Moon and Amy Shim,
owners of The Diamond Springs Hotel, invite you and your
family to dine with us in the very heart of the Gold
El Dorado County
about 3 minutes south of
on historic Highway 49, the town of
was built around beautiful clear water springs (the
springs no longer exist except in history books).
During the Gold Rush, this town was a rest stop on the
Caron Emigrant Trail. The discovery of a 25 pound gold
nugget by a Missouri pioneer convinced many Missouri
immigrants camping in Diamond Springs, to settle and
construct the town’s first clapboard buildings.
The Diamond Springs
Hotel, built in 1916 by Antone Meyer, is the lone
survivor of many hotels and boarding houses in Diamond
Today, the Diamond
Springs Hotel provides a restaurant only. The
inhabitants of the rooms are the happy ghosts.