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6600 Orleans St. corner Main and Orleans, Georgetown, CA 95634
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#1 of 2 hotels in Georgetown
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4.2
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3

Looking for a place to stay in Georgetown? Then look no further than The Historic American River Inn, a romantic hotel that brings the best of Georgetown to your doorstep.

The rooms offer air conditioning and a seating area, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

The Historic American River Inn features a sun terrace, newspaper, and shops. In addition, as a valued The Historic American River Hotel guest, you can enjoy a hot tub and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in Georgetown, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from The Historic American River Hotel, including Corner Kitchen (0.1 mi), Georgetown Hotel & Bar (0.1 mi), and Royal Dragon (0.2 mi).

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at The Historic American River Inn as you experience everything Georgetown has to offer.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Hiking
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B_Pope wrote a review Mar 2022
Napa, California367 contributions181 helpful votes
We wanted a weekend getaway, and prices were expensive everywhere. I decided to search off the beaten path, and discovered this great value in the hidden town of Georgetown. Only an hour and a quarter from downtown Sacramento, the town feels like big cities don't even exist. The air was clear and smelled like snow (even though there was no snow visible anywhere). The price of the room was about half what I saw in the Sacramento metro area, and it included breakfast! The hotel dates from 1853, and has been restored semi-authentically to that time period. Antiques abound throughout, some tasteful, others quirky, but all good. Most rooms share a bathroom with others, which was fine. The shower was a claw-foot tub with a curtain enclosure. It is an 18-step stairway to most of the rooms, but I did see that there are a couple of ground-floor rooms as well. Keep in mind that there are no televisions in the rooms, or anywhere else! This is a good place for a true, quiet getaway. I imagined myself as a famous author on a writing retreat (Murder, He Wrote). Guests are expected to keep the front door locked, and are supplied with a key for doing so, in addition to the room key. Rooms do not have a deadbolt; just a doorknob lock. In the morning all us guests gathered in the sitting room; I was surprised at how many guests there were (about 10 couples), since I hadn't heard anyone all night. We enjoyed discussing the supposedly haunted rooms, but none of us had experienced anything metaphysical. We moved into the dining room for breakfast, which was outstanding. We enjoyed coffee, tea, and orange juice while eating individual egg and vegetable souffles, toasted English muffin, and fresh fruit. Checkout was at noon, so we felt like we could take our time and lounge a bit. The hotel staff was friendly, polite, and helpful, from the innkeeper to the young workers. You can see in my picture that they're working on the place, redoing the roof, as well as part of the exterior. There was no activity while we were there, so it was not a problem. I suspect that the work is limited to weekdays only. There were several restaurants within walking distance, as well as interesting gift shops and an art gallery. The town hosts a jeep event each year in July, and I suspect the town is crowded on that weekend. Our weekend in March was wonderfully quiet. I recommend the American River Inn for an easy-to-get-to, but away-from-it-all retreat.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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muzctchr wrote a review Aug 2021
California33 contributions13 helpful votes
This little gem sits in a *tiny* little town and we would have missed it altogether if we hadn't gone river rafting close by. This is the oldest B&B we've ever visited and it is beautifully decorated. Breakfast was delicious and they were excellent in making sure my husband, who has strict food allergies, had a delicious breakfast as well. The only drawback is we were on the 3rd floor (definitely got our steps in!) which had a LOT of stairs! You will also most likely need to drive to a restaurant for dinner as all but one of their restaurants were closed (July 2021).
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Nanette F wrote a review Feb 2021
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Truly beautiful! This Inn is a historical landmark. Built in 1853 and trapped in a beautiful Victorian style. It's like going back in time. The customer service is really amaizing. The small time feel of these private owners makes it such a warm cozy atmosphere. They are right there to assist you or go over some of the history that riddles this amaizing place. They even have a ghost story attached to one of the rooms that has been documented in a hunted America book. If you are interested ask about or Google Oscar the Love Sick Ghost. in Every room is a different but glorious Victorian adventure. It is a clean and relaxing place from sitting in the living room listening to the music of the erra to the home-cooked country meals served with a smile in the dining room. The tiny city of Georgetown is where this landmark sits. The town also has this old fashion flair. I will be back and suggest you visit as well. You will not regret it.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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deanna567 wrote a review Oct 2019
Dayton, Nevada48 contributions48 helpful votes
We have never been to a B/B before and what a wonderful and exciting time we had. Out in the mountains like back home where we come from, plus the Inn reminded me like my Grandparents place. Everyone there was fantastic we stayed in the claw tub room with a private bath and loved it with no TV it was wonderful. And can't wait to go back again, oh ya there breakfast is fantastic. Great Place
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Captmarkhd wrote a review Oct 2019
