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Shangri-La Sierra

12 Jim Crow Cyn, Downieville, CA 95936
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Nice and rustic--fully equipped cabins on the Yuba river 4 miles east of Downieville. Our cabin was clean and well kept. The owners are friendly and helpful, providing information about the area. Your best plan is to cook at home, the kitchen has everything you need. There is a charcoal grill provided (BYO charcoal). Not inexpensive, but we found the... More 

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We stayed in the Jim Crow cabin-- it is the most isolated of them all with several stairs to descend to reach the cabin. The deck offered a gorgeous view of the grounds and the river. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. No TV and limited wifi, but plenty of games and puzzles to borrow for entertainment. There are... More 

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Pasadena CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Beautiful property overlooks the North Yuba River, with pleasant lawns and huge pine and fir trees. The friendly owners have placed small decorations, flower gardens and sitting chairs here and there, creating a very relaxing ambiance. The cabins are clean and comfortable, and their kitchens are very well equipped. Some are right on the river while others are in the... More 

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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We rented the Fly caster cabin. It is a one bedroom on the river. Everything was clean and neat. The cabins are a little dated, but wonderful. Our cabin had a wood burning fireplace with free firewood. The innkeepers were helpful, friendly and attentive. This was our second visit. No Wifi, TV or cell service. It is located in one... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We rented Blue Jay cabin for the Grandkids and parents and we stayed in Dogwood cabin. Blue Jay has a larger kitchen and is right on the river so we had our meals there. The place is very clean and well equiped. The Inkeepers were very helpful.

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Reno, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were there during their first opening of the season in March. Since we were the only guests it was super quiet and serene. I imagine it can get quite busy in the summer. Very nice and attentive owners. We hope to get back soon.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I've been taking my vacations in the Sierras for several years now, as I love the mountains and have gotten into prospecting as a way to relax. It's like hunting, except you don't have to harm little critters while doing it. I first found the Sierra Shangri La I think in 2011, when Patty and Richard had just started as... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We made our reservation at the last minute and the innkeeper was more than accommodating. We asked for and received the Kingfisher room in the lodge. As noted in other reviews, the room is small, but very clean and has a sliding glass door which leads to a deck overlooking the river. We were there for only one night and... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We always wanted to stay here many years ago. Fortunately, we got in on a cancellation. We stayed in La Siesta. The cabin was right on the river and enjoyed our time alone and our peace and quiet. If you want a peaceful vacation near the Lakes Basin, book this cabin. The location and view will be perfect.

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San Rafael, California
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Yuba River flowing through the wooded property creates the most wonderful, soothing background for complete relaxation. The inn is well-maintained, with lovely large lawns and gardens. The resort has a private (rocky) beach with wading and swimming areas. The innkeepers shared gold-panning supplies, inflatables, books and games to entertain our family; we rarely left the property. Before making this... More 

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