Power's Mansion Inn - Northern California

One- or Two-Night Stay at Power's Mansion Inn in Auburn, CA

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Victorian Bed and Breakfast Nestled in Gold Country

In the early 1880s, more than 20 years after the California gold rush ended and the mines were considered barren, Harold T. Power struck it rich on his family's mine—the aptly named Hidden Treasure. Mr. Power used this fortune to build a lavish Victorian mansion, which occupied a full city block in the heart of gold country and frequently housed Herbert Hoover, then a young mining engineer himself. The estate has since been converted into Power's Mansion Inn, an elegant bed and breakfast filled with period antiques. Owners Alfred and Peggy Lee have undertaken painstaking renovations to preserve the property—including building retaining walls to save a 108-year-old oak tree.

The inn, which has been voted the area's Best Bed and Breakfast by the Auburn Journal five years in a row, features 16 rooms and suites, all uniquely decorated with authentic Victorian artwork and wall coverings. The Power room, the mansion's original master bedroom, shimmers with shades of gold from its bay-window curtains to the linens on its four-poster bed. In Kristynn's room, guests have private access to an antique claw-foot bathtub and an old-fashioned "pull" toilet.

Alfred and Peggy have filled the inn's gentlemen's and ladies' parlors with antique wing chairs, oriental rugs, and Charles Dickens's prom photos. Enjoy afternoon tea service in the dining room, read a book on the terraced garden patio, or head to The Power Club next door for a housemade complimentary breakfast hosted by the hotel. This Irish pub and brewery, which Alfred dedicated to the memory of his dear friend James Visel Power—the grandson of Harold T. Power—brews its own award-winning handcrafted beers and serves filet mignon and fresh salmon.

Auburn, California: Historical Beauty Couched in Natural Splendor

Auburn sits in the Greater Sacramento area, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Considered one of the best-preserved historical towns in the area, it was the site of a prosperous mining camp during the California gold rush. One-hour walking tours of the downtown district depart from the Placer County Museum every day at 10 a.m. At the Gold Country Museum located 1 mile from the hotel, patrons can pan for gold, creep through a replica goldmine, and walk bowlegged through a mining-camp saloon. A cluster of nearby antique stores sells Victorian-era trinkets, local pottery, and books.

The lakes and rivers of the Sierra Foothills host fishing excursions, gold panning, and other watersports. Guests can paddle through rugged canyons during a whitewater-rafting trip on the Middle Fork of the American River or water ski on nearby Lake Clementine. About an hour from the inn, mountain bikers careen past the Grizzly Range on the Foresthill Divide Loop Trail.

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What You Get

Stay for two in a guest room with breakfast

  • $99 for one night
  • $189 for two nights

Book by: 8/31/12
Travel by: 7/1/13

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Amenities

  • Irish pub and brewery with live entertainment every weekend
  • Wraparound porch and outdoor gazebo
  • Gourmet breakfast for two
  • Original and historical artwork
  • Private bathrooms in each room
  • Custom-made artisan beds
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/31/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 7/1/13
  • Not valid 7/4/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee
  • 7-day cancellation notice required or customer will be charged applicable fees of any nights that are unable to be resold, not to exceed the Groupon price
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid for suites
  • 8% tax not included
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

  • Queen or king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Adding additional occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower, jacuzzi, claw-foot tub, or sunken tub
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Old-World and antique finishes

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

Stay for two in a guest room with breakfast

  • $99 for one night (up to a $200 value)
  • $189 for two nights (up to a $400 value)

Getting There

  • By plane: about 41 miles from Sacramento International Airport (SMF); about 85 miles from Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK)
  • By car: about 34 miles northeast of Sacramento

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