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Celebrate Mothers with Champagne Brunch at Murphys Historic Hotel

Murphys, CA...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!

History of the Murphys Historic Hotel

The Murphys Hotel was first opened in the summer of 1856 by James Sperry and John Perry, and was known for many years as the Sperry & Perry Hotel. The hotel thrived as the natural stopover for Matteson’s Stage en route from the railhead at Milton to the Calaveras Big Trees, which had just been discovered by A.T. Gus Dowd in 1852. The grove of giant sequoias was one of the greatest natural wonders of the nineteenth century, attracting people from all over the world. Mercer Caverns, discovered in 1885 by Walter J. Mercer one mile away from the hotel, also enticed many visitors to the area, as did the rich gold diggings.

Notable guests who stayed at the Murphys Hotel during its early years include Mark Twain, Horatio Algiers Jr., John Jacob Astor, Thomas J. Lipton, J.P. Morgan, and former President Ulysses S. Grant. Copies of the original registration signatures of these notables may be viewed today in the hotel’s lobby. The original register now resides at the Calaveras County Museum in San Andreas.

Fire destroyed most of downtown Murphys and damaged the hotel in 1859. The hotel was protected because of it’s stone construction and iron shutters, and was restored and reopened in 1860. The hotel was operated by a succession of owners over the next 100 years, undergoing two name changes, first to the Mitchler Hotel and then, in 1945, to the Murphys Hotel. In 1963, a group of 35 investors purchased the hotel. Former University of the Pacific students, they had been coming to the hotel since 1942 as members of the informal Murphys Ale and Quail Club, and called their investment group the “Murphys Ale and Quail Corporation.” Numerous improvements were made to the facility over the years, including the addition of the two motel wings just west of the original structure.
In 1978, several original members as well as two new investors formed a new corporation called MAQ, Inc. The group achieved a listing for the hotel on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2003, long-time Calaveras county resident Dorian Faught became the sixth owner of the Murphys Hotel. Under Faught’s guidance, additional enhancements and improvements to the hotel were made, with close attention to preserving the character and feel of this very historic facility. in 2012 a trio of managers took over operations to help guide the nineteenth century hotel into catering to 21st century guests.

Over 150 years after it first opened, the Murphys Hotel still hosts travelers touring the central Mother Lode region while also functioning as the true center piece for the downtown Murphys business community. Local fraternal, service, and professional organizations use the hotel for their monthly meetings, and the hotel regularly hosts seminars, retreats and board meetings for a number of state associations, cities and other organizations from outside the area. The Murphys Hotel is not simply a preserved relic of the nineteenth century. Rather, it proudly continues its long-standing tradition of serving the needs of its community and travelers from around the world.



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