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“Where's the creek?”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Mill Creek Resort

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Mill Creek Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mill Creek
San Francisco
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Where's the creek?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2006

We stayed here in August 2006 - and we couldn't find the creek. There's a teensy-tiny creek, but nothing like the photos on the website: ----
Hmmm - we had visions of putting our feet in the creek after a long day of hiking, but no such luck.

The cabin (#11) we stayed in was: 1) very small; 2) smelly, due to the mop left in a bucket in the living room; 3) lacking amenities such as coffee filters, soap,and salt & pepper. I can see not having coffee ... but what's the point of providng a cofee maker if you don't provide coffee filters? And every cabin that we've satyed in has at least had salt and pepper in it.

We were aware that the "Resort" doesn't take credit cards, but as we returned the the key to our cabin, we noticed that another guest's credit card info was being taken. We would much rather have paid by credit card, like the other guest - guess we didn't qualify for the ability to pay via credit card.

When we checked in, we were tersely informed that the dining area (which is about 15 feet by 25 feet) "stops serving meals at 7:30." That's hardly inviting! And when we inquired about their dog (there were signs everywhere that said "Please do not feed our dog ... he's allergic to lots of food!"), we were told not to feed him anything - as if we couldn't read the signs. Strangely enough, we didn't see this dog at all during our stay.

And the website doesn't say exactly say this - but this area is REMOTE. Mineral (population 90) has one tiny store, which doesn't carry anything decent - so bring your own food! There's one restaurant in the motel, but we didn't try it, as it didn't look appetizing.

We would not return to stay at this place. No creek, a miniscule and musty cabin, and a definite lack of friendliness are more than enough reasons to never go back.

  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2005

We stayed at Mill Creek Resort in August 2005 when we were visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park. Mill Creek Resort was a fantastic, relaxing place run by a friendly, helpful family. There are about half a dozen cabins set on the edge of a meadow. Our one-bedroom cabin was spotlessly clean, and the kitchen had everything you needed. The bathroom had recently been re-done. We couldn't have wished for a more relaxing place to stay.

You will need to bring supplies if you want to cook for yourself, there are no large shops or supermarkets in the immediate area, although there is a good supermarket in Chester. The cafe serves excellent meals, but closes early.

You will need to book in advance; it is very popular and some people return year after year (understandably).

  • Stayed August 2005
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Property: Mill Creek Resort
Address: 40271 State Highway 172, Mill Creek, CA 96061-9711
Region: United States > California > Mill Creek
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mill Creek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
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