 984-4040 • 17415 Highway 108 HurstChuckwagon.com The fabulous Hurst Friday Night BBQ Is Tuolumne County’s newest entertainment venue. Every Friday evening In July and August. The Sierra Mountain Band perform Ol’ Time Western Music following a tasty ranch BBQ. Reservations required. GIANELLI VINEYARDS TASTING ROOM (209) 984-1500 • 18263 Main St. GianelliVineyards.com Gianelli has been producing grapes for the last five years and opened their new tasting room in Jamestown this year. Stop by for free tastings of their award winning wines. Open Thur–Sun 12-5pm. Vineyard tours available by appointment. JAMESTOWN RAILTOWN MOTEL (209) 984-3332 • (800) 252-8299 • Fax: 532-6401 10301 Willow • P.O. Box 1039 One block off Main St., walking distance to Railtown 1897 State Park, gift and antique shops and fine restaurants. Pool, private parking lot, AC, TV, refrigerator, microwaves. Eight units with whirlpool tubs. AAA approved GOLD PROSPECTINGADVENTURES & STORE E (209) 984-4653 • Reservations: (800) 596-0009 18170 Main St. • PO Box 1040 GoldProspecting.com World famous Gold Prospecting trips, 27 year local business, 364 days a year. Visit Jimtown 1849 Gold Mining Camp. Keep all the gold and relics you find. Custom adventures from corporate clients, tour operators, family trips to school groups. MINER’S MOTEL (209) 532-7850 • Fax: 532-6401 • (800) 451-4176 18740 Hwy 108/49 On Hwy 49/108 between Sonora and Jamestown. Quiet offhighway lodging, beautifully landscaped garden setting with panoramic views from each room. Peaceful and pleasant check us out! GOODWIN LAKE VACATION RENTAL E (831) 809-0316 • 13788 Tulloch Rd. HomeAway.com • Property ID #370547 Spacious home overlooking private Goodwin Lake. Fully furnished. Sleeps 9. Boat, canoe & more. Wild Rainbow Trout to 30-inches!! Year-round fishing. (16 miles west of Jamestown off Hwy 108/120.) HERE’S THE SCOOP/LOCALS MAKE GOOD (209) 984-4583 • 18242 Main St. Old-fashioned ice creams. Homemade soups, lunches and desserts. Old-time atmosphere. Locally made gifts and souvenirs. Your cookie cutter capital of the county and maybe California. 1859 HISTORIC NATIONAL HOTEL Acclaimed Restaurant (209) 984-3446 • (800) 894-3446 • 18183 Main St. • firstname.lastname@example.org • National-Hotel.com 3 diamond boutique bed and breakfast located in the heart of Yosemite/Gold Country. Celebrating 38 years of inn keeping and fine dining. Restored Gold Rush Hotel. Highly acclaimed restaurant and original saloon. MORELIA MEXICAN RESTAURANT (209) 984-1432 • 18148 Main St. The best traditional Mexican food, served in a Victorian building. Lunch & dinner; full service bar. Great variety of home made tamales, chiles rellenos, carnitas, enchiladas. Daily specials. Open Mon.-Fri. 11am-9pm. Sat. & Sun. 10am-9pm. PROMOTION CLUB OF JAMESTOWN E (209) 984-0888 • P.O. Box 677 email@example.com The mission of our non-profit organization is to provide a unique and prosperous historical community. Come to see the restored jail, beautiful Rocca Park or take part in our special events: the Jamestown Run March , Art in the Park April, Jamestown Heritage Days Oct., and others QUARTZ MOUNTAIN CARRIAGE COMPANY E (209) 984-3125 • PO Box 1182 QMCarriage.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Call for reservations. Relax in a 15 minute carriage ride through a gold rush boomtown that features an in-depth look at downtown and Railtown 1897. Weekends, year-round, weather permitting. May - Oct. only. Carriages, wagons and stagecoach available for special events. Free WiFi Free Coffee Free Cable TV Direct Dial Phones In-Room Refrigerator & Microwave Swimming Pool • Jacuzzi Room RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK E (209) 984-3953 • Fax: 984-4936 5th Ave. & Reservoir Rd. • P.O. Box 1250 Railtown1897.org • email@example.com Known as “The Movie Railroad,” Railtown and its trains have been featured in hundreds of movies and TV shows. The 26-acre Historic Park offers seasonal steam train rides and special events, plus daily roundhouse and movie prop tours and a gift shop. REALTY WORLD - WILSON REALTY (209) 984-0888 • 18125 Main St. • SonoraRealEstate.com Realty World - Wilson Realty is a full service real estate brokerage and has been in business in Tuolumne County for 25 years. We are located in downtown Jamestown and stand ready to help with all your real estate needs. SIERRA MOTORS (209) 984-5272 • (800) 814-9783 • 18475 5th Ave. firstname.lastname@example.org • SierraMotors.net Sierra Motors is a full service new and GM certified used car dealer. We carry Chevy, GMC, Pontiac and Cadillac. Our service department is open M-F 7am-6pm and Sat. 8am-4:30pm. SIERRA WALDORF SCHOOL (209) 984-0454 • Fax: 984-4125 • 19234 Rawhide Rd. email@example.com • SierraWaldorf.com One of nearly 1000 Waldorf Schools world wide, Sierra Waldorf School seeks to educate and inspire the whole child from the pre-school stage through the eighth grade. Call about our scheduled tours or simply to gather information about our program. SUBWAY JAMESTOWN (209) 984-4051 • 18141 Highway 108 Subway.com Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world. We are proud to be selected #1 by consumers. VICTORIAN GOLD BED & BREAKFAST (209) 984-3429 • (888) 551-1853 • 10382 Willow St. VictorianGoldbb.com • Innkeeper@VictorianGoldbb.com Reminiscent of a fine European bed and breakfast hotel and offering eight unique rooms, all with private baths. Quietly located one block off Main St. in Jamestown, embodying the grace of the past with modern comforts: air conditioning, TV, Internet access and private, off-street parking. The perfect vacation, wedding or honeymoon spot. WILLOW STEAKHOUSE & SEAFOOD GRILLE (209) 984-3998 • Fax: 984-1684 • Willow at Main St. Historic family run business 40th year in downtown Jamestown. Known for its friendly ghost. Features beef, seafood & pasta. Lunch: Mon-Sun 11am, Dinner: Mon-Sat 5pm-close, Sun. 4-9pm. Seasonal brunches and banquets up to 50. Open 10-5 Daily www.RailtownMotel.com • Downtown Jamestown YosemiteGoldCountry.com 31 Columbia Columbia, California 95310 BALD EAGLE AVIATION E (209) 533-4616 • Fax: 533-0420 • 10751 Airport Rd Unicom 122.975 • WX 124.65 • WX (209) 536-9384 Open daily in the terminal building at Columbia Airport. Pilot supplies, charts, cold drinks, ice cream, snacks, fly-in campground. Chevron Avgas 100LL, Jet-A. BROWN’S COFFEE HOUSE (209) 532-1850 • 22760 Main St. Home of the Original Columbia Soda Works Sarsaparilla Soda. Deli sandwiches, home-made specialties. Full espresso bar! House blended teas & coffee, hot cocoas, blended ice drinks, special jams, preserves, chutneys & sugar free spreads. COLUMBIA CANDY KITCHEN E (209) 532-7886 • 22726 Main St. Since the late 1800s Columbia has been home to this original confectionery manufacturing business. Copper kettles and marble tables are filled with brittles, hand dipped chocolates, and candies made by five generations of the Nelson family. COLUMBIA CITY/FALLON HOTELS & COTTAGES (209) 532-1479 • (800) 532-1479 • P.O. Box 1983 22768 Main St. • CityHotel.com Lodge in an historic 1800’s bed and breakfast, including a continental breakfast. Lunch Thur.Sun. 11:30 - 3, dinner by reservation only. Also available in the park are fully furnished 1-3 bedroom cottages that feature kitchenettes and fenced yards. COLUMBIA GEM MOTEL (209) 532-4508 • ColumbiaGem.com • firstname.lastname@example.org 22131 Parrotts Ferry Rd. • P.O. Box 874 Let your home away from home be one of our cozy log cabins or motel rooms on a park like acre of shady, towering pines, walking distance to the Park. Air conditioned, in-room coffee, cable TV, BBQ area. Family setting. Well behaved pets are welcome. COLUMBIA KATE’S TEAHOUSE (209) 532-1885 • ColumbiaKates.com • 22727 Columbia St. Eatables, gifts, antique buttons and an expansive selection of loose leaf teas. The ever growing menu offers lunch & delightful desserts. Traditional tea includes fresh scones, tea sandwiches, salads. Everything is made fresh daily on the premises. Open daily. COLUMBIA MERCANTILE (209) 532-7511 • Main St. & Jackson • P.O. Box 564 “The old-fashioned store on the corner.” Groceries, beer, wine, film, sundries. Open daily 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. ATM inside. COLUMBIA NURSERY & FLORIST / THE GARDEN CAFE (209) 532-6871 • 22004 Parrotts Ferry Rd ColumbiaNursery.com Come enjoy a tasty bite and a coffee drink among large oaks and in a beautiful garden setting. County’s largest nursery, full service florist and weddings & events specialist. Unique outdoor seating and boutique indoor seating and delightful gift area. COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK E (209) 588-9128 • Fax: 532-5064 • 11255 Jackson St. • Parks.Ca.gov Gold was discovered in Columbia on March 27, 1850. By 1870, the “Gem of the Southern Mines” produced more than $1 billion (in today’s figures). Today the town still bustles with shops, exhibits and the lively activity of the 1850’s. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN “CHURCH OF THE 49ers” E (209) 532-2441 • 11155 Jackson St. • 49erChurch.org First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, known as the “Church of the 49ers,” is the oldest Presbyterian church in the Sierra. Sunday worship is at 10am; free Community Dinners 6pm, Mondays. The sanctuary, social hall and meeting rooms are available to rent; contact the church office TuesThurs 9:30-4:30. 49er MINING SUPPLIES (209) 588-1635 • 11940 Yankee Hill Rd. email@example.com • 49erMiningSupplies.com Gateway to LDMA, GPAA & BLM Claims. Full line Keene dealership including power equipment. Please email us for brochures for times and pricing. 49er R.V. RANCH (209) 532-49RV • P.O. Box 49 • 23223 Italian Bar Rd. 49rv.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Old ranch hospitality since 1852. Full hookups, cable TV, store, propane, laundry room and WiFi. Clubs and seniors welcome. Modern and friendly. AAA and Good Sam approved. Serving Columbia State Historic Park. Photos: Columbia: www.rickemartinphoto.com; Columbia Stagecoach Horses: Sandy Gordon/ TCVB; Columbia Jail: www.rickemartinphoto.com 32 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 FRIENDS OF COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK E (209) 532-3184 • 22747 Main St. FriendsofColumbiaSHP.org Non-profit funded by donations and Museum Store. Funds used to support educational and preservation activities in Columbia State Historic Park. HARLAN HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST (209) 533-4862 • 22890 School House Rd. Harlan-House.com An award-winning turn-of-the-century Victorian on the hill by the historic school. Stroll to town for great restaurants and live theatre, or wander the paths to the old cemetery. HIDDEN TREASURE GOLD MINE & MATELOT GULCH SUPPLY STORE E (209) 532-9693 • 533-3105 Main St. • P.O. Box 28, Columbia 95310 Take a virtual tour of a real working gold mine still producing gold today! Gold panning and sluicing instruction. Beginners & children our specialty. Educational programs and demonstrations. Mining relics & gold for sale. Open daily spring & summer 10-5. Call for winter schedule. HISTORIC FALLON HOUSE THEATRE E (209) 532-3120 • Fax: 532-7270 • P.O. Box 3030 SierraRep.org • email@example.com Enjoy professional award-winning live theatre in the ambience of the fully renovated historic 121 year old Theatre, offering 274 seats, including a balcony. Musicals, comedies and dramas are produced year-round by Sierra Repertory Theatre. Tickets range from $15-$28. KAMICE’S PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT E (209) 532-4861 • 22729 Main St. PhotosInColumbia.com Old fashioned photographs in costume. Be a gunslinger, a saloon girl, a miner or use your imagination. Reservations recommended. MARBLE QUARRY R.V. PARK (209) 532-9539 • (866) MQRVING (677-8464) Fax: 532-8631 • 11551 Yankee Hill Rd. • MarbleQuarry.com firstname.lastname@example.org Wooded sites, family and pet friendly, full hookups/tents/ cabins, cable TV & Wi-Fi, store, lounge, laundry and propane. Swimming pool, playground and recreation lawn for horseshoes, volleyball, tether ball and shuffleboard. Clubs, reunions, school/scouts/church groups welcome. Open year around. AAA approved. MT. BROW WINERY (209) 532-8491 • Fax: 536-1261 10850 Mountain Brow Rd., Sonora 95370 MtBrowWinery.com This winery produces the following varietals from their own and other local vineyards: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Port and Zinfandel. The tasting room is located at the winery, open Sat 12pm-5pm. NEW MELONES LAKE VISITORS CENTER & MUSEUM E (209) 536-9094 • Reservations: (877) 444-6777 6850 Studhorse Flat Rd. • Recreation.gov Usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones Enjoy a day out on a 12,500 acre lake which features camping, fishing, boating, a marina, hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing and educational programs. Located 8 miles north of Sonora on Hwy 49. Visitor Center/Museum (209) 536-9543 is open year round 10-4, closed Mon & Tues in winter. QUARTZ MOUNTAIN STAGE LINE E (209) 588-0808 • Wells Fargo Building, Main St. QMCarriage.com • email@example.com Go back to the past and experience an authentic stagecoach ride - $5 children/$6 adults. Stagecoach operates 7 days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10am-5pm, and in the off season Sat. - Sun. 11am-4pm, weather permitting. Start and end times may vary. ST. CHARLES SALOON (209) 533-4656 • P.O.Box 1596 • 22801 Italian Bar Rd. firstname.lastname@example.org Character and history. Continuously operated as a saloon since 1861. Peanut shells on the floor. Old-Timers honored on the walls. Turn of the century billiard table. Serving food, wine, beer and fine ales. ROSEMARY’S ROSES (209) 536-9415 • 12600 Yankee Hill Rd. Three miles east of Columbia State Historic Park. Own root, container grown, hard to find roses of all types over 278 varieties. Garden Tours late May to mid October - over 1300 roses in the display gardens in a picturesque foothill setting. $5 / person. Open Garden early June and early October. Call for directions. UNION HILL INN E (209) 533-1494 • (888) 533-4667 21645 Parrotts Ferry Rd., Sonora 95370 email@example.com • unionhillinn.com An ideal setting for reunions, weddings, art & wine events. Fifty acres of Mother Lode history. Four luxurious suites at the Inn, the Bride’s Cottage, Groom’s Coop. The Barn Chapel and three enchanting pavilions to accommodate intimate to hundreds. SEVEN SISTERS CANDLE & SOAP WORKS E (209) 536-9047 • Parrotts Ferry Rd. ColumbiaCandle.com • firstname.lastname@example.org A unique candle and soap shop from the Gold Rush days. The soap and candles we sell are hand made here in our humble “factory.” Please stop by and watch soap being made five days a week. Mail orders are available. WY’S ACRES BED & BREAKFAST (209) 743-1196 • 8773 Fraguero Rd., Sonora 95370 email@example.com • WysGuide.com A peaceful place in the country near Columbia State Historic Park and other county attractions. Just off of Highway 49 between Sonora and New Melones Lake. Take Fraguero Rd., about 4 miles north of Sonora. SPRINGFIELD TROUT FARM E (209) 532-4623 • 21980 Springfield Rd. firstname.lastname@example.org One mile south of Columbia State Historic Park. Family fishing tackle and bait furnished. Fish cleaned & packed picnic area. Summer 10-5 daily, winter: Fri.