Rooms at Park Victorian
Each of our six suites has been lovingly restored to its original elegance with refinished fir floors, en suite marble vanities and unique features such as the original exposed brick chimney. The suites are named after early Auburn pioneers such as Claude Chana and Mary Shannon.
Claude Chana is credited with leading a small band of fellow Frenchmen to the area in May 1848 and discovering gold that would put Auburn on the map. This elegant room boasts an original italian marble fireplace and period crystal chandelier. Located on the ground floor, this private suite has no shared walls with any other private room and is furnished with a King bed, built in cabinetry, and a spacious walk-in bathroom and shower.
The Auburn area was later called Woods Dry Diggings after John S. Wood who settled in Auburn to start seriously mining the area. The Wood Room is a spacious King suite on the ground floor with a beautiful marble ensuite bathroom and fantastic views out to the patio gardens and Old Town Auburn. This room is directly across the hall from the formal parlor room and shares no walls with other suites.
Mary Shannon took one of Auburn’s best kept secrets to her grave. She and her husband, John, established the first newspaper in Auburn called the Placer Democrat. Poems began to appear regularly signed under the pen name “Eulalie”. Mary died unexpectedly in childbirth and John exclaimed, as he looked over her grave with a large crowd, “We have buried Eulalie here also.” The Shannon Room is a quaint and cozy, 100 sq ft bedroom with a twin mattress and bathroom and shower in the room. The room is ideal for a busy single traveler, who needs a very comfortable bed to crash in after a long day exploring.
Theodore Judah was an enterprising engineer who had the foresight and initiative to figure out a route through the Sierra Pacific mountains and thus establish the first Transcontinental Railroad. The Judah Room boasts an original exposed brick chimney, Cal King bed, time period antiques with a private ensuite bathroom.
Leland Stanford was one of the "Big Four" investors who bought into Theodore Judah's vision for the railroad pass over the Sierras. This investment led to tremendous wealth for Leland, who eventually went on to establish the college that carries his namesake, Stanford University. The Stanford Room has the opulence and modern conveniences that even Stanford would appreciate. Picture window views from the Stanford room overlook the grounds, the garden, the famous courthouse and all of Old Town Auburn. This is the largest suite and has a king sized bed, time period antiques, lounge furniture and a private ensuite bathroom.
Viola Wrigley was a 20th Century Auburn pioneer. Starting in the 1960s she would purchase and revitalize buildings in Old Town Auburn such as the former Placer Bank and the center section of Old Town. Later she brought her business skills to Downtown Auburn and restored a number of buildings that housed successful local eateries. She is perhaps most well-known for writing a check for $125k to pay for the marquee display at the Auburn State Theatre. The Wrigley Room has views of both the Southern gardens and Old Town Auburn with a queen sized bed in room bathroom and shower.