My husband, our 10 lb. dog, and I planned a stay at South Lake Tahoe, but I saw this place on Travelzoo so we opted to go a day earlier (Sept. 1st) and spend it in Auburn. I called to see if we could take our dog and Alfred replied "I love dogs!".
When we got there I was a little surprised that the Inn is right in "Old town". I thought it was more rural from the pictures. Just my perception.
The nice lady at the front desk showed us around a bit and then took us to our room. My husband had looked at the rooms online and requested the "Chinese" room. We didn't care for that room because it was on the 2nd floor, very dark and in the interior of the house with no windows to open. We asked if we could look at other rooms and she accommodated. We ended up with a room on the 1st floor with an outside patio. It was much better. The shower worked well also which is a big plus for me.
We went to the "Power Club" for the beer and appetizers that evening. They were very generous and good. Albert also poured his yummy wines. We had a peaceful nights sleep. The next morning at 9:00 they have complimentary breakfast, again at the "Power Club". I thought it would be nice to have it in the dining room of the mansion, but it was fine to walk across the parking lot to the club again. Breakfast was very good and I believe cooked by Albert himself. This is a busy guy! I made a pot of coffee at the Mansion kitchen earlier so we could have something to get us to 9:00.
Alfred is an interesting man and I would have liked to meet his wife , but we did hear a lot about her and the children. The Travelzoo deal is very good and I would stay there again if I found myself in the area. I have recommended the Mansion to others. Yes, it is old but that's it's charm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in Downtown Auburn, the Power's Mansion is a Victorian Mansion filled with gold country charm and history. Surrounded by fun breweries, pubs, restaurants and pizza parlors, the mansion is a must destination for anyone visiting gold country. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Power`s Mansion Hotel Auburn