Why Greenhorn Ranch is a Top Place to Visit in Northern California

The tan lines are fading and you’re mind has shifted to daydreaming of Fall leaves, comfy sweaters, and gearing up for the holidays ahead. With all the Summer fun that Greenhorn Ranch offers, Fall is one of our favorite seasons here on the ranch. The crisp Sierra Nevada mountain air and the gorgeous colors of the trees makes Greenhorn Ranch the perfect place to unwind and relax on your Fall getaway. Here are 6 reasons why Greenhorn Ranch is a top place to visit in Northern California this Fall.

The fall leaves yellow and crisp in the cold air (photo credit Katie Moum)
Photo courtesy of Katie Moum

1. The Activities

Mountain biking the trails through the forest at Greenhorn Ranch

The fall is great for riding horses, mountain biking on our miles and miles of trails, fly fishing in our ponds, and endless lawn games to keep the kiddos entertained while you enjoy a nice beverage on the deck are just a few of the activities you can expect this fall.

2. The Food

Everyone loves the farm-to-table, ranch-style dining at Greenhorn Ranch

At the Ranch, we blend fine dining with farm-to-table and historic ranch-style recipes to bring California ranch-style new meaning.

“The thing I excel at is using really high ingredients to make comfort food and taking a fine dining twist on them. I kinda get all over the place with some familiar flavors that feed our soul,” he said. “At the ranch, my goal is to not try to deviate too far from the dude ranch expectation. As much as we can, we’re going to try to utilize local products without trying to overthink it too much.”

3. Our Cozy Lodge

Enjoying a whiskey in front of the fireplace at Greenhorn Ranch

If it weren’t for the beauty of the ranch and endless outdoor activities, one may find themselves never wanting to leave our newly renovated lodge. It’s beautifully designed rustic interior has everyone who enters feel immediately relaxed and ready to cozy up by the fireplace. A two-story retreat, our lodge houses 12 rooms that can sleep up to two adults comfortably. On the first level, the focal point of the lodge features a wood-burning fireplace and communal living space. We have hosted many family gatherings, holidays, reunions, and events in our lodge.

If you would like more information on reserving the lodge for Thanksgiving weekend, please call (530) 283-0930.

4. Miles of Trails

A runner stopping to enjoy the view during a trail run through the forest.

Our extensive trails go on for miles and miles. Hike, mountain bike, or simply let yourself wander through the trees of California’s “Lost” Sierra. The trails are a great place to be one with nature, alone with your thoughts, and connected to Mother Earth.

5. The Nearby Attractions

The Brewing Lair in Blairsden California
The Brewing Lair (thebrewinglair.com/)

Plumas County may be rural but there is no shortage of sites and attractions to visit while you stay at the ranch. The Brewing Lair, a short 20-minute drive, takes craft beer seriously. With 3 signature craft beers on tap, and an array of seasonal beers, there is sure to be a tasty brew to please any beer critic. Sierraville Hot Springs is an experience unlike any other. Soak your muscles in the peaceful hot spring after a fun day of activities. Other nearby attractions include museums, golfing, fishing at neighboring lakes and ponds, and, in the Winter, historic longboard races.

6. The Memories

A family enjoying s'mores around the campfire at the Ranch

The memories that will be made during your stay at Greenhorn Ranch are sure to stick with you for a lifetime. A Fall getaway is a vacation that can rejuvenate your soul and connect you to what matters most. Your children will gain an entirely new appreciation for the outdoors and so will you.

For more information on reserving the Lodge for your Thanksgiving weekend, please call (530) 283-0930.