By Melissa Wynn


[media-credit id=4 align=”alignnone” width=”300″]Little Red Cabins[/media-credit]   Welcome Mountain Valley travelers to the Pine Hill Motel in Quincy, Ca. This eclectic little group of red cabins at 42075 St. Hwy. 70 has been housing travelers  since the late 1930’s. Owners Dave and Marion Perron themselves were merely passing by back in 1976 when they fell in love with the area and decided to make it their home. They returned in 1977 and purchased the cute little motel with a sweeping view of Spanish Peak across the highway. Since that time Dave and Marion have made the Pine Hill Motel into their own idea of a reasonably priced ($70-$85 per night) “home away from home.” During my mid-May visit I found our cozy little cabin to be more like a quaint mother-in-law cottage than a motel. Each of the eleven units has its own style, size and Marion’s personal touch, some have fully stocked kitchens and others just the fridge and microwave. All Pine Hill units have free WiFi, HBO, direct-dial phones, and AC, and a cuddly stuffed animal on the bed–all the conveniences of home. The grounds are quite charming, blooming with poppies and roses, and the common BBQ area calls the sprawling lawn home. There is plenty of lawn furniture and a picnic table or
two, along with front porches on each unit, for just kicking back and enjoying the fresh mountain air. Located near Feather River College, Pine Hill is a great place to call home for a few days for visiting or enrolling students and their parents.  Dave and Marion are on site seven days a week, along with their precious Pug mascot, Gracie, to make you feel at home. This friendly couple are a hoot to visit and extend that down-home hospitality famous in our rural area. Gracie also enjoys the company so pets are welcome with a small fee and few rules. Whatnots like sodas, popcorn, ice and treats for the pups are available at the front desk; everything else is just one short mile up the road in downtown Quincy. Are you looking for a comfy bed in a friendly town on your mountain adventure? If you’re bored of real estate video tours St. Louis, you can take a virtual tour of Pine Hill Motel on their website,, then give the Perrons a call at 530-283-1670 or 1-866-342-2891 and reserve your own little cozy and homey unit.