Welcome to Shangri-La!
Sierra Shangri-La is a small mountain resort featuring housekeeping cottages and bed-and-breakfast rooms dramatically perched right on the bank of the North Yuba River. We are located in the heart of the northern Sierra Nevada, surrounded by scenic beauty, gold rush history, and unlimited outdoor recreation.
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From the solitude seeker to the recreation enthusiast, Shangri-La offers something for everyone. Truly getting away from it all is what we are all about. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
We are Patty and Richard, your innkeepers. We want to invite you to join us in one of nature's most beautiful settings. Whether you come to participate in the unlimited outdoor activities our area offers, or just to relax and enjoy the wonderful peace and tranquility, you cannot fail to fall under the spell of Shangri-La! Many of our guests have been returning for decades, but whether it is your first visit or your fiftieth, we hope you relax and let the enchantment of the Sierra make you forget civilization's cares. Enjoy your stay in Shangri-La!
Our new herb and veggie garden is located right by the river next to the La Vista cottage. Guests are invited to pick their own fresh produce. Feel free to indulge! Our fresh herbs and veggies are sure to help make a memorable meal right in your own cottage. We are proud of what we produce in our new garden. Offerings change with the seasons so be sure to come on over and see what's growin' in the garden!
Kids of all ages love our new chicken coop located next to the lodge and home to our team of egg laying pampered poultry. Guests are invited to gather their own fresh eggs. Imagine a fantastic omelette whipped up in your own cottage from eggs freshly layed that very morning by one of our prolific hens. It doesn't get any fresher than that! Come on over and meet our happy feathered crew and pick up a few fresh eggs next time you are hungry for a delicious fresh breakfast! Guests in our bed and breakfast rooms are even luckier ... your delicious breakfast made with fresh eggs will be prepared and delivered right to your door.
UPDATE: the chickens have been rehomed and no longer reside at SSL.
Winter is a very special season in the
Sierra and at Shangri-La it is easy to enjoy it! Of course
there is plenty of beauty, relaxation and solitude to
be enjoyed just sitting by your fireplace with a good
book and a cup of cocoa, but you may not know about the
many invigorating outdoor activities available during
this special time. Call today for more information or
to book your winter Shangri-La getaway!
If you are looking for the perfect spot for a memorable wedding or other small gathering, look no further! What could be more special than a wedding at Shangri-La? We will work with you to make your Shangri-La wedding the experience of a lifetime. Call or email us if you wish to inquire about some specific dates. Best availability is usually in Spring or Fall. Below are links to some great wedding services we have discovered.
“My Home Away From Home”
I first found Sierra Shangri-La in 2011, when Patty
and Richard had just started as the new innkeepers there.
Let me tell you they are just as charming today as they
were back then, and Shangri-La has become my home away
from home. They keep the place spotless, the beds are
comfortable, and the sound of the Yuba lulls me into
a nice deep restful sleep every time. Highly recommended!
“Heaven on Earth in the Mountains”
We always wanted to stay here many years ago. Fortunately,
we got in on a cancellation. We stayed in La Siesta.
The cabin was right on the river and we enjoyed our time
alone and our peace and quiet. If you want a peaceful
vacation, book this cabin. The location and view will
Thousand Oaks, California
“Peaceful and Relaxing”
The Yuba River flowing through the wooded property creates
the most wonderful, soothing background for complete
relaxation. The inn is well maintained, with lovely large
lawns and gardens. The resort has a private (rocky) beach
with wading and swimming areas. The innkeepers shared
gold panning supplies, inflatables, books and games to
entertain our family. We rarely left the property.
San Rafael, California
“Beauty and Tranquility ”
Relaxing on the deck our first night the crimson sunset
was mesmerizing and the river lulled us to a peaceful
sleep. It was hard to wake from our soooo comfortable
bed the next morning, but Patty arrived with a visually
appealing and most delicious breakfast. Places like this
are the hidden gems you come across that you're afraid
to share because you want it to be available whenever
you can get away, but these places are so amazing you
simply have to let others know so the experience can
be shared and passed on. This world is made better when
we are blessed to have time and memories from Shangri-La.
We rented Blue Jay cabin for the grandkids and parents
and we stayed in Dogwood cabin. Blue Jay has a larger
kitchen and is right on the river so we had our meals
there. The place is very clean and well equipped. The
Inkeepers were very helpful.
Santa Cruz, California
We were there during their first opening of the season
in March. Since we were the only guests it was super
quiet and serene. Very nice and attentive innkeepers.
We hope to get back soon.
“Great Location and a Wonderful Staff”
We made our reservation at the last minute and the innkeeper
was more than accommodating. We asked for and received
the Kingfisher room in the lodge. We were there for only
one night and the cottages require a two night minimum
so we will return at a later date and stay in one of
the cottages which are also overlooking the river. The
resort is very well kept and the grounds are a quiet
San Francisco Bay Area
We stayed for one night at at the B&B Kingfisher
room at Shangri-La and had a very nice time. The inn
is in a beautiful setting right on the river and is a
perfect place to unwind, listen to the river, and relax.
The innkeepers, Richard and Patty, were wonderful and
went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable
and had everything we needed. We would love to go back
again and stay in one of their housekeeping cabins on
the river … looks so warm and cozy. I can just
picture us in the cabin with the fireplace going or sitting
on the deck overlooking the river. No matter where you
are, you can hear the roaring sound of the river. We
will definitely go back.
San Francisco, California
We stayed in the La Vista cottage which consists of
one bedroom with a queen sized bed, living area with
a nice woodburning fireplace, and a kitchen and dining
area. We found the cottage to be very cozy and romantic.
The cottage is right on the Yuba river. It was clean
and quiet. Overall, a great stay. We will return again.