In the Gold Rush days this was the Wells Fargo stop. If you had just hit GOLD this was your place to stay. I would say that ending up at Cary House is still your reward. When you walk in through the front door you will see Manager "Chester," or "Amy" or "Joel" sitting 'in the window' at the end of a long glass display case, which contains the original guest book (signed by Mark Twain +). The place is full of papable history (an 1853 Chickering Square Grand Piano) The elevator is the "second-oldest west of the Mississippi" and yet, speedier than most today. My room had a kitchenette, a sitting room! and King Bed. I spent three nights in this friendly and fun historic town on business. I plan to return there for fun and look forward to staying at Cary House. by the way they have a Continental Breakfast which breaks the mold—the size and variety of the 'food groups' could be a training table for a sports team. For any other meal, aand a Latte, just step next door to The Courtyard Cafe—owned by Dave Morrill—a former "Computer Guy" who gave up that life to create a wonderful cafe with delicious fresh soups, salads, sandwiches—with more to come, as he is expanding from the front of the building all the back. I live in Redondo Beach, CA—I kept fogeting where I was 'up there.' I think that is a compliment to all involved. Thank you. Brian
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- Also Known As:
- Lexington Historic Cary Hotel
- Lexington Historic Cary Placerville