Historic Hotels, Inns, and Bed and
The Historic Swan
Levine House in Grass Valley, California - The Swan
Levine House plays significantly into the history of Nevada County.
It was built in 1867 by John and Catherine Fahey, who were partners
in the Alison Ranch Mine. They sold it to William Campbell, a local
merchant who made his fortune selling mining equipment. Before
becoming an inn, this home was a hospital in the early 1900's. After
the hospital closed, Howard Levine and
Margaret Warner Swan purchased the the house after the hospital
closed; renovating it as a guest house with a focus on their
interest in visual arts and printmaking. The fine art of Printmaking
is illustrated by their extensive collection of art throughout the
The Beiger Mansion - The Beiger Mansion Inn is one of the
most unique Bed and Breakfast establishments you will ever visit.The
four- level neo-classical limestone structure was built in 1903-1907
by Martin V. and Susie Higgins Beiger. Mr. Beiger was an early
industrialist who became Mishawaka's first self-made millionaires.
The gracious Mansion, now listed on the National Register of
Historic Places, was built to fulfill Susie Beiger's desire to have
a home similar to that of a friend whom she often visited in
Newport, Rhode Island.
The Grand Victorian - In 1890, a young man by the name of
Henry Richardi began construction of what is now recognized by
experts as one of the most perfect examples of Queen Anne Victorian
Architecture. A successful business man and owner of the Richardi &
Bechtold Woodenware Factory of Bellaire, Henry put his heart and
soul into the home that was intended for his German bride-to-be.
But, for reasons now lost to rumor, they never married.
Broken-hearted, Henry left the area, leaving his new home for future
owners to enjoy. Since Henry left the home, the “1895 Richardi
House” has been blessed with owners who have immaculately maintained
the home in its original form. In 1978,the home's authenticity was
acknowledged through its addition to the U. S. Department of the
Interior's National Register of Historic Places. The general public
has been able to access the home since 1989, when it became the "Richardi
House Bed and Breakfast Inn". Then new owners performed a major
renovation beginning in 1991 renaming the home "Grand Victorian Bed
and Breakfast Inn". Now, honored guests have an opportunity to spend
time in this unique home and absorb the expert craftsmanship that
Henry originally had intended for his young bride.
Towers Victorian Inn - Located in Ridgway's "Lily of the
Valley" National Historic Register District, the Towers is a
stunning Italianate mansion built in 1865 by lumber baron Jerome
Powell. Our six beautiful guest rooms are appointed with period
wallpapers and antiques and all include private baths and air
conditioning. We'll help you plan your visit, whether you are
looking for rest and relaxation or searching for adventure. While
the main house is adult oriented, we also have a two bedroom
condo-style carriage house unit that is family-friendly. Our rates
include a complete breakfast buffet with home baked goodies, and
other amenities such as complimentary beverages and snacks.
Captain A.V. Nickels Inn - Captain A.V. Nickels Inn offers
luxury accommodations in an historic setting. The Inn, listed on the
National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1874 by Captain
Nickels as a gift to his bride. It is a breathtaking building
sitting on 3 meandering acres directly on the island-studded
Penobscot Bay half way between the beautiful towns of Camden and Bar
Harbor. The Inn is often cited as one off the most photographed inns
on the Maine coast. To “create a memory” for each guest, they are
treated to a level of luxury and attention to detail usually only
seen in exclusive small hotels or inns in Europe.