The Grateful Bed Reviews


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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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Perfection in Chico

5 on November 19, 2014

Rick and Carol were friendly and gracious. The home was pristine and beautiful. The breakfast was abundant and presented like a 5 star restraurant. Great location Everything was perfect

Wonderful visit

5 on November 02, 2014

We stayed two nights at the Grateful Bed when we were in Chico for a wedding. Everything was spotless, the room was beautiful and the food was great. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. I would not hesitate to stay there again.

Beautiful B&B

4.8 on October 30, 2014

Rick and Carol are the Hostess with the mostest. Had a wonderful stay in this Beautiful Chico Victorian Home. Loved it. Delicous breakfast, loved the souffle! Thank you so much!!

Great Experience!

4.8 on October 23, 2014

The owners did a fantastic job during our stay in Chico. Rick was kind enough to stay up late upon arrival. Breakfast both mornings was fantastic. Carol really puts a lot of time and energy into each meal. Their hospitality was top notch, I'd recommend the Grateful Bed to anyone visiting Chico in the future!

Great Room, Great Food, Great Inn Keepers!

5 on October 22, 2014

My wife and I live a few hours away and wanted to take a weekend trip out of town. The Grateful Bed was a great choice. The Creak Bed room was tasteful decorated and very cozy with a generously sized connected bathroom. The breakfast the next morning was delicious. More food than you could stand to eat and it was all first class. I would have stolen the basket of scones if I could have gotten away with it. All in all, it was well worth the money and we will stay here again if we come to a chico again. The inn keepers are nice and warm but not over bearing like some places which makes for a peaceful relaxing stay.

Truly magnificent stay

5 on September 21, 2014

My husband and I had a terrific time staying with Carol and Rick at The Grateful Bed. As I said in an email to them they are both over-flowing with emotional intelligence. They anticipate your needs but not in a pushy way. I often take photos of food. This is the first time I've taken photos of my breakfast! I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast.

Chico, CA

5 on September 07, 2014

Wonderful stay from start to finish!

Loved our stay!

5 on September 03, 2014

The owners are very friendly, the room was nice and clean, and the food was excellent.

This is the best Retro Stay you can find Ina Victorian! Charm...

5 on August 23, 2014

It is getting so rare to find a true Victorian and The Grateful bed is a special charmer. The back porch experience is one you won't forget after taking a walk in Bidwell Park & you really can find delicious quiet dinners within walking distance. As a couple we return here year after year for anniversaries, work trips to Chico and a different take on the seasons because the Innkeepers change up the decor as the calendar changes. Thank you for your beautiful service!

Best place to stay in Chico

5 on August 22, 2014

We stay at the Grateful Bed several times a year and always enjoy our time there. The charming home is well kept and spotlessly clean. The owners, Rick and Carol, are warm and friendly and we feel like we are visiting good friends while we are there. Breakfasts are always delicious, hearty, and elegantly served. We enjoy visiting with the hosts and other guests around the breakfast table. Grateful Bed is a perfect place to stay--the best we've found in Chico.


3.8 on August 20, 2014

Clean and friendly, plus the breakfast was incredible. Location leaves a little to be desired as college apartments are close by but we slept fine.

Thank you for the nice stay.

5 on August 04, 2014

Beautiful place and great hosts. The breakfast was excellent. Will stay here again.

Beautiful B&B in Chico

4.8 on July 23, 2014

I arranged to reserve all four rooms for ourselves and our three travel couple friends.....we were all well taken care of with little personal touches yet provided the freedom to feel like the house was all our own. This B&B is one of the best my husband and I have enjoyed and would recommend it to any of our friends for a special couple getaway.

Home away from home

4.6 on July 14, 2014

Only wish me and my two kids could stay in one room, rollaway or blowup mattress, etc would be a fine option to save $. But we love this place. No doubt.

Grateful Bed bed and breakfast

5 on June 25, 2014

Beautiful Victorian home in a quiet avenue area of Chico. The home is very welcoming with a front reception area - living room, dining area, front and back porches. The room we had during our stay was huge - and so was the bathroom with shower and eagle claw bathtub. Beautifully kept yard - excellent breakfast.

A 'Greatful' Experience

5 on June 23, 2014

Carol & Rick are exceptional hosts! Even for one night, we enjoyed our stay. We would definitely stay again should we ever be in or near Chico again! Thank you.

Best Place to Stay in Chico!

5 on June 15, 2014

Love...Love...Love this B&B! Had the best night sleep. It's quiet, peaceful, clean and definitely a great place to stay.

Perfectly quaint BnB in Chico

5 on June 10, 2014

Our every visit to Chico includes a stay at The Grateful Bed! A visit with Rick and Carol is like staying with family but even better! Carol and Rick are the most gracious hosts and fabulous chefs. We highly recommend this lovely BnB.

A Lovely Place to Stay In Chico

4.8 on June 05, 2014

We were in Chico for a weekend and enjoyed everything about this location. The owners are warm and welcoming and have a passion for all things "Chico". They have collected a delightful and tasteful number of antiques to decorate their restored home. The breakfasts were delicious and featured local produce. We devoured everything they provided. We look forward to staying here again in the future.

This is the way a B and B should be

4.8 on May 10, 2014

Rick and Carol have something special. The house is a treasure of little diversions, every place you look you have to smile if not giggle. From the vintage ice skates and period tennis racket in the closet to the antique medicine cabinet chock full of original period items such as Bauer aspirin to the turn of the century valises pile in the corner as if a 19th century gentleman was either coming or going. The room was very comfortable, mattress was firm, bathroom was not luxurious but was functional. Breakfasts were extensive, delicious and presented beautifully. Rick and Carol are great hosts. It's the way bed and breakfast places ought to be.

