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Top 12 Travel Destinations 2009 - Lassen

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, queen-size sleeper sofa. Sleeps 8.

In far Northern California lies the diverse and beautiful Sierra Cascade region. Enjoy glistening lakes, mountain streams, wooded trails, abundance of evergreen forests and wildflowers.

Located near Lassen Volcanic National Park with it’s volcanic peak vistas, bubbling mud pots of Bumpass Hell, waterfalls of Kings Creek and mountains reflected in pristine Lake Helen.

Explore scenic back country roads and you might experience the majestic waterfalls of Burney State Park or tour “The Land of Burnt-Out Fires” the Lava Beds National Monument which also includes Petroglyph Point, one of the largest panels of Native American rock art in the United States. Enjoy wine tasting at four wineries located within a half hour drive.

There is something for everyone to discover and enjoy. This is the perfect escape from the fast pace of city life and offers pure relaxation or an excellent starting point for a new adventure.

Frommers online editors have listed Lassen Volcanic National Park on their Top Twelve Travel Destinations in the World for 2009

Come visit this spectacular vacation home, where a complimentary bottle of a local wine will be waiting for you.

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More Details

Owner
Kathleen Burwell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Kathleen Burwell

My name is Kathleen Burwell; my husband's name is John. John was born and raised in Redding. I moved to Redding with my parents and siblings in 1966. I retired from teaching in 2010 after 37 years. John is a retired general contractor. We have no children but do have several nieces and nephews, and always at least two dogs.

Kathleen Burwell purchased this house in 1973

Why Kathleen Burwell chose Shasta Cascade

My parents bought the property where Battle Creek Retreat stands in 1973. They began building the house in 1976 and completed it in 1977. My mother died in 2000, my father in 2001. The house was left in a trust for nine family members. In 2008 we turned it into a vacation rental. In December of 2013 John and I purchased it from the rest of the family. It has become a fulfilling retirement project.

What makes this house unique

The beauty of the mountains can be found in the many lakes, streams, and forests. The elevation is about 4000 feet, so in a typical year, there is snow in the winter time, allowing for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and sledding. In the summer time, the main draw is Lassen Volcanic National Park. There are several points of interest within an hour's drive of Battle Creek Retreat. The springtime is beautiful with the redbud and dogwood in bloom. The fall is equally as beautiful with the many leaves of brilliant color.

Our property provides activities within a short walk. Battle Creek runs along one border of our property. In fact, our property goes to the middle of the creek. Kids and dogs alike love to play in the creek. Lake McCumber is within walking distance. There are several logging trails where guests can walk their dogs, although no motorized vehicles are allowed.

On the back patio there is a gazebo, a firepit, a picnic table, and a lot of seating. It is enclosed to give it a feel of complete privacy, although a lack of privacy is certainly not an issue at Battle Creek Retreat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks a lot for the wonderful welcome. The kids and us had a great time and really enjoyed the evening smors by the fire. we are hoping to come back soon and enjoy the cabin and the surrounding scenery.



It is our second time in your cabin and we again had a wonderful time. The kids had a blast and they loved Rebel's Retreat (bunkhouse).We hope to be back soon.
Sep 2011
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Amenities

Shingletown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Top 12 Travel Destinations 2009 - Lassen
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 68 reviews
5

Clean, Homey, Had Everything you could need...striking distance to Lassen

  • 5 of 5

This well built and well maintained property has everything you could possibly need to get away and retreat....plus journey into the Lassen National Forest and Park. Explore the forest, reconnect with your family or stay in and write the great American novel...with cable and wifi.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matthew, thank you for your well-written review. Who would have thought that the road through Lassen Park would still be closed at this late date due to snow! I hope you were able to experience Loomis Museum and other areas of Lassen that were accessible. I'm glad that you and your family were able to enjoy Battle Creek Retreat and the natural attractions within an easy drive from BCR.
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A Hiker's Dream House

