Bidwell House

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

About

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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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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

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.


Put Bidwell House on your must-see list!!

5 on January 10, 2016

This B and B was the perfect place to gather and enjoy each other's company as a family. We were able to make ourselves at home, sit around the fire, play dominoes and laugh together while outdoors, soft snow floated down and turned the scenery into a magical winter wonderland. Filip, Eva and Crystal provided a breakfast that was both tasty and accommodated our gluten free dietary needs. A perfectly lovely stay!!


Excellent B&B in a beautiful setting

5 on January 06, 2016

Such a beautiful B&B with excellent Hosts and staff.


Overnight getaway

2.6 on January 03, 2016

My husband and I spent one night, as a getaway while visiting family. We traveled from Ohio to see family, then a but further to go to the Bidwell House. Our stay was midweek, between Christmas and New Years, and we ended up being the only room for the night. As such, we arrived with no staff available and made our way through the Inn to find our room. Coffee, Tea or Hot chocolate were available through the Keurig, which we found to be a nice option with the cold weather. We also appreciated the wine glasses and corkscrews available. Our room was spacious, fairly clean and generally as described on the website. The pillows need replacing and the "double soaker tub" was just barely large enough for the two of us (though my husband is 6'5...). We enjoyed a quiet evening together while our toddler visited her Nana and Papa. There were not many dining options, as several of the surrounding restaurants are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so we are at the local pizzeria. It's not worth mentioning more than that. Our breakfast the next morning was warm and served to us, but not anything special. We enjoyed our getaway night and would have liked to take advantage of the snow shoes or a walk though the forest, but we were not prepared with proper footware or overcoats. The location was convenient for us and we did enjoy driving through Lassen National Park. The Inn fits the small town, in that it's quaint and sufficient, but not luxurious.


11/21/15 -- Lassen

5 on November 25, 2015

1night stay


Excellent Value Great Location

4.8 on November 13, 2015

William Newton


Lovely country inn

4.4 on November 11, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Bidwell House in Chester. The room was comfortable and clean, the breakfast was huge and quite tasty and the service was first-rate. I would definitely recommend this inn to anyone who is interested in staying in a small town and enjoying the surrounding area.


OBrien - Bidwell House Review

5 on October 13, 2015

We had been wanting to stay at the Bidwell House for some time on our travels through Chester but never seemed to make the arrangements in time. We visited a friend's art exhibit at the Blue Goose Gallery in town and were able to make a reservation so we didn't have to drive back to Susanville. What a wonderful experience! Met some great people and had a lovely, quiet evening to ourselves.


Beautiful and tranquil place to stay

4.6 on October 12, 2015

We had a wonderful, relaxing 2 night stay. Friendly staff. Beautiful setting. Only thing I would change is their tissue products need upgrading...expected nicer quality at such an elegant place.


Lovely stay in cooler weather

4.6 on October 11, 2015

Eva and Felipe(and Matthew) are always great hosts. Was nice to visit in s non-summer month. Breakfast wasn't as good as usual but Felupe wasn't cooking. I know Chia seeds are probably healthy but... Ick


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Location

Location Type

Airport, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Eva and Filip Laboda

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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.