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

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.

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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

Aaron's Review

5 on September 29, 2015

Amazing time at the Bidwell House! So quaint and quiet; the surrounding area is so beautiful!


3.6 on August 26, 2015

Friendly, homey feel in a small town. Went up for a wedding. Good size room and bathroom.

One Night at Bidwell House

4.8 on June 11, 2015

Originally I planned on getting a cabin at Lassen Volcanic Park for my weekend trip, but they were all booked by the time I started looking. I'm fond of staying at unique B&B's when I travel as my wallet allows. Bidwell House was a little on the pricey side, but the charm of the location, the themed room, the friendliness of the hosts and the appropriately appointed night watch kitty who greeted us coming in after dark made it feel more like coming home. We only took part in the breakfast meal which was a delightful french omelette with goat cheese, sausage and spinach (I preferred my sans spinach, and they had no problem accommodating). There was also toast and jam, watermelon with mint, juice, coffee and yogurt. Upon arrival, the hostess did ask about any dietary restrictions, which I consider a thoughtful gesture so they could prepare for it in the morning. They have a DVD library, cabinet full of games and books highlighting various things to do in the area.

great experience in Chester Bidwell House

4.8 on June 10, 2015

We found the whole experience very positive. A beautiful garden, front porch with chairs, cozy living room, delicious breakfast and friendly hosts.

Wedding Anniversary

4.4 on June 02, 2015

Great place to get away & relax.

Beautiful B&B

5 on May 28, 2015

We've stayed here many times. Each time is wonderful. Beautiful grounds, extremely clean inside and outside. Staff are wonderful. Food is excellent.

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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

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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.