The Holbrooke hotel

From presidents to local politicians, miners to highwaymen, the historic Holbrooke Hotel has seen its share of historical events and visitors. Stephen and Clara Smith built the Adams Express Office and the Golden Gate Saloon which sadly, were destroyed by fire in 1855 along with most of Grass Valley. The Smiths rebuilt the popular saloon as a one story fieldstone building with a brick facade, making it safer from the threat of another fire. The Golden Gate Saloon is the oldest, continuously operated saloon west of the Mississippi River.

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Current Status

The Holbrooke is OPEN and accepting guests.In addition, we’ve relaunched the Golden Gate Saloon and Restaurant and are serving a new full menu along with local draft beers from GV Brew Co, Ol’ Republic, and Three Forks. Join us for Open Mic Night, Karaoke, and live music on Sundays & Thursdays. Click below for more info.


The Plan

Recently purchased by the National Exchange Hotel Company, the property will remain open during an extensive renovation over the next year. The team plans to restore the historic hotel to its former glory as the best old dame in the west. 



Follow along! We’ll be posting our renovation process, music and events in the saloon and Iron Door, and meet our guests!