Sierraville is located in the Eastern Sierras, at the south
of the largest alpine valley in the continental United States, Sierra
Sierraville was one of the earliest communities settled in the Sierra Valley and prospered during the Gold Rush era. Sheriff John Campbell developed the local hot springs, which were known far and wide for their healing properties, to accommodate over 80 overnight guests. Having become the eastern entrance to the northern Sierra Gold Country, the town of Sierraville, was established in the 1850s. Nestled along a small creek that escapes the dense conifer forest, the quaint rustic town is home to about 350 people. Known as the hub of recreation, Sierraville boasts over 130 lakes in a 25-mile radius. The Gold Lake region is one of the most beautiful sights in Northern California, offering many shimmering alpine lakes lying just below the stunning Sierra Buttes. Majestic views and world class hiking trails at the Yuba Pass or Gold Lake region are unforgettable and lie about 20 minutes from town.
The Sierraville business district is limited but surprising for such a small community. In order to increase your experience of Sierraville, we would like to introduce you to the following local businesses that provide services you may require.
Sierraville Service & Country Store
Even if you don't need to fill up your tank on the way from Truckee to Portola, make it a point to stop and visit Sierraville Service and Country Store. Where else would you be able to get a great tasting, fresh cup of coffee, groceries (even organic), pick up a fishing license, and feed a 2000-pound longhorn steer named Lightening? That's right, folks, this is not your ordinary gas station/convenience store. Located on A89 just down the road from Sierra Hot Springs, it has been owned and operated by the same family for over 40 years. This Country Store is all about customer service, but also stocks delicious sandwiches, a full array of liquors, and just about everything else a weary traveler might need. After you've chosen your snack du jour, enjoy it under hundred year old shade trees in the grassy picnic area. But before you continue on your journey, be sure to visit the Funny Farm. Who needs a security system when there are 10 goats, two pot bellied pigs, 15 chickens, two llamas, two donkeys, a mare, a Shetland pony, a few emu's and Lightening the gentle giant on property? By the way, if you do need to fuel up, you'll find the only branded gas for miles and the cleanest, cutest, best smelling restrooms this side of the Mississippi at Sierraville Service and Country Store. Not to mention the friendliest staff in town. Just ask Lightening.
The Sierraville Kitchen is owned by Billy and Kelley Money. We were the owners of the Donner Lake Kitchen over in Truckee for 18 years and were forced to leave our location in Feb. of 2011. We were so sad to leave Truckee but have lived here in the Sierra Valley for over 10 years and decided to try our luck closer to home. Being only 25 miles from Truckee we also hope a lot of our long time loyal ...customers from the DLK will come on down for their favorite meal. We love our new loation and have been so fortunate to have many of our former employees return to working with us! When we opened we wanted to try and create the same atmosphere here at the Sierraville Kitchen as we had at the Donner Lake Kitchen, where customers became friends and employees family, and it is just like that! We feel so lucky to be back to work, it just feels right. Thanks to all of the people who make the Kitchen what it is!!
Serving tradtional Mexican fare with generous portions.
Open daily until 9pm
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Sierra Buttes - 30 minute drive from Sierraville
Sierraville Country Store
Clouds in the Sierra Valley
Lake Tahoe - 45 minute drive
The forest around the Springs