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LODGING
DUNBAR HOUSE 1880. Bed & breakfast located in a historic Victorian house, built in 1880. Five rooms. Air conditioned, with wireless Internet access. Each room has satellite TV, a private bath (clawfoot tub), refrigerator, and a Norwegian fireplace. 271 Jones, Murphys. 209 728-2897, 209 728-1451 fax.
MURPHYS HISTORIC HOTEL & RESTAURANT. Historic hotel with saloon and restaurant. Built in 1855. Names that have appeared in the register include Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, U.S. Grant, and C.E. Boulton (Black Bart). Front desk opens 8am. After hours see bartender. Restaurant has breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is full with egg dishes, pancakes, Fr. toast, waffles. Lunch/dinner has steak, prime rib, various pastas, seafood, chicken, lamb, duck, pork. Hotel sells Bear Valley lift tickets. 457 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-3444, 800 532-7684.
MURPHYS REALTY (REALTY WORLD). Vacations rentals and visitor information. Has eight rental homes in Murphys area. No smoking, no pets. 220 Big Trees Rd, Murphys 95247. 209 728-3404, 800 800-3408.
MURPHYS SUITES. Hotel with 70 suites. Free WiFi, computer in office with Internet access for use, fitness room, outdoor pool, laundry facilities. All rooms non-smoking. Rooms have microwaves, refrigerators, coffee, satellite TV. 134 Hwy 4, Murphys. 209 728-2121.
VICTORIA INN. Fifteen-room Bed & Breakfast Inn. Includes a restaurant and bar--the V Restaurant. 402 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-8933, 209 728-0107 (rest.).
EAT & DRINK
ALCHEMY MARKET AND CAFE. Market and an accompanying cafe. Market has specialty groceries, cold drinks, wine, beer, sandwiches, soup, & salad to go. Cafe has breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sandwiches, burgers, various plates incl. salmon, meatloaf, fish tacos, crabcakes, prawns cod, ribs, seafood stew, salads, etc. Desserts. Wine & beer. Has Wi-Fi. 191 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-0700.
ARIA BAKERY & EXPRESSO CAFE. Sandwiches, specialty breads, extensive selection of pastry, salads. Hot & iced expresso drinks, soda, juice, wine, beer. 458B Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-9250.
BURGERZ & COFFEE. "Charbroiled hamburgerz, friez, shakes. Beer & wine. 130 Hwy 4. 209 728-3540.
EL JARDIN. Lunch & dinner. Mexican food. Tacos, enchiladas and similar traditional items. Seagood, fajitas, salads, soup, various dinner combinations. Soda, margaritas, etc, beer & wine. 484 Hwy 4, Murphys. 209 728-8300.
FIREWOOD RESTAURANT. Lunch or dinner. Wood fired pizza, hamburgers, tacos, quesadillas, burritos, ribs, salads. Soda, wine & beer. Eat in or take out. 420 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-3248. HOURS: Mon 5:30am-1:30am and :am-:am, Tues :am-7:30am and :am-:am, Wed 3:30am-7am and 6am-midnightam, Thurs 9:30am-7am and :am-:am, Fri :am-:am and 0:30am-2am, Sat :am-:am and :am-0:30am, Sun :am-:am and 2am-9:30am.
GOLD COUNTRY ROASTERS.
GROUNDS RESTAURANT. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Egg dishes, waffles, Fr. toast, breakfast burritos. Sandwiches, Mexican, wraps, steak, seafood, chicken, pork, desserts. Salads, soup. Expresso drinks. 402A Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-8663.
LILA & SAGE. Cupcakes.
LORUCCIO'S SICILIAN CUISINE. Big Trees Rd.
MAGNOLIA CAFE. 64 Mitchner Avenue.
MARKET CAFE. Restaurant associated with the Alchemy market.
MINERAL RESTAURANT. Lunch and Dinner. Largely vegetarian. Soup, vegetable plates, tea cakes, egg dishes, cheese plate, salads, pasta, crepes, burgers, pizza, desserts, wine and beer. Eat in or take out. 419 Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-9743.
MURPHYS GRILLE. Lunch and dinner. Mediterrean food+ Entrees include chicken, kabobs, prawns, salmon, pasta, ribs. Children's menu. Appetizers incl. crabcakes. Salads. Sandwiches, burgers. 380 Main St, #1 Murphys 95247. 209 728-8800.
