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.
Shady Flat Cabin Details
Studio with one queen bed. Full kitchen, full bath, gas stove heat. With a deck overlooking the North Yuba River. No pets in this cabin. 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!
|Bed / Bath||Beds||Pets|
|1 / 1 – Floorplan||King||Yes|
2 Night Minimum (select 3 days in the calendar below).
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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 …