-Sun. 10-5. KEY TO ICONS Lodging/Camping Restaurants E Entertainment Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly Tea, scones, salads, quiche, lunch, antique buttons, clothing and gifts. Open Daily PATTY’S SHACK a Gourmet Café (209) 532-2438 • 22267 Parrotts Ferry Rd. Traditional American food, like locally acclaimed Philly steak sandwiches, homemade soups and a variety of fresh salads. Greek cuisine, including Gyros, Dolmas and Greek salads. Drop in on Friday and Saturday nights 4-9pm to try surprisingly upscale dinners! Tues-Sunday 6am-2pm. Photo: Columbia:Michael Sharps YosemiteGoldCountry.com 33 Historic Downtown Sonora Sonora, California 95370 ALOFT ART GALLERY (209) 588-8604 • AloftArtGallery.com 167 S. Washington St. Aloft Art Gallery in downtown Sonora is a cooperative currently featuring 39 local artists. Art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil, pastel, ceramic, sculpture, etched and fused glass, jewelry, photography and mixed media. ARTISAN PIZZA’S CAFÉ (209) 533-0773 • 83 S. Stewart Italian fresh homemade dishes, Gourmet pizza, sandwiches, homemade pasta dishes & salads. Beer/wine open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. closed Monday. BARRETTA GARDENS INN BED & BREAKFAST (209) 532-6039 • Fax: 532-8257 700 S. Barretta St. • BarrettaGardens.com email@example.com A romantic elegant Victorian Farmhouse (1904) with parlors and shady porches. Jacuzzis, soaking tubs and rain-fall showers. Beautiful gardens. Includes a full breakfast and early coffee delivered to your room. Free Wi-Fi TV/VCRs. AAA approved, 3 diamonds. Welcome! BRADFORD PLACE INN (209) 536-6075 • (800) 209-2315 56 West Bradford • BradfordPlaceInn.com firstname.lastname@example.org Serving business & leisure travelers, this stunning 1889 Victorian offers distinctive lodging, exceptional service and old-fashioned hospitality, phones and high speed wireless Internet, TV/ DVDs, coffee makers, on-site parking, and breakfast. THE CANDY VAULT E (209) 532-2388 • 42 S. Washington St. This one-of-a-kind candy shop has every type of candy one can dream of. Walls are covered with colorful murals depicting the good ol’ times. Movie clips of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory play in the ‘Vault’. A definite must-see for the nostalgic. CENTRAL SIERRA ARTS COUNCIL E (209) 532-2787 • 251 Barretta St. CentralSierraArts.org Tuolumne County’s public arts agency since 1978. Provides arts opportunities for residents and visitors. Provides arts education through schools and KASA (Kids Art Studies Academy) at the Historic Dome Property, Sonora. CHRISTOPHER’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO (209) 533-2600 • 160 S. Washington St. email@example.com Christopher’s features Southern Italian cuisine and also some California Contemporary dishes. All dishes are prepared from fresh ingredients. Banquet room available for parties of 8 to 50. Serving local wines. Open for dinner seven days a week, breakfast on weekends. CLARKE BROADCASTING – KVML – KZSQ – KKBN E (209) 533-1450 • Fax: 533-9520 342 S. Washington St. • KVML.com • KZSQ.com • KKBN .com KVML 1450 AM: local news coverage, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh. KZSQ Star 92.7 FM: Today’s Hits and Yesterday’s Favorites, news and road conditions. KKBN 93.5 FM: Today’s Country Music, news and road conditions. Photos: The Candy Vault: Jennifer Rapoza; The Red Church: Lisa Mayo/TCVB; Sonora Farmers Market: Jennifer Rapoza 34 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 COLDWELL BANKER SEGERSTROM REAL ESTATE, INC. (209) 532-7400 • 84 N. Washington St. SonoraForSale.com We combine the best of tradition with the best of technology for the highest production in the county, and the exceptional service you deserve! That’s because your home is our business! DIAMONDBACK GRILL (209) 532-6661 • 93 S. Washington St. TheDiamondbackGrill.com The Diamondback Grill serves great, honest food, featuring half pound burgers, fresh salads and chalk board specials. We also feature artisanal cheeses and fine wine in our wine bar. DOROTHEA’S CHRISTMAS (209) 533-4198 • 132 N. Washington St. Open year-round for fun in shopping & browsing for both travelers & locals. Located in an 1853 mercantile building by the historic Red Church. Ornaments, collector items & home decorations are charmingly displayed. EL JARDIN (209) 588-0770 • 76 N. Washington St. Great choice for affordable authentic Mexican cuisine. Full service bar with daily Margarita specials and Happy Hour from 3-6pm. Enjoy outside dining (weather permitting.) Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. EMBERZ (209) 532-2272 • 177 S. Washington St. Emberz! It is the hottest spot in town and the coolest place to be. Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches, Pizza, Entrees from Chef Andrew! “Old Is New” in our bar, and Classic Cocktails are made fresh with a twist! Housemade syrups make for delicious unique cocktails. GOLD LODGE (209) 532-3952 • Fax: 532-2759 • (800) 363-2154 480 Stockton St. • GoldLodge.com • firstname.lastname@example.org “The Favorite Place to Stay on Your Sierra Adventure.” Just a short walk to shops & restaurants of Historic Sonora. In-room coffee, pets allowed, AARP & AAA & weekly discounts. Free Wi-Fi. GROCERY OUTLET BARGAIN MARKET (209) 536-1400 • Fax: 536-9462 685 S. Washington St. GroceryOutlets.com Sonora Grocery Outlet carries great brand names in groceries, frozen foods, refrigerated items, house wares, health and beauty products, fine wines and much more! THE GUNN HOUSE HOTEL (209) 532-3421 • Fax: 533-2310 286 S. Washington St. • GunnHouseHotel.com GunnHouseHotel@Juno.com All of the rooms are newly renovated and appointed with antiques in the most historic hotel in Sonora. Relax by the private pool nestled in a setting of slate and river rock. Enjoy an Innkeepers Breakfast each morning. HEART ROCK CAFE E (209) 533-1221 • Fax: 532-4374 1 S. Washington St. Cafe Church on Sunday mornings at 11am. Free coffee. Offer a variety of delicious soups, sandwiches, gourmet coffees and ice cream. Free concerts every Friday evening. Free wireless Internet. HONG KONG GARDEN RESTAURANT (209) 532-1544 • 267 S. Washington St. Great Chinese and Japanese food. We offer a variety of fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes. Daily lunch specials. Open 7 days a week. 11am-9:30pm Sun-Thur. 11am-10pm Fri & Sat. THE HOUSE OF SOUP E (209) 533-7667 • (888) 993- 7687 185 S. Washington St. • houseofsoup.com Serving 6 types of soup daily with a mega salad bar. Providing live entertainment & karaoke nightly, billiards tables, Free WiFi and a beautiful clean atmosphere. INNS OF CALIFORNIA-SONORA (209) 532-3633 • (800) 251-1538 350 S. Washington St. • SonoraInnsofCalifornia.com email@example.com AAA approved, 111 rooms, clean contemporary hotel. 24 hour courteous front desk. Seasonally heated pool, spa. Guest laundry. Free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. Ask about our In-room spa suites! IT’S YO GOOD YOGURT SHOP (209) 532-6403 • Fax: 785-1188 11 S. Washington St. We have 8 flavors of yogurt a day along with over 30 different toppings. Self serve fresh Award Winning salad bar. A happy friendly place for all ages. JG SIGNS AND DESIGNS (209) 533-4542 • Fax: 533-4542 225 W. Jackson St. • JudyArt.com JG Designs creates the dreams you have for your environment or wall. Judy Grossman has spent almost 30 years working with satisfied clients to create artwork that is their vision. KNOWLES HILL HOUSE INN (209) 352-4333 • KnowlesHill.com 253 Knowles Hill Dr. When Knowles Hill was built in 1927 it was state of the art. Come stay in a grand country manor above historic Sonora with private gardens, ancient oaks, city lights. Breakfast served with silver & crystal. LEGENDS Books, Antiques & Old Fashioned Soda Fountain (209) 532-8120 • 131 S. Washington St. firstname.lastname@example.org Unique store with a historic 26’ mahogany ice cream soda fountain, an underground bookstore with gold mining era embellishments. Large inventory of used hardback books, including out-of-print and rare. Antique store and reading area. SONORA’S FAVORITE KITCHEN STORE (209) 588-1400 • 98 S. Washington St. Open 7 days. The Kitchen Store and More! From hard-to-find chef’s tools and gadgets to gourmet foods, we are your ‘secret’ for shopping success. We carry Lodge, Joyce Chen, Microplane, BIA, OXO and Nordicware. Fine gifts by Crabtree & Evelyn, Thymes or Tea Forté. Free gift wrapping. LIGHTHOUSE DELI (209) 532-1631 • 28 S. Washington St. Voted Mother Lode’s “Best Restaurant for Lunch” and “Best Deli’’ in 2011 & 2012. Deli, grilled & specialty sandwiches, fresh salads, homemade soups and New Orleans specialties and side items available. Party platters. Dine in, take out, delivery. SONORA THAI CUISINE (209) 532-2355 • 51 S. Washington St. Thai food is known for its enthusiastic use of fresh herbs and highly aromatic spices as Lemon grass, Garanga, Thai basil, garlic... Dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients, cooked upon order and will be served spicy as you wish. The flavors combine to create a complete dining experience. MOTHER LODE BANK (209) 694-8400 • 172 W. Stockton Rd. MotherLodeBank.com Your community bank serving you with local folks and local dollars. Your money stays right here in the communities we serve. Convenient locations at Stockton St. and Junction Shopping Center. “We’re Local...and Simply a Better Bank.” ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH (209) 532-7139 • Fax: 532-4389 127 W. Jackson St. • email@example.com Masses on Saturday 5:30pm, Sunday 7:30, 9 and 11am. Daily Mass 8am. Spanish mass, Sunday 5pm. Mission Church Our Lady of Carmel Big Oak Flat/Groveland Sat. 4:45pm, Sun. 9:15am. MOUNTAIN HOME GIFTS (209) 533-5319 • 87 S. Washington St. Quaint gift Shoppe in Historic Downtown Sonora. Has many beautiful and unique gift items also local artist works. MOUNTAIN LAUREL FLORIST (209) 532-9533 • 35 S. Washington St. MountainLaurel.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Mountain Laurel Florist is a full service florist & gift shop located in downtown Sonora at the corner of Bradford & Washington Street. We also specialize in weddings & events of all sizes. PAUL BELL MARKETING SOLUTIONS (209) 352-8551 • 20 Wyckoff St. PaulBell.biz • email@example.com Marketing, advertising, graphic design and public relations. Specializing in layout and design of magazines, annual reports, journals, corporate reports, display ads, newsletters, direct marketing mailers, brochures and corporate identities. RodeWAY INN SONORA (209) 536-4694 • Fax: 288-2043 128 S. Green St. • (800) 4-CHOICE • ChoiceHotels.com Conveniently located in downtown Sonora. Clean rooms, free wireless internet, complimentary breakfast. Courteous and friendly staff. Sierra Nevada Adventure Company E (209) 532-5621 (888) 900-SNAC Fax: (209) 532-4107 • 173 S. Washington St. Snacattack.com Affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, camping, climbing. In the winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding and more. Open daily in Downtown Sonora and on Highway 4 in Arnold and Murphys. SONORA BACH FESTIVAL 36TH ANNUAL E (209) 536-6330 • P.O. Box 1143 • SonoraBach.org For 36 years the Sonora Bach Festival has been bringing the enjoyment of Classical music to the Mother Lode. For our October Festival schedule and ticket info, visit our website. THE SONORA INN (209) 532-2400 • 160 S. Washington St. TheSonoraInn.com • firstname.lastname@example.org The Sonora Inn still has the charisma and charm of its historic past, but it also has all of the modern conveniences. The newly remodeled rooms and suites are equipped with private baths, phones, TV’s, breakfast in lobby and more. SONORA INSURANCE AGENCY (209) 533-0234 • Fax: 533-0293 • 124 Washington SonoraInsurance.com • email@example.com Full service agency staffed with knowledgeable friendly agents to help you protect yourself from the unforeseen. Please call for quotes for your home, auto, business, life and health. STAGE 3 THEATRE COMPANY E (209) 536-1778 • 208 S. Green St. Stage3.org • firstname.lastname@example.org Downtown Sonora’s intimate theater has been called ‘the best thing to happen in this region in many years’ by The Stockton Record. Offering a year-long season of passion, power and pratfalls—from brilliant comedy to soul-shaking drama. Located steps away from fine restaurants and lodging establishments. STUFFIT RAVIOLI & GNOCCHI (209) 533-8511 • 74 S. Washington St. • StuffItRavioli.com Gourmet flavors of homemade ravioli and gnocchi. Dine-in or take out. Italian food at great prices. Gluten free and Vegan options too. Sides, salads and desserts. Open Tues.-Sun. 11-7, open late for special events. SUBWAY DOWNTOWN (209) 694-0307 • 665 S. Washington St. • Subway.com Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world. We are proud to be selected #1 by the consumers. TALULAH’S (209) 532-7278 • 13 S. Washington St. Appetizers, Soups & Salads, Steak, Fish, Chicken, Hearty Downhome Entrees, Pastas, House-made desserts, Beer & Wine, Tues.