Historic Town of Tobin

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Listing Price: $795,000

Location: Plumas County, California

Acreage: 6.43 Deeded Acres


The Town of Tobin is located on Hwy 70 in the Feather River Canyon across the Hwy from the spectacular North Fork of the Feather River, just an hour from Quincy, Oroville and Chico and two hours from Reno and Sacramento. The Town includes a Lodge with Tavern, eatery (community kitchen), general store, dorm, two houses, eight cottages, filling station (now an art gallery) and two designated RV spaces.

Gold mining brought the settlers to the Feather River Canyon and a mining claim was established in the late 1800’s. Western Pacific Railroad was completed around 1909 and Tobin was established as a train stop for watering steam engines and bringing fishermen to the area. The Feather River Hwy was completed around 1936 this is when the Lodge, Dorm and cabins were built and/or moved to the present location along Hwy 70. The Canyon tourism and local construction spurred the town to include a theater, barber shop, market and deli, swimming pool and filling station. In 1940 Tobin Tavern sold more liquor than any other establishment in California!

Throughout the later 1900’s Tobin operated as a successful tourist destination with Lodge, Dorm and Cabins and on into the 2000’s to present the Town has been available to rent.

Local attractions include Class V rafting on the Feather River right in front of Tobin with Class III within a half mile. 1,000 ft Jackass Creek Falls are visible from the Lodge and Cottages. There is excellent hiking on many trails throughout the Plumas National Forest. The fishing is amazing in the Feather River and Dozens of streams in the area.

There are many highest and best uses for the Historic Town of Tobin. The improvements are older but all in good working condition. The charm of this little Town cannot be duplicated. Uses could include an arts and crafts community, air B&B, a variety of retreats/workshops, rafting, wellness, music, etc. The Tavern could be operational for beer, wine and food or just be used privately. There are many possibilities!