The Magnolia Saloon should be opening by mid April 2015 while the hotel is set to open mid October 2015 (depending upon how much the insurance company will pay which at best will cover about 50% of the restoration costs of 1.2 million). There will be fund raisers, the first is set for May 30, 2015 which will be a Tri tip dinner and live auction at the community park.
The hotel antiques all survived thanks to the firefighters and most of the original inside structure was salvaged. All the carpet was removed and the original hard wood floors will be sanded, stained and varnished and will look as they did in the 1800s. The rooms will be larger, most will have private baths. Despite the devastation, we are looking towards a bright future for the Hotel Jeffery
Hotel Jeffery is located in Coulterville, California on the newly designated historic hwy 132 which is the shortest, safest and most scenic route to Yosemite from the bay area. Located in the gold country of northern California, the hotel is approximately 28 miles from Yosemite National Park.
The Magnolia Saloon which a part of the Hotel Jeffery, is the oldest working saloon in California, complete with the original "bat wing" doors and is one of only a few saloons to still have them. Coulterville is considered the hub for many of the areas attractions and historical
sites. The hotel has entertained many famous guests including Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain, John Muir and others. We must not forget to include our "other" guests as well. The Hotel Jeffery has long been known as a haunted hotel with many different ghosts still roaming the halls and rooms. There is said to be 17 ghosts, most of which are not malevolent. Ghost detecting kits are available but need to be reserved in advance.
Please note: The hotel was built in 1850 and is full of the charm of the old west. It is not a luxury hotel. We do not have central air conditioning but there are several swamp coolers that keep the hotel rooms cool in the evenings but during severe heat waves the swamp coolers are not able to keep the rooms quite as cool.
The hotel is filled with antiques, artifacts and memories. The guest rooms are small, some larger than others, some with baths in the rooms, others not (you have to share). But, the rooms are uniquely decorated, high quality sheets and spreads and plush bathrobes for all the "California" style rooms (2nd floor). We have hair dryers available for everyone as well as various toiletries (in case you forgot to pack something). Housekeeping will provide laundry service upon request.
Downtown Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast Yosemite. only 28 miles away
Coulterville, with its unique shops, a museum which has been rated one of the best western museums in California and streams which produce gold to this day, has been recently voted the #4 most authentic western town in the United States.
The History museum
Underground utilities make historic Coulterville an ideal place for photographers. Swimming, fishing boating, water skiing hiking as well as gold panning is all located either in Coulterville or just a short drive away. Also, let’s not forget the wineries in this region which produce delightful wines, some of which are available in the saloon.
Two happy guests enjoying our famous "Cowboy Burger" which just won Best Burger along the 132 hwy!
Come join us for great food from our innovative chefs and enjoy our beer and wine selections featuring micro brews and wines from the local region. Let our friendly staff assist you in planning an enjoyable and memorable experience, something you will remember for a lifetime.
Photo fo Saloon, 1850s Photo of Saloon, 2012
With over 1200 square miles, Yosemite, best know for it's waterfalls, also has ancient giant sequoias
The safest and most scenic route to Yosemite along the John Muir Highway
The Hotel Jeffery is available for filming!
About a dozen local extras are available, complete with authentic western attire period to the 1850s and ... they have their own firearms!
5001 Main Street, Coulterville, CA 95311