-Saturday. UNION DEMOCRAT (209) 532-7151 • 84 S. Washington St. UnionDemocrat.com The Mother Lode’s leading information source. Tuolumne County’s newspaper of record since 1854, reaching 25,000 newspaper readers Monday through Friday. WALELA INSTITUTE OF IMAGINAL HEALING (209) 536-0299 • 20556 Flora Lane WalelaHealingInstitute.com Your destination for deep healing, rest and relaxation. Offering yoga, massage, vibrational healing and astrology. Specialties include traditional Thai massage and wild crafted flower essences. Heated pool, spa and sanctuary gardens amidst stately oaks. Retreat packages available. YOSEMITE TITLE COMPANY (209) 532-8174 • Fax: 532-2623 208 S. Washington St. • YoTitle.com Tuolumne County’s oldest and only locally owned title company. KEY TO ICONS Lodging/Camping Restaurants E Entertainment Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly YosemiteGoldCountry.com 35 Sonora Sonora, California 95370 APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR (209) 533-9670 • Fax: 533-9675 • 851 Sanguinetti Rd. email@example.com We strive for excellence in all endeavors. We achieve total guest satisfaction and deliver quality products on time, with friendly service and value that is second to none. Menu items include steak, burgers, salads and a full service bar. Open every day: Sun -Thurs 11am-12pm, Fri-Sat 11am - 1pm BANNY’S AT MOUNTAIN SPRINGS (209) 533-4709 • 17566 Lime Kiln Rd. • firstname.lastname@example.org • Bannyscafe.com Innovative, moderately priced menu of regional contemporary cuisine will capture your taste buds in our casual comfortable atmosphere. Pasta, salads, grilled meats and fish-vegetarian dishes. All items made fresh daily. California wine list - imported and micro brews. Banquet facilities. BOB’S GREENLeY PHARMACY (209) 532-3139 • 800 Delnero Dr. A true community pharmacy that has been putting Tuolumne County residents and their prescriptions first for over 30 years. We are a full service pharmacy in the tradition of those pharmacies found on main streets all over America. CARL’S JR. (209) 533-8857 • Fax: 533-8857 • 1075 Mono Way • Carlsjr.com Carl’s Jr. is one of the most popular brands in the quick service restaurant industry, offering great, distinguishable tasting burgers, chicken sandwiches and the Green Burrito Mexican food items too. COST-U-LESS (209) 532-8497 • Fax: 532-2245 • 760 Mono Way, Sonora Plaza Local warehouse shopping with no membership required. We provide our customers with quality products at consistently low prices. Visit us for groceries, quality meats, wines and more! We can meet your needs. CUTLER-SEGERSTROM INSURANCE AGENCY (209) 532-6951 • Fax: 532-1997 • 1030 Greenley Rd. • Cutseg.com • email@example.com Insuring the West since 1906...106 years! We provide home and auto, life, health, long-term care, annuities and all types of coverage for your business. As an independent insurance agency we have access to multiple companies enabling us to provide you the best company for your insurance needs. G.J.F. ENGINEERING (209) 532-1867 • 188 Bradford Ave. Civil engineering service, specializing in structure & site design. Located near Tuolumne County Museum. GOLDEN STATE CELLULAR (209) 533-8844 • (800) 453-8255• Fax: 533-8400 1061 Mono Way, Timber Hills Center • GoldenStateCellular.com A full-service, local wireless services provider. We specialize in nationwide cellular service. Golden State is an active partner in the community. GOOD STUFF (209) 588-0550 • Fax: 533-0970 • 210 Stockton St. WATCH program thrift shop, providing homes & job training to individuals with developmental disabilities. 100% tax donations accepted. Photos: Indigeny Reserve: Sandy Gordon/TCVB; La Bella Rosa Vineyards: Sandy Gordon/TCVB 36 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 GUS’S STEAK HOUSE (209) 532-5190 • 1183 Mono Way Featuring steaks, pasta, seafood, house specialty Gus’s rack of lamb, prime rib, lobster. Special salads, early bird specials, 27 choices served 2-7pm. Open for dinner 5 days a week 2-10pm - closed Sunday and Monday. THE HOMEPLACE (209) 532-4113 • 1210 Sanguinetti Rd. “The Homeplace” is what the first generation called it. Six generations later, the family still calls it the Homeplace, but now it’s a restaurant where our family proudly serves our own Montezuma Ranch products for a delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner. Our promise to you is quality, taste, consistency and value. INDIGENY RESERVE E (209) 533-9463 • 14679 Summers Lane IndigenyReserve.com Lush 160 acre preserve nestled in the hills of historic Sonora. World-class tasting bar serving hard ciders and spirits, produced in small batches. Organic apple orchards. Shaded picnic areas. Family friendly, special events. J.S. WEST PROPANE (209) 532-7475 • 800-540-4484 564 Stockton Rd. • JSWest.com Count on JS West Propane for your energy needs. Family-owned and operated for over 100 years, JS West dedicates its experience and expertise to taking care of you and your family. LA BELLA ROSA VINEYARDS (209) 533-9968 • 17990 Old Wards Ferry Rd. Visit this boutique winery with its 8 fine wines, tasting room and gift shop. Tasting 12-5p.m. Sat & Sun. also tasting room at 72 N. Washington St. Sonora LET’S GO TRAVEL (209)533-3748 • Fx: 533-1103 • 1257 Sanguinetti Rd. #230 firstname.lastname@example.org Nancy Gottschall & Linda Schooley are the co-owners of Let’s Go! Travel. They started their travel agency over ten years ago. Travel is their passion and serving their clients an honor. MANDARIN HOUSE (209) 536-9887 • 1073 Mono Way We provide a pleasant dining environment along with the largest and most delicious Chinese & seafood buffet in Tuolumne County. All food prepared fresh daily. MOTHER LODE ADVENTIST JUNIOR ACADEMY & KIDDIE KOLLEGE CHRISTIAN PRE-SCHOOL (209) 532-2855 • Fax: 532-7757 • email@example.com 80 N. Forest Rd. • MLAJA.org Ours is a small, fully accredited Christian school with a family feel here in a beautiful rural setting. If this is what you are looking for, please contact us! MOTHER LODE FAIR R.V. PARK E (209) 532-7428 • 220 Southgate Dr. R.V. Park with full hook-ups and a dump station, all located two blocks from downtown Sonora. The fairgrounds features many annual events including home shows, craft fairs, musical events, rodeos and the Mother Lode Fair in July. MOTHER LODE RANCH E (209) 928-1041 • 15995 Wards Ferry Rd. Sonora MotherLodeWagons.com The Mother Lode Ranch is a working cattle ranch that offers a unique setting for weddings, company parties, club trail rides and camp outs, with horse drawn carriages and wagons for all occasions. MOUNTAIN SPRINGS GOLF CLUB E (209) 532-1000 • Fax: 532-0203 17566 Lime Kiln Rd. • MountainSpringsGolf.com Championship 18 hole golf course, pro shop, practice facility, instruction by PGA professional. Open to the public 7 days. Multiple tees for beginners to experts. Stay & Play Packages. Call for tee times & info. Visa/MC. Banny’s Café 533-4709. PERKO’S CAFÉ & GRILL (209) 532-2718 • Fax: 532-5327 824 Mono Way • PerkosCafe.com Award winning voted “Best” by locals. Casual atmosphere with quality selection. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all day! Specializing in comfort cuisine with good portions and great prices. Friendly fast service. Amazing homemade desserts. Wine and beer selection. Full menu offered to-go. Open 6:00am til midnight. PRUDENTIAL CALIFORNIA REALTY (209) 533-3333 • Fax: 533-3160 • (866) 340-5333 133 Old Wards Ferry Rd. (next to Starbucks) PCR1.com • info@PCR1.com Voted Best Local Real Estate Company. Vacation homes, second homes retirement and relocation. Visit us: next to Starbucks,Under the arch in Twain Harte and Hwy 4 in Arnold. QUAIL HOLLOW ONE CORPORATE & FURNISHED APARTMENTS (209) 533-1310 • Fax: 533-1553 20230 Grouse Way • QuailHollow1.com firstname.lastname@example.org Beautiful country setting, offering furnished executive suites for business travel, vacation rental or as alternative for visiting family. 1 & 2 bedrooms, kitchens equipped with all appliances, some suites with fireplaces, pool, fitness room, clubhouse. Daily, weekly, monthly rentals. 2.375 inHeart of Historic Sonora In the Walk to Dine, Shop & Theatre The Historic Gunn House Hotel 286 S. Washington Street Sonora, CA 95370 Reservations (209) 532-3421 gunnhousehotel.com Enjoy Our Innkeeper’s Breakfast! SKYLINE PLACE SENIOR LIVING (209) 588-0373 • Fax: 588-0736 • 12877 Sylva Ln. SkylinePlace.net Skyline Place, Senior Living offers assisted living apartments, independent living apartments, enhanced care and light memory care. Both fulltime and short term care available. Call to book a tour or for more information. SONORA BLUEPRINT & COPY CO. (209) 532-5223 • Fax: 532-0384 730 Mono Way• email@example.com Blueprints, large format copies, color output and copying services. “We spoil our customers so rotten, not only are they ashamed to go anywhere else - no one else wants them.” Open 8am-5pm. M-F MC/VISA Rooms $79 to $125 per night SONORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (209) 532-5000 • 1000 Greenley Rd. SonoraMedicalCenter.org Full service hospital including 24-hour emergency services, birth center, cardiac catheterization lab, surgical services, cancer, home health and hospice, hyperbaric wound care, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation long term care and 19 physician clinics. STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST SUPERVISORS OFFICE (209) 532-3671 • Fax: 533-1890 19777 Greenley Rd., Sonora fs.usda.gov/stanislaus Information & permits for Stanislaus National Forest. Also at District Offices on Highways 120, 108 & 4. WAL-MART (209) 533-2617 1101 Sanguinetti Rd. • Crossroads Center Come visit your Sonora Wal-Mart where you will receive the benefits of the world’s largest retailer and the personalized service of a small town department store. We offer a full-service pharmacy, tire and lube express, 1-hour photo, sporting goods, current fashions for everyone in the family, and much more. KEY TO ICONS Lodging/Camping Restaurants E Entertainment Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly YosemiteGoldCountry.com 37 Sonora-East Sonora, California 95370 ANGEL FLIGHT WINERY E (209) 532-9463 • 19030 Standard Rd. Housed in a 98 year old church, Angel Flight provides wine tasting of their handcrafted grape and honey wines on weekends and serves as a venue for weddings, live entertainment, meetings and events. A TOUCH OF HEAVEN DAY SPA & SALON (209) 694-8144 • Fax: 533-4587 firstname.lastname@example.org • 13931 Mono Way Providing massage, body treatments, whirlpool baths, steam shower, pedicures, acrylic nails, hair and skin specialists. Groups welcomed, many packages available. Located at Boulder Plaza. Open Mon.-Sat. Evenings and weekends by appointment only. ALADDIN MOTOR INN (209) 533-4971 • (800) 696-3969 14260 Mono Way • AladdinInn.com • email@example.com Voted “#1 Best Motel in Tuolumne County 2009.” Elegant spacious rooms with refrigerators, microwaves and in room coffee. Guest laundry, free wireless internet, with computer in lobby for guest use. Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Pool and spa. Ideal for sightseeing and recreation. AAA rated, 3 miles east of Sonora. BEST WESTERN PLUS SONORA OAKS HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER (209) 533-4400 • Fax: 532-1964 • (800) 532-1944 19551 Hess Ave. off Highway 108 firstname.lastname@example.org • BWSonoraOaks.com Quiet wooded setting 2 miles east of Sonora, close to all attractions. Complimentary deluxe hot breakfast. Manager’s wine reception. Free highspeed wireless and computer in lobby business center. Heated pool and spa. HBO/Disney/ESPN. BW Directors Award. AAA 3-Diamond rated. Restaurant and lounge on property. Voted “Best Hotel in the County.” COLDWELL BANKER MOTHER LODE REAL ESTATE (209) 532-6993 • Fax: 532-6999 • 14255 Mono Way SierraSold.com • email@example.com The #1 real estate company in Tuolumne County. You can “Expect the Best” whether you’re buying a home or selling one. See our virtual website. Photos: Angels Flight Winery: Lisa Mayo/TCVB; Mother Lode Ranch: stillmemoriesphotosite.com EAST SONORA CONFERENCE & BANQUET CENTER E (209) 533-2889 • Fax: 532-1522 14270 Mono Way • P.O. Box 336, Standard 95373 Available for banquets for up to 120 or meetings for 140. Wheelchair access, P/A and A/V systems. Off site catering available. Call for rates and availability. LLAMAS OF CIRCLE HOME E (209) 603-5280 • 15301 Tuolumne Rd. firstname.lastname@example.org Visit our wonderful llamas. An experience you’ll not forget. Learn as you play with these gentle creatures. Over 50 llamas to enjoy. Conveniently located on Tuolumne Rd.. Call for an appointment. ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR (209) 533-0500 • (800) RENT-A-CAR • Fax: 533-0557 14860 Mono Way, Sonora • Enterprise.com Enterprise offers free pickup service in Sonora and surrounding cities. We will always beat local competitors. Call Today! MELISSA OLIVER & The O Team (209) 694-8781 • Cell: 209-559-0682 14570 Mono Way, Suite F MelissaO.com • email@example.com Melissa Oliver, Broker Associate with PMZ Real Estate along with The O Team have been assisting buyers and sellers in their real estate transactions for 10 years. They specialize in residential, 2nd/vacation homes, foreclosure and short sale properties, as well as lots and land. GDI-MICROPOINT COMPUTER SERVICES (209) 536-9705 • 19579 Cordelia Ave. Micropoint@usa.net Need help trouble shooting your PC problem(s)? We specialize in removing Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Ghosts, MALware, and SPYware from your system. We take more care of you. HIGH COUNTRY SPORTS ARENA E (209) 588-0776 • Fax: 588-2766 • 14934 Camage Dr. Arena@mlode.com • HighCountrySportsArena.com High Country Sports Arena is a multipurpose facility that serves not only our county, but many of the surrounding counties. Opened in 2002, the arena was built entirely through time and money from our own community. We now have thriving recreational and tournament hockey programs, public skating sessions and figure skating. JUNCTION SHOPPING CENTER (209) 533-3548 • Fax: 533-9543 Mono Way & Tuolumne Rd. firstname.lastname@example.org Many shops including clothing, groceries, pharmacy, restaurants, sundries, toys, shipping & copies, candy, books, gifts, banks, beauty salons, flowers, fabric, yarn & pet store. Plenty of parking for your year-round shopping. LA HACIENDA MEXICAN RESTAURANT (209) 532-1014 • 13759 Mono Way LaHaciendaRestaurants.biz Authentic Mexican cuisine located in the Junction Shopping Center and joining the Acedo family’s Angels Camp and Copperopolis locations. Award-winning Mexican food based on Mama’s traditionally crafted recipes, Mexican and domestic beers. 