The City of Angels Camp was proclaimed an official Kindness Zone on February 17, 1997. Since then they have been very busy spreading kindness throughout the region. Angels Camp is an absolutely beautiful place. Located in the Goldrush country of Central California, East of San Francisco and Sacramento and North of Los Angeles. Ideally situated at 1379 feet elevation with a population of 3,150. High enough to be above most of the winter valley fog, the extreme summer heat and below most of the winter snow. Weather is all ways near perfect. Angels Camp residents are the nicest people and in a constant state of being. That state of being includes prosperity and kindness. The local merchants and towns people have dedicated there selves to the goal of creating a kinder and gentler place. With the Angels Camp community’s huge support this has become an Ideal place for ”Reggae in the Hills”
The county is rich with vacation opportunities and weekend getaways for adventurists, families, friends and now reggae music lovers . Calaveras County hosts outstanding summer outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, boating, golf, kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, caving, gold panning and wine tasting. In the winter, skiing at Bear Valley, cross country skiing and snowshoeing is available for visitors to enjoy. Also nearby is Calaveras Big Trees, Mercer Caverns and Moaning Caverns, some of California’s most popular state parks.
RECEIVE 15% OFF RATE WHEN BOOKING WITH CODE “REGGAE”
600 N. Main St., P O Box 521 Angels Camp 95221
On-line reservations available; unique specials and packages. Smoking/non-smoking and pet rooms; suites equipped with microwaves, mini-refrigerators and in-room coffee. Seasonal pool, computer center, free WiFi, laundry facilities and espresso. AAA Approved.
Angels Camp Resort
123 Selkirk Ranch Rd. Angels Camp 95222
Spacious condominiums feature a full kitchen, gas fireplace, and furnished patios. All condos are incorporated in a resort atmosphere that includes an outdoor pool and spa, tennis courts, exercise facilities, and game room.
Angels Camp Vacation Suites
1287 S. Main St., Angels Camp 9522
To have the beauty of yesteryear and the modern convinces of fully furnished luxurious suites that include full bathroom and kitchen with all the amenities. Historic downtown Angels Camp; where Mark Twain stayed.
Best Western Cedar Inn & Suites
444 S. Main St., P O Box 50 Angels Camp 95222
Angels Camp’s newest and most elegant inn. Pool, hot tub, exercise room. Microwaves, refrigerators, and 4 HBO channels, free high speed Internet and Internet kiosk. Fireplaces, whirlpools available. Continental breakfast.
Cooper House Bed & Breakfast Inn
1184 Church St., P O Box 1388 Angels Camp 95222
Comfortable suites with fine linens, private baths and no common walls between rooms. Complimentary: Open Wine Bar, Hors d’ouevres, late night dessert, gourmet breakfast, wireless internet, full satellite TV and excellent service.
Gold Country Inn Motel
toll free (800)851-4944
720 S. Main St., P O Box 728 Angels Camp 95222
The best lodging value in Angels Camp. AAA approved. Oversized rooms include wireless internet, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee-makers, hair dryers, cable TV, covered BBQ area, and deluxe rooms with plasma TV’s.
Greenhorn Creek Vacation Cottages
Managed by Murphys Vacation Rentals Greenhorn Creek Resort, Angels Camp 95222
Beautiful 2 or 3 bedroom cottages, in prestigious Greenhorn Creek. Homes available on the golf course or steps from the pool and tennis courts. Make this a vacation to remember!
Jumping Frog Motel
(888)668-0988 or (209)736-2191
330 Murphys Grade Rd., P O Box 27 Angels Camp 95221
Home style comfort motel in quiet park-like setting. Cable TV with HBO, AC, BBQ & kitchen outside. In-room coffee/tea, hair dryer, microwave, refigerator and wireless internet. AAA approved. Commercial/Corporate/Senior Discounts.
Tryon Ranch Vacation Rental
1655 Tryon Rd., P O Box 100 Angels Camp 95222
Beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada foothills, thousands of acres of trails to explore on foot or horseback, lush gardens, and room for your entire family in a historic, beautifully furnished home.
California Zip Lines (open daily, year round)
(209)736-2708 or (866)762-2837
5350 Moaning Cave Rd. Vallecito 95251
Race high above the beautiful Gold Country foothills at up to 40 mph on thrilling twin zips 1/4 mile long! Check website for weight limits. No experience necessary. Also ride tandem and super style.
Angels Camp to San Andreas Bike Ride
Length: 16 miles
Climbing: Approximately 600 feet, return is 1600 feet
Road or Mountain Bike. Start: Go 10 miles down Dogtown Road to Fricot City Road. Go about 200 yards to Calaveritas Road. Turn left and go about 6 miles to San Andreas. Turn left onto Mountain Ranch Road to downtown to San Andreas, about ½ mile. Highlights: Very low traffic, historic mining towns of Dogtown, Calaveritas and San Andreas. Visit the county’s museum and check out historic San Andreas.
