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What do Mark Twain and Elvis Presley have in common? How about Ulysses S. Grant and Bette Davis? Well, they’re all on the list of legendary figures that have stayed the night at the Historic Cary House Hotel.
The hotel, located at 300 Main Street, has been in business since 1857. Through those 156 years, the Jewel of Placerville, has certainly had its share of famous guests – and rumor has it a few friendly spirits have also roamed the hallways.
“While questions about the ghosts are the most frequently asked, it’s the sense of history that makes the hotel special,” says Chester Webb, the new General Manager. “We really want to preserve the hotel’s rich past and share the important role it’s played in this community,” he added.
From the beginning, the hotel was the stopover of choice for travelers passing through town. Wells Fargo & Co. had their headquarters at the hotel and reports say that bags full of gold -more than $90 million worth – were dumped on the front porch of the Cary House on the way to the mint.
Back then, Mr. Twain was probably impressed that there was a bathtub on every floor–quite a luxury for the times. But today in addition to historic charm, he’d find uniquely appointed suites with modern amenities, flat screen TV’s, expanded tea and coffee services, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. And then there’s the Milton Room or Fountain Courtyard, both ideally designed for business meetings, receptions, or other special events.
Call us for special room packages and updates, or better yet just stop in and say hello.