The history, nature, and recreational opportunities of Yosemite, Gold Country and the High Sierra make Tuolumne County an exceptional setting to hold an unforgettable meeting or special event. Just two-and-a-half hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, meetings in the region can be close to the city yet feel a world away.
Historic California Gold Rush towns with memorable lodging, dining, and attractions amongst towering pine trees set the stage for a unique California experience. From golf to wineries to "The Movie Railroad" to whitewater rafting, skiing, and snowshoeing, Tuolumne County offers year-round activities to complement your visit.
About Tuolumne County
Tuolumne County (pronounced “to-all-o-me”) is located 133 miles (200 km) east of San Francisco. It is a pristine, scenic expanse reaching into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Stanislaus National Forest. Most famously, Tuolumne County is the northern gateway to Yosemite National Park.
Getting to Tuolumne County
Highways 108 and 120 out of the San Francisco area lead to the picturesque drive to Tuolumne County.
Tuolumne County offers a variety of accommodations, from historic inns to bed & breakfasts, cabins, or lodges at the footsteps of Yosemite National Park, including Evergreen Lodge or Rush Creek Lodge. For a modern experience nestled in the Sierra foothills with gaming, try Black Oak Casino. You can find lodging for every budget, along with top hospitality throughout the area. For more information on lodging options, click here.
Throughout Tuolumne County, choice locations abound for banquets or catered events. The region has everything from tea houses to delis, historic restaurants and more. Even a group picnic in the hills for a unique outdoor experience is possible. For a look at dining options in the region, click here.
Suggested transportation options include Columbia Airport, Pine Mountain Lake Airport, and Motherlode Adventures Charter Services.
For complete information and to start planning a Yosemite and Tuolumne County meeting, visit Tuolumne County online and on Facebook. Book your first meeting through the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau and receive a sponsored breakfast or lunch. For details on this meeting incentive, click here.
Tuolumne County is also a great option for special events such as weddings. An 1860s Victorian hotel, a charming bed & breakfast's garden setting, or a secluded resort surrounded by the beauty of the High Sierras allow for a unique destination for your special day. Traditional wedding and banquet facilities for up to 250 guests are also available. For more information on the region's wedding opportunities, click here.