I recommend this place based on the location and the level of RV park maintenance. It deserves 5 stars for these features. The cabins are rustic, which is the reason for my 3 star rating. Just trying to set expectations here.
First, the good points about the Park:
-- Remote location, right on Hat Creek.
-- Quiet at night. You can hear the creek rushing by through the open cabin windows.
-- Well maintained. The cabin had the cleanest outdoor BBQ grill I’d ever seen at a campground.
-- Attention to detail. For example, while walking past the basketball court, I stopped to pick up the basketball that was left out for guests’ use. I was surprised to find it fully-inflated and ready to use. This is one of those things an RV Park might easily overlook.
Mixed review on the cabin:
-- Cabin bed was comfortable, and provided a good night’s sleep. It was pushed up against one wall, making it difficult for one of the spouses (me) to get in/out of bed at night when nature called.
-- Cabin had a full kitchen, with most dishes/utensils provided. Folks who intend to BBQ will need to bring their own BBQ tools, foil, etc.
-- Cabin had its own BBQ grill and its own fire ring.
-- Pet friendly cabin. Pets are not allowed to stay in the cabin unattended. However, there is no maid service, and we didn’t see any “pet police” patrolling the park, so we left our quiet, well-behaved dog in his crate in the room for brief periods of time while fishing in the park area, with no repercussions.
-- Nice knotty pine paneling inside. Worn piece of plywood adorning the small front porch.
-- The gas oven/stove was clean and functioned properly, but it was not vented. We opened all the kitchen windows when using the oven.
-- The room was generally clean, except for dust and cobwebs on the neglected windowsills.
-- The bathroom was small. A big/tall person might have a difficult time using the toilet, due to the bathroom configuration.
-- Plenty of scalding hot water from the unit’s dedicated water heater, which provides a satisfying shower when tempered with cold water.
-- The shower stall in Cabin 9 should have been replaced a decade ago. The coating on the synthetic shower surround has worn off in places. The surround is warped and bowed. Someone has tried to caulk along irregularly-shaped line between the shower walls and floor. There is a line of mildew following the caulking. A sad sight. The wood behind the shower walls is most likely in very bad shape.
-- There is no soap dish in the shower; no convenient place to set one’s toiletries.
-- The bedroom in Cabin 9 is poorly lit. It has a decent-sized closet, but access to the closet is impaired by a small tangle of extension cords running from one of the cabin’s few electrical outlets to lamps and other devices.
Summary: Staying in the cabin is better than camping. Much better. Just don’t expect a luxury room.
Additional notes on the location:
-- Dining options are limited. There is one café a couple of miles away with a good breakfast and an in-house bakery, but limited dinner hours and menu, and no adult beverages. They do, however, have a dog-friendly patio for dining. The next closest restaurants are 30 miles away in Burney. We made use of the cabin kitchen and BBQ grill during our stay, but…
-- Grocery shopping also limited. I stopped by the RV Park store 3 or 4 times during our stay, looking for basic items. None of the items I sought were available there. There is a store and gas station a few miles away which had a better selection of items, and friendlier service. During our visit, they had frozen Hat Creek Grass Fed Beef in stock, but few, if any, fresh foods. There is a Safeway grocery store in Burney.
- Also Known As:
- Hat Creek Resort And Rv Park
- Hat Creek Resort & Rv Park Hotel Old Station