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Vacationland Values — because everyone loves a deal! Visit either of the Tuolumne County Visitor Information Centers to receive your ticket to deals throughout Tuolumne County. Deals will change from time to time. Visit YosemiteGoldCountry.com and click on the Vacationland Values banner to view current deal. When you check into the Visitor Center, you’ll receive the most up-to-date list. Look for participating Vacationland Values businesses in this Vacation Planner–they’ll have this icon next to their listing. Enjoy!

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elcome to Tuolumne County Vacationland in Yosemite Gold Country. We invite you to immerse yourself into our friendly towns and experience first-rate hospitality! Whether you’ve been visiting for a lifetime or planning your first Vacationland getaway, this Vacation Planner is your go-to resource. The convenient fold-out map is a favorite of many visitors. Once you arrive in Tuolumne County be sure and stop by the helpful Visitors Center in Sonora (a.k.a. The Vacation Station), open daily. Heading to or from Yosemite? The Chinese Camp Visitor Center on Highway 49 can answer any questions you may have about your North Yosemite travels and help with lodging reservations (call ahead for hours). Be sure to ask about your Vacationland Values discount card at each of these Visitor Information Centers. Keep in touch with Tuolumne County all year by becoming a part of our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube family. Share your Tuolumne County vacation photos, stories and memories with us! Photos: Wapama Falls: Laurie Sylwester; Vacation Station: Lisa Mayo Tuolumne County Travel Planner 2014 is copyright ©2014 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

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On the Cover Columbia State Historic Park, the best preserved Gold Rush town in California!


ACTIVITIES History, Me-Wuk Culture, Gold Fever . . . .4 Yosemite National Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Columbia State Historic Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. . . . . . . . 7 Golf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 River Rafting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Lakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Riding Bikes & Horses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Stanislaus National Forest, Hiking. . . . . . . 12 Fishing & Caverns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Snowshoe, Snowplay, Ice Skating . . . . . . 14 Ski & Snowboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Arts & Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Movie Making. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19

Shopping Fun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Wineries/Cider Distillery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Meetings & Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Weddings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Libraries & Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Transportation & Associations. . . . . . . . . . 25 Itineraries & Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Centerfold Casinos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-55 MEMBER DIRECTORY Business Districts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-45 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. . . . . 44-45 WHERE TO DINE & STAY Restaurants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-49 Hotels, B&Bs, Cabins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-52 Campgrounds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Photos: Craft Fair: Cole Pryzbyla; The Miner: TCVB/Lisa Mayo; Hikers: Oars/Miller Elliott

(800) 446-1333 YosemiteGoldCountry.com VACATION STATION VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER, SONORA

Main Office: 542 Stockton Road, Sonora, CA 95370 (209) 533-4420 CHINESE CAMP LOCATION

13785 Highway 49, Chinese Camp, CA 95309 (209) 984-4636

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Travel 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. The Tuolumne County Historical Society offers an in-depth website highlighting significant events, historic landmarks and their list of the 21 Wonders of Tuolumne County. Visit their website at tchistory.org. History maps are available at the Tuolumne County Visitors Center in Sonora.

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-Wuks holds special public events, celebrating tradition. The biggest event is the Annual Acorn Festival featuring the making of traditional Nupa (acorn soup), ceremonial dancing, native crafts and food. The Acorn Festival is held each September and celebrates the annual harvest of 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 Resort 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! Gold Prospecting Adventures & Store: (800) 596-0009, page 30 Hidden Treasure Gold Mine & Matelot Gulch Mine Supply Store: 532-9693, page 33 Photos: Jamestown Ore Cart: Lisa Mayo; Curtin Mansion: Lisa Mayo; MiWuk Tribal Dancers: Tuolumne MiWuk Tribal Council; Gold Prospecting Adventures: Lisa Mayo

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YOSEMITE – CELEBRATING 150 YEARS

Yosemite National Park, An American Treasure Over half of majestic Yosemite National Park is located in Tuolumne County. Highway 120 leading into the Park has been designated by the State of California as the Northern Yosemite Highway and is the shortest route to Yosemite from the San Francisco Bay Area and all points north. The route is open year-round into Yosemite Valley. As you head towards Highway 120, be sure to stop along Highway 49 in Chinese Camp at the Tuolumne County Visitors Center to get the latest Park and County information. Pick up some souvenirs while you’re at it! Accommodations are available along Highway 120 in Groveland and beyond and the friendly staff can help you with reservations.

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

Must-sees along Highway 120: • Groveland: Stay, dine and shop in this quaint historic community • Rim of the World Vista overlooking the grand Tuolumne River Canyon • Rainbow Pool, a favorite swimming hole

Yosemite National Park is best known for its Valley icons like Half Dome, Cathedral Rock and El Capitan. While these are magnificent must-sees, be sure to check out the “other” Yosemite including: • Hetch Hetchy Reservoir: Great for history, hiking and waterfalls • Giant Sequoias at Crane Flat: Stand in awe of these magnificent giants

• Carlon Falls on Evergreen Green Road

• Tuolumne Meadows: Serene and pristine 2-mile long sub-alpine meadow (access via the beautiful Tioga Pass)

Photos: Yosemite Valley: Lisa Mayo; Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Yosemite Concession Services: Keith Walklet

• In non-winter months, take Tioga Pass over the Sierra and head to Mono Lake on Highway 395

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STEP BACK IN TIME AT COLUMBIA AND

Columbia State Historic Park The “Southern Mines” of Tuolumne County hit their second heyday in 1897 with the completion of the Sierra Railway tracks to Jamestown and Sonora and eventually, in 1900, to Tuolumne City. This meant boom times for the lumber, hard rock and cattle industries. Later, the railroad helped build dams that created Lake Tulloch, Don Pedro and Hetch Hetchy Reservoirs. Railtown 1897 brings this era to life. The 26-acre park is open daily for tours featuring the Roundhouse complex, belt-driven machine shop, historic locomotives, passenger cars and movie props like smokestacks, headlights and station signs. Railtown 1897 is known as “The Movie Railroad” and its trains have been featured in over 300 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. The Depot Store has souvenirs, books and more about railroads and the California Gold Rush. The park is operated by the California State railroad Museum. Photos: CA State Parks, Nelson’s—Jennifer Rapoza 10,000 B.C. Earliest known people in Tuolumne County area

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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.

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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 PARKS

State Parks 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 • railtown@mlode.com

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Known as the best preserved Gold Rush town in California, Columbia is a place where you are truly immersed in California history. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you hear the clang of a hammer at the blacksmith shop, smell the candles and soap at the candle store, see authentic brick buildings or taste a treat from the candy store or bakery.

COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK & MUSEUM (209)588-9128 • Fax: (209) 532-5064 11255 Jackson Street, Columbia 95310 Museum: Main & State Streets Tours & Information: (209) 588-9128 parks.ca.gov

Pan for gold, sip a sarsaparilla. Take an adventurous ride on the stagecoach. Enjoy live theatre at the Fallon House. See the house that Grace Kelly called home during the filming of High Noon.

CALAVERAS BIG TREES STATE PARK (209) 795-2334 • Visitors Center: (209) 795-3840 P.O. Box 120, Arnold 95223 parks.ca.gov • bigtrees.org

Docents staff the park museum, dressed circa 1850-1870. Columbia hosts many events throughout the year that celebrate this era including a Victorian Easter Egg Hunt, Glorious 4th of July, lamplight tours at Christmastime and many more!

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.

Photos: Railtown—Kevin Zimmerman, Calaveras Big Trees—Dave Hargus 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

Admission to the park is free and there are plenty of dining and lodging options both inside and outside the park. Nearby RV parks and the Columbia Airport are within walking distance to Columbia State Historic Park.

1925-26 Melones dam and powerhouse constructed.

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Tee Time! Whether 18 holes or nine, you’re sure to enjoy golfing in the varied terrain of the Sierra foothills Expansive vistas, landscapes and sometimes local wildlife greet you around every dogleg. All ability levels welcome (lessons available). Fine dining and well-equipped pro shops round out your golf outing.

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Golf + Grapes + Adventure = Perfect Foothills Getaway!

GREENHORN CREEK RESORT 711 McCauley Ranch Road, Angels Camp, CA 95222 greenhorncreek.com • campsrestaurant.com Greenhorn Creek is known for tour quality greens and is one of California’s finest golf resort experiences. Lodging includes resort condominiums, cottages and the Caddy Shack for groups. Dine at Camps Restaurant overlooking the fairways. 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, professional golf instruction. 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 • plgc@mlode.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.

“Favorite golf resorts in all of California”

Chosen by editors, California Golf Adventure Guide

GREENHORN C REEK.COM Experience championship golf, more than 30 local wineries, incredible cuisine and amazing outdoor activities surrounded by the gifts of Mother Nature in the Sierra Nevada Gold Country. GOLF • LODGING • DINING

(209)729 - 8111 Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort and Camps Restaurant 711 McCauley Ranch Rd., Angels Camp, CA. 95222

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PINE MOUNTAIN LAKE GOLF COURSE (209) 962-8620 • Fax: 962-5302 • 12765 Mueller Dr., Groveland 95321 PineMountainLake.com • golfpro@pinemountainlake.com An 18-hole championship golf course, restaurant, lounge, nestled in the mountains. Reservations recommended. SADDLE CREEK RESORT (888) 852-5787 • (209) 785-7400 • Fax: 785-6859 • Golf Shop: 785-3700 Restaurant: 785-7400 • 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis 95228 SaddleCreekGolf.com 18-hole, semi-private course, open to the public. Rated #10 public course in California. Tyler Brown, PGA professional. Restaurant serving breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Friday and Saturday. TWAIN HARTE GOLF CLUB (209) 586-3131 • 22909 Meadow Dr., Twain Harte 95383 • 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. Photos: Saddle Creek: Sandy Gordon; Phoenix Lake Golf Course: TCVB/Lisa Mayo; Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course: TCVB/Lisa Mayo;


Roll on down the River!

