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Swan Levine House
Swan Levine House
(Bed & Breakfast)
Swan Levine House
328 S Church Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530.272.1873

The Swan Levine House plays significantly into the history of Nevada County. It was built in 1867 by John and Catherine Fahey, who were partners in the Alison Ranch Mine. They sold it to William Campbell, a local merchant who made his fortune selling mining equipment. Campbell remodeled the house in 1895 after a fire to its present Queen Anne style. After his death, the house was acquired by brothers, Doctors Carl and John Jones, who opened it as a hospital. Howard Levine and Margaret Warner Swan purchased the the house after the hospital closed. The Swan Levine House has four guest rooms; all have private baths with claw foot tub shower combinations. The Hospital’s Room 1 was the original master bedroom in the house. It is now a suite with a large bedroom with queen bed, separate sitting room with a fireplace. The Surgery has a king-size bed that can be made-up as two twins, octagonal white floor tiles, lots of windows and the bathroom retains the antique scrub-up sinks. The Green Room is also a two-room suite, with a queen canopy bed.

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Howard Creek Ranch
Howard Creek Ranch
(Historic Ranch Inn)
Howard Creek Ranch
40501 N. Highway One
Westport, CA 95488
707.964.6725

Howard Creek Ranch Inn is an historic, 60 acre, ocean front farm bordered by miles of beach and mountains on the beautiful Mendocino Coast. We are a family owned and run business. Charles (Sunny) and Sally have been working on the Howard Creek Ranch for the last 20 years, and will probably be working on it for the next 20 years. Howard Creek Ranch is a Mendocino County Registered Historic Site nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. The Ranch offers farm animals, award winning gardens, fireplaces/wood stoves, a 75 foot swinging foot bridge over Howard Creek, hot tubs, on-site hiking, sauna, and access to a German masseuse. Accommodations include cabins, suites and rooms furnished with antiques, large comfortable beds, and handmade quilts with views of the ocean, mountains, creek or gardens. A full ranch breakfast is included with your stay.

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Murphys Historic Hotel
Murphys Historic Hotel
(Historic Hotel)
Murphys Historic Hotel
457 Main Street
Murphys, CA 95247
1.800.532.7684

In continuous operation since 1856, the Murphys Historic Hotel is a quaint and charming piece of yesterday in the heart of the picturesque California Gold Rush town of Murphys in Calaveras County. This registered National Historic Landmark has hosted such notable historic figures as Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, Susan B. Anthony, JP Morgan, John Wayne, Sunny Ficus, and Charles Bolton, a.k.a. Black Bart the "Gentleman Bandit". Step into our parlor, and step back in time! Murphys Historic Hotel is the only hotel on historic Main Street and the only hotel in town providing a full service dining room and saloon seven days a week! If desired, guests may park their car for their entire stay, and walk the Main Street to shop and sample local wines from 24 tasting rooms. Over eight vineyards surround the town of Murphys.

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Tallman Hotel
Tallman Hotel
(Historic Hotel)
Tallman Hotel
9550 Main Street
Upper Lake, CA 95485
707.275.2245

The Tallman Hotel is located in the small western town of Upper Lake, California. It is a good base to explore the emerging wine country of Lake County, not far from Clear Lake and just north of the Napa Valley. The Tallman Hotel was originally built in the 1870s by Rufus Tallman at the end of the stage line into the County from the north and west. He also owned a livery stable and the Blue Wing Saloon next door. The hotel was fully restored and reopened in 2006 by Lynne and Bernie Butcher. Additional buildings, pools and gardens were added by the Butchers in addition to the re-creation of the Blue Wing next door as an upscale bar and restaurant. The hotel now offers 17 elegant rooms, most with private verandas and some with private Japanese "ofuro" soaking tubs. The Tallman Hotel is listed as a Point of Historical Interest on the California Register of Historic Places.

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The Weaverville Hotel and Emporium
The Weaverville Hotel and Emporium
481 Main Street
Weaverville, CA 96093
1.800.750.8853

The Weaverville Hotel and Emporium has within a two block radius, a gym, a coffee house, several good restaurants, two antique stores, the recently renovated Trinity Theatre, several art galleries, the historic Chinese Joss House, and the Jake Jackson Museum and Blacksmith. There are several interesting shops as well, including our own 1,000 sq. ft. Emporium featuring fine chocolates, old books and photos, antique reproduction silver jewelry and collectibles, European fragrances and soaps, retro-style clothing, and other gift items. The hotel, originally built in 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War and at the height of the Gold Rush, was last rebuilt in 1880 after burning to the ground. We have painstakingly restored it to the original high ceilings and wood floors, attempting to recapture as much of the original charm as possible. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Coast Guard House Historic Inn
Coast Guard House Historic Inn
695 Arena Cove
Point Arena, CA 95468
1.800.524.9320

Coast Guard House has stood on a bluff over-looking the rugged Mendocino Coast for over a hundred years. The inn, a 1901 Cape Cod, was once home to brave sea rescuers who performed their duties just a few hundred feet away. Today it is a peaceful bed and breakfast inn featuring rooms with fireplaces in the main building and two private cottages with fireplaces and whirlpool spas for two. All of the rooms are designed with simple elegance and surrounded by quiet solitude. This home of maritime history is a mile from the sleepy hamlet of Point Arena nestled between towering headlands of the Mendocino coast and dwelling in harmony with the harbor life of Arena Cove.

