Hotel Leger

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


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.




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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Fun, unique lodging option

4.6 on September 19, 2016

This was our second stay at the Hotel Leger. This 19th Century building and town is a fun stop in its own right, and a nice location from which to explore the southern gold country. The food was absolutely outstanding! The saloon is a great one, and a local haunt. Speaking of haunts -- no sign of ghosts during our visit...

Amador County Fair Weekend

4.6 on August 03, 2016

Fantastic location in gold country. Excellent staff and late night entertainment.

Friendly service, beautiful hotel

4.4 on August 01, 2016

Really enjoyed our stay at the historic Hotel Leger. Gorgeous rooms, amazing food, lovely (and affordable) cocktails, and really friendly service. Saturday night music in the bar that was loud and went until 12.30 is the only downside to this property. If you're an early bird and a light sleeper, make sure you can get a room that's not above the bar. But if you love to party this place is perfect for you!

nice people

3.4 on July 06, 2016

very nice people and very historic but it needs a little more improvements..

Wonderful getaway

5 on June 29, 2016

My husband and I loved staying here, the courtyard suite was clean and ready for us. Very spacey and had its own kitchenette along a fireplace. We got ours through living social and really loved our trip and the town was nice and quiet. The owner, general manager and the bartender were very sweet. I got to meet the chef too and really loved his cooking. At the bar the bartender served some delicious drinks and chef cooked up some shrimp pesto, side of salmon for me with a side of cream of garlic soup. My husband ordered fish and chips which he enjoyed. For breakfast the owner was attending the bar and taking orders and she took was very attentive. She went out of her way to give great service. The pool was refreshing and clean along w the patio. We enjoyed swimming there. On sunday they had a bbq and a pool party. Again, food was splendid. We will def. Come again.

Great place to stay

5 on June 13, 2016

Me and my wife spent the night here and have to say it was a wonderful stay. Staff was welcoming and helpful, great food, and a lovely courtyard/pool area. We would definitely stay here again.

A true gem

4.6 on June 06, 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Leger. It was absolutely charming. Great service, friendly faces. The floors are creeky, but that can be expected being its and old building full of history. My only regret is that I didn't see any ghosts.

Historical Accommodations with a Modern Mattress

4.2 on May 08, 2016

We would highly recommend the Hotel Leger as a great way to top off a trip into the Gold Country. We learned so much about that period of history during our meandering around the area, but staying at the Leger and seeing the community of Mokelumne Hill made it all come to life. From the wide plank flooring to the view over main street from our balcony, our room let us feel like we had made a trip back in time. We stayed in room #1 which was very spacious and fitted with antiques. Unlike many historic inns and B&Bs, the Leger did allow for the improvement in sleeping technology. The mattress in the antique bed was a modern marvel...THE BED WAS SOOOO COMFORTABLE. The proprietress was a delight, telling us stories about happenings in the hotel and opening the labyrinth under the hotel to show us the jail and the secret tunnels. If you have children, they would love to see this.

Fun place to staya

3.6 on April 30, 2016

A friendly place with an interesting history. We got a ghost kit that they loan you with a book and a couple simple and electronic devices for ghost detection and a few interesting results. We got a tour of the underground of the hotel part of which was a former jail. $3 martinis on Thursday nights in the saloon. Good food in the restaurant. Funky floors but a fun stay. Nice people working at the hotel

Nice place

3.8 on April 05, 2016

A nice little get away. The service was great, the room comfortable, and the food really good.

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Rooms & Rates

5 McSorley

Quaint room with a view of the town. Perfect for traveling couple interested in the Gold Country. The bathroom shared with room 3 has a shower but no tub. NOTE: This room is over the Saloon and WILL BE noisy on nights with live entertainment. Pleae check our online Events Calendard or call Hotel directly to confirm. No refunds due to noise.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

13 Peek

One of our mid-sized rooms with access to the Main St. balcony where you can relax with morning coffee or watch the afternoon sunset paint the clouds while enjoying a glass of wine. A beutiful antique double bed, dresser, armoire and chair furnish the room. Full en suite bathroom.

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

14 Courtyard

Our largest room which is located inside the gated backyard. Enjoy the courtyard setting with our three 150-year old orange trees, direct access to the pool, deck and lawn.. The 3-room suite includes a livingroom, full bath and a small kitchenette for extended stays. The seperate bedroom has a high-rise queen 4 poster bed, armoire and a small table with chairs. This room is NOT dog-friendly!

