These folks made us feel welcome and well cared for when we became stranded by a snow storm while heading east along route 299 from Eureka. We stayed in a rustic pine-paneled room with an eat-in kitchen and bathroom. The bed was clean and comfortable.
They identified us as unwary, unprepared travelers, and generously offered supper: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy. We heated it up in the microwave and enjoyed using the built-in booth for our dining experience. Limited television reception, but who cares. There were old, but interesting magazines in the room and we had brought books to read.
Northern California requires chains in the mountains for passage during bad weather. Our rental car didn't have any and there were none available within 50 miles. There is a mandatory inspection station where you are required to pull over and park or turn back if you don't have them. People who blast by are fined $1,500 by the CHP unit up the road. Staying at the Trinity Canyon Lodge was a far nicer option.