THE NUGGET. Full Bar with pool tables and live music many nights. 75 Big Trees Rd, Murphys 95247. 209 728-3661.
OUTER AISLE RESTAURANT. 164 E. Hwy 4.
THE PEPPERMINT STICK ICE CREAM PARLOR. Ice cream. Cups cones, sundaes, sodas, freezes, banana splits. Shakes malts, phosphates, soda, lemonade, ice tea, smoothies, mochas. 454 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-3570.
PIZZA PLUS. Pizza, sandwiches, salad bar. Beer & wine. Soda, etc. Eat in or take out. 178 Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-8666.
PROSPECTORS BREWING COMPANY.
ROB'S PLACE. Italian. 140 Main Street. 209 813-7003.
ROQUEFORT RESTAURANT.
TORTUGA'S. 386 Main St.
V BISTRO AND BAR.
WINE
ALLEGORIE. Art and wine.
BLACK SHEEP WINERY. Wine tasting. Zinfandel, also Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, and Port (known as Fortissimo). (The winery itself is on French Gulch Rd.) Parking in rear. . 221 Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-2157.
BODEGA DEL SUR. Wine tasting. Wines made from grapes grown in Sierra foothills. Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. Tempranill and proprietary blend: Carmesi. 457 Algiers St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-9030.
BROLL MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS TASTING ROOM. Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Roussanne. (Vineyard itself is 2 miles from Murphys, on Pennsylviania Gulch Rd). Also produces olive oil. 106 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-9750.
BUNTING WINERY. 397 Main Street. 209 573-1295.
CHIARELLA WINES. Wine tasting. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvingnon, Syrah, Barbera and Malvasia Bianca. 431 Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 736-6948.
DOMAINE BECQUET.
FROG'S TOOTH VINEYARDS TASTING ROOM. Winery established 2005. Estate grown and other handcrafted wines. Voginer, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc. 380 Main St, Suite 5, Muphys, CA. 209 728-2700.
HATCHER WINERY TASTING ROOM. Wine tasting. Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Rose, Meritage, Rhone blend, Mourvedre, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Estate Zin, Syrah, Port, and Viognier. (Winery is a mile away on French Camp Rd. Vineyard in Angels Camp.). 425 Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 605-7111.
HOVEY WINERY TASTING ROOM. 350A Main St.
INDIAN ROCK VINEYARDS. 40 acres of vineyards with 18 varietals. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Barbera, Vermentino, Gletcher, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Rock White. 1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Rd, Murphys 95247. 209 728-8514.
IRONSTONE VINEYARDS. Winery with tasting room, museum, deli, jewelry store, outdoor amphitheatre (concert venue), and gardens. Wines include Chardonnay, Meritage, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Verdelho, Merlot, and more. 1894 Six Mile Rd, Murphys 95247. 209 728-1251.
LA FOLIA WINERY TASTING ROOM & HAT SHOP.
LAVENDER RIDGE WINES. Wine tasting, artisan cheeses, olive oil, gifts with lavender (soap, candles, lotions, etc). Vineyards are 25 minutes south of Murphys. Rhone varietals, Viognier, Syrah, Roussanne, Grenache Rose, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cotes du Calaveras, Petit Sirah, dessert wine. 425A Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-2441.
MILLAIRE WINERY. Wine tasting. Wines made from various vineyards, most in Sierra foothills. Zin-Syrah blend, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Port, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, and White Zinfandel. 276 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-1658.
NEWSOME-HARLOW WINES. Wine tasting. Zinfandels, Sauvignon Blanc, Meritage, Train Wreck. 403 Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-9817. HOURS: Mon 5:30am-1:30am and :am-:am, Tues :am-7:30am and :am-:am, Wed 3:30am-7am and 6am-midnightam, Thurs 9:30am-7am and :am-:am, Fri :am-:am and 0:30am-2am, Sat :am-:am and :am-0:30am, Sun :am-:am and 2am-9:30am.
RENNER WINERY.
STEVENOT WINE. Wine tasting and foods. Chardonnay, Orange Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Tempranillo. The Stevenot Winery itself is 4 miles away. Corner Main St & Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys. 209 728-0148.
STEVENOT WINERY. Wine tasting at winery. Chardonnay, Orange Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Tempranillo. Stevenot also has a tasting room on Main St in downtown. Winery is 4 miles from downtown. 2690 San Domingo Rd, Murphys 95247. 209 728-3436 Gen Info, 209 728-0638 tasting room.
TANNER VINEYARDS. Wine tasting. Syrah, Vermentino, Barbera, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot varietals. 202 Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-8229.
TWISTED OAK WINERY TASTING ROOM. Wines from various vineyards, including their own in Murphys and Vallecito. Wines include The Spaniard, *%#&@! and River of Skulls. Varietals: Red Spanish blend, Mourvedre/Monastrell, Red Rhone blend, White Rhone blend, Syrah, Grenache, Iberian blend, Garnaeha, Verdelho, Viognier, Rolle, Marsanne, Roussanne. Winery is in nearby Vallecito. 350 Main St. 209 728-3942. HOURS: Mon 5:30am-1:30am and :am-:am, Tues :am-7:30am and :am-:am, Wed 3:30am-7am and 6am-midnightam, Thurs 9:30am-7am and :am-:am, Fri :am-:am and 0:30am-2am, Sat :am-:am and :am-0:30am, Sun :am-:am and 2am-9:30am.
VAL DU VINO. Wine tasting and tours in what is apparently the only actual winery in downtown Murphys, located in a 100 year old barn. Also at site Farmers Market & BBQ Fridays 4pm-dusk. 634 French Gulch Rd, Murphys 95247. 209 728-9911.
VINA MODA WINERY. 147 Main St.
ZUCCA MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS. Wine tasting and gifts. Wines include Chardonnay, Grenache Rosato, Tesoro, Sorprendere, Sangiovese, Barbera, Syrah Port. . 457 S. Algiers, Murphys 95247. 209 728-1623.
GAS, GROCERY & DRUG
CHEVRON GAS & VILLAGE MART. Gas station has diesel. Market has groceries, snacks, household supplies, beer, wine, hard liquor. Deli has chicken and Mexican food. Public phone. 138 E. Hwy 4, Murphys 95247. 209 728-3281.
OUTER AISLE STORE. 164 E. Hwy 4.
SIERRA HILLS MARKET. Small but well-stocked supermarket. Has gourmet foods. Beer, extensive wine selection. Deli with prepared food and made-to-order sandwiches. Newspapers inside: NY Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Modesto Bee, Calaveras Enterprise, Sonora Union Democrat. 117 Hwy 4, Murphys 95247. 209 728-3402.
SIERRA HILLS NATURAL FOODS.
TOWER GAS STATION & MINI MART-DELI. Hwy 4, Murphys 94247.
INFORMATION & HISTORY
BONNET-COMPERE STORE (HISTORIC). Historic building. (Now a private residence: please do not disturb occupants.) Plaque reads: "Built in 1858 by Pierra Bonet with fire proof steel shutters & stone walls. Owned and operated by Victorene Compere to provision the miners. Restored and preserved as a private residence in 1938. (1977 ECV)". Main St, Murphys.
BROWNSVILLE HISTORIC MARKER. Site of mining camp on Pennsylvania Gulch that existed in the 1850s and 60s. Each miner could own one wet and one dry claim, not exceeding 150 square feet. Pennsylvania Gulch, Murphys.
E. CLAMPUS VITUS WALL OF COMPARATIVE OVATIONS. This wall has over 70 plaques devoted to historical figures, done in a humorous way by the late San Francisco Bay Area artist William Gordon Huff. Its hard to tell which of the stories are true and which are made up. Toward the back is a historic "hydraulic monitor"--a device used to shoot water at high pressure in hydraulic mining, before it was outlawed. Main St, Murphys.
E. CLAMPUS VITUS SALOON HISTORICAL MARKER. Site of E.C.V. Saloon. Plaque reads: "Near this spot the 'E.C.V. Saloon' stood in 1853. Believed to be the only E. Clampus Vitus (miner's fun fraternal order) saloon officially recorded. Dedicated 1965 Grand Council E.C.V.". Main St, Murphys.
MICHELSON HISTORIC MARKER. Plaque reads: "Albert A. Michelson 1852-1931. First American scientist awarded the Nobel Prize (Physics 1907); Dean of American optics; Measured velocity of light, ether drift, standard meter, steller diameter, lived here during childhood.". Main St, Murphys.
