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California's Highway 49, wineries, gold & dining

Author: HotelCharlotte (More Trip Reviews by HotelCharlotte)
Date of Trip: October 2007

Back on Highway 49, we stop in Sonora for dinner at Bannys (www.bannyscafe.com) a little backstreet favorite with a creative menu and a good wine list at reasonable prices. The ambiance is comfortable, if a little quiet. Service has always been splendid, even after many several visits.

We have had a full day and it is time to get home to Groveland, but not without a quick stop into the National Hotel (www.national-hotel.com) in Jamestown. We enjoy the company of Steven, the owner and his friendly staff. The menu is good and fairly priced. The wine list is 100% local Sierra Nevada choices. Michael the bartender knows more bad jokes than most and this night he does not let us down. The National Hotel is a winning stop for lodging also. We didn't stay overnight on this trip, but have previously. The rooms are well supplied with everything a traveler might need, and still feels very 1800's authentic.

By the time we get home to the Hotel Charlotte (www.HotelCharlotte.com) in Groveland, it is time for bed!

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