History Of Feather River Inn


In the old days, the veranda, sheltered under the massive lodge pole beams, used to frame the entire front side of the lodge. Click to learn more.

The Veranda

From its original conception, the boardwalk connected the chalets, or camps as they were referred to in the old days, to the main lodge. Click to learn more.

The Boardwalk

Early photographs of the Library show attendants in double-breasted jackets standing in the background, available for any request a guest might desire. Click to learn more.

The Library

With motifs of large plumes and landscapes painted on the walls, the Feather River Inn's Grand Dining Room offered more than just a meal to its guests. Click to learn more.

The Grand Dining Room

The Rainbow Theater was a lively place for entertainment that even featured first-run motion pictures. Click to learn more.

The Rainbow Theatre

In the original design, the golf course was separated with four holes to the north of the railroad tracks, while five holes were constructed on the south side. Click to learn more.

The Golf Course

The first sketch of the Feather River Inn lodge by architect Frederic C. Whitton was modest in design. Click to learn more.

The Lodge


Adventurous Days

In The Open


In the vast wilderness and solitude of the Sierras, native Maidu Indian inhabitants once occupied the beautiful land by the Feather River. Tam-say-we, the Maidu word for Feather River was once a place where wildlife thrived, many deer lurked and quail and grouse were plentiful.


Maidu BasketKnown as Maidu Indian Country, this area was home to a tribe of California Indians who were skilled in the art of basketry. This entire region extended with large numbers of well-beaten trails, connecting the different villages and hunting and fishing grounds. Trade routes sprawled throughout this territory, allowing contact with neighboring tribes.


As part of our heritage, Feather River Inn celebrates the culture of these great Maidu Indians. And as you travel upon this land, we bid you u-koy, good journey.





Throughout the years, Feather River Inn has achieved a few milestones. Click the icon above to view a historic timeline.



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