Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hotel Leger Get-Away Special!


Well this was a shock! Hotel Leger is using Living Social to promote the hotel by offering 2 nights stay for the price of one. The hotel is an authentic gold rush hotel and is supposed to be haunted. It is also for sale if you are creative or crazy enough to buy it ! 
If you are interested, here is the link to the Living Social promotion. You might have to create an account to access it but it is free.

http://www.livingsocial.com/escapes/442084-gold-country-historic-hotel?msdc_id=344-sf-walnut-creek-contra-costa 

Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two, Sundays through Wednesdays ($110) or Thursdays through Saturdays ($199), in Room 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13 or The Lafayette or Fischer Suite
  • Bottle of Wine and Bag of Nuts from The Nut House
  • Wine Tasting for Two at Renegade Winery
  • $30 Dining Credit
  • Combine Unlimited Vouchers for an Extended Stay
If things that go bump in the night have always been as thrilling as they are bone-chilling, then Escape to The Leger, one of the oldest operating hotels in California. The 161-year-old property, originally built to house big-money-seeking miners, sits in the tiny town of Mokelumne Hill, deep in the heart of the state's Gold Rush region.
Stay for two nights ($110 on Sundays through Wednesdays; $199 on Thursdays through Saturdays) and choose from a variety of rooms: There's the antique-filled Garamendi Suite (Room 2), which boasts a marble fireplace and pillow-top bed as well as reported sightings of a lady in white, rumored to be hotel founder George Leger's wife—who died over a century ago. Then there's George's Room (Room 7), where you might find an empty but moving rocking chair along with the flower wallpaper and feather-down comforters. Feeling less adventurous? Check out the lavender-hued Fischer Suite or the plush Peek Room (Room 13), which likely won't come with any ethereal roommates.
Once you've scared up an appetite, nibble on a complimentary bag of snacks from The Nut House and then head down to the Leger's stone-wall dining room. Put a $30 dining credit to good use by grazing on artichoke bruschetta with basil, a burger topped with smoky-sweet barbecue sauce, bacon, and cheddar, or crisp, beer-battered fish n' chips. Later, pay a visit to the nearby Renegade Winery and enjoy a tasting of their wines, which include American-oak-aged sangiovese, berry-scented petite syrah, and a smooth cabernet. Then, wander to the Petroglyphe Gallery, which showcases the oil paintings, ceramic works, and bronze sculptures of many California artists. If something strikes your fancy, you'll receive a $5 credit for each $50 you spend.
When you return to the butter-yellow hotel, take a dip in the pool shaded by leafy trees, grab a cue in the billiards room, or unwind over a drink in the bar, which has the feel of an Old West saloon.
Whether or not you do encounter that storied lady in white, this Escape will lift your spirits.


The economy has been really tough on the small businesses in the area, just in the past month 2 local restaurants have closed. One was open for just 6 months or so and my aunt and uncle loved it so much they bought me a gift card to it. The other is across the street from Hotel Leger and is an old brick building with this great patio seating area. 

Here in the bay area, the economy is picking up with lots of larger companies hiring. I am hopeful that the interior areas of the state start seeing some relief soon. I don't think it will be this year but maybe by next year, people will start spending money again. 

Julie