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“Lovely ambiance, great food, warm company...this inn has it all!”
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Deer Creek Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Nevada City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Placentia, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Lovely ambiance, great food, warm company...this inn has it all!”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We loved every minute of our four-night stay at the Deer Creek Inn. We have stayed at several B&B's in the past 12 months and have had good times at each, but the Deer Creek Inn has it all: Lovely ambiance, superb food, and warm, helpful hosts.

Ambiance:
The Deer Creek Inn is situated on lovely property, with the creek running through a park like setting. Each morning I enjoyed going out to one of the many sitting areas by the stream to listen to the sound of the flowing stream, see the sunlight dancing over the rocks visible through the crystal clear water, listen to the birds, and smell the sweet scents of the trees and garden. The inn is furnished in an elegant style. There are decks and patios to enjoy. Our room was especially lovely as it had a private entrance and patio on the creek side of the inn.

Delicious breakfasts:
No continental breakfast here! Each morning we were treated to a scrumptious, multi-course breakfast. We were there for four breakfasts and each one was a tasty work of art! Ruth is an amazing chef who prepares each dish in a seemingly effortless fashion. Savory dishes complement the yummy sweet ones in perfect balance.

Best for last, wonderfully warm company:
Chuck, Elaine and Ruth are a delightful trio who made us feel welcome and at home from the moment we stepped across the inn's threshold. We looked forward to the wine reception at 5:00 each evening where we met the other guests. Chuck, Elaine and Ruth make everyone feel included and are experts at facilitating great discussions! I loved arriving in the kitchen early each morning to share coffee and conversation. I loved hearing the good natured and loving banter between them. They fill the atmosphere of the inn with loving, positive energy!

Our stay at the Deer Creek Inn surpassed all expectations!

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Roseville, California
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

This was by all means a great venue to spend my birthday.From the instance we checked in to the marvelous breakfast our stay was excellent.Ruth's hospitality and overall attention to details and making you feel comfortable is second to none.
The rooms are very quaint;we had our own entrance and this added more charm to our stay.
The wine session was a great way to meet the other people staying there.The morning breakfast was"wow";will bring us back for an encore.
Bring your slippers and enjoy the stay.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

My husband and I have spent a fair amount of time in Nevada City before, but this time we wanted it to be extra special in honor of our wedding anniversary. We chose Deer Creek Inn because of its location and rave breakfast reviews. We were not disappointed! We immediately felt more relaxed when Ruth greeted us at the front door with glasses of wine and a warm welcome. Our room was lovely, we stayed in Elaine's Room. It had its own private terrace, a view of the creek and was very quiet. Breakfast did not disappoint! Ruth is an amazing cook, and I cannot wait to go back to start eating her food again. Thank you Ruth, Chuck and Elaine for your generous hospitality and an unforgettable wedding anniversary. It was such a treat to get away from reality for a few days!

Room Tip: Elaine's Room is beautiful with its own private entrance and terrace over looking the creek; how...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cobb, California
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We booked a late June mid-week stay for my wife's 60th. Who would have thought we would run into two days of rain in Northern California, but we did. The rain, however, did nothing to dampen our stay at the DCI. It has great curb appeal, and once inside you are treated to immaculate accommodations and excellent service. Greeted at the door by owners, Chuck and Elaine, we are shown to our room, Elaine's room. It is one of the best B&B rooms we have ever stayed in. Our entry/exit door leads to a sitting area overlooking a garden and creek. The creek was flowing strongly and could be heard from our room. The room was expertly furnished, and the bathroom had two shower heads and awesomely soft towels. In addition you are literally just a few hundred yards from the main street in Nevada, so you can walk into town. Breakfast A+++...three courses served by the owners, cooked by Ruth. This place was so good we can't wait for a return trip when we can sit outside and enjoy the creek. Bob and Nyla, Cobb, CA

Room Tip: We were in Elaine's Room, totally satisfied.
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Chico, California
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We have stayed at the Deer Creek Inn 4 times now, and each visit has been perfection! We have two small children (one with special needs) so finding a place to give us peace and tranquility is very important once in a while. The food is gourmet, the rooms have been redone and are Victorian simplicity at it's best! I love how every room has bath amenities! I dream of sitting by the creek and drinking my coffee or enjoying the innkeeper's great company during wine service!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We really enjoyed our short stay at the Deer Creek Inn in Nevada City. Beautiful Victorian house with a creek running through the backyard. My husband & I stayed in the Sheryl Room - a very comfortable room with attached balcony. Besides the wine social, breakfast was fantastic - 3 courses, all delicious! The inn is only a short walk to downtown Nevada City...a perfect location.

I would highly recommend this B & B to anyone!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

The Deer Creek inn is wonderful!
Not only is the old Victorian house beautiful & clean, the grounds are serene.
This is a perfect place for a short or long term vacation, when you are looking to relax, relax and relax. Ruth's hospitality and cooking are amazing and for sure will return again.
-Nicole , Reno NV

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Deer Creek Inn
Address: 116 Nevada St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2604
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Location: United States > California > Nevada City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Nevada City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Deer Creek Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautifully restored Queen Anne creekside Victorian within walking distance to shopping, theater, restaurants and music in quaint Nevada City, California. All rooms have private baths, some with clawfoot tubs but totally upgraded to meet today's experienced traveler. Some rooms include private balconies that overlook the award winning gardens and everflowing Deer Creek. Come visit and enjoy. ... more   less 
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