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Bidwell House

#1 Main Street , Chester, CA 96020 USA (Show map)
228 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
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.4

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The Wonderful Bidwell House

5 on July 28, 2014

Loved staying in the beautiful Bidwell House. Would definitely stay here again. Breakfast was amazing. Loved our room, bathroom, etc. Great job!

Wonderful Getaway

4.4 on July 28, 2014

This is a beautiful B&B in the small town of Chester, the rooms are large and nicely appointed, not cramped like some B&B's. The owners are friendly and helpful. This was our second visit in about 5 years and the relaxing experience was not diminished at all. Lake views are great and the breakfast's were tasty. Highly recommend a stay here if you want some down time.

Hot spell in Chester

3.4 on July 20, 2014

Bed was uncomfortable. Lack of air conditioning made it very difficult to sleep at night.

July 4th Holiday

4.2 on July 19, 2014

Very good for a family of 4 spending time at Lassen National park. Good use of guest fridge and great breakfasts to get ready for hiking on long summer days. Ate a good meal at the Red Oinion near Lake Almanor, managed by the same in keepers.

Super experiece at a reasobable price.

4.6 on July 17, 2014

Much better than staying at a motel and munch more value for money.

The Bidwell House: A Charmer in Chester

3.8 on July 02, 2014

The Bidwell House is a cozy B&B with friendly staff, clean and comfy rooms with wonderful beds and decadent bathrooms. It's a great place to stay if you're enjoying recreation in the area - especially Lassen. Breakfast was served with a smile, and we loved the honor bar stocked with beer and a wine fridge. We hope to be back soon.

Fun Stay

4.6 on June 29, 2014

We had a wonderful 44th anniversary stay here in Chester! What a fun and peaceful place to come "home" to after hiking and biking during our days. We had wine/cheese/crackers on the gazebo, walked to town for dinner one night and thoroughly enjoyed the outstanding breakfasts with outstanding service each morning. We usually camp in our RV at the North Shores Campground close by but decided to do something different for our anniversary. It was a fun time!!

Pampered in the mountains!

4.6 on June 19, 2014

We had a lovely experience at the Bidwell House B & B. The room was comfortable and spacious; bath amenities were wonderful and the breakfast served in the morning was excellent! We will definitely recommend the Bidwell House to friends and would be happy to stay here again when visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park.

a wonderful stay

5 on June 18, 2014

I cannot say enough about how wonderful our stay was. Everyone of the staff made us feel cared for, relaxed and pampered. I plan to recommend staying here to all our friends and family.

Very nice & peaceful

4.4 on June 13, 2014

Our room had 2 large windows one with beautiful views of the meadow & lake and the other of the mountains. The grounds are also nice with lots of trees for shade. The owners were absolutely wonderful. You can eat breakfast in their dining room or they will even bring it up to your room. Food was great and we really enjoyed our stay. I would recommend this as the only place to stay in Chester.

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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
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: 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.



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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.

Details Diamond Collection

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

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