Our Stay at The Grateful Bed

5 on May 03, 2014

We could not have asked for a better place to sleep. Cozy room (The Bed of Roses Room) with views of a tulip tree from above, views of the rose garden in front, lovely and updated amenities and antiques with a story, easy access to on-site parking, wide, tree-lined street and close to downtown without the noise. Carol and Rick are warmth exemplified. Fun to be with, witty, engaged in the city's activities (try the Seersucker Bike Ride and the Tweed Bike Ride) and most interesting guests. You have heard of the breakfasts, but they are beyond the dream. Fresh fruit from the weekly farmers' markets (there are more than one), creative dishes and the desire to be a gourmand rather than a gourmet, all add up to exceptional breakfasts. As you would expect, they are knowledgeable about the goings on in town and environs. We'll be back to savor The Grateful Bed and all it offers along with a charming downtown Chico. We highly recommend this gem for a get-away, a gourmet breakfast and peace. M. & L.

Everything was absolutely perfect!

5 on April 25, 2014

Loved our stay at the Grateful Bed. Carol and Rick are the best hosts and the food was incredible.

Warm and welcoming home away from home

4.6 on April 20, 2014

Great gourmet breakfast, comfortable and clean rooms, friendly and caring inntakers. A great place to stay, highly recommended.

Wonderful Bed and Breakfast!

5 on April 06, 2014

Every aspect of this Inn was delightful. The room exceeded our expectations. I was impressed with the space, cleanliness and decor of the room. The bathroom, in Suite Dreams, was huge and the tub was wonderful. We were able to see the other rooms and all were nicely decorated and well appointed. The breakfasts were the absolutely the best, we have ever had! The gardens were beautiful and all in bloom. Last, but certainly not least, Rick and Carol were the ultimate inn keepers. Their enthusiasm for their home was evident as they greeted us and showed us throughout their beautiful home.

A most pleasant night away from home!

4.4 on March 29, 2014

The accommodations were clean and most comfortable, especially the bed! The entire house and yard were picture perfect. The best memories are with the breakfast. Delicious food and pleasant conversation. It was a most relaxing break in the routine. Highly recommend a stay.

Wonderful B&B

5 on March 21, 2014

My husband and I went up to Chico for the weekend and all the hotels looked browning and uncomfortable so we decided to stay at the Grateful Bed and boy are we glad we did!!! Super comfortable bed, we slept like babies. Breakfast in the morning was out of this world!!! It was such a nice, relaxing quiet place. If we ever go up to Chico again we are definitely staying here.

The Grateful bed in Chico

5 on March 16, 2014

Mary M. Absolutely beautiful B&B, Rick & Carol very wonderful, very friendly. If I have to come to chico again definitely I will stay here with no hesitation. Very Clean, the decor of each Room is beautiful, unfortunately for us we stayed only one night. But it was a good one. So if you are planing to go to Chico you must stay at the GRATEFUL BED. Thank you again Rick and Carol.


5 on February 18, 2014

We had a perfect weekend... Thank you for the acquisition of memories :) Our compliments to the chefs!

A perfect night get away.

5 on January 05, 2014

The Grateful Bed is a warm comfortable place. Our room was cozy and clean. The parlor is inviting. The garden is peaceful. The breakfast was delightful. Excellent Bed & Breakfast.

Lovely home away from home

5 on December 14, 2013

Great place in a quiet neighborhood. Love the rooms and the owners.

Keep coming back!

4.8 on November 21, 2013

After finding The Grateful Bed, we stay on every trip to Chico. Each room is unique as is the home in general. The breakfast is great, and the hosts Carol & Rick are so easy to chat with. They are friends now. We love it! --Mary & Dean Witcraft

Lovely stay

4.6 on November 17, 2013

Beautiful, large room and bath with beautiful and comfortable decor. Excellent breakfast and lovely hosts.

The Grateful Bed

5 on November 11, 2013

Our home away from home, while visiting our daughter at Chico State University. A beautifully restored Victorian that shows all the TLC owners Rick and Carol bestowed.

Grateful for Grateful Bed

5 on November 11, 2013

Excellent experience. Feels so comfortable and homelike. The decor and service cannot be compared -- truly topnotch!

Wonderful Stay

5 on November 06, 2013

My stay at The Grateful Bed was lovely. This is the second time that I've stayed there and it was just as spectacular this time as the last. The accommodations are pretty, comfortable and clean. The food is delicious and the owners, Carol and Rick go out of their way to accommodate my vegan diet. They are so enjoyable to talk with. Both times that I've stayed there, I felt completely refreshed and taken care of. I'll definitely go back again!

Relax and unwind

5 on November 04, 2013

We just stayed for the night. Just needed to relax and unwind from our busy lives. No kids, no pets, just the two of us. Perfect bed and and breakfast was so wonderful. Carol and Rick, thank you so much and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best place to stay in Chico!

5 on November 03, 2013

My husband and I have been staying at The Grateful Bed at least twice a year for the last ten years. We would not stay anywhere else in Chico. Rick and Carol Turner are wonderful innkeepers, and now, wonderful friends. We would highly recommend this inn to anyone wanting to experience true comfort, care and hospitality.

Wonderful B&B

4.8 on October 31, 2013

Excellent breakfast, beautiful house and great hosts.

We had a perfect stay in Chico thanks to The Grateful Bed!

5 on October 28, 2013

The back porch was a delightful spot to just sit and read and front porch cute too. The glass of wine at 5 pm was gracious as well.

Best B & B ever

4.8 on October 25, 2013

This B&B is incredible! Everything is absolutely wonderful; rooms are perfectly cleaned and charmingly decorated. All rooms include a spatious bathroom and has all the conveniences you need. The inn is situated in a nice, lush neighbourhood close to the University and downtown. Rick and Carol are excellent hosts and make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. Carol is also a talented cook, breakfast is fenomenal! I have nothing but good to say about this place, I highly recommend it. Stayed there for 4 nights in Oct, 2013 and every day was a joy.

