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Red Castle Historic Lodgings

  • 109 Prospect St. Map It
  • Nevada City
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Friendly owners
  • Spectacular food
  • Fascinating architecture


  • The walk uphill from downtown is a workout

Updated 04/30/2014

Fodor's Review

Antique furnishings and Oriental rugs decorate the rooms of this 1857 Gothic-revival mansion, a fine option for those who appreciate the finer points of Victorian design. The building's brick exterior is trimmed with white-icicle woodwork. The hillside setting overlooks town. Red Castle features a delightful afternoon tea, by request, and morning breakfast buffet that is unparalleled among Gold Country B&Bs.

Hotel Information


109 Prospect St., Nevada City, California, 95959, United States

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530-265–5135; 800-761–4766

Hotel Details:

  • 4 rooms, 3 suites
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 04/30/2014

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Aug 17, 2007

An Old Favourite

We returned to the Red Castle 20 years after we had first stayed there. It remains a charming inn with an exceptional location ... as long as you don't mind climbing the steps from town. The trees have grown up, making the place shady but a little dark. Our room had a lovely verandah. Furnishings are Victorian but comfortable, and the plumbing is modern enough. Excellent breakfast.

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