All guests must be vaccinated or have a negative Covid test within the last 24 hours.
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view of bed in victorian room
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front door entrance of the madison house
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living and dining room madison house
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madison house home sitting area
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balcony room view of bed
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breakfast table at the madison house
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madison house master's room bed



Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Foothill Gold Country is a place of natural beauty and rich vibrant history. We welcome you to Nevada City - and to The Madison House Bed & Breakfast.
Formerly known as the Parsonage Bed & Breakfast, this Nevada City Lodging is located in Historic downtown Nevada City, California. One of the best and most convenient lodging locations in the area. Our Nevada City Lodging is full of history dating back to the mid-1800s. Only a few miles from the Tahoe National forest, this bed & breakfast inn has some of the most reasonable rates in the Nevada County area.

Highway 49 winds its way up through the California Mother Lode Gold Country to Nevada City the queen of the northern gold mines. This small town is nestled on the hillsides that drop to Deer Creek, where the original gold mine claims grew into one of the richest settlements in California. 

At the top of Broad Street, sits a little blue house which was built in 1865 - the Madison House Bed & Breakfast Inn.
Call us at 530-470-6127 to reserve your room in our Nevada City Bed and Breakfast now! 

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Breakfast At the
madison house

Our complimentary breakfast consists of a hearty, fresh cooked meal made from local, organic products. We feature meat, eggs, potatoes, fresh fruit and home baked breads and muffins. We proudly serve Caroline's Organic coffees, roasted locally.
With advanced notice we accommodate special dietary requests.


Madison House should not be missed when you're staying in Nevada City. Ken and Barbara are amazing hosts - they will make you feel like family. The breakfast is always delicious; fresh homemade cookies are always available at the coffee and tea station. The rooms area all lovely - very clean, comfortable, and inviting. There is also a small fridge provided for guests to keep important beverages (you know what I'm talking about!) chilled. The location can't be beat. And there is parking behind this beautiful home so you don't have to hunt for a spot. Treat yourselves to a stay here. You'll return every year, like we do.
islandskier - TripAdvisor
We had a lovely stay at the Madison House. Ken and Barbara were very friendly and welcoming. They made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay and enjoy the town. To top it off, the breakfast in the morning was delicious! I am allergic to dairy, so breakfast can be tough but Barbara was so kind to work around my allergies and still serve a delicious meal. The room was spacious, clean, and bed was very comfortable. The location is perfect right in downtown - walking distance to all shops and restaurants.
Stephanie Martin - Google Reviews
Very friendly folks who run the venue. Their recommendations of the various local venues for food was just very helpful and great. Venue itself takes after a very historic feel. So definitely something to keep in mind. If you enjoy the old beauty of a historic feel. It's perfect. Don't expect something like an urban hotel or motel. Definitely would love to return here if I revisit the city.
Paul Nguyen - Google Reviews
This place is like home with kind and welcoming hosts, clean and comfortable rooms, and central location in Nevada City. I stay there each year during the Wild and Scenic film festival and the place now feels like my second home. We love that there is parking in the back and no need to use the car all weekend. You can walk to every venue. Very close to my favorite restaurant "New Moon". Extra special touches in the room with beautiful and comfy goose down comforters and hosts are sensitive to special diets. They even baked a special gluten free tart for me. Perfect trip.
Ania M. - TripAdvisor
The breakfast was hearty and filling and tailored to individual allergies/needs. The room was well-appointed and lovely -- very comfortable. We were so impressed with our hosts, Barbara and Ken. Delightful!
Lily -
We have stayed at The Madison House on multiple occasions celebrating our Anniversary and Thanksgiving. We have stayed in Gold Room, Lisa's Room, and the Victorian. The rooms are beautiful, clean, and comfortable! We absolutely love staying there! You will too! It is never disappointing! Fabulous breakfasts! Ken and Barbara are perfect hosts and very welcoming! Will definitely return!
Eleanor M. - TripAdvisor
I arrived way early but it was no problem. The owners were very friendly and truly concerned about my comfort. I will stay there again. Oh and the breakfast was great!
Larry -

local attractions

The most popular area attractions in Nevada City, California, are its annual festivals and events. Nevada City hosts hundreds of distinguished events, festivals, fundraisers, and food-centered gatherings. Some of our favorite festivities are listed on our 'Things To Do' page, along with a link to a full event calendar. 

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Nevada city dining

Nevada City, California, is home to world-class restaurants - all offering unique and authentic cuisines. With health-focused dining as well as indulgent options to satisfy any craving, Nevada City has food for every kind of visitor. Visit our 'Dining' page for our restaurant suggestions and more information about local dining.

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