The Grateful Bed

5 on October 16, 2013

Top rate place to stay, I really enjoyed it. Centrally located yet quiet. Wonderful food and very nicely decorated. I highly recommend a visit.

Great B&B

4.8 on October 12, 2013

Great location, beautiful property and accommodations and wonderful hostess.

Enjoyed my stay at Grateful Bed

4.8 on October 12, 2013

Rick and Carol are delightful hosts, breakfast was delicious, and room was very comfortable. I'll be back!

Great Stay at the Grateful Bed

4.6 on October 09, 2013

The owners Carol and Rick were very friendly and provided helpful ideas of what to do and places to visit. Their breakfast was super yummy and presented in a very elegant and fun fashion. We enjoyed our brief stay and will surely return to this B&B in the near future. It is located in a quiet residential section of Chico but is a short walk to the university campus.

Great stay at the Grateful Bed

4.2 on October 07, 2013

We were so impressed with this B&B. What a surprise and treat to find this carefully furnished and delightful gem. It is a wonderful combination of yesterday's treasures and modern day comforts. The details in the decor and the comforts of our room could not have been better. We will return. And I have told many friends and family to visit soon, Leslie Powell

Chico stay

5 on October 07, 2013

Great place!

A wonderful place to stay

4.8 on October 07, 2013

My most recent stay was for 3 nights and I felt very welcome. The place is very comfortable, quiet, and conveniently located. The hosts, Carol and Rick, are friendly and warm and make you right at home. The breakfast is quite exceptional with plenty of fresh produce and variety. My wife and I have stayed several times at the Grateful Bed and each time has been delightful.

Our favorite Bed and Breakfast

5 on September 25, 2013

We stay at a great many B&B's all over the country, and each one has its special appeal, but The Grateful Bed is our favorite. We have stayed there twice now. Starting with a warm greeting and a glass of wine from Rick and Carol, we feel right at home immediately. They have done a beautiful job fixing up this lovely old home. Each room has been carefully and tastefully designed in elegant but very comfortable style, fitting for the era of the house but still comfortable for a nowadays guest. We have stayed in the largest most deluxe room (very nice!) with the huge bathroom (claw foot tub and big shower too) and the spacious sleeping area, and we have also stayed in one of the smaller rooms which was extremely comfortable and whimsically decorated just right. We loved all the little details like opening the closet and finding an old tennis racket and ice skates hanging on the wall, taking us back a few generations. Throughout the house there is enough decor to set a tone but not so much that we couldn't relax and spread out our bags, and make the room our own for the night. That is a delicate balance that not all B&B's get right. The Grateful Bed does it right! Wifi service is good. Everything is spotlessly clean. The breakfasts are delicious and served in a personal style by both Rick and Carol themselves. The neighborhood is great for walking and it is an easy walk to the Esplanade. Our first visit was in early November and Chico was ablaze in fall color, showing that it really is the "tree city." It is a great spot to spend the night after a day of driving the lovely back roads watching the migrating birds such as sand hill cranes and tundra swans. We will be back to the Grateful Bed.

Grateful Bed!

4.6 on September 11, 2013

Beautiful house and grounds. Excellent breakfast. Nice location to walk into town for dinner.

Terrific stay in Chico

5 on August 28, 2013

Lovely historic home in Chico with many antiques. Friendly hosts, excellent breakfast - what more could you want?

Great B&B in Chico

5 on August 27, 2013

The Grateful Bed made me grateful for the hospitality and cleanliness provided on our recent Chico trip. Breakfasts were delicious and the room was very comfortable! We will definitely return to this Inn.

Best of the Best

5 on August 26, 2013

This B&B continues to be our favorite - From the elegant styling of this house to the warmth of the hosts, Carol and Rick, to a fabulous breakfast served each morning, we look for as many excuses as possible to return a few times each year. We have already booked our Christmas stay, a time when the house is decorated above and beyond to take you back to a most elegant time in history - Richard & Sandy

Best in Chico - don't miss the Grateful Bed!

5 on June 24, 2013

host and hostess - they made us feel like home; breakfast - divine yet varied every morning; location - in the Avenues, close to everything; room and bed - most tastefully put together, super clean and unbelievably comfortably. We stayed for five nights and loved every single night.

The Grateful Bed is Amazing!

5 on June 02, 2013

Our hosts, the owners, were incredibly gracious and attentive to our needs. The house was amazing and we can't wait to stay there again!

Grateful for The Grateful Bed

5 on May 22, 2013

Nothing to complain about at the Grateful Bed. Rick and Carol are gracious hosts, excellent cooks and keep their inn spotless. It's a pleasure to return year after year.

Weekend In April 2013

5 on May 03, 2013

On a last minute visit with our son who is at the college, we were lucky enough to find The Grateful Bed on line. We arrived and were warmly greeted by Carol and Rick. Our room, Suite Dreams, was beautiful and we absolutely loved the huge bathroom and claw-foot tub. The breakfast was gourmet and the friendly conversation with Carol and Rick made it perfect! We will visit doubt!!!

Best b b in Chico

5 on April 30, 2013

Carol and Rick are the best!!! They always make me feel very comfortable. The room I always stay in is thyme. The decor bath and bed make u feel like u stepped back in time. Best breakfast and coffee !!

Excellent Bed & Breakfast

5 on April 05, 2013

This is one of the best Bed & Breakfasts ever, The accomodations are comfortable and spotless, The breakfast is gourmet. The inkeepers are wonderful. You'll love this place.

Out of this world!

5 on March 14, 2013

I had the best breakfast EVER! What can I say, I loved my room, the bed was so comfy I slept like a log! Quiet neighborhood. Rick and Carol are such lovely people. You will not be disappointed. Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!!!!

