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
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Wonderful stay.

5 on May 10, 2017

We very much enjoyed our stay here. Chester is beautiful and the grounds here are so peaceful.

Wonderful place to stay

5 on May 07, 2017

Friendly staff, clean rooms. Great breakfast. great atmosphere. Everyone made us feel very welcome. Les Yeffa

Cozy, Quiet and Delightfully Relaxing

4.6 on April 26, 2017

The innkeepers at the Bidwell House are friendly and helpful. We were shown around the inn, which is surrounded by lovely forest, and then left in our comfy, cozy, lovely room to be as lazy as we wanted to be. What a treat! I took a bath in the air tub and enjoyed the bubbles. We chose to add the package that provided chocolates, champagne and breakfast in bed. The food was fine, though not as creative as I the food I have had in other B&Bs. It was, however delivered on pretty trays and made us feel spoiled. I definitely recommend the Bidwell House.

Amazing, charming, cozy getaway

5 on January 10, 2017

What a find this place is! Comfortable rooms, tranquil setting, amazing service and fantastic breakfasts! We'll be back!

Wonderful place to stay!

4.6 on December 21, 2016

My husband and I wanted a quiet getaway the weekend before Christmas, and this was the perfect spot. The property is beautifully decorated for the season, the staff was courteous and friendly, very helpful, and the food was delicious! We had a wonderful time, and everything was exceedingly comfortable and beautiful.

Perfectly cozy for the fall and winter

5 on November 21, 2016

Love this place. I stayed in the main house and enjoyed every minute of the fire, free sherry before bed, the comfy reading chairs, my cozy room, and delicious breakfast. Love this place!

Wonderful place to stay

5 on November 17, 2016

We reserved a room at Bidwell House for my in-laws 60th anniversary. They loved their room. The owners were warm and friendly and breakfast was amazing. They couldn't have been happier with their stay.

Wonderful stay

5 on November 07, 2016

I really appreciated my stay at the Bidwell House. The service was excellent. I even arrived late in the evening and the hosts Eva and Filip were great to work with. The rooms were excellent and the Jacuzzi tub was outstanding. This was literally the best night sleep I have had in months! Also, the breakfast and service was terrific. I will be staying there again, I hope! Jessica D

always a wonderful stay

5 on November 06, 2016

the staff are friendly, the rooms are nice/clean, the breakfast is great

Very nice place to stay

3.4 on November 01, 2016

Very peaceful setting. The nicest place to stay in Chester, CA that we saw.

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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

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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.
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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.

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