MURPHYS HISTORICAL MARKER. Plaque reads: "One of the principal mining communities in Calaveras County, named for the discoverer of gold on the flat in 1849. The objective of many immigrants coming over the Sierras by Ebbetts Pass. Murphys Flat and surrounding mines produced 20,000,000 dollars in gold. Early regulation restricted claims to 8 ft square. Suspension flume conveying water across Murphys Creek & drainage race draining the flat were two outstanding accomplishments of early day miners. ..." . Main & Jones Sts, Murphys.
MURPHYS LIBRARY. Small library with extensive local history. 480 Park Ln, Murphys. 209 728-3036.
MURPHYS POKEY. Historic jail. S. Algiers, Murphys.
OLD SCHOOL HOUSE. Historic school house. Jones St, Murphys.
OLD TIMERS MUSEUM. Museum located in one of the oldest buildings in Murphys, built in about 1856. Museum includes photos, mining exhibits, Mi Wuk indian baskets, and other artifacts. Exhibit about Albert Michelson, the Nobel-prize winning physicist, who grew up in Murphys. Main St, Murphys Mailing: Box 94, Murphys 95247. 209 728-1160.
TOURIST INFORMATION BOOTH. Information, maps, brochures. Operated by the owners of Moaning Cavern Park. Main St, Murphys.
SHOPPING
D.E.A. BATHROOM MACHINERIES. Vintage plumbing, lighting, and hardward. Clawfoot tubs, high tank toilets, etc. Located in the historic IOOF Hall building, built 1901. 495 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-2031.
THE ART GALLERY IN MURPHYS. Paintings by George Allen Durkee and Sharon Strong. 432 Main St, Murphys 94247. 209 728-8640.
ART ON MAIN.
THE BARN AT TABLE MOUNTAIN. Artwork. 961 Pennsylvania Gulch, Murphys 95247. 209 728-9888.
BEST FRIENDS. Consignment shop. Hats, shoes, purses, shirts, jackets, coats, dresses, boots, scarves. 457 Algiers, Murphys, CA 95247. 209 728-0116.
BLING BOUTIQUE. 237 Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-8823.
COUNTRY FLOWER HUTCH. Flowers, gifts, books, stuffed animals. 271 Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-9001.
CREATIVE COOKWARE. Kitchenware, cookbooks, cake decorating supplies, eating utensils, tea, olive, some dry & bottled groceries, postcards. 402B Main St, Murphys 945247. 209 728-8303.
INDEPENDENT MERCANTILE & STUDIO.
KCK COLLECTIBLES. Movie memorabilla, records, sports cards, and comics. 506 Main St, Murphys. 925 336-6984.
KRISTINE'S CLOTHING. Dresses, pants, accessories, handbags, jewelry, scarves, hats. 426 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-2506.
MAD ABOUT SHOES. Shoes, handbags, dresses, jewelry. 426 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-9270.
MAISIEBLUE. Gifts, books, candles. 66 Scott St, Murphys.
MARISOLIO TASTING BAR. Olive oils and balsamic vinegars. 488 Main Street, Suite 101, Murphys CA 95247. 209 728-8853.
MARK MARLOW MEAD CUSTOM JEWELRY & DESIGN. Custom jewelry & design. ,90 Big Trees Rd, Murphys 95247. 209 728-9355.
MOON ALLEY. Candles, handcrafted in Murphys. 332 Main St, Murphys 94247. 209 728-8175.
MURPHYS BEAD GALLERY.
MURPHYS DOG STORE.
MURPHYS MOTORCYCLE COMPANY. Motorcycle shop: Gifts, apparel, accessories. Their web site describes this store as a "custom motorcycle shop" that is "retro". 425 Main St, Murphys CA 95247. 209 728-8223.
MURPHYS MUSIC COMPANY.
MURPHYS VILLAGE TOY STORE AND BEAR FACTORY. Toys, dolls, games, stuffed animals, building sets (e.g., Erector), figurines. 402 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-8517.
NELSON'S COLUMBIA CANDY KITCHEN. Branch of historic candy kitchen in Columbia. Hard drops, fudge, licorice, hand-dipped creams, fruits, and carmels. English toffee, sugar-free candies. Peanut & other brittle. 380 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-2820.
OVO WOMAN'S CLOTHING. Woman's clothing, accessories, JR Apparel, shoes, jewelry. New & resale. 466-A Main Street, Murphys CA 95247.
