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“A wonderful experience!” 5 of 5 stars
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415 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945   |  
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Ranked #5 of 8 Grass Valley B&B and Inns
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“A wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2009

Annie Horan's Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful Victorian home away from home in downtown Grass Valley. It is run by Jeannine and Harvey, who are wonderful hosts. Harvey stood there on his back porch, in the cold night air, waiting to greet us as we parked the car in their parking area. What a homey and gracious greeting that was.

The rooms there are very, very comfortable, and sweetly decorated ... though not overly so. My husband and I took the Wine Room, which was subtly done in wine colors. Our daughter took the Cloud Room; a sunny room all in white and pastels. What lovely rooms!

Both rooms had connecting bathrooms, which were ample and nicely laid out. Each provided abundant silky, pillowy towels. The water that issued from the faucets and showers was soft, soothing, and gave the sweetly scented soaps extra lather.

The downtown area is within a short walk from this inn. After dining at a local restaurant, my husband went to our room to rest, while our daughter and I settled into the pretty parlor to read a while in genuine coziness. Being the day after Christmas, we sat before a beautifully lit Christmas tree. Between the warmth of a small gas fireplace and our mugs of hot cocoa, the chill of our outdoor excursion was soon dispelled.

The inn sets out several local papers and magazines which have a lot of little articles about the locals, and about the Donner Party. My great, great grandmother, who emigrated from Ireland during the Potato Famine, had joined the Donner Party for part of her trip to California. Those local publications are full of that lore. In due time we retired to our rooms and, very soon, we were all fast asleep ... and we truly slept like babies on those comfy beds.

The next morning, at 9:00, we headed down to the formal dining room for our first breakfast, which was beautifully cooked by Jeannine and handsomely served by Harvey. We sat at the table with a really nice couple who were also staying in the inn. While we were getting to know each other, out of the kitchen came the most delicious Baked Apples topped with Vanilla Yogurt, followed by a wonderful Asparagus Frittata ... both made from scratch ... and all the fresh orange juice, whole grain toast, butter and jam, and coffee we could want. It was so, so delicious, conversation and all!

We asked Jeannine to help us decide on a restaurant for that evening's dinner. She recommended a Chilean restaurant to us, called Diego's, and made our reservations for us. Harvey even cut a coupon out of the local paper for us to apply to our dinner. Jeannine was right; Diego's was fabulous! They chef serves inventive and delicious Chilean food with an American twist. We highly recommend Diego's to you, also.

The outside air was sooo cold that night, but the inn was so quiet, warm, and peaceful that we easily forgot any hardship once inside. The three of us settled in the parlor that night and played a friendly card game. Inn provides several boardgames should you wish to play.

The next morning, we came down to our 9:00 breakfast and were served the most yummy Baked Pears, and a lovely scrambled omelet full of fresh veggies and topped with a lively, fresh salsa ... along with all the other yummy sides, just like the morning before. The goodness of that food and the company of that couple made for a really enjoyable morning.

From time to time during our stay I would spend a few moments with Jeannine and/or Harvey to ask for local information or just for a brief conversation. They are the most gracious people; very friendly, and never intrusive.

We reluctantly said our goodbyes, and heartily waved to Jeannine and Harvey as we drove past their back porch heading home. The only challenging part of our stay at Annie Horan's Bed and Breakfast was having to tear ourselves away from a most enjoyable stay.

  • Liked — jeannine and Harvey.
  • Disliked — Having to leave there.
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2008

I can't think of a better place to spend a getaway weekend. The B&B is a one minute walk into downtown Grass Valley, 100% Victorian, well maintained, plenty of parking, and a creative and tasty breakfast.

Jeannine and Harvey are perfectly suited to be hosts.Both go above and beyond the call of duty and seem to honestly care about their guests.

We have found a new getaway place in Grass Valley..

  • Stayed December 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2005

I just got back from a 3 day stay in GV. I had some unpleasant family business there to deal with and I needed someplace to be away. Annie's was the perfect choice!
I found it to be clean, comfortable and extremely friendly. The breakfasts were fabulous and big enough to last you all day. I found myself sitting around their kitchen every night. I can't imagine a better B&B experience!!

  • Stayed December 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2005

I stayed at the Annie Horan House last fall with 2 women friends. The prices were low enough that we could each have our own rooms. The rooms were comfortable and private. The hosts were extremely nice without being intrusive. It was truly a pleasure to talk with them and I do not usually like B&B's because of the social interaction demands, but the owners here are laid back. The breakfasts were full on and very delicious. They included a fruit dish and an egg dish and breakfast meats as well as home made pastries. Town is about a 3 minute walk away.

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Address: 415 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Location: United States > California > Grass Valley
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Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Grass Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4

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