Great B & B in Chico

5 on March 05, 2013

A lovely restored Victorian with quirky but functional plumbing, well decorated with nice retro style. the neighborhood is quiet in this central location, and the breakfast was fabulous. We will definitely stay here again!

Greateful Bed Outstanding but noisy trains

4.6 on February 19, 2013

Although Greateful Bed was outstanding the one issue is the host provided ear plugs to block the sound of trains during the night. Great B&B but noisy trains.

Grateful for Grateful Bed

5 on February 11, 2013

We had a wonderful weekend at the Grateful Bed in Chico, California. Comfortable bed, clan room and delicious breakfasts. We were converted from life long grapefruit haters to lovers after having Carol's broiled grapefruit. We will be going back. We highly recommend The Grateful Bed!

The best!

5 on January 11, 2013

Very friendly, beautiful surroundings and service.

We love The Grateful Bed

4.8 on December 03, 2012

We had the opportunity to visit Chico the Monday before Thanksgiving and are so glad we chose The Grateful Bed as our place to stay for the night, It is a lovely home in a very nice neighborhood. We were warmly greeted by Carol and shown to The Bed of Roses room...beautiful! It was a windy, rainy night and the room was the perfect place to snuggle up in. Carol suggested the Red Tavern for dinner. Really good fine dining and nice atmosphere. Breakfast the next morning was yummy...a little to "bready" for me, but well prepared all the same. The service was coffee cup was never empty! We shared our breakfast table with two sisters also staying at the inn and had a lovely conversation with them. After they left, we asked Rick and Carol to join us for a cup of coffee and we talked for about an hour. What wonderful hosts! I feel like I've made a new set of friends. I'd highly recommend The Grateful Bed to anyone looking for a great bed and breakfast experience!

Restful Weekend in Beautiful Downtown Chico

5 on November 28, 2012

We had a great stay. The house is beautiful and breakfast was delicious.

Great hospitality; Great food!

5 on November 07, 2012

Anniversary stay. Excellent dinner recommendations; excellent breakfast! The frittata was cooked perfectly, and the muffins had a nice sugary crunch exterior & warm fluffy interior! Our hosts were warm & friendly, and eager to make our stay memorable! I look forward to returning next year!

Wonderful gem near downtown Chico

4.8 on October 17, 2012

Did not know much about the area or this particular bed and breakfast before staying there. Was delighted to find very wonderful hosts and a charming old house filled with interesting period furnishings and decor that takes one back in time. The food is outstanding and the convenience of being able to go from one's room straight downstairs to enjoy a breakfast that would be found in any four star restaurant was fantastic. This allowed for my wife and I more time to venture around the area during the short time we stayed. Rick and Carol are very friendly and helpful, and gave great recommendations of things to see, do, and places to eat in the area. Would recommend to anyone traveling to Chico to stay, well worth it!

What a find!

4.6 on October 06, 2012

Carol and Rick are the warm and welcoming hosts of this delightful B&B. The house is immaculate and not too "kitchy"...very tasteful. Wish we lived closer so we could visit more often. Highly recommend!

Great place to stay in Chico

5 on September 05, 2012

Close to everything. Meticulously clean. The breakfasts are unbelievably delicious and Carol and Rick are delightful hosts.

Chico haven!

5 on August 27, 2012

We spent two nights at Gratful Bed while moving our son to new college apt. The host and hostess were great in every way. The bed and bedding was a dream. And breakfast was the best. Loved the back yard and sitting area. We will deffinetly be back!!

great night at the grateful bed

5 on August 17, 2012

wonderful accommodations, terrific attention to details, incredible breakfast, super hosts, completely satisfactory

Wonderful as always

5 on August 14, 2012

As nice as I remembered. One of the best B & B 's I have stayed in. Tried a different room this time and it was as lovely as other room. I highly recommend the Grateful Bed.

Chico stay is Grande

5 on July 05, 2012

Wonderful Hostesses and Chico is great. A lot of antique shops and the Sierra Nevada brewery free tour is GREAT

Grateful is right!

5 on July 03, 2012

We stayed one night at The Grateful Bed and had a wonderful time. We had our bikes with us and it was easy to get around town. The house is clean and the hosts are very nice. Breakfast was amazing!

Beautiful and relaxing with great service. Highly recommended!

4.4 on June 29, 2012

Rick and Carol gracefully accommodated my meeting schedule, remembered to ask about food allergies and went WAY out of their way to return my pillow when I forgot it. Plus the room and porches were lovely, the clawfoot tub was wonderful and the food was excellent. I definitely plan to go back as soon as I can. Thanks, Rick and Carol for your hospitality and for sharing your beautiful home!

Wowed - We'll be back

5 on June 24, 2012

Looking for a special way to spend our 30th anniversary.... But had to be in Chico area... Had an excellent stay. Carol and Rick have created an oasis of charm and calm. They are engaging conversationalists (Rick has dry, playful sense of humor). Great tip on dining at The Red Tavern.... Fun stroll through the neighborhood on foot to get ghere. Breakfast at The Grateful Bed was world-class. Highly recommended.

Best way to stay in Chico CA

5 on June 04, 2012

Great back porch to enjoy a summer afternoon. Make sure you don't miss the breakfast.

Beautiful and Peaceful

5 on May 15, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Grateful Bed. The bed was just firm enough with very soft sheets and a real blanket (as opposed to the thermal option you can only get in hotels these days). Breakfast was a delicious souffle with sausage and brown sugar-baked grapefruit (which my husband totally loved). The Grateful Bed was beautifully, we had a very quiet, peaceful night, and Rick and Carol were lovely hosts. Allyson & Dave

A gift for my Sister and Brother in law

5 on May 04, 2012

Setting up the reservation was easy. I had to call and ask a couple of questions and the were so nice and helpful. After my Sister arrived she let me come in the Greatful Bed and check out their room. Their room and the Bed and Breakfast was so beautiful.

