I hadn't been back "home" to Nevada county in many years, and I had never needed a hotel in the area. There are a number of fancy hotels situated in downtown Grass Valley and Nevada City, but they tend to be very expensive. I settled on this place because the price was very reasonable since May is the beginning of the tourist high season in Nevada County. If you stay here, expect to be in one of several free-standing cottages, possibly sharing a wall with someone else. Piety Hill isn't in downtown Nevada City (which is good), but it's only a ten minute walk downtown. My wife and I stayed in the Daphne Cottage; it's pretty small, but it's just fine for two people. The room was nicely decorated and maintained. All of the cottages open up onto a small, peaceful "park" with nice trees and soft grass; it's really easy to unwind here. For folks who have never lived in the gold country, these little cottages give you a good feel for what living is like in the area, just on a very small scale. My wife and I really enjoyed staying here, and would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable, casual, and private, our cozy cottages are a relaxed setting for singles, couples and families. As our guest, you will retire to a one, two or three room cottage with French Country or Early American decor. Each has a kitchenette with a microwave, various dishes, a small fridge and coffee maker, as well as complimentary coffee, tea, and hot cocoa. Your cottage will have a private bath and may have a King, Queen, or King and Day Bed w/Trundle. Each cottage has a television (some with a VCR or DVD), heating and air conditioning. A delicious full, hot or generous continental breakfast can be delivered to your cottage or out in the flower garden between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Our courtyard has several BBQs and lots of room for the kids to burn off some energy. The Yuba River and many high mountain lakes (including The Tahoe National Forest) are just a short distance up Hwys 20 & 49. ... more less