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Places to Stay in Downieville, CA

You’ll find plenty of lodging options and places to stay in and around Downieville that offer the amenities and conveniences you’re used to at home. No matter where you decide to stay, you’re guaranteed to experience and enjoy the historic charm of our community that was established during the gold rush of the mid-1800s. While much has progressed since then, the old-world feel of this original settlement is still very much a part of our town.

small table on the deck at Riverside Mountain Lodge

Riverside Mountain Lodge

These days it’s nearly impossible to obtain a permit to build on the banks of any river in the state of California, which is one of the reasons a stay at the Riverside Mountain Lodge is so special. This historic two-story lodge has been updated to include modern amenities but sits on the original location right on the banks of the Yuba and Downie Rivers. Rooms feature high-speed fiber optic Wi-Fi, secure bike storage, kitchens and kitchenettes, river-front decks, hairdryers, complimentary toiletries, fireplaces, pet-friendly accommodations, and more.

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Carriage House Lofts

Looking for a little more space than a standard hotel room? The Carriage House Lofts give guests apartment-style living in a fully furnished apartment, complete with a kitchen, full-size private bathrooms, TV, and balcony. These lofts are centrally located and within walking distance to restaurants, bars, cafes, and the local bike shop.

Carriage House Inn exterior

Carriage House Inn

The Carriage House Inn is a 3 story boutique hotel in the middle of Downieville walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and spas. Relax on an Adirondack chair on your private balcony overlooking the Downie River or in a comfy leather chair.

The Inn is pet friendly and has rooms and suites featuring sofas, mini-refrigerators, microwaves, high-speed internet, vaulted ceilings and more.

Explore the Lost Sierra Adventure right out our back door.

downieville manor/quarters

Downie Manor/Quarters

Enjoy a stay at the Downville Manor, a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house, or the Downieviie Quarter featuring a separate beautiful suite featuring a queen-sized bed. Both have views of the Downie River and Pearl Street Bridge. The Manor has a large kitchen, and formal dining area Wi-Fi and can comfortably accommodate 10 people. The Quarters has a fireplace, dining room table, reading nook, full stainless steel kitchen bathroom with tub, high-speed wireless internet and more.
Relax on your private deck or walk to downtown. Just steps away are the river, hiking, biking, and fishing.

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Downieville River Inn

Located on the banks of the North Yuba River in the Tahoe National Forest, the Downieville River Inn offers rooms and cottages for guests. Each offers comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and a porch or balcony to take in the scenery. Amenities include gardens, a picnic area, a BBQ grill, a sauna, and a pool. The location also offers a short walk to downtown Downieville shops and restaurants.

Costa House exterior

Costa House

The Costa House is a beautiful three-bedroom home on four acres of land, perfect for bikers, couples, or families that want to experience all that the Sierras have to offer with more room to spread out. The house has been updated with a new gas fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, and a beautiful deck. There is room for up to six guests, but there’s an option to rent an additional one-bedroom studio with its own full bathroom for a total of eight guests.

Sierra Bridge House

Sierra Shangri-La Bridge House

The Sierra Shangri-La Bridge House is one of the most unique lodging accommodations in the country. The 3,400 square foot house was designed by distinguished San Francisco architect Francis Joseph McCarthy. The home features four bedrooms and three and a half baths and straddles a mountain stream tributary of the North Fork of the Yuba River. Every room has stunning views of the surrounding waterfalls, pools, and mountain foliage. It is surrounded by hundreds of acres of forest, yet only three miles from downtown Downieville.

Big Springs Retreat Center

Big Springs Retreat Center

The Big Springs Meditation Retreat Center (proposed project) is a proposed expansion of the existing Big Springs Garden resort, which is located on an approximately 118-acre property located directly off

Highway 49 on a privately maintained road, approximately 1.9 miles northeast of the community of Sierra City, in Sierra County, California. Coming in Spring of 2024.

Lure Restort cabin

The Lure Resort

The Lure Resort features eight luxurious cabins located on the banks or the North Yuba River. The accommodations have full amenities including high ceilings, spacious decks, bedrooms with new beds, and kitchens that feature new appliances, kitchenware, and more. All cabins have housekeeping and they are the most modern place to stay in Downieville.

Available to rent starting Fall 2023.

Buddha House

Downieville Buddha House

Private home for rent. Inquire on the Contact Us section for information.


Whether you want to spend your entire stay camping in Downieville or only prefer to experience a night or two under the stars, the area offers plenty of options for as rustic or amenity-filled an experience as you desire. Information on all the camping areas in the Tahoe Forest and ways to reserve sites can be found here.

Indian Valley Outpost Resort

This locally owned and operated Mom & Pop campground is on the Yuba River, offering RV hookups and fully furnished teepees. Ask about the 5-star group cabin that sleeps 11 for larger parties!

Sardine Campground

This is a 29-site campground, with 15 of those having space for trailers, and the camp is set up with vault toilets and piped water. There is fishing and swimming right on Sardine Lake, with a number of other high mountain lakes in the area nearby.


Loganville Campground in the Sierra Buttes has fantastic facilities in a shaded area densely populated with oak and fir trees.

Wild Plum Campground

Located on Haypress Creek, Wild Plum has plenty of access to hiking trails, swimming, and fishing right from the campground.

Sierra Streamside Resort

Resort-style camping comes with cabins with full kitchens as well as RV site options. The campground is located just four miles up the road from downtown Downieville.

Indian Valley Campground

Located 11 miles west of Downieville, this campground is operated by the Tahoe National Forest and includes access to the Yuba River for swimming, rafting, fishing, and more.

Fiddle Creek Campground

This is one of the best campgrounds to access the Yuba River for swimming and fishing.

Rocky Rest Campground

Rocky Rest offers access to the Yuba River for fishing and swimming but is a little less developed than Fiddle Creek.


Find Your Place to Stay in Downieville, CA

You can’t beat the great outdoors of the Sierra Mountains and Downieville, CA. When looking for a place to stay, you can choose traditional campgrounds, glamour camping, hotel rooms, or full-house rentals. No matter which you choose, you’ll be steps from adventures all around. Book a stay in Downieville for your next getaway!

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