Can you think of a more beautiful day than driving through Northern California and gazing at picturesque views? We can’t! When you stay with us at Courtwood Inn in Murphys, you’ll be near many gorgeous attractions, one of which is Ebbett’s Pass Scenic Byway. To learn more about this unbelievable drive–read on!
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All About the Ebbett’s Pass Scenic Byway
What Is the Ebbett’s Pass Scenic Byway?
This scenic drive is known as one of the most rural, untamed, and intimate trans-Sierra routes. It begins in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains and continues for 61 miles through Highways 4 and 89. As Ebbett’s Pass continues, it finds Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park as its neighbors. It begins in the town of Arnold in Calaveras County and ends in Markleeville in Alpine County.
Getting to the Scenic Byway
When you stay at Courtwood Inn in Murphys, CA, you’re only an 18-minute drive from Arnold. You’ll begin by heading east on Main Street toward Scott Street. Then turn left only Big Trees Road. From there, turn left onto CA-4 East and continue for a little over 11 miles. When you arrive in Arnold, you can hop onto Highway 4 and head north.
Attractions Along Ebbett’s Pass
As you drive along this unbelievable route, you will see an array of natural wonders. Ancient volcanic peaks, deep river canyons, Giant Sequoia trees, sparkling alpine lakes, and granite outcroppings are just some of the magical sights.
There are also numerous recreational opportunities along Ebbett’s Pass. Along the route, you can stop at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Grover Hot Springs State Park, and Stanislaus National Forest. Get out and explore the parks and embark on some breathtaking hiking trails. Towards the north end of the byway, you can go fishing in the east fork of the Carson River or cross-country skiing in Bear Valley.
Stay at Courtwood Inn
As you’re exploring Northern California and everything that this outstanding area has to offer, you’ll need somewhere to be your home base. Rest your head at our luxurious Courtwood Inn. Our bed and breakfast sits within a spectacular cedar log lodge on a hilltop overlooking the Gold Country. Our peaceful retreat is the perfect place to “play, relax, and refresh.”
We’re happy to offer an array of guest rooms and suites. Our Davis Cup Room features an additional entrance off the lower-level private patio, which is an amazing spot to enjoy the mountain views. In this room, you’ll love the king-sized bed, plush linens, flatscreen TV, and Jason MicroSilk tub. Plus, this is our pet-friendly room so that you can bring your furry family member along on your adventures.