Plumas County is just an hour northwest of Reno on National Scenic Byway, Highway 70, eastern Plumas and Sierra Counties offer the very best in California rural living. With charming towns, distinctive golf course communities, and thousands of acres of valley and forest land, you’re sure to find just the right spot for your vacation property or year-round home.
Plumas County's only city built by Western Pacific Railroad at the turn of the 20th century, the little company town of Portola has become the hub of eastern Plumas. Both the railroad and the wild and scenic Feather River pass through the middle of this small city, and a classic arched bridge spans the two and connects the north to the south side. Older homes are enjoying new facelifts, and new homes are being built in wonderful older neighborhoods, giving you housing opportunities that are almost unheard of anymore. Portola is the civic center for the east county where you will find outstanding medical services, including trauma and cardiac care, schools, a library, parks, shopping, and more.
Located in Plumas County just between Oroville, CA and Reno, NV along Highway 70 near Bucks Lake. Quincy is not far from Lassen Volcanic National Park and many other local points of interest. Quincy is the county seat of Plumas County and the hub of all activity.
Graeagle is a quaint resort community. All those cute red buildings aren’t just some of the neatest shops you’ve ever explored; they were once home to the mill workers who supplied lumber to the gold mines and towns that once flourished here. Graeagle’s new gold rush is its incredible charm, some of the best golf courses in California, and world-class dining establishments. Add to that a recreation paradise at Lakes Basin just minutes away and the historic ghost town, Johnsville, is nearby. It’s the perfect mix for vacation or year-round living
Chilcoot, Vinton and Beckwourth
Along Highway 70 in the valley are the hamlets of Chilcoot, Vinton, and Beckwourth. Each community has been a gathering center for generations of ranchers, farmers, and townsfolk. Catch a cowboy poetry show at the grange hall in Vinton and get a taste for the way life was—and continues to be—in this wonderful, magical place.
Clio and Gold Mountain
Gold Mountain is a gated community planned by Taliesin, the architectural firm of Frank Lloyd Wright. The surrounding area has something for everyone: golfing at the Nakoma Golf Resort, fishing, hiking, biking, hunting, skiing, boating and kayaking in Lakes Basin, snow shoeing, amazing star gazing and dining. The area is renowned for its fabulous Sierra golf courses. Also try the beautiful Whitehawk and Graeagle Meadows golf courses each located about 15 minutes from Gold Mountain.