Hanford House

61 Hanford St Hwy. 49, Sutter Creek, CA 95685 USA (Show map)


An unforgettable stay. Relax and rejuvenate at this newly renovated modern meets historic inn, located in quaint walkable downtown Sutter Creek. You’ll experience warm hospitality and a tranquil ambiance. In October 2013 the Hanford House Inn re-opened after a year long top-down renovation. All rooms and common areas have been updated for modern conveniences and amenities yet the sophisticated antiques and furniture made from re-purposed wood are utilized in the decor to maintain a rustic charm. For every reason. For any season. The Hanford House Inn accommodates each guest and occasion with utmost care, and provides an exceptional setting in the heart of the Sierra Foothill wine region. During your stay, enjoy the many seasonal and year round activities that this northern California destination offers. All guest rooms include fresh baked hot scones delivered to your door as well as a chef prepared breakfast for two people at the restaurant. In addition, guests also receive a complimentary glass of local wine.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

New Paradigm for B&B's

4.8 on February 15, 2014

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Wonderful Getaway!!!

5 on November 18, 2013

The Hanford House Inn was perfect for us! Not a traditional B&B but not a traditional hotel, the best of both worlds in a small, modern inn. We loved the historical touches mixed with modern conveniences. The fresh scones and chef prepared breakfasts were fabulous! Especially loved how the morning dining area is set up like a small restaurant so you do not have to sit with strangers! Innkeepers Robert and Athena are friendly and so helpful with planning fun things to do, places to see, and restaurants to try. Relaxed wine hour in the evening was a very nice addition to our stay and great way to try local wines. We are already planning our return trip!

Excellent place to stay in Sutter Creek

4.6 on September 26, 2011

Very nice atmosphere, great and friendly service, clean and beautiful room + fantastic breakfast. What more can you hope for? If ever back in SC, I'd stay again.

Wonderful Stay in Sutter Creek

5 on July 12, 2011

My wife and I thoroghly enjoyed our stay at Hanford House in Sutter Creek. Not only was the room immaculate, but the social hour and breakfast were well beyond our expectations. Thanks much Robert and Athena for making our stay memorable! Steve and Mary, Carmichael, CA

The Hanford House is a wonderful place to have a great weekend getaway.

4.6 on May 07, 2011

My husband and I had a wonderful weekend in Sutter Creek at the Hanford House. The owners were very nice and friendly, and the Inn was very well kept. The room we stayed in was comfortable and clean. The breakfast was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Hanford House!

Best Place To Stay In Gold Country!

5 on October 30, 2010

We just returned from a great time wine tasting in Amador County. We were lucky enough to stay at the Hanford House Inn. I can't say enough positive things about this bed and breakfast. The owner's are so gracious and upbeat and helpful. Dana, the innkeeper at the front desk when we arrived, was delightful. We had the best night's sleep in our spacious, air conditioned room. We got to lay in bed longer than usual when coffee and freshly baked scones were delivered to our door. After a leisurely bath in our wonderfully appointed bathroom, we enjoyed a truly gourmet breakfast. I know I sound like a travel writer and I believe more travel writers should discover this golden nugget in the Gold Country. It was simply fantastic!

Great Find!

4.0 on October 21, 2010

We loved staying at this inn. The innkeepers/owners were so nice and accomodating, offering suggestions for dining and asking us about our days. The breakfasts were fantastic. Athena is a trained chef, so much attention was paid to presentation and of course, taste. We also enjoyed the wine and cheese hour every evening and the fresh scones each morning before breakfast. The room we stayed in was large and the bed was very comfortable. My ONLY complaint was that the bathroom was a little older and probably could be updated, but it was very clean. We would definitely stay here again!

The Perfect Getaway in Sutter Creek

5 on October 07, 2009

We were greeted by Robert (owner) who was so friendly. He gave us great recommendations for restaurants and wineries. He was very knowledgeable about the area and seemed to always be available. The inn is lovely. Breakfast was scrumptuous ... thanks to Athena! Our room was perfect for our little 2-night getaway (Sweet Dreams, #9). We would definitely recommend this inn ... and already have! We hope to return.

one night stand

3.0 on June 28, 2009

we just stayed for one night, looking for a B&B that actually has a king size bed. The room was nice. The breakfast great. We never did get to meet the chef, Athena. The evening appetizers were a disappointment, nothing like the picture on the web site showed. The cheese was so small you had to put several pieces on the toothpick to even get a taste and there was only one apple in the bowl. The price was good and so was the location. Robert is a pleasure.

Sutter Creek Delight

4.4 on June 13, 2008

New owners Robert & Athena are delightful. Their friendliness and genuine hospitality made our stay special. Everything was great, including the fabulous breakfasts, evening wine and cheese, and our beautiful room. It's a place to return to in the future!

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Location Type

Small town, Wine country


Bakersfield, CA (BFL-Meadows Field)

Directions to property:

From Sacramento: Take Freeway 50 East toward Lake Tahoe. Take the Bradshaw Road exit and go south to Highway 16. Turn left on Highway 16 and head East to Highway 49. Head south on 49 to Sutter Creek. You can also take Freeway 50 to Placerville. From Placerville head south on Highway 49 to Sutter Creek.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Casino, Ski area, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Private entrance

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Amador County Wine Country, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00-7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes If well behaved and appropriate rooms are available.
  • Childcare Provided: Yes Babysitters available with advance notice and a fee
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required We have one Pet Friendly room. Please contact us in advance
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Certain event and holiday weekends require a two night minimum.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First nights fee.
  • Cancellations: $25 cancellation charge, 10 days advance notice required for a refund.
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Robert & Athena Gordon

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  • Time Served: 8 - 11 am
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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