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“Great place off the beaten path, Hope to go back somday” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hat Creek Resort & RV Park

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12533 Highway 44, PO Box 110, Old Station, CA 96071   |  
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San Diego, California
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“Great place off the beaten path, Hope to go back somday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Motorcycle friendly, We stayed in their little motel, clean rooms w/refer & microwave, great heaters it snowed the night we were there in MAY! Hat Creek across the parking lot from our rooms. Friendly staff
Note; bring some food or snacks very few restaurants in the area and they close early

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Yuba City, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

What a lovely spot. Too bad it was ruined by loud, obnoxious road construction just 100 yards from our cabin. When asked when it would end, no one knew. Or really even cared. Upon checking out two nights early we were told it would be taken care of, which we assumed to mean we would get our money back. Not true. No apologies, no refund and extremely rude customer service. In addition, no hot water when we got up in the morning. They offered a "scenic, relaxing vacation spot". Not even close. We will never go back.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Very friendly staff, perfect out of the way location, clean little hotel, Hat creek flowing just across from the front of rooms, should have packed a fishing pole. The heaters worked very well in the rooms considering it was snowing when we left the next morning on the Harleys. Would definitely go again if we had more time to stay,it's a beautiful area.
NOTE; Be prepared very few restaurants or stores in the area and they close early

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alameda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Stayed in Cabin 1, right beside gorgeous Hat Creek. Modest, but nicely fitted out, with a lovely small deck off the bedroom, beautiful view of the creek. The only negative to this cabin was the road noise from cars/trucks, passing over the bridge, to which we were the closest. (Running the fan to the air conditioner drowned that out at night.) The creek banks are open to all. Our friends stayed in Cabin 9, and it was laid out totally differently from ours. Most are small, with a couple of exceptions, but comfortable beds and kitchen facilities. The weather couldn't be more glorious! July and August apparently enjoy nearly cloudless blue skies, warm days and early evenings, hardly a breath of wind. Later, cool evenings are just right for enjoying a campfire in one of the communal firepits, and some old-fashioned s'mores! The creek is stocked, and I, along with every other person but one whom I spotted catching fish, got them on worms. Nice fat rainbow trout! Easy drive to Lassen Natl Volcanic Park - beautiful scenery, lakes, gorgeous wildflowers, lovely streams meandering through the meadows, snow at some sheltered spots.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

This resort is located about 11 miles from the northern entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park. There are very few accommodations in the area. We stayed in Cabin C-2 which has a deck overlooking Hat Creek. The cabin is rustic and a throw-back to the fifties, covered entirely in real pine paneling. The bed was very comfortable and we had Dish TV, a renovated bathroom with a beautiful sink, and a new but very tight shower. The kitchen showed its age but there was a full refrigerator, propane stove, and microwave.

Unfortunately the Resort water system failed and everyone had to leave immediately per County direction.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Simi Valley, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Beginning in Fall of 2010 we began the planning process for our family reunion, with several family members living in the northern part of California we thought it best to have everyone meet in the Red Bluff - Redding area of the western Sierras. Hat Creek Resort offering cabins, campsites and a motel certainly fit the bill for handling the variety of lodging our family members were looking for.
With reservations made early in 2011, all 30+ of us converged on Hat Creek on August 3 with check-in time at 3pm. By 6pm most everyone was settled in with the few exceptions of those coming in on the 4th.
All was well until 4am on the 4th when the pump burned out on the water system. Both 2500 gallon tanks went dry with no toilets being flushed, showers being taken or dishes washed. By 7am word was being distributed to the campers what the problem was, but no idea as to when the pump would be fixed. By 11am it was obvious all facilities at the camp would be shut down and those dependent on the water system would have to leave.
Mechanical problems or acts of God can be excused, but having no backup system, replacement pump or contengency plan is unexcuseable. In seeking refunds we were charged full price for the first nights stay even though we didn't have full services and the office staff were extremely rude in dealing with anyone who dare question them on first night refunds. The concern was preservation of revenue rather than seeking to make the best of a very bad problem and preserve future customers.
We will not be going back to Hat Creek and it's unfortunate as it's a beautiful area with nice facilities. The corporation that owns Hat Creek needs desperately to train their people on damage control and how to win over dissatisfied customers. By the way, we all went back to my brother-in-laws house in Paradise, Ca. and had a wonderful time!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Redding, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

We stayed here for a family reunion. It was a nice area & good fishing, but we had several problems with the management. 1) Two months in advance we made reservations for sites near the motel and picnic area so we could easily visit and have meals together. When we arrived, our sites were spread out all over the place & and manager was going to charge us a fee to move our sites closer together. The manager begrudgingly moved us closer together and waived the fee to make the changes even though it was her fault we weren't in the spots we had reserved. 2) We could only have one key to our motel room, so we always had to either leave the room unlocked or hunt down the person who had the key. 3) One family member went home sick. Since the cabin was paid for (no refunds), he said other family members could use it and he left us his key. The management said that we could not stay in the cabin even with his permission. Though nobody stayed in the cabin, the next day we checked it to be sure we got every thing out and the manager accused us of staying there.
We were hoping Hat Creek Resort would be a place where we would come year after year for our family reunion, but after our negative experience with the management, we will be looking for a more accommodating place.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hat Creek Resort & RV Park

Address: 12533 Highway 44, PO Box 110, Old Station, CA 96071
Location: United States > California > Old Station
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Old Station
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Hat Creek Resort And Rv Park
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