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This was an amazing place for the price we paid. The night before we paid almost the same price (only ten bucks cheaper) to stay in a tent which was at the same distance from Yosemite National Park! The room was clean and had private bathroom and shower. The building was a Victorian home with lots ...
It was a good hotel with great breakfast, comfortable stay
The rule in this area (because of fires) is very strict : we haven't been able to be 5 in the room (3 adults + 2 kids) So we had to take another one. But the staff was very comprehensive and in the end it was very comfortable for us. It was clean though ants had made their way in our room near the ...
The Sonora Inn is a beautiful hotel on the corner of the Main Street in town. It is very convenient to all of the shops and restaurants. Most of the staff was very friendly and helpful, however one of the staff was no help at all. He did not know the area well and was unable to answer our questions. ...
Inns of California is a quaint hotel with two buildings the Gold Rush building and the 49ers building. We stayed in the 49ers building. This hotel is in the downtown district of Sonora and is conveniently located near restaurants and within walking distance of the local supermarket. From what I gathered, ...
The area surrounding Yosemite National Park has a fascinating history. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains are home to many small towns and villages with a big past – for this is the heart of Gold Rush California. In the late 1800s thousands of people looking to get rich quick made their way to the miners’ camps here to go gold prospecting. Many of these camps are now modern towns or villages, and there are plenty of historic buildings and museums to visit.
Choose a hotel in Coulterville, Sonora, Mariposa or Jamestown if you would like to stay in a historic hotel in Yosemite National Park. Whether you’re looking for proximity to historic sites and museums, or you’d like to stay in an original 19th century building, there is a historic inn, lodge or motel in Yosemite for you.
Visit the town of Bodie – California’s official Gold Rush Ghost Town – and walk through its deserted streets, exploring original shops and imagining what it was like as a bustling town full of gold prospectors over 100 years ago. For even more detail, hit some of the excellent Gold Rush museums in the area: try the Tuolumne County Museum in Sonora, the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa or the Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum.
The centre of Jamestown is a great base for history fans. It’s full of period buildings, including some historic hotels. While you’re in town, visit the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and check out a superb collection of old steam trains, many of which have been used in Hollywood films.
To learn about the history of Yosemite National Park head to the visitor centre in Yosemite Village. The nearby Yosemite Museum is full of fascinating exhibits focusing on the culture history of the native Miwok and Paiute people, including live demonstrations of traditional skills.