  • 5 of 5

Five CA & AZ senior men stayed at the Battle Creek Retreat while in Lassen Volcanic NP for our annual hiking trip. We've stayed in many VRBO properties before, but this property was as good as we've experienced. It was well located for our daily drives into the Park; it was beautifully situated on a lovely wooded property, with a great outdoor patio and a meandering stream nearby. The house was as well furnished and appointed as we've seen, with all of the necessities and many that were just added bonuses, like the Lassen-vintage bottle of wine that greeted us when we first arrived and complimentary coffee capsules for the great Kuerig espresso machine - that's just a couple of the generous offerings by Kathleen & John that got our attention & appreciation. Those two really thought of everything that a vacationer would need. The five of us just kept being surprised by the thoughtful furnishings, supplies, and appurtenances. I also need to mention the bunkhouse, which was a perfectly quiet, private sleeping option for one of our group - there was nothing lost by staying in this comfortable bunkhouse. The Lassen hiking trails were great, as was the beautiful environs, but it was wonderful to go back to Battle Creek Retreat, after a hard day of hiking, for a soothing shower, a glass of wine, a bottle of beer (or both) and a relaxing time on the patio or in front of either of 2 large, flat screen televisions before dinner. Thanks, Kathleen & John (& Peggy), for the great experience & memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a review! Thank you so much. When I see how much our guests enjoy exploring the trails, rivers, lakes, breath-taking vistas, and the year-round beauty of the forests and mountains, I thank my lucky stars that our family moved here in the '60's. There have been so many changes over the years, but the senses experienced by those visiting this area are a constant. It never gets old. When I'm told how much our guests feel welcome at Battle Creek Retreat, I feel emotional pats on the back from my parents. They set the tone. Your review was very detailed, Ron, and very positive. That is so much appreciated. You and your hiking friends treated the place with so much care and respect. I wish I could have met all of you. You seem like quality guys who know how to live life! Again, thank you! Kathleen
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Relaxing with lots of thoughtful touches!

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious, well maintained, and feels like home. The backyard area has plenty of privacy and space for relaxing at the end of the day after exploring Lassen National Park. The kids enjoyed playing in the woods and the creek behind the house. We really appreciated the "welcome home" bottle of wine, how everything in the house was nicely labeled with helpful hints, and the s'mores basket with all the ingredients for s'mores in one place! The fact that there was labeled fire starters, kindling and firewood to help us build our fire in the fire pit is a touch most owners would not have considered. We were constantly impressed with the thoughtfulness of the owners and will definitely recommend this retreat to friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jaclyn, thank you so much for your review. What a good feeling to know that your children enjoyed playing in the woods and the creek! My sister lives next to Battle Creek Retreat, and her Redding grandchildren can't get enough of the life that the forest has to offer. (At that elevation, there's no poison oak.) Thank you for mentioning the amenities in your review. It's fun to provide certain treats when I know they're being appreciated and enjoyed. I'm glad you and your family were able to experience the uniqueness of Lassen Park. Thanks again, Jaclyn! Kathy
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Battle Creek Retreat is a wonderful place to stay - very quiet and peaceful, great outdoor spaces, and good proximity to Lassen. The owners go 'above and beyond' in providing amenities for guests. I would definitely rent again if in this area!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Rebecca. I wish I could have done something about the heatwave! It's fortunate that you were able to spend time at a higher elevation in Lassen Park; the road had just opened all the way through to the other end (a very late opening due to the large amount of snow). We so appreciated you leaving the place in such great condition. Thank you for that. I'm glad you were able to enjoy our beautiful part of the state! Kathy
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Wow!

  • 5 of 5

The property was expansive, completely fenced, and clean. Outdoor areas were set up for relaxation. The inside of the house was clean and comfortable. You can't beat the location. The creek is lovely and the easy access too Lassen and the surrounding area made our stay fabulous. It was nice that the property is pet friendly so our dogs could enjoy a vacation as well. The host clearly has comfort in mind as the house is set up perfectly for guests. My children loved the toy room and were fascinated by the outdoor bunk house. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled that you and your family found Battle Creek Retreat so accommodating, Pamela. Our family has wonderful memories spent in the mountains with my parents. The creek, the trees, the beautiful night sky, the relaxing scent were all factors in Battle Creek Retreat being built in the 70's. There are so many places to see and things to do within reasonable distance. I hope you and your children have lasting memories of your trip to Lassen Park and your stay at Battle Creek Retreat. Thank you for your descriptive review. Kathy
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, spacious cabin; great firepit/patio; very convenient to park. Very accommodating hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great guest you were! There were very few signs you were even at BCR! I know your stay was short but I'm glad you were able to spend a day at Lassen Park. The road just opened up all the way through - so much snow during the winter and spring. Thank you for your review. You are welcome back anytime should you get to our part of the country again. Regards, Kathy
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Map

-Wine tasting is a available at four wineries within 20 miles.

-Lassen Volcanic National Park is ten miles from Battle Creek Retreat.

-Subway Cave is about 30 miles.

-Upper Falls, Middle Falls, and Lower Falls are less than an hour away.

-Hat Creek is great for fishing and is about 20 minutes away.

-Mt. Shasta is about an hour away.

-Burney Falls State Park, including Lake Britton, is about 40 minutes away.

-The Sundial Bridge in Redding is 40 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $14 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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