World-famous whitewater rafting offers everything from float boats to Class 5 runs on the Tuolumne and Stanislaus Rivers. The Tuolumne, named #1 rafting river by the San Francisco Chronicle, is California’s premier wilderness whitewater. Check out a local outfitter to set up your exciting rafting adventure. 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 50 years, All-Outdoors has guided more than 30,000 trips, and over 300,000 guests on ten of California’s best and most 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.

SIERRA MAC RIVER TRIPS (209) 591-8027 • (800) 457-2580 P.O. Box 264, Groveland 95321 SierraMac.com • marty@sierramac.com 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.

ARTA RIVER TRIPS (209) 962-7873 • 2400 Casa Loma Rd., Groveland Arta.org • arta@arta.org 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.

SUNSHINE RAFTING ADVENTURES (209) 848-4800 • (800) 829-7238 P.O. Box 1445, Oakdale 95361 RaftAdventure.com • info@raftadventure.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 $25 per day and include equipment and shuttle service.

O.A.R.S. (209) 736-4677 • (800) 346-6277 2863 Highway 49 • P.O. Box 67, Angels Camp 95222 Oars.com • info@oars.com 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 ADVENTURES (209) 847-4671 • (800) 292-2938 P.O. Box 2268, Oakdale 95361 RiverJourney.com • info@riverjourney.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!

ZEPHYR RIVER EXPEDITIONS (209) 532-6249 • (800) 431-3636 P.O. Box 510; Columbia 95310 Zrafting.com • raft@zrafting.com One-half to 3 day rafting on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Kings, Merced & American rivers. Family rates, group discounts, great food. Photos: Tuolumne River, O.A.R.S.; Tuolumne River, Zephyr River Expeditions; Tuolumne River, Zephyr River Expeditions; Tuolumne River, O.A.R.S.

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Lakes

Water fun is unlimited in Tuolumne County! From pristine alpine lakes perfect for paddling or vast lower elevation lakes that accommodate water sports of all kinds, you will find your happy place on the water. DON PEDRO RECREATION AGENCY (209) 852-2396 • Fax: 852-2780 10201 Bonds Flat Rd., La Grange 95329 donpedrolake@tid.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. LAKE TULLOCH RV PARK, CAMPGROUND & MARINA (209) 881-0107 • 800-894-2267 (NW) • Fax: 881-0814 • 14448 Tulloch Dam Rd. Jamestown 95327 • laketullochcampground.com • tullochstivers@bigvalley.net 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 Rd. • P.O. Box 1389, Angels Camp 95222 newmelones.com • new-melones@houseboats.com Full service marina at Glory Hole Recreation Area on Hwy 49, south of Angels Camp. Houseboat and watercraft rentals, fuel, boat storage, and store. NEW MELONES LAKE VISITORS CENTER & MUSEUM (209) 536-9543 • Camping Reservations: • 877-444-6777 • recreation.gov 6850 Studhorse Flat Rd., Sonora 95370 • usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones/index.html Enjoy a day out in the beautiful sierra foothills on New Melones Lake! With over 100 miles of shoreline, New Melones offers camping, fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, a marina, wildlife viewing and educational interpretive programs. Located 8 miles north of Sonora on Highway 49, the Visitor Center and Museum is open seasonally 10-4 every day. PINECREST LAKE MARINA (209) 965-3333 • 421 Pinecrest 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: Spicer Reservoir looking torwards Dardanelles: Lisa Mayo; Pinecrest: Lynn Ferrin; Pinecrest: TCVB

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Bicycle Fun for Everyone!

Miles of logging trails and old railroad grades are a mountain biker’s dream. Road bicyclists will love the rolling terrain of the scenic backroads of Tuolumne County. Riders of all ability levels will find their niche: Bike trail maps are available at the Tuolumne County Visitor Centers or head to tuolumnecountytrails.com for a detailed trail listing. 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 12

Giddy Up!

Experience the Sierra the way the settlers first saw it – on horseback! From a leisurely half-hour ride to an adventuresome week-long guided pack trip into the Emigrant Wilderness, you’ll 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 Stage Line: (209) 588-0808, page 33 Pine Mountain Lake Stables: (209) 962-8667, page 27 Photos: Mountain Biking: istockphoto.com; Kennedy Meadows: Jane Becher; Kennedy Meadows: Jane Becher; Yosemite Valley: Courtesy Yosemite National Park

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Stanislaus National Forest www.fs.usda.gov/stanislaus

Quality time away from the crowds, the phone, 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

A Hiker’s Paradise

Well-marked trails lead to spectacular vistas and unique geological formations like Column of the Giants. Head down the Trail of the Gargoyles and the Trail of the Ancient Dwarfs for amazing scenery. Guided photo hikes within Yosemite are available through Y Explore. Trail maps are available at the Tuolumne County Visitor Centers and at tuolumnecountytrails.com. Bureau of Land Management: (209) 532-3671, ext. 409 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 Photos: Column of the Giants: USFS; Hetch Hetchy Reservoir: John DeGrazio; Signpost at Hetch Hetchy: Laurie Sylwester

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Go Fish!

Whether lakeside, on a boat, in a river or at a trout farm, Tuolumne County offers 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 customize your dream fishing trip! Evergreen Lodge: 800-93-LODGE, page 26 Mi-Wok Ranger District: (209) 586-3234, Page 12 Springfield Trout Farm: 532-4623, page 33 Stanislaus National Forest: 532-3671, 965-3434 or 962-7825, page 12

Underground Adventures

Immerse yourself in a stunning underground world featuring spectacular crystalline formations along winding passageways. Go for the walking tour or gain 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 • caverns@caverntours.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 • caverns@caverntours.com 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

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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. 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 • info@longbarn.com 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; Pinecrest: Steve Hannon; Snowmobiling: Larrie Dahlin; Long Barn Lodge: TCVB

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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 preschool snow play program. Photos: Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area

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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. 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 Tuolumne County Arts Alliance located in Sonora is the hub for the arts and artists of the Mother Lode and hosts special events, studio tours and educational programs. TUOLUMNE COUNTY ARTS ALLIANCE E  (209) 532-2787 (ARTS) 251 Barretta St., Sonora, CA 95370 • tuolummnecountyarts.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. Photos: Mural in a Day, Sonora: Lisa Mayo; Jamestown Art in the Park: Sandy Gordon/TCVB; Laurie Sylwester in Tuolumne Studio; Barbara Morrison at Columbia College: Laurie Sylwester; Musician: Cole Pryzbyla;

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Live Theatre Entertainment

Tuolumne County is one of the most popular regional theatre destinations in California, and for good reason. In addition to incredible local talent and crew, many guest actors and directors come from major cities like New York, L.A. 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. 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. 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. Photos (counter clockwise from top right): The Diviners/Stage 3: Don Bilotti; August: Osage County/Stage 3: Don Bilotti; Yosemite Courtyard Theatre: Laura Cottril; The Spitfire Grill/SRT: Rich Miller; Don’t Dress for Dinner/SRT: Rich Miller

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Tuolumne County is a magnet for film enthusiasts. Over 300 feature films, television shows and commercials have been made in Tuolumne County. As early as 1919, filmmakers recognized the area as a valuable and convenient source of locations rich in diverse natural features and vintage architectural styles. They discovered that almost any type of scenery in the United States and beyond could be duplicated here. Movies and TV shows filmed here include: 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 • filmtuolumne.com

Two Film Festivals Tuolumne County is home to two film festivals: The ITSA Film Festival (November 7-9, 2014) is one of the hottest short film festivals in central California! Festival-goers can attend panels & workshops, watch films and meet industry professionals in Historic Downtown Sonora venues. Film Fest Twain Harte takes place on Labor Day Weekend and focuses on western-inspired productions.

Photos: Courtesy Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Columbia State Historic Park and Tuolumne County Film Commission; Film Fest, Twain Harte; ITSA Film Festival

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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, “The Movie Railroad” This State Park is home to one of the most photographed locomotives in the world, Sierra #3. Perhaps the most famous scene was pushing a DeLorean time machine down the tracks in Back to the Future III. Visit the movie memorabilia and photo room and see #3 on your visit to Railtown 1897.

Columbia State Historic Park Add a little dirt to the streets of Columbia and you’re back in the 1800’s. Meticulously preserved buildings have led to Columbia doubling as many cities of the 1800’s era including New York and Chicago. In the TV series, Little House on the Prairie, the town became Sleepy Eye, Minnesota and in the classic western, High Noon, it was known as Hadleyville. The Wilson-McConnell House in Columbia is where Marshall Will Kane (Gary Cooper) tries to recruit Sam Fuller (Henry Morgan, a.k.a. Colonel Sherman Potter in M*A*S*H*).

Photo: Sierra No. 3 in The Virginian, Railtown

Donnell’s Vista: This rocky rest stop provides a breathtaking view of the Donnell Reservoir and the volcanic peaks known as the Dardanelles. This spot has been used for climactic scenes in many film and TV series including Lassie, Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. Kennedy Meadows is another great filming location, just ten miles from Donnell’s Vista.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church The St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is prominently displayed in High Noon and several others including Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! Other areas of Tuolumne City can be seen in several classic and “B” movie Westerns, including Silver City.

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Shopping Fun!

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 finding that perfect antique, locally owned shops will meet and exceed your expectations. While shopping in the historic districts, marvel at 150 year-old buildings; dine on cuisine from every corner of the world; enjoy your favorite cocktail at an old-time saloon or a trendy downtown bar. Find local produce at a farmer’s market or take an art walk. There are also large shopping centers that meet the needs of residents and visitors alike. Well-known chain stores help anchor locally owned businesses like book shops, florists and restaurants. Columbia Chamber of Commerce: (209) 536-1672 Sonora Chamber of Commerce: (209) 588-9625 Jamestown Promotion Club: (209) 984-0888 Twain Harte Chamber of Commerce: (209) 586-4482 Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce: (209) 532-4212 Yosemite Highway 120 Chamber of Commerce: (800) 449-9120 Photos: Locals Make Good: Sandy Gordon/TCVB; Nelson’s Candy Kitchen/The Junction: www. midviewstudios.com

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Cheers!

Eclectic tasting rooms and friendly folks create a relaxing and fun wine tasting experience in the Gold Country. There are over 35 tasting rooms within a 25 minute drive of Sonora. Visitors can check out a hard cider distillery firsthand at Indigeny, a beautiful destination among the organic apple orchard.

