Director – Brennen Jensen

Director – Brennen Jensen
Director – Brennen Jensen

Brennen is with the Hotel Charlotte

Opened in 1921, the Hotel Charlotte is a California Gold Rush era property listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Charlotte DeFerrari, the hotel’s namesake and builder, was born in Genoa, Italy in 1881. Her family migrated to the California gold fields when Charlotte was sixteen. During this era, the Groveland area went from boom to bust and back again. The Gold Rush and then the San Francisco Hetch Hetchy water project brought prosperity and notoriety to the Groveland and Big Oak Flat settlements.

Shortly after arriving in Groveland, Charlotte’s father was killed in a mining accident at Hardin Flat, and young Charlotte was left as the sole provider to her younger siblings and mother. Young, single, and ambitious, she built the hotel on the site of an old livery stable, and in 1921, she purchased the Gem Saloon, next door, annexing it to the Hotel Charlotte as a restaurant. Charlotte DeFerrari became a legend in her own time, and it is rumored that she still roams the halls of her hotel.

Brennen Jensen & Finn Horsley

18736 Main Street, Groveland, CA

Inns of Groveland


  • Director – Brennen Jensen