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Snow Play – 7 Different Ways to Enjoy the Snow in Calaveras’ High Sierra

Looking for new ways to enjoy family snow days? From adrenaline pumping adventures to gentle forays into a winter wonderland, Bear Valley and the snowy Calaveras County High Sierra corridor have got you covered. Read on for our top 7 favorite ways to enjoy the snow in and near Calaveras County along the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway during your …

Murphys: The Jewel Box Creekside Cottage

The cottage sits alone on the property in a private setting surrounded by nature. Perfect getaway for a family or several couples looking to relax and experience everything Murphys has to offer. Enjoy the private access to Angels Creek with several hundred feet of creek right outside the backdoor. In the summer the creek is typically calm and shallow enough …

Angels Camp: Utica Mansion

The Utica Mansion, built in 1882, is one of the most significant buildings within the historic gold rush community. In addition, it is the only house in the town dignified with the adjective “Mansion”. Due to its construction and remodeling by the Leeper and Lane mining families and its long-time association with the Utica Mine, the largest and most important …

Enjoy Holiday Magic in Calaveras – Open Houses & More

Holiday magic in Calaveras County means you’ll be singing along with carolers, enjoying street musicians, munching on free goodies from downtown businesses and warming up with wine strolls. To top it all off, we’ve even got chestnuts roasting on an open fire. And it’s all happening from Thanksgiving weekend through to New Year. Read on for details. Happy Holidays!¬†Find what’s …

Where to Find Fall Colors in Calaveras and Beyond

Tracking fall colors is an art that locals know well. But to find fall colors takes patience. Some years fall colors creep up on you like a playful scamp and take you by surprise, ruffling green leaves with a dusting of yellow as early as late August. Other times, fall colors explode on the scene in unison, as if by …

Murphys: Calaveras County Dia de Los Muertos (Murphys Day of the Dead)

Murphys Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos is a heartwarming celebration of those we’ve lost. We honor this festival’s Mexican roots with traditional music, dancing, ofrendas, Catrina and Catrin participants and community spirit. Join us for the celebration in Murphys Community Park from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, featuring face painters, Folklorica dancers, Rondalla musicians, and artisan …

Calaveras County PSPS FAQ – Know Before You Go

Ready to learn about traveling through Calaveras County during Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event? Traveling throughout northern and central California during the fall means preparing for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) planned Public Safety Power Shutoffs. The public (including residents, visitors, information centers, hotels and businesses) receive notice from PG&E at the same time. Since PSPS events are influenced …

Valley Springs: Dee Dee’s Cafe

Conveniently located just off Hwy 12 in Valley Springs, Dee Dee’s Cafe (formerly Campbells Kitchen) is the perfect place to get breakfast, lunch and now on the weekends, dinner! Enjoy outside seating and amazing daily specials seven days a week!                

San Andreas Area: California Cavern, State Historic Landmark

Originally called Mammoth Cave, California Cavern was California’s first show cave and is its longest cavern system. Depending on the season, the guided cavern walk tour can be 45 minutes to 80 minutes long featuring an enchanting trail with beautiful crystalline cave formations in historical and recently discovered pristine areas. The cavern walking tour takes you through several passageways into …

Explore the Top Calaveras October Events

In case you haven’t heard, fall in Calaveras brings next level fun, particularly in the month of October. From gorgeous fall hikes and drives, to over the top goofy events and classic family fun, exploring haunted hotels and more, Calaveras’ October events pack a punch! Read on to get the low down on local favorite Calaveras October events, below. (Featured …

Your Guide to the Biggest September Events in Calaveras County

Looking for the biggest events Calaveras has on offer in September? You’ve come to the right place! Read on for the rest of our biggest September Events in Calaveras County, listed in chronological order below. (Featured image above: Ironstone Concours d’Elegance Amphicar I Courtesy of Ironstone Concours Foundation – photographer Ron Kimball) If you want to learn how to save …