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Swan  Levine  House

Historic Inn

Historic, Artistic, Eclectic, Comfortable

  • Stately Queen Anne filled with period and contemporary art

  • Gracious space, comfortable beds

  • Walk Downtown or to Nevada County Fairgrounds



The Swan Levine House has four large guest suites with private baths, and two rooms that share a bath. The interior decoration of each room distinguishes the House from other lodgings. Suites are extra-large, equipped for sharing with friends and family.  WiFi and Air Conditioning throughout the House.



The House & Nearby Sites to Visit


Reception is good throughout the house, get the password at check-in.

 Continental Breakfast is served in the dining room from 8:30 am

Downtown Shopping

Just blocks from the downtown shopping district you will find unique gifts, clothing at dozens of small businesses


Enjoy the outdoor front porch and surrounding gardens

Concierge Service

Innkeeper's Howard and Posy would be happy to recommend sites, restaurants, and a host of Cultural activities

Print Making Workshop

Tour the Print Studio or arrange for a  workshop with Owner / Print-maker Howard Levine



Wineries Tour

The Sierra Foothills boasts over two dozen wineries, many with tasting rooms in the Downtown Shopping Districts of Grass Valley and Nevada City

Cultural  /  Arts

Theater, music performances and galleries are prolific in Nevada County.  There are dozens of events and other activities to enjoy.

Farmer's Markets

There are numerous Farmer's Markets within a few minutes drive each weekend

 Gold Mines & Parks
Empire Mine, North Star House, North Star Museum. Hiking and Swimming So Yuba River State Park
Hiking / Nature Trails

Dozens of hiking/bike trails withing 1/2 hour drive.  Independence Trail is the nation's first wheelchair accessible trail.

Dining Adventures
Grass Valley and nearby Nevada City have become a mecca for trendy restaurants, many within walking distance of the House.

The Historical Home

       The Swan Levine House  played a significant role in the history of Nevada County.   It was built in 1867 by John and Catherine Fahey, who were partners in the Alison Ranch Mine.  They sold it to William Campbell, a local merchant who made his fortune selling mining equipment.
      Campbell remodeled the house in 1895 after a fire to its present Queen Anne style. After his death, the house was acquired by brothers, Doctors Carl and John Jones, they opened it as a hospital and named it after their father, Dr. W.C. Jones. The Jones Hospital operated until 1960 when it closed.

    The house is classic Queen Anne Victorian, complete with cupolas, sitting rooms, parlors, and gracious porches. History buffs can view photos of official records, and first-person accounts about the house and the people who worked here over its 150-year existence.


 In 1973, Howard Levine and Margaret (Peggy) Warner Swan renovated it as a guest house with a focus on visual arts and printmaking. Their paintings and prints form the backbone of an extensive collection of Northern California art hung throughout the house. Howard still teaches classes in the printmaking studio.  Sadly, Peggy succumbed to cancer in 2017. Today, Howard and Posy host guests, lead workshops at the house, and invite you to experience where rich history and vibrant culture meet.      

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