|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
The Two Room Inn is your own charming Victorian cottage in the heart of Nevada City, a beautiful, historically preserved gold rush era town in the Sierra foothills. Step back in time ....just two and half hours from San Francisco.
This beautiful, unique home was built in 1880 as a miner's cabin. Around the turn of the last century it was converted into a residence. At some time in its history it was a rectory and then late in the 20th century it was renovated yet again, took on its present 'castle' look, and was known as the Teddy Bear Castle due to the owners' large collection of antique teddy bears which were also the basis of the American Victorian Museum at the Miners Foundry in the 1980's. Lovingly restored to its present Victorian splendor and completed updated in 2004, it is now a perfect little Gothic Victorian gem from which to explore all that Nevada City and the environs have to offer. Walk out your front door, through the garden, and out the front gate, and you will find yourself in an amazing Victorian town, with beautiful historic homes, cafes, shops, galleries, wineries, and restaurants to suit every taste, all within a few blocks of your own beautiful cottage. Stroll around town and enjoy the ambiance, the art ( Nevada City has long been a haven for artists), the shops, and the mountain scenery. Stop for a coffee, breakfast or lunch maybe right across the street at the Broad Street Cafe, a snack at one of the yoghurt or ice cream shops, have lunch or dinner in one of the wonderful eateries in town, or come back to your own charming place and cook dinner at home. A short drive will bring you to the wonders of the Sierra foothills and the gold rush era. Beautiful scenery, pristine forests, river crossings with amazing swimming spots, hiking trails, and historic gold mining towns, some still with residents, some with only the local ghosts roaming the streets.
Spring, summer and fall are gorgeous for outdoor activities. The fall foliage is magnificent, and winter brings its own charms. Nevada City's famous Victorian Christmas, celebrated throughout the month of December, draws visitors from all over. And the occasional snowfall blankets the town and countryside in white. Skiing is only an hour or so away, up Interstate 80 towards Truckee. If you want a more temperate climate to stay in and not have to go too far to ski, Nevada City is the perfect spot. If golf is your passion, there are three championship golf courses in Grass Valley and Auburn, just a short drive from the Inn.
Nevada City, and it's close neighbor, Grass Valley, another vibrant historic town, host a wide variety of cultural activities all year long. There are music and art festivals, fairs, the Nevada City Fourth of July Parade, and the famous Nevada City Bike Race held in downtown Nevada City each year on Father's Day. The North Columbia Story Telling Festival, also held every year, has gained wide notoriety and draws folks from all over to hear some of the country's best storytellers. North Columbia, just a short drive from Nevada City, is a former gold rush town, now just a crossroads with the old two room schoolhouse converted to a community center as the venue for the festival. Check the local chamber of commerce web site for the schedules of all the events in the area.
Whether you come for two or three days or a week or more, you will never lack for things to do, and you will always have your beautiful Victorian cottage to come home to. The cottage is fully equipped with all modern amenities, updated and modernized bathrooms and a full modern kitchen, heat and air conditioning, flat screen TV, WiFi, gas grill, washer/dryer, and two off-street parking spaces. But it also has all original stained glass windows imported from England, gorgeous redwood and elm interior, a fireplace built with cobblestones from Old San Francisco, a front deck surrounded by gardens, a private back yard, and a lovely balcony off the bedroom upstairs, with views down Broad Street - the perfect spot from which to watch the 4th of July parade, the Father's Day bike race, or just the comings and goings of Nevada City. The house is situated at the very edge of the commercial district, and so in the quiet part of town, but steps away from anything you might want to do in the village itself.
Come experience the unique charms of this lovely home and its wonderful surroundings.
I have owned vacation rental properties in Hanalei and Princeville on the island of Kauai since 2000 (see my VRBO listing 10087 for Maluhia Hanalei)and so have years of experience creating wonderful places for travelers to stay, and providing them with all the amenities and special touches that help to create a memorable vacation.
Marney Craig purchased this cottage in 2012
I have always loved visiting Nevada City and spending time both in town and in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Sierra foothills. And for many years I have been aware of this gorgeous little Victorian cottage in the heart of this very special town. When I recently had the opportunity to buy it, I did not hesitate for a moment. I knew that not only would I love being able to stay here myself, but that I could make it available to travelers from all over, and allow others to experience this unique home in this wonderful setting.
This is an amazing truly unique Victorian home right In The heart of a perfectly preserved gold rush town. It is on the main street of town, at the very edge of the commercial district, so guests can walk out the front door, through the garden, and out the gate into the center of this wonderful town with its array of restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries, and many special events throughout the year. The house itself is charming, beautiful, luxuriously furnished and outfitted, and maybe the most unusual place you have stayed. Step back in time just two and a half hours from San Francisco.
