We take great pride in the many positive responses we receive from our guests. Many of our guests return again and again and when they take the time to write, we know we've helped create a wonderful memory.

"A great rest and delightful, quiet, homey place. Filip & Eva you work hard to make people feel welcome. Thanks for all Chantel!"

Tony & Cindy

"Snow covered everything, beautiful time of the year."

Forrest & Robin

"A wonderful vacation and getaway. This is our third stay and we will definitely be back. This time we brought our daughter and she enjoyed it as much as we did. The breakfast was great as usual, wonderful service, peaceful, and beautiful. Thank you so much."

Josh & Kristin

"Our stay was a pleasant surprise! Absolutely wonderful! Chester and the Bidwell house are charming, and we will surely come back. The fireplace, tub, and big comfy bed kept us warm. Thank you! "

Marianne & Alexander

"What a beautiful location! With the mountains and running river behind you. This place has everything going for it! The service was attentive and kind and that means the world to me, in feeling welcome. We enjoyed the beauty of Chester all the more because we stayed here. I hope you will be here a long time so we can return our stay with you. Much success!!"

Richard & Kate

"This place is AWSOME. We went hiking in the snow (bring socks). We made beef stew and the breakfast was great."


"We returned after our engagement for our wedding. This place will always hold a special place in my heart. Our wedding was more wonderful then I imagined. Philip and Eva and staff, made our wedding great. We will be back to celebrate our anniversary."

Toby & Amy

"What a wonderful, relaxing way to spend three nights away from it all. Your B&B is homey and comforting. The breakfasts were delicious and your staff is pleasant and friendly. Our stay was thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks to all you at the Bidwell House."

Joan & Rick

"It’s hard to leave such a beautiful, peaceful place. Thank you for your hospitality. You have a lovely staff. The room was charming-the bed quite comfy. I slept well. We enjoyed the breakfast-yummy plus beautifully presented. Thanks again!"

Bill & Gail

"This house is built and managed with love. You can see and feel it everywhere, thanks."

Tina & Gerd

"We really enjoyed our stay in the Mt. Lassen room. We traveled from N.C. to see Oregon and North California and it is beautiful. Chester is a very friendly town and the Inn is comfortable and welcoming. Breakfast is delicious here! Sorry we pigged out on the cookies! We especially liked the watching the deer with her two babies! "

Kathi & Chachi

"The Inn is a wonderful place to relax and renew. Filip, Eva, and Sabra have made our stay so special. We truly did feel at home here. Sitting on the porch in the late afternoon and evening (watching the moon rise) were really special times to remember. The visiting deer, the cookies, the lovely furnishing, and the delicious meals made it a setting that calls us to return ASAP. The people, though, are the ones that make a place a home away from home. Thank you all. "

Mary & John

"What a great place. So nice to find somewhere different than hotel chains where everything is the same. Here, there is real personal service to the very lightest standard and such great hosts. We came to visit Lassen Park; we wish we could have stayed longer. Also, it was very clean, good food, excellent service, and a well tended garden."

Clive & Anthen

"On short notice we were able to make reservations on the 3rd and 4th. What a special place to spend the 4th of July. The Chester 4th of July parade starts on the other end of town and ends at the Bidwell House. The streets fill up with lawn chairs the night before the parade-people came from all over. It was really special to experience small town mentality and the creativity of the town. My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our room! The jacuzzi tub for 2, the enormous pillow top bed, and the super breakfasts made it all worth while. You can really feel the heart Eva and Filip put into this B & B. We are going to recruit more for next 4th of July. "

Chris & Paige

"This place is absolutely beautiful! Eva and Filip, you are wonderful, and congrats on the baby! The breakfasts were absolutely amazing and the room is huge. Very comfortable! The garden is also beautiful. We came here to hike Mt. Lassen, and your stay was worth every penny. Thank you!"

John & Molly

"The extra touches (Sherry, baked goods, coffee and tea selection) made this a very pleasant stay. The room was lovely. Thanks for the upgrade! We will definitely stay here again if passing through, and we will recommend it to others."

