Marvelous historical hotel in a beautiful location. Daffodil Hill, the great Black Chasm Caverns (as a family, we have hit all the public caverns in California) and the absolutely stunning Indian Grinding Rock park and combine it with a quaint little town with yummy pie, good food and nice comfy room and inviting staff. The grounds around the hotel are simply stunning, a picture postcard of a giant 3 story hotel in the lovely mountains. The entire staff felt like family.
When we were told that with a Thursday night stay, we got to stay ALONE in the hotel, we thought that was something out of a movie but felt honored to occupy the large house. We were able to view all the rooms before deciding on one. If you are a "sensitive" and you know what I mean when you read this, then I am forewarning you for being prepared. However, the place was utterly charming and I had a nice chat in the morning with the sweet lady caretaker about all of our experiences from our evening alone in the giant house with its invisible occupants.
One thing I am happy about staying here, my husband, who doesn't believe in ghosts things, became a believer in the middle of the night. I have a photograph of him the next morning, completely exhausted. Perhaps we got the brunt of it because we stayed alone, or because I could pick up on their activity. Would I go back again...? Yes, only to clear the property. I did speak with a young gal from Volcano the next day, around 19 years old, who said she won't get near that hotel because she is scared to death of it. However, all others, you probably won't notice a thing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The St. George Hotel is located in Volcano-the “Gem of the Mother Lode”, slightly off the beaten path in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California. This 3-story building with wooden balconies is the first thing you’ll see upon approaching the entrance to town. The St. George Hotel is listed on the national Register of Historic Places.The main Hotel was built in 1862. It is a 3-story brick building with 14 inch thick walls. The Hotel, built by B.F. George, was named “The St. George” to “thwart the demonic Fire Dragon”. The first two Hotels on the site (Eureka in 1853 and Empire in 1859) were destroyed by fire. The Hotel was known in the late 1800’s as the best Hotel in the County. The Hotel was one of the first 3-story buildings in the State, and Volcano is one of the original Gold Rush towns in the Mother Lode.The main Hotel has 14 guestrooms on 2 floors, two with private baths and the remainder with shared bathrooms. An additional one-story annex building, built in the 1960’s, offers 6 rooms with private bathrooms and televisions. Want to bring your dog? No problem. We have one room in the annex which we allow your pet to stay with you for an additional nominal charge. In 2003 the “Garden Cottage” was added and features a private deck, queen size bed, fireplace, double Jacuzzi tub, shower, television and DVD player. At the back side of the property, the Zinfandel Conference Center offers a perfect setting for meetings, gatherings or conferences with its small kitchen, separate queen bedroom and spacious area for seating in the living room and a television.The lovely and magical grounds of the St. George are a joy in every season. They are perfect for outdoor wedding ceremonies, receptions, summer teas and parties. The Daffodils and Tulips in Spring time and the grand trees and flowering bushes in summer provide privacy and shade and offer beautiful outdoor sitting areas throughout the gardens for reading, meditating, or reflecting on simpler times. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- St George Hotel