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

11 McCartney

A beautiful spacious room facing Main St, with two full beds with feather and a dresser. Original hardwood floors. Full private en suite bath. Can be combined with connecting room to make a two-room suite with three beds. Balcony access to enjoy watching the downtown atmosphere.

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

12 Edith Irvine

One of our smaller rooms, facing Main St. with a double bed and dresser, this room is ideal for the single traveler. Shares full bath in hallway with Room 9. Can also share bath with Room 11 when used as connecting room for two-room suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

1 Boitano Suite

One of our largest rooms, with original Victorian marble fireplace and a beautiful sitting area. Antique full-lsize sleigh bed with shower and tub. Balcony access facing Main St Note - This room will be noisy on nights with live entertainment in the Saloon. Please check our online Entertainment Calendar or call the Hotel directly to confirm. No refunds are given due to noise on entertainment nights.

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

2 Garamendi

Our largest upstairs, this victorian style corner room has an antique queen size bed, private bath with shower and tub. The balcony is accressable and provides a view of historic Main St. and the afternoon sunset. Also includes a large sitting area and marbled fireplace. "Staff's #1 Favorite". NOTE: This room is directly over the Saloon and WILL BE noisy on nights with live entertainment. Please check our online Entertainment Calendar or call Hotel directly to confirm. No refunds for noise due to noise.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

3 Lafeyette

A beautiful large room with full size antique bed. Features a sitting area, including an antique sofa, table and chairs beside a wonderfully romantic fireplace. This room is the perfect spot for some nice conversation, a great book, or to just relax together in front of a fire. Shared bathroom across the hallway with room 5 has a shower, no tub. NOTE: This room is over the Saloon and WILL BE noisy on nights with live entertainment. Pleae check our online Events Calendard or call Hotel directly to confirm. No refunds due to noise.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double

6 Fisher

A large room with two full size beds and a table. Has a private en suite bathroom. Located in the quieter part of the hotel, with a rear courtyard view of our 150-year old orange trees. NOTE: This room is over the Saloon and WILL BE noisy on nights with live entertainment. Pleae check our online Events Calendard or call Hotel directly to confirm. No refunds due to noise.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

7 Georges Room

George Leger, the hotel's founder, is said to still hold onto this room! Antique full size bed, dresser and desk. Rear courtyard view, and large full private bathroom 2 steps accross your private hallway.

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

8 Lombardi

Charming cozy room with ample space located in the rear of the building overlooking the courtyard. Antique full size bed, dresser and rocking chair, it is the only room with a clawfoot tub (no shower), located in the spacious private bathroom right next door to room. (hallway access). "Another staff favorite!"

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

9 Greve

Perfect for the budget-minded traveler. Featuring an antique double bed and dresser, with a view of the rear courtyard. Perfect for one person, yet still comfortable for two! This room shares a full bath in hallway with room 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

10 Dell'Orto

One of our quietest rooms, located in the rear of the building facing the courtyard, it is furthest from the bar. A peaceful getaway, it features an antique double bed with luxurious dressings and a large private in suite bathroom, with tub, shower just the right size for deep relaxation.

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

Dining Rooms

Dining / Banquets seats up to 30 per room 2 rooms avail

  • Maximum Capacity: 70


Old original basement cellar is a perfect secluded location for a private dinner or initimate gathering. Gravel floor and rock walls for that true rustic feel!

  • Maximum Capacity: 10



  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Courthouse Jail Wine Cellar

Part of the original Calaveras County Courthouse, the old basement jail/holding cell was renovated by Hotel Impossible's Design Team in September of 2012! Original limestone Available for party rentals of up to 100 people. Have your next Christmas party, Family Style Dinner, or Birthday Bash in this Tuscan Style Wine Cellar!

  • Maximum Capacity: 100

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Location Type

Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country


Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 66 miles

Directions to property:

Located near the intersection of Historic Highway 49 and CA-26, between Jackson and San Andreas. Approximately an hour's drive from Sacramento, Stockton or Modesto, and 2+ hours from the Bay Area. Click here for map -

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

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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

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Balconies outside rooms and outside of saloon
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Swimming pool on premises
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Non-refundable pet fee; limited to certain rooms
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card required to hold confirmed reservations
  • Cancellations: Cancel by calling hotel directly at 209-286-1401 at least 72 hours prior to arrival (3pm day of arrival) to avoid cancellation fee of one night room and tax.
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  • Serving Location: Frank's Cafe - 1/4 mile (7am-3pm daily ex. Wed), Breakfast Room, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten-Free

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