Good time

4.6 on April 27, 2012

We very much enjoyed our overnight here!

Really felt like a Home Away From Home!

4.6 on April 25, 2012

Carol, Rick, and their two dogs Darla and Daisy were perfect hosts! It felt like we had gone visiting some long lost friends. The only reason for my 3 stars for the Room is because the bed creaked whenever I shifted my position, even slightly. With two of us (my wife and I) the creaking was even more pronounced! Though I was a little disturbed with this one thing, the rest of the stay and the exceptional service more than made up for this glitch. Anyone would tend to overlook some of these things when surrounded by such kind and genuinely sweet hosts. We will definitely stay there again whenever we visit Chico. Venky

Innkeeper Response
We are so sorry about the creaks. We were unaware of this problem. We will correct it right away!

Very Grateful

4.8 on April 18, 2012

We stayed at this bed and breakfast because everything else was sold out in town. I came across this place on line and saw the prices were not much more than what the 3 star hotels were going for. We were happy to see that there was still openings for the day we needed so we booked the room. We are very glad we did. From now on when we come to visit my daughters at Chico State, we will always stay here. The room was great, the breakfast was amazing and the staff were wonderful. The room is a little noisy if you are a light sleeper. The trains blow their horns all night long and these are only single pane windows since they are original. I recommend those small ear plugs to help you sleep through the night. We were the only ones who had this problem, the other guests we spoke to had no problems. Great, er, Grate place to stay. I would definitely recommend to come here.

Our favorite B&B

5 on April 16, 2012

Rick & Carol are pros and staying in their home is always a welcome experience.

The Grateful Bed - Chico, California

5 on March 26, 2012

Absolutely lovely! Gracious and accommodating hosts, a well appointed room with an incredibly comfortable bed, a great bath..... and CLEAN..... a delicious breakfast! All of this equals a wonderful visit.... my only regret is that I wish I had been able to stay longer!

A grest place to stay in Chico

4.8 on March 02, 2012

We visited Chico to see how the town and University had evolved since our college days, more than forty years ago. Since this was nostalgic pleasure trip, I booked our stay for two days starting the night before Valentines' Day. Rick and Carol [the owners] had added Valentines Day decorations and candies - nice touches, and the Valentines day breakfast was amazing - heart shaped waffles! The entire house was clean, tidy and well appointed. Grateful Bed is easily the best B&B we have ever visited. Highly recommended.

Grateful Guest

5 on February 27, 2012

Everything exceeded my expectations. As a business traveler it was a welcome respite from the corporate hotel scene. Rick and Carol are excellent hosts and the breakfast was amazing. I will come again and look forward to it!

great B&B

4.8 on February 23, 2012

Rick and Carol were great hosts and we really enjoyed our stay here

A wonderful, relaxing stay

4.0 on February 22, 2012

I was in Chico with my 18 yr old son who was checking out Chico State and spending the weekend with one of the sports teams there. My solo stay at the Grateful Bed was very relaxing. I felt right at home. Rick and Carol are wonderful hosts, provide a delicious breakfast and are a wealth of knowledge about the area. I will definitely stay here again if my son chooses to go to Chico State.

wonderful spot -- great inn keepers!!

5 on January 25, 2012

go for the quiet, go for the soft beds, go for the great food and an added bonus is the lovely inn couple!!

Great service, perfect for romantic getaway!

4.6 on December 21, 2011

We stayed here for one night on our anniversary and it turned out to be a perfect choice. The location is very central to everything in Chico, the room was awesome, the hosts are extremely helpful, and friendly, and the breakfast was delicious. You will not regret staying here!

Truly outstanding B&B

5 on December 16, 2011

Hosts Carol and Rick saw to our every need. We couldn't have had a better time.

The Grateful Bed- a wonderful B&B in Chico, CA!

4.8 on December 02, 2011

I love The Grateful Bed! This is the sweetest B&B I've ever stayed in. Built in 1905, every inch of the house has been lovingly and carefully renovated. It is a happy-feeling'll understand what I mean when you stay there. I was in the Creak Room. My room was super clean, nicely decorated, quiet, with a ginormous impeccable bathroom and super comfortable bed with ironed sheets that were soft and smelled of sunshine. The inn keepers go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and feel welcomed, providing light refreshment, wine, soda etc. upon check in, and a super fancy candle-lit breakfast in the morning. White chocolate scone, anyone? Delicious sausage? Fancy egg dish I can't remember the name of? :) YUM! Chico is a charming town, and with the autumn leaves turning golden, and the hummingbirds at the pink flowers just outside the windows, The Grateful Bed was a lovely place to spend some time. I just wish I could have stayed longer!!!!

Great Place to stay

5 on November 28, 2011

The mattress was a little firmer than I like, but otherwise my wife and I enjoyed our stay, great food, nice room, and friendly hosts.

Wonderful B & B

5 on November 21, 2011

This was one of the best place we have ever stayed. The host and hostess were very helpful and pleasant. Made us feel at home immediatly and provided every thing we needed. Breakfast was delightful. If we go to the area again that will be where we stay

Grateful Bed and Breakfast

5 on November 17, 2011

Would highly recommend The Grateful Bed, because Rick and Carol Turner were such warm and friendly hosts. The superb accommodations, the delicious and beautifully presented gourmet breakfasts, and gracious owners made us extremely grateful.

Nice B&B, great hosts

4.2 on November 09, 2011

This was our second visit (we love the Sierra Nevada Brewery) and we were pleased again. Our hosts were wonderful and the breakfast was great!

So many reasons to be grateful!

