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The Most Beautiful Spot on the Yuba River

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Willoughby's on the River is the most beautiful spot on the Yuba River in the heart of California's Gold Country. In the family since 1959, the property overlooks a splendid naturally-formed swimming hole and superb fishing spot. Willoughby's is perfect for small, medium and larger groups (up to a maximum of 8 individuals) and provides an ideal location to reconnect with nature and one another.

We have a cozy living room with Smart TV, a fully equipped kitchen with indoor and outdoor dining areas, two bedrooms, a sleeping alcove, two bathrooms, and laundry facilities.

Willoughby's is a perfect mountain getaway for two or a small family reunion. It provides a great space for rest and recreation away from the hustle and bustle of the city. But there's plenty of opportunity for active adventure if that's your preference.

Willoughby’s beckons to nature seekers, swimmers, sightseers, hikers, fishermen, gold panners, painters, mountain bikers, photographers, rock climbers, rafters and more. At Willoughby’s there's something for everyone!

Willoughby’s on the River is located at 171 River Street, Downieville, California. It is surrounded by the beautiful Tahoe National Forest, but is within short walking distance of historic downtown Downieville. Visit soon. We'd love to introduce you to "the most beautiful spot on the Yuba River."

More Details

Property Manager
Elizabeth and Richard Halliday
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2017

About Elizabeth and Richard Halliday

I (Dallas) live and work in Arizona where I run a non-profit training company. I seem to have forgotten to retire, but I'm a dedicated homebody in my off time. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area (Palo Alto). My family camped in the Downieville area for years until Mother and Dad bought the cabin (that evolved into Willoughby's) for holidays and vacations. In the early 1970's my folks retired to Downieville after adding an extension to the house.

Elizabeth and Richard Halliday purchased this house in 1959

Why Elizabeth and Richard Halliday chose Gold Country / High Sierra

I inherited Willoughby's in 2002. It has been in the family since 1959. It's where I go to "reclaim my center" and reconnect with my roots. I love nothing better than to sit on the deck with a good book and a glass of wine.

What makes this house unique

I feel so lucky to be able to share this beautiful, one-of-a-kind spot with others. My parents put a lot of effort into the property and would be so proud to hear how much others are enjoying it now. (I'm grateful to Liz and Richard Halliday of the Carriage House Inn who manage the property and make "sharing" possible.)


Downieville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Master suite, upstairs, private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs, bath nearby
    Bunk Area - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs, shares downstairs bath
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting




Rates & Availability

Downieville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 10 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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