Bidwell House

#1 Main Street , Chester, CA 96020 USA (Show map)


Who could possibly resist the mellow summer afternoons or the crystal clear winter skies over Mt. Lassen? The area offers a diverse selection of recreational activities. Near the Inn are opportunities for hiking, golfing, boating, water-skiing and bike riding. You will also view multitudes of wildlife and engage in possibly the best fly-fishing in California. During the winter the Inn offers immediate access to cross-country skiing, with downhill skiing and snowmobiling nearby. December is a favorite time for Christmas tree cutting. In a "yet to be discovered" area, the Bidwell House is located on the southeastern slope of Mt. Lassen. Chester and its surrounding area are rich in the history of gold-mining, ranching and logging. The Inn provides a great resting spot between the great valley of California and points east. The Inn is perfect for hideaway seekers, honeymooners, business travelers, weddings, reunions and corporate retreats.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Bidwell House

5 on August 25, 2016

Very relaxing back court yard. Good breakfast.

Great and comfy home away from home

4.6 on August 22, 2016

Stayed here while hiking through Lassen National Park. Had great breakfast and everyone was super friendly and helpful. The room was clean and perfect to come home to at the end of a long day of hiking. Would stay here again!

Charming home, delicious breakfast!

3.6 on August 21, 2016

Lovely home in a quiet rural area. Special touches like sherry by the fireplace. My kids especially enjoyed playing badminton on the large lawn. Breakfast was very special, with a starter and then a gourmet entree. Highly recommended!

Very pleasant stay

4.4 on August 09, 2016

The room was lovely, very comfortable bed. There was some traffic noise but a fan was provided (I also had earplugs with me but they were not needed with fan on.) Grounds were very pretty and interior inviting and there was guest fridge which was very handy. We had breakfast on patio and service was good. Set menu with 2 courses. The day we were there it was yogurt with bran and raisins followed by eggs Benedict. Also had juice and Coffee was very good too.

Great little gem up in Chester

5 on August 08, 2016

Had a great time. Staff was very friendly. Room was clean and comfortable. Got a great night of sleep and an excellent breakfast.

Nice bed and breakfast

3.8 on August 01, 2016

Rooms are clean, breakfast menu is good and changes every day. Nice stay.

Wonderful place and amazing surrounds

5 on July 26, 2016

This was an amazing place to stay. I brought my sister up with me for a stay. Our room was sweet and the grounds are beautiful. Loved the sherry after dinner. She's gluten free and the staff did a wonderful job providing a delicious breakfast. I would go again to this B&B anytime! And right across the way is beautiful Lake Almanor. What a treat! Loved the gardens, swings, and springs in the front yard.

Wonderful expirience

4.0 on July 21, 2016

The Bidwell House was wonderful! We will be returning next summer. The room was nice, grounds were beautiful, and the owners were very accommodating. The only caveat would be that the bed was way too soft for me. I think they could invest in a firmer mattress. I don't think the average person wants a hard bed or a super soft one. Somewhere in between would be good. My bed sank in the middle.

Bidwell House experience

5 on July 21, 2016

The Bidwell House was a delightful place to spend the evening. Eva and Filip made me fill at home immediately, and were so attentive to making sure that my stay would be pleasant. Rooms are clean and themed with specific decor, the breakfast was great, and the cozy amenities that were available made the whole experience a great time. I highly recommend this B & B, Reynold Franca

Family Wedding Accomodations

4.2 on July 21, 2016

The carriage house was perfect for our needs. We came for a family wedding at Lassen Meadows Ranch and had 5 adults that needed to stay. The grounds were beautiful and the cottage so cute and private. The breakfast was amazing and they were so sweet to accommodate our special family needs as we shuffled people around. I would stay again in a heart beat.

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Location Type

Airport, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town


Reno, NV (RNO-Reno Cannon Intl.) 100 miles

Directions to property:

Just off highway 36 on the east end of Chester

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mt Lassen Volcanic Natl Park, Lake Almanor, Pacific Crest Trail, Feather River, Caribou Wilderness Area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes well behaved children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights during summer and holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card number will hold reservation
  • Cancellations: 4 day notice for full refund.



Eva and Filip Laboda

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: 8:30 to 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan

Signature Dish

Blueberry Walnut Pancakes
served with chicken Cherri Sausage.