Columbia State Historic Park
Columbia State Historic Park is a year-round getaway offering a unique blend of museums, displays, town tours, live theater plays, shops, restaurants and attractions. It is one of California’s best preserved gold rush towns. The City Hotel and the Fallon Hotel are Historic Country Inns of Columbia State Park, in Columbia, California just three miles north of Sonora California.
The town of Columbia offers a variety of activities for visitors of all ages and interests. Columbia is located approximately an hour and fifteen mintues northwest of Yosemite National Park and 20 minutes from Lake Don Pedro and New Melones Lake, for fishing, boating and swimming. Columbia is also close to Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley for skiing. There are several caves and caverns nearby for exploration and many wineries to visit in both Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties as well.
The City Hotel and its sister, the Fallon Hotel, are elegantly appointed with Victorian antiques, custom crafted wall coverings and beautiful lithographs.
Services at Columbia State Historic Park include:
19th Century Country Inn Rooms
Columbia City Hotel Restaurant
Gold Rush Era Saloon
Great Location for Family Reunions and Wedding Receptions
Sierra Repertory Theatre productions at the Historic Fallon Theatre
Stay at the City Hotel or Fallon Hotel and be centrally located for many fun activities.
From San Francisco: Take 580 East over the Altamont pass. Then take 205 through Tracy. Take I-5 Northbound and bear right onto the Highway 120 (Yosemite) exit and follow it to Highway 99 North. Stay in the slow lane as you will immediately exit to continue on 120 into Oakdale. From Oakdale take Highway 108/120 East into Sonora. Then go North on Highway 49 to Parrotts Ferry Road. Take Parrots Ferry Road into Columbia.
From Los Angeles: Take either Highway 5 or Highway 99 North through the Central Valley. If you take Highway 5, you will cross over to Highway 99 before you get to Merced. In Merced, take Highway 59 North (V Street) to Snelling. Just past Snelling, turn left onto J59 and continue until you get to Highway 108. Go East on Highway 108 into Sonora, and then take Highway 49 North to Parrotts Ferry Road. Take Parrots Ferry Road into Columbia.
From Sacramento (Option 1): Take Highway 16 through Rancho Murieta. Take Highway 49 South into Tuolumne County and then go left onto Parrotts Ferry Road. Take Parrotts Ferry Road into Columbia.
From Sacramento (Option 2): Take Highway 99 South and cross over to Highway 49 either via Highway 12 from Lodi, HIghway 4 from Stockton, or Highway 108 from Manteca. Then follow Highway 49 to Parrotts Ferry Road. Take Parrotts Ferry Road into Columbia.