Goodman House Bed & Breakfast

1362 Esplanade , Chico, CA 95926 USA (Show map)


The historic Goodman House B&B is located close to downtown on the tree-lined Esplanade. Within walking distance to Chico State, Enloe Hospital, and great restaurants. A sense of luxury, comfort and warmth are evident throughout the house. The five tasteful guest rooms feature queen beds, private baths, fireplaces, ceiling fans, television, and wifi. Guests enjoy sumptuous breakfasts using fresh local ingredients and complimentary afternoon tea, as well as weekend social hour for guests.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining5

Feels like home!

5 on September 30, 2015

We had the pleasure of staying with Tom & Margo at the Goodman House a couple of years ago. It was our first experience at a B&B, and the truth be known, my husband did not think we were really B&B type people. However, our experience at Goodman House made a convert of him. It was such a wonderful experience that we now actively search out B&B's in our travels. The Goodman House is beautifully restored Victorian in the heart of tranquil old Chico, easy walking distance to downtown. It is very comfortable and homey and the hospitality is top notch. We particularly enjoy sitting on the front porch in the evenings relaxing with a cocktail or glass of wine. Tom & Margo are ready with ideas for things to do, places to visit and restaurant suggestions should you desire. The breakfast is always awesome and Margo is very flexible with any special requests. We were anxious to return to Goodman House as our travels took us through Chico last October. The evening we arrived we found ourselves faced with an emergency appendectomy which required a hospital stay for my husband, followed by a couple of days of recuperation at the Inn. The hospitality extended us by Tom & Margo was overwhelming! They were so helpful and accommodating, we felt like we were with family. We certainly plan to visit again and highly recommend Goodman House to all whose travels take them to or through Chico, CA.

Goodman House B&B

4.6 on October 01, 2013

The Goodman House in Chico CA is an excellent place to "get away". Tom and Margo Graham treated us like family and we felt wanted. The room and breakfast there are outstanding. I am disappointed that I did not get to encounter the resident ghost. Richard Phillis Elkhorn NE

Outstanding in Every Way

5 on July 22, 2012

My wife and I have stayed at the Goodman House on several trips to Chico. It is an outstanding Bed & Breakfast Inn run in a very friendly way by wonderful hosts. We'll continue to make it a regular stop and highly recommend it.

Wonderful place for a honeymoon

5 on January 25, 2010

My husband and I spent our first night of our honeymoon here and we loved it. The Innkeepers make it such a pleasant experience. I would love to come back here again. I recommend it to anyone looking for a bed and breakfast in Chico.

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Location Type

Bidwell Park, Rivers, Bird Sanctuary, Farm Snactuary, Agricultural, Bicycle-Hiking Trails, Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Small town


Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 90 miles

Directions to property:

From the South: I-5 north to Hiway 32. Exit and travel east following signs to Chico(about 30 miles). At East Avenue signal light, turn left. Follow East Ave. 2 miles to Esplande signal light, turn right. Continue to 4th Avenue, the house is on the east corner. Turn left on 4th Avenue and enter the parking lot at the rear of the house. From the North: I-5 south to Hiway 32. Exit and follow above directions from "following signs to Chico..." *Note, Chico had numbered Avenues and numbered streets - they are different!!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Piano, Radio, Telephone

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited stairs to guests rooms may be unsafe for young children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: One night or 50% of extended stay.
  • Cancellations: 7 days notice required for standard stays with $25 service fee charged. Special events require 14 days cancellation with $25 service fee. Full house contracts carry a requirement of 30 days cancellation with $25 per room service fee charged.
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Tom & Margo Graham

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Golf, cooking, gardening, travel. Interests also include historic preservation, community service, and local arts.

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  • Time Served: 7-9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian vegan friendly

Signature Dish

Fresh Homemade Sausage
Sausage, freshly made on premise features sweet and savory varieties of chicken/turkey or pork which are servued with delicious frittatas that incorporate local vegetables and cheeses.

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