38 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 MIKE’S PIZZA OF SONORA (209) 532-1097 • 14721 Mono Way MikesPizzaSonora.com Located in East Sonora between Hess & Standard Ave. Mike’s Pizza has won “Best Pizza in Tuolumne County” 6 years in a row in the “Reader’s Choice Awards.” Family fun and great food. MOUNTAIN BOOKSHOP (209) 532-6117 • Fax: 532-8230 • 13769-I Mono Way email@example.com The largest book store in the Mother Lode welcomes you with a friendly, knowledgeable staff, and a great selection of books, cards and gifts, including an entire room filled with books, toys and games for children. MR. STOR-ALL SELF STORAGE (209) 533-2022 • 20828 Longeway Rd. Mr. Stor-All Self Storage is a well-established storage facility with a knowledgeable staff ready to serve you. We offer clean, modern secure storage for your personal and business needs. We’re the very best! OAK TERRACE MEMORY CARE (209) 533-4822 • OakTerraceMemoryCare.net 20420 Rafferty Court, Soulsbyville Oak Terrace Memory Care offers high level quality care for ambulatory and non-ambulatory dementia and Alzheimer challenged residents. Both fulltime and short term care available. Call to book a tour or for more information. PAPA’S NEW ROOST (209) 536-0100 • 20049 Highway 108, Sonora Breakfast and lunch to “crow” about - served seven days a week. Banquet room available. The Guide to local agricultural growers and producers– THE PEPPERY GAR & BRILL (209) 533-9033 • 13494 Mono Way The menu comes alive with flavor and zest. Wide selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pastas and dinners served the Peppery way. Onion strings, pepper jack poppers, chicken cobb salad, seafood linguine, baby back ribs, fresh salmon. 14 beers all on tap. Farmsof TuolumneCounty.org F ARM T OUR – Saturday – June 8, 2013 PINE TREE RESTAURANT (209) 536-6065 • Fax: 536-6067 • 19601 Hess Ave Family restaurant open 7 days for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Daily specials, seniors’ & children’s menus, full service bar & banquet facilities. REAL LIVING SUGAR PINE REALTY (209) 533-1675 • Fax: 533-0804 • 19520 Hillsdale Dr. SugarPineRealty.com Best real estate website in the area. 35 years in business offering Premier Service™. Six offices to serve your real estate needs: East Sonora, Soulsbyville, Sugar Pine, Copperopolis, Coulterville and Groveland w i n 10850 Mt. Brow Road. 5 minutes north of Sonora on Hwy 49 W INERY Saturday 12-5pm 17990 Old Wards Ferry Rd., Sonora 209-533-8668 TASTING ROOM & HOME DECOR Wednesday thru Saturday 11-5pm 72 N. Washingston St., Sonora 209-533-9968 SIERRA REPERTORY THEATRE E (209) 532-3120 • Fax: 532-7270 • P.O. Box 3030 SierraRep.org • firstname.lastname@example.org Sierra Rep is a professional live theatre, producing musicals, comedy & drama year-round at two locations: East Sonora, beyond the Junction Shopping Center, and in Columbia at the Historic Fallon House Theatre. www.labellarosavineyards.com SONORA FORD (209) 532-5593 • 13254 Mono Way • MySonoraFord.com Proudly serving the Mother Lode. Service, Parts, New and Preowned Vehicle Sales. Specializing in premium Italian Wines Open Wed-Fri 1 to 5pm – Sat & Sun 12 to 5pm 18263 Main Street, Jamestown • (209) 984-1500 www.GianelliVineyards.com SPARKS RANCH RESORT (209) 588-0555 • 15550 Tuolumne Rd. SparksRanchResort.com The Bay Area’s largest TV network, KRON4, has chosen Sparks Ranch Resort as one of the top 20 wedding and getaway venues in Northern California. Yelp grades us with five stars! Come and be part of our “uniqueness” and “feel the magic.” TRACTOR SUPPLY CO. (209) 533-4840 • 14879 Mono Way • TractorSupply.com The largest farm and ranch chain in the world. Operating over 1,000 stores in 44 states. We’ve got everything from clothing and boots to tractor parts, pet and horse supplies. y sangiovese ● zinfandel ● cabernet sauvignon ● syrah ● merlot family owned and operated ● (209) 532 - 8491 SIERRA OUTDOOR SCHOOL (209) 532-3691 • 15700 Old Oak Ranch Rd. • sos.cusd.com Sierra Outdoor School is a truly unique school that gives children a chance to be in nature and learn things with a hands-on approach, which in turn will give them memories for a lifetime. Our mission is to provide, in an outdoor setting, a sciencebased educational experience in which one learns to respect one’s self, others, and the environment. SUBWAY JUNCTION (209) 533-2011 • 13757-B Mono Way Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world. We are proud to be selected #1 by the consumers. r Great Foothill Wines Open Saturday 12-5 PM ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS ANGLICAN CHURCH (209) 533-1091 • 19632 Highway 108 Regular services - Sundays at 9am Sung Holy Eucharist. THE STANDARD POUR (209) 532-7687 • 19040 Standard Rd. Standard-pour.com The Standard Pour is a fun, casual restaurant that features craft beers and beer friendly dishes. Ask about our private dining services, and catch the game on our large HDTV’s. e UMPQUA BANK (866) 486-7782 • 13775-C Mono Way • UmpquaBank.com The World’s Greatest Bank! Five Tuolumne County locations to serve you: Downtown Sonora, Sonora Junction, Twain Harte, Columbia and Jamestown. Visit any of our stores and experience the Umpqua difference. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP (209) 533-8883 • 19518 Hess Ave. • uuftc.org If you’re searching for a religious home that is guided by a quest for truth and meaning, we invite you to discover Unitarian Universalism. Our mission is to provide a sanctuary for individual beliefs, encourage spiritual and ethical growth. YosemiteGoldCountry.com 39 Tuolumne City Tuolumne, California 95379 BLACK OAK CASINO Resort E (209) 928-9300 • Fax: 928-9301 • (877) 747-8777 19400 Tuolumne Road North • BlackOakCasino.com Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians welcomes you to Black Oak Casino 24 hours a day. With 1200 slots, 24 table games, poker, a high limit gaming room, 8 restaurants & bars, 24 lane Brunswick Bowling Center, live entertainment and kids’ arcade. Must be 21 years or older to gamble. See ad below. COVERS APPLE RANCH E (209) 928-4689 • 19211 Cherokee Rd. CoversAppleRanch.com • email@example.com Breakfast - Lunch; Fresh-pressed cider. Handmade traditional bakery, jams, sauces. Train rides year round. Family friendly, enjoy the barnyard animals, hay rides, and gift shop. Apples, pears, garden produce. Family owned and operated. RIVER RANCH CAMPGROUND (209) 928-3708 • P.O. Box 728 Old-fashioned family camping at its finest. Located on the North Fork of the Tuolumne River, 7 miles northeast of Tuolumne City on Buchanan Rd. SILVER SPUR CONFERENCE CENTER E (209) 928-4248 • Fax: 928-3899 • 17301 Silver Spur Dr. SilverSpur.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Located in the lovely Sierra Nevada foothills, Silver Spur is a camp and conference center providing food, lodging and a variety of recreational activities for schools, churches and other groups. The facility is open year-round. SLIDE MOUNTAIN RANCH E (209) 928-4287 • 19280 Mira Monte Rd. SlideMountain.com • email@example.com World class horse adventures, fun trail rides, superb lessons and quality horses. Horse owners vacation with your own. Cowboy style guesthouse sleeps eight. Non-horse riders welcome for lodging. Photos: Covers Apple Ranch: Jim W. Hildreth; Tuolumne City Memorial Museum: Lisa Mayo/TCVB; Covers Apple Ranch: Jim W. Hildreth 40 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 Twain Harte Twain Harte, California 95383 ALL THAT MATTERS (209) 586-1976 • 22990 Joaquin Gully Rd. P.O. Box 963 • AllThatMattersTwainHarte.com Over 65 local artists are featured in the gallery and gift shop which offers Jewelry, pottery, glass works, photography, originals and more. A full custom frame shop can fill any framing need using archival quality materials at very competitive pricing. A LOVELY PLACE (209) 586-2583 • 22511 Confidence Rd. P.O. Box 56 • ALovelyPlace.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Imagine... A lovely four room suite for Two. Secluded guest suite is downstairs in an enchanting two-story cottage under a canopy of cedar trees on seven mountain acres. Private entry, courtyard and deck. Breakfast, antiques, fire stove, micro/fridge, DVD/CD. COLDWELL BANKER TWAIN HARTE REALTY (209) 586-5200 • Fax: 586-5261 • 23003 Joaquin Gully Rd. SierraSold.com • email@example.com We are in the heart of the Sierras in downtown Twain Harte. Serving Tuolumne County’s vacation and second home market Jamestown to Pinecrest. Why visit when you can afford to own? EL DORADO MOTEL & GIFT SHOP (209) 586-4479 • Fax: 586-7927 22678 Twain Harte Dr. • ElDoradoMotelTwainHarte.com firstname.lastname@example.org Comfortable rooms close to shopping, restaurants, golf, lakes, biking, hiking, skiing & ice skating. Pool / spa (seasonal). Free Wi-Fi. All rooms have cable TV, microwave, refrigerator and coffee. Pets welcome. FUNCABINRENTALS.COM (925) 963-2857 • 22743 Bret Harte Dr. info@FunCabinRentals.com 4 bed, 2 bath cabin w/complete kitchen; walking distance to golf course and downtown; full access to Twain Harte Lake, short drive to Dodge Ridge; cable TV/DVD, Wi-Fi, pets welcome, sleeps 10+. GABLES CEDAR CREEK INN (209) 586-3008 • (888) 900-4224 • Fax: 586-1445 22560 Twain Harte Dr. • P.O. Box 1818 gccinn.com • email@example.com Situated in a park setting by a creek and golf course. We offer quaint country getaways. Accommodations range from romantic suites & cabins to a larger home with fireplaces. Lake privileges available in summer. LAZY Z RESORT (209) 586-1214 • (800) 585-1238 • Fax: 586-3857 22732 Middle Camp Rd. • LazyZ.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Twelve first-class cabins with kitchens, baths, fireplace, and cable. Naturally designed pool with waterfalls, cabana bar, and clubhouse with game room. Beautifully landscaped grounds for activities or relaxation on 40 acres. Perfect for weddings, reunions, special occasions, meetings and seminars. Wireless internet available. McCAFFREY HOUSE B&B INN (209) 586-0757 • (888) 586-0757 23251 Highway 108 • P.O. Box 67 • MccaffreyHouse.com AAA/4 Diamond Inn nestled in the quiet forest. Close to Twain Harte, Dodge Ridge and Yosemite. Individually designed guest rooms with private baths, gourmet breakfast. Voted best B&B in Tuolumne/Calaveras counties seven years. Pet friendly. PRUDENTIAL CALIFORNIA REALTY (209) 586-1107 • Fax: 586-6187 • (877) 586-1107 22920 Twain Harte Dr. (Under the arch) PCR1.com • info@PCR1.com Voted Best Local Real Estate Company. Vacation homes, second homes retirement and relocation. Visit us: next to Starbucks, under the arch in Twain Harte and Hwy 4 in Arnold. TWAIN HARTE GOLF CLUB E (209) 586-3131 • 22909 Meadow Dr. TwainHarteGolf.com Nine-hole golf course located in Twain Harte, surrounded by beautiful towering pines. Full service bar, restaurant, pro shop and practice putting green. Tournaments and banquets welcome, call for reservations and rates. TWAIN HARTE MARKET (209) 586-6100 • 18711 Tiffani Dr. TwainHarteMarket.com • email@example.com Locally owned, independent grocery store, serving the foothills of the Mother Lode since 1982. We are small enough to get to know you and large enough to stock an outstanding selection of food, wine, floral and other specialty food items at competitive prices. TWAIN HARTE RENTALS/MOTHER LODE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (209) 586-5204 • 22922 Twain Harte Dr. TwainHarteRentals.com We provide visitors with fabulous vacation cabins and homes. Cabins vary from cozy to very large, and we have many different styles; most also have Twain Harte Lake access!!! We offer mid-term and long term property management assistance for both homeowners and tenants! WILDWOOD INN (209) 586-2900 • Fax: 586-1408 22960 Meadow Dr. • P.O. Box 1599 • WildwoodInn.com Walking distance to golf, restaurants. Close to lakes, biking, hiking, skiing and ice skating. Featuring handmade log furniture, local artwork in all guest rooms. Spa / pool (seasonal). All the rooms have all the amenities. MANZANITA HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST (209) 586-9410 • Fax: 586-9340 18864 Manzanita Dr. • P.O. Box 1192 Manzanita-House.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Forested setting conveniently located in downtown Twain Harte featuring five guest rooms, four with In-suite baths, queen-size beds, Wi-Fi and cozy game room with books, video library and pool table. A full breakfast is served on the sunny dining porch or deck. Photos: Twain Harte photos: Sandy Gordon/TCVB YosemiteGoldCountry.com 41 H. Lee Dempsy, Jr. Upper Highway 108 Enjoy a multitude of recreational activities in a pristine Sierra playground, and then relax in a comfortable cottage, cabin, or townhome. As owner and operator of Pinecrest Chalet, the Cal Alumni Association welcomes you! Open to the public. 3-LINKS CAMP (209) 586-5500 • Reser. (707) 275-2070 21950 Highway 108, MiWuk, 95346 RV spaces with hook ups, tent sites and dorm beds, showers, restrooms, coin laundry. Seasonal pool, multipurpose room, full kitchen, chapel and amphitheater for groups up to about 150. Open year around. ASPEN MEADOW PACK STATION E (209) 965-3402 • Fax: 965-3402 Aspen Meadow off of Crabtree Rd., Sonora, 95370 AspenMeadowPackStation.com Horseback rides by the hour, half day or all day rental and pack trips (drop, spot or extended). You will be thrilled by the tall peaks, long alpine meadows, beautiful lakes and an abundance of wildlife. Reservations needed. BREZINA & GOOD REALTY (209) 965-4080 • 965-3578 31900 Hwy 108, Strawberry, 95375 email@example.com • BrezinaGoodRealty.com We have a selection of comfortable and clean rental cabins with great views, located in the Pinecrest, Strawberry, Cold Springs/Peter Pam and Leland Meadows areas. For more information visit us online or contact our office, open daily, 9am–4:30pm. KEY TO ICONS Lodging/Camping Restaurants E Entertainment Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly 42 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 CABINS AT STRAWBERRY (209) 965-0885 • (888) 965-0885 31888 Hwy 108, Strawberry, 95375 CabinsAtStrawberry.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Year- round cabins on the river, All the amenities Including central heat, gas fireplaces, completely furnished kitchens, all linens. 