Bear Valley Adventure Company
#1 Bear Valley Road. P O Box 5120 Bear Valley 95223
Flatwater kayak and mountain bike rentals, lessons and sales, fishing supplies and bait, gas, mini mart, maps and information.
Black Chasm Cavern, National Natural Landmark (Open daily, year round)
(209)736-2708 or 866-762-2837
15701 Volcano Pioneer Rd. Volcano 95689
Explore beautiful trails and chambers in this enchanting National Natural Landmark cave on 50-minute guided walk tours. See sparkling flowstones, stalactites and hugh clusters of rare, crystalline helictite formations.
California Cavern-State Historic Landmark (open year round)
(209)736-2708 or 866-762-2837
9565 Cave City Rd. Mountain Ranch 95246
California’s first show cave, delighting visitors since 1850, features an enchanting trail with beautiful cystalline formations in historical and recently discovered pristine areas. Also available-wild cavern expeditions by reservation. Fantistic gift shopping for books, science, nature, mineral and gem supplies and educational toys.
Glory Hole Recreation Area
Length: Road Bike – 8 miles of low traffic roads
Mountain Bike – 18 miles of single track, 4 connecting loops: Carson, Frontier, Buckbrush and Angels Arm
Surface: Road bike – smooth asphalt Mountain bike – all dirt
Climbing: Lowest to highest, about 340 feet
Start: Road bike – Glory Hole Sporting Goods Market
Mountain bike – various parking lots – look for the trailhead
Highlights: Scenic, wildlife, exercise and endurance
Gold Cliff Mine (available year round by reservation)
(209)736-2708 or 866-762-2837
Angels Camp 95222
Step back in time and explore this historic gold mine on a 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hour Adventure trip combining challenging exploration with Gold Rush history and folklore.
Sheep Ranch Rd., P O Box 509 Murphys 95247
Beautiful, unusual crystalline formations; stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, curtains, Angels wings, and more. Nature proves herself an artist and welcomes visitors year round to see her in this magnificent subterranean wonderland.;
Moaning Cavern-(Open daily year round)
(209)736-2708 or 866-762-2837
5350 Moaning Cave Road off Parrotts Ferry Rd. Vallecito 95251
Decend deep underground on a guided walk tour, rappel by rope 165-feet or reserve a challenging Adventure Trip. Above ground, race 1/4 mile on thrilling twin zip lines or climb our new custom climbing tower.
536 North Main St. Angels Camp 95222
132 Bear Valley Rd., Bear Valley 95223
Have FUN renting a three wheeled SPYDER roadster motorcycle and explore California’s historic gold rush country and mountainous alpine splendors like Yosemite National Park and California’s Scenic Hwy 4 Byway. No motorcycle license needed!
Murphys Winery Bike Tour
Head West on Algiers to Main Street. Be sure to stop by Malvadino and Zucca Mountain Tasting rooms. Take a left onto Main Street and head over to Black Sheep Winery. From there, go back South on Main and hit Twisted Oak Winery, Milliaire, Domaine Becquet and French Hill. You may also stop at the Stevenot Tasting Room downtown, but if you’re more ambitious, head west on Sheep Ranch Road. You’ll do a little climbing on this scenic route into San Domingo Valley where Stevenot Winery is nestled in the canyon. As you head into the canyon, just remember you’ll be climbing back out!
From Murphys Park, you may want to head south on Algiers and then take a left onto Six Mile Road. Go about 1 mile to Ironstone Vineyards. It’s just a slight climb and evens out at the top. Grab lunch at their fabulous deli! Upon leaving you can either take the easy ride back into Murphys or extend your ride: Coming out of the Ironstone parking lot go right. The asphalt will soon turn to gravel. Meander down this pretty road and you will soon overlook Gerber Vineyards. Stop at the quaint tasting room and learn about Laraine Wines. Continue on Six mile Road and make a left onto Highway 4. Ride the highway back to Murphys, but don’t miss Chatom Vineyards in Douglas Flat – it’s right on the way!
Highlights: History, Food, Wine and Spectacular Scenery.
Natural Bridges Hike
This beautiful two-mile round trip hike will lead you to spectacular limestone caverns that have been carved out by Coyote Creek. Getting There: Highway 4 to Parrots Ferry Road. Go about 4 miles and park at the marked trail head.
Sutter Gold Mine (open daily, year round)
(209)736-2708 or 866-762-2837
13660 Historic Highway 49 Sutter Creek 95685
See the Mother Lode from the inside! Tag in, board the boss buggy shuttle and journey deep underground on a 1-hour tour in this modern hard rock gold mine.
