Expect a warm welcome from Ginny, Phil and staff. With extensive local knowledge, they will happily help you discover all the sites in this historic district.
We take pride in making your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Our goal is to provide you with an eco-friendly, clean, warm and quiet place to stay while visiting Grass Valley.
THE INN’S HISTORY
Originally built in the 1930’s, the Sierra Mountain Inn was known as the Sierra Motel. It was located on highway 20 at the gateway to Grass Valley, the richest gold town in California.
At its prominent location, the motel prospered for many years. Wealthy travelers, who could afford an automobile, enjoyed parking right in front of their room, and the convenience of not having to drag any luggage upstairs – a feature that old hotels couldn’t offer.
Highway 20 was later relocated about a mile south where it joined with highway 49 and bypassed the Sierra Motel. Over time the motel fell into disrepair due to the lack of traffic exposure and the closing of the gold mine.
However, in 2003, the motel was purchased by Philip & Ginni Green, who lovingly spent over a year rebuilding the property to a higher standard than it had ever known.
All of the rooms have been transformed into warmly designed, comfortable one and two-bedroom suites featuring kitchenettes, private baths and air conditioning.
As one guest pointed out “It looks like a Thomas Kinkade Painting in real life.”
The name was later changed in 2006 to the Sierra Mountain Inn to better reflect the cozy inn’s new image.