We reserved the Two Room Inn for our daughter's wedding at the Miner's Foundry, which is two blocks away. We had no idea how amazing the weekend would be, how pivotal this incredible gem of a house would be - lasting memories. First of all, Marney was amazingly friendly and quick to respond in every step in the process. It felt far more personal than typical reservation experiences. I have to say that the pictures do NOT do this place justice - I was expecting it to be far "cozier" than it is. This place is classy, elegant, and spacious! The house is a feast for the eyes - the antiques are lovely, the stained glass windows - well, we have some amazing photography of our lovely daughter in that house. The kitchen is more than stocked with anything you can possible need. With two decks, you have the ability to entertain - we had about 20 out-of-town guests the night before the wedding - the large private deck in back was perfect for our barbeque - I brought disposable products and discovered more wine, champagne, coffee and regular glasses than we could ever use! The fiesta ware dishes were so fun! This home has a deck right off the front for the enjoyment of watching Broad Street tourists go by. The upstairs bistro set on the balcony was a perfect spot for brunch the day after the wedding. Every single thing you might need is there. Our daughter's wedding party got ready at the house. We used the incredible stained glass bay window for photos, the garden for photo shots of the gown and rings, etc. I look forward to going back for a leisurely stay with friends. Sitting at the top of Broad Street, it is a perfect spot to stroll down to shops and dining. We (the entire wedding party) strolled to the wedding venue! Wonderful spot.
My father and I stayed a the Two Room Inn when we visited my brother and his family in Nevada City. I had seen the photos online and thought it looked intriguing. When my Dad and I walked in, we were blown away. First of all, for some reason it looks smaller in photos. We were surprised how roomy it was for a cottage. The other thing we loved was even though it has an "old world" feel with many beautiful antiques and stained glass windows, there are modern fixtures throughout, such as beautiful bathroom fixtures and gorgeous curtains. The owner has done an excellent job in decorating. There is AC as well - which is a must in Nevada City during the summer months.
We loved the outdoor amenities as well. There is a spacious backyard with comfortable furniture as well as a front deck that is set back from the street and shaded by tall evergreens. It truly feels like a forest cottage.
The other fabulous feature is the location! It is on the main strip of Nevada City and there is a market about 2 blocks away. Everything in downtown Nevada City is within walking distance - so convenient!
We will definitely be returning soon to the Two Room Inn!
My family stayed here and my husband and I were married at the inn. Everyone loved the place, especially the convenience of walking everywhere. It is full of the cutest touches that we found ourselves running around taking pictures with inanimate objects ; ) The ceremony was small (about 20 people) and we were told it was the most beautiful, intimate wedding (and all we did was move some furniture around). It was a great time, fully equipped, and I highly recommend staying here!
The photos and descriptions say it all, although not as awe inspiring as being there. Highly recommended. Visit a different local good or great restaurant for each meal and your stay will be limited to only 10 days before you have to start over.
There were four of us friends arriving for the annual Nevada City Wild and Scenic Film Festival, we had seen the Two Room Inn on line and immediately booked it months before for 4 nights. What we did not expect was the location was absolutely fabulous, minutes walking distance to everything..... also the extraordinary Victorian decor, the attention to detail which provided great comfort, from the spaciousness in the bathrooms with hooks to hang towels, clothes and places for all our toiletries, to the extra blankets for all the beds, a very well stocked kitchen, fantastic heating/cooling system, bedside lamps beside every bed... and I could go on and on and on! Before we departed at the end of a marvelous weekend we booked the Two Room Inn for 2017. This is one unique, gorgeous, and charming place! Unforgettable! One felt like royalty, so well cared for. Thank you a 1,000 times over for creating such a place!
Our family of six had a very special three-day holiday at the Two Room Inn - an enchanting jewel-like place, perfectly situated at the top of Nevada City's main street, within walking distance of everything ! We never moved our cars ! It was spacious enough for us (the grandparents), our daughter, son-in-law and two teenage grandchildren. The property is very well-appointed, with everything needed for cooking in, should one choose - but dining out at least once should definitely be a part of the visit - Nevada City has a number of good restaurants, and Marney's list was very helpful. The Two Room Inn is such a cozy place, with a stone fireplace and beautiful stained-glass windows, that we were torn between browsing the shops and staying in, just enjoying the surroundings.
We loved being at the Two Room Inn at this festive time of year, but also are looking forward to a return visit when we can enjoy the inviting backyard and patio.
Thanks Marney - you are a gracious host and you have a very special place !
Nevada City is a beautifully preserved Victorian town that dates back to the California Gold Rush. It has National Historic Preservation status, and staying here is a lovely way to step back in time and still have all the amenities and attractions of a very cosmopolitan community. There are outstanding restaurants, wonderful shops and galleries, cafes,and bars to suit every taste. Throughout the year there are numerous fairs, festivals, art, music and activity events in both Nevada City and Grass Valley,. see the Chamber of Commerce schedule of events, check the NevadaCity App for IPhone for up to date information. The surrounding Sierra foothills are a natural wonderland with pristine forests, protected rivers with wonderful swimming areas, and relics from the gold rush era including ghost towns and small rural communities to explore. There Re three championship golf courses in Grass Valley and Auburn, within a half hour's drive.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Rates are four up to 4 people. Extra persons will be an additional $25 per night for adults, $15 per night for children
We do not charge a booking fee.
Rates vary seasonally and may be higher for special events and holidays.
Special last minute and winter weekday discount rates apply.
Rates for 7 nights or more include weekend nights at the mid-week rate.
Security deposit due with signed rental agreement
Full payment of all fees due 90 days in advance
Payment can be made by check, credit card, or Paypal. Credit cards and Paypal will be an additional 3% to cover bank fees.