McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

23251 Highway 108 P. O. Box 67, Twain Harte, California 95383
Innkeeper(s): Michael and Stephanie McCaffrey
  • Introduction

    McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn - Twain Harte, CaliforniaWelcome to McCaffrey House, a bed and breakfast inn, located in Twain Harte, California. Pure elegance in a wilderness setting.

    Nestled in a quiet forest hollow in the California mountains, where majestic oak, cedar, and pine trees mark the edge of the Stanislaus National Forest and Emigrant Wilderness.

    The Inn is a delightfully warm and charming three-story country home in the California Gold Country and was designed and built by your hosts, Michael and Stephanie McCaffrey. The home is located high in the California mountains, noted for a traditional four-season climate and breathtaking Sierra beauty; all good reasons why the McCaffrey's were first lured here some 38 years ago.

    McCaffrey House was built with one essential theme in mind - warmth and comfort. The country-style Inn has a charm that makes every guest feel at home. General gathering areas are spacious and tastefully decorated with a large collection of furniture and art acquired by Michael and Stephanie during their travels. All appointments have such a welcoming touch that they extend an invitation to come often and stay a while.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Michael and Stephanie McCaffrey for sharing their secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    People come to our inn because they want to be in the mountains, surrounded by giant cedars and pines and clean air--couples love this setting for a romantic getaway. They also come to visit Yosemite, Calaveras Big Trees, Pinecrest, the Gold Country towns, Columbia State Park, Dodge Ridge Ski area, Leland Snow Park, Sierra Repertory and the many things to see and do here.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are known for our great hospitality, amazing food, beautiful surrounds and general friendliness. Our inn in surrounded by giant Cedars and Pines. I love the property the inn is built on – although the inn is new – the property has been in my family for 50 years.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    First of all we live near a small mountain town. People come here to experience something different – life in the mountains, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Al Martinez, a columnist for the LA Times wrote – There are still a few quiet places to hide up there, (talking about the Mother Lode), and we found one just east of Twain Harte. It was in a bed and breakfast called McCaffrey House, set off the main road, among trees that reached halfway to heaven. You could leave the windows open and hear the trees whisper. It’s a great place!

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    It’s one of the most beautiful spots in California.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Enjoy the beauty of the mountains. Visit the many national and state parks in our are --- Yosemite National Park, Calaveras Big Trees, The Stanislaus National Forest, Columbia State Park which is a totally restored gold mining town from 1849, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, known as the movie railroad, where over 300 productions have been made and it is possible to ride on an old steam engine driven train. There is also some of the best hiking, mountain climbing, and rock climbing in the area. Great fishing and fly fishing in our many lakes and streams. Three top quality live theatres with productions from March through December. We also have biking, water sports, golfing, tennis, caving, horse back riding, wine tasting, museums, off-roading on marked trails in the Stanislaus National Forest, great shopping, antiquing and restaurants with simple to fine dining. Gaming at Black Oak Casino. Skiing and snow boarding at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. Sledding and snow play at Leland Snow Park. Cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the forests and woods.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    There are hiking trails in our immediate area. We do not recommend driving to Twain Harte (3 minute drive) as one would have to walk on a highway.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We have a few favorite restaurants in Twain Harte – The Rock, The Eproson House and The Prospector.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The Visitor’s Bureau - They also have a wonderful guide book that they will send to you. Has everything you would want to know about our area.

    How many rooms does your inn have?


    Do you accept pets?

    We are a pet friendly inn and all of our pet policies are on our website. We have an acre of our property fenced so dogs may be outside with our dogs!

  • More About the Inn

    McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn Enjoy A Delicious Breakfast Each MorningAccommodations include a full breakfast served in the Inn's dining room. Its warm decor makes the room a friendly gathering place. Guests enjoy a variety of menus prepared by Stephanie. On sunny days, guests may be served on the Inn's spacious deck with its views of the California mountain forests and the sound of the natural stream.

    Each guest room is artfully decorated in an accent of colors borrowed from quilts handmade by the Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Each room has a black iron fire stove that provides a cozy warmth on cool evenings and creates a romantic ambiance year-round. All rooms enjoy a private bath with shower/tub, individual thermostats, cable TV, VCR, private phone and modem jack, and some have private balconies or patios. The peaceful forest provides the backdrop from each room's window.

    McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn - Relax By the Cozy FireThe living room is ideal for visiting, reading or just relaxing around the large fireplace. The comfortable reading area has a wide selection of literature to browse through. In late afternoon, complimentary tea, sparkling cider, wine and cheese are offered.

