Located on the old California-Oregon Stage
CARRVILLE's long and colorful history reaches back to the mid
1800's when James E. Carr brought his wife Sarah on an inspection trip
of the original California-Oregon Stage Road, which he was instrumental
in building over Scott Mountain. Sarah fell in love with the Curry
and Noyes Ranch and after being purchased by the Carr's, the ranch
became one the the most popular stops for the stage. Gold and
other mining played a big role in the local history which saw Carrville
grow to over 2000 people at it's peak.
The original building was
destroyed by fire in 1917 and was rebuilt the following year with lumber
milled on the ranch. A six year restoration was completed in 1988,
that saved this historic landmark, bringing it to better than original
condition. The present owners, David and Sheri Overly bought the
property in 1997 and have operated the resort since 1998 while
continuing to make improvements bringing it to its present beauty.
Carville Inn has been host to many famous people over the years. A
few notables are Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, actors
Clark Gable and Margaret Hamilton.
The beauty and grace which Mrs. Carr found over 150 years ago still
enchant all who visit Carrville Inn Resort.
An excellent book on
Trinity County is available from the Trinity County Historical Society
which has a detailed accounting if Carrville's history. Copies may
be obtained through the secretary, PO Box 333, Weaverville, CA
96093 or at the J. J. Jackson Museum in Weaverville.
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