#93 Step Back in Time

At 3,500 feet elevation, folks enjoy Stirling City year round. It’s cool in the summer, and has snow in winter, which is fun for snowmobiling.

We prefer visiting in the Spring to view the many waterfalls, or in the summer to escape the valley heat, but the area has become very popular with snowmobilers in the winter.

In 1857 the first stage coach to travel over the Sierras took this route, and within a year there were 10 stores, 9 hotels, 7 saloons, and a few other businesses and homes.

One of the original hotels, Kelly & Co., was destroyed by fire in 1868, and was rebuilt as Inskip, sitting at an elevation of 4,800 feet. One of the oldest buildings in the county, it’s on National Register of Historic Places. It is not currently open to the public.

Built in 1904, the Stirling City Hotel became a Bed & Breakfast in 1986. It has a fascinating history, and visitors especially enjoy the country store and great food. Their recipes are featured in the Best of the Best State Cookbook series, or you can purchase the cookbooks (the art in them is wonderful) sold on the premises.

Nature, history and great food—A hard combination to top!

Inskip Inn, Inskip, CA 95978 Stirling City Hotel,
16975 Skyway

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