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An invitation to turn back time...

in California's Gold Country
at the award winning
Nevada City
bed and breakfast

The Red Castle Inn
Historic Lodgings

...the only authentically preserved
historic lodging landmark mansion
Nevada City inn

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Nationally acclaimed for its "singular sense of time and place" for more than six decades as the first Nevada City Bed and of the first in California...the incomparable Red Castle Inn has been enchanting travelers from its hidden hillside setting. Offering unsurpassed views overlooking the Gold Rush landmark town, this Nevada City hotel provides a glimpse of what life was like more than one hundred fifty years ago. Once inside the spectacular 1860 Gothic Revival mansion — which became in 1960 the premier Nevada City inn — you become immersed in another century — within an atmosphere of vintage refinement at once romantic, tranquil, genteel. Discover what was called "the Tasteful Interlude" ... in true 19th century style on a quiet tree lined street at this most unique Nevada City lodging.

Fodor's Choice 2012 Travel Reviews


For the fifth year in a row, we have been given the prestigious Fodor's Choice Award: "Friendly owners, spectacular food, fascinating architecture."

We are the only one so honored in the Sacramento/Gold country
by the discriminating travel site and guidebooks.


Please accept our invitation to explore California's colorful Gold Rush era within one of the few remaining historic landmark hotels, accompanied by unobtrusive service in comfort and privacy. Meander down forested footpaths through our terraced rustic gardens to nearby restaurants, theater, shops, events and wine tasting. Find an opportunity for pleasant conversation at afternoon tea and savor selections at breakfast reminiscent of an era when dining was an adventure. Rediscover each other surrounded by nostalgic enchantment in secluded nooks at the edge of the woods, by the koi pond or on your own private veranda. Make memories to cherish in a setting not found at any other Nevada City inn where time stands still and "one night is never enough".

Would top my list of places to stay in the Gold Country.
Nothing else quite compares with it.
— Gourmet Magazine

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