Susan & Steve

"Wow! We’ve stayed in several B & B’s before…I must say that this one has a special charm that exceeds all the others. We had gotten away to celebrate a recent retirement-so we loaded up the motorcycle and thought the Lake Almanor area would be a good choice. Picking Chester to stay in was just a fluke-but the perfect choice and most beautiful for motorcycling. We love the beautiful gardens. We enjoyed it tremendously. We will visit again! Thank you!"

Ruben & Victoria

"My husband and I have just spent a wonderful night here. We found this place in a Frommer’s Guide of the western State and National Parks. Thank goodness they had one room available. (It was a last minute trip planned on Saturday, and we got here Sunday!) The room is cozy and the bed is so comfy! We were delighted to see the crib in the corner as that we have our own little one on the way! Breakfast was delicious and very filling. The cookies were delightful…(mmm!) I could have eaten the whole cookie jar. We had a nice low key dinner at the Country Kopper Kettle. My husband’s steak sandwich was huge! Hopefully we will be back soon!"

Caitlin & Erik

"I celebrated my 60th Birthday in your beautiful and restful home. The breakfasts were fantastic, and the trap door with delivered coffee was brilliant. The area is breathtaking with so much to do. We loved the many sights. Chester has all of the supporting commerce and we really enjoyed the variety of restaurants. I leave after three days feeling totally refueled. Thanks for a wonderful stay and for making this birthday so special!"

Bob & Goldie

"This is our 25th wedding anniversary getaway and I really enjoyed our choice of selecting the Bidwell House Rose Room for our special evening. Although we live just 65 miles away in Chico, we’ve never heard of this wonderful retreat. It was only through surfing the internet that I found it, and I am very glad that I did. This was a totals surprise to my wife. I told her two weeks ago to have her bags packed because we are going to a romantic cottage. She thought we were either going to San Francisco, McCloud, or Sacramento, and she couldn’t believe it when I told her Chester and to the Bidwell House. My wife said I have done really good! We’re both glad I choose well. "

Kirk & Geri

"What a wonderful way to spend Easter. The Bidwell house is so charming. Our hosts Eva and Filip were so hospitable and made us feel so welcome and comfortable. The bed was comfortable in our MacKenzie B room-However, we did not get to see the infamous ghost…Maybe next time!! Thank you for the wonderful stay and the great breakfast too! "

Matt & Ian

"Filip and Eva make wonderful foods, breakfast beyond description. They were very gracious hosts for our friends wedding here at the Bidwell House. We all had a very good time; the wedding dinner was especially good. Everyone at the gathering felt very comfortable and had a great time! The area around here is great. We took a relaxing walk to look at the lake and pretty barn. "

Jeremy & Karrie

"Room was so clean. Jacuzzi was so refreshing! Dinner perfectly seasoned! Atmosphere was perfect! Our grandsons wedding-a delight! Thank you Filip and Eva! "

Wilmer & Almalee

"What a romantic getaway! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming Annie’s Room. A lovely place, comfortable, nice friendly host. Enjoyed being massaged at the Jacuzzi tub. A great way to relieve tension and worries! Thanks for the accommodations. See you soon! "

Beth & Jerome

"First time in a B&B. Enjoyed every minute. Mindy the cat was an added treat. She made it feel like you were at home. It snowed during the night and woke up to a beautiful white landscape. The help was terrific. We will be back. Thank you for the lovely time. "

Rick & Jeanie

"This place is the BEST! The Meadow View Room is our favorite as we stayed there the first time during our engagement eight years ago! We will be back as soon as we can. "

Logan & Caritina

"We’re delighted to be the first to stay in the Garden Room in 2007! Thank you for the fire in the fireplace last night and the courteous service. We really like the “help yourself” touches (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cookie, etc) that makes us feel right at home. This is our second time to Bidwell House and we plan to come back many times. Thanks for making it affordable to bring our daughter. See you next time! "

Bill & Robin

"One of our best Christmases ever. Our hosts were friendly and attentive. Loved the chocolate fig cookies! "

Craig & Danna

"Our favorite tradition is coming here after Thanksgiving. What a great time! "

Lou & Gayle

"This is our first time here. We loved our Rose Room – it was great having a fireplace. Filip + Eva, you make this place so warm and inviting! Thank you for the great breakfast. Can’t wait to come back here soon."

