Emma Nevada House

528 East Broad Street , Nevada City, CA 95959 USA (Show map)

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Upon entering the doors of this historic and elegantly restored Bed and Breakfast, guests are immediately immersed in a world of casual elegance and relaxed refinement. Classic detailing is complemented by contemporary style and comfort. Beautiful gardens and the passing stream invite guests to linger and unwind in this graceful resort in the California Gold Country. Your hosts, Susan and Andrew Howard invite you to come in and enjoy their personal hospitality at the Emma Nevada House.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Beautiful Victorian B&B

5 on July 14, 2017

Fabulous room, meticulously kept with lovely furnishings and amenities. The atmosphere is super relaxing. We would go back again.


5 on November 18, 2015

My husband and I just stayed there for our 52nd Anniversary. We loved it! The room that we had was very nice and the whole house was immaculate. The breakfast is delicious and just the right size. It is within walking distance to downtown. The new innkeepers, Nels and Toni are very friendly and doing a wonderful job! We will return in the future.

Emma Nevada House for Victorian Days

4.2 on December 27, 2010

Susan and Andy are wonderful hosts always willing to share helpful tips on how to make our visit to the area special!


3.4 on September 13, 2010

The room was great. It was beautifully furnished and had just the feel we were hoping for. The location was so close to all the restaurants, shops and bars. The backyard and porch was also quite nice. Breakfast consisted of a fruit bowl followed by a baked delight.

Beautiful Get Away Place

5 on May 04, 2009

We've been staying at the Emma Nevada once or twice a year for about five years. The rooms are beautiful, the house very well kept, and the breakfasts are among the best we've ever had at a B&B. The inn keepers are delightful folks who revel in helping their guests with what to see and o in this charming town. We've stayed at dozens of B&B's in the US and UK, and this place is right up there at the top.

Quiet time

4.8 on January 25, 2009

We stayed at the Emma Nevada House in Nov 2008. The town was quiet as was the B&B. The rooms were comfortable and the hosts warm. We have reccomended it to others several times.

Love this place!

5 on January 02, 2009

My Husband took me to Emma Nevada house for my Birthday! We had a lovely time! The Breakfast was out of this world. We will be going back soon! It is located within walking distance from cute lil Nevada City!

A Wonderful Place to Stay!

5 on July 29, 2008

Emma nevada House was a very special place to stay. It was rich with history, the Inn Keepers were friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. The breakfast was amazing and the inn itself was pristine. Nevada City was a great place to visit whether you are looking for a place to relax, enjoy a good meal, enjoy the outdoors, shop, enjoy the arts, or go wine tasting. Highly recommended!

Best B&B by far in Nevada City

5 on December 16, 2007

We have just returned from our third stay at the Emma Nevada House. Each time we visit it only gets better. The Emma Nevada House is located in a quiet residential area, just steps from the charming downtown. There is ample off street parking in the back of the Inn. The Inn was restored in the 1990's, so it has the charm of a historic victorian, but the comforts of airconditioning, jetted jaccuzzi tubs, gas fireplaces and king sized comfy beds. Andrew & Susan, the owner/innkeepers are wonderful, full of local knowledge and great stories. Andy is truly a encyclopedia about every subject, from his meteor collection to his art treasures. Susan's foods are awesome! The afternoon treats change daily, from cookies to lemon bars, to homemade chocolate truffles. Breakfasts are something to wake up for, her scones are the best! Espresso drinks are also available. Our rooms have always been immaculate, we have stayed in Nightingale's Bower & Empress' Chamber, both are beautiful. They are very large, with king size beds, big bay windows with comfy couch sitting area and in the winter Nightingale's has a romantic fireplace to cuddle by. Both baths have a jetted jaccuzzi tub, our favorite! The town is very charming as well, unique shopping and wonderful restaurants. We have eaten at New Moon, Citronee and Sushi in the Raw a number of times, and always had supurb meals. We love the Emma Nevada House & Nevada City and will return again and again.

Wicked Wisdom

5 on December 09, 2007

I had wanted to stay in the Emma Nevada house for many years. Now that I have stayed there twice and made plans for twice more, I can only say, I am in love with the place and the people of this fine city. Exceptional!!!

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Rooms & Rates

Nightingale's Bower

Elegant main floor room with beautiful antique bedroom set, king bed, large bay window with sitting area, TV, fireplace, Jacuzzi tub/shower and robes for relaxing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Empress' Chamber

Regal room in ivory and burgundy, large wall of windows with sitting area, antique king bed and armoire with sumptuous robes, Jacuzzi tub/shower. Our most romantic room, located on the main floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mignon's Boudoir

Bright, cheerful main floor room with brass and iron queen bed, sitting area w/daybed, TV and electric fireplace, large bath with antique claw foot tub and separate walk-in shower, robes for your comfort.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Emma's Hideaway

Our own Alice's Wonderland with cozy connecting hideaway rooms. A secluded upstairs floral room with queen bed and tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Palmer's Loft

Cozy, intimate upstairs room with unusual antique bead board paneling, queen bed, bath with antique claw foot tub and shower original to the home.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mockingbird's Nest

Charming upstairs room overlooking Victorian homes, gabled ceiling, Victorian desk, queen bed and walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 80 miles

Directions to property:

Take Interstate 80 to Auburn, then Hwy 49 East to Broad Street exit in Nevada City. Go left on Broad ST up to the V, Veer right onto East Broad. 3rd house on right

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Empire Mine State Park, Gold panning, Teddy Bear C, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Spa, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Large porches and decks, creekside garden, off-street parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3 - 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay on weekends, April thru December and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Please notify us 7 days in advance of your scheduled check in time of any change in plans. Cancellations after this period will be charged full rate for confirmed nights if room is not re-rented.
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Andrew and Susan Howard

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  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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