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The Bissell House
The Bissell House
(Bed & Breakfast)
The Bissell House
201 Orange Grove Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030
626.441.3535

The Bissell House is an elegant Victorian Bed & Breakfast offering tranquil and intimate accommodations. Located in one of Southern California's most desirable neighborhoods, our Bed & Breakfast is just a whisper's distance from Old Town Pasadena, Wrigley Mansion, Rose Bowl, Norton Simon Museum and the Huntington Library & Gardens. It is with great pleasure and excitement that we are able to open this charming and historic eight bedroom Victorian home to the public.

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The St. Bernard Lodge
St. Bernard Lodge
(Bed & Breakfast Inn)
The St. Bernard Lodge
44801 Highway 36E
Mill Creek, CA 96061
530.258.3382

The St. Bernard Lodge is an historic bed and breakfast inn and hotel that has been accommodating guests at this location since 1929. It quickly became a welcome stop for weary travelers and guests seeking a hearty meal, cozy room, or a refreshing beverage en route to nearby Mount Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lake Almanor from regions across the United States and Europe. It is strategically located in the heart of Northern California 10 miles west of Chester, CA and Lake Almanor on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.

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The Inn at Locke House
The Inn at Locke House
(Bed & Breakfast)
The Inn at Locke House
19960 Elliot Road
Lockeford, CA 95237
209.727.5715

A destination in itself, The Inn at Locke House is a California Landmark and a National Register of Historic Places site. Located in the heart of the Lodi Wine Appellation, the Inn at Locke House is within easy drives of Northern California’s great treasures – the Delta, Sacramento, Stockton, San Francisco, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and Gold Country towns. Explore the historic landmark village and country roads of Lockeford. Enjoy a variety of dining experiences in Lockeford, Clements and Lodi. There is something to do every day of the week, every month of the year in this diverse region of California.

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Brannan Cottge Inn
Brannan Cottage Inn
(Bed & Breakfast Inn)
Brannan Cottage Inn
109 Wapoo Avenue
Calistoga, CA 94515
707.942.4200

This charming Victorian Wine Country Bed and Breakfast, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1860 by Samuel Brannan, Calistoga's founder and one of California's early entrepreneurs. Of the original 25 cottages at his original Calistoga Hot Springs Resort, only three remain and the Inn has the only cottage remaining at its original location according to the town layout developed by Brannan.

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Fensalden Inn
Fensalden Inn
(Bed & Breakfast Inn)
Fensalden Inn
33810 Navarro Ridge Road
Albion, CA 95410
1.800.959.3850

Fensalden Inn, our tranquil Bed and Breakfast, is located on the Northern California Coast just south of Mendocino. Fensalden is a completely renovated 1860s-era stagecoach stop that offers the traveler eight romantic accommodations with ocean views, fireplaces, private bathrooms and gourmet breakfasts. More than just California coast lodging, Fensalden Inn and her hosts, Chris, Molli and Michaela, offer a unique experience designed to pamper each visitor. Come visit this premier California romantic getaway in Mendocino: The Land of Sea And Mist, Fensalden Inn. Located 150 miles north of San Francisco, it's a beautiful drive through the Anderson Valley wine country, and Redwood Forest to reach our Mendocino area lodging.

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The Ink House
The Ink House
(Bed & Breakfast)
The Ink House
1575 Saint Helena Hwy. S
St. Helena, CA 94574
707.963.3890

Welcome to The Ink House Bed & Breakfast! Treat yourself to Victorian elegance in the midst of the Napa Valley's world famous wine growing region. Built in 1884, by Theron H. Ink, this grand and historic landmark home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This Italianate Victorian style home offers two first floor parlors, with antiques, fireplace, circa 1870 pump organ, crystal chandeliers and original stained glass.

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The Inn San Francisco
(Bed & Breakfast)
943 S. Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
1.800.359.0913

Capturing the romantic spirit of the Victorian era, The Inn San Francisco invites you to be our guest and discover bed and breakfast comfort and hospitality with a warmth that is distinctly San Franciscan. Step back in time into our 1872 mansion. Originally built on Mansion Row in the early 1870's, this historic twenty-seven room Italianate Victorian San Francisco bed and breakfast inn was the home of John English, his wife, and their seven children. A San Francisco City Commissioner, English, dubbed "The Potato King" for his vast holdings in potato commodities, also raised champion race horses on the surrounding grounds. Our San Francisco bed and breakfast inn provides a generous breakfast buffet in the grand double parlors or garden patio. For your convenience each room has a clock radio, telephone, color television, and small refrigerator. For your comfort, all rooms are non-smoking. WiFi is complimentary. Whether you are seeking San Francisco accommodations for a relaxing vacation, some city business or visiting family or friends, our aim is to make your stay with us and the City of San Francisco a most pleasurable one. Our nearby Bay Area activities include excellent restaurants, museums, dining, theaters and convenient public transportation.

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MAKE IT AN HISTORIC STAY

HistoricStay.com is a human-curated, invitation only presentation of select historic lodging accommodations, including bed & breakfasts, inns, hotels and lodges in the United States.

Historic lodging facilities (Stays) are demonstrably significant to world history with respect to their architecture, engineering, archeology or culture, as well as their location, design, materials, workmanship, feeling or association.

Historic bed & breakfasts, inns, hotels and lodges offer travelers a truly unique and memorable lodging experience.

They provide visitors a genuine opportunity to connect with the past, while enjoying restful lodging, excellent cuisine, gracious hospitality and more.

Sadly, countless historically significant structures have been (and continue to be) lost forever.

Many of those that endure, do so largely because of the vision, passion and dedication of devoted and enterprising proprietors, companies and others, who (usually after great effort and expense) offer them as living, interactive lodging facilities reflecting the rich historical fabric within which they are woven.

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