Thank you,
Tom & Cathy

"Filip and Eva,
The Garden Room is lovely… lots if interesting decorative touches. We liked having good lighting for reading. In the bath, we especially liked the wood chest next to the sink, and I loved the claw foot bath tub.
Thanks again for your hospitality, attention, and helping to make our 18th wedding anniversary a very memorable one. "

Nancy & Jim

"We were privileged to spend our 50th wedding anniversary here at the Bidwell House. It was peaceful and quiet – even though the Inn was full. Filip & Eva were delightful and accommodating hosts. We played golf while here in beautiful weather. A memorable occasion."

Tom & Donna

"What a wonderful place! Anyone who doesn’t enjoy themselves here has no love of nature, no imagination and no soul!"

Sam & Betty

"Filip & Eva,
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely Inn because you both were so wonderful, gracious and friendly. Lovely Inn, excellent service and wonderful breakfasts! "

Thank you so much!
Sima & Fred

"We had a wonderful time! Everything was great, We loved the tub – it was perfect after doing a lot of hiking. We really appreciated the pick-up at the Chester airport. This is definitely a place where we will want to return again and again. Thanks so much to everyone, Filip + Eva and the staff."

Ken & Carol

"Thank you Eva + Filip,
Our three days here were like the B&B’s in the Lake District in England. Loved the sherry in the evening, and birds always singing outside the windows. "

Milton & Nancy

"I reserved Robin’s Roost room for my 50th year reunion from Chester High. We stayed here for 4 days and it was wonderful. Filip, Eva and their help have just been outstanding and helpful in every way. Our reunion and parade were outstanding also – our float won 3rd place!
My wife and I will be back. We wish Filip & Eva the best of luck and much success."

Semper Ti

"We’ve enjoyed three wonderful days here – after a day of hiking and exploring this beautiful region, it is such a pleasure to return to this lovely Inn. Eva & Filip and their staff are so thoughtful and pleasant – and the huge breakfasts kept us going till late in the day. We’ll definetelly come back here – perhaps in winter next time!"

Gail & Joseph

"My mom, sister, my baby and I enjoyed a very pleasant stay here – walked down the road to see the Canadian geese in the field, and had a lovely breakfast! We are on our way through the “undiscovered” corners of California (at least undiscovered to people like us who only ever drive up Interstate 5 and never turn left or right!)
It is beautiful here – what a blessed place…"

Kathleen, Vera, Elizabeth & Maggie

"We started our day out with a lovely breakfast here of yogurt, honey, granola & strawberries, a spinach omelet with bacon, orange juice and pumpkin muffin. Yum! Shopped until we dropped, including Indian Valley garage sales. Then we came back here for a tea + sandwiches! More yum! The chocolates + wine that met us here for your Mother’s Day special were terrific! The new managers were terrific and very helpful. Thank you for a lovely mother & daughter weekend!"

Kathy + Alisha

"Relaxing, wonderful hospitality. The area is beautiful and we’ll certainly be back!"

Beth & Vlad

"Our 20th Anniversary! What a way to celebrate! Nice surprise from my husband."

Ben & Diane

"What a lovely spot the Bidwell House is! We came up to celebrate my sister-in-laws 60th birthday. Everything was lovely from breakfast to dinner. Staff should be complimented for outstanding service. Especially we appreciated all the little things they did for us. It made our stay so enjoyable!"

The Wierzbas

"Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality and beautiful surroundings – this visit was greatly appreciated and welcomed break from a hectic week. We’ll definitely be back for a longer visit!"

Susan & Jay

"Tom and I had a wonderful birthday celebration. Champagne on the gazebo, watched sunset, dinner at BJ’s, and back to our room for a relaxing evening. Loved the quiet, peaceful room and birds singing in the morning. Good bacon, orange juice and coffee. We hope to return and bring the family."

