We’re proud to call Calaveras County our home. With lush forests, towering mountains, and crystal-clear waters, this area is plentiful with places to snap an amazing photo. The next time you visit us, be sure to bring your camera and explore the best photography spots in Calaveras County.
To learn more about the best things to see and do throughout the area, download our complimentary Vacation Guide. It contains local insight on everything that should be on your vacation bucket list.
A Guide To the Best Photo Spots in Calaveras County
Courtwood Inn is located in Murphys, a picturesque Gold Rush town near all the county’s best photography spots.
If you’re a thrill-seeker that’s also fascinated by nature, Moaning Caverns Adventure Park is the place for you. This park is home to California’s deepest cave chamber and hundreds of massive stalagmites that will blow your mind. You can participate in guided tours that venture deep down through ancient caves. You can also soar through the air on ziplines that tower over gorgeous Sierra Foothills. In today’s world, we have top-notch cameras at our fingertips when we use our cell phones. So, even if you’re exploring an underground cave or flying through the sky, it’s easy to capture an out of this world photo.
California is famous for its breathtaking trees and scenery, and we’re thrilled that we’re located close to a park where you can see some of the most majestic trees in the state. Calaveras Big Trees State Park is home to Giant Sequoias, the world’s largest living tree. Make your way through the marked trails and immerse yourself in Mother Nature. Take a moment for yourself to breathe in the fresh air and disconnect from technology. Then, be sure to take a photo to remember the trip so you can share your experience with your friends and family.
The Arnold Rim Trail is one of the most popular self-guided excursions in the area. This trail is a fantastic location for mountain biking, hiking, sightseeing, and photography. To experience the best views in the area, embark on the Arnold Rim Trail Top of the World. At the lookout point at the top of this hike, you’ll be greeted by panoramic views of the Bay Area and Yosemite wilderness.
Stay at Our Gorgeous Hilltop Inn
Our bed and breakfast retreat sits within a spectacular cedar log lodge atop a tranquil five-acre hilltop. Each guest room at Courtwood Inn is beautifully-decorated and features luxurious amenities, such as access to our daily homemade breakfast.
Our Davis Cup room provides a private entrance off our lower-level patio, which is the perfect spot to enjoy beautiful views of the mountains. The room also features a California king-sized bed, plush linens, a Jason MicroSilk tub, a double sink vanity, and a self-controlled heating/cooling system. Plus, it’s pet-friendly, so your furry family member can join you doing your fun-filled adventures!
When will you come to visit us at Courtwood Inn? Check our availability and plan your stay today!