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Welcome to the Historic Dorrington Hotel - weddings, family reunions, retreats

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms with Family Room and Dining Area, Sleeps 10

Enjoy just a couple of rooms or rent the entire hotel! Centrally located in Beautiful Downtown Dorrington, this is the ideal place for your family reunion or a relaxing mountain vacation with friends. The secluded back deck overlooks a large meadow and a stunning backdrop of beautiful Pine trees. The ample size deck and the meadow are perfect spots for weddings, company retreats, birthday parties, etc. Located just steps away from the acclaimed Lube Room Saloon, this unique Historic Hotel has all of the amenities to enjoy a relaxing, quiet get-away.

The hotel sleeps up to 10 guests. The second floor has 5 bedrooms and 2 shared bathrooms. Each bedroom with its own unique personality and charm is furnished with beautiful antique pieces, charming decorations and comfortable queen size beds. The open floor plan on the first floor offers a comfortable sitting area with an antique fireplace, flat screen TV, free Wifi, a large dining table for larger groups with access for Caterers to an industrial kitchen and 2 restrooms. French doors open up to the back deck area with an amazing view of the mountains and a vast open meadow. You have access to the meadow for playing frisbee, throwing football, snowshoeing, etc.

Located within walking distance are scenic trails and fire roads with endless views for hiking , mountain biking, or cross country skiing in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Great swimming at Whites Pines Lake in Arnold. Bring your canoe or kayak and paddle the crystal clear Utica, Spicer, and Alpine Lakes. Bear Valley Ski Resort, Bear Valley Cross Country Ski Resort and the Bear Valley Music Festival are 20 minutes up the hill on Highway 4. The hotel is 5 miles up from Arnold and about 15 miles from Murphys - a gold rush town known for their excellent wines and great restaurants.

The Stanislaus River is approximately five miles down the road. The day use area has picnic tables, barbecues and provides easy access into the river. Excellent place to have a picnic, fly fish or cool off with a nice swim.

Located close to wineries, lakes, rivers, golfing, caverns, Bear Valley Ski Resort and Stanislaus National Forest.

Guests will have access to the Big Trees Village Recreation Center with 2 swimming pools, tennis courts, picnic grounds and various rec center activities. And if you’re still looking for something else to do, you will also have access to the Sequoia Woods Country Club – a private 18-hole golf course nestled among evergreens with a great swimming pool and clubhouse.

We're happy to discuss details with you if you would like to consider using our hotel as your party venue.

If you need an additional room for extra guests, there's a cottage on the side of the hotel available to book under VRBO #816330.

More Details

Lori Sweeney
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2018


Arnold Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shared
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shared
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sitting Area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sitting Area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sitting Area
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sitting Area
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Sitting Area
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Welcome to the Historic Dorrington Hotel - weddings, family reunions, retreats
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Super Fun Place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the uniqueness of the Dorrington Hotel. Great History and decor. Rooms and beds were super comfy. Staff were wonderful. We can't wait to come back!


  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Stockton Metropolitan Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Lube Room Saloon
Nearest Golf
5.7 Miles
Sequoia Woods Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
The Lube Room Saloon
Nearest Ski
23.9 Miles
Bear Valley Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Built in the 1800’s, this is said to be the longest standing structure in all of Calaveras County. It is located along the corridor of California’s scenic Route 4. It is perfectly situated in between area attractions such as Bear Valley Ski Resort, Murphy’s, Big Trees State Park as well as various lakes, rivers and hiking trails. This is the ideal setting for your intimate gatherings, family reunions, girls weekend or just a relaxing nature get-away. It’s conveniently right next door to the famous Lube Room Saloon, a unique experience that is a ‘must stop’ for many locals and visitors alike.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

The hotel sleeps 10. Any additional guests may be subject to additional fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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