Luxurious Victorian Cottage in Historic Gold Country Town

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  • Cottage1300 Sq. Ft.
  • Sleeps6
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms2
  • Minimum Stay2-4 Nights

PROPERTY 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.

We also have a special, mid-week (Sunday to Thursday) one night rate for two people, of $225, inclusive of everything. Please contact the owner to book this special rate.

Cancellation policy includes a full refund if the house can be rented to another party.


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  • Heater
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Children Welcome
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking
Safety features:
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Smoke detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Carbon-monoxide detector
  • Exterior lighting
Location Type:
  • Downtown (Right in the heart of downtown, on the edge of the historic commercial center. Perfect location for.walking to everything in town.)
  • Village (In the center of this beautiful, historic gold country town)
  • Mountain View (In the heart of Nevada City with the lovely foothills surrounding)
  • Air Conditioning (Central air)
  • Heating (Central heat)
  • Linens Provided (All linens and towels are provided, including beach towels)
  • Washing Machine (LG Washer)
  • Clothes Dryer (LG Dryer)
  • Parking (Two off-street parking spaces)
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided (All bath and hand towels and beach towels provided,)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room (Beautifully furnished living room and alcove, all new furnishings, stained glass windows, views down Broad Street)
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove (Full size gas range)
  • Oven (A full size gas range)
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Dishes & Utensils (Kitchen is fully equipped and outfitted for any kind of food preparation and serving.)
  • Kitchen (Charming kitchen completely outfitted and equipped with all appliances, dishes, flat wear, cookware, cutlery)
  • Kettle
  • Dining Area
  • Dining (Hand painted dining room set situated in a beautiful alcove with floor to ceiling vintage stained glass windows)
  • Television (35" flat screen TV with DVR capabilities)
  • Satellite / Cable (Cable TV)
  • DVD Player
  • Books (Books for adults and Children)
  • Games (Games for Adults and Children)
  • Video Library (Large collection of DVD's)
  • Lawn / Garden (Beautifully landscaped gardens both front and back)
  • Balcony (Beautiful balcony off master bedroom upstairs provides wonderful vantage point for viewing Broad Street and all activities, parades and festivities)
  • Deck / Patio (Beautiful stone patio and outdoor seating in the very private "Secret Garden" in back, and the front deck is a wonderful spot to sit and watch the local street scene while remaining very private)
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM



Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly
2 nights min stay
$185.00 $225.00 Fri,Sat - -
2 nights min stay
$195.00 $245.00 Fri,Sat - -
Special Events/Holidays
2 nights min stay
$250.00 $250.00 Fri,Sat - -
Christmas/New Years
4 nights min stay
$250.00 - - -
Additional information about rental rates:
  • Cleaning Fee $ 120
  • Property Damage Protection $ 300
  • Tax Rate 10%%
Notes :

Last minute, Mid-Winter, and other discounts may be available
Special mid-week (Sun-Thurs, excluding holiday periods)  nightly rate for two people – $195 including tax and cleaning. Extra guests $25 per person per night
Some holiday weekends may have a longer minimum stay
Cleaning Fee $120
Rates are for up to 4 people
Extra guests are $25 per person per night
10% Tax


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Cynthia M.

Quaint, private home in the heart of Nevada City
Wonderful, funky Victorian in the heart of Nevada City. Well stocked and easy to use, with access to all that the city has to offer. Owner very accommodating with a slight issue, providing a quick response. Perfect for our use to attend a wedding of a nephew.  

Pat H.

From coffee on the front porch overlooking Nevada City, to the instantly historical feel of the place, the Two Room Inn was a wonderful home base for our trip to Gold Country. The comforts are all there, including throws on the couch for cool nights and a well equipped kitchen. The colorful kitchenware suits the Inn and makes the breakfast spread in the stained glass dining area or the plate of afternoon cheeses (check out the Wheyward Girl) even more special. The location makes it easy to wander Nevada's City's shops and galleries at an easy pace, heading back to the Inn whenever one needs a break. Our hostess, Marney Craig, was a delight to work with from the moment of reservation to her instant fix of the heater controls on a cool night. We look forward to staying again and sampling even more of the area.

