As you climb out of the California Gold Country and the foohills become deeply forested you come to Dorrington at 4,800 feet elevation . The hotel is a charming two story historic hotel with five bedrooms in the main hotel and a separate cabin. The bedrooms are good sized and decorated in the bed and breakfast country style with very comfortable beds and excellent linens. The five bedrooms share two immaculate, spacious bathrooms. Although all five bedrooms were in use on the weekend we were there, it was quiet and the bathrooms were always available and stayed just as tidy as they were before being used.
There is a small lobby and a comfortable front porch,complete with rockers.
If you need TV, Wi Fi etc. this is not your spot.
The big surprise is that you don't have to go anywhere for a great meal. Although the continental breakfast is quite simple, dinner is very special. The hotel has an excellent steak, fish, chicken restaurant with a French accent provided by the owner/host, Marc Lanthier. Interesting wines-- and if you buy wine from the local county and bring it, there is no corkage fee. Also, next to the hotel is their bar and casual restaurant (burgers,et) with an active pool table and plenty of local color.
Great spot for exploring the gold country and relaxing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a couple rooms or the entire Hotel which is perfect for accommodating up to 10 guests in Beautiful Downtown Dorrington! Located just steps away from the acclaimed Lube Room Saloon, this Historic Hotel has all of the amenities to enjoy a relaxing, quiet get-away. The second floor has 5 bedrooms and 2 shared bathrooms. Each bedroom with its own unique personality and charm is furnished with beautiful antique pieces, charming decorations and comfortable queen size beds. The first floor of this hotel was once a restaurant, but we have recently restored the first floor which now offers a comfortable sitting area with an antique fireplace, flat screen TV, free Wifi, a large dining table for larger groups with access for Caterers to an industrial kitchen and 2 restrooms. French doors open up to the back deck area with an amazing view of the mountains and a vast open meadow. You have access to the meadow for playing frisbee, throwing football, etc. We also have a separate cottage with a queen bed, fireplace, full bathroom and kitchen. Located within walking distance are scenic trails and fire roads with endless views for hiking , mountain biking, or cross country skiing in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Great swimming at Whites Pines Lake in Arnold. Bring your canoe or kayak and paddle the crystal clear Utica, Spicer, and Alpine Lakes. Bear Valley Ski Resort, Bear Valley Cross Country Ski Resort and the Bear Valley Music Festival are 20 minutes up the hill on Highway 4. The hotel is 5 miles up from Arnold and about 15 miles from Murphys - a gold rush town known for their excellent wines and great restaurants. The Stanislaus River is approximately five miles down the road. The day use area has picnic tables, barbecues and provides easy access into the river. Excellent place to have a picnic, fly fish or cool off with a nice swim. Located close to wineries, lakes, rivers, golfing, caverns, Bear Valley Ski Resort and Stanislaus National Forest. Guests will have access to the Big Trees Village Recreation Center with 2 swimming pools, tennis courts, picnic grounds and various rec center activities. And if you're still looking for something else to do, you will also have access to the Sequoia Woods Country Club - a private 18-hole golf course nestled amongst evergreens with a great swimming pool and clubhouse. ... more less
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