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Butte Creek Canyon Lodge: Family and Friends Can Be Together, Sleeps 12, Chico

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This is the Lodge viewed from the deck overlooking Butte Creek.

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Last updated: 10/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Chico lodge description

***If you love the idea of your family and friends visiting, cooking, playing or just being together in a large, comfortable, quiet home, the Butte Creek Canyon Lodge is the place for you! The Lodge is a beautiful 5000 square feet home located in a serene canyon 15 minutes from Chico. If you want to be together you can; if you want privacy, you can have that too.

September dates are still open!
Thanksgiving is still open!

**Fish in Butte Creek right in front of the Lodge:
Open November 15 through February 15, catch and release only, barbless hooks.

**Family Friendly - we now provide a Graco Travel Lite Crib - bring your own linens.

*We love last minute rentals - just give me a call and we'll see what's possible.

**We now have a cool HORSESHOE PIT in the meadow next to the lodge! Ready to make some spinners or sparks off the peg? There's also plenty of room in the meadow to set up a volleyball net or disc golf cage.

***We now provide DirecTV.

****We provide linens and towels. The Lodge has a washer and dryer for your use.

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. We built a safe set of stairs so you can easily walk down to Butte Creek and swim where Chinook salmon congregate during the summer. The Lodge is an easy 15 minute drive into 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.

**If you would like to rent my property, please contact me (the owner) directly by phone before you send any money.

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome:

            The Lodge is Friendly Friendly. This is a great place for the whole family to take a vacation. We provide a Graco Travel Lite Crib for your little one. We provide a horseshoe pit and there's plenty of space to set up other games like volleyball and disc golf in the meadow....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            The house and bungalow are strictly non smoking only....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Service dogs are welcome. I'll consider a small dog only with prior approval of the manager. Thank you for understanding. We charge a fee per dog plus cleaning fee....moreless

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            This bedroom does not have an attached bathroom....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Attached full bathroom, double sinks, soaking tub, shower...moreless

          • Bungalow Bedroom: 1 king

            Bungalow, more private, microwave, refrigerator, bathroom...moreless

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Master: two sinks, jetted soaking tub, shower, steam room....moreless

          • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

            Large room, downstairs, 3 beds, double sinks, shower and tub...moreless

          • King size beds in the Master suite and Bungalow. Queen size beds in 2 of the upstairs bedrooms. The large downstairs bedroom has a double bed plus 2 twin beds. Especially great for kids. We provide a Graco Travel Lite Crib (please bring your own linens for the crib)....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Double sinks, walk in shower, large tub...moreless

          • Bungalow Bathroom : toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Double sinks, door to outside, ...moreless

          • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Double sink, walkin shower, large tub, steam room....moreless

          • Half Bathroom: toilet

            laundry room...moreless

          • All of the bathrooms are finished with tile or stone floors, counters and walls. The Master bath has a steam/shower room. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Fish in Butte Creek right in front of the Lodge: Open November 15 through February 15, catch and release only, barbless hooks. We provide a horseshoe pit in the meadow next to the lodge. There's also plenty of room to set up a volleyball net or disc golf court in the meadow. We provide one disc golf cage and some discs. Unfortunately, we do not have DSL or cable internet service in the canyon so we do not offer regular Internet service at the Lodge. Your 3G or LTE compatible tablet, ipad or cell phone can access the Internet using your AT&T or Sprint 3G or LTE service plan. Contact me regarding temporary internet service for email. While we do not offer actual phone service at the Lodge, your cell phone will work if you're using AT&T or Sprint....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                We have a small library of books and magazines for your use while you stay in the Lodge....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                We provide some DVD movies for your use. Bring your favorite movies....moreless

              • Game Room:

                Ping pong table Horseshoe pit in the meadow and you can set up a disc golf cage or vollyball net....moreless

              • Games:

                We have an assortment of games and puzzels but bring your favorites....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Bring your favorite CDs or you can plug your Ipod or phone into the stereo system and listen to your favorite tunes. I have a few CDs available for your use....moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Satellite / Cable:

                DirecTV is provided....moreless

              • Stereo:

                We provide a nice stereo system with a CD player. You can plug your Ipod or phone into the system and listen to your favorite tunes. The ceiling speakers sound great!...moreless

              • Television:

                The Lodge has a TV with basic DirecTV television service along with DVD and VHS video players....moreless

              • Video Library:

                We provide a small number of VHS videos and several DVD movies for you use....moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Beautiful views of the Buttes surrounding Butte Creek Canyon....moreless

              • Water View:

                Great view of Butte Creek from the living room and deck in front of the house....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                The Lodge is located on Butte Creek - it is creekfront property with a private, beautiful swimming area easily accessible by a safe set of stairs to the creek....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Racquetball
              • Rafting
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                The dining room is open to the deck and kitchen with a large family dining table great for dinner or games. It will accommodate 8 and up to 12 if you squeeze in. Plus a medium size table on the deck....moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                There are 5 climate control zones in the house and bunalow. Each bedroom, main living room and the bungalow has it's own climate control zone for air conditioning and heating....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                We provide a washer and dryer for your use. We do not provide housekeeping services during your stay....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                (2) There are two wood stove inserts in stone firplaces with circulation fans in the upstairs and in downstairs living room areas. Oak firewood is available during the winter....moreless

              • Garage:

                A two car enclosed garage is available....moreless

              • Heating:

                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...moreless

              • Internet:

