Carter House Inn

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Carter House Inn
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Carter House Inn front entrance
General information
Location Eureka, California
Address 301 L Street
Opening 1982
Owner Mark Carter
Technical details
Floor count 3
Design and construction
Architect Newsom & Newsom
Other information
Number of rooms 8
Number of restaurants 1

The Carter House Inn is a hotel in Old Town Eureka, California. It is known both for housing Restaurant 301 and for being a replica of a Queen Anne style building by Newsom & Newsom, renowned builder architects of many 19th century structures in California.

Restaurant 301[edit]

The Inn's restaurant, Restaurant 301, has a 3800 bottle collection of wine and has been "Grand Award" from Wine Spectator magazine since 1998. It is one of only 20 other restaurants in the world to have maintained the award for such a length of time.[1][2] Reality show star Curtis Stone once served as the head chef.[3]


The building is a replica of an earlier structure originally located in San Francisco. Murphy House was constructed as a large home in 1884 by the builder architects Samuel and Joseph Cather Newsom. These 19th-century Victorian architects also built the Carson Mansion at virtually the same time in Eureka. However, the Murphy home was completely destroyed by the fire resulting from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.[4] Mark Carter found the blueprints for the home in an antique store and rebuilt the structure but in Eureka.[5] The building was originally intended to be a private residence but, due to construction cost overruns, it was opened as a bed and breakfast to recoup the losses.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fish, Tim (2006-11-15). "Carter Cellars, A Grand Award restaurateur makes a pilgrimage to Napa". Wine Spectator. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  2. ^ "That's Quality Vino". North Coast Journal. 2004-11-18. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Surfing the Menu". Food Network. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  4. ^ "The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906". Eyewitness to History. 1997. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  5. ^ "Unique Histories". Unique Inns. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  6. ^ Carter, Mark. "Architecture & History". Carter House Inn. Archived from the original on 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 

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