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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 5 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, next to Greenhorn Creek.

This is where I grew up, a small home on a two acre apple orchard, where the creek is just steps from the backyard deck. Two bedrooms; one bathroom; well-equipped kitchen with breakfast nook overlooking the creek; washer/dryer; dining room; living room with the backyard deck off it, which also overlooks the year-round creek.

The house 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 and one of the Graeagle courses, Graeagle Meadows, is listed as the 5th best in California!

Or how about hiking, biking, kayaking? Just 20 minutes from the 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, one of the less crowded National Parks 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.

So, whether you get here by traveling up the sleepy & quite lovely Feather River Canyon on Scenic Highway 70 or if you travel here coming North over I-80, traveling through the awe-inspiring Donner Pass and then turning west on 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.

More Details

Barbara Stricker
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Traveling to Quincy? Traveling solo? Ask about my discount!
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Quaint, well stocked, private residence!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely stay there again if we are in the area. Comfortable bed in master but it's up on stilts and a little wobbly. Other than that, everything was great. Kitchen had everything we needed. We really enjoyed our time

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wondered if that might be true, the wobbly thing! No one ever said it was so I thought it was okay! I like the way it looks, raised like that, BUT I think I'll change it now! :) Thanks for letting me know, I appreciate the input. And thank you for the positive feelings about my good old family home!
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Cozy retreat

  • 4 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay at Creekside. Barbara made sure we had everything we needed and were comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful retreat... set beside a stream in the Sierras. Thanks Barbara for your wonderful hospitality. We hope to come again soon!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A charming and serene get away

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect getaway. We were on a long road trip and Barbara was so charming and left us some goodies and even a welcome sign saying aloha since she knew we were coming from Hawaii. The house was incredible , The sounds of the creek delightful… Everything was above and beyond anything we had expected and would recommend this for anyone passing through that way

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a charming and well-equipped home with a gracious hostess who cares for her guests.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after a long plane and car journey and felt like we were welcomed back to our childhood home. Barbara had ensured that everything you might need is at hand and left us notes with several suggestions for outings that she took the time to customize for us.

The home is interesting, clean and comfortable and the creekside chairs afford a welcome retreat. A special treat is watching the antics of the family of deer that reside in the adjoining orchard.

i regretted leaving for the remainder of our journey and hope to visit again for a longer stay in this lovely part of the world.

I whole-heartedly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful setting, took me back to my childhood!

  • 4 of 5

What a gracious hostess, nothing was lacking. My stay was too short due to unforeseen events but it was lovely!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 9.0%

Check In is 4pm and Check Out is 11am
Sorry but no pets. Also no smoking.
And no young children due to the creek!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Quincy in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Tub and shower. New whole-house water filter system just installed, very nice, clear, water! New, fluffy, towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be shoved side-by-side to make California King
  • New 'Malouf' sheets; new bamboo pillows; down comforters and down alternative comforters
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
An hour from Reno, 1.5 hours from Truckee and Lake Tahoe, 40 minutes from Lake Almanor and about an hour from Lassen National Park. The very popular Lakes Basin area is just 30 minutes up the road from my house.

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