Rainbow trout for breakfast. There’s nothing better, especially when your day’s itinerary looks like this: Hit the river for some fishing just after dawn; power up with a morning breakfast of fresh catch, scrambled eggs with sharp cheddar Tillamook cheese and peppered bacon cooked in your cabin’s well-equipped kitchen; head to the golf course for 18 holes of Sierra swinging; take a leisurely walk back down to the river for a late-afternoon dip in the swimming hole; and finish off the night with burgers on the grill and drinks around the campfire.
That’s the vacation life at Camp Layman, located just a few steps off the Feather River and a few miles north of Blairsden-Graeagle in Northern California’s Plumas County.
Built in the 1920s and 1930s as lodging for crews working on the railroad — which still today brings an additional flair of Americana to the resort, with its familiar rumbling and whistle — Camp Layman was purchased in 2010 by a new ownership group familiar with the area and intent on restoring each of the 13 cabins back to its original rustic charm.
Plus, the surrounding area is home to five golf courses — Grizzly Ranch, Whitehawk Ranch, Dragon at Nakoma Resort, Plumas Pines and Graeagle Meadows — all of which have been listed as Fairways + Greens favorites at one time or another.