Thank you Eva and Filip
Tom & Kathy

"Thank you, Filip & Eva, for a wonderful, restful vacation. We enjoyed every minute of it! Happy Easter!"

Gole Family

"Many thanks to our host and hostess from Prague! Jim, Nancy and granddaughter Savannah enjoyed comfy beds, a snowy view from the Garden View Room, and the "old fashioned" bath. The "best cookies ever" melted in our mouths - and the tasty breakfast prepared us to continue our journey around the lake and on to Quincy."


"We always love staying here and this is the second time in the Rose room. It’s a great room. I pull the chairs up to the fire and read a book. Love the jaccuzi tub; it really eased my sore back after an all day drive."


"We found this place on the internet while looking for something more interesting then a hotel in Susanville. What a beautiful surprise. It is cold, snow on the ground and x-mas lights everywhere. Loved sitting by the fire and my hot jaccuzi tub felt great! Dinner at Peninsula grill was supper. We well be back."

Kelly & Woody

"When we became engaged, we knew we wanted a small, intimate wedding and the Bidwell House was perfect. The staff was wonderful, the house plus the room was beautiful. We are so looking forward to returning."


"Hiking to mud pots, fumeroles and cinder cones… Eating pancakes, French toast, omelets and chocolates… Playing chess, cheelers and puzzles… Reading books, magazines and newspapers… Watching 50 first dates, cheaper by the dozen and red sox! I’m short, we did it all with our cozy, toasty-warm cabin as our base. We had a great time enjoying the beauty of the area and felt like we had it all to ourselves. Thank you."

Robin, Bryce, & Laurel

"Thank you Filip and Eva, the Bidwell house has never been so good. My four year old son loved playing soccer on the lawn. We met another wonderful guest and loved the food. We will be back again."

Dan & Danny

"We loved our stay here with our precious hosts….especially the chocolate chip cookies, the food, and friendliness of the staff. Have fun!"


"This was a wonderful stay, with our first ever three-course breakfast. We put to good use all the information you make available to your guests. We had a great hike in Mt. Lassen Park. Thanks so much!"


"My two nights here were peaceful and relaxing. I work as a traveler nurse, and I must say this was most delightful. Soaking in the claw foot tub after a long day was essential. I can’t wait to enjoy your beautiful oasis when i'm not working. Thank you for your hospitality. This place is a historic beauty, and very breath-taking. Thanks again and may your hearts be filled with peace and love always."


"I loved it here because of the homeliness. I liked how kind all of the staff was. I loved the breakfast along with the tea. (My favorite was the Mango passion fruit.) I loved the accents. I think that the girl that first showed us to our room was very friendly, I liked her hair. I also thought it was cool that you guys grow your own mint and raspberries. I loved how well groomed the grounds were. I liked that one girl that waited the tables with the black hair. She was very patient and friendly. I liked the 500 piece puzzle that the nice lady at the front desk with an accent and blond hair let me take to my room, except that four pieces were missing. (I swear it wasn’t me who lost them!) Our room was very spacious, even with the additional bed that was put out for me. The bed was surprisingly very comfy.) Of course the bathroom was great, especially the tub. I think that you shouldn’t trouble yourselves with folding the toilet paper because we all know where it is going to go…haha. Overall, this stay was amazing, and I hope I can come and stay again sometime. (By the way, I saw a hummingbird, and two baby deer along with their mother.)"


"We had a great time here at the Bidwell House Inn celebrating our 26th anniversary. This was our first time here and our first time ever staying in a B & B. We would like to coma back again and stay in maybe another room. I love how all of the rooms are decorated differently. Thank you! "

Dave and Lori

"We are mid-way through a northern California road trip, and the Bidwell House is certainly a cozy respite, especially after a long day of hiking. The room and grounds are well appointed and certainly enticed us along in our relaxing retreat. We also enjoyed the breakfast as many guests before us have commented. Thank you for welcoming us into this home away from home. "

Krista and Andrew

"We came here to discover hidden corners of our Golden California, which we have not explored yet. Wandering up from Sierra foothills and Gold Rush country, we were very pleased to see how scenic your lake is! We came here for kayaking and the Mt. Lassen area and were not disappointed. What a lovely and romantic room this is and how nice it was to meet Filip and Eva. Loved your gardens-Lawns too! They are very inviting. It’s been four days of bliss. Thank you Filip and Eva and staff for great breakfasts and your helpfulness and eagerness to please. You are great hosts!"

