Whether you're exchanging vows with your beloved or enjoying time with family or friends for a vacation or special celebration, The Avery Hotel sets the stage for a truly timeless experience. Enjoy exclusive use of the entire hotel and grounds for your wedding, ski group, family reunion, corporate retreat, party or an event of your choice.
The Avery Hotel, with vintage decor throughout , features two bars, a billiards room, a formal dining room, an artisan wood stage, and a pavilion with seating for 80 .
The hotel accommodates 25+ overnight guests and up to 150 guests for events.
Nestled amidst the the Stanislaus National Forest and situated on the majestic Ebbetts Pass Scenic Highway (4), the Avery Hotel is a prime spot for nature lovers and vacationers.
Just 12 minutes down the road, the town of Murphys features over two dozen wineries, restaurants, and various homegrown shops. The giant sequoias are a sight to see at Calaveras Big Trees Park, only 15 minutes away! Other close stops include Bear Valley Ski Resort, Lake Alpine, and many other historic gold rush towns.
The Avery Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in Calaveras County. It was built as a family home in 1851 by Joseph and Sarah Goodell of Maine. The Goodells later relocated to Stockton. In 1853 Peter and Nancy Avery, also of Maine, began operating it as a hotel. Famous guests have included Alfalfa of "Our Gang" fame and western legends such as Black Bart and Roy Rogers. Owners and guests have reliably reported that the benign spirits of a late 19th century sea captain and a locally revered school mistress still occasionally visit the hotel. Hazel Fischer, the school mistress, lived in the hotel for 30 years until her death in 1967. She was responsible for forming the Avery School District. in 1992 the hotel was purchased by the Gotelli family who carried out extensive renovations. Since then, further restoration has taken place to provide a gracious and historical atmosphere for its guests.