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Outside Inn

Price Category: Mid-Range

Located just a short walk (have to use the street as many of the sidewalks have no curb ramps) to historic downtown this charming Inn has individually themed rooms and lots of charm. Most lack wheelchair access except for #6 (The Rock Climbing Suite) which has some accessibility features.


575 East Broad St
Nevada City, CA  95959

Direct Reservation Number: (530) 265-2233

1 wheelchair accessible room.

Accessible Room Types

  • 1 bed - queen or king

This unit has a small kitchenette that is equipped with a sink,refrigerator (full access blocked by furniture), microwave (out of reach from a seated position) and a table. Cooking utensils are also provided

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  • Notes: There is no designated accessible parking but the space by the accessible unit has room for a van with a ramp/lift plus there are other options that would work.

Portable Equipment Available

  • Bench for bath tub


  • No restaurant on premises

Inaccessible Areas and Alternate Arrangements

  • There is a step up to the pool. The approach into the office doesn't have a smooth transition so it may be problematic for some manual wheelchair users.

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Room Number 6

Room Type and Bedding

  • Open bed frame
  • 1 bed - queen or king


  • Doorway at least 32" (81cm) clearance
  • Entry threshold less than 1/4" (.6cm)
  • Enter using ramp or slope 1:12 or less
  • Notes: The very short concrete ramp is only as wide as the door so if you need to angle your chair for srtikeside clearance, your front wheels would hang of the ramp. This was not problematic in my power wheelchair just something to pay attention to.

Floor Plan

  • Not a 36" (91cm) clear path to all fixtures (i.e. curtains, thermostat, light controls)
  • Notes: The temperature controls and curtains were blocked by furniture. Some furniture could be rearranged for greater access.
  • All the fixture controls no higher than 48" (121cm)
  • At least 36" (91cm) clear space along one side of the bed
  • Notes: One side of the bed was blocked by furniture and the heating/cooling unit. It might be possible to rearrange some furniture for greater access.

Bathroom Access

  • Bathroom door at least 32" (81cm) clearance
  • Clear space to turn at least 5' (152cm) circle


  • 28" (71cm) clear space for lateral transfer at toilet
  • No grab bars on the back wall and at least one side of the toilet
  • Toilet height between 17" (43cm) and 19" (48cm)
  • There is only one grab bar on one side wall.


  • Roll under sink with knee clearance at least 27" (68cm) high and 30" (76cm) wide
  • Sink and shower faucets operable with a closed fist
  • Complete access to the roll under sink is blocked by a moveable bench.

Tub and Shower

  • No handheld shower
  • Grab bars in the tub/shower area
  • There is a small grab bar upon entering the tub/shower. The soap dispenser is unreachable from a seated position and there is no hand-help shower wand.

Bathroom Notes

  • The bathroom is spacious especially if the bench is removed. Some towels are out of reach but can be lowered upon request.

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guestroom with rock climbing wall bathroom showing roll under sink Exterior of Rock Climbing Suite

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