Willoughby's on the River is one of the most beautiful spots on the sparkling North Yuba River.
In the family since 1959, Willoughby's overlooks a splendid naturally-formed
swimming hole and fishing spot. The Willoughby family was originally
drawn to western Sierra County for the summer camping opportunities in the Tahoe National Forest. Soon they started looking for a place to get away
year round. The search ended with their purchase of the original
Willoughby house (built in 1940, expanded in 1970).
In 2002, their daughter, Dallas Porter-Stowe, inherited the property and opened
Willoughby's to the public. She happily reports,
“It's been a joy to share this wonderful spot with others."
Many people familiar with the property and who knew my folks still rent
Willoughby's for a summer family retreat with more than one wedding performed
on Willoughby's beach.
Only a 5 minute walk from downtown Downieville,
Willoughby's still manages to feel secluded, just beyond the maintained road
and around the corner from a natural bedrock outcropping.
Willoughby's is a perfect location to reconnect with nature and with one another.
It offers limitless possibilities to nature seekers, birdwatchers, swimmers, sightseers, hikers, fishermen, gold seekers, painters, mountain bikers,
photographers, rock climbers, rafters, and just plain "kick-backers."
We'd love to have you visit soon to see all that Willoughby's and the Western Sierra Nevada Mountains have to offer.
Memories wait for you around every corner.
Welcome to Willoughby's on the River
Willoughby's on the River Vacation Rental.