5 miles to Dodge Ridge & Leland Snow play & 1 mile to Pinecrest. Pets OK. $129 to $229, TV MC/V CAMP SYLVESTER RESORT (209) 965-3172 • Pinecrest, 95364 28770 Dodge Ridge Rd. • email@example.com CampSylvester.org Rental cabins, group facilities, recreation & much more! Open year-round Lodging/event options for a quick get-away, intimate gatherings or large groups up to 220 guest. 2 miles from Dodge Ridge, ½ mile Pinecrest Lake. CHRISTMAS TREE INN (209) 586-1005 • Fax: 586-2247 • (800) 399-3900 TheChristmasTreeInn.com • 24685 Hwy 108, MiWuk 95346 Nestled in the cool pines. Only minutes from gold panning, shopping, golf, tennis, fishing, boating, swimming, skiing, horseback riding, etc. Enjoy our large rooms, heated pool in the summer, spa year-round or just enjoy AAA Approved. DARDANELLE AREA CAMPGROUNDS (209) 965-3116 • Hwy 108, Pinecrest 95364 Approx. 50 miles east of Sonora. 31 sites at Brightman Flat, 21 sites at Boulder Flat, 28 sites at Dardanelle, and 28 sites at Eureka Valley feature large, level, shady areas ideal for RVs, trailers or tents. Pigeon Flat has 9 walk-in sites for tents. All campgrounds vault toilets. No reservations. Photos: Sonora Pass, Sword Lake/Sonora Pass, Furry Little Friends/Sonora Pass: Lisa Mayo/TCVB DARLENE’S VACATION RENTALS (209) 669-1401 • (800) 273-0740 • Fax: 669-1525 P.O. Box 35, Long Barn 95335 • PinecrestAreaRentals.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Rentals located from Sugar Pine to Strawberry with 28 cabins ranging from $150 to $500 nightly. $700-$2450 weekly. Sleeping 2-30 persons. Close to Dodge Ridge and Pinecrest Lake & Leland Snow Play. DIAMOND JIM’S RESTAURANT (209) 586-3561 • Fax: 586-2278 24535 Hwy 108, MiWuk 95346 Prime rib, steak, seafood, lunch, dinner; full bar. Open 7 days a week, weekend entertainment. MC/VISA. FRASER FLAT CAMPGROUND Mi-Wok Ranger Station: (209) 586-3234 Paved roads and pads, accessible fishing pier on the Stanislaus River, gorgeous scenery, all make a visit to this spot worth your while. East of Long Barn, 3 miles north of State Hwy 108 at Spring Gap turnoff. Great fishing! KELLY’S MOUNTAIN HOUSE (209) 586-2715 • 24181 Hwy 108, Sugar Pine • KellyMountainHouse.com Features classics: homemade soups, pies & family meals, served til 10pm. Also has: Alpine Ski Tavern, patio, live music, sunsets, billiards, Kids Corner, banquets, Base Camp 108. KENNEDY MEADOWS RESORT E (209) 965-3900 • Fax: 965-3914 • P.O. Box 4010, Sonora 95370 KennedyMeadows.com Pack station, cabins, store, fishing gear, liquor and restaurant located 58 miles east of Sonora off Highway 108. Pack trips to the high country. Day and hourly horseback riding. Open May 1 - October 10. Credit cards accepted. MIA’S RESTAURANT (209) 965-4591 • Fax: 965-3009 • Mias.com 30040 Highway 108, Cold Springs 95335 We focus on using the freshest ingredients possible. Pasta, seafood, steaks, gourmet pizza with over 35 beers and an eclectic wine list. Lunch & dinner daily - closed Tuesdays. OUR SIERRA CABIN (209) 810-4891 • Fax: 879-0777 • OurSierraCabin.com 25931 Scenic Dr., Long Barn 95335 Wonderful rustic cabin centrally located off of highway 108 in Long Barn. A wonderful mountain hideaway half an hour from Sonora and 20 minutes from Pinecrest and Dodge Ridge. PINECREST CHALET (209) 965-3276 • Fax: 965-3472 • 500 Dodge Ridge Rd. Pinecrest, 95364 PinecrestChalet.com• email@example.com Townhouses, cabins and cottages by North Fork Tuolumne River. Swim at resort heated pool or two minutes to Pinecrest Lake. Play basketball, sand volleyball, horseshoes or enjoy miles of peaceful forest trails. Closest lodging to Dodge Ridge Winter Sports Area. PINECREST LAKE RESORT & MARINA E (209) 965-3411 • Fax: 965-4032 421 Pinecrest Lake Rd. Pinecrest 95364 PinecrestLakeResort.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Townhouses and cabins with stocked kitchens and BBQs. Also deluxe motel rooms, onsite restaurant, bar, grocery store, sport shop, gourmet coffee bar, bike rentals and post office. All facilities a quick walk to the lake. 7 minutes From Dodge Ridge Ski Area. Marina Open AprilOctober with motor, paddle, kayaks, sail and party boat rentals. AAA Approved. PINECREST/MEADOWVIEW PIONEER TRAIL CAMPGROUNDS (209) 965-3116 • Reservations: (877) 444-6777 rec.gov • Pinecrest Lake Rd. • Pinecrest 95364 Campgrounds 30 miles east of Sonora on Hwy 108. 200 sites at Pinecrest near Lake and 100 sites at Meadowview feature large, level, sunny areas ideal for RVs, trailers or tents. Flush toilets. Pioneer Trail Group Camp has 2 sites for 50, one for 100. Vault toilets. May reserve Pinecrest and Pioneer Trail up to 6 months in advance. THE RIVERS RESORT RENTALS (209) 965-3278 • (800) 514-6777 (CA) TheRiversResort.com • Hwy 108 • Strawberry 95375 Cottages are carefully upgraded & spaced amid towering evergreens & offer clean, comfortable, year around accommodations. Close to Dodge Ridge and Pinecrest Lake. Right on the river, a favorite starting point for the outdoorsman. STRAWBERRY INN & RESTAURANT (209) 965-3662 • (800) 965-3662 • Fax: 965-3009 31880 Hwy 108, Strawberry 95375 • StrawberryInns.com • email@example.com American, steak and seafood. Recently remodeled lodge overlooking the South Fork Stanislaus River. Close to Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area and Pinecrest Lake. Open 7:30am to 8:30pm daily. MC/VISA YosemiteGoldCountry.com 43 Gold Country Regional Partners ANGELS CAMP RV & CAMPING RESORT E (209) 736-0404 • (888) 398-0404 3069 Hwy. 49 • P.O. Box 847 • Angels Camp 95222 AngelsCampRV.com Your base camp for Gold Country fun and exploration. Long, level RV sites, log cabins, deluxe country lodges and secluded tent sites. In a quiet, rural atmosphere with pool, playground, store, kitchen pavilion and sparkling clean restrooms and showers. BEAR VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL E (209) 753-2574 • (800) 458-1618 • Fax: 753-2576 P.O. Box 5068, Bear Valley 95223 BearValleyMusic.org • firstname.lastname@example.org One of the best summer attractions in the Central Sierra, the Festival offers excellent classical, jazz and popular music performed by a full symphony orchestra, international soloists, legendary entertainers and renowned opera stars in a unique mountain setting. BLUE MOUNTAIN MINERALS (209) 533-0127 • 24599 Marble Quarry Rd. Columbia 95310 • BlueMountainMinerals.com Like millions of other people, you use our products everyday! BIG TREES MARKET (209) 795-3868 • 2182 Hwy 4 Arnold, 95223 Family owned and operated by the Self Families since 1972.We offer fresh full service fish and meat counter, full service deli, bakery, and fresh produce. CALAVERAS BIG TREES ASSOCIATION (209) 795-3840 • P.O. Box 1196, Arnold 95223 BigTrees.org The cooperating association dedicated to raising funds to support educational and interpretive programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. We operate a book store at the parks visitor center, by memberships and fundraisers. CALAVERAS VISITORS BUREAU (209) 736-0049 • (800) 225-3764 1192 S. Main St., P.O. Box 637 Angels Camp 95222 GoCalaveras.com • email@example.com Just minutes from Tuolumne… hop on over to Calaveras County for your free VIP card offering discounts on lodging, dining, wine tasting, recreation and entertainment from the Calaveras Visitors Bureau. CALAVERAS WINEGRAPE ALLIANCE E (209) 728-9467 • (866) 806-WINE(9463) P.O. Box 2492, Murphys 95247 CalaverasWines.org • firstname.lastname@example.org 23 Tasting Rooms, a world of attractions and adventure. Taking your wine experience to new altitudes: Major annual events include Presidents’ Wine Weekend, Calaveras County Fair Wine Competition, and Grape Stomp. See other great events on our website. Photos: Celtic Fair: Sandy Gordon/TCVB; Calaveras Winegrape Aliance/Grape Stomp: courtesy Jeff Stai / Twisted Oak Winery For a 2-year subscription, delivered to you twice a year, send a check for $12 to: Sierra Seasons Magazine P.O. Box 3306 Sonora, CA 95370 subscribe online at SierraSeasons.com 44 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 CAMPS Restaurant (209) 736-8181 • 676 McCauley Ranch Rd., Angels Camp 95222 • CampsRestaurant.com A handsome restaurant highlighting regional produce, local wines, hand-cut steaks; serving local, ranch raised USDA Calaveras County grown beef! A regional destination with a vivacious bar, impressive cocktails amid dancing and live music weekends. Call for reservations. CELTIC FAIRE PRODUCTIONS E (209) 532-8375 • BlackIrish28@hotmail.com SonoraCelticFaire.com • BlackIrish.com • TrainFire.com AllHallowsFaire.com Patrick Michael Karnahan produces the Sonora Celtic Faire in March & All Hallows Fantasy Faire in October. Patrick is also the leader of the Black Irish Band and is an accomplished artist. His works are on display locally at All That Matters in Twain Harte & Pinecrest Fine Art Gallery. CENTRAL SIERRA SEASONS MAGAZINE E (209) 928-3009 • Fax: 928-3888 PO Box 3306, Sonora 95370 • SierraSeasons.com email@example.com A beautiful source for stories on Sierra entertainment, recreation and the arts, including the rich history of the area from the people who have lived it. Each Seasons Magazine is themed for the season, paired alongside extraordinary fullcolor photography. C FINE ART GALLERY (209) 532-0042 • 15295 Ridgeview Dr., Sonora 95370 ArtistPatriciaCherry.com Enjoy time viewing art and relaxing in the adjoining meditation garden. Open by appointment in East Sonora. Patricia Cherry has studied with well over 50 amazing art teacher/artists as well as attended world-class art schools. CHATOM VINEYARDS (209) 736-6500 • 1969 Hwy 4 Douglas Flat ChatomVineyards.com Chatom Vineyards boasts 14 varietals to produce the awardwinning wines that they are known for. Complimentary tasting at the beautiful Mediterranean-style Tasting Room, stunning gardens and a picnic area just 2 miles west of Murphys on Highway 4. Open daily 11am-5pm. COLDWELL BANKER LAKE TULLOCH REAL ESTATE (209) 785-2273 • (800) 527-1173 • LakeTulloch.com firstname.lastname@example.org • 14 O’Byrnes Ferry Rd., Copperopolis 95228 Contact us for Lakefront homes, Lakeview homes or lots, acreage and ranchettes, and homes or lots at Saddle Creek Golf Club. Stop by our office for Calaveras County Visitors Bureau information 7 days a week 9am – 5pm. DORIS OLSEN STUDIO/GALLERY (209) 586-2472 • DorisOlsen.com • email@example.com Artist Doris is widely known for her paintings of Tuolumne County, San Francisco & the coast. She also paints in France and Italy. Her work can be seen at Emberz Restaurant, Mountain Home Gifts and her garden studio/gallery, by appointment. EXTRANOMICAL TOURS E (415) 357-0700 • 501 Bay St., San Francisco 94133 Extranomical.com Explore San Francisco and the surrounding area in small, intimate tour groups. Offering regularly scheduled trips with unique itineraries to Yosemite, the Wine Countries, the Sequoia Redwoods and so much more. Carbon neutral. FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN PROMOTIONS E (209) 533-3473 • Fax: 533-1049 P.O. Box 148, Soulsbyville 95372 • FireOnTheMountain.com firstname.lastname@example.org Promotes Sonora Christmas Festival, Twain Harte Arts & Craft Festival and more. FROG’S TOOTH VINEYARDS (209) 728-2700 • 380 Main St., Suite 5, Murphys 95247 • FrogsTooth.com• email@example.com Located in downtown Murphys, behind Murphys Grille, open daily! Cute name, Serious Award Winning wines! Our vineyard grows; Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Grenache and Petite Sirah. Enjoy the beauty of our vineyard in Copperopolis, the warmth & good times had in our tasting room, or attend one of our many events. GOLD RUSH AIRPORT SHUTTLE PROVIDER (209) 559-8658 • firstname.lastname@example.org Gold Rush Airport Shuttle Provider (GRASP) for Sonora to or from any airport or any central California location, including Yosemite. IRONSTONE VINEYARDS E (209) 728-1251 • 1894 Six Mile Rd. Murphys 95247 • email@example.com IronstoneVineyards.com Complimentary estate tours offered daily, wine tasting, gourmet deli, jewelry shoppe, aging caverns, lakeside park, award-winning gardens, amphitheater, and museum featuring a 44 lb. crystalline gold leaf specimen. Open 10-5 daily. JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & Resort E (800) 822-WINN 12222 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson 95642 JacksonCasino.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy 24-hour gaming Rancheria Style with 1,500+ slots, 40+ table games, Poker Room, High Limit Room, five restaurants, entertainment, Hotel, Conference Center, RV park, General Store and Gas station & more. JOSELYN, TEPPER & ASSOCIATES, INC. (209) 536-1180 • Fax: 536-9195 • P.O. Box 4195, Sonora JoselynTepper.com • email@example.com Research, training and facilitation services specializing in travel and tourism. Worldwide clientele with a focus on business development and marketing. LINKLINE CHARTER & TOURS E (209)694-8747 • Fax: 588-9718 21001 Phoenix Lake Rd., Sonora 95370 LinkLineCharter.