Bed & Breakfast and Lodging
Experience a piece of California history in the California Gold Rush towns of the Sierra Nevada Foothills and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You’ll find the perfect place to rest your head at a California Gold Country bed and breakfast.
Following the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill near Coloma in 1848, wagon loads of prospectors descended on the Sierras Foothills in hopes of striking it rich. Visit the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park to see where to all began. Head to Nevada County to the north and visit Grass Valley, the Gold Rush’s richest city. Today visitors can explore the mine at Empire Mine State Historic Park. In downtown Nevada City, more than 90 brick storefront and Victorian homes line the streets offering one of the best preserved Gold Rush towns. Take a trip to El Dorado County, just east of Sacramento, to enjoy a Placerville bed and breakfast, wine tasting, shopping, restaurants, art galleries, golfing and hiking. Head to Amador County Wine Country where you can enjoy a variety of activities including mine and cave tours, biking, fishing, swimming, antiquing and cultural events. Or take a guided history tour of Amador County’s historic Gold Rush towns of Sutter Creek, Plymouth and Jackson. Go in search of Mark Twain’s “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” Feast your eyes on the giant Sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park and the Stanislaus National Forest. Visit the Calaveras County towns of Murphys and Arnold offering wine tasting, art galleries, antique shops and museums. Tuolumne County to the South is also rich in Gold Rush history. Sonora is known as the “Queen of Mines” as gold mining was the driving force of the city in the 1850s. Today, Sonora is home to museums, art galleries, live theatre, festivals and special events throughout the year. The neighboring towns of Jamestown, Columbia and Twain Harte, allow unique Gold Country experiences. View stream trains and former gold camps or take a ride on the Wells Fargo Stage Coach. There’s a treasure in store for everyone in the California Motherload. http://www.cabbi.com/search/regions/Sierra%20Nevada%20Foothills%20-%20Mountains/