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4 of 5 bubbles Review of St. Bernard Lodge

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St. Bernard Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Mill Creek B&B and Inns
pmfeldman
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“almost perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

Jim and Sharon (the innkeepers) are the sweetest people and were amazingly helpful throughout our stay. The breakfast was delicious and ample.

I have only one caveat: The lodge is literally a few feet from California State Route 36. If you are a light sleeper, make sure to get a room on the side of the inn away from the road!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2010

We stayed at the lodge after a trip to Lassen Volcanic Park during our three week trip through California. If you are accustomed to luxury hotels, don't go there, because you won't get an en-suite bathroom, TV or air conditioning and you might even find some dust on the curtains. But what you get is a quaint and cozy little gem in the quiet and relaxing middle of nature nowhere. We stayed in the beautiful Evergreen room towards the back of the house which allowed for a great night's sleep in a very comfortable bed. The two shared bathrooms were spotlessly clean. The included breakfast was ordered from the menu and it was delicious and so much that we couldn't eat it all up. We also stayed in for dinner which was amazing home-cooked style food. Besides, the waitress was most charming and very nice to talk to.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2010

The hostess is very friendly and the room is decorated to chime with the rustic atmosphere. The greatest thing is the freshly made breakfast -- free! It is definitely a charming place to stay at if you are visiting Lassen national park!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2010

St Bernard Lodge is conviently located mid-way between the Park Visitor Center at the SW entrance and the SE entrance via Chester. Although the road through the Park was not open the whole way, we found plenty to do over two days with the help of our gracious hostess Sharon. She even suggested a beautiful drive to take on our return to San Francisco. The breakfast meal included with the room included lots of delicious choices. You may have dinner at the Lodge with a reservation or use some of the host's suggestions. I was a little concerned about the lack of private bathrooms, but we never encountered a wait during our stay. With a full house, that may be different. Overall I would definitely recommend staying here while visiting Lassen National Park.
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  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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carmel valley, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2010

We loved the St. Bernard. The location was perfect to enjoy a visit to Mt. Lassen, exploring the Lake Almanor area, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, visiting other local towns and lakes and finding great places to kayak. The food was delicious and plentiful. We shot pool, played darts and hung out in the hot tub. It was the perfect end to our vacation, until... On our last night, Friday, July 2nd at 6pm our car broke down... entering into a holiday weekend.

Everyone was booked full and no car rentals to be found and our car wouldn't be evaluated until Monday. We can't thank Sharon and family enough for talking us through options and ultimately beating the bushes to find us a place to stay and a car to drive while waiting out the weekend. Instead of a weekend full of worry and fret, we were able to enjoy it as an extended, tho unexpected, vacation. We made the most of it! Enjoyed our "bus" ride with Steve to Susanville to pick up a car. Explored Eagle Lake and miscellaneous museums and monuments. Watched a small town 4th of July parade in Chester and enjoyed the firework display over Lake Almanor. Can't say enough about the people and the area. Thank you for taking care of us, St. Bernard Lodge. We will be back!!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2010

The plusses: beautiful setting, rustic and relaxing. Owners are friendly and accommodating. Great breakfast that's almost impossible to finish--kept us from going hungry pretty much all day. Good internet connection.

The minuses: Shared bathrooms which is not clearly disclosed on the website, although perhaps one should expect this at a B&B--on the other hand I've stayed at others with ensuite bathrooms. It was nearly impossible to regulate the water temperature on the shower, and there was only one shower. As another reviewer noted, the walls are paper, paper thin and you can hear every single word uttered by your neighboring guests. I don't know whether the other guests were coached to try to control their noise or not. (This has been my experience elsewhere in similar facilties.) Our room was next to one of the two bathrooms so every time someone got up to use it, you knew it--and one guy decided that this was his particular night to clog the toilet. He also apparently got lost on his way back to to his room and ended up pounding on our door at 3:00 am demanding to be admitted.

Bottom line, I got very little sleep because of the facilities and noisy guests.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2010

My father and I stayed here for two nights in May 2010, to visit Lassen Volcanic Park.

The B&B is excellent, hosts Sharon and Jim really make a great effort to welcome guests and make them feel at home. Jim's cooking is superb, all meals (breakfast, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner) were delicious and of hearty quantity.

The B&B has a well equipped games room (pool, darts, cards) and WiFi internet. The deck/patio outside is nice to sit and enjoy a wine in the the evening.

If you are visiting Lassen, bring snowshoes if you plan to hike in May/June. The park has superb hiking and Nordic or cross country skiing (no lifts, hike up and ski down).

Overall, highly recommended. We will be back.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about St. Bernard Lodge

Property: St. Bernard Lodge
Address: 44801 State Highway 36 E, 10 Miles West of Chester, Ca - 15 miles from SW entrance of Lassen Park, Mill Creek, CA 96061-9722
Region: United States > California > Mill Creek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Mill Creek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Bernard Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The St. Bernard Lodge is located close to both Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lake Almanor. It is full of history and turn of the century decor. All rooms are country casual with knotty pine interior. The lodge is a great place for individuals, families and small groups to enjoy the outdoors and relax. ... more   less 

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