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La Porte Historic Hotel Retreat Center:Family Reunions, Destination Weddings

Bedrooms 22
Half Baths3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

The use of the entire Historic Union Hotel Property is included in your rental!

Located in the beautiful Plumas National Forest, 3 miles from Little Grass Valley Reservoir, a little over an hour above Marysville/Yuba City. The Historic Union Hotel Sierra Retreat Center has absolutely everything you might need for a large family gathering, reunion, company retreat or small destination wedding. We have 21 rooms, each with its own bathroom. Down comforters on all the beds and all your linens included. Our amazing gourmet kitchen and outdoor barbecue center , is fully equipped including excellent knives, high end pots and pans, and just about every kitchen appliance you can think of. We have a beautiful historic saloon/bar room, with a full under bar sink and refrigeration including an ice maker. Our saloon/bar room has a new shuffle board and dart boards. The dining hall/ media room has tables and benches to seat 50-60 people. The back of the building has a full length covered deck with hot tub, ping pong table, porch swing and outdoor heaters, and off the deck is a horse shoe pit. We also have a 5000 square foot lawn and gazebo area, with a raised platform/stage and separate bar area. The Union Hotel Sierra Retreat offers the perfect setting for any event you may be planning. We also have two new cabins (formerly China Alley Cabins) which can be rented with the hotel See our other VRBO listings 969818 & 1006515 for these cabins.

Property Manager
Cherese Peterson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Cherese Peterson

The Union Hotel was purchased in 2000 by the Mercer family who restored and upgraded the property with origins back the 1865. The Mercers being a large family (8 siblings) take great pleasure in making this facility a family friendly relaxing place to enjoy with those close to you.

Cherese Peterson purchased this lodge in 2000


La Porte Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 60
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 21 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Main Floor Mens Room - toilet , 1 stall
    Main Floor Womens Room - toilet , 2 stalls
    Main Floor Handicap Access Bathroom - toilet
    Room 201 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 202 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 203 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 304 - toilet , shower
    Room 305 - toilet , shower
    Room 306 - toilet , shower
    Room 308 - toilet , shower
    Room 309 - toilet , shower
    Room 101 - toilet , shower , Handicap Access
    Room 210 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 211 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 212 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 301 - toilet , shower
    Room 302 - toilet , shower
    Room 303 - toilet , shower
    Room 204 - toilet , shower
    Room 205 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 206 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 207 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 208 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 209 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 24 Bathrooms, Each room has its own bathroom plus there are the 3 Bathrooms on the Main Floor
  • 22 Bedrooms, Sleeps 60
  • Room 206 - 1 king
    Room 205 - 1 double
    Room 204 - 1 king
    Room 203 - 1 double
    Room 202 - 1 king
    Room 207 - 1 double
    Room 210 - 1 double
    Room 211 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , Bunk Bed has double bed on bottom and single on top
    Room 212 - 1 double
    Room 301 - 1 double
    Room 308 - 1 double
    Room 309 - 1 queen
    Room 101 - 1 twin/ single , handicap access bathroom, on 1st floor off kitchen
    Room 209 - 1 double
    Room 201 - 1 double
    Room 307 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed
    Room 208 - 1 queen
    Room 302 - 2 double
    Room 303 - 1 queen
    Room 304 - 1 queen
    Room 305 - 1 queen
    Room 306 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (7), Double Beds (10), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Double Sofa Bed (1)
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

La Porte Historic Hotel Retreat Center:Family Reunions, Destination Weddings
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We had our annual get together and this place is great. The bar is awesome and the kitchen is fully stocked. We would totally come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaverton, OR

Wedding weekend shenanigans

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding here in June and we brought up all the food and drinks for the weekend. Like the Buerhings said, this place has everything you need to host an event. They told us they had a fully stocked kitchen, but many times that means old pans, dull knives, and a whatever else they find at garage sales. That is not the case here! Of all the serving platters, serving spoons, coffee urns, ice chests we brought up, we only used our chaffing dishes and wedding decorations.

