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Ranchito Motel

Hotel or Motel
Ranchito Motel in Quincy, CA. – Ranchito Motel

Close to world class golf courses, horseback riding, hundreds of lakes, several rivers and hiking, including the Pacifc Crest Trail.

Driving Directions

From the San Francisco Bay Area take I-80 north, in Sacramento take I-5 towards CA-99 Marysville. Stay on CA-99 north and then take State Hwy 70 towards Oroville, and continue on to Quincy, California. The Ranchito Motel is at 2020 E Main Street in Quincy. When you get to Quincy, State Hwy 70 turns into Main Street. Continue through town to East Quincy to find the motel.

The original Ranchito Motel was built in 1946. The owner at that time used hand-made slump-stone bricks and recycled wood from a barn that had collapsed in a nearby town. In the 1970s another 15 units were added, clustered around a relaxed spacious forest-like setting, bringing the total room count to 30.

The motel is located in East Quincy, Quincy being the heart of Plumas County. Quincy is the county seat and hosts the historical courthouse, a quaint down town, a museum, and more. Quincy is centrally located for day hikes with hundreds of lakes, the beautiful Feather River, and the Pacific Crest Trail. There are also a variety of golf courses and horseback riding close by.

The Ranchito Motel is independently owned and operated and has more of a cabin in the woods feel.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

John and Tracy Wixted, husband and wife, purchased the motel in November 2010. They are working to restore the motel to its glory it once was.

Lodging Style and Amenities

The 30 rooms are spread out on almost three acres of forest-like grounds with brand new beds. All rooms have televisions with basic cable and free HBO and in room coffee and free wireless internet. Available for use are hair dryers, iron and ironing boards, barbeque grills, picnic tables. There is a seasonal brook that runs through the property that makes for a relaxing picnic or photo opportunities. There are several restaurants and a market within walking distance, and the main part of town is only 2 1/2 miles away.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs and cats are welcome for a one time $10 cleaning fee.


Season Open

All year


Rate Range



Locally or Family-Owned Business


Breakfast Style Served

Breakfast Not Included

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