The Big Loop
Angels Camp to Murphys and back to Angels Camp bike ride.
Length: 20 miles
Surface: 90% Asphalt; 10% Graded Dirt
Climbing: Approximately 1600 feet
Road or Mountain Bike
Start: Dogtown Road in Angels Camp. Go about 6 miles to San Domingo Road. Follow San Domingo Road to Sheep Ranch Road, about 4 miles. Turn Right onto Sheep Ranch and you’ll climb into Murphys. You may return to Angels Camp via Murphys Grade Road by taking a right or take a left and return to Angels Camp via Highway 4 (this is the safer alternative).
Highlights: Rural route so very low traffic, Stevenot Winery, Mercer Caverns, Historic downtown Murphys, beautiful scenery and photo ops.
Copper Valley Trail Company
403 Town Square Rd. Copperopolis 95228
Thousands of acres of gorgeous horseback riding!Lakeside and creekside trails, bass pond fishing, overnight horse camping. Trailhead store with souvenirs, gold-panning, gem mining and pony rides. Specializing in family adventures!
Horse and Barrel
2000 Nickerson Lane Murphys 95247
Saddle up with Horse and Barrel for a rural adventure in California’s premiere gold and wine country. Relax in beautiful vineyard landscapes on horseback while enjoying Calaveras’ award winning wines.
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Highway 4-three miles east of Arnold
Few natural wonders rival the majestic beauty of the two magnificent groves of giant sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Campgrounds, picnic areas and miles of hiking, biking, snowshoe and cross country trails(cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter) make Calaveras Big Trees one of the county’s most popular year-round destinations. Interpretive center includes visual and hands-on exhibits about the Park’s history and natural environment. Staff and trained docents conduct a variety of summer interpretive programs for all ages. Reservations can be made by calling Reserve America 800-444-PARK.
Columbia State Historic Park in California
Columbia State Historic Park in California offers California visitors an “up close and personal” glimpse into the days of California’s Gold Rush in the nineteenth century. With a treasure trove of museums, diplays, tours, theater, local events and shopping opportunities, your friends and family can learn all about the facinating history of this period.
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Corner of 5th Ave. & Reservoir Rd., P O Box 1250 Jamestown 95327
Known as “The Movie Railroad”, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park has been featured in hundreds of movies and TV shows. Historic roundhouse tours plus steam train rides and special events (weekends April-October).
Stanislaus National Forest, Calaveras Ranger District
5519 Highway 4, P O Box 500 Hathaway Pines 95233
Whether it’s adventure or relaxation let the Calaveras Ranger District draw you into its immense beauty, rugged canyons and clear streams. Free Stanislaus Traveler available at District Office, open Monday-Saturday (summer)
11700 Wade Ln. Burson 95225
Overnight accommodations feature lakeside camping, RV sites and furnished cottage and motel units. Excellent Bass and Trout fishing provide year-round fishing access. Water sports available at Lake Camanche include water-skiing, personal watercraft, and wakeboarding.
New Hogan Lake – US Army Corps of Engineers
(209)772-1343 2713 Hogan Dam Rd. Valley Springs 95252
Lakes Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills 30 miles east of Stockton, is the perfect place for camping, water sports, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Make reservations through www.recreation.gov (877)-444-6777
New Melones Lake/Bureau of Reclamation
6850 Studhorse Flat Rd. Sonora 95370
12,500 acre-lake with camping, day-use, hiking, biking, boating, wildlife viewing. 305 campsites and 2 group camps reservable year round. Coin-op showers, no hook ups. Entrance gates open 4:00am to 11:00pm(Winter 9:00pm) Boat launch, day use, trails. Interpretive programs. Visitor Center and Museum.
Pardee Lake Recreation
4900 Stony Creek Rd. Ione 95640
One of the most beautiful settings in the Mother Lode. Easy drive from valley and bay area locations. Perfect outing for day or weekend of picnicking, camping, fishing, RV’ing and relaxing with the family.
Black Sheep Winery
221 Main St.
Black Sheep is different from the rest. Find us in the little yellow house on Main Street near Alchemy. Home to “True Frogs,” our whimsical line of frog wines. Open daily 11-5.
Bodega del Sur
457 S. Algiers #C
Featuring limited production premium wines from Calaveras & Sierra Foothills vineyards. Our tasting room offers a unique atmosphere with a Latin flair which perfectly complements the flavors and texture of our wines. Salud!
Broll Mountain Vineyards
106 Main St., Murphys 95247
PO Box 6245, Arnold 95223
Broll Mountain Vineyards produces 100% estate bottled Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Roussanne as well as olive oil from their Murphys vineyards. Open Friday-Sunday 1-5, and Monday-Thursday by appointment.