PIAZZA. "Eclectic home decor". Home interiors, furniture, gifts. 260 Jones, Murphys 95247. 209 728-0707.
SAC A MAIN HANDBAGS . Handbags, scarves. 415 Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-1900. HOURS: Mon 9:30am-3:30am and :am-:am, Tues 2am-8:30am and :am-:am, Wed :am-4am and :am-6pm, Thurs 6:30am-2:30am and midnightam-4am, Fri 7am-:am and 6:30am-:am, Sat 9am-midnightam and 9pm-9:30am, Sun :am-9am and :am-6:30am verify in person.
SHIRT TALES. Men's and women's clothing. T-shirts, women's tops, pants, sweatshirts, gifts, dresses, greeting cards, sandals. 402C Main St, Murphys. 209 728-8554.
SIERRA NEVADA ADVENTURE COMPANY. Mens & womens casual clothing, shoes, sandals, boots. Books on backpacking & travel, backpacking equipment. 448 Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-9133.
SMALL TOWN GIRL BOUTIQUE. Jeans, lingerie, accessories. "Fashion under the influence". 237 Main St, Murphys 95247.
THE SPICE TIN. Spices, fine art, photographys, European pottery, music CDs, pottery, cookbooks. 457 N. Algiers St, Murphys 95247. 209 728-8225.
SUSTENANCE BOOKS &. New and used books and gifts. Includes books on local travel. 416 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-2200.
SWEETZ & CO. Jewelry. Sales, repairs, estate jewelry. Will buy gold. 281 Main St, Murphys 95247. 209 278-9770.
TEA AN' TIQUES. Tea-related products and tea served. Large selection of different kinds of dry tea. Gifts, books on tea, tea bag greeting cards. Teapots, teacups and saucers. Some antiques. Jewelry. 419 Main St, Murphys. 209 728-8240.
VDORA. Art, clothing, candles, spa supplies, pet supplies, jewelry. 219 Main St, Murphys 95247.
WINDY HILLS LAVENDER BOUTIQUE.
RECREATION
BLACK BART PLAYHOUSE. Home of Murphys Creek Theatre, a small professionally oriented theatre company. Recent plays include Laundry and Bourbon/Lone Star, The Merchant of Venice, A Skull in Connemara, and Faithful. 580 S. Algiers, Murphys. 209 728-8422.
MERCER CAVERNS. Caverns to explore. 1665 Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys. 209 728-2101.
MURPHYS COMMUNITY PARK. Small park next to Murphys Creek, which can be waded in. In season, it runs fast over rocks. Picnic tables, grilles, children's playground with fancy slides, swings, and climbing tunnels. S. Algiers St, Murphys.
SERVICES
CAR WASH. Three self-service stalls with sprayer and soap brush. One stall with automatic drive-through. Vacuum. Tom Bell Rd & Hwy 4, Murphys.
COIN LAUNDRY. Coin-operated laundromat. 88 W. Hwy 4,, No. 6, Murphys 95247.
POST OFFICE. Typical services, including Express Mail. The zip code for Murphys is 95247. Has FedEx pickup box just outside. 140 Big Trees Rd, Murphys 95247. 209 728-2113.
WIFI
WI FI AT MARKET AND CAFE. Wi-Fi at a market and cafe. Some tables outside. ID is "Alchemy Market". Free, no password required.
WI-FI AT ARIA CAFE. Wi-Fi at a bakery/sandwich shop/coffee house. There are tables inside (not many) and outside. ID is "linksys". Free, no password required.
WI-FI AT GOLD COUNTRY COFFEE ROASTING. Wi-Fi at expresso bar. ID is "GC Coffee Free Wi-Fi". Free, no password required.
WI-FI AT LAVENDER RIDGE. Wi-Fi at wine tasting shop. ID is "Lavender Ridge Vineyards". Password required. We have not tested this or verified that it is available for customer use.
WI-FI AT NUGGET BAR. Wi-Fi at bar. ID 's "Nugget Bar". No password required.
WI-FI AT STEVENOT WINE TASTING. Wi-Fi at wine tasting and food shop. ID is "MainST". Password required. We have not tested this or verified that it is available for customer use.
WI-FI AT TANNER VINEYARDS. Wi-Fi at wine tasting shop. ID is "TANNER VNYRDS". Password required. We have not tested this or verified that it is available for customer use.