You've come to experience Barkerville, and we put you in the center of the experience! At the St. George it's the late 1800's. Pan for nuggets, dance with hurdies, buy a mine claim, grab some grub, and stock up on provisions. You step out the door and you are immersed in the largest historic site of its kind in Western North America. Step back inside and you have the perfect blend of lifestyle from 1898 with the twenty-first century amenities , subtley interwoven into the fabric of the experience. (Electricity, running water, indoor washrooms, and even wireless 'telegram' put the St. George at the front of the curve of innovation without clashing with the decor, your hosted experience or the view from the balcony!)
Our quaint 7 room property offers beautifully appointed rooms, Madame Bendixson's historic continental breakfast and a front row seat to the comings and goings of Barkerville`s colourful characters. Always in period clothing, and well versed in local history, our staff can’t wait to extend a warm welcome and are happy to assist you in enjoying the interpretive programs, restaurants, shops, Theatre Royal and of course gold panning in Barkerville. We'll connect you to special events in Barkerville, and in the nearby gold-rush community of Wells.
Unless otherwise noted, 2 night minimum stay from mid-June to mid-September. You'll be glad we convinced you to stay two nights. Barkerville is the largest authentic historic site in Western North America. You'll want a full day here, and many people chose longer stays. Call us if you have any questions about how to organize your travels through BC to maximize your stay in Barkerville. After mid-September we keep the coffee and tea, and drop both the breakfast and the price to offer even more economical reasons to stay in Barkerville.
There is nothing that compares to the magic of the spectacular Cariboo night sky as you wander the town's boardwalks in your own private goldrush town. Our comfortable parlour is the perfect place to enjoy lively conversation with new friends and your favorite beverage. After what may be the best sleep you have ever had, prepare to enjoy a delicious continental breakfast on fine china- an elegant start to your day, or wander three doors away for a stack of pancakes at the Wake Up Jake Restaurant. Kick back on the 2nd floor balcony and watch the parade of miners and merchants as they go about their typical day in a Gold Rush town. Wave to the folks coming by on the stagecoach and get the best view in town for daily street theatre.
Looking for something out of the ordinary? The St. George Hotel is available to host your group's or family's special occasion. Gather up the gang and make your weekend extraordinary. Call anytime for group and Special Event rates and customized plans to accommodate your imagination and your budget. Whether you plan to spend the day, or make us your home base for exploring the Barkerville/ Wells/ Bowron Lake area, you'll find the St. George Hotel is the perfect place to relax in the midst of history. Our friendly staff will make you feel right at home after your adventure along the Gold Rush Trail. If you're arriving late in Barkerville, call us from Quesnel for some eating advice. We have really great restaurants and pubs, but Barkerville and Wells restaurants have seasonal schedules that we can advise you on before you get here!
Madame Bendixson, the original proprietor of the St. George, was a colourful goldrush character. French emmigrant to the California Goldrush, consort of American vigilante gang leaders, close friend of Hanging Judge Begbie, and know for her fiery tongue, and questionable moral standards. Questions still rise about the true purposes of her saloons and hotels! (nod, nod, wink, wink). Her broad success as a female merchant in a man's world, mark her as a key character in a variety of Gold rushes. Her colourful style is reflected in the decor and other characters of the hotel, as well as the general milieu of the streets of Barkerville.
Box 4, Barkerville, BC, Barkerville, V0K1b0, Canada