Memorable Meetings by yaoyufang

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									FOR MEDIA INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Nanci Sikes or Sandy Gordon
Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau/ Yosemite North
542 W. Stockton Road
PO Box 4020
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 533-4420
(800) 446-1333
Fax: (209) 533-0956
tcvb@mlode.com
tcvbmarketing@mlode.com
www.tcvb.com



                        MEETINGS MADE MEMORABLE

“Gold Country” and “Gateway to the High Sierra” are descriptive names that can be
mentioned in the same breath with Tuolumne County. But this year-round vacation
destination and land of great beauty can also be a “natural” for meetings as well.

Scenic vistas, fresh air and wide open spaces can be a refreshing, invigorating and
enjoyable setting for conferences, conventions, retreats and even reunions. Flanked by the
Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne County has not only the
idyllic background for meetings, but also unique places, such as authentic Gold Rush
towns for interesting off-site venues and “getaway” activities that will help make gatherings
more memorable and successful events.

Tuolumne County is less than a three-hour drive from San Francisco, but the difference
goes beyond distance. Here, as the rolling hills give way to the towering mountains, time
ticks to a different tock ... the pace is slower, more casual, and thus more enjoyable.
Despite the “away from it all” and “small town feel” through the county, most of the
essentials are here. Sophisticated “wine-ing” and dining” experiences abound at affordable
prices.   Excellent accommodations range from historic hotels to delightful bed and
breakfasts (with 10% to 20% discounts offered during the off season months of March/April
and October/November). These are only some of the added bonuses to be found in this
relaxed setting. Also, tightly scheduled meetings have a better chance of running smoothly
with the absence of Bay Area-type stress-producing traffic. And the sun shines on average
325 days of the year in Tuolumne County, so you don‟t have to be confined to four walls.




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              Tuolumne County Meetings
The following listings are theater, banquet, reception and boardroom-style
meeting facilities, with maximum capacities included in parenthesis, as well
as availability of kitchen or restaurant facilities:

50+ people

East Sonora Conference and Banquet Facility, Sonora; 209/559-2729; Theater (175),
Banquet (112) •

Columbia Community College, Sonora; 209/588-5100; Theater (Three rooms: 1100, 192,
350), Banquet (Four rooms: 350, 250, 120, 50)

Best Western Sonora Oaks Hotel, Sonora; 209/533-4400; Theater (Two rooms: 160, 40),
Banquet (Two rooms: 160, 24), U-Shaped (Two rooms: 36, 18), Classroom (Two rooms: 100,
30), Board Room (Two rooms: 26, 22)

Columbia House Restaurant, Columbia; 209/532-5134; Banquet (150), Reception (299)**

Foothill Horizons, Sonora; 209/532-6673; Banquet (150), Reception (400) •

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge, Sonora; 209/533-4493

Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora; 209/532-7428; Theater (Four rooms: 2100, 685, 500,
289), Banquet (Four rooms: 1000, 320, 300, 134) •

Sonora Elks Lodge, Sonora; 209/533-1587; Theater (400), Banquet (300) •

Sonora Days Inn and Restaurant, Sonora; 209/532-2400; Theater (100), Banquet (75) **

Sonora Opera Hall, Sonora; 209/532-7725; Theater (400), Banquet (225), Reception (300),
Classroom (200)

Tuolumne County Association of Realtors, Sonora; 209/532-3432; Theater (120), Banquet
(70)

Aronos Research Women's Club, Sonora; 209/533-8664; (80)

Tuolumne Veterans Memorial Hall, Tuolumne; 209/928-1214; Gymnasium (300) •

Jamestown Community Hall, Jamestown, 209/533-5994; Theater (100), Banquet (80) •

Sheriff‟s Posse Hall, Jamestown; 209/984-4881; Theater (250) •

Evergreen Lodge, Groveland; 209/379-2606; Theater (150), Banquet (130 & 225 Outdoors),
Reception (175 & 250 Outdoors), Classroom (110), Board Room (20)**

Groveland Community Hall, Groveland; 209/533-5994; Theater (60), Banquet (65) •

Pine Mountain Lake Country Club, Groveland; 209/962-8638; Banquet (65) **


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Groveland Hotel; Groveland; www.Groveland.com; 209/962-4000 x 306; Banquet (Inside
50, Courtyard 80), Board Room (15) **

Lazy Z Resort, Twain Harte; 209/586-1214; Theater (50), Reception (75) •

Mi-Wuk Village Inn and Resort, Mi-Wuk Village; 209/586-3031, 800/549-7886; Conference
(100)

Greenhorn Creek Resort, Angels Camp; 209/ 736-8100, 888/ 736-5900; Theater (105, 100,
32, 20), Banquet (70, 64, 24), Reception (95, 90, 32, 30), Classroom (54, 50, 23), Board
Room (22, 18, 14, 12) • **

Saddle Creek Resort, Copperopolis; 209/785-7400, 800/611-7722; Theater (150), Banquet
(150) Reception (300), Classroom (150), Board Room (24) • **

American Legion Hall, Twain Harte; 209/586-5659; (80) •


Less than 50 people

Pinecrest Community Hall, Sonora; 209/533-5660 •

Columbia City Hotel, Columbia; 209/532-1479, 800/532-1479 **

Marble Quarry RV Park, Columbia; 209/532-9539, 800/446-1333 x 350

Historic National Hotel, Jamestown; 209/984-3446, 800/894-3446 **

Groveland Hotel Bed& Breakfast, Groveland; 209/962-4000, 800/273-3314 **

Yosemite Riverside Inn, Groveland; 209/962-7408, 800/626-7408

Strawberry Inn, Strawberry; 209/965-3662; 800/965-3662

Jack Douglass Saloon, Columbia; 209/533-4176 *

• Kitchen facilities
** Restaurant


Catering:

Birdies, Sonora; 209- 532-8278

Columbia House Restaurant, Columbia; 209-532-5134

Outlaws BBQ, Columbia; 209-532-1227 or 209-743-4227




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              Tuolumne County Meetings

GROUP ACIVITIES:

Golf
Train rides
Stagecoach rides
Carriage rides
Live theater
Hiking & Biking
Downhill and cross-country skiing
Casino
Houseboating
Gold panning
Winery tours
Rafting
Birding
Fishing
Horseback riding
Snow play
Museums
Columbia State Historic Park
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Shopping in historic downtowns


EVENTS:

From staged shoot„em ups, music festivals, chili cook-offs, rodeos and parades, and art and
wine extravaganzas to the Sonora Pass Wagon Train, Tuolumne County offers a year-round
schedule of diverse, interesting events that will provide entertaining breaks from meetings.

For a full listing of events, go to the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau Web site at
www.TCVB.com




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