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

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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.

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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.

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  • 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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