Welcome to Elam Biggs

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Peter and Barbara Franchino

    (530) 477-0906

    Elam Biggs Bed & Breakfast

    220 Colfax Avenue

    Grass Valley, California 95945


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    Most weekends 2 night minimum stay April 1st through December 31st

    Gift certificates available

    Cancellation with 7 day notice

    Check in time between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

    Check out time 11 a.m.

    Parking Lot and Off-street parking

    Free Wireless internet access

    Non-smoking property

    No pets

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Our largest room with an oversized four-poster king size bed warm and relaxing furnishings and a large private bath with a clawfoot tub and shower $145

Gold Center

Gold Center room antique queen size bed and dresser fill this room with soft greens and cream lace, with a private bath and clawfoot tub and shower $115

Idaho Maryland

Idaho Maryland room a cozy room with old-fashioned quilts, queen-size high back antique bed and dresser a private bath with standard tub and shower, and a great view of our beautiful garden $95


Brunswick room a romantic favorite with a queen size white iron bed white wicker chairs in a seating area that overlooks our Whimsical Garden. There is a large private bath with a clawfoot tub and shower $125


Northstar room this patriotic room sits high on Elam's third floor and is done in all red white and blue. It has an antique double bed and a single antique four-poster bed when you look out these windows you can see the treetops of Grass Valley. The private bath has a clawfoot tub but no shower $95


Our side yard and garden have grown into a wonderful quiet spot for guests to enjoy.
We've created a little piece of history with our own Gold Miner Cabin, Country Hardware store, and a little waterfall moving down antique gold mining rocker.
Breakfast at Elam's is always a lot of fun. Not only will you enjoy a full family style breakfast with new friends to meet, but you might just catch Peter doing his table side magic.
Our guests are saying...
We sure enjoyed the Empire Room! What a nice place to come and get away. You both have a way of making your guests really welcome - the breakfast was excellent.

MH Hammond

Fair Oaks California
What a truly delightful treat it was to come up to Grass Valley and stay in your lovely bed and breakfast home


Santa Clarita California
Peter thank you for doing your magic tricks. What fun your house is - so lovely and warm thanks again for everything.


Oroville, California
Places to see

Empire Mine State Park

The Empire Mine is "one of the oldest, largest, deepest, longest and richest gold mines in California."


The Bridgeport Covered Bridge

The Bridgeport Covered Bridge is located in Bridgeport, Nevada County, north of Lake Wildwood. It is used as a pedestrian crossing over the South Yuba River.


Old St. Patrick's Cemetery

Established in 1853, this crumbling cemetery sits forgotten on the corner of Church and Chapel in Gold Country


Grass Valley Museum

A rich history stashed behind an unassuming door in the heart of Gold Country


Del Oro Theater

A fine mixture of the old and the new topped with an art deco neon spire


Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

A state park unit preserving the largesthydraulic mining site in California

Peter & Barbara Franchino

(530) 477-0906

220 Colfax Avenue

Grass Valley, California 95945


"Your home in the Grass Valley & Nevada City Gold Country"