High Commission cabin has, perhaps, one of the best deck experiences at The Lure. The deck is the closest to the river and with some elevation allowing full views of the river, High Commission mountain and the cliffs perfect for a relaxing evening, or a coffee in the morning. With all-new beds, appliances, furniture, lighting, and kitchenware, our housekeeping cabins are among the most modern accommodations in Downieville, perfect for extended stays.
1 bedroom: 1 full bed. One extra guest is welcome to sleep in the living room and the Lure will provide mattresses and bedding upon request for this option. Pet fee $20.00/night. If you have any questions regarding this cabin, please give us a call at 530-289-3465. We’re here to make your stay at the Lure Resort a memorable one!
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Max guest: 3
Please choose a check-in and departure date on the booking page to book.
- 5 night minimum during Summer Season (we will lower minimums as summer approaches)
- 2 night minimum during all other seasons
- 10% off of bookings 7 days or more
High Commission Cabin Photos
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High Commission was just remodeled!
The Story of High Commission
Towering high above The Lure, the High Commission Mine was directly to the north of here just on the other side of the North Yuba River, on the ridge separating the North Yuba from the Downie River. Although little is known today about the High Commission, a few historical records indicate the mine was productive during a few different periods. However, speculation in the Gold Rush days was rampant, and considering the mine did not leave a legacy like the Ruby, White Bear or Telegraph, it is probable that the belt of black sulphurets – an indicator of a gold-bearing ancient river channel – that were found did not contain as much gold as speculators were hoping.
October 21, 1870 edition of the Mountain Messenger:
“Probably the richest discovery ever made in this County was made …