The Ranchito Motel

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The Ranchito is not a five star accommodation with turn down service and a mint on your pillow but it is the jewel of the Sierra Mountains. Clean, comfortable and very well amenitied for a motel. Many high class hotels, Inns, and Resorts would be challenged to compete with our standard optioned rooms. 

In Celebration of America

As patriotic Americans we offer our military personnel a 5% discount all year, every year

Share the Big News

The Ranchito is now available to book your upcoming wedding. We can accommodate most requests and refer you to the best caterers and coordinators.


Customers have questions, we have answers. 

* Can I book my room online? 

          We are sorry but no, you can't book online, but we are here daily to make your arrangements by phone or in person.

* Can I get an email confirmation? 

          We do not typically confirm reservations by email as we do everything manually. We can however accommodate you usually within one day of your request.

* What is your cancellation policy?

          We would appreciate a 48 hour notice of cancellation, especially on the weekends, as we fill up fast and if we've turned away customers for your room and you don't give us time to rent the room, we may charge you for the first day of your reservation.

* What size beds are in your rooms?

          Most rooms come with one Queen size bed but we do have one King room, and several rooms with more than one bed. Rooms with two beds are mostly two queen size but some have two doubles, We also have three kitchens with two beds each. Kitchens come with two doubles but one has two queens. We also have a two bedroom suite with two doubles, two twins, a full kitchen, and a private back yard with BBQ and Patio.

* Can I get a wake up call?

          In an attempt to keep costs down we cannot buy the software and computer system associated with this service, and no, we will not set our alarm clock and wake up to call you, so we have placed an easy to set, alarm clock in every room. Please remember this is a motel and not a fancy casino or resort.

*Do we have a continental breakfast?

          We do not provide a continental breakfast but there are several excellent breakfast options in town. We will be happy to tell you all about them!

Who we are

The Ranchito Motel is a historic destination featuring 29 guest rooms, all non-smoking. We are nestled in the Sierra mountains on nearly 3 forested acres. Built in 1946 by locals and ranchers with recycled materials such as 100+ year old barn beams and doors made from a reclaimed water tower. Back in the 1970's, the motel was expanded from the original 12 rooms with more conventional and modern styled construction. All our rooms provide a host of amenities as standard including in room coffee, Iron & ironing board, hair dryers upon request, mini refrigerator, microwave, flat panel televisions, dvd players, free HBO & Cinemax, and free, high speed wireless internet. Bring Fido because we are pet friendly for a small additional charge (some rooms only). The Ranchito is a must stay in a not to be missed gold rush town.

Things to See and Do

Recreational activities for all four seasons are available for the adventurous of heart. We are located right next to the Plumas national forest, with over a 1000 miles of rivers for fishing and fun. We sit in a county also featuring over 100 lakes and miles of off road adventure. You can bet that visiting Quincy, you have just discovered the  perfect place to stay on your next trip! We are often referred to as little Tahoe without the traffic and crowds. We are also a fraction of the price for nearly the same vacation.


Every year we have updated and improved the rooms and grounds while keeping with the originality of the property. Guests love to come back every year to see what we've done next. Our grounds have been beautified to make them a perfect small wedding destination. Any way you look at it, your stay will be as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

Contact Us

Our apologies but we have no availability for the upcoming High Sierra Music Festival July 4-7 2019.

We keep things simple. We do things in the old ways - please call us for your room reservation. Thank you!

Ranchito Motel

(530) 283-2265


Office hours are 8:00am-8:00pm daily in winter and 8:00am-9:pm spring, summer and fall. Late arrivals can be arranged in advance.