Fourteen distinctly different guest rooms, the swing on the porch, the unusual collection of antiques and attention to little details are all for the comfort of our guests. Whether you are staying with us while visiting the Lassen Volcaninc National Park, Lake Almanor or simply for little getaway; we welcome you to enoy our gardens and the porch with company, a beautiful lake and mountain views and the distant foraging of Canada geese.
To help you greet the day, organic coffee or special tea can be served on request in the privacy of your room. Then, join us for a full breakfast featuring our Inn's specialties like gourmet omelets or our famous blueberry walnut pancakes. We welcome and invite you to share the special pleasures of this home and community.
No matter which one of our fourteen bedrooms you choose, The Bidwell House is rated by AAA to ensure you comfort. Our Inn is also recommended by Frommer's Guide, Northern California Best Places guidebook, Lonely Planet guidebook, featured on KGO newstalk "On the go..."; and proud recipient of Tripadvisor 2013 "Award of Excellence".
If you would like to check on availability or if you have any questions, please use our Request Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible, or you can Check Availability and make a Secure Reservation or order Gift Certificates on-line for your friends or family. You can also check current specials and weather forecast. Our average temperatures during summer season in Chester are high 82F and low 42F, with only about 0.25 inch of monthly precipitation; the temperatures in Lassen Volcanic National Park could be 5-10F less.
All Rooms feature:
Luxurious 500-count thread satin sheets
UltraSoft plush spa-style towels
Alarm clock with two USB charging ports for your mobile devices and line-in
Collection of eco-friendly bath amenities
Free high-speed wireless internet access
Heater with individual room temperature controls
Ceiling fan, wall fan and portable fans (there's no AC, our summer temperatures average about 82F during day and 42F during night)
Available on request: crib, rollaway (for extra fee), iron/ironing board
All rates include:
Gourmet breakfast served in the historic dining room or Al Fresco on the patio
House library with selection of movies on DVD, books, board games and puzzles
Garden games: disc golf, bocce ball, badminton, tetherball, croquet
Selection of coffees & teas, hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies and fruit available during day
Afternoon sherry served by fireplace
The Bidwell House Policies
Check-out time is 11:00 a.m., check-in time 3-6:00 p.m. Arrangements can be made in advance for late arrivals.
Reservations can be made by phone or on-line any day. Valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or Discover) is required to guarantee your reservation. Valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or Discover), full prepayment in cash or Gift Certificate issued by The Bidwell House (or combination of any above) is required at the check-in. We do not accept any third party gift certificates or gift cards.
Due to our small size, cancellations affect us significantly and leave us little time to refill the space you have left. Cancellation made 7 days or less before arrival date will be charged for 1 night or 50% of reserved total (whichever is greater), unless room can be rebooked. 14 days cancellation notice is required for certain holidays, special events (including weddings) and group reservations (2 or more rooms). Reservations made within the cancellation period (less than 7 or 14 days before arrival) cannot be cancelled without the cancellation fee (1 night or 50% of reserved total, whichever is greater). We do not give refunds in the event of airline cancellations, inclement weather, natural disasters or illness, nor do we give refunds on unused meals or early departures. If all the highways to/from the area are closed we will forward your credit to a future stay. Any changes in the reservation or cancellation must be made in writing (e-mail or certified letter) and must be confirmed by The Inn in writing (by e-mail). The reservation is not changed or cancelled until this written notice is send by The Bidwell House B&B Inn.
We suggest the Stover-McKenzie Cottage or Bidwell Suite for families with kids. If you are traveling with children under 10, please inquire at the time of reservation whether the accommodations available are suitable for families with children, to ensure we are able to meet your needs and those of the other guests. Please note that we cannot accommodate children at all in some of our rooms; booking room other than Cottage for family with kids without consulting with the Inn might resolve in cancellation of your reservation with full payment required.
We wish to provide our guest with a clean and fresh environment. Those who smoke or vape must do so outside at designated area. A $250 cleaning fee plus any additional related cost will be charged for smoking or vaping indoors.
We're sorry, we cannot accommodate pets in our rooms. A $250 cleaning fee plus any additional related cost will be charged for pets in the room. One well behaved pet is allowed in Stover-McKenzie Cottage with $20/night fee and signed waiver on file.
The Bidwell House B&B Inn room rates: $80-$285 per night. 2-night minimum stay is required for all summer weekends, 3-night minimum stay is required for certain holidays and special events. Seasonal rates may vary. Rates are based on double occupancy (Stover-McKenzie Cottage and Bidwell Suite rate is based on quad occupancy). Rates include breakfast for two (Stover-McKenzie Cottage and Bidwell Suite rate includes breakfast for four). Each additional person is $20. All rates subject to applicable taxes. All rates are subject to change without notice.
The Bidwell House is proud to be a handicapped accessible Inn - all common areas, grounds and Hummingbird Room are wheelchair accessible.
The Bidwell House is a favorite wedding destination, and our garden may be reserved for wedding party for some Saturdays during June, July, August and September. Receptions are generally held between 11AM and 10PM, and we respect quiet hour after 10PM. If you have any concerns about event scheduled during your stay, please give us a call.
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