Mountain Biking Downieville Outfitters
Downieville is home to some of the world's best downhill!  It also offers technical climbing on some of the most radical single track anywhere.  Rentals and repairs are available at a local bike shop just steps away. Trying to decide what trail to take?  Let them answer your questions about length and level of difficulty.

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With the discovery of gold and the increasing development of mines in the outer reaches of the mountains came the imperative demand for pathways of travel. For decades, mountain trails were the only routes of travel throughout California’s richest gold territory, Nevada and Sierra Counties.



Rafting and Kayaking
In spring when the waters of the North Yuba River are up, Downieville is a popular white water destination. With runs ranging from levels 2 to 5, there is something for everyone.  There are numerous rafting companies in the area- reservations can be made at the front desk.

There are many lakes, rivers and streams in the area that offer glorious opportunities!


C & R Guide Fishing

     Come fish the beautiful High Sierras in and around the Truckee-LakeTahoe region. C & R Guide Service offers guided fly-fishing excursions to the North Fork Yuba River, Truckee River, and The Feather River Country for wild rainbows, browns, and brook trout. For those of you who are small stream and creek anglers, the area contains numerous "Secret Spots" hosting unselective, but wary brooks, browns, and rainbows. We also guide on the Lower Yuba for steelhead and shad.



Hundreds of miles of National Forest trails leave unlimited opportunities to enjoy untouched land like no other.    
Click here for a complete listing of  Hiking opportunities in the Downieville area!


Gold Panning
One of the most historical mining towns left today, Downieville offers many possibilities for those with "the Fever."  There are museums, local mining tours, and rivers to pan, or ask the front desk to make arrangements for a guided prospecting trip.  Equipment and instructions are supplied.

There are two 18-hole golf courses in the beautiful Graeagle area, about 45 minutes' drive from the Inn.


Horseback Riding
At the nearby Lakes Basin Recreation Area, you can go on trail rides, wagon rides, and overnight pack trips. Visit the site of Reid Horse & Cattle Company for information.

Kid Stuff
Expose your children to the natural beauty of the Sierras!  We are located on the  Downie River, 40 yards from the Yuba River, within walking distance to some of the best swimming holes around.  The nearby Lakes Basin Recreation Area offers the shallow warm waters of Sand Pond, a popular spot to take the little ones.   Newly-installed playground equipment can be enjoyed by all at the nearby park.  

   Your child will thrive at this summer camp in California's Tahoe National Forest! Kids 9 to 16 have fun, make friends, and enjoy a wide variety of noncompetitive, largely team-based wilderness adventure activities.    5 miles east of Bassetts on Highway 49.

Topo maps of our area.  Click on this link to find Downieville and scroll the map to see the area.  Maps are downloadable.

relax ski snowshoe

One of the fastest-growing sports today!  The many miles of National Forest trails are perfect for taking in the beauty of the surrounding area.  

Cross-country (Nordic) Skiing
Drive up Hwy 49, put on your skis and head out on miles of beautiful backcountry Forest Service roads and trails.

 Snow mobiling
Whether you're looking for groomed trails or deep powder fun, it's all available just a few miles up the road.  Ask us about the latest snow conditions.  Maps and suggested ride information can be obtained at the front desk.

A favorite of all age groups!  We'll be happy to tell you the hot spots.

Photos of the local area.


110 Commercial Street

Downieville CA, 95936

(530) 289-3573 for reservations. 1-800-296-2289

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