Richard A.

What a great stay we had at the Two Room Inn in Gold Country’s gem of a town, Nevada City, which offers a spectrum of restaurants, lots of galleries, a wide array of shops and the Sierra’s history and beauty. From the street, the Inn is very unusual and very attractive in appearance with its antique stained glass panels, ornamental eaves and solid redwood exterior. The exterior may be upstaged by the interior, not only is it tastefully decorated and appointed, it is warm and inviting with a feel of the Gold Country from the past. I believe the correct term for its architectural design is Gothic Victorian.

There is more stained glass incorporated in(or in the panels above) nearly every window and door, some of which are dated from England in the 1880’s. I was told the original structure was a miner’s cabin which was expanded into a spacious 1300+ square foot house. The interior is beautiful, rich toned old redwood ceilings and walls, while the floors are elm. The cobblestone accents found in the house are from the streets of old San Francisco. The furnishings are very comfortable, complete and some are whimsical, like the old wooden duck decoy and cats. From the spacious main room, there is a view right down the middle of Broad Street, the main street in historic and beautifully maintained/restored Nevada City.

The owner, Marney Craig, has thoughtfully outfitted the house with every necessary convenience and gadget we needed and much more. This place is an amazing value as it is priced comparably to some of the B&B’s in town, but you get a whole beautiful house which can sleep up to six people— an IDEAL DEAL! Before you book this place, check out the schedule of events in Nevada City and adjacent Grass Valley as there is some happening nearly twice a month between them such as parades, craft fairs, concerts, various holiday celebrations etc., or in other words, small town America with a historic flair. There is natural beauty found in town(Deer Creek) and extending for miles in every direction with hiking trails, biking and great swimming at multiple Yuba river highway/road crossings. I found several championship golf courses nearby as an alternative to the shopping attractions just outside the front door. I have also stayed at Marney’s other equally special house located on North Shore Kauai’s spectacular Hanalei Bay which makes for a “can’t lose” vacation destination dilemma–tropical paradise, or historic Sierra Gold Country.

Richard A.

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