Live Your Murphys, California Dream
Voted one of the top ten coolest small towns in America by Budget Travel magazine, Murphys has everything you could want in your perfect town: a bakery, coffee shop (with national-award-winning coffee roasters), independent bookstore, artisanal ice cream shop, art galleries, boutique shopping in abundance, and two-dozen wine tasting rooms. Also, library, adorable community park, theater for live performances and an idyllic concert venue at gorgeous Ironstone Vineyards.
Murphys is the foodie center of Calaveras County, featuring multiple high-quality restaurants and casual eateries, pubs and a historic saloon. This friendly village is situated in the heart of California's Gold Country with its rolling foothills, charming, historic architecture, show caves (Mercer Caverns and Moaning Caverns), lakes, and outstanding wine country. This is a wilder wine country with spectacular alpine vistas a short drive into the Sierra.
Just minutes from spectacular giant sequoia groves at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, miles of hiking trails, alpine lakes, wild rivers, and Bear Valley Mountain ski resort along the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway, Murphys is perfectly positioned for outstanding year-round recreation. When the nearby pass closes over winter, snowmobiles can be rented for miles-long rides with spectacular views from pristine groomed highway.