Canyon Cottage: a Peaceful Oasis in a Hurried World

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 around the lodge. There is a hot tub and a barbecue for use and guests can enjoy a movie in the lodge 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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

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. 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
  • Ping Pong Table


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Churches

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Access for long-term renters...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    New ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    Stocked with ice cube trays and a carbon filter pitcher of water....moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
CsuChico Graduation
May 18 - May 20, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 8%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. There will be an added 8% room tax for Butte County.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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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 and immerse themselves in their own personal park. 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 Forest Ranch, CA, USA:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • Big Chico Creek

    Big Chico Creek

  • Big Chico Creek

    Big Chico Creek

  • Indian Rhubarb along the creek

    Indian Rhubarb along the creek

  • 1935 Bridge over Big Chico Creek

    1935 Bridge over Big Chico Creek

  • Big Chico Creek

    Big Chico Creek

  • Friendly Neighbor

    Friendly Neighbor

  • Sitting Area

    Sitting Area

  • Bedroom


  • Kitchen


  • Trundle Bed in Loft

    Trundle Bed in Loft

  • Jasper Johns Movie Alcove with 60' Viewing Screen

    Jasper Johns Movie Alcove with 60' Viewing Screen

  • Creek-side Respite

    Creek-side Respite

  • Hiking Trail

    Hiking Trail

  • Hot Tub with Canyon Cliff View

    Hot Tub with Canyon Cliff View

  • Hiking Trail

    Hiking Trail

  • Winter Waterfall

    Winter Waterfall

  • Double Rainbow over the Canyon

    Double Rainbow over the Canyon

  • Wood Stove

    Wood Stove

  • Bedroom


  • Loft


  • Sitting Area

    Sitting Area

  • Canyon Cottage

    Canyon Cottage

  • Lodge Fireplace

    Lodge Fireplace

VRBO #454055

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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