Rim Rock Ranch Resort

Located at the historic community of Old Station, Rim Rock Ranch Resort offers a variety of lodging options near the banks of Hat Creek.  Cabins were built in the 30's and 40's with fishermen and hunters in mind, but anyone enjoying the abundant recreational opportunities in the area will appreciate the convenience and charm of a good night's stay at Rim Rock Ranch.

Guests can choose to stay in a cozy cabin or more motel-like lodging on the grounds, and there are a couple of log cabins for groups.  A country store on the premises is stocked to the brim with anything you'll need for your outdoor adventures, including your fishing license.

Old Station was originally called Hat Creek Station and has been a landmark at the junction of two well-traveled highways.  The California Stage Company established the site in the 1850s, but when the U.S. troops that were stationed there pulled out a few years later, it became known as 'Old Station.'  Historical markers on the Rim Rock Ranch property offer more details about the site's history.

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Latitude: 40.6743891 Longitude: -121.4340734 Elevation: 4394 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

There are ten cabins and two motel rooms at Rim Rock Ranch.  Each cabin includes a kitchen stocked with utensils and dishes so they're ready for use right when you arrive. The cabins are small and cozy, and are tailor made for the outdoor adventurer.  The cabins are maintained by the guests, so no housekeeping services are available.

Seasons Open

Year round. Seasonal rates apply.

Recreational Opportunities

Trout fishing is top notch in this area of Shasta County, and Rim Rock Ranch is located very near the world-famous Hat Creek.  Fishing guide services to help you find that perfect fishing hole can be arranged through Rim Rock Ranch.

Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lassen National Forest are located near Rim Rock Ranch, offering visitors just about any recreational pastime imaginable.

Rate Range

Cabins range from $80 a night to $135 for multiple bedrooms. Motel units are $60 per night. Winter rates are also available (Nov - March).

Driving Directions

Rim Rock Ranch is easy to find, and is located on Highway 89 near the junction with Highway 44 east.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

The Rim Rock Ranch Resort is owned by Jim and Cathy Cimaglia and Chuck and Barbara Gularte.  The business is family oriented and supports local organizations such as the volunteer firefighters.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome, but must be kept on a leash. There is an additional $5/night pet fee.


I booked a trip for my family to stay at Rim Rock, but had to cancel 4-5 days later. They kept the deposit. I kind of expected that. What I didn't expect was that 2 weeks after cancellation, they took the ENTIRE cost of the trip out of my bank, with no prior notification. When I called to ask what was going on, I was told that the place was under new management and that because I had canceled 20 days prior to arrival instead of 21, they were owed the entire amount. When I told him that no one had told me of this policy when I booked the trip by phone, nor did anyone send me anything in writing, he told me that didn't matter because it was clearly written on their website (the website does not clearly state this policy). I told him I had not gone to the website, essentially he told me that didn't matter, I was just out of luck. My family had been staying at Rim Rock every year for the past 14 years. We will never stay there again. We never had any problems of any sort with the old owners. This year, we are staying at Hat Creek Resort, which is only about a mile or so down the highway and a really nice place.

Laura O., 9/10/2016

How can these people get by with trying to rent dirty run down insecure cabins. Way beyond 'rustic'. Do not give them your credit card as they will charge you even if you have to cancel. And they are rude besides. Never could I sleep in such a place.

Pat S 5/15/18, 5/15/2018

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