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The Bidwell House B&B Inn

#1 Main St., Chester, CA 96020
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The Bidwell House B&B Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Chester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Garden Room which was tastefully decorated, had a very large bedroom with a spacious bathroom. The bed was very comfy and the area was peacefully quiet at night. The main lounge in the House (reached by covered verandahs) is filled with books to enjoy. Relaxed atmosphere made us feel at home as we sipped sherry and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in the Rose room and had a wonderful experience. The room was clean, very spacious and the beds were nice and comfortable. It's in a great location if you plan to visit Lassen National park.... half hour drive to the park. Breakfast was a lovely 3 course meal... Delicious! Eva and Philip are wonderful... More

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Chico, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My wife and I had a great Valentine's weekend away from the crowds. Great food, quiet area. Perfect time to leave the city behind and just be together. Had a great dinner at the Red Onion too. Warm and welcoming.

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Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

In the small town of Chester CA next to Lake Almanor is a great B&B. Breakfast every morning where wonderful. Eva and Philip are great host and will take care of all your wants and needs. They have several rooms and a separate lodge also. Nicely decorated. Comfortable beds. Fireplace and Sun-room in the main hose are great. Breakfast was... More

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Oroville, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The children wanted to see snow for Christmas, so we booked a stay far in advance. The weather, unfortunately, did not cooperate as there was little snow on the ground; the upside was that we discovered this charming B&B. We booked two rooms for 3 adults and 3 grade-school kids: the Bidwell Suite (two adjoining rooms with a queen bed... More

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This was really a very nice bed and breakfast, with most all the things you'd hope to see. Very nice manicured lawn and property, and a really great common area to relax, play games, or just hang out. The room had plenty of charm, and was complete with a wood burning stove and all the supplies necessary for a nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at The Bidwell House. Staff was friendly and the home is incredibly comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and different each day. We went for one night and asked to stay another then another. They have a deal, stay for two nights and get the third night free. DEAL!!! As you can see from the pictures, it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at the Bidwell House, after booking it while we were on the road on the way to Lassen Volcanic National Park. It turned out to be a fortuitous choice. Even though it is about 30-40 minutes from the park, it may be the best place to stay if you don't want to rough it. The... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

My wife at I went to the area to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park and needed a place to stay for one night. We tried a couple of hotels but two were full and one was what I considered too pricey for what they had to rent. We ended up at Bidwell House. It is very attractive and doesn't have... More

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Irvine, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed here one night. The front looks like a regular house (in fact it is, built maybe around 1920), the back looks more like a regular motel, say of the BW variety, but with a nice green backyard. The room (so called Hummingbird) was nice and quiet but dark enough that we needed the lights on late in the... More

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Address: #1 Main St., Chester, CA 96020
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Location: United States > California > Plumas County > Chester
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Located in the "Old Towne" Chester, The Bidwell House B&B Inn is the only three-diamond AAA rated Inn in the Chester/Lake Almanor basin. 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 guest. Chester/Lake Almanor basin and surrounding area spread across a natural wonderland created by millions of years of geologic forces, a crossroad where the granite of the Sierra Nevada meets the lava of the Cascades. Enjoy hours of pleasure on Lake Almanor with its 52 miles of shoreline, in Lassen Volcanic National Park which boasts the southernmost volcano in the Cascade range and in the 1.2 million acres that make up the Lassen National Forest and Caribou Wilderness area. This is a playground for all seasons, for all ages and any lifestyle. ... more   less 
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