Butte Creek Canyon Lodge
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The Lodge and Bungalow sit on 5 acres of beautiful natural canyon land. The house was modeled after lodge style houses in Lake Tahoe with large log posts and river rock walls decorating the fireplaces. It's a very family friendly, beautiful 4 bedroom home plus an attached private 1 bedroom bungalow that can easily accommodate 12 + guests.
While the Lodge is fully equiped for an extended family vacation, the Bungalow is perfect for a single or couples romantic gettaway. The Bungalow has a microwave and small refridgerator, walk in shower and king size bed.
The Lodge is perfect for family reunion or a relaxing place to stay after a wedding, baby or wedding shower or other group gatherings. It has 2 large kitchens, 5 bathrooms with 3 walk-in showers, 2 jetted soaking bathtubs, 2 wood burning stoves, 3 zone full house heating and air conditioning, a game room with ping-pong table, and a large deck with spectacular views of Butte Creek Canyon. Another deck overlooks Butte Creek for hanging out watching for Bald Eagles, osprey, otters, beaver, salmon, wild turkeys, or even the occasional bear. You can climb down a path to a deep swimming area and swim where Chinook salmon congregate during the summer waiting to spawn in October. The house is located an easy to drive 10 miles from Chico. There are plenty of recreational opportunities available including hiking, road and mountain biking, swimming, tubing, snorkeling or just relaxing by the creek. The Centerville Museum and the historic Honey Run Covered Bridge are nearby.
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- 2 story
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
This is a great place for the family to take a vacation. It is a wild environment so close supervision of kids is necessary as there are cliffs, caves, unsupervised swimming areas, wildlife, poison oak and so forth....morecollapse
- Pets Considered:
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 12-13
- Bedroom 2
- 1 queen
- Attached full bathroom, double sinks, soaking tub, shower
- Bedroom 1
- 1 queen
- This bedroom does not have an attached bathroom.
- Bedroom 4
- 1 double, 2 twin/ single
- Large room, downstairs, 3 beds, double sinks, shower and tub
- Bedroom 5
- 1 king
- Bungalow, more private, microwave, refrigerator, bathroom
- Master Bedroom 3
- 1 king
- Master: two sinks, jetted soaking tub, shower, steam room.
King size beds (2) King size beds in the Master suite and Bungalow., Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) The large downstairs bedroom has a double bed plus 2 twin beds. Especially great for kids., Twin or Single Beds (2) The large downstairs bedroom has a double bed plus 2 twin beds. Especially great for kids., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There's one extra place to sleep in a double size futon in the not as private living room area downstairs....morecollapse
- 4.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 2
- jetted tub, toilet, shower
- Double sinks, walk in shower, large tub
- Bathroom 4
- toilet, combination tub/shower
- Double sinks, door to outside,
- Bathroom 5
- toilet, shower
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
(2) There are two full kitchens. The main kitchen is upstairs and is equipped with all the necessary equipment for cooking fabulous meals. The downstairs kitchen is more modest; it's used primarily for catering - the stove is a large Blue Star range. The Bungalow has a microwave and small refrigerator but no stove top - a propane BBQ....morecollapse
The dining room is open to the deck and kitchen with a large family dining table great for dinner or games. I will accommodate 8 and up to 12 if you squeeze in. Plus a medium size table on the deck....morecollapse
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The Lodge is heated with propane and/or with wood in the wood burning stove inserts. These wood burning inserts make the house very warm and cozy. I'll provide the wood and show you how to use safely...morecollapse
Living Room seats 10:
The Lodge has 2 very large living rooms. The main living room has very large picture windows that overlook the creek and canyon walls. It also has a large stone wall that surrounds the fireplace. ...morecollapse
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- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