Craig and Betty

"Our 30th anniversary and our 5th time here. Wonderful breakfast and such a comfy bed. This is a great place to come and relax. The wine, roses, and chocolates were an added bonus. Thank you Eva and Filip for adding your Czech touches to the Bidwell House. We will be back. "

Jeff and Pam

"Lovely, delightful, peaceful, delicious breakfast. Fabulous coffee. I give it 4 stars"

Don and Tammy

"Fun room, comfy bed, and no noise from highways. A lovely little town with quite unique shops. We’ve really enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was fabulous, coffee was great. A very homey but classy atmosphere. We will probably be back someday. "

Pat and Jackie

"We are currently on a week long motorcycle ride that started and will end in Seattle. We rode down the Pacific Coast to San Francisco, then to Yosemite. We are now on our way back…(following the “volcano” trail) The Bidwell House was recommended in a motorcycle touring book that we read. I can see why. It was the perfect relaxing end to a long day of riding. We enjoyed listening to the birds sing, and the room was very comfortable. We hope to come back this was again someday! "

Tracy and Bob

"We had a very enjoyable stay. Everything was very comfortable-the bed, the patio, the lobby… Breakfast was perfect. It was great tasting fuel to power us on our mountain bike ride. Mindy, the Bidwell cat, was good company too. Thank you for the lovely escape!"

J & P

"I enjoyed my stay here so much. I really don’t want to leave. The Garden room is beautiful, peaceful, and so relaxing. I appreciate the attention to detail and the pampering. The breakfasts were just wonderful. I was treated so well and everyone was so friendly. I hope to come back some day. I will be sure to tell everyone about this wonderful place. Thank you so much."


"Wow! This lovely room brought tears to my eyes. Shall never forget! Love the staff!"


"We are back again due in great part to Filip and Eva’s hospitality. Of course we love the room we have stayed in. Thank you Filip and Eva. Until next time……………"


"This was our first stay here and it was nicer than words can describe. We were married in front of the fireplace with beautiful flowers everywhere and loved ones. Filip and Eva and their staff were so generous. Serving our large party seemed effortless. They were also very wonderful in arranging for a beautiful wedding cake and all the other food we ate was outstanding! The Robins Roost is amazing with the views, and the bed was super comfy. "

Nick & Mandi

"We have been coming to this area in the summer for many years. God gave us a winter wonderland for our first winter season in Chester. The Rose Room was a very special place to spend our 33rd wedding anniversary. Thank you to Filip and Eva for the extra special touch. The area and the B&B is a friendly and wonderful place to get away from the hectic place of life. Thank you. "

Gene & Veila

"The Rose Room rocks! Jacuzzi plus woodstove equals pure love! Oh yes, we’ll be back. "

Joe & Terry

"Thank you so much for accommodating our large group so effortlessly. The new special touches Filip and Eva have brought are delightful and delicious. We look forward to watch your success and enjoying it again in the future. Gods richest Blessings on you! "

Larry & Deborah

"This will indeed be our most memorable New Years weekends! Your breakfasts were outstanding, the ambiance unsurpassable, and we loved Mindy, she was frosting on the cake! Thank you for everything! This is truly a winter wonderland. "


"Had a great time, what a fine place to relax in. Too bad there’s cell service ;) Thank you and Happy New Year! "


"Tons of snow-wow! What an amazing place. We enjoyed our stay A LOT! "

Nisavg & Jignr

"We loved this place! The room and the house are beautiful and the staff was terrific! Breakfast was especially amazing and the fudge shop across the street topped it off! "

Allyson & Vicky

"We had a beautiful sleep at night, it’s so quiet and peaceful here. The jacuzzi helped us relax our tired muscles. In the morning, the breakfast was really good – Filip and Eva are great cooks! Thanks for the great food!
We just love this place. We came here for our first year anniversary as a married couple. Thanks again for making it so special for us. Excellent place to be in. "

Mark & Beta

"Thank you so much for such a beautiful geteway! Filip & Eva warm and friendly + the inn rooms and grounds are such an immaculate and delightful place to spend a geteway. We can’t wait to come back again."

