1859 National Hotel in Jamestown, California - Sierra Foothills Gold and Wine Country

For Reservations call 800-894-3446

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"In a region that abounds with history, the National Hotel stands very tall in reminding you
of California's heritage"- Best Choices in Northern California


Allow your mind to wander into the past as you drive by places named Chinese Camp, French Flat, Poverty Hill, and Mi Wuk Village.

Highway 120 offers year-round access to Yosemite National Park. Come and discover Spring flowers and Fall foliage.

The elevation ranges from 1,405 feet in Jamestown to 9,628 feet at Sonora Pass. With a population under 60,000, Tuolumne County is one of the least populated counties in California.

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Jamestown located in the beautiful Sierra Foothills - alive with the history of the famous Gold Rush era.

From San Francisco Bay Area,

East Bay and San Jose
Highway 580 to Highway 205, to Manteca, then Highway 108/120 to Jamestown

From Fresno
Highway 99 North to Merced. Then take Highway J59 North to Highway 108 - East to Jamestown and Sonora

From Sacramento
Highway 99 South to Manteca, then Highway 108/120 to Jamestown and Sonora

From Stockton
Highway 99 South to Highway120/108 East to Jamestown and Sonora

From Yosemite
Highway 120 North to Highway 108 - East to Jamestown and Sonora

From South Lake Tahoe
Highway 89 South to Highway88, West to Jackson. South on Highway 49 to Sonora and then Jamestown

Approximate distances from selected
cities in California and Nevada

Oakdale, CA

34 miles, .5 hours

Yosemite National Park, CA

45 miles, 1 hour

Modesto, CA

50 miles, 1 hour

Stockton, CA

60 miles, 1 hour

Fresno, CA

95 miles, 1.5 hours

Sacramento, CA

105 miles, 2 hours

San Jose, CA

130 miles, 2.5 hours

San Francisco, CA

133 miles, 2.5 hours

South Lake Tahoe, CA

150 miles, 3 hours

Monterey, CA

170 miles, 3.25 hours

Reno, NV

185 miles, 3.5 hours

Santa Barbara, CA

260 miles, 4.5 hours

Los Angeles, CA

350 miles, 6.5 hours

Las Vegas, NV

620 miles, 9 hours

From Reno
Highway 395 South to Highway 108. West to Sonora then Jamestown. Sonora Pass is open during Summer and Fall only. When closed, use directions from Lake Tahoe.

From Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove
Take Highway 156 East to US-101/156E towards Hollister. Continue to Highway 152 East. Go over Pacheco Pass and continue East, past Los Banos. Take Highway 59 to Merced and then J59 North to Sonora & Highway 108 East to Jamestown and Sonora.

Travel safe. We look forward to your visit.
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1859 Historic National Hotel ~ Reservations:(800) 894-3446
Proprietor Stephen Willey, Your Host since 1974
18183 Main Street • P.O. Box 502 • Jamestown, CA 95327
Phone: (209) 984-3446 • Fax:(209) 694-4864
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Member of Small Elegant Hotels
Member of the California Bed & Breakfast Association

Original Site Design by GG Gruel

This page contains directions and maps to historic lodging and fine dining. The 1859 Historic National Hotel of Jamestown, Ca is located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, (known as the Mother Lode), in Tuolumne County, near Yosemite National Park, between Calaveras County and Mariposa County. This AAA rated accommodation or bnb, is 3 hours South of Lake Tahoe, 2 hrs South of Sacramento and 2-3 hrs East of San Francisco. Located off highways 49, highway 108 & highway 120, near the towns of: Groveland, Sonora, Murphy's, Twain Harte, Chinese Camp & Angels Camp, this highly acclaimed bed and breakfast inn is situated within short distances of Bear Valley Ski Resort, Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, Calaveras Big Trees, Columbia Gold Rush Park, Lake Don Pedro and Lake Tulloch (Copperopolis), Pinecrest, Railtown 1897 State Park and Stanislaus National Forest, in addtion to, Moaning Caverns, Coulterville and Knights Ferry. This bandb, or b&b is also a starting point to venture into this foothill region, whether your interest is antiquing, backpacking, bike riding, boating, caverns, canoeing, fishing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, natural history, prospecting, rafting, sailing, shopping, skiing, snow sports, stagecoach rides, steam trains, theatres, whitewater rafting, wine tasting, sipping foothill wines, riding steam trains, or simply relaxing, The National Hotel is the perfect alternative accommodation or bandb, for meeting planners, seminars, reunions, weddings, receptions and romantic getaways. Our highly acclaimed restaurant provides for fine dining with an emphasis on Mediterranean cuisine. A full service original saloon, extensive wine list and espresso bar is also to be found. The Historic National Hotel, is the perfect country inn for anyone looking for romantic and historic elegance in the gold country.