Right in the heart of Downieville, location couldn't be better. The room (Sierra Suite) was well appointed, bright with a great view of the river. The Sonya and Shannon were great hosts and attentive to all our needs, including our lil' ole lady Paisley.
I have spent many weekends in and around the Downieville area and it is a place frozen in time that everyone should experience. Lots of outdoor activities to do (we were all about the mountain biking) and the rooms at the Carriage House Inn were comfortable, personalized and clean. You feel like you fit right in with the old fashion downtown, saloons and storefronts. Sleep with the deck door open and you will hear the river all night. It is the best kind of white noise.
We recently spent 2 blissful nights at Carriage House Inn! Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, we felt safe and secure at this charming inn; and very well taken care of by all the kind folks in Downieville. Carriage House Inn is super clean, with lots of sanitized details - like the plastic sealed tv remote. But my favorite part of the room was trying the wonderful products by Steam! I loved the charcoal soap, body lotion, and the shampoo/conditioner. I felt like I was at a mini-spa :)
The hotel is right in the centre of Downieville, on the river. Rooms are comfy and nice, and the owners are friendly and helpful. Lots to do nearby - bike, swim, fish, hike, all in a spectacular geographic setting.
California is filled with terrific little mountain towns. And what better way to experience one than from a small eight-room inn on the banks of the Downie River. The Carriage House feels a little like a work in progress. The inn-keepers are kinda new to the gig, and are working to raise the service-level of this hotel, which has probably been around for at least 50 years. They pay attention to details: serve great coffee in the mornings, tasty breakfast foods, (we also had a bottle of wine in our room.) The room was not spacious, but not cramped eirther. It had lots of great natural light, balcony overlooking the river, a mini-fridge, microwave, and half-bath. (The shower was down the hall.) Overall: a good value. As far as service amenities, the Carriage House is not the Ritz Carlton, and it makes no claims to be. There's no pool, spa, hotel bar or room service. There is free parking, Wi-Fi, and streaming services like Netflix. There's also very helpful caretakers, living on-site. In the end, a fatastic way to spend a little time with an old northern California Gold Rush town.…