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Gorgeous Victorian Cottage in Historic Gold Country Town

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Gorgeous Victorian cottage in the heart of an Historic Gold Rush Town

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Last updated: 09/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Nevada City cottage description

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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Events Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 sleep sofa /futon

                Futons can be used by small children...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

                Daybed converts to two twins or a king bed...moreless

              • The master bedroom is the whole top floor of the house, a large, beautiful room with natural wood everywhere, and a balcony that opens onto Broad Street. The alcove off the living room on the main floor converts to a second bedroom, with a daybed that can be one or two twins or another king bed. The entire main floor can be closed off at night to provide a completely private second bedroom with its own half bath....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Modern bath in vintage setting with stained glass window...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                Lovely half bath on main floor of home...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Charming kitchen completely outfitted and equipped with brand new appliances, dishes, flat wear, cookware, cutlery...moreless

              • Dining:

                Hand painted dining room set situated in a beautiful alcove with floor to ceiling vintage stained glass windows...moreless

              • Stove:

                Brand new gas stove...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room seats 7:

                Beautifully furnished living room and alcove, all new furnishings, stained glass windows, views down Broad Street...moreless

              • Parking:

                Two off-street parking spaces...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Maytag washer...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Iron & Board
              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • This is a unique property and a brand new vacation rental, so while the home itself dates to the 1800's, virtually everything in it is brand new or vintage antique in perfect condition. This home is fully and beautifully equipped to provide very thing you will need for the perfect vacation....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Games

                  Communications

                      • Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Balcony:

                        Beautiful balcony off master bedroom upstairs provides wonderful vantage point for viewing Broad Street and all activities, parades and festivities...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo

                      Theme

                      • Romantic
                      • Family
                      • Away From It All
                      • Historic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Adventure

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            In the heart of Nevada City with the lovely foothills surrounding...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Churches
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Hunting Small Game
                          • Ice Skating
                          • Mountaineering
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Golf
                          • Tennis
                          • Rafting
                          • Kayaking
                          • Sailing
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Swimming
                          • Cycling
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Skiing
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Hiking
                          • Medical Services
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Laundromat
                          • Hospital
                          • Library
                          • Playground
                          • Ruins
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Cinemas
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Fishing
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Walking
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Boating
                          • Sledding
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Rock Climbing
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Christmas/New Years
                          Dec 13 - Jan 4, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $225

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $175 $195
                          Fri, Sat

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                          • Cleaning Fee $85
                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Notes:

                          Rates are four up to 4 people. Extra persons will be an additional $15 per night.

                          Rates may 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.

                          Security deposit due with signed rental agreement

                          Full payment of all fees due 60 days in advance

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                          Last updated: 09/13/2014
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                          Location

                          60 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Sacramento, CA
                          20 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Interstate 80
                          100 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Mc Gee's
                          50 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Sugar bowl
                          30 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Broad St Bistro & Cafe

                          Car: Recommended

                          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.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2012

                          About the owner: 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.

                          Why the Owner Chose Nevada City:
                          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.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          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.


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                          Photos

                          • Gorgeous Victorian cottage in the heart of an Historic Gold Rush Town

                            Gorgeous Victorian cottage in the heart of an Historic Gold Rush Town

                          • Spacious, comfortable and beautiful living area

                            Spacious, comfortable and beautiful living area

                          • Picture perfect, sitting room by day, bedroom by night

                            Picture perfect, sitting room by day, bedroom by night

                          • Spectacular Master Suite with balcony overlooking Broad Street

                            Spectacular Master Suite with balcony overlooking Broad Street

                          • Upstairs bath

                            Upstairs bath

                          • Lovely deck facing gardens and Broad Street

                            Lovely deck facing gardens and Broad Street

                          • View from front deck

                            View from front deck

                          • Entrance and Parking

                            Entrance and Parking

                          • Early morning on Broad Street

                            Early morning on Broad Street

                          • July 4th at the Inn

                            July 4th at the Inn

                          • The side yard and garden

                            The side yard and garden

                          • Winter at the Inn is wonderful

                            Winter at the Inn is wonderful

                          • The Two Room Inn in Winter

                            The Two Room Inn in Winter

                          • Dine in Victorian splendor

                            Dine in Victorian splendor

                          • Fully equipped modern kitchen

                            Fully equipped modern kitchen

                          • Hall and stairs up to bath and Master suite

                            Hall and stairs up to bath and Master suite

                          • Downstairs bath

                            Downstairs bath

                          • Comfy spot to relax and watch the comings and goings in town

                            Comfy spot to relax and watch the comings and goings in town

                          • Private back yard, gardens, & deck with chairs, chaise lounges, and a gas grill

                            Private back yard, gardens, & deck with chairs, chaise lounges, and a gas grill

                          • Main entrance

                            Main entrance

                          • As evening falls

                            As evening falls

                          • Another view of our special place

                            Another view of our special place

                          • It doesn't snow often, but when it does, Nevada City is a winter wonderland

                            It doesn't snow often, but when it does, Nevada City is a winter wonderland

                          • View down Broad Street from the Master suite balcony

                            View down Broad Street from the Master suite balcony

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                          $175 - $225 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 09/13/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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