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2nd time visiting!!!! This place is amazing and the Staff is exceptional!!! Jason and Janine truly make you feel welcome, that this is your home away from home. We had a cocktail hour in the Parlor with a group of friends who were not staying at the inn. Jason and Janine were so hospitable and accommodating to us, they even served us wine and appetizers. The Inn is amazing, so beautiful and so well kept! Jason has so much pride in the Inn and it shows. It takes a lot of dedication to keep an Historic building such as this running and Jason has done major renovations over the last year. If your considering visiting just stop and do it, you will not be disappointed!!!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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callucan wrote a review Oct 2019
Roseville, California92 contributions29 helpful votes
Halfway between the 2 parallel hwys. to Tahoe, Auburn on the 80 to the N., Placerville on the 50 - 30 mins. to the S., sits the best maintained & friendliest 120 yr. old B&B we have ever experienced, from East coast to the West. The absentee owner of just 3 yrs. is an art gallery owner in S. Lake Tahoe who worked at the Inn as a teen, under the couple who ran it for the previous 30 yrs. So a purchase of love & pride. His parents live there now & are in charge, but special kudos to Laura & her young helpers who really run this beautiful escape. Red & white wines along w/really good cheeses, salami, crackers & grapes are put out in the parlor at 5 . The 9 a.m. breakfast in a sunny front rm. is outstanding: apple pancakes, a fresh fruit compote, sausages, scrambled eggs, orange juice & the best coffee the Sunday morn. we were there. Don't miss the large patio & garden in the back, AND the very large, clean, modern hot tub at the back of the property! Every rm. was taken when we stayed but I was the only one to use it! Should keep this find a secret...but not the fact that when they book & confirm they CLEARLY remind guests that if you arrive after 6 p.m., CALL! Over 20 people asleep @ midnight when inconsiderate (drunk?) idiots clanged the door bell so hard & repeatedly they broke it! Phone # is even clearly posted on the glass front door! Other guests so nice & interesting we even exchanged contact info w/2 couples. Otherwise, quiet, restful. Don't know where all those people were, but only 4 of us shared happy hr. & it seemed a bunch left even before yummy breakfast. The business district of Georgetown is all of 3 blocks long but packed w/history. Do not miss the lovely art cooperative! Beautiful market too, w/an amazing array of freah deli items & yummy baked goods along w/staples for campers & fun sundries. But this is an inn to savor & stay put for all 20 hrs.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kathy D wrote a review Jul 2019
Eugene, Oregon12 contributions9 helpful votes
We were there to run The Rubicon Trail. This was a wonderful treat. We reserved 2 rooms, 1 with a queen bed and private bath the other room had 2 beds for our adult boys who had a shared bath next door to their room which no one else was using. We have friends who had 2 other rooms rented. I couldn't heard anyone else from their rooms. We never locked or shut our rooms. Our friends were there for 3 days and never locked there's either. Beds were comfortable. Everything was clean and decorated beautifully. Bathrooms have clawfoot tubs with showers in them. We did not have breakfast. We had 2 rigs with car trailers which they let us leave on their property while we ran The Rubicon. They were so nice and accommodating. It is a family run business. I plan to go back with a girlfriend who I do 1 or 2 trips a year with. There is a hot tub so bring your swim suit. Restaurants are very very close and delicious. This is a must stay.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Geoff W wrote a review May 2019
Penrith, United Kingdom35 contributions11 helpful votes
Amazing place with so much history and original furnishings. The housekeeper was amazing too and looked after the property as though it was her own home. Everything was polished and sparkling. There was free wine and cheese in the lounge and a great home cooked breakfast. Don’t know how they can afford to do it at the price. This is a must visit if you are in the area!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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lightstheatre wrote a review Oct 2018
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This was a great venue for our celebration of our parents 60th anniversary. They told us to think of it as our home for the weekend and then they made sure it felt like our home. They accommodated varied arrivals and departures, food preferences, and late breakfast arrivals. They hooked us up with a caterer for a family celebratory dinner. I LOVED this Inn.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Michael C wrote a review Oct 2018
Arroyo Grande, California34 contributions23 helpful votes
My stay was during the week and off season so I was the only guest. The staff was very nice and helpful. The decor is quite beautiful in the turn of the century style. My room was right off the parlor, nicely appointed, and very quiet.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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$138 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Historic American River Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Historic American River Inn?
Nearby attractions include Jollity Farm Farmstead Cheese (3.6 miles), Uncle Tom's Cabin (1.2 miles), and Art on the Divide Gallery (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Historic American River Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Historic American River Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Historic American River Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Historic American River Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Corner Kitchen, The Divide, and Terry's Pizzeria & Grill.
Is The Historic American River Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Georgetown.
Are there any historical sites close to The Historic American River Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Foresthill Divide (7.1 miles).