The SpaceThis is where I grew up, an unassuming little home on two acres of land, where the creek is just steps from the backyard deck.
My own home is also on the property. The two homes are separated by about 80 feet and there is a long & tall hedge of lilacs between them, so you will have plenty of privacy but I am nearby if you need me or have questions!
The house, which is situated between Highway 70 and Greenhorn Creek, is an hour from the casinos & nightlife of Reno or travel 75 miles to the charm of Truckee, and from there 15 additional miles will take you to the shores of Lake Tahoe. But the real treat is the beauty of our own county, Plumas, where outdoor opportunities abound, including golfing: Plumas County was recently voted the 15th 'Best Place for Golfers to Retire' and the Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club was listed as one of the best places (4.5 stars) to play by Golf Digest. Or how about hiking, biking, kayaking? Well, just 20 minutes from my home is the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, dominated by many beautiful lakes and the Sierra Buttes. This is a place where the trails are graced by beautiful lakes, rivers, streams & waterfalls and dominated by impressive rock faces, including those of the magnificent Sierra Buttes. The Pacific Crest Trail runs right through here and then on into Lassen County. Lassen County, where you will find Lassen Volcanic National Park, an almost undiscovered National Park and a real beauty.
You will also be 20 miles from Bucks Lake, a local favorite. There are 3 resorts located at the lake, all with restaurants and one of which, Lakeshore Resort, has a deck where you can enjoy your meal looking out over the water. Weekends at the lake are often replete with live music. There are also boat and stand-up paddleboard rentals at the resorts.
If during your stay at Creekside, you decide to take advantage of a night or two of camping in one of our campgrounds, or at Lassen National Park, or even if you want to trot off for a little gambling in Reno (where you can get a room for $40 or $50), save your receipt for the night you stay away from Creekside and I'll deduct that amount (the actual amount you spent per night, up to $60/night) from what you've paid me for the stay here, at Creekside!
So, whether you get here by traveling up the sleepy & quite lovely Feather River Canyon on Scenic Highway 70 or if you travel here by way of I-80 over the awe-inspiring Donner Pass (go to Truckee and then turn west onto Highway 89, my favorite local road), you will have come to a slice of paradise.
Truly not enough can be said about the beauty of Plumas County, come experience the tranquility. Guest AccessThe creek is right there for you to enjoy. Out the living room door is a deck that looks over the creek and there is also a small concrete deck right next to the creek, a nice place for a morning cuppa.
The kitchen has a breakfast nook that looks out over the creek, a charming space! Perhaps one night you'd like to flip that switch right there, the one on the wall near the table, turning on the spotlight and lighting up the creek and backyard. Ahhh, now, fix yourself a cup of hot chocolate and watch the river flow. Interaction with GuestsI will be available, and am pleased to be available, to give advice on my favorite hiking & biking trails in the area. You will find within the home a folder with 1) Forest Service brochures that locate and describe many of the trails and other outdoor opportunities available to you and 2), menus from our local restaurants and 3), the movie schedule from our theater. The NeighborhoodYour only neighbor will be me and the wildlife! The property is surrounded on three sides by Plumas National Forest and is quite peaceful yet only 2 miles from East Quincy and 6 from downtown Quincy. Getting AroundThere is a public bus that operates between Quincy, Chester and Portola. Other Things to NoteFYI: The nightly price includes the 9% occupancy tax that Plumas County requires. So you're actually renting the whole home for $118.30/night and then I have to tack on the occupancy tax of $11.70/night = $130/night. Again, just FYI. (Note: I do lower the nightly price for Off Season.)
There is no television per se but there is a tv set with a DVD player and VHS player accompanied by a small DVD/VHS library.
Most cell phones seem to work here (with Verizon working the best), but if yours doesn't, I can hook up an extension to my home phone.
There is a covered garage with two stalls, one for your car and one for mine.
The nearest grocery store is 2 miles away.
And, if you're coming for FRC's graduation ceremonies, the college is 7 miles from your accommodation. Or High School graduation: 5 miles from the high school.
Plumas County experiences coldish nights in the summer, I would keep that in mind when packing!