5 on October 19, 2011

This was such a great stay. Rick and Carol are fabulous hosts (there when you want/need them and never when you do not). The room and house was perfectly equipped. Not a bad thing could be said.

We will be back!

4.4 on October 14, 2011

Returned to the old neighborhood, and found the perfect place to blend nostalgia and comfort. Rick and Carol were just great.

A Favorite

5 on October 05, 2011

Beautifully renovated home, tastefully and comfortably decorated. Fabulous breakfasts, and the coffee keeps coming! Quiet & pleasant neighborhood within walking distance of Chico State and downtown shops. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

grateful bed

3.8 on September 25, 2011

Wonderful Innkeepers! Delicious breakfast! Very clean room!

Lovely stay in CHICO

5 on September 13, 2011

I was in town for a wedding ~ beautiful place to stay. Spent 2 nights with Rick and Carol, lovely, lovely people. Would recommend it to anyone.

Grateful Guest!

5 on September 08, 2011

We loved EVERYTHING about it, The hosts, the accommodations...Perfect. We will be back for years to come!

Greatful for the Grateful Bed

5 on September 07, 2011

Expectations were exceeded. Would recommend the Grateful Bed without any hesitation. Carol and Rick were gracious as well as incredible chefs. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Heart of Chico

5 on September 02, 2011

What a great location for visiting Chico. The house is immaculate, every room a charming and elegant respite. Carol and Rick are a wealth of knowledge and offered advise to make our visit memorable and successful. The food was freshly prepared and beautifully presented. Thanks for opening your home to travellers!

Grateful for Grateful Bed

4.0 on September 02, 2011

After a long, hot day on the motorcycle, the Grateful Bed was a wonderful oasis. We were early but were warmly welcomed. So many historic B&Bs are fussy and over decorated, not GB! It is pitch perfect. Carol and Rick were quintessential B&B hosts. This was the BEST B&B of our 12 day vacation!

Just one of those great experiences

4.4 on August 28, 2011

The room was comfortable and breakfast was fantastic, but it was the warm and engaging personalities of Rick and Carol that made our brief stay memorable. It's worth going to Chico just to stay here.

Grateful Guest

5 on August 24, 2011

I can't say enough good things about the Grateful Dead bed and breakfast. This is the only place we want to stay when we come to Chico. It feels like we are coming home. Great rooms, great food, great people. Thank you Rick and Carol for making us feel so welcome.

The Grateful Bed is the Greatess

5 on August 23, 2011

I can't say enough about how great our stay was here. Everything was above and beyond all of my expectations. The food, room and setting were all perfect.

"Attention To Every Detail"

5 on August 22, 2011

Stayed in "Suite Dreams" a charming spacious room with attention to every detail. Gracious hosts made sure we had every thing we needed, even greeted us with a glass of wine. The huge bathroom had a clawfoot tub, a glassed in shower and two double sinks with all the amenities right down to the "rubber duckie." The gourmet breakfast was incredible!!! I can't wait for the opportunity to go back.

Wonderful Chico Experience

5 on August 17, 2011

The inkeepers were delightful people. The food was delicious. The bed was very comfortable. The wonderful attention to detail shown in the furnishings and decorations was gratifing to behold. We would go out of our way to stay at this property again.

Return to Chico after 25 years

5 on August 14, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at the Greatful Bed. The hosts, Rick and Carol, were glad to share information about the area. We had a peaceful nights sleep and delicious breakfast.

Awesome Stay and Mouth Watering Food!

5 on July 29, 2011

Wonderful proprieters who were very gracious and accomodating. The food was fabulous, the room comfortable and very warm and friendly. Close to shopping, restaurants etc.

The Owner's are Excellent!

5 on July 17, 2011

My wife and I are from Houston but were in Chico for a wedding. The rest of the family stayed in a Hotel but for $15 more a night, we found this gem! The room was cute & cozy, the bathroom was straight from 1909, and breakfast was immaculate. Needless to say, I wish this couple opened up another B&B near us!!!

Excellent value, beautiful place.

4.4 on July 05, 2011

We stayed in Bed of Roses. Very comfortable. House and gardens were lovely. Breakfast was wonderful. Highly recommend this B&B.

Great stay in Chico

5 on June 24, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay. Would love to say how it could have been better, but I can't think of a way. Many thanks!

Perfect spot

5 on June 12, 2011

This B & B is a real find. The hosts are the best, breakfast delicious and the home itself is lovely. It will be my place to stay the next time I am in Chico.

Vegan Friendly!

4.6 on June 07, 2011

Super clean, peaceful setting, lovely decor, comfy bed, nice conversation over breakfast. Great coffee! Most importantly, we requested and received a beautiful and tasty vegan breakfast.

Great rooms and wonderful hosts!

4.0 on June 01, 2011

The hosts go out of their way to be sure guests are well taken care of...

Wonderful quiet getaway

5 on May 31, 2011

We were in town for a rather sad family occasion, and our stay at the Grateful Bed was a big factor in making the trip a pleasant one. The room was very comfortable, the house is in a quiet neighborhood with wonderful gardens. The hospitality was top-notch. Amazing breakfast too, and it was easy to settle into friendly conversation with other guests and our hosts as we enjoyed the morning coffee and a delicious meal. A much better value than any of the chain hotels we considered, and we had a far more comfortable and personal experience at the Grateful Bed than we could have found anywhere else in town.

A perfect night's stay!

5 on May 31, 2011

Found this place by accident and so glad I did. The people were wonderful, the accommodations comfortable and clean, and the breakfast was fantastic. I will be back!

Great Thursday night in Chico!

5 on May 14, 2011

Walked into town; enjoyed the atmosphere. Great breakfast the next morning & were back on the road by 10:00 am. Definitely recommend staying here - even for longer; we never got to tour the Bidwell Mansion.

Top notch in every way.

