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Where to Stay:

FAQ's About Where To Stay

1.) Where is the race nearest to?
The start line is nearest to the town of Taylorsville. The very closest accommodations is the Taylorsville Campground which is actually ON the marathon  course itself.  

2.) How do I reserve a spot at the Taylorsville Campground? The sites are first come, first served. We know that many of you will be arriving late, so our volunteers can  out to the campground on Friday morning (August 14th) to get you a site for Friday and/or Saturday night. Simply send us a check made out to the Taylorsville campground for $14.00 per night, and make a note as per your camping mode (RV or Tent) and any special requests. We will pay for your site on your behalf and will post a paper plate with your name on it in front. Checks can be mailed to Josie C/O Mountain Circle P.O. Box 554 Greenville CA 95947. 

3.) If I stay in Quincy or Lake Almanor (Chester) but want to come to the 5pm after party, can I hang at the finish line during the afternoon?
Absolutely! We have food, beer, music,  even outdoor showers. Make yourself at home. We'll give you a map tp nearby swimming holes, or you can take a nap on the big lawn with the Race Directors. 

4.) We will keep this webpage as updated as possible, however for a complete list of Plumas County accommodations, please visit: ​


Coppercreek Camp: Unfortunately, this year camp is still in session during the Bears weekend, so cabins will NOT be available. Please contact Josie directly for alternatives  ( or check out the options listed below. If you have your own tent or RV, the Taylorsville Campground is the best alternative and we are happy to get you a site on Friday morning. Read the camping section below for details.  
The Hideaway Motel: FULL (530) 284-7915 Address: 761 Hideaway Road, Greenville. A restful lodge five minutes from downtown Greenville. The Hideaway is small, secluded and very peaceful year round. 
The Oak Grove Motor Lodge:  FULL. (530) 284-6671  (but they do keep a cencellation list) Address: 700 California 89 Greenville. Oak Trees surround you in a quiet mountain setting. We offer cozy cabins with fully equipped kitchens. Our cabins all have knotty pine interiors and can sleep from one person to 8 people. HBO and WiFi are included.
The Quail Lodge: FULL (9 miles North of Greenville in Canyon Dam). (530)-284-0861 Address: 29615 Highway 89, Canyon Dam. The Quail Lodge Lake Almanor offers Old-fashioned hospitality and Memorable vacations. Please let us know about your groups. Our expertise is arranging fishing and hunting adventures, along with golf retreats. We also have individual rooms only available.Quail Lodge is a rustic style lodge with cedar walls and beams. The floors are warm wood covered with decorative area rugs and fine leather furniture. The heavy rocked fireplace welcomes you upon arrival. The décor is mountain lodge with fishing and hunting themed rooms.

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Lake Almanor Area (15 miles North of Greenville) Accommodations:

Vacation Rentals Lake Almanor: $10 discount, just mention you are a Running with the Bears group. You can also check out rentals at nearby Baily Creek HERE If you have any questions you can give us a call and ask for Jennifer or Mary.
Vagabond Lake Front RV (and cabin): (530) 596-3240 Address: 7371 Hwy 147 East Shore, Lake Almanor, CA 96137 Stay at the cleanest, quietest, friendliest camp on the lake, while enjoying trophy fishing, water sports or just relaxing. In camp you will find BBQs, horseshoe pits, a laundromat, clean rest rooms and showers, boat launch and dockage, lake front picnic areas and swim area.

Chester Accommodations (25 miles North of Greenville, closer to Mt. Lassen):

Bidwell House: FULL (530) 258-3338 Fourteen distinctly different guest rooms, the swing on the porch, the unusual collection of antiques and attention to little details are all for the comfort of our guests. At your leisure you may choose to enjoy the privacy of your room, catch up on (or avoid) the latest news, spend time in a cozy reading nook or, if you please, just sit on the porch with company, a beautiful view and the distant foraging of Canada geese.

Antlers Motel: (530) 258-2722 Newly completed in 2008, the Antlers Motel boasts the best location in town, with the nicest and most professional staff, and truly inviting decor. Each room features a modern lodge theme with decorative fireplaces, warm woodsy coverlets, wrought iron headboards and more... and, of course, free in-room coffee (or tea), refrigerators, and satellite TV. Borrow a game from the office and settle in to a cozy, modern, spacious retreat.

