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Shangri-La Sierra

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12 Jim Crow Cyn, Downieville, CA 95936
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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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13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed for only one night at the B&B , Kingfisher room, at the Shangri-La and had a very nice time. The rooms were small, but clean with a deck overlooking the river. I would recommend the Kingfisher room at the end of the building, because it has a window (in addition to the sliding glass door). This allows for... More 

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Reno NV
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

On the Yuba River, the B&B rooms and housekeeping cottages are a delight for ALL your senses. My husband and I had the Kingfisher end B&B room. Relaxing on the deck our first night the crimson sunset was mesmerizing and the river lulled us to a peaceful sleep. It was hard to wake from our soooo comfortable bed the next... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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119 hotel reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2007

Stayed in the La Vista Cottage which consists of one very small bedroom with a queen sized bed (with only about a foot of space on each side), living area with a nice woodburning fireplace( and 2 double futons), and a kitchen and dining area. The cottage has a good sized deck with 2 plastic chairs and table as well... More 

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Address: 12 Jim Crow Cyn, Downieville, CA 95936
Location: United States > California > Downieville
Number of rooms: 262

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