Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Léger

8304 Main St., Mokelumme Hill, California, 95245, USA

A rowdy miners' haunt during the gold rush, this convivial saloon and hotel about 8 miles south of Jackson contains 13 rooms decorated with a mishmash of Victorian antiques and more utilitarian pieces. Ask about friendly ghosts and not-so-friendly characters like Black Bart and Joaquin Murrieta who imbibed and played cards here. The courtyard opens to a garden with a pool and deck, and the grounds are dotted with 150-year-old orange trees. The cozy restaurant ($$), with its original stone walls, serves traditional American fare, from burgers and shrimp and grits to blackened filet mignon—dine on the patio on warmer days.

PROS

  • rich in history, including a 2013 "Hotel Impossible" makeover
  • individually decorated rooms with antiques and utilitarian pieces
  • on-site restaurant and saloon

CONS

  • creaky wooden floors
  • rooms above the saloon can be noisy
  • some rooms feel cramped

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Lively
Countryside
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 209-286–1401

HOTEL DETAILS

13 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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