Brew, Hard Cider and Wine BIXEL BREWERY    (209) 533-4656 22801 Italian Bar Rd., Columbia, 95370 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. BRICE STATION WINERY      (209) 768-7262 18212 Main St., Jamestown 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 CALAVERAS WINEGRAPE ALLIANCE E  (209) 728-9467 • (866) 806-WINE(9463) P.O. Box 2492, Murphys 95247 CalaverasWines.org • cwa@goldrush.com 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. 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.

GIANELLI VINEYARDS/WINERY TASTING ROOM    (209) 984-1500 • 18263 Main St., Jamestown GianelliVineyards.com Gianelli Vineyards has been producing Italian varietals for over 6 years and have won many prestigious awards for their estate wines. Visit their tasting room Wed-Sun, 12-5. Open daily during the summer. Vineyard tours available by appointment. “Our Wines Speak Italian.” INDIGENY RESERVE E    (209) 533-9463 • 14679 Summers Lane, Sonora 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. INNER SANCTUM CELLAR  (800) 750-5919 18204 Main St., Jamestown info@innersanctumcellars.com • innersanctumcellars.com From the abundant foothills of Tuolumne County comes a new, limited and premium wine. Inner Sanctum is driven by lasting friendships, deep family roots and the creation of remarkable wines. Friday, Saturday & Sunday12-5pm. IRONSTONE VINEYARDS   E      (209) 728-1251 • 1894 Six Mile Rd. Murphys 95247 • info@ironstonevineyards.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.

LA BELLA ROSA VINEYARDS    (209) 533-9968 17990 Old Wards Ferry Rd., Sonora 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 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. TWISTED OAK WINERY E      (209) 736-9080 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 varieties 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. Photos: Gianelli Vineyards: Sandy Gordon/TCVB; Jim Costello courtesy Mount Brow Winery; Inner Sanctum Cellars: TCVB/ Lisa Mayo

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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! Body Kneads Therapeutic Massage: (209) 532-4486, page 34 Locals Make Good: (209) 984-4583, page 31 On Main Salon: (209) 532-6338, page 35 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

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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.

Wedding Services Columbia Nursery & Florist: (209) 532-6871, page 32 Gold Country Weddings Magazine: (209) 768-0432, page 44 Mountain Laurel Florist: (209) 532-9533, page 35 STUDIO 3 TO GO (209) 588-8833 • 19060 Standard Rd. Alyssa Schertz and Julie Rudy present Studio 3 to go. With 15+ years of experience, we are confident to bring life to what you envision for your special day. On site professionals offering full hair and makeup services, making you look your best.

Locations Bel Giardino: (386) 931-3076, page 32 Gold Country Weddings: (209) 768-0432, page 45 Lazy Z Resort: (209) 586-1214, page 41 Long Barn Lodge: (209) 586-3533, pages 14, 43 & 52 Sparks Ranch Resort: (209) 588-0555, pages 39 & 51 Union Hill Inn: (209) 533-1494 • (888) 533-4667, pages 33 & 50 Photos: Union Hill Inn: stillmemoriesphotosite.com; Saddle Creek Resort: stillmemoriesphotosite.com, Lazy Z Resort: Courtesy Lazy Z Resort

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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. COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK MUSEUM (209) 532-3184 22708 Broadway St., Columbia 95310 Open daily 10am-4pm 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) 536-9543 • (877) 444-6777 6850 Studhorse Flat Rd., Sonora 95370 8 miles north of Sonora on Highway 49 Open daily 10am-4pm • Closed Mon. & Tues. in winter.

SIERRA NEVADA LOGGING MUSEUM (209) 795-6782 • 2148 Dunbar Rd., Arnold 95223 sierranevadaloggingmuseum.org Open Thursday-Sunday seasonally 12-4pm. 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 St., Sonora 95370 Open daily 10am to 4pm TUOLUMNE COUNTY CENTRAL LIBRARY (209) 533-5507 • library.co.tuolumne.ca.us 480 Greenley Rd., Sonora 95370 TUOLUMNE BRANCH LIBRARY (209) 928-3612 • 18636 Main St., Tuolumne 95379 TWAIN HARTE BRANCH LIBRARY (209) 586-4501 • 18701 Tiffeni, Twain Harte 95383

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

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VETERANS MEMORIAL HALL & MILITARY MUSEUM (209) 533-0923 • roglou@lodelink.com 9 N. Washington St. at Veterans Way, Sonora 95370 Open Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm; Sat 11am-3pm Photos: Columbia: Rick E. Martin; 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) 9624098 (Groveland). For a system map and rider’s guide visit tuolumnecountytransit.com. Y.A.R.T.S.—Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System. You could drive to Yosemite, but why? On YARTS you enjoy incredible 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. The Groveland Hotel will pick up from Pine Mountain Lake Airport by arrangement. Bald Eagle Aviation: (209) 533-4616, page 32 Columbia Airport: (209) 533-5685 Pine Mountain Lake Airport: (209) 962-5559 Stagecoach Limousine: (209) 736-9226, page 45 Sierra Adventures Charter and Tours: (209) 521-8250, page 41 Storer Coachways: (209) 521-8250 • (800) 621-3383, page 45

Associations CITY OF SONORA, SPECIAL PROGRAMS DEPT. (209) 532-7725 • Fax: 532-3511 • SonoraCa.com swilkinson@sonoraca.com COLUMBIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 536-1672 • ColumbiaCalifornia.com P.O. Box 1824, Columbia 95310 FARMS OF TUOLUMNE COUNTY (209) 533-5695 • P.O. Box 315, Soulsbyville 95372 FarmsOfTuolumneCounty.org info@farmsoftuolumnecounty.org FRIENDS OF COLUMBIA STATE HISTORIC PARK (209) 533-1952 • P.O. Box 367, Columbia 95310 FriendsofColumbiaSHP.org GOLD COUNTRY B&B INNS OF TUOLUMNE COUNTY (209) 533-1845 • P.O. Box 462, Sonora 95370 Goldbnbs.com SONORA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 694-4405 • P.O. Box 3084, Sonora 95370 SonoraChamber.com • info@sonorachamber.comL JAMESTOWN PROMOTION CLUB (209) 984-0888 • P.O. Box 979, Jamestown 95327 TUOLUMNE BAND OF CHEROKEE INDIANS (209) 532-1902 • 10956 Green St. #184, Columbia 95310 TuolumneCherokees.com

Photos: Tuolumne County Transit: Courtesy Tuolumne County Transit; Columbia Airport: Jim Thomas/ Columbia Airport

TUOLUMNE COUNTY BUSINESS COUNCIL (209) 743-6193 • (209) 770-5777 P.O. Box 3718, Sonora, CA 95370 TUOLUMNE COUNTY AIRPORTS (209) 533-5685 • 10723 Airport Road, Columbia 95310 TUOLUMNE COUNTY ARTS ALLIANCE (209) 532-2787 • Fax: 532-2793 251 Barretta St., Sonora 95370 tuolumnecountyarts.org • info@tuolumnecountyarts.org TUOLUMNE COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (209) 532-3432 • Fax: 533-9418 14195 Tuolumne Rd., Sonora 95370 TCRealtors.org • Shauna@TCRealtors.org

TUOLUMNE COUNTY SHERIFF’S POSSE (209) 984-4881 • P.O. Box 4490, Sonora 95370 TUOLUMNE COUNTY RECREATION DEPT. (209) 533-5663 • 43 N. Green, Sonora 95370 TUOLUMNE ME-WUK TRIBAL COUNCIL (209) 928-3475 • P.O. Box 699, Tuolumne 95379 TUOLUMNE PARK & RECREATION DISTRICT (209) 928-1214 • 18603 Pine St., Tuolumne, 95379 tuolumnepark@frontier.net • tuolumnerecreation.com TWAIN HARTE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 586-4482 • Fax: 586-0360 • TwainHarteCC.com P.O. Box 404, Twain Harte 95383

TUOLUMNE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 532-4212 • 222 S. Shepherd St., Sonora 95370 TCChamber.com • info@tcchamber.com TUOLUMNE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (209) 989-4058 • 99 N. Washington St., Sonora 95370 TCEDA.net TUOLUMNE COUNTY FILM COMMISSION (209) 533-4420 • Fax: 533-0956 542 Stockton Rd., Sonora 95370 filmtuolumne.com • filmtuolumne@gmail.com TUOLUMNE COUNTY LODGING ASSOCIATION (209) 962-4000 • P.O. Box 289, Groveland 95321

U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (209) 532-3671, ext. 409 • BLM.gov/ca VFW SONORA POST 3154 (209) 533-0923 • 536-1525 9 N. Washington St., Sonora 95370 YOSEMITE CONSERVANCY (209) 379-2317 • Fax: 379-2486 5020 El Portal Rd. • P.O. Box 230, El Portal 95318 YosemiteConservancy.org • info@yosemiteconservancy.org YOSEMITE HIGHWAY 120 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (209) 962-0429 • 800-449-9120 11875 Ponderosa Lane, Suite A P.O. Box 1263, Groveland 95321 Groveland.org • info@groveland.org

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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 askdranns@yahoo.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 #1 on Tripadvisor for years, here’s a ten room B&B with the classy touch. This hummingbird heaven, surrounded by national forest, is all about relaxation, comfort 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.

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EVERGREEN LODGE     E      (209) 379-2606 • (800) 93-LODGE Fax: 391-2390 • 33160 Evergreen Rd., Mather EvergreenLodge.com • info@evergreenlodge.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. THE INN AT SUGAR PINE RANCH  (209) 962-7823 • Fax: 962-6641 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. LAKESIDE MARKETING (209) 962-4143 • 20100 Lower Skyridge Drive paulupnorth@aol.com Provide promotion and marketing services related to buying and selling advertising space in all media. 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 tullochstivers@bigvalley.net 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.

Photos: Groveland Car Show: Terri Metz; Hetch Hetchy: Laurie Sylwester; Pine Mountain Lake: Sandy Gordon/TCVB


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 info@lillaskogyosemite.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 • admin@pinemountainlake.com 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.

