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Hotel Leger

8304 Main Street , Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 USA (Show map)
24 Reviews
$70 - $175
per night

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First built in 1851 during the early days of the California Gold Rush by German immigrant George Leger, this historic hotel was destroyed by fires and rebuilt three times, most recently in 1874. Located in the town of Mokelumne Hill, the richest strike of the Mother Lode, it is still operating as one of the oldest hotels in California. Once the County seat of Calaveras County, the original County courthouse and jail were purchased by George Leger in 1864 and are now part of the hotel. Featuring historic rooms filled with antique furniture, the original saloon, and a beautiful backyard courtyard with a pool and three 150-year old orange trees, the Hotel Leger is a wonderful place to experience the history of the California Gold Rush days.

Rooms & Rates

1-Boitano Suite

One of our larger suites, facing Main Street with balcony access. Includes a spacious furnished sitting area, fireplace and private en suite bathroom with tub/shower. This is a pet-friendly room!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $105-$135

2-Garamendi Suite

This is the largest of our upstairs rooms and includes a large sitting area, marble fireplace, private en suite bath and shower with tub,and balcony access. Sorry, this room is NOT pet-friendly!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


6-Fischer Suite

This lovely large room is located in the quieter rear portion of the building. It has two double beds and a private en suite bathroom. Please note this room is NOT pet-friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double


7-George's Room

Cozy and cute room for two, this was George Leger's room. Private bath across the hall. Oh it's rumored to be HAUNTED as well!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double


8-Lombardi Room

A comfortable room facing the rear courtyard, providing a quieter location. Private bathroom with clawfoot tub (no shower) located in the hall directly adjacent to the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $95-$120

10-Dell'Orto Suite

A spacious room with a private en suite bathroom with tub/shower, located in the rear corner of the building facing the pool courtyard. Pet-friendly room!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double


11-McCartney Suite

Charming room with private en suite bath, two double beds, and balcony access - this room can connect to Room 12 to make a two room suite - perfect for families! Also a pet-friendly room!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $110-$140

13-Peek Room

A spacious room with sitting area and balcony access facing Main Street. Private en suite bath with tub/shower. Pet friendly!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double


3-Lafayette Suite

This is a large room with a furnished sitting area, a fireplace and balcony access. Shared hallway bathroom with shower. This room can accommodate a rollaway bed for one additional guest.

When combined with Room 5, this two-room family suite has exclusive access to the bathroom directly across the hall. This is a pet-friendly room!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $100-$125

14-The Courtyard Suite

Our largest accommodations, this 2-room suite is the only one located downstairs with direct access to the rear courtyard. Featuring a separate living room, a small kitchenette, private en suite bathroom and a separate bedroom with a Queen high-rise 4-poster bed with pillow top mattress. Sorry, no pets in the Courtyard Suite!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin


Best Available Room

Step Back in time and enjoy staying in our beautiful 1800's historic Gold Country inn. The Hotel Leger has a full service restaurant and saloon, and we offer full service event facilities as well. The onsite Whitewater Grill & Saloon is open for dinner 5pm-9pm Thursdays through Mondays, and for lunch from 12Noon to 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 13 rooms, most have a private bath, some have fireplaces and balcony access. We look forward to giving you a unique experience and outstanding customer service! Rates range from $70-$125 weekdays and $95-$175 on weekends and holidays.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath

12-Edith Irvine Room

A charming comfortable room with a double bed and balcony access. Shared bath in the hallway, or private bath when combined with Room 11 as a 2-room suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double


9-Greve Room

One of our smaller, yet still very comfortable rooms, located in the rear of the building. Very quite, exposed stone wall, ceiling fan. This room has a shared hallway bath and is perfect for the budget-minded traveler. It is also a pet-friendly room!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double


5-McSorley Room

One of our smaller yet very comfortable rooms. Facing Main Street, with balcony access, it can be combined with adjacent Room 3-Lafayette Suite for a 2-room family suite sharing a single (private) hallway bathroom. Also pet-friendly!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double


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  • Guest room3.8
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining3.8

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rustic historic

3.4 on July 02, 2014

1851 historic hotel, in "rustic" shape, with friendly people and decent dining with good service. Access balcony through your window! private bathroom functional but needs upkeep. Shared bathroom fine, but would be helpful to have extra towels & toiletries stored in there. Beds are a bit short for taller folks, but comfortable.

