Our Local Community
Sierraville is located in the Eastern Sierras, at the south edge of the largest alpine valley in the continental United States, Sierra Valley.
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.
Smithneck Farms Cafe
Smithneck Farms strives to provide our customers with the best homemade and homegrown products in the area. All of our coffee is 100% organic and free trade. We are you, Smithneck farms tries to reflect what the community is and wants. The local community provides most of our products. It is our goal to showcase local artists, cooks and craftsman.
Amazing coffee, ice cream, breakfast sandwiches, wraps, pizza and yummy baked goods. Seasonal produce when available and featuring local art for sale
Mon-Fri – 6:00 am – 4:00pm
Sat-Sun – 7:00am – 4:00pm
The Fork & Horn
The Fork & Horn is a locally owned and operated restaurant in Sierraville, CA. We make everything from scratch in small batches, with love.
Bringing good food to the people! We are so excited to open our doors and share our love of food, friendship and family. Being local to Sierra Valley for almost 100 years, our family has a deep-rooted connection with our community. We offer a wide variety of homemade food with big plans for the future. Come check us out!
call for more information 530-994-1070
101 East Main Street, Sierraville, Ca 96126
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.
until 6pm: Monday -Friday
until 6pm: Saturday & Sunday
Los Dos Hermanos
Serving traditional Mexican fare with generous portions.
Open Tues. – Sun. until 9pm
The Fork & Horn
The Fork & Horn