    We are happy to help plan your stay by providing suggestions and maps just for you! Regardless of your favorite time of the year, the McCaffrey House Bed and Breakfast Inn promises to add a new dimension to your leisure time as you explore the magnificent Sierra High Country.

  • Fascinating Places to Explore

    • McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn - Twain Harte, California ActivitiesDodge Ridge Ski Resort
    • Yosemite National Park
    • Strawberry Music Festivals
    • Stage 3 Theatre
    • Sierra Repertory Theatre SRT
    • Columbia State Historic Park
    • Twain Harte

    In Winter, recreation areas are within a short driving distance. For downhill, cross-country, or snowboarding, Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley are a short drive away. Ice-skating is available at Long Barn, while a wonderful snow play area can be found at Leland Meadows.

    In Springtime, the snow melts and the local creeks run free. Vivid meadows come alive with wild colors, challenging the painter's eye. Spring runoff fills the rivers with sparkling waterfalls that make hiking a joy. Tourists and locals alike come to enjoy the many nearby foothill wineries and sample award winning wines.

    Summertime becomes a fisherman's paradise. Nearby lakes and rivers are abundantly stocked with trout. Enjoy water skiing, sailing, and swimming, or the local golf courses and tennis courts. For the nature lover, hiking throughout the mountains is a wonderful way to appreciate the natural beauty.

  • Weddings

    McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn - Twain Harte, California weddingsThank you for considering McCaffrey House for your special day! We specialize in elopements and small weddings, from 2 to 15 people. Our outdoor setting is ideal for garden weddings. Our elevated deck is perfect for those who what to be surrounded by majestic cedars and pines. We also stage weddings in our living room - with grand piano and casual seating for your guests. Contact Stephanie McCaffrey to arrange your ceremony.

    Just for the Two - $495

    • Outdoor or Indoor ceremony
    • Wedding Consultant
    • Minister and Ceremony with special vows for just the two of you
    • Champagne, wine or Non-Alcoholic Toast

    Wedding and Honeymoon - $995

    2 nights lodging in one of our romantic guest rooms with a gas log fireplace, gourmet breakfast, wine and appetizers.

    • Outdoor or Indoor ceremony
    • Wedding Consultant
    • Brides Rose Bouquet and Grooms Boutonnière
    • Minister and Ceremony with special vows for just the two of you
    • Champagne, wine or Non-Alcoholic Toast

    Dreams Come True - $1,495

    2 nights lodging in one of our romantic guest rooms with a gas log fireplace, gourmet breakfast, wine and appetizers.

    • Outdoor or Indoor ceremony up to 15 guests
    • Wedding Consultant
    • Brides Rose Bouquet and Grooms Boutonnière
    • Minister and Ceremony with special vows for just the two of you
    • Champagne, wine or Non-Alcoholic Toast
    • Champagne Flutes custom engraved with your names and the date
    • Wedding Cake and Service
  • Read Our Reviews

    McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn - Twain Harte, California guest reviewsSan Francisco Chronicle feature about Twain Harte and McCaffrey House.

    "Not only is Yosemite spectacular, but the historic towns that surround the National Park are charming reminders of the Gold Rush days. For example, the scenery, history and good eats at McCaffrey House, in Twain Harte ... it was calming and peaceful to be there." - The Modesto Bee

    "An American Bed & Breakfast is equivalent to an English Country House - a superb experience ... Having spent over a week touring California, our stay at McCaffrey House turned out to be the highlight of the honeymoon. We are already planning our next trip!" - Toby Young, London Sunday Telegraph

    "Elegantes B&B in den Burgen mit Weinprobe am Nachmittag!" - McCaffrey House - recommended by the prestigious French magazine: America

    "This was our first Bed and Breakfast experience, so I'm glad it turned out great. Stephanie treated us kindly and showed us to and around our room. We stayed in the Evergreen room and apparently there was some confusion about us bringing our dog (I guess that room isn't usually rented out to people who bring their dogs but she allowed us to stay in that room anyway). The room was amazing with great views of the forest. We loved the balcony and fireplace as well. The location was great though I could still hear passing cars on the highway from the balcony. We loved breakfast! The food was great and we really enjoyed getting to know the other people staying there as well. We will definitely return." - Nikki & Matt,

  • How To Find Us

    McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn - Twain Harte, California snow

    McCaffrey House Bed and Breakfast Inn is located 11 miles east of Sonora and one-half mile above the East Twain Harte exit on Highway 108. Turn right off of the highway just beyond the 4,000 elevation marker sign.

    McCaffrey House is approximately three hours from the Bay Area, four hours from the Monterey Peninsula, and just over one hour from the Central Valley.