National Register of Historic Places in Butte County

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National Register #75000425
Inskip Hotel
18735 Skyway Highway
Inskip
Built 1868

This hotel, built in 1868, replaced the original hotel on this site, which burned earlier that year. The fire was so fierce that nothing was saved except one trunk which contained books and accounts of the original hotel which had been built ten years before the fire.

Inskip was a mining town which once had a population of one thousand souls. This building is all that remains. The hotel continued to operate after the miners moved on because it was a stage stop on the main Oroville-Susanville road.

When the building was listed on the National Register in 1975, it was still a hotel, popular with skiers, hunters, fishermen and the occasional miner. At that time, it was the only hotel in Butte County in continuous operation for over 125 years.

Source: NRHP Nomination Form submitted in 1975.

A plaque mounted on a stone base near the hotel reads:

Inskip Hotel
Elev. 4808'

The historic inn, first built in 1857 by Pat Kelley sold to John Stokes in 1866.

Destroyed by fire in 1868. Rebuilt in 1868, is the only remaining one of five hotels which served the Inskip mining district.

A gold strike in the early 1850's brought in a population of over one thousand by 1860.

Inskip was the major midway station on the old Oroville-Susanville-Honey Lake Road.

A distance of about 140 rugged miles of dust and mud.

Dedicated August 25, 1974 by
E Clampus Vitus Paradise Chapter 7-11

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