Power's Mansion

1-Night Stay for Two with Optional $30 Dining Credit at Power’s Mansion 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 country was thought to be barren, Harold T. Power struck it rich on his family’s mine—the aptly named Hidden Treasure. Power used this fortune to build a lavish Victorian mansion, which took up a full city block and frequently housed Herbert Hoover, then a young mining engineer himself. The estate has since been converted into Power’s Mansion, 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 more than 100-year-old oak tree.

The inn, which has been voted the area’s best bed and breakfast by the Auburn Journal eight years in a row, features 16 rooms and suites. All are 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 the Honeymoon suite, guests enjoy a wood-burning fireplace, a heart-shaped jetted bathtub, and a seating area with heart-shaped chairs.

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 complimentary housemade 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 burgers and barbecue. Some options of this getaway include a $30 dining credit.

Auburn, California: Historical Beauty Couched in Natural Splendor

Auburn sits in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, near Sacramento. Considered one of the best-preserved historical towns in the area, Auburn was the site of a prosperous mining camp during the California gold rush. Walking tours of the downtown district depart from the Placer County Museum. At the Gold Country Museum, patrons can pan for gold, creep through a replica gold mine, 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 make good spots for fishing excursions, gold panning, and watersports. You 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

1-night stay for two

  • Option 1: $74 to stay in any standard room (up to a $200 value)
  • Option 2: $109 to stay in the Anniversary or Honeymoon suite (up to a $275 value)
  • Option 3: $94 to stay in any standard room, includes a $30 dining credit to Power Club Brewery (up to a $230 value)
  • Option 4: $129 to stay in the Anniversary or Honeymoon suite, includes a $30 dining credit to Power Club Brewery (up to a $305 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 3/13/15
Travel by: 4/30/15

  • Cancellation policy and fees: All cancellations subject to $25 fee; 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 8% tax not included

Amenities

  • Onsite Irish pub and brewery
  • Wraparound porch and outdoor gazebo
  • Gourmet breakfast for two
  • Original and historical artwork

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 3/13/15 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 4/30/15
  • Limit 7 per person, may buy 7 additional as gifts
  • Limit 7 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee; 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 8% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

All Rooms and Suites

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Late check-in must be coordinated with property prior to arrival.
  • Check out: 10:30 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 are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Sacramento International Airport (SMF; 41 miles) and Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK; 84 miles)
  • Distance from Sacramento: about 34 miles

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