[Click on main photo to see more property images.]
Listing Price: $795,000
Location: Plumas County, California
Acreage: 6.43 Deeded Acres
Own your own Historic Mining Town!
The quaint mining Town of Tobin is located on Hwy 70 in the Feather River Canyon, across the Highway from the spectacular North Fork of the Feather River. The town is just an hour from Quincy, Oroville and Chico and two hours from Reno and Sacramento. This small municipality includes a Lodge with Tavern, an Eatery (community kitchen), a general store, a separate “dorm” that accommodates 6 bedrooms and 2 baths, eight cottages and two larger houses, an art gallery and two designated RV spaces.
Gold mining brought the settlers to the Feather River Canyon when mining claim was established in the late 1800’s. Western Pacific Railroad was completed around 1909 and Tobin was erected as a train stop for watering steam engines. Many fishermen were then attracted to the area. The Feather River Hwy was completed around 1936, and the Lodge, Dorm and cabins were either built or moved to their present location. It is declared that in 1940 the Tavern sold more liquor than any other establishment in California!
Tobin operated as a successful tourist destination from the 1900’s and continues to the present time: in fact, the entire town can be rented!
Local attractions include Class V rafting on the Feather River just across the road and Class III rafting within a half mile.The 1,000 foot tall Jackass Creek Falls are visible from the Lodge and Cottages. There is excellent hiking throughout the Plumas National Forest, and the fishing is amazing in the dozens of springs and the Feather River.
The Town of Tobin is a little more than 6 acres, and includes several unique buildings. Some buildings are more than a century old! All buildings and guest quarters are in good functional condition. The town is serviced by a community water district and septic systems.
The history and charm cannot be duplicated, and some of the many highest and best uses for the little Town are limited only to the imagination: it would make an ideal VRBO or AirBnb! Other uses might include an arts and crafts community, a music venue, a conference facility for groups or organizations, an alternative lifestyle haven, a rafting station, a wellness facility, an artist/writer think tank, a communal home, or a recovery home. The Tavern could be modernized into a public bar and restaurant! Yes, there are endless possibilities for this charming historic community!
Owner financing possible!