Sierra Nevada House Hotel & Restaurant
Photo © Sierra Nevada House
In the early days of the Gold Rush, the Sierra Nevada House was a way station for miners and tradesmen. Throughout its heyday, the hotel was owned and operated by Robert Chalmers, a successful businessman who held 'fancy' parties in the Coloma area.
The hotel remained in operation until 1902 when it was destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt shortly thereafter and became a silent movie house as well as the local Community Hall. Many local elders still remember times from their childhood spent in and around the Sierra Nevada House. The structure burned again in 1925 and was rebuilt and restored to its current standing.
The Lodge, restaurant, and inn truly are gems from the past. One walk through the grounds or one meal in the old dining hall will take you back to a time that, even now in our modern world, sings quite uniquely to our imaginations.
The historic Sierra Nevada House provides the romantic, relaxed elegance and rustic charm of a high quality country hotel.
There are six newly renovated spacious rooms, each adorned with comfortable beds and decorated with beautiful antiques. All rooms have a private bath and access to the outdoor veranda with its views of the river valley.
Downstairs you will find a first class restaurant and bar, serving lunch and dinner. Whether it's a fresh afternoon salad and sandwich or a fine steak and seafood dinner with local wine, our professionally trained staff will tempt, then satisfy your appetite.
Breakfast Not Included
Season Open: Year Round
Weddings, Special Events Dinner: Wednesday to Sunday 5pm to 9pm
Rate Range: $89.00-$105.00
From Sacramento: On U.S. Hwy 50: Head East on Hwy 50 toward Placerville & South Lake Tahoe. Exit U.S. 50 immediately after the Cameron Park exit on Ponderosa Road for Shingle Springs. Upon exiting the highway, cross over the freeway, heading north, and turn right on the first road, North Shingle Road. Stay left at the Y and travel 11 miles, proceeding through the town of Lotus. One mile past Lotus you will T into Hwy 49. The Sierra Nevada House is immediately on your right at the corner of Lotus Road and Hwy 49.
From Placerville: Turn north onto Hwy. 49 off Hwy. 50, then travel through the town of Coloma. Just past the town, before you cross the bridge over the American River will be Lotus Road. We are at the corner of Lotus Road and Hwy. 49 on your left.
From Auburn: Turn south onto Hwy. 49 towards Coloma. Approximately 11 miles past the town of Cool, just past the bridge over the South Fork of the American River is Lotus Road. We are right there on the right at the corner of Lotus Road and Hwy 49
Sorry, no pets.