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The Harlan House

22890 School House St, Columbia, CA 95310
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner, Samantha makes this place come together after twenty-four years of ownership. Her participation in making every guest feel welcome and comfortable add to the ambiance and warmth of the experience. There are some small inequities to overlook in the physical shape of the aging building, but they are minor in the total perception of your stay. Sam feeds... More 

Thank Wallytheplumber30
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

B & B were just great. Sam has a special relationship with the local wildlife and lots of stories to share. We stayed one night in the wine cellar with private entrance! Walked to the nearby Columbia Historic State park!

Thank Scott J. M
Lincoln, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

What a KICK!!! This place may be old... but it sure has all the fun in staying in a gold mining town. "Sam" the keeper of this place, makes everyone special and is the real reason for staying here. Everything is very clean and my wife and I had a great time staying here. The B&B is right next to... More 

Thank funcrzn
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I stayed here while moving my daughter into the college and it was the perfect choice. I stayed in the cellar room and am so glad I did. After moving boxes all day and doing the shopping for her pantry, I was wiped out and the in room hot tub really hit the spot. Sam is the sweetest lady and... More 

Thank Deb H
Grover Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Harlan House in Columbia was great place for a two night stay for my mother and I. My mom wanted to see the old mining town and had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before. It was an easy drive back to Sonora and very quiet. A bit away from any busy roads. The Harlan House was decorated... More 

1 Thank tealth
Ipswich, England.
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

We spent just one night in Harlan House. Very comfortable B & B, full of character and charm. Breakfast cooked to perfection. Possibly could of been slightly cleaner, although bedding etc spotless, perhaps just a dust around the skirting and dado rails needed. I would certainly recommend this place and would love to return one day. We used this as... More 

3 Thank MazzaITFC
canyon country, CA
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This place was great! Coming from Cynical mistrusting So Cal we were not sure what to expect. Moving to the Sonoracolumbia area in January as newly retirees. Never stayed in a B & B before. Checked the web site and reviews and thought this would be a great rest stop for a couple of days after bringing up our first... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed one night at The Harlan House as a stop over to break up the drive between Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles, though there is plenty to see in this area and it isn't too far from Yosemite. First, read review by waya5. That person is on spot and I couldn't write anything more eloquent! Sam is wonderful. She... More 

Thank LisaPerlman
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed in Columbia for a night after a four day trip to Yosemite, as it was near enough to allow us to spend most of our last day in Mariposa Grove, and we were curious to see the old gold rush town. Harlan House is a very pretty old schoolhouse on the edge of town. It's in a very... More 

Thank Svanhvit
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Forget Movie Sets of the Old West. Columbia State Historic Park near Sonora, CA, has been used often enough as a real movie set, including Back To The Future III, The Long Riders, Little House on the Prairie, and even the classic TV show, Rawhide. Clint Eastwood walked the boardwalk to the Jack Douglass Saloon in Pale Rider; Christopher Lloyd... More 

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