YOSEMITE RIVERSIDE INN  (209) 962-7408 • (800) 626-7408 Fax: 962-7400 • 11399 Cherry Lake Rd., Groveland YosemiteRiversideInn.com info@yosemiteriversideinn.com 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 • info@yosemiterose.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.

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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 Yosemitepinesrv@yosemitepinesrv.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!

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SUNSET INN – YOSEMITE GUEST CABINS   E    (209) 962-4360 • (888) 962-4360 33569 Hardin Flat Rd., Groveland SunsetInn-YosemiteCabins.com • sunsetinn@mlode.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 • tours@yexplore.com Custom guided Yosemite tours in every month (Adventure Hikes, Half Dome Hikes, Backpack Trips, Nature Walks, Birding, Snowshoeing, Photo Workshops). Small group sizes guarantee a personalized experience with professional local guides.

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.

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erving the communities of Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia, Tuolumne Townsite, Twain Harte, Sierra Village and during winter months, Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. Yosemite Valley bus service runs from mid-May to mid-September. For more information call 209.532.0404 or visit us at tuolumnecountytransit.com to find out more about fares, routes, and schedules.

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Groveland Groveland, California 95321

ALL SEASONS GROVELAND INN  (209) 962-0232 • Fax: 962-0250 18656 Main St. • askdranns@yahoo.com 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. DORI’S TEA COTTAGE & CAFE        (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 guestservices@groveland.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 stay@hotelcharlotte.com Boutique old west hotel with contemporary sensibilities. Free hot buffet breakfast, WIFI and parking. Vacation rentals on golf course for larger groups. Pet 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. RED TAIL RANCH GUEST HOUSE (209) 962-0863 • 22307 Ferretti Rd. red-tail-ranch.com • Deborah@red-tail-ranch.com Two room mountain hideaway just 20 miles from Yosemite. 50 acre paradise with barn & animals. Full breakfast included. RE/MAX YOSEMITE GOLD VACATION RENTALS    (209) 962-7180 • (877) 962-7180 18688 Highway 120 • P.O. Box 808 YosemiteGoldVacations.com yosemitegold@goldrush.com Vacation homes at Pine Mountain Lake. Three beaches, tennis, 18 hole championship golf course, fishing, airport, sailing, pool. Drive to Yosemite. MC/VISA

GROVELAND HIGHWAY 120

Yosemite’s Scenic Gateway Shopping & Spas Rafting & Kayaking Swimming & Camping Fishing

Casual & Fine Dining Dancing & Live Music Hiking & Climbing Golfing

For info call 209.962.0429

Online: Groveland.org/Calendar_Detail.html

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SABRE DESIGN (209) 962-0342 • Fax: (800) 680-6217 P.O. Box 605 • 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 • dickens2@thegrid.net 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 realfun@mtnleisure.com 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. Photos: Groveland: Carolyn Botell; Groveland Jail: Lisa Mayo; Hardin Loop: Carolyn Botell


Where the outdoors meets your front door. Consider a move for your business and spend more time with your family. For more information call 209-989-4058 or visit us 24/7 at www.tceda.net

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Jamestown Jamestown, California 95327

1859 HISTORIC NATIONAL HOTEL & ACCLAIMED RESTAURANT        (209) 984-3446 • (800) 894-3446 18183 Main St. • info@national-hotel.com National-Hotel.com 3 diamond boutique bed and breakfast located in the heart of Yosemite/Gold Country. Celebrating 40 years of inn keeping and fine dining. Restored Gold Rush Hotel. Highly acclaimed restaurant and original saloon. Patio dining. AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN & SUITES ROYAL CARRIAGE  (209) 984-5271 • (888) 227-8891 • Fax: 984-1675 18239 Main St. • abvijamestown.com info@abvijamestown.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. Photos: Gold Prospecting Adventures & Store: TCVB/Lisa Mayo Railtown: Michael Sharps; Jamestown Jail: TCVB/Lisa Mayo

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CC TAQUERIA  (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. 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. GOLD PROSPECTING ADVENTURES & STORE E    (209) 984-4653 • Reservations: (800) 596-0009 18170 Main St. • info@goldprospecting.com goldprospecting.com World famous Gold Prospecting trips, 35 year local business, 364 days a year. Visit Jimtown 1849 Gold Mining Camp. Keep all the gold and relics you find. Custom adventures from tour operators, family trips to school groups.

Free WiFi Free Coffee Free Cable TV Direct Dial Phones In-Room Refrigerator & Microwave Swimming Pool • Jacuzzi Room

www.RailtownMotel.com • Downtown Jamestown

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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. HORSE SENSE OF THE SIERRA AKA HORSE SOS E  (209) 840-1994 or 559-9230 7905 Williamson Rd. • jan@horsesos.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 Mid-Summer BBQ is Tuolumne County’s newest entertainment venue. The last two Saturday’s in July and the first two Saturday’s in August. The Sierra Mountain Band performs Ol’ Time Western Music following a tasty ranch BBQ. Reservations required. 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 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!

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 • chasmar13@att.net 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: Antique Fair (June), Rods to Rails Car Show (July), Pioneer Days (September), and others RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK E    (209) 984-3953 • Fax: 984-4936 5th Ave. & Reservoir Rd. • P.O. Box 1250 Railtown1897.org • railtowninfo@parks.ca.gov 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. sierramotors@mlode.com • 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. info@sierrawaldorf.com • SierraWaldorf.com One of nearly 1000 Waldorf Schools world wide, Sierra Waldorf School seeks to educate and inspire the whole child from the preschool 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 41st 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. Full service saloon, local wines. KEY TO ICONS Vacationland Values Lodging/Camping Restaurants E Entertainment Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly

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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. BEL GIARDINO E  (386) 931-3076 • 22890 Mt. Holly Lane belgiardino-sustainableliving.com marlys.bell@yahoo.com A beautiful, compelling outdoor location for special events, and place for education and inspiration for living harmoniously with the natural beauty and uniqueness of the Sierra Foothills. BIXEL BREWERY    (209) 533-4656 • 22801 Italian Bar Rd. 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. 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 • innkeeper@columbiagem.com 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.

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COLUMBIA HOUSE RESTAURANT   (209) 533-3983 • 22738 Main St. Too many irons in the fire for cooking? Bring the whole family down for breakfast ,or the noon day dinner. Hang on to your apron strings for this grand opening Spring of 2014. COLUMBIA KATE’S TEAHOUSE    (209) 532-1885 • 22727 Columbia St. ColumbiaKates.com 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 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 Tues-Thurs 9:304:30. 49ER R.V. RANCH  (209) 532-49RV • P.O. Box 49 • 23223 Italian Bar Rd. 49rv.com • reservations@49rv.com 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 Candy Kitchen: Jennifer Rapoza; Shaws Flat Monument: TCVB/Lisa Mayo; Gold Panning: rickemartinphoto. com; Fiddle & Bango Contest: Michael Sharps


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. GOLD COUNTRY GUEST HOUSE  (209) 743-5892 • 22501 Sawmill Flat Rd. ksparkl44@gmail.com Charming, unique two story cottage in Columbia, sleeping up to 7 people. Pet friendly for dogs over 2 years old. 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 • tickets@sierrarep.org 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. JACK DOUGLASS SALOON    (209) 533-4176 • 22738 Main Street, Columbia,95370 The Jack Douglass features fresh foods, fine wines, and a variety of local and imported beer. Entertaining families, school groups and you! Come share in the gold rush experience in the heart of the Mother Lode with reservations or walk right in. Located in Columbia State Historic Park, the old stage drivers retreat is more fun than you can shake a stick at. 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: 532-8648 • 11551 Yankee Hill Rd. • MarbleQuarry.com info@marblequarry.com 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. 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.

PEPPERMILL RESTAURANT    (209) 588-8906 • 22267 Parrotts Ferry Rd. Peppermill777@yahoo.com Peppermill is a family-friendly diner nestled in the trees near historic old town Columbia. Our menu features homemade comfort food , sure to please. PIONEER EMPORUIM  (209) 532-1338 • 22711 Main Street, Columbia,95310 Pioneer Emporium has the secret sauces, rubs and blends of ingredients that are used in many of the fine eateries of the Mother Lode. Feel free to browse our wares and create your own home skillet. Located in Columbia State Historic Park. Wednesday thru Sunday 10-5. QUARTZ MOUNTAIN STAGE LINE E  (209) 588-0808 • Wells Fargo Building, Main St. QMCarriage.com • fraser@qmcarriage.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. 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.

SEVEN SISTERS SOAP & CANDLE COMPANY E    (209) 536-9047 • 22719 Broadway St. sevensisterssoapandcandle.com • candle@mlode.com We are located in historic Columbia State Park. Beautiful handcrafted candles are made daily in our shop and can also be made at our outside Candle Courtyard, summers, weekends and weather permitting. Incense, candle and soap making supplies. SPRINGFIELD TROUT FARM E  (209) 532-4623 • 21980 Springfield Rd. stftrout@mlode.com 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. UNION HILL INN   E  (209) 533-1494 • (888) 533-4667 21645 Parrotts Ferry Rd., Sonora 95370 eventkeeper@yahoo.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. KEY TO ICONS Vacationland Values Lodging/Camping Restaurants E Entertainment Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly

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Photo: Columbia 4th of July Celebration: Michael Sharps

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ALOFT ART GALLERY  (209) 588-8604 • AloftArtGallery.com 167 S. Washington St. Aloft Art Gallery, in historic downtown Sonora, is a member operated gallery featuring 42 area artists who work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media and photography. Artists also work in ceramics, sculpture, etched glass and jewelry. Part of the Mother Lode Art Association. BARRETTA GARDENS INN BED & BREAKFAST  (209) 532-6039 • Fax: 532-8257 700 S. Barretta St. • BarrettaGardens.com barrettagardens@hotmail.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! BODY KNEADS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE (209) 532-4486 • 375 S. Washington St. bkneads.com • darlenejacobs@sbcglobal.net Enhance your vacation with a relaxing massage! Experience hot stone, Swedish or pressure point therapy. Making your visit a memorable one! BRADFORD PLACE INN  (209) 536-6075 • (800) 209-2315 56 West Bradford • BradfordPlaceInn.com innkeeper@bradfordplaceinn.com 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.

