Parking is a nightmare in Nevada City, so you need to stay in a place where you can walk to the attractions. Emma Nevada House meets that requirement, even offering offstreet parking behind the inn. But it is so much more. Each room is perfectly appointed with everything you need. The beds are comfortable, the linens luxurious. They have a flatscreen in each room with a DVD player (and movies to view in their library). The hosts will help you plan a perfect stay with their deep knowledge of the area. They have a book of menus for restaurants, maps, and more. The deck with a pretty view is a great place to have a picnic and on good days, that's where you'll have your great breakfast. They do a complete gourmet breakfast, but for me, that's always a challenge. I'm allergic to eggs. They managed that just fine with homemade, fresh granola, fabulous bacon and a scone. Normally, I don't get much but this made me feel special. There is a natural area below the parking lot which we didn't explore, but where they often get deer and other animals. Just a beautiful, spotlessly clean place with the kind of treatment from the inn-keepers that you only dream about.