The Bidwell House B&B was very nice. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The owner was nice and lived next door. Breakfast were very good, served as 3-course meals with appropriate portions. Generally started with a yogurt with granola, then a main course (pancakes, omelet, etc,) then a 'desert' like cubed watermelon or a fresh pastry. The owner employed a number of younger folks using the opportunity to travel and they were all very nice. It is near the road, so some road noise, but we did not have a problem with this on the first floor in the back. There are many rooms, so some noise from room above, but not disturbing. Closest nice place to Lassen I could find and would gladly stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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