The Cottages at
La Honda Park
A Creekside Retreat in the Heart of California Gold Country
As you walk around beautiful La Honda Park, you’ll hear the sounds from our creek at every point and...immediately start to relax. What you do next is up to you! Gather in the Main House or outside on the lawn and take in the natural beauty of California Gold Country. Hit the restored old Bar(n) as it's filled with games, wet bar, music, TV’s and wood stove - a perfect place to meet up and relax. The lovely pool and adjacent full kitchen, picnic area and many treasures about the property are sure to delight you!
What was once a stagecoach stop and a camp for weary miners during the Gold Rush is now La Honda Park, a beautiful park complete with well-appointed cozy cabins, a main house, and all the modern-day accoutrements you can imagine. Onsite bocce ball, a pool table, a large swimming pool, a horseshoe pit, fire pit, arbored picnic areas, wifi, and several full kitchens onsite make La Honda Park an amazing place to host a relaxing family event, a couples weekend getaway or a corporate retreat.
We at La Honda Park aim to provide you a genuine Gold Country setting, but with all the creature comforts of today’s world. With over 1,200 feet of Angels Creek frontage, there is no shortage of places to explore and enjoy the natural beauty. The miner’s trail from Angels Camp to Murphys is still visible on the east hillside. During the Gold Rush, the creek was an accessible and common spot for travelers to water their horses.
The “weir” at the upper lawn was the original “swimming hole” built in October 1945. At that time the property was a camp offering sites with fire pits and 10 cent showers. In 1961 the pool was built and the main house was a restaurant and bar with a small general store. Wander the grounds and enjoy the many unique sites and amenities of the property’s rich history.
Spend a few days at La Honda Park and you'll already be talking about your next visit.
STAY WITH US
La Honda Park offers five unique cottages and a large Main House to make your stay enjoyable. The property is most often booked as a "compound" - that's what the regulars call it! - giving you total privacy across six acres, 5000 sqft, eight bedrooms, eight and half bathrooms, with exclusive use of the large pool, great lawn, bocce, outdoor dining and creekside barn.
In the non-peak season (roughly November thru April), we offer more flexible booking. See below for more details.
"the Compound" at La Honda Park
In a nod to the Pederson family who restored the park to its original state over nearly two decades, when you book a stay at La Honda Park you're booking "the compound" which is what they called it for their family and friends for many, many years.
Families have been coming back to La Honda Park annually for reunions for more than a decade. Whether it's a family reunion, a girls or guys weekend, a couples getaway or a corporate retreat La Honda Park is perfect for groups of all sizes.
When you book the compound, you get nearly 6 acres of privacy, 5000 sq ft of living space, 8 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, 1000ft+ of creekside viewing, exclusive use of the large pool and creekside barn. A unique, gold country experience just two hours from the Bay Area.
Main House +
Welcome House North & South
During the offseason, the park can be rented by smaller groups in two distinct arrangements. The Main House + Welcome Houses surround the large lawn area and are adjacent to the creek and pool.
Pool House, Pool Kitchen, Grandmas, + Ripplewood Cottages
During the offseason, the park can be rented by smaller groups in two distinct arrangements. The Pool House, with Pool Kitchen, Grandmas and Ripplewood Cottages surround the pool and and are adjacent to the barn and weir.
EXPERIENCE LA HONDA PARK
Come enjoy our restored old barn with a wet bar, pool table, foosball, darts, poker table and endless game + a warm fireplace and creekside views.
Find a place to sit along famous Angels Creek and slip into total relaxation. Whether it's on the front lawn, a stroll up creek or back by our private weir there is no shortage of places to unwind.
Enjoy some sun, take a dive or play with the kids. Whatever you're looking to do...We've got a large pool, stocked pool kitchen, BBQ and seating for 20+ people
Free (Slow) Wifi
You're in the fast lane all the time, come visit us at La Honda Park to slow down. Bring your own book or pick from our library. Rummage through our CDs or bring some of yours (we'll hold 'em for you for next year, we know you'll be back)
Murphys & Angel's Camp
Two historic old mining towns with welcoming main streets await your visit. Murphys is a sleepy wine country destination with dozens of tasting rooms, an old historic saloon and a number of great restaurants. Murphys is only two miles from La Honda Park and Angels Camp is six miles the other way.
Games, Games, Games
We believe in old-fashioned, offline fun. We've got all the games you'd want to reconnect with friends or family. Whether it's active games like cornhole or KanJam or board games like Monopoly or Settlers of Catan, we want you to put down those devices and go analog.
THINGS TO DO
Murphys is a mecca for wine enthusiasts (and just plain enthusiasts!), with a growing and vibrant wine industry
Visit Bear Valley, Kirkwood or toil around at New Melones. Take a hike or kayak at Lake Union or Utica. Bike the Arnold Rim Trail or go for a run.
There's so much to do throughout Calaveras County, visit the GoCalaveras website for up-to-date events and fun.
This has been the perfect place for our family with the separate cottages for the elder couples & the big house for us 2nd generation. The lawn made the perfect baseball fiend for some friendly competition & the pool allowed for some nice relaxing, cool-off time from the heat. Hope that we can manage to return here someday with the others we are missing. — Amber G.