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 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.

Another wonderful experience

5 on July 20, 2016

We have stayed at the Bidwell House several times at different times of the year. It has always been a beautiful experience. Eva and Filip, the innkeepers, are very gracious and friendly. They take an interest in all of their guests and put in extra effort to make sure all needs are met. The Bidwell House is the cleanest of all the accommodations that we have ever stayed in and we travel frequently. There are less expensive places to stay in Chester but the Bidwell House is the best value for the money.


4.2 on July 20, 2016

Breakfast was amazing.

Relaxing and pleasant

3.8 on July 18, 2016

Beautiful grounds and great escape after a long drive. The managers/owners were friendly and helpful

Perfect place to relax

4.4 on July 15, 2016

We came to Bidwell House after hiking Lassen Peak and the lovely, relaxing atmosphere and warm welcome we received on arrival was just what we needed! We had a wonderful day of rest, exploring Lake Almanor and the surroundings. We also met some fun people here and spent a nice evening together on the terrace.


5 on July 11, 2016

We were very impressed with the Bidwell House. It was very quaint, clean, snacks out were great. Would highly recommend.

great stay

4.0 on July 05, 2016

this is a great place to stay if you are visiting the area.

A Favorite

5 on July 03, 2016

This Inn is one of my absolute favorites. The rooms are large and comfortable and beautifully decorated. I love the claw foot tub in the bathroom. There are lots of Windows and light. The property is perfectly located, right on the edge of town, so it's quiet. Breakfasts are delicious and filling and something to look forward to. Bonus: large porch with comfortable chairs and the cat Mindy. Try this place. You won't be disappointed.

Well Run B&B

3.6 on July 01, 2016

My wife and I had booked and pre-paid a 2 night stay, passing thru the area after a 2 week trip, to rest up before heading home. Unfortunately my wife ended up not feeling all that great and we decided to head home after only 1 night. Spoke to Filip and let him know we were leaving and left it up to him whether or not to refund the second night. By rights he could have refused but he ended up only charging us for one night. Thank You, Filip. Just for that I would stay with them again and it was the reason for the Outstanding for service. Also the service at breakfast was Outstanding. Now for the rest. The common areas were well appointed and clean with comfortable seating for reading and conversation. Great outdoor area also with a porch and large lawn area. Our room was again well appointed but could have used one more comfortable chair. One caveat our room did not have a regular shower and we had had to use the shower head in the whirlpool tub. This was awkward not only for me but more so for my wife. So when booking a room be aware of this. We will definitely stay there again on our next trip through the Lake Almanor area.

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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.