Murphys, CA, USA

Murphys, CA, USA

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Where to stay around Murphys, CA?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 275 vacation rentals near Murphys. From 127 cabins to 75 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Murphys for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

The brothers Murphy of the Gold Rush

What’s in a name? Murphys, part of Calaveras County, is named for brothers John and Daniel. These guys prospected in the area during the Gold Rush, using the name Murphy's Old Diggings. Eventually it became Murphys—and the name stuck. The area’s gilded history is neatly packaged and displayed in local museums. Bustling Main Street evokes the qualities you might expect in another era, what with its one-of-a-kind shops and cheery atmosphere. When you book a Murphys vacation rental, you’ll pick up on that wonderfully quaint vibe right away.

Grape crushing, boutique hopping – wine not?

Events abound in Murphys, many of them hosted by the Calaveras Wine Alliance. Scenic Murphys Park brings fun every fall with the Grape Stomp competition. If you aren't into crushing juice from grapes, you can enjoy the good stuff instead—there are more than 20 wine tasting rooms all within a short walk from Murphys’ charming Main Street. Pop into a few of the unique boutiques that line the road along the way. You might even catch some of the biggest names in music when you’re in town—they often make their way to Ironstone Amphitheatre.

Everything is golden in Murphys

Compact but packed with artifacts, the Ironstone Heritage Museum pays homage to the California Gold Rush. It’s filled with Native American exhibits and explores the fascinating miners who inhabited early Murphys. Continuing with the historic theme, Murphys Old Timers Museum is an old-timey treat that takes visitors on an in-depth exploration of the Gold Rush era. If you’re a wine junkie, book a Courtwood wine tasting tour to explore the area’s many local wineries—it’s an easy way to explore the best options.

Everybody needs a little sunshine, sunshine

It’s hot and dry in this part of California, and that calls for some serious provisions. Pack your bag with 100-degree temperatures in mind—chances are you won’t want to leave your Murphys vacation rental in anything but a tank top and a pair of shorts on those days. Otherwise, average temperatures throughout the year come in at around 70 degrees. Rain? Nope. Snow? Not a chance. If you love the sun, you’ll love Murphys.

Caving for the beauty of Murphys

Offering dramatic views of the Sierra Mountains, Murphys is more than just a wine lover’s paradise (although you'd be hard pressed not to gaze in admiration at the lush green vineyards). Mercer Caverns, discovered in the Gold Rush era, impresses with its many aragonites and calcites. The open caves in the Natural Bridges area are just minutes from Murphys, and worth a look solely for the phenomenal picture possibilities. Perhaps most impressive, though, is the mesmerizing Giant Sequoia root system in Calaveras Big Trees State Park.