Internet is not available via DSL or cable in the canyon. Your 3G compatible tablet, ipad or cell phone can access the Web using your AT&T or Sprint 3G service. Unfortunately, we still don't have access to DSL or cable internet service in the canyon. While we don't offer actual phone service, your cell phone will work using AT&T or Sprint as there is a cell tower on the rim of the canyon above the house....morecollapse
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- DVD Player:
Pool & Spa
A steam room (not sauna) is in the Master bathroom. This is really cool but it should not be used by anyone with a health condition that could be adversely affected by heat and steam. Kids cannot use....morecollapse
Deck / Patio:
(2) The house has a large deck attached to the house. It is furnished with chairs, table, gliders, etc. There is an additional deck overlooking the creek great for drinking your morning cup of tea or coffee and bird watching....morecollapse
The canyon is a beautiful place to ride your road or mountain bike. Centerville Road is a popular road for distance riding - be careful though riding on this busy road. Bring your own bikes....morecollapse
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Tubing
- Basketball Court
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Mountain Biking
This property is located in Butte Creek Canyon in the foothills of the Cascades 10 miles from Chico. There is a year round large creek that runs through it. 'Butte Creek supports the largest run of wild, naturally spawned Spring Run Chinook Salmon in California,' according to the Friends of Butte Creek. In September, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival is held in the Sierra Nevada Brewery Big Room. October is the time to see the Salmon spawn in Butte Creek. Catch and release fishing in allowed only from February through April - see the Department of Fish and Game for details. Butte Creek Canyon is rich in gold mining history - The Coleman Museum in Centerville is about 1 mile from the property and has an excellent collection of gold mining memorabilia and Maidu Indian artifacts. The Honey Run Covered Bridge was built in 1884 and is the only 3-level covered bridge left in the US. The canyon is filled with wildlife: ubiquitous deer, beaver, otter, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, Chinook salmon, all kinds of birds including wild turkey, bald eagle, blue heron, duck, and osprey. If you like to kayak a mild to moderate running creek, kayaking in the winter is especially popular. Summertime is the best for a 3 hour tubing ride form the property to the Honey Run Covered Bridge. It's a blast to swim with the salmon with your mask and snorkel in the swimming hole in front of the house....morecollapse
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Family Time in the Canyon
Family Time in the Canyon
Seven of us stayed for 2 nights while attending a niece's wedding in Chico. We found the home to be clean and generally well appointed, and it met our needs almost perfectly. The queen beds seemed exceptionally small (most men in our party are over six feet tall) but were comfortable and there were plenty of blankets and pillows. Bathrooms were well appointed (wash cloths would have been a nice touch) and very roomy. One bedroom has no closet or adjoining bath, and the half bath is across the house entirely. However, the web site did mention this so it wasn't a surprise. There was a lot of privacy and space, and there are large windows in the living and dining rooms that take in the incredible views. The deck overlooking the creek is large and accommodating, and there is a lot of outdoor space, both in sun and shade, to relax. We lacked for nothing, but be aware that you are quite a way from town so we found it easier to cook and eat at the house rather than drive so far for dinner. The web site also tells you there is no internet, TV or cell service, but some of those services would be a nice touch in the future.
- Guest Debbie B.
- Date of stay 04/26/13
- Review Submitted 04/28/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Ideal place for a large group
Ideal place for a large group
This is an ideal place for a large group that wants to be together. My family stayed here, which included people from young to old. Everyone enjoyed it. The kids had lots of room inside and out to play without getting on the adults' nerves. Fresh air and quiet, nice evening walks and a big deck with a great view. Plenty of kitchen space and bathrooms. They want to come back!
- Guest James
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/07/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you for the great review! Also thanks for rearranging the living room - it looks professionally done!
It was a dream come true!!
It was a dream come true!!