5 on May 05, 2011

We really loved our stay! In addition to all the normal stuff being wonderful, we were cheerfully helped with space to put my bike together, fun stories about the town and special meal requests. The value was outstanding. We stayed in their best, most expensive room, which was wonderfully cozy and picturesque, but it still ended up being cheaper than the national chain we had to stay in on our final night of travel. In fact, that was the worst part about our stay. After being the the Grateful Bed, the 4-star national chain hotel seamed inferior in every way. It was like having a gourmet meal and then going back to fast food.

What a treat!

5 on April 29, 2011

This was our first time to stay in a bed and breakfast and can I say, when traveling without kids, I don't think I will ever go back to a hotel again! Carol and Rick were amazingly welcoming and incredibly enjoyable to visit with. The food was outstanding; I still dream of it! We are planning on moving to the area this summer and have decided that when guests come to visit, they have to stay their first night at the Grateful Bed, then they can come stay at our house...that is if they still want to!

Outstanding Experience

4.8 on April 28, 2011

I feel that 'The Greatful Bed' is a Bed & Breakfast that all others should espire to and be measured against. It is so clean that you'd be hard-pressed to find a spec of dust. The breakfast is gourmet. The inn keepers, Rick and Carol, can not be more accommodating. I most highly recommend this place.

my stay

5 on April 27, 2011

Listing family. It is always such a joy to stay at the Grateful bed. The hosts make it feel like we are visiting old friends. :-)

Enchanted B & B

5 on April 24, 2011

We recently had the pleasure of staying at The Grateful Bed while in Chico for a wedding. From the moment we arrived we were enchanted by this lovely B & B; from the quiet neighborhood setting, beautifully landscaped yards to the lovingly restored Victorian farmhouse furnished with period antiques and clever touches of whimsy. Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted by our hosts, Rick & Carol Turner, and immediately felt at home. Our room, Suite Dreams, was even more beautiful than we anticipated, the linens were luxurious and the bed was so comfortable. The bathroom was way beyond our expectations, so spacious and beautiful with a wonderful claw foot tub, his and hers pedestal sinks, and step-in shower. We loved the complimentary custom soaps, shampoo, lotions, etc. As we settled in, we noticed how much close attention to detail that our hosts had paid to making their guests stay very comfortable. The breakfasts each morning were a feast for the eyes and incredibly delicious! When you make your reservations, be sure to request the Dutch Baby for breakfast! We enjoyed talking with Rick & Carol after breakfast each morning. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! We look forward to our next stay at The Grateful Bed. Thank you again, Rick & Carol, for your sincere warmth and hospitality. Ginny & Paul Livermore, CA

We love the Grateful Bed!

5 on April 20, 2011

We keep coming back for those amazing breakfasts.. Carol is a gourmet cook! This past visit, we enjoyed the backyard peace and quiet after a busy day with our son who is at Chico State. Everytime we visit, we feel like we are coming home!

Charming Chic in Chico

4.8 on April 19, 2011

The crispness, cleanliness and comfortable elegence was exceptional. The hosts were warm and charming. The grounds were fabulous. The privacy of the room (Thyme) might have been a problem if I came for a "romantic" stay. The only place to stay in Chico!

What a great place!

5 on April 17, 2011

The Grateful Bed was a great alternative to the hotels I'm used to staying in when I travel for business. The location, the hospitality and the breakfast the next morning were perfect...


5 on March 21, 2011

Delightful - definitely our place to stay on return visits to Chico

Absolutely Outstanding!

5 on February 22, 2011

Rick and Carol are gracious and personable hosts who keep an immaculately clean, restored and period-decorated victorian home for their lucky guests. I was fortunate enough to make reservations here for the woman I'm courting and me while attending a concert with my parents at the Sierra Nevada Brewery. Reserving the room "Suite Dreams" in The Grateful Bed was one of the best decisions of my life, from its beautiful antique bed to its roomy (ahem) clawfoot bath tub! My now fiance-to-be and I thank you for warmth and hospitality during our cozily pampered stay. We'll be back! Warm regards, Doc Rockwell, Ph.D. Junction City, CA

Found a treasure

5 on February 20, 2011

Rick and Carol have a charming home and are gracious hosts. We were just there for a weekend but would have enjoyed staying there longer. The highlight of our stay were the breakfasts - simply wonderful. Would highly recommend staying here and hope to visit again.

a lovely alternative to a hotel stay

5 on February 07, 2011

A real pot of tea. Made with boiling water. A rarity at the finest hotels, but matter of course here. A wonderful breakfast, a quiet place to stay and a great cup of tea!

Lovely Weekend Getaway

4.8 on January 16, 2011

The Inn Keepers were very friendly and enjoyable to talk to. The room was amazing I recommend getting a room with a claw foot tub it was so relaxing to sit in there and let all your worries slip away.

What a find....

5 on January 02, 2011

We had a fantastic stay with Rick and Carol and were surprised to be so well cared for and comfortable. The accommodations were outstanding and the breakfasts were out of this world!! We'll definitely be back. Doug and Linda Donald

Another wonderful stay...

5 on December 26, 2010

As always, Rick and Carol provided warm hospitality, comfortable lodging, and delicious food. We plan to return any time we stay in Chico.

great place

5 on December 06, 2010

nice room, wonderful hosts, great breakfasts. I greatly enjoyed the wonderful and intelligent conversations with Rick and Carol.

One Night Visit

4.4 on November 28, 2010

The Grateful Bed is a most wonderful place to stay. The proprietors, Rick and Carol Turner are kind, friendly, and thoughtful. The price in my estimate is fair, not excessive, espeically for the quality of the overall experience. The B & B is easy to locate in Chico and not far from various activities at Chico State or around the town. My wife and I have been back several times and plan on more stays at this B & B.

