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La Porte Historic Hotel Retreat Center:Family Reunions, Destination Weddings

Bedrooms 22
Half Baths3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The use of the entire Historic Union Hotel Property is included in your rental!

Located in the beautiful Plumas National Forest, 3 miles from Little Grass Valley Reservoir, a little over an hour above Marysville/Yuba City. The Historic Union Hotel Sierra Retreat Center has absolutely everything you might need for a large family gathering, reunion, company retreat or small destination wedding. We have 21 rooms, each with its own bathroom. Down comforters on all the beds and all your linens included. Our amazing gourmet kitchen and outdoor barbecue center , is fully equipped including excellent knives, high end pots and pans, and just about every kitchen appliance you can think of. We have a beautiful historic saloon/bar room, with a full under bar sink and refrigeration including an ice maker. Our saloon/bar room has a new shuffle board and dart boards. The dining hall/ media room has tables and benches to seat 50-60 people. The back of the building has a full length covered deck with hot tub, ping pong table, porch swing and outdoor heaters, and off the deck is a horse shoe pit. We also have a 5000 square foot lawn and gazebo area, with a raised platform/stage and separate bar area. The Union Hotel Sierra Retreat offers the perfect setting for any event you may be planning. We also have two new cabins (formerly China Alley Cabins) which can be rented with the hotel See our other VRBO listings 969818 & 1006515 for these cabins.

Property Manager
Cherese Peterson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2018

About Cherese Peterson

The Union Hotel was purchased in 2000 by the Mercer family who restored and upgraded the property with origins back the 1865. The Mercers being a large family (8 siblings) take great pleasure in making this facility a family friendly relaxing place to enjoy with those close to you.

Cherese Peterson purchased this lodge in 2000


La Porte Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 60
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 21 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Main Floor Mens Room - toilet , 1 stall
    Main Floor Womens Room - toilet , 2 stalls
    Main Floor Handicap Access Bathroom - toilet
    Room 201 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 202 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 203 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 204 - toilet , shower
    Room 205 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 206 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 207 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 208 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 209 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 210 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 211 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 212 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 301 - toilet , shower
    Room 302 - toilet , shower
    Room 303 - toilet , shower
    Room 304 - toilet , shower
    Room 305 - toilet , shower
    Room 306 - toilet , shower
    Room 308 - toilet , shower
    Room 309 - toilet , shower
    Room 101 - toilet , shower , Handicap Access
  • 24 Bathrooms, Each room has its own bathroom plus there are the 3 Bathrooms on the Main Floor
  • 22 Bedrooms, Sleeps 60
  • Room 206 - 1 king
    Room 205 - 1 double
    Room 204 - 1 king
    Room 203 - 1 double
    Room 202 - 1 king
    Room 207 - 1 double
    Room 208 - 1 queen
    Room 302 - 2 double
    Room 303 - 1 queen
    Room 304 - 1 queen
    Room 305 - 1 queen
    Room 306 - 1 queen
    Room 308 - 1 double
    Room 309 - 1 queen
    Room 101 - 1 twin/ single , handicap access bathroom, on 1st floor off kitchen
    Room 209 - 1 double
    Room 201 - 1 double
    Room 307 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed
    Room 210 - 1 double
    Room 211 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , Bunk Bed has double bed on bottom and single on top
    Room 212 - 1 double
    Room 301 - 1 double
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (7), Double Beds (10), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Double Sofa Bed (1)
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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La Porte Historic Hotel Retreat Center:Family Reunions, Destination Weddings
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

GREAT Place to stay for a big getaway!!! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Hello all,

I rented this place for our Couch Family Reunion that we have been doing the reunion every 3rd summer for the last 40 years! and this place was GREAT! I had 48 Family members stay for the week of June 26 - 30, 2017! To have a place with 22 bedrooms and 25 bathrooms was so great. The entire family loved it from the perfect location, amazing kitchen and dinning room, to the old Union Bar! I hope to go back very soon and hope to have some more family time.

The lake is just a few miles away with some very nice beach's and next time I'm bringing a boat! With all the rain and snow this last year the lake is full and perfectly blue water!

The union bar on the first floor of Union Hotel/Retreat Center has a big cooler for drinks and a full ice maker for everything needed!

Great beds throughout from Kings, Queens, Fulls and some twin/full bunk beds!

LOVED IT!! Jimmy

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have such a wonderful family stay here and enjoy the old Union Hotel now Union Hotel Sierra Retreat Center as much as we do! She is a rare old beauty and appreciates being handled with the loving care your family showed her throughout your stay! Thank you! Maybe the Couch Family Reunion should be an annual event! Looking forward to your next visit!
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Best rental property for large groups EVER!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to The Union Hotel for over 11 years and in those 11 years, we have stayed there at least 20 times! Yes, we come twice in one year! It literally is the best place to stay for large groups. Jay & Charese, the managers, are the BEST and take such good care of everything you need. The hotel is very well kept, very clean and so much fun! The kitchen is stocked full of everything you could possibly need for cooking - just add food & fun! The bedrooms are comfortable, each with their own full bathrooms. The beds are comfy and warm. The bar area is so cool - everything you need is taken care of there. Overall, I give the Union Hotel a 10 out of 10 stars. SO much to do in the area both in the summer & winter! You will not be disappointed if you choose to stay here!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great old hotel

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion with about thirty folks coming from all over the country. We wanted a place away from the big cities and typical tourist areas to encourage family mingling rather than everyone off in small groups to casinos or big city attractions. La Porte was ideal for us - very remote with a beautiful lake nearby for swimming and lots of trails for hiking. You do have to remember to bring everything you're going to need since its a long haul to the nearest large town. There is a small general store a half block away which has some essentials but plan on bringing everything you're going to need. The hotel itself is absolutely first rate. The kitchen is modern and enormous - two large refrigerators, two dishwashers, plenty of pots, pans and utensils. The dining area will seat everyone. Every room is spotless. There's no air conditioning but there are plenty of fans to go around. There was one gentleman with us who had to use the single room on the first floor designated for folks with disabilities and the staff brought in a folding bed to accommodate his wife. Cherise, who manages the place, is a delightful person who can usually be found at the general store. If you want glitz, glamour, restaurants and crowds this is not for you. If you want a clean, fully functional facility in an out-of-the-way place in the country, this is it.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fournier Family Reunion 2017

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Family Reunion at the Union Hotel!! The accommodations were better than the pictures reflected. The lake is a short drive from the hotel with a boat ramp, picnic areas and a beach. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Hope to see you again next year!
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Awesome house!! Definitely coming again.

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful property, had approximately 50 people and stayed 3 nights. Each room is nice, kitchen is great, common areas are awesome. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Hope to see you again next year!
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We had our annual get together and this place is great. The bar is awesome and the kitchen is fully stocked. We would totally come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

If seclusion is what you seek, La Porte is your place, Your cell phone will not work in La Porte. The Hotel has WiFi available to our guests, but this is the place to get away from it all with your family and friends,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $650
Damage Deposit $1,000

Holiday Weekends are min $2400/night with 4 night Minimum
Rates are subject to change.
Additional Facility Fee for Weddings $2000

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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