Northern Queen Inn Located in the heart of California Gold Country, within an easy walk of quaint and historic Nevada City, sits the Northern Queen Inn, Trolley Junction Restaurant and Nevada County Traction Company.
The Northern Queen Inn and Trolley Junction Restaurant is a family owned operation since 1976. The restaurant was built in 1987 as an added amenity to the Inn. Through its development, the Ramey family has been conscious of the natural attributes of the property and have been able to accent its beauty with every expansion project.
The centerpiece of the property is a natural running creek called Gold Run.
In 1988, the Nevada County Historical Society was in need of a location to. display their historic train relics. The Ramey family provided land in an attempt to lend a hand in preserving a piece of Nevada County history. The Narrow Gauge Railroad was built in 1874-1876. The line was originally 22 miles long, beginning in Colfax and destined for Nevada City. Engine #5 was featured in over 200 movies and TV programs and was returned to Nevada County from Universal Studios in 1985.
The Inn has eighty-six rooms including eight chalets and eight cabins. The chalets have an open loft bedroom with one queen size bed. The upstairs also has a full bathroom and dressing area. Downstairs has a fully equipped kitchen, quarter bath, wet bar, and a nice sized living room. Living rooms have a trundle bed, sleeping up to four people per unit.
The cabins are nestled in the woods. Cabin guests will enjoy a separate bedroom with a queen size bed, efficiency kitchen and in the living room, a wood burning stove.
The inn also features a year-round swimming pool and spa.
If time allows, ride our train. About a 1 1/2 hour ride that tours 33 acres. You'll learn the history of our area, including the Maidu Indians and the Chinese. At the top of this beautiful land sits the Nevada City Chinese cemetery, a community called Village in the clouds, dating back to the 1850's. The Northern Queen Inn restored this area in 1997.