Soccer Hooligans

5 on November 13, 2010

Second time we have stayed for our Son's Chico matches and we will be back. Rick and Carol are wonderful innkeepers and their attention to detail and service make this place special. All the antiques and whimsical touches and the over the top breakfasts have us already thinking about our next stay.

wonderful...and green

5 on November 10, 2010

Wonderful hostess and great food. And one of two BnB's with a "green" stamp of approval (sorry can't remember the name of the cert). This place is a real treat for empty nesters visiting their students bc the hostess have been their too! love the soap

"A Place to Call Home"

4.4 on October 20, 2010

My husband and I recently spent 5 relaxing, pampered days at an amazing B&B. We'd been undergoing some extensive renovations in our home and had been living in a "construction zone" for months. Our son who lives in Chico invited us for a visit and suggested that we might enjoy "The Grateful Bed." We were so glad that he did. Our hosts were gracious and congenial and we really enjoyed the company of other like-minded guests whom we met at breakfast, several of whom were repeat visitors. The breakfasts, which included fresh baked goods and fruits and vegetables from the owners' garden, were invitingly presented in a charming dining room. Our room was quiet and comfortable and our bathroom spacious and spotless. I can highly recommend this extablishment and look forward to being counted among the names of frequent guests.

Staying at The Grateful Bed

5 on October 08, 2010

We have stayed at The Grateful Bed approximately 6 times. Staying there is just a wonderful part of being in Chico and visiting our daughter at Chico State. Rick and Carol are gracious, caring and attentive. We love meeting other guests, hanging out on the back porch and playing Uno, and look forward to the best gourmet breakfast possible. We feel so comfortable and perfectly at home and will be returning as long as our daughter is at the university.

A Hidden Gem in Chico, CA

5 on October 07, 2010

The Grateful Bed was a fabulous surprise. Although their website is well done, I didn't expect to find such a gem in Chico, a college town. Located in a lovely tree lined neighborhood with well kept grounds, we were warmly welcomed by our Innkeepers, Rick and Carol, who treated us as if we were part of their family. Breakfast the next morning was delicious. It was prepared with ingredients that befit the Fall season, and special attention was paid to the food allergies we had communicated in our reservation request. I wish I could have stayed the whole weekend. I would certainly stay at The Grateful Bed again.

Warm and inviting folks, wonderful place.

5 on October 05, 2010

This was my first experience with Grateful Bed but I must say I've never felt so welcomed and part of a family as I did here. The proprietors are wonderful folks who treated us like family. The room was nice (though a tad small, but perfectly functional). The Inn is situated in a quiet, historic neighborhood within walking distance of downtown Chico. Strongly recommended.

Great place to stay

5 on October 01, 2010

The Grateful Bed is a great place to stay in Chico. The B&B is beautiful, the food and hospitality first rate and the location is convenient and quiet. We loved it.

Everything was great

5 on August 15, 2010

The host and hostess were very nice, the room was very clean and the breakfast was great.

Unique and wonderful! Incredible breakfast!

5 on August 01, 2010

We were delighted with our stay; this is a very unique place, lots of extra touches, great rooms and bathrooms, wonderful hosts, conveniently located, attention to details, incredible food and service! Can't say enough good things about this place!

Go for the ambiance & classic treatment!!

4.0 on May 24, 2010

It hasn't mattered which season we booked at the Grateful Bed or with which family members, we were always comfortable...summer or winter, fall or spring. Rick and Carol enjoy keeping their standards high and it is definitely worth repeat visits. Do you like small surprises in decor? You will be seeing different decor at different months of the year there. The Grateful Bed has really comfy beds and furnishings to rival Bidwell Mansion.

We couldn't have chosen a better BB or hosts for our marriage getaway.

5 on January 04, 2010

We visited Chico in November of 2009 to have a small marriage ceremony and a mini honeymoon. Chico's Bidwell Park was a perfect location for the ceremony, and the Grateful Bed was an outstanding B&B! From the well adorned rooms, to the incredibly thoughtful breakfasts (each of our 4 meals featured heart shaped foods), we were delighted with every aspect of our stay. A million thanks to our wonderful hosts! We highly recommend the Grateful Bed to anyone looking for an exceptional B&B experience.

You won't be disappointed

4.6 on September 27, 2009

This was a wonderful stay of two nights with experienced innkeepers who know what they are doing. The breakfast was awesome and the accomodations totally up to par. We paid just $125 for one of the smaller rooms but the private bath was spacious. Inkeepers Carol and Rick know how to judge whatever level of interaction you want with your hosts. We happen to like plenty of it and they were wonderfully friendly. The neighborhood is relatively quiet and we slept great.


5 on December 11, 2008

Beyond all our expectations! Relaxing, comfortable, friendly, and more! hosts are so delightful! Food is delicious, and the extra touches around the room just made our visit perfect!

Pleasantly Suprised!

4.8 on August 13, 2008

My husband always gives me "the look" when I book a B & B. Once again he (& I) enjoyed ourselves greatly. Wonderful hosts, great breakfast and rooms. We would highly recommend it to others passing through Chico.

Great Responce!

4.0 on May 28, 2008

Thank you for getting back to me as fast as you did. Even though there wern't any rooms available, you still were able to let me know so that I could plan my vacation!

Greatful for the Grateful Bed

5 on March 28, 2008

I have stayed her on a number of occasions, and each time has been a pleasure. Hosts are helpful, yet not intrusive. Food is AWESOME and location can't be beat.

Mellow Yellow

4.2 on March 09, 2008

This is a classic B&B experience. Run by an experienced couple, they don't miss any details. Clean and tidy, everything is as good as you'd hope here. It made our visit to Chico all the more enjoyable.

The Grateful Bed


  • Nightly Rate $130 - $185
  • Reviews (155) 4.9
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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  • Phone (530) 342-2464