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy a day of touring the wineries, the Mother Lode or Yosemite. Contact us if you wish to have your wedding shuttled or a charter for your special event. We also do airport and Amtrak shuttles. We are the FUN BUS! Mother Lode Weddings (209) 768-0432 • P.O. Box 4343, Sonora 95370 MotherLodeWeddings.com Mother Lode Weddings was created to give you a simple path in planning your big day. Everything, from the most talented and unique designers and suppliers, to professional help and advice. We are here to inspire, guide, and help, so your wedding day is as perfect as you’ve always imagined. PEPPERMINT CREEK CARRIAGE COMPANY E (209)533-2599 • (209) 890-5911 PeppermintCreekCarriage.com Many styles of carriages and wagons elegantly drawn by Belgian Draft horses. White Cinderella carriages for weddings and special events and Christmas carriages and sleigh bells for parades etc. Educational field trips for schools at Knights Ferry living history program. Photos: Sonora Christmas Festival: Richard Burleigh/Fire On The Mountain; Twisted Oak Winery: courtesy Ian Andreae/ Mutineer Magazine www.CoversAppleRanch.com Bakery & Deli Breakfast & Lunch Fresh Made Cider Coffee Bar Dining & Picnic Areas Play Yard Train Rides Barnyard Animals Gifts and Much More... 19211 Cherokee Road Tuolumne, CA 95379 209-928-4689 Monday-Friday 6:30am to 6pm Saturday 8am to 5pm Group Tours Welcome! YosemiteGoldCountry.com 45 VIA MAGAZINE (AAA) (707) 254-8448 • Fax: 254-7103 3379 Solano Ave. #200, Napa 94558 ViaMagazine.com • email@example.com VIA is the AAA Travel magazine that is mailed bimonthly to 2.750 million AAA homes in Northern California, Nevada & Utah. YOSEMITE CONSERVANCY (209) 379-2317 • Fax: 379-2486 5020 El Portal Rd. • P.O. Box 230, El Portal 95318 YosemiteConservancy.org • firstname.lastname@example.org Providing for Yosemite’s future is our passion. We inspire people to support projects and programs that preserve and protect Yosemite National Park’s resources and enrich the visitor’s experience. SACRAMENTO CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU (916) 808-7777 • Fax: 808-7788 1608 I St., Sacramento 95814 • DiscoverGold.org 150 years after the discovery of gold, Sacramento continues to pioneer progress while remembering the past. The history buff, the thrill-seeker, the night owl, the sports fanatic and the family can all find countless things to do and see in Sacramento. SONORA ART TRAILS E (209) 532-2787 • SonoraArtTrails.org 193 S. Washington St., Sonora 95370 We support and promote visual arts in Tuolumne County. Now in its 8th year, 27 artists at sixteen studios open their doors for the tour. These artists have come together to educate the public about the importance of the visual arts. This event is a unique opportunity to discuss with the artists their creative processes; and a feast for collectors and art aficionados alike. Stagecoach Limousine E (209) 736-9226 • P.O. Box 563, Murphys 95247 stagecoach-limo.com Celebrating over 15 years of service! Wine tours, casino trips, weddings, proms, anniversary celebrations and airport runs. Now offering Sirius Satellite Radio. Visa, MasterCard accepted. Check out our newest limo at stagecoach-limo.com STEARNS DESIGN (209) 532-8269 • 20709 Gopher Dr., Sonora 95370 DianneStearns.com • email@example.com Dianne Stearns is a versatile Watercolorist, Calligrapher and Glass Engraver. She is an experienced teacher of Fine Art. Call her to schedule lessons or have custom art created just for you. SIERRA LODESTAR (209) 754-5751 • Fax: 754-1805 • SierraLodeStar.com 15 N. Main St. P.O. Box 1197, San Andreas 95249 “Sierra Lodestar - The Entertainment Weekly Magazine” featuring Central Sierra entertainment, recreation, events, the area’s rich history and a comprehensive calendar of events. Resident or visitor, you’ll find this publication on Wednesdays in time to plan your weekend. SIERRA NEVADA LOGGING MUSEUM E (209) 795-6782 • 2148 Dunbar Rd. • P.O. Box 3619 Arnold 95223 • SierraNevadaLoggingMuseum.org Six acre museum with logging artifacts, picnic tables and Shay locomotive. Just one mile from Arnold overlooking White Pines Lake. A wonderful family experience. Open Thursday-Sunday 12-4pm, from the first of April to December, weather dependent. STORER COACHWAYS E (209) 521-8250 •(800) 621-3383 • Fax: 578-4888 3519 McDonald, Modesto 95351 StorerCoachways.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Charters and tours, specializing in group travel. Over 50 years of quality, service and value. TWISTED OAK WINERY E (209) 736-9080 • Fax: 736-8068 4280 Red Hill Rd. at Hwy 4, Vallecito 95251 363 Main St., Murphys 95247 TwistedOak.com • facebook.com/twistedoak 11 miles north of Columbia. Featuring award-winning wines made from Spanish and Rhone native varietals grown in Calaveras County. Winery and tasting room in Vallecito open daily until 5:30pm. Enjoy wines, vineyards, views, “The” Twisted Oak and the Rubber Chicken National Forest. Murphy’s tasting room open daily until 5:30pm. Photo:Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad: Gene Day 46 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN SUGAR PINE RAILROAD E (559) 683-7273 • Fax: (559) 683-8307 56001 Yosemite Hwy 41, Fish Camp 93623 YosemiteSteamTrains.com Narrow gauge steam train near Yosemite National Park recreates an era of California’s colorful past on an excursion through the Sierra National Forest. Moonlite Specials, outdoor melodramas, Thornberry Museum, Sugar Pine Trading Company Bookstore, Station Gift Shop, Gold Panning & food service. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK LODGING & ACTIVITIES E (801) 559-4869 • 9001 Village Dr. P.O. Box 578, Yosemite 95389 • YosemitePark.com DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite (DNC) is the authorized National Park Service concessionaire responsible for providing all lodging, dining, retail, guest recreation and transportation services for Yosemite National Park’s 4 million annual visitors. YOSEMITE SOUTHGATE HOTEL & SUITES (559) 683-3555 • 40644 Hwy. 41 Oakhurst, 93644 • YosemiteSouthgate.com Located only minutes away from the South Gate Entrance to Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites offers spacious suite type rooms, among the largest in the Yosemite area. YOSEMITE WEST COTTAGES (559) 642-2211 • P.O. Box 36, Yosemite National Park 95389 • YosemiteWestReservations.com Great central Yosemite location, between Yosemite Valley & Wawona, near Badger Pass/Glacier Point turn. Rooms, condos, cabins, cottages, vacation homes; each fully-furnished w/complete kitchen, BBQ, TVw/DVD, private deck. KEY TO ICONS Lodging/Camping Restaurants E Entertainment Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly Gold Country Dining Dining Price Guide: Entrée prices, drinks and dessert additional. $ = under $10 • $$ = under $18 • $$$ = over $18 Hotel Charlotte Café & Bistro (209) 962-6455 • 18736 Main St., Groveland Superb steaks, delicious pastas, chicken, unique daily specials, and vegetarian dishes, dinner, full bar. $-$$$ Groveland/Hwy 120 Mountain Sage (209) 962-4686 • 18653 Main St., Groveland Full service coffee bar with organic espresso & teas. Open 7am. $ Buck Meadows Restaurant & Bar (209) 962-5181 • 7647 Hwy 120 at Buck Meadows Certified Angus Beef, steaks, burgers, pasta, salads, breakfast, lunch, dinner 7:30am-10pm, Wi-Fi. $-$$ Cellar Door Restaurant at The Groveland Hotel (209) 962-4000 • 18767 Main St., Groveland Fresh California cuisine, Best of Award of Excellence, full bar, weddings, special events, outdoor dining, live entertainment. $$-$$$ Don Pedro Lumber Café and Brew (209) 852-0146 • 3473 Merced Falls Rd & Hwy 132 5” tall cheese burgers, tri-tip sandwiches, burritos, tacos, beer & wine, Wed-Sun 11am-8pm, live music every Sat. night, lunch & dinner. $ Dori’s Tea Cottage (209) 962-5300 • 18744 Main St., Groveland English tea luncheon, wine & champagne, gift boutique Open 10-4 (closed Tues) Fri & Sat until 7:00pm for wine & appetizers. $-$$ Evergreen Lodge (209) 379-2606 • 33160 Evergreen Rd., Mather Frommer’s Guide favorite. Fresh seafood, aged steaks, BBQ, pasta, burgers & salads. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Indoor & outdoor dining. $-$$$ The Grill at Pine Mountain Lake (209) 962-8638 • 12765 Mueller Dr., Groveland Family dining, breakfast, lunch & dinner, full bar. $$ PJ’s Cafe & Pizzeria (209) 962-7501 • 18986 Main St., Groveland Family restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring salads, steak, burgers, pizza and Chinese cuisine, beer & wine. $ Columbia Browns Coffee House (209) 532-1850 • 22760 Main St., Columbia Deli sandwiches, full espresso bar, fancy hot cocoas, blended ice drinks, house blended teas, special jams, preserves. $ Columbia Kate’s Teahouse (209) 532-1885 • 22727 Columbia St., Columbia Lunch & delightful desserts. Traditional tea includes fresh scones, tea sandwiches, salads, quiche & home made chicken pot pie. Everything made fresh daily. Open 7 days a week. $ The Garden Café @ Columbia Nursery & Florist (209) 532-6871 • 22004 Parrotts Ferry Rd., Columbia Enjoy a tasty bite and a coffee drink among large oaks in a beautiful garden setting, Unique outdoor seating and boutique indoor seating and delightful gift area. $ Patty’s Shack a Gourmet Café (209) 532-2438 • 22267 Parrotts Ferry Rd, Columbia Traditional American food, Philly steak sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, gyros, domas. Fri & Sat nights upscale dinners,pasta, lamb, steak & seafood. $-$$ Photos: The Groveland Hotel and The Standard Pour: Lisa Mayo/TCVB St. Charles Saloon (209) 533-4656 • 22801 Italian Bar Rd., Columbia Lunch, beer, fine ales, wine. $ Jamestown C C Taqueria #1 (209) 984-3576 • 9979 Victoria Way, Jamestown Authentic Mexican food made fresh. Inside C&C Mini Mart, sandwiches, famous shrimp burritos, tacos & enchiladas. $ C C Taqueria #2 (209) 984-0000 • 18181 Hwy. 108, Jamestown Authentic Mexican food, family atmosphere, breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Eggs, pancakes, hash browns, huevos rancheros, beer & wine. $ Here’s the Scoop/Locals Make Good (209) 984-4583 • 18242 Main St., Jamestown Old-Fashioned ice creams, home made pies & soups, sandwiches, lunch. $ Hurst Ranch chuckwagon Friday Night BBQ (209) 984-4040 • 17415 Hwy 108, Jamestown Every Friday evening In July & August, an Old Western BBQ & Show. Reservations required. $$$ 1859 Historic National Hotel & Acclaimed Restaurant (209) 984-3446 • 18183 Main St., Jamestown 38 years of steak, salad, seafood, pasta, lunch, dinner, full bar. $$-$$$ Morelia Mexican Restaurant (209) 984-1432 • 18148 Main St., Jamestown Great traditional Mexican food, lunch, dinner, beer, wine. $ Subway Jamestown (209) 984-4051 • 18141 Hwy 108, Jamestown Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world. We are proud to be selected #1 by the consumers. $ YosemiteGoldCountry.com 47 Emberz (209) 532-2272 • 177 S. Washington St., Sonora Great fast, fun food! Burgers, sandwiches, pizza, entrees from Chef Andrew! “Old Is New” in our bar, classic cocktails are made fresh with a twist, 11am-9pm. $-$$ Gus’s Steak House (209) 532-5190 • 1183 Mono Way, Sonora Steaks, pasta, seafood, lamb, prime rib, lobster, dinner, full bar, early bird specials 27 choices 2-7pm, closed Sun & Mon. $$ The Homeplace (209) 532-4113 • 1210 Sanguinetti Rd., Sonora Country home style lunch and dinner. All food made fresh to order. Open daily for lunch & dinner 11am-7pm breakfast on Sat. & Sun. 6am-11am. $ Willow Steakhouse & Seafood Grille (209) 984-3998 • Willow at Main St., Jamestown Steak, petite menu, seafood, lobster, pasta, lunch, dinner, full bar, family owned 40 yrs. $$ Sonora Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (209) 533-9670 • 851 Sanguinetti Rd., Sonora Steaks, burgers, salads, lunch, dinner, full bar. $ Artisan Pizza’s Café (209) 533-0773 • 83 S. Stewart, Sonora Italian fresh homemade dishes, gourmet pizza, sandwiches, & salads. Beer/wine. Open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. closed Monday. Banny’s at Mountain Springs (209) 533-4709 • 17566 Lime Kiln Rd., Sonora Lunch, Sunday brunch, banquet facilities, full bar. $$ Carl’s Jr. (209) 533-8857 • 1075 Mono Way, Sonora Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. $ Christopher’s Ristorante Italiano (209) 533-2600 • 160 S. Washington St., Sonora Italian cuisine, open 7 days a week for dinner, breakfast on weekends. $$ Diamondback Grill (209) 532-6661 • 93 S. Washington St., Sonora Serving honest food, featuring half pound burgers, fresh salads, Mon.-Thur. 11-9 Fri. & Sat. 11-9:30 Sun til 8. $-$$ El Jardin (209) 588-0770 • 76 N. Washington St., Sonora Great choice for affordable authentic Mexican cuisine, Happy Hour from 3-6pm, open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. $ Hong Kong Garden Restaurant (209) 532-1544 • 267 S. Washington St., Sonora Great Chinese and Japanese food, fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes. Open 7 days a week lunch & dinner. $ Heart Rock Cafe (209) 533-1221 • 1 S. Washington St., Sonora Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, pastries, specialty coffees & teas, breakfast, lunch. $ THE HOUSE OF SOUP (209) 533-7667 • (888) 993- 7687 185 S. Washington St. • houseofsoup.com Serving 6 types of soup daily with a mega salad bar. Entertainment & karaoke nightly, Free WiFi. $ It’s Yo Good Yogurt Shop (209) 532-6403 • 11 S. Washington St, Sonora Wonderful grab & go eatery, soft serve frozen yogurt, fresh plentiful salad bar, eat in or to go. $ La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant (209) 532-1014 • 13759 Mono Way, Sonora Award-winning Mexican food based on Mama’s traditionally crafted recipes, Mexican & domestic beers, wines, plus regular or strawberry wine margaritas. $-$$ Legends Books, Antiques & Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain (209) 532-8120 • 131 S. Washington St., Sonora Blue Bunny ice cream, hand-packed milkshakes, floats, deli sandwiches, hot dogs, pies, espresso bar, lunch, dinner. $ Lighthouse Deli (209) 532-1631 • 28 S. Washington St., Sonora “A great little Eatery” Award wining deli, grilled & specialty sandwiches. Homemade soup & fresh salads. $ Mike’s Pizza of Sonora (209) 532-1097 • 14721 Mono Way • Sonora Mike’s has won “Best Pizza in Tuolumne County” 6 years in a row in the “reader’s choice awards.” $-$$ 48 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 Mandarin House (209) 536-9887 • 1073 Mono Way, Sonora Great Chinese food at a great price, largest & most deliciousbuffet in Tuolumne County. All food prepared fresh daily. $-$$ Papa’s New Roost (209) 536-0100 • 20049 Highway 108, Sonora Breakfast & lunch to crow about. $-$$ Peppery Gar & Brill (209) 533-9033 • 13494 Mono Way, Sonora Fresh salads, sandwiches, pastas, ribs, salmon, & pizzas lunch, dinner. $ Perko’s Café & Grill (209) 532-2718 • 824 Mono Way, Sonora Award winning voted “Best” by locals, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner all day, open 6am till midnight. $-$$ Pine Tree Restaurant (209) 536-6065 • 19601 Hess Ave., next to Best Western, Sonora Family restaurant open 7 days a week, breakfast, lunch, dinner. $ Sonora Thai Cuisine (209) 532-2355 • 51 S. Washington St., Sonora Authentic flavors of Thailand, fresh herbs & spices cooked to order. Served as spicy as you wish. $ The Standard Pour (209) 532-7687 • 19040 Standard Rd., Sonora Family friendly, casual restaurant that features craft beers and beer friendly dishes. $-$$ Stuffit Ravioli (209) 533-8511 • 74 S. Washington St., Sonora Gourmet flavors of homemade ravioli & gnocchi. Dine-in or take home and cook yourself, open Tues-Sun 11-7. $ Subway Downtown (209) 694-0307 • 665 S. Washington St., Sonora Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world. We are proud to be selected #1 by the consumers. $ Subway Junction (209) 533-2011 • 13757 Mono Way #B, Sonora Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world. We are proud to be selected #1 by the consumers. $ Talulah’s (209) 532-7278 • 13 S. Washington, Sonora Appetizers, soups & salads, steak, fish, chicken, pastas, hearty down home entrees, house-made desserts, beer & wine. Open Tues.