Azalea H.

Great location. Super cozy.
This house was the perfect place to stay! Right in town and walking distance to everything. There is a lot of cool history in this house and I loved the antique feel, but it was still very comfortable. We had a great time! Thanks for everything

Carolyn L.

Beautiful home.
Clean, cozy and well furnished. Walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, etc. Two minor complaints would be that there was no "starter" kit of basic cooking supplies (no oil, spices or coffee/tea/sugar) and there is a light on a motion sensor outside downstairs bedroom that kept going on/off during night that disturbed sleep. Would definitely stay here again! Loved our trip and the Two Room Inn!  

Kristine D.

Amazing Victorian Gem Glitters in Gold Country!
What a treat to stay at the Two Room Inn. This charming cottage is clean and well maintained, and has all the amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable, down to every detail. The customer service was exemplary. Best of all, you could not ask for a better location. All the boutique shops and restaurants of Nevada City are right outside your door! I would highly recommend the Two Room Inn as a stay over or travel destination.  

Carrie C.

A perfect vacation house
The moment I walked by the Two Room Inn while in Nevada City a few years ago, I knew I had to stay there. It was absolutely the cutest place I'd ever seen from the outside. Had to google and bookmark it immediately. I was smart enough to book it far in advance to be able to stay there this last month during one of the Victorian Christmas days in Nevada City, and it was pure perfection. The location cannot be beat - the christmas fair is literally right outside the door. And the house was just as beautiful and thoughtful inside as it was outside. The furniture was both beautiful and absolutely comfortable. Our group had the best time hanging out at the house, and taking trips around town to eat and explore the fair. Cannot wait to stay again next year.

Carrie C.

Vintage/Modern Cottage Perfection!
I read the great reviews and saw the beautiful pics online but still tried to keep my expectations at bay after booking this cottage. However, my expectations were far exceeded upon arrival. Easy off street parking at the back of the house, warm inviting entry way, ample living and dining space, kitchen with everything you could possibly need and I was challenged to find something missing but failed miserably, modern thermostat which worked very well in the chilly winter, charming vintage décor, beautiful view from every window and front porch to watch the amazing city bustle around you. I could go on and on. My family and I very much enjoyed our stay and used every minute we could to remain in that space until checkout. To top things all off, the owner, Marney, was nothing short of amazing and I had the opportunity to meet her on my way out. She went above and beyond with her interactions and customer service and I honestly could not have asked for a better getaway from the beginning stages of booking to the end of our stay. I am currently searching for an opportunity on my calendar to reserve this place again. Thanks so much, Marney for sharing your lovely home with the public and for providing and affordable, accommodating home away from home!  

Gwendolyn S.

Charming Historical Respite
We visit Nevada City every summer at least once. This is our new favorite place to stay. It's close proximity to everything is perfect for strolling about. The home is styled with love and panache. It is cool and relaxing. Perfect for family gatherings or a romantic getaway. A truly interesting and gorgeous, historical home.

Debra R.

Victorian beauty!
Lovely, charming property. Marney, the owner, was very helpful in all aspect. Would definitely recommend.  

Alex P.

Amazing cottage in downtown Nevada City
My wife and I rented this amazing cottage the week of our wedding and it was spectacular. The place was so beautiful both inside and out that we actually took some of our wedding photos there! The owner clearly takes care of the place and has made sure to maintain it's gorgeous charm while adding in modern amenities that make it an easy and very enjoyable stay. The wood floors, decorations, stain glass windows, balcony...everything about this place makes it enchanting. The location is also perfect, putting you walking distance to everything you need in town (restaurants, coffee shops, banks, shops, bars, etc.) while also allowing you to enjoy peace and privacy at the house if you prefer. We loved staying here and will definitely be back, maybe even making it a tradition to come back on our anniversary! I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone visiting Nevada City.