Welcome to the Power's Mansion Inn, Wedding & Event Center
Our Mansion is a Victorian Bed and Breakfast Nestled in the Gold Country. In the early 1880s, more than 20 years after the California gold rush ended and the mines were considered barren, Harold T. Power struck it rich on his family's mine—the aptly named Hidden Treasure. Mr. Power used this fortune to build a lavish Victorian mansion, which occupied a full city block in the heart of gold country and frequently housed Herbert Hoover, then a young mining engineer himself. The estate has since been converted into Power's Mansion Inn, an elegant bed and breakfast filled with period antiques. Owners Alfred and Peggy Lee have undertaken painstaking renovations to preserve the property—including building retaining walls to save a 108-year-old oak tree.
The inn, which has been voted the area's Best Bed and Breakfast by the Auburn Journal seven years in a row, features 16 rooms and suites, all uniquely decorated with authentic Victorian artwork and wall coverings. The Power room, the mansion's original master bedroom, shimmers with shades of gold from its bay-window curtains to the linens on its four-poster bed. In Kristynn's room, guests have private access to an antique claw-foot bathtub and an old-fashioned "pull" toilet.
Alfred and Peggy have filled the inn's gentlemen's and ladies' parlors with antique wing chairs, oriental rugs, and Charles Dickens's prom photos. Enjoy afternoon tea service in the dining room, read a book on the terraced garden patio, or head to The Power Club next door for a housemade complimentary breakfast hosted by the hotel. This Irish pub and brewery, which Alfred dedicated to the memory of his dear friend James Visel Power—the grandson of Harold T. Power—brews its own award-winning handcrafted beers and serves filet mignon and fresh salmon.