Mercer Caverns Tour in Murphys

Mercer Caverns is one of the half dozen or so easily accessible caves in California. Located only 5 minutes outside of the town of Murphys, this cave is one of the better ones to explore. I have been to Moaning Cavern, Crystal Cave and Black Chasm Caverns and each one has its own unique history […]

Ironstone Winery in Murphys

In the Murphy’s area of California, which is becoming a fast growing wine country, one of the most well-known wineries is that of Ironstone. The winery is set on a beautiful property, hosts massive concerts and makes well-priced wine. Here is all the information. Details Cost: $5 to taste Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM […]

Alchemy Market and Cafe in Murphys

In Murphys, a city full of fun eateries, Alchemy was the recommendation that everyone provided when I asked where to eat. I walked from my hotel to the restaurant on my last night in the town, and whether it was the beer list with over 300 different options of the unique take on traditional dishes, […]

Grounds Restaurant in Murphys: Braised Chicken Omelettes and Potato Pancakes

On my last morning in town, I set out on the 1 minute walk from my hotel to try Ground’s Restaurant and can say I was not disappointed. Grounds has all of the charm you would expect from a small town cafe, with a menu that is both unique and traditional including things like braised […]

Lucky Penny Public House: Great Food, Drinks and Atmosphere in Murphys

The Lucky Penny Public House is one of those restaurants that I instantly fell in love with. Even though it has only been around for 4 short months, it is cooking up some truly unique food, has a fantastic chef and staff, and makes you feel at home from the minute you walk in. I got […]

Victoria Inn: Fun Bed and Breakfast in Downtown Murphys

If you have never experienced the small town of Murphys at the base of the Sierras, then you are missing out. This small town holds so much charm that it is a place I find myself constantly returning to. One local described the town to me at the Caramel-By-The-sea of the mountains and I think […]

Three Winter Weekend Adventures for Bay Area Explorers

When living in the Bay Area, it can be easy to forget how close the Sierra Nevada mountains are and how many awesome opportunities they hold. I know that in San Francisco I love driving the coast, exploring the rich culinary scene and wandering Muir Woods, but I also like getting out of the area […]