a Bed & Breakfast Inn

We are not just another bed and breakfast. Nestled on the southeastern slope of Mt. Lassen in charming mountain town of Chester, the Bidwell House is centrally located to four Lassen Volcanic National Park entrances; Kohm Yah-Mah-Nee visitors center with most popular hikes, Warner Valley (Drakesbad) with mudpots and shorter hikes, Juniper Lake with pristine clear water and majestic views and Butte Lake with majestic Cinder Cone and Painted Dunes - providing guests the opportunity to see it all.


With 11 guest rooms and a cottage, The Bidwell House is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway, and great base camp to explore Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lake Almanor basin.


Spend a day hiking in Lassen Volcanic National Park, swim in Lake Almanor and return to the Inn to relax in our gardens, read book with glass of sherry in front of the fireplace or simply enjoy evening in one of our unique rooms.

Have Fun!

The area offers variety of activities every season - hiking, golfing, boating, water-skiing or wakeboarding, bike riding or fishing. During the winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or simply play in the snow, build snowman and have fun sledding.

Get Married!

Whether it is a small intimate ceremony just for two, or large garden party for 200, it is our job to take the anxiety out of planning and preparing for your special day so you can relax and savor every moment of it.