The Parsonage in Nevada City was a real “golden nugget” find! It had all the major ingredients that we were looking for – a private residence, giving us the feeling of a personal guest; walking distance to town; private parking lot in rear; a very special room appointed with luxury amenities. All interior design was artistically done by the owner Susan.
The Parsonage also presents its guests with access to a fine front room appointed with elegant antiques and hard-bound books and magazines, and the dining room where Breakfast is served.
We chose the Victorian – a faux painted blue room with practical antiques. Sheets and linens of very high quality, high thread count. The room was very light and airy with many windows offering cross ventilation and a cooling ceiling fan. The four-poster bed mattress was very high quality and comfortable. The en suite bathroom featured a claw-foot bathtub with shower and curtains. The bathroom also featured Thyme bath products.
Abigail, the charming innkeeper, made fresh cookies or brownies for the afternoon, and placed bottles of port and sherry for the late evening enjoyment of the veranda overlooking Broad Street. However, the over-the-top treat was her morning breakfast served promptly at 9:00 a.m. She surprised us each morning with a new menu presenting a fresh fruit goblet with crème fraiche, and a second course featuring fresh farm Araucana eggs (from the owner’s farm) prepared as delightful omelets or ramekin-baked eggs with fresh herbs and vegetables. Abigail’s cooking, however, was eclipsed by her fine baking skills – accompanying her delightful breakfasts with fresh scones or popovers! All served with fresh local jams and jellies.
When we return to the Gold Country, we will definitely want to stay at our golden find, the Parsonage, stay in the Victorian Room, and be charmed by Abigail and her fine cooking.!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Parsonage Bed & Breakfast, located in Historic downtown Nevada City, California. One of the best and most convenient bed and breakfast locations in the area. This B&B is full of history dating back to the mid-1800s. This bed & breakfast inn has some of the most reasonable rates in the Nevada County area. ... more less