Sutter Creek's Eureka Street Inn is a Craftsman-style home tucked quietly between bustling Sutter Creek Main Street and the historic Knight Foundry - an oasis of impeccable hospitality and fine friendship in the town best known as "The Jewel of the Mother Lode." This Gold Country Inn is central to the wealth of wineries that fill Amador's Shenandoah Valley.
The Eureka Street Inn was built in 1914 as a family home for the Tobias Logomarsino family. Tobias made his fortune as owner of a stagecoach company that served the Amador County gold mine traffic between Sutter Creek, Jackson and Volcano. The home was built on the "working" side of town two houses from the Knight Foundry, which is still standing, and is the only water powered foundry capable of operation, in the United States.
When the stagecoach was no longer a viable occupation, Tobias founded and ran the Sutter Creek Steam Laundry. The plans for the house were purchased through a catalog. The house became an inn in the early 1970s and was on the historic inn register as "9 Eureka Street Inn" The Logomarsinos lived in Sutter Creek for many generations and the last of the family was Martha Anderson, who taught at Amador High School all her life.
A little history on the Craftsman-style homes:
Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) romanticized and popularized the Arts and Crafts style of architecture during the first two decades of this century. Today the style is known generically as Craftsman. The Craftsman-style architecture represents a conscious departure from the "excesses" of Victorian times. Useless ornamentation, "gingerbread" and the imitation of foreign styles was abandoned. Large, comfortable porches, straight lines and the use of dark, rich interior woods is typical of a Craftsman-style home.
Eureka Street Inn's original rosewood and redwood wainscoting and beams, the dramatic rosewood stairwell and the leaded and stained glass windows are a handsome backdrop for the Eureka Inn's décor of antiques and collectibles from the early nineteen hundreds - the Craftsman / Bungalow Era.