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.

CHRISTOPHER’S RISTORANTE    (209) 533-2600 • 160 S. Washington St. shefshortz@yahoo.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.

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.

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. 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! Photos: Welcome Sign: TCVB/Lisa Mayo; The Red Church: Laurie Sylwester; The Candy Vault: Jennifer Rapoza; Sonora Farmers Market: Jennifer Rapoza

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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. 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. INNS OF CALIFORNIA-SONORA    (209) 532-3633 • (800) 251-1538 350 S. Washington St. • innsofcaliforniasonora.com innsofcalreservations@heritagehotelgroup.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. KNOWLES HILL HOUSE INN  (209) 352-4333 • 253 Knowles Hill Dr. KnowlesHill.com 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. legendssonora@sbcglobal.net 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. LIGHTHOUSE DELI  (209) 532-1631 • 28 S. Washington St. Award winning restaurant in 2011, 2012, 2013. Grilled and specialty sandwiches, Po’ Boys, Cajun and Creole specialties, fried catfish, hand-formed gourmet burgers, fries, homemade soups, fresh salads. Dine in, take out. 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.” MOUNTAIN HOME GIFTS  (209) 533-5319 • 87 S. Washington St. A gift store for everyone who loves the mountains, with the best collection of cabin decor and gifts, Yosemite art work and Sierra guide and history books. Also specializing in Sonora labeled clothing and gifts.

MOUNTAIN LAUREL FLORIST  (209) 532-9533 • 35 S. Washington St. MountainLaurel.com • info@mountainlaurelca.com 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.

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.

ON MAIN SALON (209) 532-6338 • 76 South Washington St. Alyssa_avedaonmain@yahoo.com Full service salon using Aveda all natural products.

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.

PAUL BELL MARKETING SOLUTIONS (209) 352-8551 • 20 Wyckoff St. PaulBell.biz • info@paulbell.biz 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.

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.

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 • Fax: (209) 532-4107 173 S. Washington St. • Snacattack.com Affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, backpacking, camping, climbing, disc golf. In winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding. Open daily in downtown Sonora and Murphys and on Highway 4 in Arnold. 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 • sonorainn1896@gmail.com 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.

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 Vacationland Values Lodging/Camping Restaurants E Entertainment Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly

SONORA INSURANCE AGENCY (209) 533-0234 • Fax: 533-0293 • 124 Washington SonoraInsurance.com • info@sonorainsurance.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. 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 or Tea Forté. Free gift wrapping. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH (209) 532-7139 • Fax: 532-4389 127 W. Jackson St. • stpats@stpatssonora.org 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. STAGE 3 THEATRE COMPANY E  (209) 536-1778 • 208 S. Green St. Stage3.org • info@stage3.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.

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APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR    (209) 533-9670 • Fax: 533-9675 • 851 Sanguinetti Rd. sonora@applebythebay.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. • bannyscafe@ sbcglobal.net • 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.

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES CALIFORNIA REALTY (209) 533-7888 • Fax: 533-6009 • (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. 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. 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 • juliev@cutseg.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.

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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. 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. 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. LET’S GO! TRAVEL 1257 Sanguinetti Rd. #230 Nancy Gottschall (209) 533-3748. Linda Schooley (209) 5592022. Nancy and Linda have been co-owners of Let’s Go! Travel for 11 years. Travel is their passion and serving their clients travel wishes their pleasure. 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. Photo: Mother Lode Ranch: Still Memories Photography


MOTHER LODE FAIR R.V. PARK E  (209) 532-7428 • 220 Southgate Dr. motherlodefair.org Four buildings, two kitchens to rent for home shows, craft fairs, 4.875 x 4.875 musical events and rodeos. Mother Lode Fair Julyw10-13, 2014. RV Park with full hook-ups and dumptcvb station,11-20-13 two blocks from downtown Sonora. MOTHER LODE RANCH   E  (209) 928-1041 • 15995 Wards Ferry Rd. 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. ORIGINAL BUFFALO WINGS (209) 533-9464 1001 Mono Way, Sonora The best value in wings, burgers, sandwiches, philly’s, ribs, salads, soups, fish-n-chips, seafood, delicious appetizers and breakfast. Best happy hours: $2 and $3 beers, $1 to $3 appetizers. We deliver! 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) 533-7888 • Fax: 533-6009 • (866) 340-5333 133 Old Wards Ferry Rd. (next to Starbucks) PCR1.com • info@PCR1.com See also Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty on page 36. QUAIL HOLLOW ONE CORPORATE & FURNISHED APARTMENTS    (209) 533-1310 • Fax: 533-1553 20230 Grouse Way • QuailHollow1.com quailhollowone@excite.com 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.

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• sonorablue@gmail.com Blueprints, large format copies, color output and copying services. “We spoil our customers so rotten, not only are they hashamed to go anywhere else - no one else wants them.” Open 8am-5pm. M-F MC/VISA SONORA CREAMERY, LLC  (209) 532-7224 • 728 Mono Way sonoracreamery@sbcglobal.net Sandwich/Ice Cream Shop. Voted “Best Sandwich in County” by locals for 4 yrs.

SONORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (209) 532-5000 • 1000 Greenley Rd. SonoraMedicalCenter.org Full service medical center including 24-hour emergency services, birth center, imaging, surgical care, cancer center, ICU, rehabilitation, pharmacy, over 20 primary and specialty clinics, oxygen service, medical supplies, home health, hospice and long term care. 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. Photos: Indigeny Reserve: Sandy Gordon/TCVB; La Bella Rosa Vineyards: Sandy Gordon/TCVB

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Coldwell Banker Mother Lode 14255 Mono Way, Sonora 209/532-6993 www.coldwellbankermotherlode.com

Coldwell Banker Twain Harte 23003 Joaquin Gully Rd., Twain Harte 209/586-5200 www.coldwellbankertwainharte.com

Coldwell Banker Lake Tulloch 14 O’Byrnes Ferry Rd., Copperopolis 209/785-2273 www.coldwellbankerlaketulloch.com

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MOTHER LODE ADVENTIST JUNIOR ACADEMY & KIDDIE  KOLLEGE CHRISTIAN PRE-SCHOOL (209) 532-2855 • Fax: 532-7757 • mlaja@mlaja.org 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!

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ALADDIN MOTOR INN    (209) 533-4971 • (800) 696-3969 14260 Mono Way • AladdinInn.com • info@aladdininn.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 info@bwsonoraoaks.com • 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 • cbmlre@mlode.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: The Standard Pour: Lisa Mayo/TCVB; Wine Tasting: Lisa Mayo/TCVB; Llamas: Laurie Sylwester

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! 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. JUNCTION SHOPPING CENTER      (209) 533-3548 • Fax: 533-9543 Mono Way & Tuolumne Rd. info@junctionshoppingcenter.com 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. LLAMAS OF CIRCLE HOME E  (209) 603-5280 • 15301 Tuolumne Rd. geo@experiencellamas.com 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.

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MELISSA OLIVER & THE O TEAM (209) 694-8781 • Cell: (209) 559-0682 14570 Mono Way, Suite F MelissaO.com • melissao@melissao.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 12 years. They specialize in residential, 2nd/vacation homes, foreclosure and short sale properties, as well as lots and land. 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 mountainbookshop@mlode.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. 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. THE PEPPERY    (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. REAL LIVING SUGAR PINE REALTY (209) 533-1675 • Fax: 533-0804 • 19520 Hillsdale Dr. SugarPineRealty.com Best real estate website in the area. 36 years in business offering Premier Service™. Six offices to serve your real estate needs: East Sonora, Soulsbyville, Sugar Pine, Copperopolis, Coulterville and Groveland

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. SIERRA REPERTORY THEATRE E  (209) 532-3120 • Fax: 532-7270 • P.O. Box 3030 SierraRep.org • tickets@sierrarep.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. SMOOTHIE CITY  (209) 533-3353 • 13757A Mono Way at The Junction SmoothieCity.com Soft serve yogurt, sorbet, smoothies and milk shakes. Opening 8am to serve breakfast, bagel sandwiches, pastries, hot and blended ice coffees and teas. SONORA FORD (209) 532-5593 • 13254 Mono Way • MySonoraFord.com Proudly serving the Mother Lode. Service, Parts, New and Preowned Vehicle Sales. 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.”

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. STUDIO 3 TO GO (209) 588-8833 • 19060 Standard Rd. Alyssa Schertz and Julie Rudy present Studio 3 to go. With 15+ years of experience, we are confident to bring life to what you envision for your special day. On site professionals offering full hair and makeup services, making you look your best. 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. 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 Discover Unitarian Universalism! Our mission is to provide a sanctuary for individual beliefs, encourage spiritual and ethical growth, create respect for the web of life, and promote justice and peace.

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Photos: Covers Apple Ranch: Jim W. Hildreth; Tuolumne City Memorial Museum: Lisa Mayo/TCVB; Covers Apple Ranch: Jim W. Hildreth

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 1300 slots, 25 table games, poker, a high limit gaming room, 9 restaurants & bars, 24 lane Brunswick Bowling Center, live entertainment and kids’ arcade. Must be 21 years or older to gamble. See ad on page 57. COVERS APPLE RANCH   E    (209) 928-4689 • 19211 Cherokee Rd. CoversAppleRanch.com • coversappleranch@frontiernet.net 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. HOTEL AT BLACK OAK CASINO RESORT  (877) 747-8777 • 19398 Tuolumne Rd. BlackOakCasino.com Spacious rooms, wonderful décor and hospitable staff. Immerse yourself in the fun and excitement of Black Oak Casino Resort. 148 rooms, fitness center, meeting facilities and wi-fi. 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.

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SILVER SPUR CONFERENCE CENTER   E  (209) 928-4248 • 17301 Silver Spur Dr. Fax: 928-3899 • SilverSpur.com • marie@silverspur.com 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.


