This motel is a study in contradictions, which I kind of like. Beautiful hanging flower pots, carefully maintained by the owners, a nice expanse of lawn with a venerable tree, a very clean outdoor pool. The owners are lovely and very nice. The room I stayed in was a throwback to the 1970s, with dark wood paneling, dark and much abused furniture, a kitchenette that had seen better days, an old carpet, a TV that could take VHS cassettes (!).....the bathroom was spotless though, and the bed was comfortable.
This is actually a perfect place for hunters and fishermen (of which there are many in and traveling through Trinity County). It is a perfect man cave. There is everything a guy could want, and a couple of chairs outside so that you can sit and smoke a cigar. The other great thing is that it is an internalized court, and so is safe for motorcycles (as has been noted) as well as for cars - Trinity County has seen a rise in petty thefts from cars so this is a great little safe haven.
A couple of general observations - it is true that the prices may be jacked at certain times of the year - but I do not begrudge the owners this - Trinity County is one of the poorest counties in California, and people need to make a living.