Stay warm with these Columbia merchants

We’ve had quite the adventure with all this much-needed California rain, but the flooding has gone down in the park and our Columbia shops have the perfect remedy for the cold weather. Stop by. We’re open for regular business hours!

Enjoy the rain by warm candle light. Glinda Wolverton at Seven Sisters Soap and Candle Company recommended cinnamon as the perfect candle scent for winter weather, and her shop has many more scents to choose from!

Pick up your warm morning coffee or afternoon tea. Brown’s Coffee offers several java flavors including almond, butter rum, caramel, cinnamon, English toffee, gingerbread, macadamia nut, peanut butter, pumpkin spice and more. Over at Columbia Kate’s Teahouse (and bakery), Callie McGreen recommended pairing customer favorite apricot scones with Almond Orange Rooivos Tea for comfort during the cold months.

Find something warm to wear from Towle & Leavitt’s selection of souvenir sweatshirts, or stop by Ebler’s leather shop for a variety of jackets, including some made from Pendleton wool. They’re incredibly soft and snug!

Warm your “spirits” with something to drink from one of four saloons in town. They also have fresh food options to heat your appetite like pizza at St. Charles and a full menu of lunch and dinner items at the What Cheer Saloon and City Hotel Restaurant. Or you can visit the Columbia House Restaurant for their hot soup of the day.

Get your shopping done in one, warm location. Feel like making your own warm meal? Collect all the ingredients you need at Claud’s Columbia Market or the Columbia Farmory. Claud’s is our local grocery store, while the Farmory sells farm-fresh products and serves as a market place for local sellers of candy, vegetables and more.

Try something sweet and warm. Nelson’s Candy Kitchen offers hot chili chocolates.

Get a good night’s sleep in a warm bed at the historic City Hotel and Cottages or one of our local bed and breakfasts such as the victorian Harlan House. In the off-season, rates range from less than $100 to $200 per night.

Make sure families in need stay warm. Donate to Tuolumne Habitat for Humanity today. You’ll feel warm for helping others.

Where do you go to get away from the cold? Comment below with your favorite winter activity or food.

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