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 • info@alovelyplace.com 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 • cbtwainharte@mlode.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: 586-5015 22675 Black Hawk Dr. • ElDoradoMotelTwainHarte.com reservations@ElDoradoMotelTwainHarte.com 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 • innkeeper@gccinn.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 • info@lazyz.com 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 See also Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty on page 36.

SIERRA ADVENTURE CHARTERS AND TOURS E  (209) 677-3183 • (888) 963-6235 23184 Mark Twain Dr. • sierra-adventure.com tours@sierra-adventure.com A party charter van that seats 10 passengers and will pick them up at their specified location and drive them to the destination of their choice! TWAIN HARTE MARKET  (209) 586-6100 • 18711 Tiffani Dr. TwainHarteMarket.com • thm@twainhartemarket.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: 586-6500 22960 Meadow Dr. • P.O. Box 1105 innkeeper@wildwoodinn.com • 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. Photos: Twain Harte photos: Sandy Gordon/TCVB; Twain Harte Tree Farm: Danelle Rodgers/Coldwell Banker

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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 • Reservations (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 105. 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 info@brezinagoodrealty.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.

Photos: Sonora Pass, David Smith; Pinecrest Chalet, Carrie Richards; Donnells Vista: Lisa Mayo

CABINS AT STRAWBERRY    (209) 965-0885 • (888) 965-0885 31888 Hwy 108, Strawberry, 95375 CabinsAtStrawberry.com • info@cabinsatstrawberry.com 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

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CAMP SYLVESTER RESORT  (209) 965-3172 • Pinecrest, 95364 28770 Dodge Ridge Rd. • ken@campsylvester.org 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. 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. THE LODGE CHRISTIAN CENTER RETREAT    24680 Highway 108 Mi Wuk Village 95346 (209) 586-7008 • miwuklodge.com The perfect place for any Christian Retreat! A place to rest, be refreshed and relax! 20 rooms including a suite and kitchen/ dining area that holds up to 40 people. Fireside meeting room. Onsite café. LONG BARN LODGE ICE RINK & EVENT CENTER—SEE PAGE 14   E    (209) 586-3533 • Fax: 586-5779 (800) 310-3533 • 25957 Long Barn Rd. P.O. Box 100, Long Barn 95335 • LongBarn.com info@longbarn.com 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. 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 AREA RENTALS  (209) 669-1401 • (800) 273-0740 • Fax: 669-1525 P.O. Box 35, Long Barn 95335 • PinecrestAreaRentals.com • dvc@lodelink.com 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. PINECREST CHALET   (209) 965-3276 • Fax: 965-3472 500 Dodge Ridge Rd. Pinecrest, 95364 PinecrestChalet.com • chalet@alumni.berkeley.edu 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 Ski Area. PINECREST LAKE RESORT & MARINA     E      (209) 965-3411 • Fax: 965-4032 421 Pinecrest Lake Rd. Pinecrest 95364 PinecrestLakeResort.com frontdesk@pinecrestlakeresort.com 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 April-October 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 • info@strawberryinns.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 ZOE COFFEE HOUSE  (209) 586-7006 • 24680 Highway 108, MiWuk Village Zoecoffeehouse.com Providing premium coffees and teas, delicious sweet or savory Crepes, desserts and soft-serve ice cream. Take advantage of our convenient online ordering system. Your order will be ready and paid for upon your arrival! KEY TO ICONS Vacationland Values Lodging/Camping Restaurants E Entertainment Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly

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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 info@bearvalleymusicfestival.org bearvalleymusicfestival.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. 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. BLUE MOUNTAIN MINERALS (209) 533-0127 • 24599 Marble Quarry Rd. Columbia 95310 • BlueMountainMinerals.com Like millions of other people, you use our products everyday! 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 • info@gocalaveras.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.

COLDWELL BANKER LAKE TULLOCH REAL ESTATE (209) 785-2273 • (800) 527-1173 • LakeTulloch.com ltre@caltel.com • 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.

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.

DORIS OLSEN STUDIO/GALLERY  (209) 586-2472 • DorisOlsen.com • dolsen@mlode.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.

CENTRAL SIERRA SEASONS MAGAZINE E  (209) 928-3009 • Fax: 928-3888 PO Box 3306, Sonora 95370 • SierraSeasons.com info@sierraseasons.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. 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. Photos: Celtic Fair: Sandy Gordon/TCVB

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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. FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN PROMOTIONS E  (209) 533-3473 • Fax: 533-1049 P.O. Box 148, Soulsbyville 95372 • FireOnTheMountain.com events@fireonthemountain.com Promotes Sonora Christmas Festival, Twain Harte Arts & Craft Festival and more. GOLD COUNTRY WEDDINGS (209) 768-0432 • P.O. Box 4343, Sonora 95370 GoldCountryWeddings.com Gold Country 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.


JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO & RESORT     E      (800) 822-WINN 12222 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson 95642 JacksonCasino.com • contactus@jacksoncasino.com 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 • bbtepper@joselyntepper.com Research, training and facilitation services specializing in travel and tourism. Worldwide clientele with a focus on business development and marketing. SACRAMENTO CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU  (916) 808-7777 • Fax: 808-7788 1608 I St., Sacramento 95814 • visitsacramento.com 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. 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. 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 • stearnsdesign@gmail.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. STORER COACHWAYS E  (209) 521-8250 •(800) 621-3383 • Fax: 578-4888 3519 McDonald, Modesto 95351 StorerCoachways.com • info@storercoachways.com Charters and tours, specializing in group travel. Over 50 years of quality, service and value. AAA VIA MAGAZINE (510) 596-5310 AAA.com/via • ted.welch@goaaa.com VIA is the bimonthly AAA Travel/Lifestyle magazine, mailed to 2.5 million Northern California, Nevada & Utah AAA homes. Readership exceeds 5 million each issue. YOSEMITE CONSERVANCY (209) 379-2317 • Fax: 379-2486 5020 El Portal Rd. • P.O. Box 230, El Portal 95318 YosemiteConservancy.org • info@yosemiteconservancy.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.

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.

Photos: Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad: Gene Day; Calaveras Winegrape Aliance/Grape Stomp: courtesy Jeff Stai/ Twisted Oak Winery

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 Vacationland Values Lodging/Camping Restaurants E Entertainment Gifts/Provisions Serves Wine Pet Friendly

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Casino Fun For Everyone

It’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: Black Oak Casino: Courtesy Black Oak Casino

Free WiFi | 24-hour Front Desk Outdoor Seasonal Pool | Flat Panel TVs | Meeting Room Continental Breakfast | Ask about the Grace Kelly Suite!

Free WiFi and Parking / Continental Breakfast Pet-friendly Rooms Available Downtown Sonora Location 128 SOUTH GREEN STREET SONORA CA 95370 www.choicehotels.com | 209-536-4694 rodewayinnsonora@gmail.com

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The finest location in historic downtown Sonora. Built in 1896 and completely remodeled in 2012. Has the charm & grace of a bygone era. 160 South Washington • Sonora CA 95370 • 209-532-2400 www.thesonorainn.com sonorainn1896@gmail.com


Gold Country Dining Dining Price Guide: Entrée prices, drinks and dessert additional. $ = under $10 • $$ = under $18 • $$$ = over $18

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. $

Groveland/Hwy 120

Columbia

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. $-$$ CELLAR DOOR RESTAURANT AT THE GROVELAND HOTEL (209) 962-4000 • 18767 Main St., Groveland Fresh California cuisine, Best of Award of Excellence, full bar, weddings, special events, outdoor dining, live entertainment. $$-$$$ CHARLOTTE BISTRO & BAR (209) 962-6455 • 18736 Main St., Groveland Tapas/small plates style cuisine with local wine, beer and full bar. Outdoor dining room and bar seating $-$$$ DORI’S TEA COTTAGE & CAFE (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. $$

BIXEL BREWERY (209) 533-4656 • 22801 Italian Bar Rd., Columbia 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. $-$$ COLUMBIA HOUSE RESTAURANT (209) 533-3983 • 22738 Main Street, Columbia Serving breakfast & lunch. Campfire Cuisine & hospitality for the family. $ 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. $ PEPPERMILL RESTAURANT (209) 588-8906 • 22267 Parrotts Ferry Rd. Peppermill777@yahoo.com Peppermill is a family-friendly diner nestled in the trees near historic old town Columbia. Our menu features homemade comfort food , sure to please. $

Jamestown 1859 HISTORIC NATIONAL HOTEL & ACCLAIMED RESTAURANT (209) 984-3446 • 18183 Main St., Jamestown 40 years of steak, salad, seafood, pasta, lunch, dinner, full bar, patio dining. $$-$$$ C C TAQUERIA (209) 984-0000 • 18181 Hwy. 108, Jamestown Authentic Mexican food, family atmosphere, breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Eggs, pancakes, hash browns, huevos rancheros, beer & wine. $ CHICKEN RANCH HOUSE RESTAURANT (209) 984-3000 • 16929 Chicken Ranch Rd., Jamestown From fresh, juicy burgers & BBQ, to more refined entrees, there is surely something to please everyone. Our Chef is continually preparing new and exciting items. $ 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 MID-SUMMER BBQ (209) 984-4040 • 17415 Hwy 108, Jamestown Old Western BBQ & Show on the last two Saturday’s in July and the first two Saturday’s in August. Reservations required. $$$ MORELIA MEXICAN RESTAURANT (209) 984-1432 • 18148 Main St., Jamestown Great traditional Mexican food, lunch, dinner, beer, wine. $ SUBWAY JAMESTOWN (209) 984-4051 • 18141 Hwy 108, Jamestown Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world. We are proud to be selected #1 by the consumers. $ WILLOW STEAKHOUSE & SEAFOOD GRILLE (209) 984-3998 • Willow at Main St., Jamestown Steak, petite menu, seafood, lobster, pasta, lunch, dinner, full bar, family owned 41 yrs. Full service saloon, local wines. $$

