Waterfalls and wildflowers are scattered across Table Mountain, a large basalt plateau overlooking Oroville in Northern California. Here at Culture Trip, we’ve rounded up the best comfortable hotels within easy reach of the peak – simply pick your favorite and book.
Grab your hiking boots, pack a picnic, and make your way to the North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve. Just 72 miles (116km) north of Sacramento, this 3,330-acre (1,347ha) wilderness is home to two mesas (flat-topped hills), North Table Mountain and South Table Mountain. It’s a popular region for hikers, who flock here in the spring to enjoy the radiant wildflower meadows. Here are Culture Trip’s pick of the top hotels to call home while you’re exploring.
Enjoy a glitzy stay in a casino resort, choosing between elegantly designed rooms and luxurious suites. The latter come with sprawling balconies and access to the hotel’s plaza sunning deck, as well as large bathrooms with dual vanities, individual jacuzzis and deep-soak bathtubs. Before you get stuck into a game of blackjack, enjoy dinner at the in-house Mexican restaurant, washed down with a margarita.
A stylish, light-filled lobby leads into 184 luxurious suites on the outskirts of Chico. Each one boasts king- or queen-sized beds, with wheelchair-accessible and pet-friendly options available. Chico itself is home to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, just a three-minute drive away, as well as the National Yo-Yo Museum, where you can see the world’s largest working wooden yo-yo. After a day hiking Table Mountain (a 30-minute drive), kick back in the outdoor pool and spa.
Right in the center of Yuba City, it’s an easy drive along CA-70 to Table Mountain from this hotel. Indulge in a free hot breakfast every morning before setting out along grassy trails in the nearby Sutter Buttes range – do this on foot, or on a bike hired from the premises. Camp, fish and go boating along the Feather and Yuba rivers, spotting birds as you go. Back at the hotel, there’s a pool, hot tub and flat-screen TVs in every room.
The rooms here are clean, muted and functional with ample space, although you’re unlikely to spend much time indoors. Table Mountain is a 40-minute drive away – don’t forget to swing by the In-N-Out Burger opposite for a post-hike munch. The hotel itself offers a complimentary hot breakfast, as well as a gym and outdoor pool with whirlpool spa. The time warp of Sutter County and its gold-rush origins is less than three miles (4.8km) away.
When a hotel gives away free craft cocktails and home-baked cookies each evening, there has to be a catch, right? Not at the Gold Miners Inn. This comfortable, freshly licked hotel with 80 guest rooms sits in Grass Valley, just over an hour’s drive from Table Mountain. Don’t miss the wine and dine nights here for free wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants.
Looking for somewhere different to stay? Opt for a city base and book into one of the best hotels near Boulevard Park in Sacramento. Inspire your itinerary with the most beautiful towns in Northern California, and swap concrete for countryside in the incredible parks and wilderness areas of the region.
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