My husband and I wanted to stay in Chico but not downtown. We found the Butte Creek Canyon Lodge and stayed in the Bungalow unit. It was absolutely gorgeous! The grounds were so beautiful and peaceful. It was really cool listening to the river from our bed with the sliding glass door open. We relaxed on the deck overlooking the river. We couldnt believe how many decks were on this property. The owner Max George was AMAZING!! Talk about "exceeding expectations"!! If you ever needed Max he would be there within minutes, or in a minute :) Max lives right next door to the property and is a very honest and trustworthy guy. He really respects everyones privacy yet at the same time you know if you need him, hes there asap. The unit was super clean and comfy. Next time we stay there we would like to stay for a week AT LEAST! Youre in the country yet just 20 minutes from downtown Chico. Looking forward to going back. Max's rates are execeptionally reasonable as well.
- Guest Marty C.
- Date of stay 10/05/12
- Review Submitted 10/12/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
A Wonderfu Getaway
A Wonderfu Getaway
Our family stayed at Butte Creek Canyon Lodge while in town for a wedding in Chico. We all had a wonderful experience and the lodge was perfect for our group, which ranged in age from 12-86! The lodge itself is beautifully built and quite spacious. The furnishings weren't anything fancy but each room was very comfortable and clean and the outside decks provided the perfect setting for relaxing with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. Everyone had a ball exploring the creek too - either from along the waterfront or from the deck overlooking the creek. We even got to see the salmon spawning and the kids jumped in the cool water. We would definitely stay at the lodge again!
- Guest Carla
- Date of stay 10/05/12
- Review Submitted 10/10/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
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2 night min stay
Discounts: 5 nights or more $480 nightly
Additional information about rental rates
Our 1 bedroom Bungalow is perfect for singles or couples rents for $150 per night/2 night minimum + $75 cleaning fee and $100 refundable damage deposit.
The Lodge w/o the Bungalow rents for $550 night +$250 cleaning fee. Lodge + Bungalow rents for $600 night + $250 clean fee. 2 night minimum
If you do not rent the bungalow with the Lodge, we may rent it separately.
Call regarding low season rates.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Taxes Included
Cancellation Policy: A 60 day notice is required for cancellation. All money less a $25 handling fee will be refunded prior to 60 days. Any cancellations or changes made after 60 days will lose any advance payments that have been made, however, this amount will not exceed the total rent listed herein. If owner is able to re-rent the home for the same period, then the renter's advance payments will be refunded less a $50 handling fee.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Airport: Chico Airport at 12 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak in Chico at 12 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 99 at 10 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Lake Tahoe at 130 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Chico and Paradise at 8 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Several at Hwy 99 and Skyway at 10 Miles
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Laura and I are retired therapists who worked as school and college counselors and in private practice for over 30 years. We manage and maintain this house for my elderly father in law, Oscar. We have lived in our house nearby on 8 acres for over 20 years. While the vacation rental is completely private, living nearby helps us provide more security for our guests and affords a personal response to requests.
Why the Owner Chose Chico:
This is a unique and beautiful property on Butte Creek. We love the natural setting of Butte Creek Canyon while being able to drive into Chico in 15 minutes. It's serene and quiet.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
It's quiet except for the sound of the creek flowing around the bend.
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This is the Lodge viewed from the deck overlooking Butte Creek.
Deck with dining table.
Main upstairs kitchen with food preparation sink and island counter.
Wood burning stove with river rock mantel.
Middle bedroom with queen bed.
3rd bedroom with queen bed - no bathroom attached.
Downstairs game room with wood burning stove, games and TV.
Deck overlooking Butte Creek.
Butte Creek where the salmon swim in deep hole just below the deck.
Chinook salmon in August.
This is the entry to the Butte Creek Canyon Lodge.
View of the Buttes from the deck attached to the house.
Deck area in front of the Bungalow.
Dining room: room enough to seat 8 easily and space to squeeze in a few more
Main living room.
Master bath with walk in shower.
Middle bedroom bath with walk in shower.
Downstairs bedroom - especially great for kids. Two twin beds and one double.
Bungalow with king size bed.
View of Butte Creek from the deck.
Butte Creek below the deck. This is the best spot for a long swim in clean water
A family of Mergansers - photo taken from the deck.
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