Tuolumne County offers the perfect alternative for your next meeting, conference or corporate event.
Lodging facilities range from historic Gold Rush-era inns for small groups to traditional hotels for groups of 100 or more to rustic retreats with rates that haven’t been seen for years.
Meeting and event venue options include historic landmarks, an entire Gold Rush-era town, a historic train, a boat on a lake, traditional meeting venues and outdoor venues with some of the most spectacular mountain scenery found on the planet.
In these days of tight budgets, it’s tough to come up with reasonably priced creative options… but we’ve got it all and more! Trade the traffic for historic roads. Trade the cookie cutter facilities for something historic, yet business friendly, or use one of our more traditional facilities in this beautiful setting. Parking is free, the air is fresh, the food is great and attendees will be treated to top-rated facilities and cuisine.
Consider the City Hotel in Columbia State Historic Park (the best preserved Gold Rush town in California) or the Groveland Hotel, just outside Yosemite National Park, and its award-winning restaurant and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list.
Larger groups seeking more traditional facilities can choose from the Sonora Oaks Best Western in East Sonora, the Inns of California, the Sonora Days Inn in downtown Sonora or the Aladdin Motor Inn.
For a great outdoor venue, check out the Lazy Z Resort in Twain Harte, the Union Hill Inn in Columbia, Camp Sylvester at Pinecrest Lake, the Sierra Outdoor School (perfect for team building) and the Dodge Ridge Ski Resort on Upper Highway 108 with facilities for larger groups.
There are also many lovely historic bed and breakfast inns, including the McCaffrey House, Jamestown Hotel, National Hotel, Barretta Gardens Inn, the Manzanita House, Victorian Gold and the Hotel Charlotte.
You’ll find modern technology, including high-speed WiFi (free in most cases), A/V equipment and all the tools needed for a great event.
Then there’s the incredible opportunity for leisure activities should you wish to mix business with a little pleasure. Tuolumne County has outdoor recreation from hiking, horseback riding in the high country, biking, golfing, boating, swimming, zip lining in the caves, running the rapids, skiing and other snow sports.
Want a different experience? Pan for gold, go for a stagecoach ride or go for a train ride on the famous “movie train” and soak up the history of this Gold Rush-era region. Take in a live play, enjoy some of our fine cuisine and soak up the culture of this historic region.
And of course, take in Yosemite National Park: one of the world’s most visited icons.