Our theme is “Railroad”, reflecting its vital role in Portola’s history. The Inn offers a relaxing, casual, and informal boarding house atmosphere with hometown hospitality and service.
The building was built in 1910 by Mattie Conner as a boarding house. Over the years it has served as a hotel, private home, elder care facility, and in 1988 was converted to a Bed & Breakfast. Rumor has it in Portola’s heyday, downtown Portola had thirteen saloons and this may have been a house of ill repute!!
There are six rooms all with private bathrooms. Rooms have queen beds, twin beds, or dual king, and the deluxe room has a queen and king bed. All rooms have TV’s, VCR’s, hairdryers, iron/ironing boards, coffee makers, and phones. In the living room you can visit with the other guests. In the upstairs sitting room, you can read, visit, or watch VCR movies. A Fax, copy machine, and computer are available in the office. We have WiFi available.
A light continental breakfast is served in our dining room before 9:00 a.m. If you have food allergies, or require a special diet, let us know. Early morning coffee and tea is available in the kitchen.
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains above Tahoe. 5-10 mintues from Grizzly Ranch, Gold Mountain,
& Graeagle. We are located in downtown Portola. You can walk to the railroad museum, restaurants, shops, churches, business district, city hall schools, hospital, city park, bowling alley, local events, and the Feather River.
Small Conference Facility
If you need a unique overnight place to hold a small conference, retreat, reunion, or to celebrate any event, think of us. The dining room and living room will seat 12-15 for meetings or social gatherings. Call for details.
Our area offers year around recreation, clean air, the beauty and serenity of the mountains, and a place to escape the crowds. It is a wonderful place for a vacation, to live, and to raise children. Many vacationers have chosen to relocate their families or to retire here. It is often referred to as “God’s Country”. Here you can experience the four seasons. The fall colors are spectacular, with the beautiful white winters, the lushness of spring, and summers where temperatures are warm in the day and delightfully cool at night.
Within 20 minutes you can enjoy the best of golf, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, miniature golf, bowling, tennis, water skiing, swimming, bike riding, gold panning, bird watching, cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, or old fashioned snow play.
Things to See and Do
Visit the Portola Railroad Museum. This rustic hands on museum is fun for the entire family and heaven to the train buffs. They offer train rides, and their “Drive a Locomotive” program has made them world famous. Discover the area by visiting the museums and historical sites. Explore the many lakes, rivers, and streams. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, it is photography at its best. Shoppers can enjoy the many unique novelty, gift, and antique shops throughout the area.
Our roads are well maintained and plowed. Be alert. Deer, small animals, ice, sleepy and speeding drivers are frequently the cause of accidents. Carrying chains from October through April is advised as many have been caught in a surprise snowfall. Highway 70 & 89 are patrolled by radar, and our CHP officers actively pursue those exceeding the ever changing posted speed limit.
And for those who love to eat, our dinner houses and eating establishments are among the best. You can choose from a variety of types of food and atmosphere. People travel from Reno and other areas just to eat at their favorite places.
In July, you can enjoy the Mohawk Valley 4th of July Celebration and fireworks, Graeagle Arts and Craft Show, and a Jazz Festival. In August, there are Feather River Railroad Days, the Plumas County Fair, the Graeagle Fall Arts and Craft Show, and Hot August Nights in Reno. September hosts a fly in breakfast and air show at Nervino Municipal Airport, and the Reno Air races and Hot Air Balloon Races, only 50 miles away. Jazz and musical concerts all summer, as well as cultural and other events sponsored by local organizations throughout the year.
Rest & Relaxation
You can relax and do nothing, or if during a visit, you suffer from acute city withdrawal, and have the urge to gamble, Reno is just and hour away.
Portola: City Hall, banks hospital, medical, dental, optical, post office library, CHP, sheriff, schools, churches, pharmacies, full auto services, restaurants, stores/shops, veterinary, mortuary, and other services.