Photos: Emberz: midviewstudios.com; Diamondback Grill: midviewstudios.com

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Sonora APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR (209) 533-9670 • 851 Sanguinetti Rd., Sonora Steaks, burgers, salads, lunch, dinner, full bar. $ BANNY’S AT MOUNTAIN SPRINGS (209) 533-4709 • 17566 Lime Kiln Rd., Sonora Lunch, Sunday brunch, banquet facilities, full bar. $$ CHRISTOPHER’S RISTORANTE (209) 533-2600 • 160 S. Washington St., Sonora Italian cuisine, open 7 days a week for dinner, breakfast on weekends. $$ 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. $-$$ EL JARDIN (209) 588-0770 • 76 N. Washington St., Sonora Great choice for affordable authentic Mexican cuisine, Happy Hour from 3-6pm, open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. $ EMBERZ (209) 532-2272 • 177 S. Washington St., Sonora Great fast, fun food! Burgers, sandwiches, pizza, entrees from Chef Andrew! “Old Is New” in our bar, classic cocktails are made fresh with a twist, 11am-9pm. $-$$ 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. $ 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 Sandwiches, fresh baked cinnamon rolls, pastries, specialty coffees & teas, breakfast, lunch. $

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. $ LIGHTHOUSE DELI (209) 532-1631 • 28 S. Washington St., Sonora Award-winning eatery. Grilled and specialty sandwiches, catfish, gourmet burgers, homemade soup, fresh salads. Dine in, take out. $

SONORA CREAMERY, LLC (209) 532-7224 • 728 Mono Way sonoracreamery@sbcglobal.net Sandwich/Ice Cream Shop. Voted “Best Sandwich in County” by locals for 4 yrs. $ THE STANDARD POUR (209) 532-7687 • 19040 Standard Rd., Sonora Family friendly, casual restaurant that features craft beers and beer friendly dishes. $-$$

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.” $-$$

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. $

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. $-$$

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. $

ORIGINAL BUFFALO WINGS (209) 533-9464 1001 Mono Way, Sonora The best value in wings, burgers, sandwiches, philly’s, ribs, salads, soups, fish-n-chips, seafood, delicious appetizers and breakfast. Best happy hours: $2 and $3 beers, $1 to $3 appetizers. We deliver! $-$$

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. $$

PAPA’S NEW ROOST (209) 536-0100 • 20049 Highway 108, Sonora Breakfast & lunch to crow about. $-$$ THE PEPPERY (209) 533-9033 • 13494 Mono Way, Sonora Fresh salads, sandwiches, pastas, ribs, salmon, & pizzas lunch, dinner. $-$$ 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. $

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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. $

Photos: The Groveland Hotel: Lisa Mayo/TCVB; Zoe Coffee House: Celene McDonald; Here’s the Scoop: TCVB/Sandy Gordon; Dori’s: TCVB/Sandy Gordon


Upper Highway 108 DODGE RIDGE (209) 965-3474 • Dodge Ridge Rd., Pinecrest Cozy bistro, lunch, coffee, sodas. Open seasonal. $ 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. $-$$$ MC/V/R PINECREST LAKE RESORT/THE STEAM DONKEY (209) 965-3117 • 421 Pinecrest Lake Rd., Pinecrest Lunch, dinner, full bar. $$ STRAWBERRY INN (209) 965-3662 • Hwy 108, Strawberry Steaks, burgers, salads, ribs, breakfast, lunch, dinner, full bar. $-$$

ZOE COFFEE HOUSE (209) 586-7006 • 24680 Highway 108, MiWuk Village Zoecoffeehouse.com Providing premium coffees and teas, delicious sweet or savory Crepes, desserts and soft-serve ice cream. $

COPPER GRILL AT SADDLE CREEK RESORT (209) 785-7400 • 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis SaddleCreekGolf.com Breakfast & lunch daily, dinner Friday and Saturday, full bar, beer, wine cellar. $$$

Regional

IRONSTONE VINEYARDS (209) 728-1251 • 1894 Six Mile Rd., Murphys Lunch, gourmet deli, special event dinners, wine. $-$$$

CHEF DAVE COOKS! (209) 928-1306 • dave4dessert@gmail.com ChefDaveCooks.com Your own personal chef, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or special events. Mediterranean & a variety of other cuisines. $$-$$$

JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO RESORT (800) 822-WINN • 12222 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson Prime rib, steaks, seafood, buffets, breakfast, lunch, dinner. $-$$

Steam train rideS AT RAILTOWN 1897

Home to the Historic Jamestown Shops and Roundhouse, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and its vintage trains have appeared in hundreds of movies and TV shows since 1919. Visit today!

Roundhouse Tours n Vintage Movie Props n

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Depot Store Weekend Train Rides (April – October)

Fifth Avenue & Reservoir Road, Jamestown www.railtown1897.org (209)984-3953

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Guest Laundry

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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.

Gold Country Guest House 743-5892 22501 Sawmill Flat Rd. Harlan House 533-4862 Harlan-house.com • 22890 School House Rd.

B&B

95-150

Union Hill Inn 533-1494 • 888-533-4667 UnionHillInn.com • 21645 Parrotts Ferry Rd., Sonora

B&B

150-195

All Seasons Groveland Inn 962-0232 18656 Main St. • allseasonsgrovelandinn.com

B&B

125-175

Berkshire Inn Bed & Breakfast 962-6744 • 888-225-2064 19950 Highway 120 • berkshireinn.net

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Big Creek Meadow Guest Ranch 962-1942 10551 Smith Station Rd. at Hwy. 120 • bigcreekmeadowranch.com

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105-205

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The Blackberry Inn 962-4663 • 888-867-5001 7567 Hamilton Station Loop • blackberry-inn.com

B&B

165-295

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The Cub Inn 962-0403 • 19301 Elder Lane • thecubinn.com

B&B

95-180

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110-395

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The Inn at Sugar Pine Ranch 962-7823 • Fax: 962-6641 21250 Highway 120 • sugarpineranch.com

135-225

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Lillaskog 962-1818 • Fax: 962-1828 27557 Packard Canyon Rd. • lillaskogyosemite.com

144-214

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Red Tail Ranch Guest House 962-0863 • 22307 Ferretti Rd. red-tail-ranch.com • Deborah@red-tail-ranch.com

125-189

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

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Yosemite Region Resorts 962-4396 • 800-962-4765 mtnleisure.com • 18687 Main St., Ste. A

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Yosemite Ridge Resort 962-6877 • 800-706-3009 7589 State Hwy 120 • yosemiteridge.com

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79-225

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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 Hotel Charlotte 962-6455 • 800-961-7799 • Fax: 962-6254 18736 Main St. • HotelCharlotte.com

Yosemite Riverside Inn 962-7408 • Fax: 962-7400 800-626-7408 • 11399 Cherry Lake Rd. • YosemiteRiversideInn.com Yosemite Rose Bed & Breakfast 962-6548 • Fax: 962-7750 866-962-6548 • yosemiterose.com • 22830 Ferretti Rd. Yosemite Westgate Buck Meadows Lodge 962-5281 800-253-YOSE(9673) • yosemitewestgate.com • 7633 Highway 120

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A Lovely Place 586-2583 • 22511 Confidence Rd. • alovelyplace.com

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El Dorado Motel & Gift Shop 586-4479 • (888) 894-8580 22675 Black Hawk 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 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

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Lodging Guide JAMESTOWN Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Royal Carriage 984-5271 • 888-227-8891 abvijamestown.com • 18239 Main St. Country Inn Sonora 984-0315 • 800-847-2211 18730 Highway 108/49 • countryinnsonora.com 1859 Historic National Hotel 984-3446 • 800-894-3446 18183 Main St. • national-hotel.com Jamestown Railtown Motel 984-3332 • 800-252-8299 Fax: 532-6401 • 10301 Willow St. • P.O. Box 1039 Miners Motel 532-7850 • 800-451-4176 • Fax: 532-6401 18740 Highway 108/49 Victorian Gold 984-3429 • 888-551-1851 10382 Willow St.

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SONORA Barretta Gardens Inn B&B 532-6039 barrettagardens.com • 700 S. Barretta St. Bradford Place Inn 536-6075 • 800-209-2315 bradfordplaceinn.com • 56 W. Bradford St. Gunn House Hotel 532-3421 • Fax: 533-2310 GunnHouseHotel.com • 286 S. Washington St. The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed & Breakfast 352-4333 KnowlesHill.com • 253 Knowles Hill Dr. Inns of California 532-3633 • 800-251-1538 innsofcaliforniasonora.com • 350 S. Washington Quail Hollow One (Apartment/Suites) 533-1310 Fax: 533-1553 • 20230 Grouse Way • quailhollow1.com Rodeway Inn Sonora 536-4694 128 S. Green St. • rodewayinnsonora@gmail • choicehotels.com The Sonora Inn 532-2400 160 S. Washington St. • thesonorainn.com

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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 Sparks Ranch Resort 588-0555 • 15550 Tuolumne Rd. SparksRanchResort.com

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Camp Sylvester Resort 965-3172 campsylvester.org •Dodge Ridge Road, Pinecrest

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Christmas Tree Inn 586-1005 • 800-399-3900 thechristmastreeinn.com • 24685 Hwy 108, MiWuk

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Kennedy Meadows Resort (closed in winter) 965-3900 kennedymeadows.com • Hwy 108

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TV

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Cabins at Strawberry 965-0885 • 888-965-0885 cabinsatstrawberry.com • 31888 Hwy 108, Strawberry

Kitchen/Fridge/Micro

100-290

Guest Laundry

Brezina & Good Realty 965-4080 • 965-3578 31900 Hwy 108, Strawberry • brezinagoodrealty.com

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Fireplace

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Pool/Swimming

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Lodging Guide TUOLUMNE The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort 928-9300 • 877-747-8777 19398 Tuolumne Rd., Tuolumne • blackoakcasino.com

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The Lodge Christian Center Retreat 586-7008 miwuklodge.com • 24680 Highway 108, Mi Wuk Village

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Long Barn Lodge 586-3533 • 800-310-3533 longbarn.com • 25957 Long Barn Rd.

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Our Sierra Cabin 810-4891 • Fax: 879-0777 oursierracabin.com • 25931 Scenic Dr., Long Barn

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Pinecrest Area Rentals 669-1401 • 800-273-0740 pinecrestarearentals.com

140-480

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Pinecrest Chalet 965-3276 • Fax: 965-3472 pinecrestchalet.com • pchalet@mlode.com • 500 Dodge Ridge Rd.

