Badger Creek Cattle and Guest Ranch offers the western adventure…
Starts at $250 per person per night
Greenhorn Ranch Road, Spring Garden, Plumas County, California, United States
Starting at $200 per room per night
Greenhorn Ranch is a premier guest ranch in Northern California’s Lost Sierra. Established in 1962, it hangs its hat on fostering families and new traditions. Catering to greenhorns from around the world, it guides families and vacationers on a genuine horse ranch experience with guided trail rides, horseback riding lessons, expert wranglers, stocked fishing ponds, and more. With 660 acres and access to over 500,000 acres of public lands for riding, more than 80-head horses trained for family riding, a staff of full-time wranglers and adventure seekers, Greenhorn Ranch is ready to be your guide. Cultivate your cowboy within.
Unique Features: Greenhorn is an intimate ranch experience. You eat, ride and relax with the owners, the wranglers and staff. The ranch is settled on over 600 acres, with access to hundreds of acres of Plumas National Forest. Activities at the ranch include, horseback riding, cookouts, line dancing, horseshoes, and more.
Accommodations: Rustic living meets modern design in the modest accommodations. Perfect for an intimate getaway or your next California family vacation, kick up your boots and make yourself at home. Greenhorn Ranch is pleased to offer a 12-room lodge, a fully restored Airstream camper, and the coziest cabin rentals in Northern California. Steps away from the saloon and the arena, hang your hat up for the night and leave your keys here for the week.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Creekside Cabins. These are the original 1962 guest cottages that have been lovingly restored. The aged cedar planks create a fitting backdrop for the “rustic cool” décor. Comfortable seating, high thread-count bedding and plush blankets make each cabin a cozy retreat for couples or families. Outside each cabin has a private covered porch complete with romantic porch swing. Wake to the sound of the nearby creek, and get ready for another great day at Greenhorn Guest Ranch.
Dining: Chefs are like artists, they gather inspiration from their environment. At Greenhorn Ranch, surrounded by towering pines, rushing rivers and tall peaks, it’s not surprising that the accent is on fresh ingredients and cuisine that satisfies hearty appetites fueled by adventure. The menus are rich with local produce, grilled prime cuts of meat and freshly caught fish. The portions are ample, the flavors bold and satisfying, and you never leave hungry.
Activities: Whether it’s horseback riding in the Sierras, fly fishing on a wild river, or hitting the backcountry on fat-tire electric mountain bikes, they are all about having fun. This is your chance to cut loose and give something new a try. Test your aim on our archery or skeet shooting ranges, savor the serenity of a forest hike, or play a round at one of the nearby championship golf courses. Spend a lazy afternoon by the pool, fling a few horseshoes in one of our four horseshoe pits, tempt fate with a game of giant Jenga, or take on friends and family with a spirited game of bean bag toss.
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them.
Location: Quincy is on the former territory of the Maidu people. Quincy started as a Gold Rush town, associated with the former Elizabethtown, California. Started in 1852, Elizabethtown slowly faded. Development moved a mile away into the American Valley after settler James H. Bradley, who helped organize Plumas County, donated land there for the county seat. He laid out the town and named it after his farm in Illinois that had been named for John Quincy Adams (1767–1848), the sixth president of the United States (1825–1829).
Closest Airport: The nearest major airport is Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO / KRNO). This airport has domestic flights from Reno, Nevada and is 83 miles from the center of Quincy, CA. Another major airport is Chico Municipal Airport (CIC / KCIC), which has domestic flights from Chico, California and is 88 miles from Quincy, CA.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs. They have lots to do for your little ones too. From leather working and panning for gold to horseshoe painting and kiddie corral horse activities, there’s so much to keep kids engaged and excited. Kids ages six and over can participate in the daily trail rides. Those younger than six can still experience ranch life first-hand inside our arena with our experienced wranglers and ranch-hands.
Pet Friendly: No. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Yes. It’s your big day and you want it to be perfect. A romantic setting, inviting atmosphere and every detail taken care of, so you can simply relax and have the time of your life at the ranch wedding venue in California. They offer picture perfect outdoor wedding venues in Northern California that can accommodate up to 250 guests.
Meetings: When it comes to selecting a meeting location for a corporate retreat, team building session, or important presentation event, the Greenhorn Ranch has everything you are looking for. Desire privacy, plenty of space, all your lodging meeting venues and activities all in one place? Their corporate events manager can work with your team to arrange all necessary electronic equipment, customize activities and recreation events, and create menus for all meals.
Extra Info: The all-inclusive summer resort experience includes all activities (two trail rides daily), meals and lodging. A-la-carte getaways are also available. Guests are encouraged to experience ranch life to its fullest. They offer horseback riding lessons, guided trail rides, a lunch cookout every Wednesday, chuckwagon dinner on the trail each Sunday, bullfrog catching, fishing, archery, trap shooting, s’mores by the campfire, karaoke, pool access, games, and much, much more.