Power's Mansion Inn

1-Night Stay with Optional Dining Credit 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 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 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 more than 100-year-old oak tree.

The inn, which was voted the area's best bed and breakfast by the Auburn Journal five 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 jacuzzi 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 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 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. 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 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: $69 for a stay in a standard inn room (up to a $200 value)
  • Option 2: $125 for a stay in the Anniversary or Honeymoon suite (up to a $275 value)

1-night stay for two with a $30 dining credit for Power Club

  • Option 3: $89 for a stay in a standard inn room (up to a $230 value)
  • Option 4: $139 for a stay in the Anniversary or Honeymoon suite (up to a $305 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 12/29/13
Travel by: 2/3/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 11/27–11/29, 12/24–12/26, or 12/31/13–1/2/14
  • 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

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 12/29/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 2/3/14
  • Not valid 11/27-11/29, 12/24-12/26 or 12/31/13-1/2/14
  • Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts
  • Limit 5 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+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 8% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

All Rooms

  • One queen or king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower, jacuzzi, claw-foot tub, or sunken tub
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Old-World and antique finishes

Anniversary and Honeymoon Suites

  • In-room fireplace

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 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 rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

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

Customer Reviews

Beautiful old mansion with period furnishings.
C. Louise B. · May 16, 2014
The price.
Donna P. · January 6, 2014
Great historic hotel, great attached brewhouse/restaurant, and great service!
Jacob E. · September 16, 2016
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