Jane & Jim

"Wonderful place to stay! The hospitality, breakfast, comfortable room – all made our visit to Chester a great success. Filip & Eva are the best hosts one could ever have. Thanks!"

Jenny & Joyce

"After teaching for 32 years, I’m now retired and enjoying my first ever September vacation, hiking in Lassen NP. This is my first time in the area so I didn’t know exactly what to expect. Bidwell House is a gem – great hospitality, great food, large comfortable room, and beatiful grounds. And the decorating is wonderful, such attention to detail."


"We had a lovely stay… loved our room and the fabulous breakfasts! Thank you for the warm welcome and the superb breakfasts & sevice. Your warmth & friendliness has made all the difference in making our visit wonderfull. We will definitely return."

Many thanks!
Elle & Tony

"Thank you, Eva & Filip, for a beatiful stay here in Chester. Our room was so inviting and comfortable. We particulary enjoyed watching the local wildlife in the yard – the deer with fawn. The breakfast was superb – an elagant touch. We will surely keep the Bidwell House on our list!"

Jennifer & Tyson

"This is one of the most delightful B&B’s we have ever stayed at. I love the charm of the Inn, pleasant, helpful staff & enjoyed relaxing in a quiet nook in the garden. The breakfasts are really outstanding!"

Bobbie & John

"This is the very first time I have ever slept in a bed that had Egyptian Cotton sheets! Wow!! I’ll never sleep the same again – you have spoiled me rotten! Thank you all for a relaxing evening… I feel like I lived a Queen’s life for a day."

Brook & Eric

"We had a wonderful stay. The rooms are so comfortable and pampering. The staff was so nice! The food was beyond our expectations. Eva + Filip you are doing a wonderful job here. We’ll be back soon."

Bob & Vi

"Great place. Super breakfast. Very friendly people."

Mike & Ali

"What a lovely place – quiet and comfortable. Loved the good food and giant shower. Took a walk in the old-barn-meadow in late afternoon and was heartfully replenished by the beauty of the land. As so many have said in this journal – I will be back!"

Thank you, Bidwell House

"Dear Eva & Filip,
Thank you for your hospitality. The breakfasts were delicious, the room very comfortable, and the setting of this B&B is just gorgeous. We had a wonderful stay! "

Warm regards,
Peggy & Scott

"Our Honeymoon was beautiful. Three nights in this relaxing environment along with delicious breakfasts could not have been more perfect."

Thank you very much,
Nathan & Sheila

"Dearest Filip & Eva,
You are both very nice & have a warm, hospitable spirit; so I know you will succeed with this B&B! The room was lovely, and the breakfast was a superbly delicious innovation - chocolate banana pancakes! I look forward to coming back for a visit next time my work sends me this way. Thank you for a truly elegant, yet homey experience. "


"We had a great time staying here with great meals & warm atmosphere! We’ll be back!"

Gary & Jackie

"A delightful experience! The breakfast alone was worth the trip! We’ll certainly be back!"

Ed & Jennifer

"... Life here at the Bidwell House afforded us much needed rest. Under the watchful, hospitable and caring eyes of Eva+Filip we had a delightful sanctuary. The Robins, Blue Jays & assorted winged creatures outside provided heavenly music. ... Thank you once again for bringing us back to our true selves."

With much gratitude and love
Laurel & Dyrk

"We came here to celebrate our 23rd anniversary and absolutely loved it. Can't wait to return..."


"We had another wonderful stay at the beautiful Bidwell House. We have been coming here for 10 years now. We brought another couple with us and we are each staying in their best rooms (Robin's Roost + Meadow View). The rooms are lovely, breakfast is delicious + their coffee is great. We'll be back"

Kaye + Barry