Our stay at Hotel Leger

3.8 on June 27, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Climbing out the window onto the balcony was different and special.

Hotel Leger and Whitewater Grill and Saloon is an outstanding experience….

4.8 on June 07, 2014

Hotel Leger and Whitewater Grill and Saloon is an outstanding experience…. If you are looking for some one on line to haggle over the price, there are lots of places for you to stay. Personally preferred are hands on professionals that love what they do and do it well. THIS IS THE PLACE. The first clue was the absence of the need to extort the first nights lodging charge in advance. They trust you until you prove otherwise. The rooms are much as they were, ”in the day”. The exception is the WiFi connection. In place of piped in Musac, on the weekend local bands play in the saloon. The volume while it could be heard, was just right to help me nod off listening to a rendition of Johnny B.Good. Best for last….. dinner time, maybe a thawed grilled chicken breast or a steak, USDA “good” grade? Nope! I was wrong and worried at the same time. Quite a menu, with no pictures of the food. The offerings were upscale but not pretentious. The fish chowder was chosen as the starter. Right mix of stock, cream, butter and garlic to be yummy. Fish and shellfish tender, not chewy or stringy. At this point I was concerned. My vision was of a chef from the Bay, that was being held against their will and being forced to cook in the dungeon. (they do have a jail in the basement) This person knew what they were doing. My attractive dinner date(wife) tried Chicken Marseilles. Fresh mushrooms and a sauce reduced to perfection. The decision was made to ignore my doctor completely and order the Fettuccini Alfredo. Following the same care given the chowder, this dish rivals or exceeds the same served anywhere. Sunday afternoon is a jazz BBQ in back, around the pool. Igor is let out of the dungeon to cook in public. While he is capable of speech, he will not share info on the rub used on the tri-tip. Requirements: Understand the difference between perceived and real quality. Have your eyes and senses available to appreciate.

Great getaway destination.

4.2 on May 25, 2014

Great "Getaway" destination. Lots to do in the area and innkeepers were very knowledgeable and helpful in making our stay a great one.

Our Wonderful Getaway

4.0 on May 13, 2014

We decided to go to Mok Hill and visit it again. We had stopped there on our way up to Crater Lake about 2 years ago and said we would come back. On a whim I decided to make a reservation for one night at the Historic Leger and suprise my mate. It was on a Wednesday that I made the reservation for the following Friday. Using the online system was a breeze. We arrived at 18:30 on Friday and were warmly greeted by Anthony and he told us of the open mic nite in the Whitewater Saloon. I didnt bring my guitar this trip but he said I could borrow his and that he will be there. We went up to our cozy little room which had no amenities ie television, phone, etc but did have a nice view of the pool and courtyard. We were told nobody was in the adjoining room, were shown where our bathroom was. We got dressed up for dinner and went down to the Whitewater. We had a lovely dinner and about the time we were through the music started. I did get to play that night for about 5 or 6 songs and had em out on the dance floor. we decided to go to our room. My girl went to our bathroom and while she was out she had left the door to our room ajar i heard the door next door open and a little old man in a blue plaid shirt started walking down the hall. I said hi and he just kept looking forward and walking. I got up to see where he was going and he was gone. I did not say anything to my girlfriend until the next day for fear that we too might have had to be gone if she knew. All in all it was a lovely time and we hope to return very soon.

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Location Type

Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country


Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 66 miles

Directions to property:

From Sacramento Airport:
Take I-5 south to CA-99 south to CA-16 east to CA-49 south to Mokelumne Hill

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Caves, Fly Fishing, Spa Services, Golfing, Hiking, Lakes (Boating, Fishing, Skiing, Swimming), Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Fireplaces and ceiling fans available in some room, Continental breakfast included, Concierge service

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Internet Service, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Awesome Halloween party at this haunted hotel!, Spaghetti Western Wednesdays! Call for Info!, Weekends Live Music in the Historic Saloon, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Swimming pool on premises
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Non-refundable pet fee; limited to certain rooms

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card required to hold confirmed reservations
  • Cancellations: Cancel by calling hotel directly at least 72 hours prior to arrival (3pm day of arrival) to avoid cancellation fee of one night room and tax.



Leanne Sparvel

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  • Time Served: 7am-9am
  • Serving Location: Frank's Cafe - 1/4 mile, Breakfast Room

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8304 Main Street , Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 USA (Show map)

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