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Murphys is an old gold-mining town in Calaveras County within the Gold Country region of California.


Historic Murphys Hotel in downtown Murphys

The walkable main street offers a number of wine-tasting rooms, restaurants, and tourist-friendly shops while providing an "old-timey" feel that hearkens back to the Gold Rush days.

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There are three golf courses, tennis, fishing, hiking, gold panning expeditions, white water rafting, shopping, winter skiing at Bear Valley plus summer water skiing on New Melones Lake.




Murphys is becoming a rival to some Napa Valley towns for vineyards and wineries, with 11 award winning wineries.

  • 1 Bodega Del Sur Winery, 457 S Algiers St., +1 209 728-9030. Tasting Room for fine wines. One of the award winning wineries in the area
  • 2 Tanner Vineyards & Wines, 435 Main Street, +1 209-728-8229, . Tasting Room and Wine Patio where wine & food pairing go hand in hand, often with live music. Active, very popular wine-centric events. Known for their estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Mourvedre, Barbera and a signature red blend Mélange de Mere. Discover a new white with their Vermentino Viognier blend.


  • Dunbar House, 271 Jones St, +1 209 728-2897, toll-free: +1-800-692-6006, fax: +1 209 728-1451, . Luxurious bed and breakfast in a historic 1880s home. $199-275.
  • Gold Country Inn, 720 South Main St, +1 209 736-4611, toll-free: +1-800-851-4944, fax: +1 209 736-4832, . Pets allowed. $50-175.
  • 1 Murphys Historic Hotel, 457 Main St, +1 209 728-3444, fax: +1 209 532-1590, . Opened in 1856, this hotel has hosted guests including President Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain. Today the historic hotel offers a saloon, restaurant, and nine hotel rooms with shared bathrooms including the Grant suite, which is available for non-guests to visit. There are also twenty modern rooms in separate buildings that include in-room bathrooms and most amenities that today's travelers expect. Guests in the historic hotel should be on the lookout for the establishment's friendly ghost "Eleanor". Parking is available on-site for guests. $95-$189 for a standard room (prices increase on weekends and in the summer). Murphys Hotel (Q12499602) on Wikidata Murphys Hotel on Wikipedia
  • The Victoria Inn, +1 209 728-8933. An elegant inn that also has a restaurant, bar, and offers weekly rentals.

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