- Sat. $$ Twain Harte Twain Harte Golf Club (209) 586-3131 • 22909 Meadow Dr., Twain Harte Lunch, full bar. $ Tuolumne Black Oak Casino resort (209) 928-9300 • 19400 Tuolumne Rd., Tuolumne Three restaurants to choose from casual to very elegant, breakfast, lunch, dinner, full bar. $-$$$ Cover’s Apple Ranch Café (209) 928-4689 • 19211 Cherokee Rd., Tuolumne Fresh homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, pie, pastries breakfast, lunch. $ Upper Highway 108 Diamond Jim’s Restaurant (209) 586-3561 • 24535 Highway 108, Mi Wuk Prime rib, steaks, seafood, lunch, dinner, full bar. $$ Dodge Ridge (209) 965-3474 • Dodge Ridge Rd., Pinecrest Cozy bistro, lunch, coffee, sodas. Open seasonal. $ 4.875 w x 3.625 h tcvb 11-18-10 Photos: Emberz: Jennifer Rapoza; Groveland Hotel: courtesy of Groveland Hotel; Legends: Sandy Gordon/TCVB; St. Charles Saloon: Michael Sharps Kelly’s Mountain House (209) 586-2715 • 24181 Hwy 108, Sugar Pine Kelly’s Historic Restaurant, homemade soups, pies, family meals served til 10pm daily. $ Kennedy Meadows Resort (209) 965-3900 • Hwy 108, Kennedy Meadows Family dinning, breakfast, lunch, dinner. open daily May 1st.Oct. 10th. $ Leland High Sierra Snow Play Park Snack Bar (209) 965-4719 • 4 miles above Strawberry Snack bar, lunch, coffee, sodas. Open seasonal. $ Mia’s Restaurant (209) 965-4591 • 30040 Hwy 108, Cold Springs Freshest ingredients, Pastas, seafood, chicken, ribs, steaks, gourmet brick oven pizzas. 35 beers & eclectic wine list. Lunch & dinner daily. Closed Tuesdays. $-$$$ MC/V/R Strawberry Inn (209) 965-3662 • Hwy 108, Strawberry Steaks,don burgers,hukari salads, ribs, breakfast, lunch, dinner, full bar. per $-$$ Pinecrest Lake Resort/The Steam Donkey (209) 965-3117 • 421 Pinecrest Lake Rd., Pinecrest Lunch, dinner, full bar. $$ Regional Camps Restaurant (209) 736-8181 • 676 McCauley Ranch Rd., Angels Camp A handsome restaurant highlighting regional produce, local wines, hand-cut steaks. Serving local, ranch raised USDA Calaveras County beef. Wed-Sun call for reservations. $-$$ Chef Dave Cooks! (209) 928-1306 • email@example.com ChefDaveCooks.com Your own personal chef, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or special events. Mediterranean & a variety of other cuisines. $$-$$$ Copper Grill at Saddle Creek Resort (209) 785-7400 • 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis Breakfast & lunch daily, dinner Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, full bar, beer, wine cellar. $$$ Ironstone Vineyards (209) 728-1251 • 1894 Six Mile Rd., Murphys Lunch, gourmet deli, special event dinners, wine. $-$$$ Jackson Rancheria Casino resort (800) 822-WINN • 12222 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson Prime rib, steaks, seafood, buffets, breakfast, lunch, dinner. $-$$ The County’s #1 Best Selling Real Estate Office Coldwell Banker Segerstrom 84 N. Washington St., Sonora • 209/532-7400 • www.sonoraforsale.com YosemiteGoldCountry.com 49 ◆ ◆ ◆ Commissionable Rates Restaurant On-Site ◆ Packages- Ski/Theatre WiFi/High Speed Internet ◆ Disabled Access Banquet/Meeting Facility ◆ Pets Allowed Kitchen/Fridge/Micro ◆ Guest Laundry ◆ Fireplace ◆ Telephones ◆ TV 26 Spa/Sauna 75-180 Pool/Swimming Breakfast Included Cabin(s) Number of Units Hotel/Motel/Resort B&B Bed & Breakfast Inn Rates: High & Low double occupancy All area codes are 209, unless otherwise noted Type of Accommodation Lodging Guide columbia Columbia City/Fallon Hotels & Cottages 532-1479 800-532-1479 • 22768 Main St. • briggshospitalityLLC.com Columbia Gem Motel 532-4508 columbiagem.com • 22131 Parrotts Ferry Rd. 99-159 11 Harlan House 533-4862 Harlan-house.com • 22890 School House Rd. B&B 95-150 5 Union Hill Inn 533-1494 • 888-533-4667 UnionHillInn.com • 21645 Parrotts Ferry Rd., Sonora B&B 195 Wy’s Acres B&B 743-1196 • wysguide.com • 8773 Fraguero Rd. B&B 99-149 4 ◆ All Seasons Groveland Inn 962-0232 18656 Main St. • allseasonsgrovelandinn.com B&B 125-175 5 ◆ Berkshire Inn Bed & Breakfast 962-6744 • 888-225-2064 19950 Highway 120 • berkshireinn.net B&B 105-205 6 ◆ The Blackberry Inn 962-4663 • 888-867-5001 7567 Hamilton Station Loop • blackberry-inn.com B&B 165-295 5 ◆ Big Creek Meadow Guest Ranch 962-1942 10551 Smith Station Rd. at Hwy. 120 • bigcreekmeadowranch.com B&B 125-175 2 ◆ ◆ The Cub Inn 962-0403 • 19301 Elder Lane • thecubinn.com B&B 95-180 3 ◆ ◆ 110-395 90 B&B 145-285 17 ◆ Hotel Charlotte 962-6455 • 800-961-7799 • Fax: 962-6254 18736 Main St. • HotelCharlotte.com 98-125 10 ◆ The Inn at Sugar Pine Ranch 962-4000 • 800-273-3314 Fax: 962-6674 • 21250 Highway 120 • sugarpineranch.com 135-225 8 ◆ ◆ Lillaskog 962-1818 • Fax: 962-1828 27557 Packard Canyon Rd. • lillaskogyosemite.com 144-214 6 ◆ ◆ RE/MAX Yosemite Gold 962-7180 • 877-962-7180 18688 Highway 120 • yosemitegoldvacations.com 75-300 61 Sunset Inn – Yosemite Guest Cabins 962-4360 • 888-962-4360 • 33569 Hardin Flat Rd. sunsetinn-yosemitecabins.com 160-450 5 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Groveland/Hwy 120 Evergreen Lodge 379-2606 • Fax: 391-2390 • 800-93-LODGE 33160 Evergreen Rd. • evergreenlodge.com Groveland Hotel at Yosemite 962-4000 • Fax: 962-6674 800-273-3314 • 18767 Main St. • groveland.com Yosemite Region Vacation Rentals 962-6455 • 800-961-7799 Fax: 962-6254 • YosemiteRegion.com • 18736 Main St. 5 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 10 79-225 16 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ B&B 135-170 6 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 85-495 54 ◆ ◆ ◆ 50 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 90-160 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Yosemite Ridge Resort 962-6877 • 800-706-3009 7589 State Hwy 120 • yosemiteridge.com ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 37 Yosemite Westgate Buck Meadows Lodge 962-5281 800-253-YOSE(9673) • yosemitewestgate.com • 7633 Highway 120 ◆ ◆ ◆ 56-192 Yosemite Rose Bed & Breakfast 962-6548 • Fax: 962-7750 866-962-6548 • yosemiterose.com • 22830 Ferretti Rd. ◆ ◆ ◆ Yosemite Region Resorts 962-4396 • 800-962-4765 mtnleisure.com • 18687 Main St., Ste. A Yosemite Riverside Inn 962-7408 • Fax: 962-7400 800-626-7408 • 11399 Cherry Lake Rd. • YosemiteRiversideInn.com ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Jamestown Railtown Motel 984-3332 • 800-252-8299 Fax: 532-6401 • 10301 Willow St. • P.O. Box 1039 50-125 20 Miners Motel 532-7850 • 800-451-4176• Fax: 532-6401 18740 Highway 108/49 45-70 18 ◆ 115-185 8 ◆ Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort 223-1677 • 800-822-WINN • jacksoncasino.com 12222 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson 59-239 103 ◆ Saddle Creek Resort 785-7415 • 800-611-7722 • saddlecreek.com 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis 110-325 34 Yosemite West Cottages 559-642-2211 • yosemitewestreservations.com PO Box 36, Yosemite National Park 95389 135-385 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Commissionable Rates 9 ◆ Packages- Ski/Theatre 95-150 ◆ Disabled Access 1 ◆ Pets Allowed 300 ◆ Restaurant On-Site Goodwin Lake Vacation Rental (831) 809-0316 Fax: (831) 648-8844 • 13788 Tulloch Rd. homeaway.com (property ID #370547) WiFi/High Speed Internet ◆ Banquet/Meeting Facility 61 Kitchen/Fridge/Micro 54-99 Guest Laundry Country Inn Sonora 984-0315 • 800-847-2211 18730 Highway 108/49 • countryinnsonora.com ◆ Fireplace ◆ Telephones Breakfast Included 23 Cabin(s) TV Number of Units 49-99 Hotel/Motel/Resort B&B Bed & Breakfast Inn Spa/Sauna Rates: High & Low double occupancy B&B All area codes are 209, unless otherwise noted Pool/Swimming Type of Accommodation Lodging Guide Jamestown Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Royal Carriage 984-5271 • 888-227-8891 abvijamestown.com • 18239 Main St. 1859 Historic National Hotel 984-3446 • 800-894-3446 18183 Main St. • national-hotel.com Victorian Gold 984-3429 • 888-551-1851 10382 Willow St. B&B B&B ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ region wide ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Yosemite National Park Lodging 801-559-4869 • 9001 Village Dr. • YosemitePark.com B&B 95-1,100 1500 Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites (559) 683-3555 • 40644 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst, 93644 YosemiteSouthgate.com B&B 79-359 81 ◆ Barretta Gardens Inn B&B 532-6039 barrettagardens.com • 700 S. Barretta St. B&B 110-270 7 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Bradford Place Inn 536-6075 • 800-209-2315 bradfordplaceinn.com • 56 W. Bradford St. B&B 140-265 4 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Gold Lodge 532-3952 • 800-363-2154 goldlodge.com • 480 W. Stockton Rd. 39-115 42 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Gunn House Hotel 532-3421 • Fax: 533-2310 GunnHouseHotel.com • 286 S. Washington St. 79-115 22 ◆ ◆ Inns of California 532-3633 • 800-251-1538 sonorainnsofcalifornia.com • 350 S. Washington 79-169 111 ◆ ◆ 139-249 6 ◆ Call 21 Rodeway Inn Sonora 536-4694 128 S. Green St. • rodewayinnsonora@gmail • choicehotels.com 50-60 31 ◆ The Sonora Inn 532-2400 160 S. Washington St. • thesonorainn.com 69-169 30 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Sonora The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed & Breakfast 352-4333 KnowlesHill.com • 253 Knowles Hill Dr. Quail Hollow One (Apartment/Suites) 533-1310 Fax: 533-1553 • 20230 Grouse Way • quailhollow1.com B&B ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Commissionable Rates 101 ◆ Packages- Ski/Theatre 89-159 ◆ Disabled Access ◆ Pets Allowed ◆ Restaurant On-Site ◆ WiFi/High Speed Internet Telephones ◆ Banquet/Meeting Facility TV ◆ Kitchen/Fridge/Micro Spa/Sauna 61 Guest Laundry Pool/Swimming 79-145 Fireplace Breakfast Included Cabin(s) Number of Units Hotel/Motel/Resort B&B Bed & Breakfast Inn Rates: High & Low double occupancy All area codes are 209, unless otherwise noted Type of Accommodation Lodging Guide ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Sonora-East Aladdin Motor Inn 533-4971 • 800-696-3969 14260 Mono Way • aladdininn.com Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center 533-4400 • 800-532-1944 19551 Hess Ave/Hwy 108 • bwsonoraoaks.com Slide Mountain Guest Ranch 928-4287 • Fax: 928-4287 firstname.lastname@example.org • slidemountain.com • 19280 Mira Monte Rd. Sparks Ranch Resort 588-0555 • 15550 Tuolumne Rd. SparksRanchResort.com 4 155-325 ◆ 5 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Twain Harte A Lovely Place 586-2583 • 22511 Confidence Rd. • alovelyplace.com 155 1 El Dorado Motel & Gift Shop 586-4479 • (888) 894-8580 22678 Twain Harte Dr. FunCabinRentals.com (925) 963-2857 • Fax: (925) 226-3150 22743 Bret Harte Dr. Gables Cedar Creek Inn 586-3008 • Fax: 586-1445 888-900-4224 • 22560 Twain Harte Dr • gccinn.com Lazy Z Resort 586-1214 • 800-585-1238 22732 Middle Camp Rd • lazyz.com Manzanita House Bed & Breakfast 586-9410 • Fax: 586-9340 manzanita-house.com • 18864 Manzanita Dr. McCaffrey House B&B Inn 586-0757 • 888-586-0757 23251 Highway 108 • mccaffreyhouse.com Twain Harte Rentals 586-5204 • 22922 Twain Harte Dr. twainharterentals.com Wildwood Inn 586-2900 • 22960 Meadow Dr. • wildwoodinn.com 40-109 14 130-215 1 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 95-249 7 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 110-245 12 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ B&B 110-160 5 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ B&B 139-225 8 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 325-808 54 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 89-129 21 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 148 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ tuolumne The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort 928-9300 • 877-747-8777 19398 Tuolumne Rd., Tuolumne • blackoakcasino.com ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Upper Highway 108 Brezina & Good Realty 965-4080 • 965-3578 31900 Hwy 108, Strawberry • brezinagoodrealty.com Cabins at Strawberry 965-0885 • 888-965-0885 cabinsatstrawberry.com • 31888 Hwy 108, Strawberry Camp Sylvester Resort 965-3172 • Dodge Ridge Road, Pinecrest campsylvester.org Christmas Tree Inn 586-1005 • 800-399-3900 24685 Hwy 108, MiWuk • thechristmastreeinn.com Darlene’s Vacation Rentals 669-1401 • 800-273-0740 pinecreestarearentals.com Kennedy Meadows Resort (closed in winter) 965-3900 • kennedymeadows.com • Hwy 108 Long Barn Lodge 586-3533 • 800-310-3533 longbarn.com • 25957 Long Barn Rd. Our Sierra Cabin 810-4891 • oursierracabin.com 25931 Scenic Dr., Long Barn Pinecrest Chalet 965-3276 • Fax: 965-3472 500 Dodge Ridge Rd. • pinecrestchalet.com • email@example.com Pinecrest Lake Resort 965-3411 • pinecrestlakeresort.com 421 Pinecrest Lake Rd., Pinecrest The Rivers Resort Rentals 965-3278 • 800-514-6777 theRiversResort.com • Highway 108, Strawberry Strawberry Inn 965-3662 • 800-965-3662 strawberryinn.com • 31880 Hwy 108, Strawberry 100-290 26 ◆ 129-229 10 ◆ ◆ ◆ 20-25 220 ◆ ◆ ◆ 79-129 16 ◆ 140-480 28 68-168 19 59-289 28 90-110 1 75-375 22 70-200 27 120-295 10 79 15 52 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Banquet/Meeting Facility 200 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 19-42 16 70 19 84 21 2 12 Columbia 49er RV Ranch 532-49RV 49rv.com • 23223 Italian Bar Rd. 25-49 45 ◆ Marble Quarry RV Park 532-9539 • 866-MQRVING (677-8464) marblequarry.com • 11551 Yankee Hill Rd. 26-45 85 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Angels Camp RV & Camping 736-0404 • 888-398-0404 3069 Hwy 49, Angels Camp 25-49 64 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 18-22 18-22 144 161 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 20-30 130 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Mother Lode Fairgrounds RV Park 532-7428 • 220 Southgate Dr., Sonora 25 100 ◆ ◆ River Ranch Campground 928-3708 • Fax: 928-1606 • Buchanan Rd., Tuolumne 20 40 ◆ ◆ 12-20 200 ◆ ◆ ◆ 