Best Western: (888) 571-4885 A warm reception awaits you at our comfortable Chester CA hotel, nestled in the majestic beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park. Located in the heart of Chester, the BEST WESTERN Rose Quartz Inn is the ideal accommodation whether you are visiting the area for business or leisure.

Quincy Area (25 Miles South of Greenville):

Pioneer RV Park: (888) 216-3266 You'll appreciate our extra-long "Big Rig" full hook-up pull-thrus with 20/30/50-amp electric service. Our extensive facilities include FREE Wi-Fi throughout the park and immaculate restrooms & laundry. Propane & RV supplies are also available on-site.
The Feather Bed: 283-0102 Address: 542 Jackson Street, Quincy. Choose a guest room upstairs in the main house or a private guest house. Private baths - some with claw foot tubs - are located in each room. Delicious and abundant country breakfast.
Quincy Ranchito Motel: (530) 283-2265 Clustered around a relaxed spacious forest-like setting, Ranchito Motel's early California style historic units afford the visitor clean airy rooms with beamed ceilings and individual design.
​Gold Pan Lodge: (530) 283-3686 200 Crescent Street Quincy. ​The Gold Pan Lodge is located right off the highway in Quincy, within two blocks of restaurants, shops and the town center. we offer clean comfortable rooms at an affordable rate. We have all the ammenities to insure you have a great stay!
Airbnb Quincy (Room rentals)

A little further away...

Camping Camping/Distances:

Taylorsville Community Campground (530) 283-6299 This is the closest campground to the start line. 100 sites, RV, tents, flush toilets, showers, piped water, dump station, pay phone, tennis court. You cannot reserve a site here but WE CAN!! Our volunteers will go out to the campground on Friday morning (August 14th) and will get you a site for Friday and/or Saturday night. Simply send us a check made out to the Taylorsville campground for $14.00 per night, and make a note as per your camping mode (RV or Tent) and any special requests. We will pay for your site on your behalf and will post a paper plate with your name on it in front. Checks can be mailed to Josie C/O Mountain Circle P.O. Box 554 Greenville CA 95947. Questions? Just email me at or call 530 284 7007. 
  • Mt Huff RV/Golf: 12 miles
  • Antelope Lake Campgrounds: 27 miles
  • Taylorsville Campground: 6 miles
  • Greenville Campground: 19 miles
  • Lake Almanor Campgrounds: 28 miles
Greenville Campground call (530) 284-7224 Hwy 89, 1 mile N. of Greenville 20 sites, tents and RV's, vault toilets, piped water.
Lake Almanor Camping (general listings)
Lake Cove RV Resort: Phone: 530-284-7697 ​Facilities include upper/middle spots with full hookups, and lakeside or lakefront spots with electricity and water. 50amp or 30amp power spots available. With a 20-slip boat dock, beach access, recreation building, laundry, hot showers, and beautiful vistas of Mount Lassen, Lake Cove Resort is a fantastic getaway location.  
Rocky Point Campground at Lake Almanor: ​(530) 284-1785 ​Breathtaking views of Lake Almanor and Mount Lassen can be seen from Rocky Point Campground, nestled among fragrant ponderosa pines in Plumas County, one of Northern California's most scenic areas. A number of sites have been opened up for reservations, which can be booked with the secure and convenient online system. 
North Shore Campground: ​(530) 258-3376 With over one mile of shoreline on Lake Almanor, North Shore Campground has everything you could imagine and more. Their peaceful and relaxing resort  has over one mile of shoreline available with plenty of fun activities ready for your visit. They have worked hard to create a welcoming environment to new and old guests. The park has been carefully designed to complement the natural beauty of these beautiful and serene settings.

Privately owned RV/Camping

Mt. Huff Golf Course & RV: (530) 284-6300 Highway 89. 6 RV sites, full hookups, restaurant, seasonal. This is just ten miles from the startline!! 
Antelope Lake, Boulder Creek Camping: 70 sites, tents and RV's, vault toilets, piped water, boat ramp, store. About an hour away, MapQuest it first...
Pioneer RV Park: Located in Quincy. (888) 216-3266