75-375

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Pinecrest Lake Resort 965-3411 pinecrestlakeresort.com • 421 Pinecrest Lake Rd., Pinecrest

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Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort 223-1677 • 800-822-WINN • jacksoncasino.com 12222 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson

59-239

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Saddle Creek Resort 785-7415 • 866-785-7829 • saddlecreekgolf.com 1001 Saddle Creek Dr., Copperopolis

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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

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Yosemite National Park Lodging 801-559-4869 • 9001 Village Dr. • YosemitePark.com

B&B

95-1,100

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Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites (559) 683-3555 • 40644 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst, 93644 YosemiteSouthgate.com

B&B

79-359

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Yosemite West Cottages 559-642-2211 • yosemitewestreservations.com PO Box 36, Yosemite National Park 95389

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Angels Camp RV & Camping 736-0404 • 888-398-0404 3069 Hwy 49, Angels Camp

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Columbia 49er RV Ranch 532-49RV 49rv.com • 23223 Italian Bar Rd.

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Marble Quarry RV Park 532-9539 • 866-MQRVING (677-8464) marblequarry.com • 11551 Yankee Hill Rd. New Melones Lake 536-9094 • 877-444-6777 recreation.gov • 6850 Studhorse Flat Rd. Glory Hole Tuttletown - 2 Group Camps

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GROVELAND/HIGHWAY 120 Don Pedro Recreation Agency 852-2396 • Fax: 852-2780 donpedrolake.com• 10200 Bonds Flat Rd., La Grange, 95329 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 Yosemite Lakes Resorts 962-0108 • 800-533-1001 Fax: 962-0106 • stayatyosemite.com • 31191 Hardin Flat Rd. Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging 962-7690 • 20450 Old Hwy 120 • yosemitepines.com

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February

8-9: USSA Ryan Lavagnino Classic 965-3474 DodgeRidge.com 22: Ski & Board-A-Thon 965-3474 DodgeRidge.com 22-23: Memorial Hall Antique Fair, Tuolumne 928-4877 VaultArt@goldrush.com

March

Calendar of Events 2014

The following are just some of the great events that take place throughout the year. For a complete and detailed listing of all events, please visit YosemiteGoldCountry. com/Events. All numbers have (209) area code unless otherwise indicated.

Summer Concerts

• Twain Harte—Concert in the Pines: Sat. nights June thru August • Tuolumne City at Memorial Park, Weds. June thru September, 6 pm. • Jamestown at Rocca Park Sat. in September, 3pm-6pm.

Farmer’s Markets

• Sonora—Stewart & Theall St. Sat. morning May 17 thru October 18, sonoraca.com. • Groveland at Mountain Sage Nursery. Fri. afternoon & Sat. morning, May-October. • Tuolumne City at Memorial Park Weds. June thru Sept. Market at 4pm, Concert at 6pm. • Jamestown at 5th Ave. & Hwy. 108, May thru October.

Downtown Sonora Second Saturday Art Night Out Monthly 2ndsaturdayartnight.org

January

17-Feb. 15: 27th Annual In-Focus Photography Exhibition, Jan. 25th at 5 pm. Tuolumne County Arts Alliance, 532-ARTS (2787) tuolumnecountyarts.org 18: All You Can Eat Crab Feed, Tuolumne Memorial Hall, Tuolumne. 5-7 pm. 928-1616 19-25: Tuolumne County Restaurant Week 288-2277 YosemiteGoldCountry.com/restaurantweek

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1: 35th Annual Gala – Sierra Repertory Theatre 532-3120 sierrarep.org 7-9: 28th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire. 800-350-1814 SonoraCelticFaire.com 8-9: Habitat All Mountain Challenge Food & Fire Festival 965-3474 Dodgeridge.com 15: 154th Annual Fireman’s Ball Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St. 532-7890 29: Dodge Ridge Annual Spring Fling Golden Egg Hunt 965-3474 DodgeRidge.com

April

5: Pond Skim, Drail Brewfest & Live Music at Dodge Ridge 965-3474 DodgeRidge.com 5-6: Opening Weekend, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park 984-3953 railtown1897.org 11-13: Spring Rendezvous, Camp Six Bits, Chinese Camp. 785-2128 12 & 19: Wildflower Trains, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. Train departs at 4:30pm. 984-3953 railtown1897.org 12-13: Home and Garden Show, Mother Lode Fairgrounds 532-7151 UnionDemocrat.com 13: 38th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting, Columbia State Historic Park GoColumbia.edu/foundation 20: Victorian Easter Parade & Egg Hunts, Columbia State Historic Park 536-1672 columbiacalifornia.com 26: Annual Sonora Spring Festival, Downtown Sonora. sonoraca.com

May

10: National Train Day, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park 984-3953 Railtown1897.org 10-11: 57th Mother Lode Round-up Parade & Rodeo, Downtown Sonora. Parade on Sat. morning, Pro-rodeo Sat. and Sun. MotherLodeRoundup.com 17: Black Oak Casino 13th Anniversary Celebration and Indian Market, Tuolumne (877) 747-8777, BlackOakCasino.com 29-Jun 1: Columbia Diggins 1852. $5 admission. School tours by reservation. 536-1672, columbiacalifornia.com

June

1: “Where the Hell is Groveland” Car Show, Mary Laveroni Community Park. 962-0429, Groveland.org 7: Singing Rails Railroad, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park 984-3953, railtown1897.org 7: Jamestown Antique and Wine Faire 984-0888, jamestownca@org 14: Tuolumne County Farm and Ranch Tour, Groveland area, 10am-4pm. $8 in advance or $10. FarmsofTuolumneCounty.org 14-15: 48th Annual Father’s Day Fly-In, Columbia Airport, 8am-5pm, $5. 533-5685 fathersdayflyin.com


July

4: Glorious 4th of July Celebration, Columbia State Historic Park 536-1672 columbiacalifornia.com 4: July 4th Parade,Twain Harte. Events begin at 9am, parade at 11:30am. twainharteba.com 10-13: 77th Annual Mother Lode Fair, Sonora 5327428 MotherLodeFair.org 25-Aug. 10: 45th Annual Bear Valley Music Festival 753-2574 BearValleyMusicFestival.org 26: Rods to Rails, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and Main Street in Jamestown. jamestownca.org 26-27: 37th Annual Arts and Wine Festival, Twain Harte, 10am-5pm Sat. and Sun. 586-4482 fireonthemountain.com twainhartecc.com

August

2: Battle of Sawmill Flat, Columbia State Historic Park near Eagle Cottage dcmmld@wildblue.net 8: Magic of the Night, Downtown Sonora. sonoraca.com 29-Sept.1: Filmfest Twain Harte (925)548-4602 filmfesttwainharte.com

September

6: “Who Let the Ducks Out”, Twain Harte Lake 5861976 twainharteba.com 13-14: 48th Annual Me-Wuk Indian Acorn Festival, mewuk.com 20: 49er Festival, Parade and Chili Cook-Off, 962-0429 Groveland.org 21: 42nd Annual Columbia Art Show 536-1672 columbiacalifornia.com 27: 32nd Annual Fiddle and Bango Contest, Columbia State Historic Park. 536-1672 columbiacalifornia.com 27: 31st Annual Poison Oak Show, Columbia. 536-1672 columbiacalifornia.com 27-28: Memorial Hall Antique Fair, Tuolumne. VaultArt@goldrush.com, 928-4877. 27: Pioneer Day, Jamestown. 984-0888 jamestownca.org

October

4 Pine Mountain Lake Airport Day, Groveland pmlaa.org 4-5: Celebrate Art Weekend. 532-ARTS(2787) tuolumnecountyarts.org 4-5: 9th Annual Twain Harte Octoberfest Fundraiser. twainhartecc.com

5-27: 38th Annual Sonora Bach Festival. Concert, musical events at various locations. 536-2399 sonorabach@gmail.com 11-12: Harvest Festifall, Columbia State Historic Park. 536-1672 columbiacalifornia.com 17-19: Sonora All Hallows Fantasy Faire, Mother Lode Fairgrounds. AllHallowsfaire.com 24-26: 62nd Annual Mother Lode Art Association Art Show 588-0959. 25: Harvest Celebration and Parade in Jamestown. Trick-or-Treat on Main Street 11am- noon, Parade at noon. Jamestownca.org

November

7-9: ITSA Film Festival, Sonora Opera Hall. 962-0342 itsafilmfestival.com 28-29: Hometown Crafters Christmas Craft Faire, Sonora Opera Hall, 536-9625 28-30: 40th Sonora Christmas Craft & Music Festival, Mother Lode Fairgrounds. fireonthemountain.com 28: Sonora Historic Downtown Christmas Parade, 5:30 pm. 532-7725 sonoraca.com 28-29: Christmas Faire in Groveland, Groveland Community Hall. 962-0429 Groveland.org 28-Dec. 21: Columbia Candy Kitchen Candy Cane Making, Columbia State Historic Park. Every Sat. and Sun. 536-1672 columbiacalifornia.com

December

5: Christmas Parade, Twain Harte, 5 pm. 586-1976 twainharteba.com 6: Santa & Tree Lighting, Groveland at Mary Laveroni Community Park. 962-0429 Groveland.org 6,13,20: Celebrate the Season with Santa, Jamestown. jamestownca.org 13-14 & 20-21: Miner’s Christmas in Columbia. 536-1672 ColumbiaCalifornia.com 14: Christmas Equestrian Parade, Columbia State Historic Park 823-3538 cjohargreaves@verison.net 14: 32nd Annual Las Posadas Nativity Procession, Columbia State Historic Park, 5:30pm. 5361672 columbiacalifornia.com 19: Annual Pop Hudson Community Sing, Courthouse Park downtown Sonora, 12:30 pm. UnionDemocrat.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. Photos: Sonora Christmas Festival: Richard Burleigh/Fire On The Mountain; Groveland Parade: Terri Metz; Farmers Market: Lisa Mayo; Mother Lode Parade: Lisa Mayo

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