All our guests were blown away with the hotel. Everyone doubted the location as they made the drive up, but once they got there, they were amazed and kept asking how we found this place. I do wish we stayed for 3 nights, so we could spend a day exploring and fishing. We have a few guest already making plans to come up again.

Things to know

- Kitchen really is fully stocked with matching plates, cups, knives, serving platters/bowls, kitchen tools, misc spices

- Bar has 2 or 3 fridge/coolers, drinking glasses, and shot glasses

- 2nd floor rooms have bathtub/shower while 3rd floor rooms have standing showers

- No inside dishes and cups can go outside, so bring your own if you plan to eat outside

- Use the Queen room for the guest of honor

- Put door signs on the rooms to help your guests find their rooms

- They have irons, ironing boards, and a steamer.

- Consider placing the night owls in the even numbered rooms that face the deck

- Prep as much of the food you can before you arrive

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Granite Bay, CA

Union Hotel, La Porte, CA

  • 5 of 5

I rented the hotel for two nights to celebrate my wife's birthday. 20 couples total and everyone had a fantastic time. Laura (manager) was fabulous and made sure we had everything we needed. We will be back! A truly unique experience and ideal for a family gathering or great group of friends.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodland CA

Awesome wedding venue!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I got married here September of 2014 and it was the perfect wedding venue! We were so pleased when we found it. The hotel has everything you need for a weekend getaway. We were able to house all of our guests for a weekend of celebration and people are still talking about it! The rooms are all cozy with their own private bathrooms. When guests got tired they could escape to their rooms for the night. Plenty of grill space for an easy rehearsal dinner and kitchen large enough for lots of helpers. They have everything in the kitchen you would need AND two dishwashers to clean it all. Dining room has georgous wood tables and can hold large parties comfortably. The lawn area was perfect for a wedding and they have chairs onsite if needed. The bar was perfect for dancing and games. The manager was so helpful and accessible if we had any questions. This hotel is an amazing place to stay!

I cannot say enough good things, we truly had an amazing weekend! We can't wait to head back for another weekend!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This venue was perfect for our retreat! I am the Activities Directer at our high school and our Council consists of 39 students and we went up for our winter retreat. Not only was the hotel everything we needed and more, the owners were super nice and easy to work with. They greeted us at our arrival and were very helpful throughout our stay. The kitchen is simply wonderful and the hot tub was a great bonus that they kids really enjoyed. Our morning workouts were great too. The area is beautiful and there are plenty of options for on and off road activities. The only thing that was iffy for us was the internet. It was a little slower than we were used to and a bit touch and go, but it was great to see the students "unplug" for a while too. This place gets a solid two thumbs up! We'll be going back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great wedding venue!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented the union hotel for our wedding... And let me tell you the perfect wedding venue! Not only is the kitchen set up for food prep, and has enough counter space that we were able to set up our buffet line! The dining room was big enough for our 75+ guest ! The grass area was perfect for our ceremony, the hotel even had 100 of there own chair for the ceremony. My guest were all blown away with the natural beauty of the hotel. Most of Our guest stayed the night which made it easy to have a great time. All the rooms have there own bathroom. I do have to mention that the manager was so helpful, she communicated with me for months until the wedding, answering all my questions, and theweekend of the wedding was on site and extremely helpful! I am so happy we decided to rent the hotel for our wedding, and all my guest have said " best wedding ever" !

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

If seclusion is what you seek, La Porte is your place, Your cell phone will not work in La Porte. The Hotel has WiFi available to our guests, but this is the place to get away from it all with your family and friends,


Rates & Availability

La Porte Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Rates 2016-2017
Oct 21 2016 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 20 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $650
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 9.0%

Holiday Weekends are min $2400/night with 4 night Minimum
Rates are subject to change.
Additional Facility Fee for Weddings $2000

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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