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Nestled quietely in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Yuba County is the Frenchtown Inn lakeside retreat. Named after the nearby gold rush settlement of Frenchtown, the Inn offers a 3,500 square foot 5-bedroom main house overlooking a majestic seven acre lake.
We strive to offer a rural country experience for that special getaway family gathering, business retreat or wedding.
When you're seeking a once-in-a-lifetime retreat experience, consider Frenchtown Inn. A venue that offers more than most. More space, restfulness, tranquility, and rustic elegance. A venue that offers you more than just a location, but a quiet secluded retreat. Past guests have wondered how they were so lucky to have discovered this hidden jewel. Your own private lakeside retreat with the ability to have overnight stays within historic North Yuba County. Past guests have wondered how they were so lucky to have discovered this hidden jewel. Your own private lakeside retreat with the ability to have overnight stays within historic North Yuba County.
We have another on-site venue perfect for hosting wine tastings, wedding parties, receptions plus our exclusive cottage retreat for the bride and groom.
After a refreshing rest, you can wander around the property at your leisure. You can take the path on a peaceful walk around the lake and may even spy the egret that finds the fishing good. You may visit the authentic stone pizza ovens or even find the ancient native grinding stones. If you hike up the big hill, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the surrounding country side.
By appointment, there are some special places to visit in the area. These include the wondrous studio of Linda Carter Holman, Apollo Olive Oil; a world class family run producer of olive oil from local groves, and Salvatore's water buffalo herd, plus six wineries within a few miles.
As for food, the fine dining experience at Cafe Collage, owned and operated by chef Salim Ben Mami, is known far and wide for its culinary offerings.
Frenchtown Inn can customize your stay to fit your needs, from company events, retreats, family reunions, weddings and more. We are ready to make your dream unique event come true.
The property was developed in the 1970's by Shakey (Sherwood) Johnson. Yes, the very same Shakey Johnson that founded the Shakeys Pizza Parlor franchise with establishments throughout the country. Shakey built three authentic stone pizza ovens on the property located in a secluded area on the other side of the lake. This area was the site of many parties that Shakey held here.
This house becomes your house, no matter what room you choose, your stay is guaranteed to be peaceful, relaxing and comfortable. The expansive house and grounds are well suited for family gatherings, and those special retreats. The kitchen is fully stocked and the massive 18 foot custom crafted oak dining room table easily seats 12.


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Innkeeper: Charles Sharp • (530) 418-8151
9858 Frenchtown-Dobbins Rd., Oregon House, CA 95962