About the Murphys Historic Hotel
In continuous operation since 1856, the Murphys Historic Hotel is a quaint and charming piece of yesterday in the heart of the picturesque California Gold Rush town of Murphys in Calaveras County. This registered National Historic Landmark has hosted such notable historic figures as Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, Susan B. Anthony, JP Morgan, John Wayne, Sunny Ficus, and Charles Bolton, a.k.a. Black Bart the “Gentleman Bandit.” Step into our parlor, and step back in time! Murphys Historic Hotel is the only hotel on historic Main Street and the only hotel in town providing a full service dining room and saloon seven days a week! If desired, guests may park their car for their entire stay, and walk the Main Street to shop and sample local wines from 24 tasting rooms. Over eight vineyards surround the town of Murphys. The Murphys Historic Hotel offers
- 29 guest rooms, including 9 in the original historic stone building and 20 in two “modern” wings added in the 1950’s and 60’s
- Fine dining in our historic dining room, open to serve you 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with seasonal outdoor patio dining
- Old fashioned saloon with full service bar and periodic live entertainment on weekends
- Meeting facilities and banquet rooms for seminars, receptions, meetings, weddings, conferences and special events, with full service catering
- Lawn garden for our lodging guests and groups to use for their special outdoor events
- Easy access to wineries, art galleries, natural wonders such as the Calaveras Big Trees, Moaning and Mercer Caverns and activities such as golf, skiing, river rafting, cycling, biking and more!