                Talk with owner about adding temporary internet service for email....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                We provide bath towels, sheets, blankets, quilts, pillow cases and pillows. Our towels are for indoor use only. Please bring your own beach towels for use at the creek. A washer and dryer is available...moreless

              • Living Room:

                The Lodge has 2 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. ...moreless

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

                We do not provide telephone services. There is an ATT and Sprint cell phone tower on the ridge top and ATT/Sprint phones work well at the Lodge and in most places except for a few areas in the canyon...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                We provide plenty of bath and hand towels for indoor use only. Please bring your own beach towels for use at the creek. We provide a washer and dryer. We do not provide housekeeping services....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                We provide a washer and dryer for your use. We do not provide housekeeping services during your stay....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                (2) There are two wood stove inserts in stone firplaces with circulation fans in the upstairs and in downstairs living room areas. Oak firewood is available during the winter....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Automatic drip...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Utensils, mixer, toaster oven, 6 piece bread toaster, juicer, slow cook crockpot, coffee pot, etc. in the upstairs kitchen....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Dishes, utensils, etc are provided. The dining room table will easily accommodate 8 guests and few more if you squeeze in a little. ...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                (2) Quiet Bosch dish washers are installed in both kitchens....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                (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....moreless

              • Microwave:

                The upstairs kitchen has a combination Microwave/convection oven. The downstairs has a medium size microwave....moreless

              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Spices and other various kitchen items are available for your use....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                (2) 1 upstairs / 1 downstairs...moreless

              • Stove:

                1 large oven upstairs and an additional convection oven. The downstairs has a large Blue Star 6 burner near commercial stove. ...moreless

              • Toaster:

                Toaster oven on the counter plus an additional 6 piece bread toaster stored in a cabinet. ...moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                There is a private balcony deck outside the Master bedroom....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                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....moreless

              • 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....moreless

              • Golf:

                There are several golf courses - one is located at the mouth of Butte Creek Canyon about 15 minutes drive from the Lodge....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayaking is a popular sport on Butte Creek especially in the spring and, depending on your skill, during the winter....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Propane and utensils are provided....moreless

              • Tennis:

                The Chico Raquet Club offers a beautiful facility for tennis players. There is also a very nice community tennis facility that may be used for free in Chico....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Bring your mask, snorkel and fins to use in the creek. Bring your own beach towels, rafts and inner tubes for use on the creek....moreless

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Sauna:

                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....moreless

              • Jetted Tub:

                (2) Two nice large jetted tubes are in the house....moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter
              Jan 1 - Mar 21, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $500
              CSUC Graduation week
              May 14 - May 18, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $800
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $600
              $3,500

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning fee $250
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              *The Lodge without Bungalow rents for $550 night +$250 cleaning fee. Lodge with 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 season 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.


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              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Location

              12 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Chico Airport
              12 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              The Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Chico and Paradise
              12 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak in Chico
              10 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 99
              10 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Several very good restaurants at Skyway and Hwy 99
              130 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Lake Tahoe

              Car: Necessary

              This property is located in Butte Creek Canyon in the foothills of the Cascades a 15 minute drive to 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.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2011

              About: 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 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 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 to Chico in 15 minutes. It's serene and quiet. The Lodge is a large home - a great place for family and friends to stay together.

              The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
              It's quiet except for the sound of the creek flowing around the bend.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • This is the Lodge viewed from the deck overlooking Butte Creek.

                This is the Lodge viewed from the deck overlooking Butte Creek.

              • Lodge entrance.

                Lodge entrance.

              • Deck with dining table.

                Deck with dining table.

              • Lodge main Kitchen. There is a second full kitchen downstairs.

                Lodge main Kitchen. There is a second full kitchen downstairs.

              • Living room

                Living room

              • Living room

                Living room

              • Master bath with walk in shower.

                Master bath with walk in shower.

              • Middle bedroom bath with walk in shower.

                Middle bedroom bath with walk in shower.

              • Downstairs bedroom - especially great for kids. Two twin beds and one double.

                Downstairs bedroom - especially great for kids. Two twin beds and one double.

              • Bungalow with king size bed.

                Bungalow with king size bed.

              • View of Butte Creek from the deck.

                View of Butte Creek from the deck.

              • Butte Creek below the deck. This is the best spot for a long swim in clean water

                Butte Creek below the deck. This is the best spot for a long swim in clean water

              • The Lodge entrance in Spring!

                The Lodge entrance in Spring!

              • View of the Buttes from the deck attached to the house.

                View of the Buttes from the deck attached to the house.

              • Deck area in front of the Bungalow.

                Deck area in front of the Bungalow.

              • Dining room: room enough to seat 8 easily and space to squeeze in a few more

                Dining room: room enough to seat 8 easily and space to squeeze in a few more

              • Living room fireplace

                Living room fireplace

              • Master bedroom.

                Master bedroom.

              • Middle bedroom with queen bed.

                Middle bedroom with queen bed.

              • 3rd bedroom with queen bed - no bathroom attached.

                3rd bedroom with queen bed - no bathroom attached.

              • Downstairs game room with wood burning stove, games and TV.

                Downstairs game room with wood burning stove, games and TV.

              • Deck overlooking Butte Creek.

                Deck overlooking Butte Creek.

              • Butte Creek where the salmon swim in deep hole just below the deck.

                Butte Creek where the salmon swim in deep hole just below the deck.

              • Chinook salmon in August.

                Chinook salmon in August.

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              Date last modified - Sunday, October 26, 2014

              $500 - $800 per night (USD)
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              5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 16

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              Speaks: english
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