Sutter Creek Inn

75 Main Sutter Creek PO Box 385, Sutter Creek, CA 95685 USA (Show map)


The Inn has 17 rooms, wood-burning fireplaces, swinging beds, private patios, tubs for two, hammocks and plenty of outdoor furniture, all in the middle of town. An outstanding, full country breakfast is served to 38 guests on long pine tables in the Main House. Enjoy a relaxed hospitality, moderate rates and spacious grounds with over 80 trees. A family run business for 43 years, Sutter Creek Inn is commodious and comfortable. Reputed to be the Grandmother of all Inns in the Western United States, it has the feel of a second home for thousands of visitors worldwide. Welcome!



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining5

Really Friendly B&B

4.4 on October 26, 2014

After we decided to leave our previous unsatisfactory accommodation early we called at Sutter Creek Inn on the off chance they might have a vacancy for 2 nights. We were overwhelmed with the helpfulness of the staff who accommodated us for 1 night and then persuaded the manager to move us to another room for the second as our first room had a 2 day booking over the weekend. Not only that but they also advised us on restaurants, made bookings and even argued with the manager of one restaurant to make sure to give us a good table! An excellent breakfast was individually prepared and delivered to our room at a convenient time for us; who could ask for anything more!

Outstanding cottages and gardens

5 on July 02, 2012

We so look forward to our stays at this unique and charming B&B. Besides the well-appointed cottages, each with its own sweet personality, garden setting, and both individual and shared patio seating arrangements, the owner, Lindsay, couldn't do enough for us. The lovely little cottages contained many amenities thoughtfully placed to ensure comfort and delight the eye. An artist who works in clay sculptures, Lindsay is well rounded and informed, openly engaging in on just about any topic you wish to discuss. In the mellow breeze of a lovely afternoon under an umbrella on the well-groomed lawn, we shared an unhurried conversation on the area's history and recent events. We brought out appetizers and Lindsay provided crackers as we chatted until dinnertime. When Lindsay learned of our mutual friends in Sutter Creek, she graciously invited them at her own cost to a sumptuous breakfast in the morning. After dinner at Teresa's Place on Jackson Gate Road, we returned and found Lindsay still willing to assist with details of where we could listen to music or engage in other activities. When we appeared undecided, she offered her own dance floor, taking us into a converted barn and playing music so we could dance until ready for a peaceful sleep. In the morning we shared a delectable breakfast of gourmet omelettes, meat, fresh cut fruit, juice, and biscuits with homemade jam. We sat together, old friends in their 90's, parents in their mid-80's, to teenagers, my relatives and hers, reflecting on what a lovely time we'd enjoyed in this town I'd lived in from the ages of 3 to 12. After breakfast, we strolled the many brick walkways of the gardens between and among the cottages, admiring foxglove, calendula, lavender, and so many other plants of bright color and wafting fragrance. How we hated to have to depart.

Sutter Creek is a lovely B&B

3.6 on June 21, 2010

We stayed at the Sutter Creek Inn during the week of June 14, 2010. We loved it! We chose the Woodshed Room, which was very comfortable. This room, however, does not have a bathtub, so if you need a room with one, you would want to chose one of their other rooms. The only other thing I thought was missing was a hairdryer, that would have been nice. The grounds of this property are lovely, and there is ample room to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Sutter Creek is quaint little town with cute little boutiques and shops. We really enjoyed Susan's, a restaurant and wine bar, as well as the Sutter Creek Cheese Shop where you can partake in cheese tastings. Service at the Inn was great and breakfast the next morning was delicious. We would definitely return to this property if we found ourselves in Sutter Creek again.

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Location Type

Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Countryside, Downtown, Village, Wine country


Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From the Bay Area, take Highway 80 to Sacramento. Follow to Highway 50, Placerville, (5 miles north of Sacramento) to Bradshaw exit. Turn right on Bradshaw, go 2 miles to Jackson Highway. Turn left, go 30 miles and follow signs onto Highway 49 to Sutter Creek. From Yosemite, take Highway 49 north to Sutter Creek. From points south, Highway 5 to 99 at the south end of Stockton. Take Waterloo Road exit (Highway 88) and follow signs to Sutter Creek, approximately 40 miles. Note: Sutter Creek is now bypassed by the new Highway 49. Look for turnoff to Historic Highway 49.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Internet Service, Piano, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, historic gold rush history, real gold mine to tour & underground caves, antique shopping, gold rush museum, gorgeous back roads, theatre, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: noon
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children are discouraged unless they are VERY well-behaved
  • Childcare Provided: No children must not be left in rooms or on property alone
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day minimum if stay includes Saturday, with exceptions.
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: no deposit required
  • Cancellations: We have a 4-day cancellation policy, Monday for Friday for example. We have a stricter policy for special events in the area, as many people give up the last week and the rooms can go empty. We do charge for LATE cancellations if we cannot subsequently rent the room.
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Lindsay Way, David Way

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About the innkeepers

Lindsay Way was a self-employed sculptor for 35 years prior to running the family business. Her brother David worked at the Inn for 25+ years and is now mostly retired.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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