Welcome to the Durham House Inn, your quiet country getaway, just 10 minutes South of Chico. Enjoy the historical elegance of this 1874 bed and breakfast Inn proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Carefully encompassed in Victorian country charm this lovely retreat allows guests to rest and rejuvenate so they can depart relaxed and refreshed.
W.W. Durham built this spacious home for himself and his bride Minnie Van Ness in 1874 in the town bearing his name Durham, California. Minnie Van Ness was related to the San Francisco Van Ness family. Her father was responsible for the lay out of San Francisco. The Durham House served as home and headquarters for W. W.’s successful farming endeavors from its completion in 1874 until his death in 1907. He often consulted with General John Bidwell of Chico with whom he shared an interest in horticulture. Visitors can still relax in the shade of the palm trees out front, planted by Minnie way back when. W.W. Durham himself planted several grafted citrus trees which still remain onsite as well.
All guest rooms are generous in size and individually decorated with lavish Victorian antiques and furniture. For the quiet convenience of their treasured guests, none of the guest rooms share common walls. Each room has access to 1000 square feet of upstairs porches with panoramic views of the almond orchards, rolling foothills and the two majestic 500 year old oaks which flank the Inn on the East and West.
Air conditioning, wireless internet access, and satellite T.V. with additional East Coast feed are just a few of the amenities, not to mention the pillared waterfall swimming pool all on 1.5 acres of beautifully maintained English style gardens.
A full gourmet breakfast with the best ingredients the season has to offer local farmers is served in an intimate dining setting inside or outside on the veranda when weather permits.
Whether you are looking for a perfect romantic get away, are planning a beautiful garden wedding or seek an elegant alternative to chain hotels when traveling, the Durham House Inn specializes in making your stay truly memorable.
Durham House Inn
2280 Durham Dayton Highway, Durham