Other than a decent breakfast, our stay was a massive disappointment, first and foremost because of the noise that has kept us up practically the whole night. The Bidwell House is located right on a main road with quite a bit of traffic, hence the noise. We could also hear snoring from across the wall. Then there were a few other negatives, particularly in the bathroom (defective shower fixtures, tub without enclosure or curtain, etc.). The overall feel of the place: a bit old, not particularly inviting, and definitely below the level of the other bed & breakfast we have visited in recent years.
- 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