Welcome to Jan Koettel Realty.
Thank you for finding my site. Please take your time and explore the homes, cabins and Business opportunities that await you. Most of my listings are in Sierra City, but Downieville appears on occasion.
The office is located in the Masonic building, one of the oldest structures in town. Sierra City is a historic mining town from the 1800’s, located along the Yuba River. There are many active businesses including a grocery store, restaurants, a 30 space RV park, motels, church, museum and a library. From town look to your north and you will be impressed with the view of the Sierra Buttes.
Sierra City is located just 5 miles from the Lakes Basin Recreation area. There are many alpine lakes where you can fish & kayak. There are numerous trails for your hiking pleasure. The Pacific Crest trail crosses Hwy. 49 just a mile east of town. Graeagle with their golf courses is a mere 30 minute drive.
Sierra county is one of those quaint counties, yet not fully discovered. It’s OK to leave behind the city and relax. Even if it is just for a weekend. You may just fall in love as many have done. This is a wonderful area with many outdoor activities. Raising a family in a small community also has its benefits.
Just across the 6700-foot high Yuba Pass lies eastern Sierra County and the towns of Loyalton, Sierraville, Calpine and Sattley in the beautiful Sierra Valley. This 5000-foot elevation mountain valley reflects life as it used to be in much of the west. Herds of cattle graze amid century-old barns built by early ranchers. Due to its extensive wetlands and location on a major flyway, the valley is a noted bird-watching location. Even rare bald eagles are seen here quite frequently.
Sierra County is easily accessible year round. During winter months, Highways 49 and 89 into the county are regularly maintained – the Yuba Pass rarely closes. A blanket of snow sparkles in the sunlight at the higher elevations. In spring and early summer, wildflowers are abundant in all areas of the county. Autumn colors are spectacular, and the mountain air is crisp and fresh.
See you soon!