Michael & Valerie Nellor


562 Jackson St.
Quincy, CA 95971

Ada's Place Motel Cottages

A lovely, garden level, alternative to traditional hotels, motels and B&B's


About Ada's Place

The first of our unique eco-friendly motel cottages at our hotel was named in honor of the pioneering soul Ada Miller who sold us the property (and yards of recyclable stuff) in 1995. After fleeing the Oklahoma dust bowl in the 1930’s, Ada relocated to Massack (where the rest stop is coming into town from the east) and lived in a tent home until fire destroyed it. Fire also destroyed her next tent home in Westwood. Yikes! An amazing spirit, great role model and one of the last of our local telephone operators. Can you remember those two digit phone numbers? Ada’s Motel Cottage was finished in July of 2002 and we had our first guest and the beginnings of developing the tiniest of hotels in Quincy, CA.

Who would have thought we would have the opportunity to acquire the adjacent property but we did. With three ram shackled “possibilities” awaiting us we started again. A mountain of garbage, broken windows and old timber provided a challenge to see how much we could recycle and reuse.
A great collection of decorative old roofing tin (now the ceiling in Ada’s kitchen), some unique old cabinets, many feet of beautiful old cedar and virtually anything of value was salvaged.

Fall Ending

California Certified Small Business

Paired with great old mirrors, lots of furnishings from friends, family and other delightful sources our little hotel came to life.
Over the next few years the three motel cottages, West Wing, Ruth’s Garden and Hop Sing’s were completed. One at a time, with great helpers, we were able to reuse an amazing amount of material.
In 2009 we had 20 solar panels installed on our house and office area and hope to be able to put them on all of the motel cottages as well.

Members of

Green Hotels Association

Sierra Business Council

Plumas Arts

Plumas Audubon

Feather River Land Trust

Plumas County Tourism Council

Quincy Chamber of Commerce

Main Street Artists