Your own charming Victorian cottage in the heart of Nevada City, a beautiful, historically preserved gold rush 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 and known as the Teddy Bear Castle. Lovingly restored and completed updated in 2004, it is now a perfect little Victorian gem from which to explore all that Nevada City and the environs have to offer. Walk out your front door, through the garden, 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 walking distance 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, a snack, 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 tLhe 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. And there are three championship golf courses in Grass Valley and Auburn, within a half hour's drive.
This beautiful, historic home is noted for its numerous stained glass windows, all original, imported from England around at the turn of the last century. It is all natural wood, redwood and elm, with many unusual architectural features both inside and out. Beautifully and comfortably furnished, fully equipped with all modern amenities including large flat screen TV with DVR, gas fireplace ( built with cobblestones from old San Francisco), washer/dryer, modern fully equipped kitchen, off- street parking. It has one large bedroom upstairs with a king bed and sitting area, and a den downstairs with a day bed that can be two twins or another king, and will sleep 4 comfortably. Two additional children can be accommodated on futons. The living room/ dining area are spacious and beautiful, and open onto a large, private deck. That, and the balcony upstairs off the master bedroom, afford wonderful views of the comings and goings on Broad Street, And the mster bedroom balcony is a great vantage point for the parades and bike race.
Tax is 10%, cleaning is $90
Weekend rates are for Friday and Saturday nights and also special events - Summer Nights, Bicycle Race, Victorian Christmas, Mardi Gras, 4th of July, Film Festivals
Discounts for last minute bookings, winter mid-week, and longer stays available
Rates are for up to 4 guests. Additional persons will be charged $25 per person per night for adults, $15 per night for children.
Nevada City is a perfectly preserved Victorian town on the Register of Historic Places. It dates back to the California Gold Rush era, and was the northern capital of the gold mining region along Highway 49. There are many historic buildings in town, including the oldest operating theater in the West, and the original assay office for the gold mining industry of the 1800's. The town is filled with beautiful old Victorian buildings, both homes and businesses. 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 Wednesday ecenings and Sunday afternoons 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.
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, concerts of all kinds, live theatrical performances, 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. In addition, there are three championship golf courses in Grass Valley and Auburn, within a half hour's drive.