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Yuba River Inn

Lodge or Resort
Yuba River Inn Office – R. Hertzberg

Driving Directions

From Sacramento/Bay Area:

Take I-80 toward Reno. At Exit 119B (in Auburn) take ramp right for CA-49 Grass Valley/Placerville. Turn left on CA-49 toward Grass Valley -22.9 miles. Continue on CA-20 North/CA-49 East – 4.9 miles. Turn left onto CA-49/State Highway 49/Yuba-Donner Scenic Byway - 54.6 miles. Arrive Sierra City. The Yuba River Inn is located through town on your right. Approximate travel time: 2.25 hours.

From Reno:

Take I-80 West approx 28 miles. At Exit 188, take ramp right for CA-267 / CA-89 toward Lake Tahoe / Sierraville - 0.4 miles. Turn right onto CA-89 / Truckee Bypass - 0.2 miles. At roundabout, take 2nd exit - 22.9 miles. Turn left onto CA-49 / CA-89 / Highway 89 / W Main St / Yuba-Donner Scenic Byway 4.9 miles. Bear left onto CA-49 / State Highway 49 / Yuba-Donner Scenic Byway 17.9 miles. Arrive at Sierra City, CA. The Yuba River Inn is located on the left as you come into town. Approximate travel time: 1.5 hours.

Eco-Friendly Notes

Cabins are situated amongst native Ponderosa, Aspen, Fir, Spruce, Madrone, Alder, Oak, Pine, Cedar, and Mountain Maple trees. The acreage is minimally disturbed to preserve its natural state. River frontage accessible with views of natural terrain, native plants and wildlife.

We recycle almost everything and our all of our laundry is mountain-air dried.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

The Yuba River Inn originated in 1937 and was purchased in 1988 by the Herzberg family who embarked on a full expansion and restoration. Today, the Inn is still owned and operated by the Hertzberg family. The vacationer will find genuine log cabins; each secluded on the forested property with private river access, restored and modernized for your family’s enjoyment.

The Yuba River Inn is a piece of Gold Rush history. The property was part of the Devine family farm in the 1800s which supplied miners and townspeople with locally grown food. The property was purchased by the Tschopp family and was established as an inn with dining room/restaurant, cabin rentals, and Sierra City's only swimming pool.

The Inn opened its doors for business in 1937. People traveled up Hwy 49 in buses for day trips and enjoyed lunches around a new pool and main building. Fire destroyed the original inn building in the mid-1960s. Guests enjoy enchanted evenings on the Idle Hours deck listening to the rush of the North Fork of the Yuba River and taking in the spectacular views of the river area.

Lodging Style and Amenities

The resort is located inSierra City on more than twenty-three private acres that includes accessible river frontage. Choose a one or two bedroom private cabin to be your home during your stay. Two bedroom cabins include sitting and dining areas, one bathroom, and large private back yards – complete with picnic tables, umbrellas, BBQs, and outdoor furniture. One bedroom kitchen cabins are complimented with fully-equipped kitchens, sleeping room, and one bathroom, along with porches, private backyards, or decks.

All kitchen cabins are fully equipped with pots, pans, dinnerware, glassware, utensils, coffee maker, microwave, and BBQ. Just bring food and your appetite! We provide mountain-air dried bedding and towels, satellite television and private back yards or porches where you can sit and enjoy the sounds of nature and the rush of the Yuba River. All cabins are within walking distance to the private frontage on the Yuba River.

Pet Friendly Notes

Assuring the comfort and enjoyment of our guests is our first priority. We welcome well-behaved pets who are leashed and accompanied by their owners at all times. There is an additional fee for pets. Call for our policy.

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, biking, fishing (lake and river), kayaking, bird watching, gold panning, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, star gazing, photographing, and relaxing are available in the surrounding area.


Seasons Open

Open all year!


Rate Range

$85 - $190


  • Eco-Friendly
  • Locally or Family-Owned Business

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