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

Wish we could have stayed longer

5 on June 25, 2016

Very relaxing, beautiful decor, just what we needed!

Mile High Century

4.8 on June 22, 2016

Wonderful setting, beautiful yard with nice setting to relax in. The rooms are spacious and well decorated.

Very Pleased

4.8 on June 22, 2016

We stayed in the Old Glory room and we were very happy with our stay. We stayed for two nights and the breakfasts were very good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again.

Perfect Relaxing Weekend

4.8 on June 03, 2016

This is the perfect getaway for rest and relaxation! Eva and Filip are the perfect hosts and go above and beyond to make sure everyone enjoys their stay. Our room, the "Rose" room had been recently renovated and the new shower was amazing! Thanks for the perfect weekend! Marc and Amanda

The Bidwell House in Chester, CA

4.4 on June 03, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the Bidwell House and would definitely stay there again. It has a relaxing, home-like atmosphere. I loved the scenery of the mountain area of this beautiful location. I enjoyed sitting on the swing on the porch while eating one of their home-baked chocolate-chip cookies. I also enjoyed quiet time in the late afternoon, sitting at a table in their courtyard, sipping their lemon-ginger tea. Staff was friendly and welcoming as well as very helpful.

Anniversary Getaway

5 on May 25, 2016

We have been going to the Bidwell House the past 6 years for our anniversary and it has been wonderful every time.

Great breakfast; Friendly hosts

4.6 on May 07, 2016

Loved our room and the public areas are very comfortable with a fire (we had cold weather). A very nice base for exploring the Lassen area. No dining when we were there in April.

Bidwell House regular guest

4.6 on March 16, 2016

My wife and I have been going to the Bidwell House for many years. Eva and Filip have always been the most hospitable, friendly, and accommodating hosts. The Bidwell House is cozy--with a great fireplace--comfortable, pleasantly furnished, and offers guests access to complementary beverages, books, movies, and online access. The Bidwell House is also located near amazing outdoor activities, such as hiking, snow sports, and terrific sightseeing.

Quiet and Graceful

4.4 on March 02, 2016

This is the 10th year we've stayed with Fillip and Eva at their Bidwell House B&B. We stay one weekend every winter and use it as a base for visiting friends in the region. The B&B offers access to (depending on the weather) cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, biking and other outdoor activities. If indoors is more your speed there is a beautiful sitting room in the main house with an huge fireplace and also a separate sun room. There is always a fire going when it is cold outside. Breakfast is always a treat as Fillip is a chef and he and Eva also own a nearby restaurant called the Red Onion (you won't believe their prime rib but that is another story). Bidwell House is a great place to spend a long weekend in the heart of the Sierra gold country.

Great Place to Stay!

4.4 on January 17, 2016

The Bidwell house is very nice, cozy and reasonably priced. You are welcomed by the lovely staff and the 3-course breakfast is amazing! Great place to stay while visiting the 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.