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.
3.6 on August 31, 2018
Charming little B&B in the town of Chester, CA. We took a break in the middle of our camping trip to spend a night at the Bidwell House to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Lovely upstairs room (Robin's Roost - whirlpool tub and separate full shower) with a view of Lake Almanor. No A/C, but with windows open and fans provided we were just fine. Staff was flexible with their breakfast choices. We were very happy with our stay here!
5 on August 31, 2018
Located at the edge of gorgeous Lake Almanor with views of Mt. Lassen and walking distance from conveniences in Chester, The Bidwell House is the perfect get-away spot for vacation! An easy drive to Lassen National Park and various recreation area around the lake, you have a homebase with beautiful rooms, a delicious breakfast and idyllic grounds to roam around. We cannot wait to come back!
4.4 on August 30, 2018
Had the Stover Cabin this time. Nice, big, and comfortable. Great place to rest and recover after climbing around Lassen Park. Wonderful to have a full kitchen. Loved having a wood burning stove.
4.8 on August 05, 2018
Everything about The Bidwell House was lovely. The house is located at the end of Main Street in a large beautifully maintained piece of property. We originally reserved two nights but decided to stay a third night. We had th change rooms. Both rooms were spacious and very comfortable. Eva was friendly and so helpful suggesting places to visit in the area. The breakfast was outstanding and was more focused on protein rather than typical sweet B&B fare. I would definitely recommend the Bidwell House.
5 on August 03, 2018
Bidwell House is an ideal home base for exploring the Almanor/Lassen area: the lovely breakfasts are a great sendoff, and the comfortable rooms in a parklike setting are welcoming at the end of the day.
5 on July 31, 2018
Comfy..quiet..beautiful grounds and garden..excellent breakfast..delightful antiques and decor..can't wait to come back.
4.0 on July 31, 2018
We loved sitting on the front porch viewing all the flowers in the front yard. Even though the highway is so near, it was still pleasant. The breakfast was quite good but don't expect a large portion - a 2-egg omelet, piece of thin toast, and fruit garnish with a glass of juice. Staff was friendly and helpful. The walk-in massage shower did not provide hot water no matter how we tried adjusting the knobs. It was lukewarm only although felt slightly warmer when all spray nozzles were in use. (Being California natives, we try hard to avoid using excess water.) Given the days were hot, we managed. Had it been cooler weather, this would have been a big problem. Be aware that there is a step up to the bed platform in the Lassen Room. If you get up in the middle of the night, one must remember it is there! Night lights are provided.
4.4 on July 26, 2018
We stayed for a short three day getaway and loved our experience here. The room was clean and decorated nicely. The Inn keeper was friendly and attentive. The breakfasts were tasty, just could have used some fruit with it. All in all a wonderful experience.
4.6 on July 12, 2018
Comfortable rooms and friendly people
4.0 on July 10, 2018
My 3 night stay was for the purpose of escaping from the oppressive summer heat of the valley and to enjoy the beauty of Lassen Volcanic National Park. It also afforded my dear wife some precious "alone time", free of my TV, bright lights, air conditioning and retelling of my family history and genealogy. Bidwell house met my needs perfectly. I was comfortable, well fed and had numerous pleasant interactions with the other guests.The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. I was especially pleased with the personal service and responsiveness of the front desk staff (Nina). I was greeted warmly, well oriented and engaged in a personal manner that is seldom encountered. Throughout my visit, she accommodated my questions and requests promptly, efficiently and courteously. One could not ask for a better reception. If you are planning a visit to Lassen Park or Lake Almanor, I recommend you consider a stay at Bidwell House. Ken (79 years of age) of Redding, CA
Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Small town, Waterview
Reno, NV (RNO-Reno Cannon Intl.) 100 miles
Just off highway 36 on the east end of Chester
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, Winery
Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Cabin
Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Sports equipment rental, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities
Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station
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
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan