My husband and I came up to the Nevada City area for the 24th annual Draft Horse Classic, so lodging was at a premium. We decided on this inn because of all the fantastic reviews I read on this website. We booked Ida's room, upstairs, for one night. At $190/night, it was a little steep, but since we don't do B&B's that much, decided to take the plunge. Our room was ok. But it lacked a simple bar of soap in the soap dish, and the basic toiletries; shampoo, condtioner and lotion were all mismatched. The carpeting could have used some freshening up.
On the plus side, Eileen was a charming and informative host. My husband enjoyed the wine social time, but he said the wines were nothing special. The inn does have a small carport where it is safe to park your vehicle. And it is close to town, so walking to dinner is very easy to do, although lighting in town could be a little better.
Breakfast was served at 0900, but coffee was available off the kitchen at 0700. Our gourmet breakfast consisted of a poached pear with a dollop of cream, followed by a zucchini Fritata served with highly seasoned cinnamon applesauce and 2 strips of bacon. This was followed by a baked pumpkin pancake served with a maple-flavored syrup. I'm from Wisconsin so I know the taste of real maple syrup. I'm somewhat of a foodie, so I did not think this breakfast was in any way gourmet.
And for your foodies out there, don't bother buying the cookbook she has on sale in her inn for $20. You can go to the website for the California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns at www.cabbi.com for all the recipes in this book and more.
We will definitely be attending the Draft Horse Classic again, but this will be our last visit to the Deer Creek Inn.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Deer Creek Hotel Nevada City