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“*WARNING: STAY AWAY* HORRID!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Childs Meadow Resort
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Childs Meadow Resort
41500 Highway 36 East, Mill Creek, CA 96061   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Mill Creek
Minneapolis
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“*WARNING: STAY AWAY* HORRID!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

WHAT A DUMP! Stayed in the motel for 2 long nights. We couldn't sleep the 1st night as our sinuses were too irritated from the mildew & musty smell with no air circulating, as no air conditioning or fan. We thought about forfeiting the money & going somewhere else but was already dark so decided to stick it out. Fortunately the quite used rodent trap under the bed was empty when we noticed it the next morning! The sparse furniture was old & broken down, the door lock was partially broken & the door chain was hanging by 1 loose screw (the room next door didn't even have a chain). The kitchenette that you pay $10 extra for is an area with a board over a small fridge (that was quite loud when cycling on) with a small microwave (that took over 2 min. to partially heat up some pizza) & a small coffee maker with 2 cups & a partial roll of paper towel. The sound from adjacent rooms comes through loud & clear so we really didn't appreciate hearing the lovemaking of the 2 men in the next room! Cars are parked close to the doors, so with the windows open to get some air, there was a lot of noise from cars, the road (which is close by) & people early in the morning. My wife thought it sounded like a rooming house! We were bothered by the wasps when we sat outside of our room. It's called a resort but there is only a horseshoe pit & a pin-pong table. There are some broken down cabins behind the motel that they call "chalets" that they rent out & an area for RVs & tents in the back (with no apparent outhouse for campers). There is a restaurant (where you get ice for the room from the beverage dispenser). On the upside, the people working there were nice (but why not?...they got our money) & it's close to Lassen. My wife, who is a public health dept. director, reported this place to the Tehema County Health Dept. for multiple code violations. Unfortunately they said that they only regulate restaurants with no regulation or inspections of lodging they so could only tell the owner about her anonymous complaints. The best bet for this place is for the forest fire close by to burn it down!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The motel room furnishings are spare but all the essentials are there, it's clean, and the price is very right, particularly in the region. The restaurant food is simple, good, and plentiful. The scenery is lovely, comes with wildlife and you can see the Milky Way at night. Ignore the instructions from Lassen - it's a 'nother mile or two more than listed. Just keep staying left at major intersections and you'll get there - the signs, when you get there, are big and obvious. Enjoy.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

The close location to the S.E. entrance to Lassen National Park was very nice They do take dogs at $10 a dog even for my 6 lb dogs. Felt was a bit expensive for what was provided. $180 for us and the dogs for 2 nights. NO T.V. Internet, telephone, only 2 electric outlets with none in the bathroom. Room was clean and bed comfortable. There is a cafe that offers breakfast and lunch dinner only on Friday and Sat. night. So had to drive about 20 miles RT for dinner. Staff was friendly. Overall "Resort" is a bit of a strech as there is not a swimming pool, spa, tennis etc. If we wanted a friidge, microwave and coffee maker it would be another $10.00 The meadows , and surrounding forest was very lovely. Highway noise loud at times with lots of trucks. We stayed in the Motel

Room Tip: Housekeeping Cabins in the back would be nice for big family groups.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Nice accomodations for a great price. Older but clean rooms, helpful staff, and nice views of the surrounding meadows. Moments away from Lassen Nat'l Park and Lake Almanor. Would recommend to friends and will plan on staying there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

This should be taken as it is- an old style resort of motel, cabins and a quaint restaurant.The verandahs of the cabins overlook the surrounding meadows and peaks of nearby Lassan National Park. The owners are helpful and friendly and the rooms were clean- but it is not a new place, but well enough renovated and very reasonably priced.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

We needed a place to sleep and stumbled on this little place across the street from a charming, scenic meadow just outside of Lassen NP in CA. It's not a luxury hotel. It's rustic, and it's a bit of a work in progress. We had a room (king) and it was very clean and the bed was comfortable. Bruce was great about getting us checked in around 9pm and showing us around the place. He made sure the room was in good order. They have a little diner next to the motel...it's very informal, has wireless Internet access and some nice outdoor seating with games and a pleasant view of the meadow. The breakfast was absolutely delicious.

I'd stay there again in a minute...you are less than fifteen minutes outside Lassen, across the road from an active meadow, wake up with hot coffee five minutes outside your door and have the option of eating one of the best breakfasts served in the area, and it's cheap. What a treat!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011

I've been bringing an ever-increasing number of folks to Childs Meadow for a three day weekend since 2003. This is not a luxury resort. It's a classic California getaway with a long history on some prime property outside of Lassen National Park. Dottie and Bruce have been a pleasure to work with and they have taken great care of our group of now 50+ folks, including 14 children, through the challenging winter weather that we come up there to enjoy. They always go the extra mile to keep us safe, comfortable and on the road, even when the cabins and cars are buried in this regions copious snowfall.They give us the freedom to congregate and enjoy ourselves like few resorts would. This is a great resort!

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Childs Meadow Resort

Address: 41500 Highway 36 East, Mill Creek, CA 96061
Location: United States > California > Mill Creek
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Mill Creek
Also Known As:
Childs Meadow Hotel Mill Creek

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