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Canyon Cottage: a Peaceful Oasis in a Hurried World

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Chico cottage description

1 Bdrm Cottage Nestled At The Bottom Of Canyon With A Mountain Stream

Are you looking for a place to rest and recharge? Would you enjoy an escape from the fast pace of everyday life? Spend some time in this pristine canyon and leave your cares behind. Hike the groomed trails. Spend time along the mountain stream that cuts through the canyon. Find your own special hideaways around our 287 acres. Enjoy a starlit night from the hot tub. Immerse yourself in the nature that surrounds you.

Meanwhile, enjoy the comforts of the cottage with a bedroom with queen bed, a loft bedroom with a day bed with trundle (both with new mattresses), a full kitchen, and a sitting room with wood stove. Enjoy outdoor seating areas around the cottage as well as patio and deck seating around the lodge. There is a hot tub and a barbecue for use and guests can enjoy a movie in the lodge (with popcorn) or can curl up by the lodge fireplace in the cold weather. Even while immersed in nature, you will have wi-fi access if you wish.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Staff


          • Children Welcome:

            Children should be at least 10 years of age and need to be accompanied by parents at all times. Call with questions about children....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            slate shower, toilet, sink, toiletry storage area...moreless

          • Slate shower

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            assorted teas, hot chocolate, coffee filters, salt and pepper, spray oil...moreless

          • Dining:

            Built-in drop leaf table for two and round card table for more than two...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Well-stocked with dishes, glasses, pots, pans, silverware, and utensils...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Stocked with your first bag of ice and a carbon filter pitcher of water...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Living Room:

            Seating area with recliner and chairs, recessed built-in desk, two windows to fill the room with nature, and high rake ceilings up to 16' ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Access for long-term renters...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Access for long-term renters...moreless

          • Heating:

            Wood stove...moreless

          • Wood Stove
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking

          Other Amenities

              • A hearty breakfast will await you on one of your mornings in the Canyon Cottage. You will receive a personal introductory tour of the property as well as a map of the groomed trails around the property. An excellent massage can be arranged with advance notice. Nature will provide the best amenities: it might be a bear wandering across the upper meadow; the deer that come in to visit the gardens each night; an owl calling in the evening; mergansers, mallards, and wood ducks on the creek; a fox; a bobcat; or the resident Great Blue Heron....moreless


              • Games
              • Books
              • Ping Pong Table


              • Telephone:

                Access to lodge phones - no cell phone coverage...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Viewing deck is perfect for yoga, meditation, and just absorbing views...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The grounds feature native and drought-resistant plants...moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View


                  • Churches
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking


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                  Base Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Discounts: 6 nights or more: $135 Nightly

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Tax Rate 6%


                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. There will be an added 6% room tax for Butte County.

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                  18 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Chico Airport
                  17 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 32

                  Car: Recommended

                  The cottage is located on 287 acres in a pristine canyon and is the ideal location for those folks truly wishing to get away from the hurried daily activities of life. Wildlife abounds here in the canyon. There are groomed trails and a mountain creek to explore and many special hideaways to discover.

                  Most folks don't want to leave the canyon but should you be touched by a bit of wanderlust, there are no shortage of options. Head up to the mountains where Lassen National Park and Lake Almanor are less than an hour away. Chico and the valley are only 30 minutes from the cottage. If you enjoy history, the Bidwell Mansion video and tour are a must see. Gold mining touched this area and creates its own tour. Winter brings the migratory birds and the Snow Goose Festival to the valley. Spring brings a spectacular wildflower display to Table Mountain, an area well known to plant enthusiasts. If you like Farmers' Markets, you should not miss the Saturday morning Market in Chico. It is one of the best. The University, CSUChico, frequently has activities on its lovely campus. The arts are an important part of the community so you will find lots of opportunities to hear music, view art, or attend dramatic presentations. And if you want to take a break from cooking, you'll have no shortage of good restaurant choices.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1996

                  About the owner: “After living in this special canyon for 14 years, I realized that one of my favorite activities was sharing the canyon with others. Chico Canyon Retreat grew from that love. The location is unusually pristine and we have worked hard over the years to enhance that pristine characteristic as we work to return the land to its native state.

                  Why the Owner Chose Chico:
                  It is not often one gets to live where one would vacation, but that is exactly what happened to me. We spent several years using every vacation to visit cliff dwellings in the southwest. Then came the interest in the WPA lodges in our National Parks and the way natural materials from the surroundings were used in the construction. Put that together with a love of camping under the stars, mix it well, and the result was Chico Canyon Retreat.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  In the morning, imagine sitting on the viewing deck with a cup of coffee as you watch the sun touch the canyon rim and move down the face as it illuminates the entire canyon. The many birds become active as the sun creeps into the canyon. Maybe you'll see a flock of turkeys passing by on the way to the creek. You may want to experience an early morning creek hike as you watch the canyon awaken. View the creek from the 1935 bridge on the property and let your mind wander past the beauty and into the history of what is before you: the cultural history of the Maidu tribe and the geological history of at least 75 million years. Fill your day with exploration of the hiking trails and creek or just find a special hideaway and curl up with a book. Cap your day with a hot tub soak under the stars. These are just some of the things that make your stay at the Canyon Cottage unique.

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                  Speaks: english

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                  • Canyon Cottage

                    Canyon Cottage

                  • Wood Stove

                    Wood Stove

                  • Bedroom


                  • Loft


                  • Sitting Area

                    Sitting Area

                  • Jasper Johns Movie Alcove with 60' Viewing Screen

                    Jasper Johns Movie Alcove with 60' Viewing Screen

                  • Hot Tub with Canyon Cliff View

                    Hot Tub with Canyon Cliff View

                  • Big Chico Creek

                    Big Chico Creek

                  • Big Chico Creek

                    Big Chico Creek

                  • Hiking Trail

                    Hiking Trail

                  • Big Chico Creek

                    Big Chico Creek

                  • Winter Waterfall

                    Winter Waterfall

                  • Sitting Area

                    Sitting Area

                  • Bedroom


                  • Kitchen


                  • Trundle Bed in Loft

                    Trundle Bed in Loft

                  • Lodge Fireplace

                    Lodge Fireplace

                  • 1935 Bridge over Big Chico Creek

                    1935 Bridge over Big Chico Creek

                  • Friendly Neighbor

                    Friendly Neighbor

                  • Hiking Trail

                    Hiking Trail

                  • Creek-side Respite

                    Creek-side Respite

                  • Indian Rhubarb along the creek

                    Indian Rhubarb along the creek

                  • Double Rainbow over the Canyon

                    Double Rainbow over the Canyon

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, February 22, 2014

                  $165 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 07/29/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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