Shady Flat cabin is a one bedroom cabin with a large kitchen and living room resting next to a forested hill. While this cabin is not next to the river, it stays cool under the shade of the pine forest. The large deck is inviting with a large table to enjoy the outside mountain air. With all-new beds, appliances, furniture, lighting, and kitchenware, our housekeeping cabins are among the most modern accommodations in Downieville, perfect for extended stays.
One bedroom with a king size bed. Spacious cabin located on the quiet side at the end of the road. Plenty of room in the living room for two additional people, mattress and bedding provided upon request. Full kitchen, full bath, gas stove for heat. Large deck and living room for having a get-together with friends and family. One well behaved pet welcomed at $20/night. Please call us if you have any questions, 530-289-3465, we’re here to help you have a most memorable experience at the Lure Resort!
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Max guest: 4
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
Shady Flat Cabin Photos
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The Story of Shady Flat
Located four miles upstream from Downieville on Highway 49, the Shady Flat mine was never as productive as some of the bigger mines above Downieville, it was still good for some colorful stories and and even more colorful people, including Frank “Pancho” Willmarth. Pancho made his home studio at Shady Flat, the building of which is still standing today although vacant. His obituary in the Mountain Messenger gives some background on this iconic figure who made Sierra County his home:
“Frank Willmarth, Sierra County’s most famous and beloved artist, has died at the great age of 96 years plus.
As “Pancho”, a name given him in the 1930s by other artisans on Old Los Angeles’ Olvera Street, Frank had a long and luminous career as a caricature artist. At his studios and traveling around the country, he drew presidents and movie stars, prices and sports heroes, and scores of thousands of ordinary folks. Most will remember him for the moments they posed on his hot seat …