Historic Charm ...Casual Living
The Bradford Place Inn from Bradford StreetLounge in the grass by the gardens

Bradford Place Inn and Gardens enjoys an enviable location smack dab in the quaint, historic village of Sonora, California. You know, the kind of town you dream about visiting with a vintage main street that has historic lamp posts and lots of cute stores. It's a town where you can window shop after dark without a care in the world, after the sidewalks roll up around 6 at night, when the evening hush settles in. The Inn is near the County Hall of Records, and the impressive Tuolumne County Court House. It is in a lovely restored neighborhood, one block west of Sonora's main street, which is lined with antique stores, art galleries, and wonderful dining. Sonora is a gold rush mining town known as the "Queen of the Southern Mines."

Bradford Place Inn and Gardens features five lovely rooms. Each room has a bath en-suite…...some with whirlpool. The Inn has a bed and breakfast warmth with no bustle of a restaurant or bar, but charming privacy instead.

Accommodations vary from cozy and intimate to gracious and luxurious. There are spacious ceilings throughout. Eleven-foot ceilings on the main floor, and nine-foot ceilings throughout the second floor.

Front desk with weather station in lobby

The Inn was built in 1889 as a private residence for a Wells Fargo agent, and it remained a private home until 1988, when it first opened as a bed and breakfast. In March 2000, it was christened Bradford Place Inn and Gardens. S.S. Bradford was a prominent citizen in Sonora. He owned the lumber mill. The street was named after him, though he never lived here. Today, we celebrate over 130 years of the historic Keil-Bergson house.

View of lobby from stairs

Quiet. Personal. Comfortable. Here at the Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, the atmosphere is casual and relaxed. There is absolutely nothing stuffy or pretentious...no attitude. Blue jeans and sweat shirts are just fine. Yet this little jewel has the flair one would expect of a well-cared-for property...a winding stone pathway with gardens, flowering plants and white picket fences. The Inn itself has solid doors and virtually sound proof walls. It offers nearly every imaginable amenity, including wireless Internet access, luxurious Frette® bath robes, and Frette® bath towels. Each room has a ductless climate system that is highly efficient and eco-friendly, yet virtually unobtrusive.

Working player piano in parlorFireplace and love seat in parlor

The Cozy Parlor is a great place to visit, read a book, or just enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

Bradford Place Inn and Gardens has received a three diamond rating from the American Automobile Association. The Inn has also received several awards and certificates of recognition.

Given the limited number of rooms at the Bradford Place Inn and Gardens, its considerable appeal and its ideal location in the village of old Sonora, advance reservations are suggested. So give us a call, or book a night or two on-line. We would love to add your name to our guest list.

The experience offered is comfortable and attentive, without intrusion.

Gourmet dining on the veranda

Since opening in 2000, this lodging showpiece, located just 130 miles east of San Francisco, has become known as the place to stay in California's central Sierra foothills for discerning business and leisure guests. In recent years fitness icon Jack LaLanne and his wife Elaine have stayed here. A couple of times the Inn has hosted the legendary Hollywood actress and Broadway diva Miss Carol Channing and her husband Harry Kullijian. We have cooked breakfast for gospel artist TaTa Vega, who worked with Quincy Jones on four featured vocals in The Color Purple. Business clientele who frequently stay at the Bradford Place Inn and Gardens include health care consultants, professionals and staff, financial consultants, government personnel, and attorneys.


Hello! We are Kim and Patrick Rodriguez. We took over operations of the Bradford Place Inn and Gardens from Gail and Jeff Pedrick on June 22, 2019. We are enjoying being the new innkeepers, and are thrilled to be a part of the Sonora Community. Gail and Jeff have been guiding us to success, and we are so grateful for their mentorship.

On December 2, 2015, Gail and Jeff purchased the inn and business from Eli Shahar, the previous owner and French Pastry Chef. Eli passed on his amazing repertoire of winning recipes, which we continue to serve, with a few of our own touches added in.

We have met a lot of amazing people, made many new friends, and are working hard to earn return visits.  Check out our reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Facebook. We look forward to meeting you!

We welcome any feedback on how to make your stay as pleasant as possible.