Calaveras Winegrape Alliance
(209)728-9467 or (866)806-9463
PO Box 2492
24 Tasting Rooms, A World of Attractions, A New Adventure… Major annual events include President’s Wine Weekend, Winegrape & Gourmet, Passport Weekend, Vineyard Tour & BBQ, Grape Stomp and Holiday Festival of Wines.
(209)736-6500 or (800)435-8852
1969 Highway 4, Douglas Flat 95229
PO Box 2730, Murphys 95247
Award-winning wines and a beautiful garden setting (bring a picnic!) We invite you to discover our hand-crafted wines from our estate vineyard. Join us for a complimentary tasting daily 11-5.
Courtwood Wine Tasting Tours
Wine Tours are our Specialty! Personalized tours for two to six people. Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting: Local pick-up and return, picnic lunch, water, guided tastings and information. 2011 AWD van.
Frog’s Tooth Vineyards
380 Main St., Suite 5
Frog’s Tooth Vineyards grows grapes for local wineries and estate made wines. Our medal winning wines are available to local Calaveras restaurants, markets and in our tasting room.
419 Main St. Murphys 95247
4667 French Gulch Rd. Murphys 95247
Hatcher Winery features limited-production premium wines from Calaveras, Sonoma and Sierra Foothill vineyards. Visit our historic cellar tasting room in downtown Murphys (across from Grounds Restaurant). Open daily during summer and Thursday-Monday during winter 11-5.
Indian Rock Vineyards
Owned and Operated by the Bauer Family
1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Rd.
Indian Rock Vineyards provides a wonderful setting for afternoon picnics or simply tasting our award winning wines. Our vineyard is planted into 14 different varietals. We are open Friday-Sunday 12-5.
2849 Highway 4
Wines made with the finest, most flavorful grapes blended to perfection, creating the best wines available. Located on the corner of Highway 4 and Parrotts Ferry Rd., use Batten Road entrance. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2-5. Saturday and Sunday, 11-5.
1894 Six Mile Rd.
Sierra Foothills winery and entertainment complex offering tours and tasting. Tours feature aging cavern, landscaped gardens and amphitheatre. Enjoy the Alhambra Pipe Organ, Heritage Museum and Jewelry Shop. On-site delicatessen.
Laraine Wines/Gerber Vineyards
3675 Six Mile Rd.
Nestled in the Sierra foothills with breathtaking views, Laraine Winery is one of the most beautiful vineyards in the region. Sample handcrafted wines in a relaxed and tranquil environment. Open Friday-Sunday 11-5.
Metate Hill Vineyards
448-C Main St.
We grow only Spanish varieties and craft wines inspired by the most famous wine regions in Spain. Visit our tasting room featuring Spanish décor and products. Open Friday-Monday 12-6pm and Tuesday-Thursday by appointment.
276 Main St.
Milliaire wines are marked by richness and balance expressing the personality of each vineyard, specializing in Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Port. We invite you to enjoy our award-winning selections. Open daily 11-5.
403 Main St.
Combine hand-farmed varietals with years of local industry experience and you can expect exciting things from this new generation of Calaveras vintners. Open Monday–Thursday 12-5, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11-5:30.
458 Main St., #3
Stevenot is proud to be part of a long tradition of producing world-class wines in the Sierra foothills. Come enjoy this tradition as Stevenot Winery celebrates its third decade of producing Sierra Foothills wines.
202 Main St. & Big Trees Rd.
PO Box 21, Vallecito 95251
Award winning, sustainably farmed estate grown wines. Culinary and wine tasting events. Catering available. Ask us about our “Wine Club”. Open Thursday-Monday and Tuesday-Wednesday by appointment.
Twisted Oak Winery
Tasting room: 350 Main St., Murphys 95247 or
Winery/Tasting room: 4280 Red Hill Rd., Vallecito 95251
Award-winning wines from varietals grown in Calaveras and surrounding foothills. Winery/tasting room in Vallecito open daily until 5:30. Wines, vineyards, views, and Rubber Chicken Forest! Historic tasting room Downtown Murphys open daily until 5:30.
Val du Vino Winery
634 French Gulch Rd.
A crowning achievement among California’s Boutique Wineries, we passionately ensure that the Val du Vino label is synonymous with excellence. Visit our winery/tasting room in the historic barn at the west end of Main Street.
Zucca Mountain Vineyards
Tasting Room (209) 728-1623
Tasting Room – 431 E Main St.
Experience great wines in a three-story tasting room with a cave-like cellar. Taste award-winning Barbera, Sangiovese, Syrah and other delicious wines daily from 12-5 and in our wine bar Friday and Saturday from 5-8.