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Reviewed 31 October 2017

The Hotel did an elaborate job of decorating the hotel and holding a highly attended Halloween Party for the areas population. Both a live band in one area and also a DJ in an adjoining area. Had dinner and breakfast there and the menu choices and food preparation was satisfying to everyone. The bar drinks were not watered down and were a reasonable non inflated price. A good time was had by all, however I being used to a king size bed had to really adjust to sleep in a double bed. This is the price of staying at Historic Hotels. LOL

Date of stay: October 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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1  Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

After not being able to get to our original hotel over the pass( as all three passes) were closed, we stumbled into Mokelumne Hill by chance, more to ask advise from a local.
A very helpful local called Bob confirmed another 4 hour drive if we were to carry on and at this point we gave up the ghost and voiced we needed a hotel nearby. His reply was to point across the road at a fantastic saloon hotel and said there is one over there. Here our two day experience of Mokelumne Hill and The Leger Hotel began.
A small community of 500 people and a town that was from the Gold Rush era. The main street including the hotel had not changed too much. It was like going back in time. We had two separate rooms for our two night stay. Both were really charming. The rooms are pretty much as you would expect to have seen back in the owns heyday, also very spacious. No tv's or fridges in the room which really added to it . Big sash windows that you could lift up and step out onto the upstairs veranda. Was lovely. We ate in the hotel that night and the food was delicious. The drinks in the bar were also well priced. All of the staff from the Leger were really helpful and very friendly and helped make our stay so memorable. The hotel has a lot of history with a little surprise in the basement.
Also there is the Renegade Winery across the street which has live music on a Friday. All of the locals gather here. A really friendly community and most people willing to socialize.
Also not too far from Big Trees State Park and bigger ( but not so big) gold Rush town called Murphys, which had quite a few wine tasting houses . Both are really worth a visit.

All in all this turned our disaster into an absolute pleasure and one of the favourite points of our holiday.

Date of stay: September 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Brenda A
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Booked this hotel on a road trip. I had read reviews so sort of expected what the hotel was like. We were both nervous and excited tbh considering we normally stay in modern city hotels with all mod cons.

Mokelhulme is a very small community but it has a lot of history and character, same as the hotel. We must have been allocated the smallest room in the hotel (George). As we only had a two night stay we didn't mind but managed to have a look at other rooms before we left. The rooms are all different but decorated and furnished in the style and charm and history of the hotel. Imagine the gold rush era of the USA.

There was no tv, phone, fridge, microwave etc in the room but that added to the charm.

The manager Chrissy and all the staff made us welcome and would do anything for us, if required.

We ate in the hotel bar on both nights and fully recommend the bar menu, probably the best food we had eaten on our trip. A big thumbs up to the barman Wesley who served us well. We mingled and chatted with other customers and must say that they were a friendly and interesting crowd, both locals and travelers.

The hotel has a pool to relax in the Summer heat. It is worth reading up on the history of the hotel and town when you visit and take a peak in the hotel basement, very unusual.

If time to spare take a visit to the local attractions including Murphy and the spectacular Big Trees.

A very enjoyable stay, we may never experience that sort of hotel again but if ever in the area I would definitely book in again, may be in a larger room.

Room tip: George was on the small side, ask for a larger on suite room if available.
Date of stay: September 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank steview411
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

I stayed with my son and his girlfriend for 2 nights and we loved it. Up front I will say that if you want every convenience available in a modern hotel, then stay at one!! (no minifridge or bathroom fan were the only things lacking) ( I did not want a tv!) But if you want to stay at an an historic, haunted hotel in a very cool town then you have found it. They also have a pool that is open to the public. I went walking the first day and not only did nearly everyone I passed either wave or say hello, but in this town of 546 people I found public tennis courts and a riding ring...because the townspeople wanted them. And most of the homes and yards are well-cared for. We chose McColumne Hill so that we could day trip to Moaning Caverns and Natural Bridges, which we did the next day and they were fabulous, but the hotel stay stood out just as much. Rooms and beds were very comfortable and well lit. My son went into the lobby bathroom on the first day and saw the shadow of 2 feet in the stall next to him, but when he was done he found no more shadows and no one else in the bathroom...he was pretty pleased and figures that qualifies as having seen a ghost! Because the hotel has not been unoccupied for more than 2 weeks since 1851, it has not been subject to ADA modifications - which, since the hotel is on a hill, would be impossible to do anyway. The hotel is undeniably charming, really old (but the ac works great!)(ok it's a little noisy, but you know they had to do some serious retrofitting to even get it in there) and it is the social hub of the town, plus the owners strive to keep it that way by scheduling regular events, including a Thursday afternoon social, and twice a month open mic nights in the saloon. My son and his girlfriend took advantage of that as they play guitar and sing and they loved their 15 minutes of fame!
if you are looking for a cool place to stay in Gold Country look no further, this is as good as it gets!

Room tip: The even numbered rooms are the haunted ones!
Date of stay: August 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Made reservation based on posted pet friendly policy and what looked like a charming place to visit. We called about the pet policy as we travel with a caged cockatiel which is a small quiet bird. We were told that the pet policy only allows dogs and no birds. As I view it, they would therefore allow a potentially loud, destructive and shedding animal for the $20 per night, but not a totally benign pet as is ours. The reason was given as "we are a historically important property with antiques etc." which makes no sense, given that dogs are welcome but our little bird is not. For the life of me, I cannot understand this as it makes no sense. So a word to the wise, if you have any animal besides a dog, don't bother with this hotel. We canceled.

Room tip: Unless your pet is a dog, forget about it.
Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
2  Thank David H
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