by Maxwell Barna
If you’re looking to take the kids to a place where unplugging comes easy, Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch, in Quincy, Calif., is a top-tier choice.
This all-inclusive family ranch, set on 600 acres of land right on the outskirts of Plumas National Forest, offers activities for everyone in family, including fishing, boating and horseback riding for kids and adults, and the Kiddie Corral daycare center for infants and kids up to age 5. Kiddie Corral activities include swimming, a petting zoo, playing in the recreation room, learning horseshoes and, of course, taking pony rides!
Other onsite family fun includes a rodeo arena; a game room with pool tables, Ping Pong tables, poker tables and video/arcade games; the saloon/dance hall; outdoor barbecue and picnic areas; a campfire area; a heated in-ground pool and more.
There are a variety of different furnishings for guests, including 16 one- and two-bedroom cabins, and a main lodge with 10 guest rooms. Each of the western-style accommodations comes with a private bath, fans and heat. There are no TV’s or telephones in any of the rooms, but complimentary Wi-Fi service (along with a computer) is accessible in the Main Lodge, the saloon and recreation hall.
Family dining is served (family style) at the Chuck House. The menu varies daily, but includes items like crispy bacon and eggs, make-your-own sandwiches, barbecue chicken and pork, steaks, homemade biscuits and gravy, hamburgers, and hot dogs. Kid’s menu items include pizza bread, grilled cheese sandwiches, homemade pastas and peanut butter and jelly.
Our Editor Loves
- All-inclusive family-friendly ranch
- Set on 600 acres of beautiful property
- Plenty of onsite activities for every member of the family
If you haven't already visited Greenhorn Ranch....DO! The casual cowboy atmosphere will have you believing you are a real wrangler. The food was delicious, staff very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
We just had a fantastic weekend at the Greenhorn Ranch. The scenery was beautiful, the people were friendly, and there was something to do every day. We stayed for 4 nights, Thursday through Monday, in one of the newly remodeled cabins. The room and bathroom were very clean and had decent space.
The food was excellent! Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner were buffet style and had several delicious options for different diets.
We went on one or two horseback rides every day. Our wrangler was entertaining and never took us on the same trail. I loved how secluded and serene the trails were and the views were spectacular.
When not riding horses, we spent time near the bar taking in the peaceful view or fishing in the pond. The bartender, Naomi, was awesome and made some of the best cocktails (the bloody mary!!).
Karaoke was fun, skeet shooting was super fun. Bonus points to the new general manager, Jill Rivoli, for making us feel at home and creating an inviting and genuine atmosphere. We can’t wait to come back again next year! This place is a must!!