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  • Inside the lodge lobby
  • The Saloon and Dance Hall from across the upper pond
  • Kickin' up our heels in the dance hall
  • Swimming with the horses
  • Ride 'em like you stole 'em!
  • Finger lickin' good all you can eat rib and chicken barbecue!
  • Kid's Camp
  • The running of the horses
  • FISHING!
  • karaoke
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Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch

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2116 Greenhorn Ranch Rd
Quincy, California 95971
+1 (800) 334-6939
+1 530-283-0930
Rates:
$245 - $306 ?
Check In/Out:
1:00pm / 11:00am
Ranch Altitude:
4500
Ranch Capacity:
60

Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch

Plan your next Dude Ranch Vacation at our Guest Ranch in Quincy, California, just 70 miles from the Reno Tahoe Airport.  Serving up the best hospitality in the west, Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch, a western ranch resort, offers horseback riding, fishing and hiking in rustic ranch setting.  Why do our guests say we are their favorite family dude ranch vacation spot? Mostly because of the way they feel when they are here - just like family!  We have miles and miles of horseback riding trails; all-inclusive rates. cookouts on the trail, campfire sing-alongs, country western, line and swing dancing; delicious bar-b-q;  fun western activities for the kids and real cowboys and cowgirls to teach you about Ranch life!  This is a family guest ranch, owned and operated by our family!

Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch has been a vacation getaway since 1962.  Offering generations of families who want a dude ranch vacation that includes something to do for everyone in the whole family is very important to us.   We are located near the Feather River Canyon in the beautiful High Sierra mountains of Plumas County.  While at our California Guest Ranch, you can swim in our heated swimming pool, race frogs, do some fly fishing and participate in our rodeo games.  Greenhorn Ranch also offers the perfect setting for meetings, business retreats, family reunions, mountain weddings and other special events. Check out  our new Equine Guided Learning program the most effective  meeting and retreat activity since the ropes course!
What is ALL INCLUSIVE?  All your lodging, meals and activities (INCLUDING HORSEBACK RIDING) are included in the base rates; making Greenhorn Ranch one of the most affordable vacations you will ever find and the perfect spot for an unforgettable, adventure-filled week spent in the Sierra Nevada Mountains...  An adventure and experience that will change your life.
If you want to do a lot of riding, with progressive instruction to develop your riding skills and confidence, then Greenhorn is your choice because our riding program accommodates all levels of experience, ages six to adult. We also have one of the few programs encouraging trotting and loping!
A vacation is a much anticipated opportunity to do something special and enjoyable with the little time we have away from work. And because the time is so precious there's a lot at stake planning your vacations.

The challenge is choosing the right vacation for you and your family that will give you everything you want. This is the top ten reasons the Greenhorn is for you!

Top Ten List

Activities and places that appeal to everyone in the family!
Affordability - (Everything included so you can stretch your budget!)
A break from technology, TV, and cell phones
No stress because you want to have fun, relax and exercise
Maximum vacation time with minimal travel time
Only unpack once
An outdoor experience without camping or roughing it
Something new and different from theme park trips
Kids experience independence - parents love that too!
"There is nothing so good for the outside of a man than the inside of a horse"
Accommodating all rider levels, we offer four riding categories, based on age and experience. Before your first ride, our Head Wrangler will conduct a safety orientation. After that we'll match you up with a horse that suits your riding level from first timer to advanced. Next, you'll have the opportunity to choose the riding group that best matches your skill level (a lope check for guests 12 years old and up is required before being allowed to enter an intermediate or advanced rider group). In each riding group or category, wranglers teach skills appropriate for the group. Each day's ride builds on the skills already learned. This is a low key, fun, challenging, but very safe way to ride. Trotting and loping is included in our riding program under careful guidance and supervision of our professional wrangler staff.
Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch is located in beautiful Plumas County, "The Friendliest County in California" between the historical towns of Graeagle and Quincy , just 70 miles from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport . The Ranch is also just miles from the scenic Feather River Canyon and the most rugged trans-sierra railroad line in California. This is truly a recreational paradise for people who love horseback riding , fishing, swimming, hiking,  mountain biking, fresh mountain air, blue skies, spectacular views, starry nights and unconditional relaxation!

Ranch Dining

We serve three, family style meals in the Chuck house every day, except when we aren't doing a cook-out lunch or dinner, on the trail.
Everyone eats together, including the staff and wranglers. We offer kid friendly foods.   We gladly accommodate special dietary needs of guests including vegetarian, vegan, gluten/wheat/lactose free, and any specific food allergies and aversion. We carefully document all special dietary requests for your safety.

Ranch Activities

We boast one of the largest activities list of any guest/dude ranch around.  While horseback riding is our main activity you can also enjoy fishing in one of two fully stocked trout ponds, swimming in our heated pool, dancing, karaoke, frog races, ride in movies, horse drawn wagon rides, guest rodeo events, cowboy softball, disc golf, volleyball tournaments, swimming with the horses, a cool refreshing river run and so much more.  Come see for yourself!

Ranch Lodging

Our facilities include lodge rooms and 1 and/or 2 bedroom cabins.   A full service chuck house, saloon and dance hall, rec hall, heated swimming pool, petting zoo, children's play area, volleyball courts, horse shoe pits, relaxing deck, tv/game rooms.  There's WiFi access, streams running through the property, thousands of acres/miles of riding trails, surrounded by Plumas National Forest, in the Sierra Mountains.  Beautiful scenery, perfect location.  Beautiful, Unique, Unexpected.


Activities

  • Biking
  • Billiards
  • Bird Watching
  • Children's Program(3-5)
  • Children's Program(6-8)
  • Children's Program(9-12)
  • Children's Program(13-17)
  • Babysitting Available
  • Fishing
  • Golf on or nearby
  • Hiking
  • Evening programs
  • Nature Programs
  • Overnight camping - Pack Trips
  • Roping
  • Rodeos
  • Water Sports
  • Western Dancing
  • Wild life Viewing

Capacity

  • 75 and above

Dates Open

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October

Food

  • Ranch/Western
  • Special Diets Accommodated

Length of Stay

  • 3 Nights
  • 4 Nights
  • 5 Nights
  • 6 Nights
  • 7 Nights

Lodging and Amenities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Cabins
  • Game Room
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Internet
  • Lodge rooms
  • Massages available
  • Natural water swimming
  • Petting Zoo
  • Swimming pool

Ranch Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Available
  • Can bring your own horse
  • Credit Card accepted
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Pet Friendly

Ranch suitable for

  • Adults only
  • Couples
  • Corporate Meetings / Conferences
  • Families
  • Reunions / Family Reunions
  • Singles
  • Weddings

Riding

  • Pony Rides - 5 and under
  • Minimum age for riding on the trail - 6
  • Beginner rides
  • Advanced rides
  • Intermediate rides
  • Kid only rides
  • Fast rides
  • Group lessons
  • Arena games
  • Dinner rides

Specialty Events/Weeks

  • Adult Only Weeks
  • Adult Oriented
  • Artist
  • Fly Fishing
  • Girlfriend Getaways
  • Horse Clinics
  • Photography
  • Singles Weeks

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation 30 days or more before your due date, your deposit will be refunded less a 15% per person service charge.  If you cancel less than 30 days before your due date, a refund less the service charge  will only be refunded if the reservation is filled by another guest.  If we are unable to fill the room with another reservation you will forfeit your entire deposit paid.  If you prefer, you can apply your monies towards another date within 1 year of the original reservation date.  

NO REFUNDS FOR EARLY DEPARTURE OR LATE ARRIVAL



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