15 17 19-23 18 11 18-20 31 21 28 28 9 300 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 25-30 11 ◆ ◆ 6 6 18 17-18 15-51 24 38 61 141 10 ◆ ◆ ◆ 18 5-7 38 31 ◆ ◆ Fire Pits 18-299 Disabled Access Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging 962-7690 • 20450 Old Hwy 120 • yosemitepines.com Hiking Trails ◆ ◆ ◆ Boating ◆ Tent Spaces ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ BBQ/Picnic Area 65 Convenience Store 45-200 Guest Laundry Yosemite Lakes Resorts 962-0108 • 800-533-1001 Fax: 962-0106 • stayatyosemite.com • 31191 Hardin Flat Rd. Dump Station ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Propane 550 Hookups Credit Cards Accepted 18-41 Cabin(s) Available Showers Number of Spaces Don Pedro Recreation Agency 852-2396 • Fax: 852-2780 donpedrolake.com• 31 Bonds Flat Rd., La Grange, 95329 All area codes are 209, unless otherwise noted Pool/Beach/River Rates: High & Low Type of Accommodation Camping & RV Parks Groveland/Highway 120 Groveland Ranger District, Stanislaus National Forest 962-7825 • Fax: 962-7412 • 24545 Hwy 120 r5.fs.fed.us/stanislaus.com Cherry Valley/Dimond O Campground Lost Claim/Pines Campground Pines Group Campground Sweetwater Campground 379-2258 • americanLL.com ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Columbia/Highway 49 New Melones Lake 536-9094 • 877-444-6777 recreation.gov • 6850 Studhorse Flat Rd. Glory Hole Tuttletown - 2 Group Camps ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Highway 108 Lake Tulloch RV Campground & Marina 881-0107 or 800-894-CAMP • laketullochcampground.com • 14448 Tulloch Dam Rd ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Highway 108 High Country 3 Links Camp (Groups & Individual Campers) 586-5500 • 707-275-2070 • 21950 Hwy 108, MiWuk Dardanelle Area Campgrounds 965-3116 • Hwy 108 approx 20 east of Summit Ranger Station Brightman Flat Boulder Flat Dardanelle Eureka Valley Pigeon Flat Pinecrest/Meadowview/Pioneer 965-3116 • 877-444-6777 • Pinecrest Lake Rd, Pinecrest Pinecrest Chalet 965-3276 • Fax: 965-3849 pinecrestchalet.com • 500 Dodge Ridge Rd., Pinecrest Summit Ranger Station, Stanislaus National Forest 965-3434 • #1 Pinecrest Lake Rd. • r5.fs.fed.us/stanislaus Cascade/Mill/Niagara Creek Fence Creek Baker/Deadman Campground Clarks Fork/Sand Flat Clarks Fork Horse Camp 801-226-3564 • americanLL.com MiWok Ranger Station, Stanislaus National Forest 586-3234 • 24695 Hwy 108, MiWuk Village • r5.fs.fed.us/stanislaus Fraser Flat Hullcreek/Sandbar Flat ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ YosemiteGoldCountry.com 53 March 1-2 Vocal Jazz Extravaganza Columbia College Jazz Series. Top professional guest artists, evening concerts in an intimate theater, hands-on clinics and workshops. Coumbia.yosemite.edu/ jazz. (209) 588-5211 2–3 Habitat for Humanity – All Mountain Challenge and Fire Festival at Dodge Ridge. Four exciting days packed with Alpine, Nordic and Snow shoe races for ages 30 and over, any age All-Mountain Challenge. Wine tasting, live music, brew fest and fireworks! (209) 965-3474 • dodgeridge.com 8–10 27th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Scottish Knights, jousting, clans’ highland games, Celtic village marketplace, bagpipes, storytellers, reenactments, ethnic foods and drink. California’s oldest and largest Celtic Faire. School/Family Day Friday. Sat 10-9 and Sun 10-5. (800) 350-1814 • SonoraCelticFaire.com Calendar of Events 2013 Here are some of the great events taking place in Tuolumne County in 2013. Go to YosemiteGoldCountry.com for a complete list of events. Gold Rush Days – Columbia State Historic Park 2nd Saturday of every month all year ‘round from 1-4pm. Exhibits, reenactments & activities. Park docents in period attire present entertaining programs. (209) 536-1672 • columbiacalifornia.com Downtown Sonora Second Saturday Art Night Out Every 2nd Saturday of the month the Central Sierra Arts Council has a gathering with music and refreshments. January 13 Twain Harte Crab Feed Tuolumne Veterans Memorial Hall in Tuolumne. 5-7pm. (209) 928-1616 16 143rd Annual Firemen’s Ball Presented by the Sonora Volunteer Firemen, Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St. (209) 532-7890 17 Jamestown Run Put on your running shoes and join the fun. (209) 984-4117 31 Easter Celebration Columbia State Historic Park Costumed docents from the gold rush era add color to this lively event. Egg hunts for children by age groups noon to 2pm. Victorian Easter Parade with costume prizes. (209) 536-1642 • ColumbiaCalifornia.com April 6 Pond Skim, Chili Cook Off and DRAIL Brewfest at Dodge Ridge. Young and old costumed skiers and riders try to skim over an ice cold man-made pond. Music, food & family fun. (209) 965-3474 • dodgeridge.com 6–7 Opening Weekend at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Hop aboard for the 2013 steam train operating season. Train rides departing hourly 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Live entertainment, food, refreshments and roundhouse tours. (209) 984-3953 • railtown1897.org 20 Latin Jazz Big Band Columbia College Jazz Series, Columbia. (209) 588-5211 • yosemite.edu/jazz 12–14 Spring Rendezvous Camp Six Bits in Chinese Camp. 40-year-old organization of the Sonora Smokepolers present black powder shooting, canons, children’s fun, primitive camps, trader’s row, Dutch oven cooking and council fire. (209) 785-2128 18–Feb.16 26th Annual InFocus Photography Exhibition See the best of the region’s photography. Judged show with a wide variety of images and styles. Reception January 26th, Central Sierra Arts Council, Sonora. (209) 532-ARTS • centralsierraarts.org 21 37th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting Columbia State Historic Park. 1-4pm GoColumbia.edu/foundation 20 Big Band Jazz Festival at Columbia College. Top professional guest artists, evening concerts in an intimate theater, hands-on clinics and workshops will be offered. (209) 588-5211 May 20–26 Tuolumne County Restaurant Week (209) 533-4420 • yosemitegoldcountry.com 26–27 6th Annual Dodge Ridge Family Winter Carnival Snow, food, music & fun. (209) 965-3474 • dodgeridge.com February 9–10 USSA Ryan Lavagnino Classic. Come watch the Dodge Ridge Race Team compete against other Central Series Race Teams in this annual Giant Slalom race. (209) 965-3474 23 Ski & Board-A-Thon Get a free lift ticket by pledging your support for the Society for Handicapped Children & Adults Winter Skiing. (209) 965-3474 Photos: Columbia: Jennifer Rapoza; Celtic Fair: Sandy Gordon/ TCVB; Mother Lode Fair: Sandy Gordon; Groveland Parade: Terri Metz; Columbia Easter Parade: Sandy Gordon: Pop Hudson Christmas: Sandy Gordon 54 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau • (800) 446-1333 27 36th Spring Festival Stroll downtown to live music. Enjoy craft vendors & artists! Free. 11-4. (209) 532-7725 • SonoraCa.com 4 Art in the Park Jamestown. Local artists and crafts persons display their art and wares in a beautiful spring setting with wine tasting in the Gazebo. Music, food and fun. (209) 984-0888 4–5 53rd Annual Fireman’s Muster Columbia State Historic Park. Volunteer fire crews from around the west participate in events to test their skills in competition. Parade & dance. (209) 532-8718 or (209) 532-3772 • ColumbiaGazette.com 11–12 56th Mother Lode Round-up Parade & Rodeo Break out your boots & Stetsons to celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend Round-up style with one of the largest parades in California. More than 350 pro rodeo cowboys & cowgirls compete in Saturday and Sunday rodeo events. Western dance, BBQ, Mother’s Day Breakfast, Queen Contest. (209) 928-9318 or (209) 707-7318 • MotherLodeRoundup.com 15 Black Oak Casino 12th Anniversary Celebration (209) 928-9318 • BlackOakCasino.com 19 Indian Market at Black Oak Casino. Native American crafts, food and fun. (209) 928-9378 16–19 Calaveras Fair & Frog Jumping Jubilee Angels Camp. Frog Jumps, Kids Parade, Carnival, Rodeo, Destruction Derby, Livestock Exhibits, Music, Crafts, Art and lots of “old fashioned” fun!! FrogTown.org 24–26 Annual Sidewalk Sale Jamestown (209) 984-0888 27 Memorial Day Salute in Columbia services start at 11am in the Columbia Cemetery. The ceremonies are conducted by the Columbia Foot Dragoons and the Columbia Grenadine Belles. (209) 536-1672 30–June 2 Columbia Diggins 1852 Reenactment of the 1852 town of tents and shacks which sprung up in the wake of the discovery of gold. Music, games of the period & food. 10-5 daily. (209) 536-1672 • ColumbiaCalifornia.com June 1 Earth Fest at Mt. Sage in Groveland. Live music, food & fun! (209) 962-4686 TBA John Muir Festival Groveland yosemitechamberofcommerce.com 2 Where the Hell’s Groveland Car Show Enjoy over 100 vintage cars in Mary Laveroni Park. Music, food and contests. 8am. YosemiteChamberofCommerce.com 8 Farms of Tuolumne County Annual Farm Tour A self-guided tour of five farms and ranches. (209) 928-3775 FarmsofTuolumneCounty.org 6–9 64th Annual Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee in Tuolumne. Celebrate the logging industry with Queen Coronation, vendors, carnival, parade, games, arm wrestling, logging contests & loggers’ tug-of-war, Soap Box Derby. (209) 743-6796 • tuolumnerecreation.com 15–16 47th Annual Father’s Day Fly-in at Columbia Airport. Pancake breakfast, live music, airplane rides & more. ½ mile walk from Columbia. 8am-5pm. (209) 533-5685 fathersdayflyin.com July 4 Twain Harte 4th of July Celebration 11:30am parade, children’s activities, live music and food. (209) 586-1976 11–14 76th Annual Mother Lode Fair Sonora Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Featured events include carnival, live entertainment, music, destruction derby, agricultural displays and more! (209) 532-7428 27–28 36th Annual Twain Harte Summer Arts & Wine Festival Over 100 fine artisans, live entertainment, dancing, wine tasting and fabulous food. (209) 533-3473 fireonthemountain.com 26–August 11 44th Annual Bear Valley Music Festival Offers a full symphony orchestra, international soloists, legendary entertainers and renowned opera stars. An outdoor musical experience in a 1250 seat tent. BearValleyMusicFestival.org August 9 Magic of the Night Come to historic downtown Sonora and enjoy magicians, live music, street acting, dancing and specialty foods. (209) 532-7725 • sonoraca.com 17 7th Annual Classic Car Show & Craft Faire at Long Barn Lodge & Event Center. See the coolest classic cars hotrods, and local crafters’ unique items for sale with music, raffle prizes, food & fun! 10am-4pm Free. (209) 586-3533 LongBarnLodge.com 30–Sept 2 Filmfest Twain Harte See website for schedule: (925) 548-4602 • filmfestwainharte.com September 7 Dam Duck Race at Twain Harte Lake Wine and Quackers, music, games and prizes for the winning rubber ducks! 1pm to Duck. (209) 586-1976 • twainharteba.com 14–15 47th Annual Me-Wuk Indian Acorn Festival Tuolumne Rancheria Tribal Hall. Traditional celebration of the Black Oak Acorn Harvest with dancing, ethnic foods, arts and crafts. (209) 928-3475 21 49er Festival & Chili Cook-off in Groveland. Parade downtown, chili tasting, music and vendors with lots of activities for families in Mary Laveroni Park. (209) 962-0429 YosemiteChamberofCommerce.com 28 30th Annual Poison Oak Show in Columbia. This itchy plant is made into flower arrangements, jewelry, works of art, and even a poison oak salad!! All entries include Poison Oak. Music, T-shirts and fun. (209) 536-1672 columbiacalifornia.com 28 Concours d’Elegance at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. Not your ordinary car show. (209) 728-1251 ironstonevineyards.com 28 Sierra Apple Festival Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Food, crafts, children activities, music and apples! apples! apples! 10am-3pm. Fundraiser for mentally disabled, NAMI. (209) 201-6436 October 11–23 Mother Lode Art Association Annual Juried Art Show CSAC. Displays of works by local and regional artists. Free. (209) 532-2399 • Alison@motherlodeart.com 6–27 37th Annual Sonora Bach Festival The Festival includes concert, recital and musical events at various locations. (209) 536-6330 • sonorabach.org 5 Fiddle and Bango (Yes, Bango–not Banjo) Contest in Columbia State Historic Park. Singers, songwriters and musicians perform for prizes. (209) 536-1672 ColumbiaCalifornia.com 12–13 Columbia Harvest Festifall is not a typical arts and crafts fair. An educational fun-filled weekend used to demonstrate and share 1850’s hobbies, crafts, music, dancing & daily living. (209) 536-1672 • columbiacalifornia.com 19-20 All Hallows Fantasy Faire Live music, kids activities, family fun, fantasy village, fairies, fire eaters, dragons, marketplace, ancient warriors. AllHallowsFaire.com 26 Harvest Celebration Jamestown. (209) 984-3370 November 29–30 Hometown Crafters Holiday Craft Faire & Boutique Sonora Opera Hall. A variety of crafts and food items will be available for Christmas shoppers in a festive holiday atmosphere. Friday 10-8, Saturday 10- 6. (209) 536-9625 29 Christmas Parade in Historic Downtown Sonora. Floats, bands, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, store specials and food all at night with visual and audio delights. (209) 532-7725 29–1 39th Sonora Christmas Craft & Music Festival at Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Spirited celebration of the season features music, family vaudeville entertainment, carolers, arts, crafts, and food. One of California’s largest holiday shows. (209) 533-3473 • FireOnTheMountain.com December Nov 29–Dec 22 Candy Cane Making Columbia Candy Kitchen every Saturday & Sunday. See how it was done 150 years ago. ColumbiaCalifornia.com 6 Winter Wonderland Parade Twain Harte Village. The “fun for all” parade begins at 6 pm. (209) 586-5197 TwainHarteCC.com 21–22, 14–15 A Miner’s Christmas Costumed docents recreate the mining camp of the 1850s, as homesick miners roast chestnuts, drink hot cider and perform live music. ColumbiaCalifornia.com While T.C.V.B. makes every effort to be accurate and current, changes do occur. Always call ahead to confirm dates and facts to avoid disappointment. YosemiteGoldCountry.com 55 In the finest location in historic downtown Sonora. The Inn was built in 1896 and was completely remodeled in 2012 bringing back the charm and grace of a bygone era. 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