A bicycle ride, walk/jog or drive around beautiful Indian Valley allows one to soak up the beauty and imagine the yester years of this remote location once inhabited by the mountain Maidu tribe. Peter Lassen was intrigued by the beauty and potential to make money from the miners and emigrants passing through. Jobe Taylor, Taylorsville founder, and friends staked out land for farming and ranching. Copper mining and logging caused the surge in population and the communities of Greenville and Crescent Mills took hold. Indian Falls is worth the hike and the village of Genesee keeps a historic store. Today, meadows, forests and streams still entice visitors to the outdoors and many of the artistic Plumas County Barn Quilts are worth locating. – Jo L. Giessner
Wi Fi Hot Spots
Greenville Public Library (requires code), 204 Ann Street, Greenville Ca
Down Antique Roads
Nothing is more fun than antique shop hopping in beautiful downtown Greenville. Here are a few of our faves.
Main Street Antiques
213 Main Street
Greenville, Ca 95947
213 Main Street
Greenville, CA 95947
The Sierra Lodge and Trading Post
303 Main Street Greenville, CA 95947
Crescent Country 15771 Hwy 89
Crescent Mills, Ca
Those who visit lovely and historic Indian Valley love to hit the greens at nearby Lake Almanor. See pg ???
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Reasons to Visit / Attractions/Natural Resources:
Indian Valley is a place where the history lingers in the air and the surrounding beauty soothes the soul. The people are friendly and wildlife abounds. A mix of dense forest a sprawling meadows are ideal for camping, fishing, hiking, biking, gold panning, berry picking and bird watching. Indian Valley whispers come outside and play.
Donnell’s Musicland at 207 Main Street in Greenville hosts music lessons for several instruments on Wednesdays starting at 3:30 pm followed by a weekly jam night when all are welcome to join the melody and feel the rhythm. Buy and sell instruments, learn to play one or just kick it and enjoy the music.
Step back in time at the Indian Valley Museum on Cemetery Street in Taylorsville. An amazing collection of native american memorabilia, Oscar the white bear and a huge rock, gem and mineral room just skim the top of the fountain of knowledge housed within those walls.
Stop in at the local Taylorsville store on Main Street just to say hello and sneak a peek at the amazing antique cash register that seems to have been there since it was new. The land that time forgot.
Our Picks for 2013 Attractions Nearby:
Indian Falls, on the rolling Feather River just outside Crescent Mills on scenic Hwy 89, is an amazing serene spot to reconnect with nature. Waterfalls and towering pines inspire peace from the minute you exit the car. Bring a fishing pole and sit a spell.
Round Valley Lake, just a few miles out of Greenville up Hideaway Road, is one of my favorite spots to go fishing with the kids, especially if they are beginners. The Blue Gill are feisty and fun to catch, the terrain is family friendly and the scenery is storybook spectacular.
Pick a direction and wander awhile and you are sure to find another lake, fishing hole, stream or dream home just around the bend. Indian Valley will draw you in with her beauty and lull you in to staying with her peace.
Overnight Stops Along Our Way:
Overnight at The Hideaway Motel
761 Hideaway Road
Arriving at the Hideaway Motel around 3 o’clock on a sunny April day we found owner Mr. Bink Huddleston running the leaf blower down the sidewalk. The Hideaway may not be a youngster but Bink keeps the rooms and grounds clean as a whistle. The dated decor is part of the charm at the Hideaway Motel, even the light switch in our #4 room was true to the era of the 40’s and 50’s; very vintage! The secret to the serenity of the Hideaway Motel is location, location, location. This nostalgic and economical getaway (just $80 per night for 2 people in single queen room) is nestled in the woods at 761 Hideaway Road just off Hwy 89. Although within the city limits of Greenville, the quiet forested surroundings and lack of nearby neighbors give it the feeling of solitude needed to contact nature. There are only 13 rooms at the Hideaway, each sleeping just two, so crowds are never a concern. This is a great pick for a couple’s retreat; plenty of privacy. A community patio with BBQ grill and umbrella covered tables give the choice of slipping off alone or gathering together; no worries at the Hideaway Motel. Three of the rooms have full kitchens and sliding glass doors that open onto the cozy patio and these rooms are a steal at $95 per night for two. A 10% discount is given on all rooms for single occupancy. Come hang your coat and stay awhile.
More Lodging Ideas:
Sierra Lodge and Trading Post
Highway 89 & Main Street, Greenville Ca 95947
530 – 284-6154
29615 Hwy 89 Canyon Dam, Ca
Oak Grove Motor Lodge
700 Highway 89, Greenville Ca 95947
Dining in Indian Valley:
Make yourself at home and don’t go away hungry.
300 Main Street, Greenville, Ca 95947
Mountain Valley Pizza
116 Ann St, Greenville, Ca 95947
Sierra Sunrise Coffee House
202 Crescent St, Greenville, Ca 95947
Main Street Dinner House
116 Ann Street, Greenville, Ca 95947
224 Main St, Greenville, Ca 95947
USDA Forest Service Info:
Mt. Hough Ranger District
39696 State Highway 70
Quincy, CA 95971
Tel: (530) 283-0555
M-F 8am – 4:30pm
Greenville Work Center
128 Hot Springs Rd.
Tel: (530) 284-7126
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.