Abigail's “Elegant Victorian Mansion”

Historic Lodging Accommodations,
a Northern California House Museum
in Eureka, California

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Abigail's  Photo Album, picture 4Although noted for its outstanding quality, elegance and highly personalized service, more than that, the "Elegant Victorian" is a cherished family of warmth, good cheer, and spirited camaraderie - more like a festive vacation with one's best friends. Our Victorian Mansion is much more like the original 'Home Stay' (like visiting Grandma's house), rather than the commercial Bed & Breakfast Inns found today.
Abigail's  Photo Album, picture 3Your gregarious and congenial hosts will warmly welcome you to their Award-Winning 1888 National Historic Landmark of spectacular gingerbread exteriors, opulent Victorian interiors and antique furnishings. 

Abigail's  Photo Album, picture 2As a "Living-History" House Museum, the Inn is breath-takingly authentic, with all the nostalgic trimmings of the 1890s. This meticulously restored Victorian masterpiece offers history and hospitality, combined with romance and pampering. "It is truly an exceptional work of art, especially for the discriminating connoisseur of authentic Victorian decor." -DISCERNING TRAVELER magazine.

Abigail's  Photo Album, picture 5Here guests return again and again for that magic blend of friendliness, comfort and luxury. Our home is a haven for the visitor who is thought of as a guest - not a customer; a fellow traveler - not a tourist. It is a place to refresh the spirit and renew your zest for life.
Opulent elegance fills our High-Victorian Dining Room. Walls are of brocaded French velvet, with hanging Belgian tapestries; floor of Belgian wool Axeminister carpeting; ceiling is of elaborate Bradbury & Bradbury Art Papers in the Anglo-Japanese style. Crystal bedecked Gaslight Chandeliers provide illumination to the elaborate formal Victorian table setting. The view over-looks the Victorian Flower Garden and Croquet Field. Quality CDs provide a soft background of light Classical Music.

 
Abigail's  Photo Album, picture 6One of three parlors, the "Turkish Sitting Room" screens evening movies from a collection of our 700 films from the 1898-1945 period. Alternatively, old radio shows of the 1930-1945 period can be heard from the Inn's large collection. Gramophones, old and new, play popular music from the 1890-1935 period.

Victorian elegance, warmth and history prevail throughout the mansion, which is an Interior Decorator's AWARD-WINNING designer Show-Case of Authentic Victorian Interiors. The Inn has been called "The most authentic Victorian atmosphere in the United States" (Frommer's) and "One of America's most extraordinary accommodations" (WORLD TRAVELER magazine)

 


The Inn has been featured in AAA TourBook, MOBIL Travel Guides, FROMMER'S Travel Guides, FODOR'S Travel Guides, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Travel Guides; and in many magazines, such as: "Architectural Digest", "Discerning Traveler", The WALL STEET JOURNAL'S "Smart Money", "World Traveler", "Sunset", and "California". Feature articles have appeared in newspapers such as: "New York Times", "London Times", "Le Monde" and "Der Spiegel". But it is your approval we hope to win.
 
 

Interactive Living-History

For those guests who would like to add "spice" to their lives, the Inn often-times has its 1928 Ford Model A available for a ride in its "Rumble-Seat", with an adventurous driving tour of historic Eureka.

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If interested in this ride, be sure to ask about it during your Check-In. This antique car ride lasts approximately a half hour; there is a $30 charge for this fun-filled nostalgic ride through yester-year. It's all part of the Inn's inter-active, living-history experience. When was the last time you rode in a "Rumble-Seat"?

 
Abigail's  Photo Album, picture 7The Governor's Room - Named after California's famous Leland Stanford, it was however, as the President of the Central Pacific Railroad that "Governor" Stanford came to Eureka. Staying in this room, he and William S. Clark (the mansion's owner, and later Eureka Mayor) explored the possibility of building a railroad from San Francisco to Eureka. Views of the city, Humboldt Bay, Samoa Peninsula, and in the distance, the Pacific Ocean.
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Abigail's  Photo Album, picture 8The Governor's Room - The room's Country-French furnishings add a bright and cheery feeling to the room's warm, elegant character. Another fine view of the City, Bay and Peninsula can be seen from here. A small connecting room can be used to sleep a third person, at extra charge. The Governor's Room has a private bath (shower stall - no tub). Rate is $135, plus $15 tax. Rate for third person in adjoining room is $50 additional.

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Abigail's  Photo Album, picture 9The Lillie Langtry Room - Although sharing the same first name, this room is not named after your hostess. Celebrated beauty and theatrical giant of European and American stage from 1880 to 1910, the "Jersey Lily" stayed in this room while playing at Eureka's famous Ingomar Theatre. Views of the city, Humboldt Bay, Somoa Peninsula, and in the distance, the Pacific Ocean.
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Abigail's  Photo Album, picture 10The Lillie Langtry Room - Light and airy, the bedroom is highlighted by a beautiful dark oak four-poster bed. A wonderful view of Humboldt Bay can be seen from the room's classical Palladian window. The room has a small desk, WIFI, 1890 Oak Dresser, two stuffed sitting chairs flank a small table, and a large classic Wicker Chair. This room has a very large (next door) Shared (occasionally) Bathroom, with large claw-foot tub & shower, pedestal sink, high-tank pull-chain toilet, and a large wicker sitting chair. Bathrobes are provided for the short trip down the hall.
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Abigail's  Photo Album, picture 11The Van Gogh Room - A small suite with separate sitting area, the famous Flemish Painter's works dominate this charming room. The room's Belgian bedroom set belonged to the innkeeper's mother.  A good view of the city and the distant mountains can be seen from this room. This room has a very large detached (next door) Private Bathroom, with large claw-foot tub & shower, pedestal sink, high-tank pull-chain toilet, and a large wicker sitting chair.

TEMPORARILY OUT OF SERVICE

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Abigail's  Photo Album, picture 13The Senator's Room - This room has a queen-sized French Rococo solid brass bed, marble topped antique bedroom furniture from Belgium, and Victorian wall coverings. It is a small room over-looking our colorful Victorian flower gardens and croquet field.

The Senator's Room is temporarily out of service.

Abigail's  Photo Album, picture 14The view from the Senator's Room provides an inviting preview of Inn's grounds and colorful flower gardens. Sounds of bird-song fill the day, as well as the gardens.
Abigail's  Photo Album, picture 15Besides the Victorian flower garden, the Senator's Room over-looks the sweeping lawn of the Inn's Croquet field, surrounded by varieties of pre-1914 flowers and ornamental plantings.

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The Turkish Sitting Room


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The Library

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The Chandelier Tree

 

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Abigail's "Elegant Victorian Mansion"
Historic Lodging Accommodations
1406 'C' Street, Eureka, California 95501
Phone: (707) 444-3144 * Email: EurekaLodging@gmail.com

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