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Bidwell House

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

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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
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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261 Reviews

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Convenient and Cute

4.0 on February 26, 2015

Bidwell House is run by a lovely couple with their 2 boys. We have been staying with them since they purchased the inn 9 years ago and have enjoyed our winter stays every year since then. Chester is a pretty sleepy town in the winter and for the last few years snow has been hard to come by yet there are plenty of adventures to keep you busy. Breakfasts are always a treat as Eva is a wonderful cook. Don't miss the Red Onion for dinner as Filip is a wonderful chef.

Valentines Day 2015

5 on February 22, 2015

Always a wonderful place to relax and be at home away from home. Eva, you are so kind and pleasant, always making our stay so special.


5 on January 19, 2015

My husband and I stayed for 4 days. We stayed one night in the Rose room and the other three in the robins roost. Both were very nice. Eva is a very gracious Inn keeper. We will be back.

Winter Getaway

5 on December 27, 2014

Filip and Eva and their staff are always friendly and helpful! They make us feel very welcome, and quickly attend to any need. We have never been disappointed with accommodations or the excellent food. And the setting is fantastic...beautiful with or without snow!

Beautiful setting

4.8 on December 03, 2014

We stayed in the off season and were the only couple there. The staff was very nice and treated us as if we were family. Loved it and will be returning again. The food at the Red Onion was great.

The sweetest place in Chester!

5 on November 23, 2014

Filip and Eva are the best hosts. The crisp, clean air and quiet of the Sierras is even more enjoyable while rocking on the porch or sipping sherry in front of the fire. Beats a spa day.

Great time at Bidwell House

4.4 on November 13, 2014

My wife and I met her brother and his wife there. We had business during the day, but we were in early each evening. Along with a couple of other travelers, we spent the evenings in the comfortable sunroom watching the World Series. Almost like home! The whole experience was wonderful. Breakfasts were very nice, and overall service was superb. We'll recommend it highly to friends and family.

Nice weekend away

3.8 on November 12, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Bidwell House. We could hear our neighbors above us so next time we may ask to stay on the top level, otherwise we had an enjoyable weekend. We will be back.

fall colors

4.8 on November 02, 2014

went to see fall colors on hwy70, fantastic, great B&B

Great Breakfast! Close to Lassen.

4.2 on October 29, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed the Bidwell House. Though at first the room's seemed dated, and to an extent they were, that was over ridden by the very nice rooms in the main house and the hospitality of the hosts, particularly at Breakfast time, where we got the best breakfast of our trip.

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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.


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

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