I thought it would be fun to spend Halloween night at the historic (and supposedly haunted!) 1857 City Hotel in the old gold rush town and state park of Columbia, CA.
Does anyone know of any really good (or really fun and interesting!) places to eat nearby? I'm happy to stop anywhere en route or even continue up to 35 mins. in any direction past, for a memorable experience. The main consideration is that we'd like to try and find a destination that complements the overall theme of this trip; ie. halloween festive, historic 1800s setting. etc. Preferably some place with very good food as well!
It could be an old b&b or inn, a hotel saloon, or even just a really great restaurant at the edge of the Sierras that would seem well suited to our ghostly forty-niner excursion. Themed "murder mystery" dinners or the like would be ideal; so long as the ingredients are fresh and the food preferably better than just 'acceptable'.
On a similar note, we'll be driving up to Mokelumne Hill and Placerville the following afternoon, continuing on our journey through the California Gold Rush, and would welcome any suggestions for good/fun/interesting lunch spots and watering holes.
Thanks in advance!!