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Bidwell House

#1 Main Street , Chester, CA 96020 USA (Show map)
238 Reviews
$50 - $150
per night

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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
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.4

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Oasis in the Park

5 on September 12, 2014

From their beautiful spacious rooms to their wonderful service, we cannot recommend The Bidwell House more highly. The staff was great, breakfast was delicious, beds we're comfy, location was fantastic. If your destination is in or around Lassen, this is where you should be resting your head for a spell.

very charming B&B,but breakfast good as quality but insufficient as quantity

3.6 on August 25, 2014

very charming B&B,but breakfast good as quality but insufficient as quantity

Touch of elegance and european breakfast.

5 on August 14, 2014

We loved our stay in the cosy house. The turn of the century design of the house was enchanting. You and your staff worked seamlessly to make our stay enjoyable. The fresh baked cookies in the evening was delightful. We recommend the Bidwell House to our friends and family.

Charming, friendly, clean, affordable B&B!

5 on August 13, 2014

My partner and I stayed here at the last minute for a weekend trip to Lassen National Park. It was absolutely wonderful - the house is beautiful and charming with a huge yard and porch swing. The room was very cute and clean. We got a room with a shared bathroom for $110, which included an incredible made to order breakfast for two. They were accommodating about my allergy needs also. We definitely want to go back! We are a same-sex couple and got some stares around town and from others at the Inn, but the innkeeper was very friendly to us.

Lovely bed and breakfast

3.8 on August 13, 2014

This is a very nice inn on the outskirts of Chester, close to Lake Almanor and the southeast entrances to Lassen National Park. The people are very welcoming and the facilities are comfortable. Other than a balky rollaway bed, the room was excellent with nice furnishings. Excellent breakfast each morning.

Comfortable stay near Lassen National Park.

4.6 on August 11, 2014

Great place to stay while visiting Lassen. Friendly, helpful staff.

Very nice B&B

4.8 on August 09, 2014

Very nice B&B. The owners are very friendly. I will stay there again the next time we are in the area. We stayed in the Lassen room. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was great.

Laid back and lovely

3.4 on August 06, 2014

We returned to the Bidwell B&B after a stay a few years ago and were not dissapointed. We stayed in the cottage, which was quite cozy and comfortable. The yard was beautiful with the large aspen trees and view of the lake. Breakfast was very nicely prepared, albeit too sweet for my taste. The hostess was as gracious as I had remembered from our first visit. We will be back! I love the Bidwell B&B because it is not stuffy or like staying in a museum!

Bidwell House the Highlight of our Harley Trip

5 on August 01, 2014

My husband and I were very pleased with our welcome from Eva at The Bidwell House on the last night of our National Park Harley ride. Our friends were camping across in Lake Almanor and so wished they'd come to stay with us. From the lovingly manicured lawn and beautiful flowers around the property to the peaceful room with very comfy king bed, we loved it all. But especially the happy welcoming faces of the innkeepers who truly seemed to love visitors. This is a hidden gem and we will definitely be back!

road trip to Lassen

4.8 on July 31, 2014

The house had many places inside n out for you to relax at. We enjoyed the swinging chair. They were able to serve gluten free breakfast. The host n staff were very helpful in our requests.

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Location Type

Airport, Lakeside, Mountains, Small town


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

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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

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
  • Suitable For Children: Yes well behaved children.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights during summer and holiday weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card number will hold reservation
  • Cancellations: 4 day notice for full refund.



Eva and Filip Laboda

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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.

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

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