Lake Almanor Retreat

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Year round Trout fishing at Lake Almanor. Seasonal fishing at Hamilton Branch.
Our vacation property is situated on the Hamilton Branch River. Hamilton Branch is one of the best fishing spots on Lake Almanor. You will have direct access to the Hamilton Branch River from our private sloping trail. Please wear appropriate shoes for the trail access.

The property is fenced for your privacy and security for those with children. Access to the retreat is by stairs.The Retreat is above our Garage, with separate private access, at the back of the property. It is very private, with many trees. Some of our guests say they feel like they are in a tree house. Although we live on the property, the garage is detached. We live in a little cabin 50 yards from the rental. We do respect your privacy.

The view from the retreat is of the lovely gardens and surrounded by pine and cedar trees.
The retreat has an open kitchen and living area. There are 2 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 and bedroom 2 connect with french doors .The french doors have privacy curtains. Each bedroom also has a separate entrance from the hallway. There is a twin bed in the living area, that will sleep 1. The couch in the living area has a hid-a-bed for additional sleeping.The decor is beautiful with hard wood floors in the living area and granite counters in the kitchen. The bedrooms are carpeted. There is a cute little propane fire place to keep you warm in our cooler seasons. We also have air-conditioning for our warm summer months and ceiling fans in all of the rooms. The cabin is warmly furnished with a fishing theme. We provide bed linens and towels. The kitchen is stocked with cookware and accessories.

We have a grassy area on the property, for outdoor picnicking and barbecue. There is also a propane barbecue available for your use.

We have been fishing, hunting and shopping in the Lake Almanor area for over 40 years. We are fortunate to be able to live in this beautiful Great Outdoors. (Yes we have the movie too). We also have plenty of room for boat trailer parking. The public boat launch is at Canyon Dam, approximately 10 miles.

We can guide you to the best fishing on the lake for fly fishing or conventional fishing. There are also plenty of outdoor activities like hiking or biking and plenty to see in the beautiful Lake Almanor Basin and The Great Indian Valley. It is just a just a 1 hour drive to Lassen National Park.
For more information check on-line at to plan your visit.

There is much to do if you like or much resting to do if you need. We look forward to meeting you. I am sure you will have a wonderful, relaxing time in our cozy RETREAT.

Keywords: Upstairs Retreat


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry we do not accept Pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    2 flights of stairs...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Queen Hide-a-bed in the couch and 1 twin in the living area...moreless

  • Linens, blankets, and pillows provided

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Towels provided...moreless

  • Please bring bath soap and shampoo

Other Amenities

  • Our property is available for small parties, weddings, showers, birthdays, etc for 25 people. The rate is $ 75 for the day, with reservation of the Retreat for 2 nights @$135 per night. Please call for reservations. Ask for Susan 530-596-3236...moreless


  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games:

    PlayStation 2 stored in coffee table trunk in living area...moreless

  • Video Library:

    VCR Movies...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Our property is on the Hamilton Branch River.You have direct access through the property. However there is not a view of the water from the rental....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Seats 4-6 in open dining/living area. 2 extra chairs, 1 in each bedroom. 6 chairs and 2 tables outside...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    We have a new air conditioner for our warm July/August days. All rooms have ceiling fans and a large fan in master for cooling off at night....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Small Propane Fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane fireplace....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, pillows...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open living room with dining area...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of parking for trucks with boat trailer....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring beach towels. Please provide your own bath soaps and shampoo. We provide hand soap....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Requires access...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    We provide, dish soap, dish washing soap...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Please bring you own spices, oils and food....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker in fridge...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    Many Golf Courses nearby...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn for picnics and relaxing. Lovely gardens and beautiful tall Pine and Cedar trees....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane barbecue downstairs, with utinsels, table and chairs...moreless



Write a review 4.4
from 9 traveler reviews
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Spring, Winter, Fall
Mar 1 - Nov 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$810 $2,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Non-Refundable cleaning $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 9%


Holidays require 3 night minimum, payment in full is due 90 days prior to arrival.

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Payment in full for 2 night minimum is due 30 days prior to your arrival date. Sorry we do not accept Pets.

We will be closed for lodging October 11, 2015 to March 1, 2016. We are available to take reservations for 2016.

We are hoping for a very wet, cold and snowy winter!!

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Almanor West, Country Club, Bailey Creek
Hamilton Branch
Nearest Motorway
Highway 36/A-13
Hamilton Branch
Nearest Restaurant
Hamilton Branch, Peninsula
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Canyon Dam

Car: Recommended

Trophy Trout Fishing Lake Almanor, Hamilton Branch, and nearby Lakes and Streams. Famous for Fly Fishing

Guided Fishing by Allen Shephard 530-596-3236


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

Why the Owner Chose Hamilton Branch:
My husband and I traveled to Lake Almanor in 1973 with our new baby in arms. We fished and camped here every year for our vacation. We stayed at Lassen View Resort at Hamilton Branch. In 2001 when we heard the resort was for sale, I ventured out one day. I found this cute little cabin just across the river from the resort. We were so happy that we would now make this our retirement home. We built a big garage for our boats, fishing poles, jet skis, and my crafting supplies. The retreat was created for friends and family visits. We decided to share our retreat with new friends. We have made many new friends visiting us at our retreat at Hamilton Branch.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Quiet getaway for couples and families. Seasonal lake activities, fishing, boating, water ski, jet ski, boat rentals, restaurants, short walk to Lakeside Cafe and Pizza at the Branch. Famous for Lake Almanor Trophy Trout, fishing all seasons.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • View of the retreat entrance

    View of the retreat entrance

  • Stairs to the retreat

    Stairs to the retreat

  • View from the deck upstairs

    View from the deck upstairs

  • Living Area with Propane fireplace

    Living Area with Propane fireplace

  • Open Kitchen, Dining and Living

    Open Kitchen, Dining and Living

  • Bedroom 1 french door connects to bedroom 2

    Bedroom 1 french door connects to bedroom 2

  • View French Door Bedroom 2 connects to bedroom 1

    View French Door Bedroom 2 connects to bedroom 1

  • Bathroom with tub

    Bathroom with tub

  • Almanor Al's Guide Service

    Almanor Al's Guide Service

  • Mouth of Hamilton Branch and Lake Almanor

    Mouth of Hamilton Branch and Lake Almanor

  • Light dusting of snow on Lassen September 2015

    Light dusting of snow on Lassen September 2015

  • Retreat lawn gardens and relaxing area

    Retreat lawn gardens and relaxing area

  • Private tree covered deck

    Private tree covered deck

  • Dining on Upper Deck

    Dining on Upper Deck

  • Open Dining and Living Area

    Open Dining and Living Area

  • Queen bed Master bedroom #1

    Queen bed Master bedroom #1

  • Queen Bed bedroom 2

    Queen Bed bedroom 2

  • French door open between Bedroom 2 and 1

    French door open between Bedroom 2 and 1

  • Trail to Famous  Fly fishing  Hamilton Branch  Just 20 yards from retreat

    Trail to Famous Fly fishing Hamilton Branch Just 20 yards from retreat

  • Lake Almanor Trout

    Lake Almanor Trout

  • Hamilton Branch Trout, Lake Almanor 7/12/15

    Hamilton Branch Trout, Lake Almanor 7/12/15

  • Fall colors October 2015

    Fall colors October 2015

VRBO #246866

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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