My hub and I were in tiny Volcano for the festive Scottish candle light walk....rather than drive back to civilization decided to overnight at the Union Inn. If you are seeking a fancy boutique hotel or crave the B & B cult experience of being coddled by innkeepers, sharing breakfast & your fondest wishes and dreams with your fellow lodgers then don't stay here.
We stayed a night in the terra cotta room, loved it, one of the bigger rooms, found it very comfortable, has door/window that open to the balcony, a huge tub, just the right size bathroom (if you need more bathroom why are you in Volcano?) and very clean, emphasize: room was very clean, no dust, no dirty carpet, simple nice furnishings, very nice bedding and comfy bed, a little sitting area, flat screen TV if you really need that. Decor was just right, not trying to hard. Rooms are above the bar and restaurant, yes there is some noise, which you new if you chose to stay here and found charming, as well as the creaking narrow stairs, it is called ambiance so enjoy it or don't stay here. So if you want to get away from suburbia, feel like you went somewhere old timey STAY HERE, relax on the balcony, enjoy the freezing crisp air, explore the town's cemeteries, enjoy a tasty meal at the restaurant & bar below or have a pint at the cozy pub by the St. George, or do all as we did. Just remember you are in a tiny old gold country town, your hand will not be held and your cell phone prob won't work, just be patient and soak up the character that Volcano and the Union Inn offers. p.s. what we loved was you could bring your breakfast which came with your stay up to your room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Volcano Union Inn!How The West Was Won Fun!Take the WILD RIDE to Volcano to enjoy great food, friendly faces and comfortable lodgingThe Union Inn Hotel was built in 1880 by four itinerate French Canadians for $400. It was a boarding house for hard-working miners and locals until the 1920's. It enjoyed a brief reawakening in the 1950's, and thereafter it was, by turns, vacant and empty, a private residence, and finally it was restored into a lovely destination in 2000 by the David/Burney Family.Now the Volcano Union Inn is reborn as a California Pub and Four-Room Bed and Breakfast in the picturesque village of Volcano, deep in the heart of Amador County and the California Gold Country. ... more less