House, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths (Sleeps 16)
About Owner/Property Manager
We have known each other almost all our lives. We were born in the same hospital in Sacramento, California just 8 days apart. We didn't actually meet until we were 13 years old when we both lived in Carmichael, California. From that time on, we knew we wanted to get married someday. We have been married 49 years and have known each other for 53 years. We have 6 children, 16 grandchildren and 5 great grand children. Stubbornness and perseverance is the glue that has held us together all these years!! Actually, we love each other dearly!!
Owner/Property Manager purchased this House in 1992
Why Owner/Property Manager chose Chester
Years ago we would come to Lake Almanor as a family and camp while my boys and I would archery hunt. We all thoroughly enjoyed the beauty and serenity of the area. So in 1992 we bought our home on the lake as a second home. We wanted to have a place for the family to come vacation year round. Within the first year of buying our home, we made the decision to live here full time. Because I was a private pilot, I was able to live in this beautiful area and fly down to southern California for 3 days a week where we owned our own business. We have thoroughly enjoyed all the spectacular seasons here at Lake Almanor. Winter, spring, summer and fall. It doesn't get much better than this.
What makes this House unique
From the back door, we can enjoy the wonders of nature, go fishing from the dock, go boating, jet skiing, water skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and a myriad of other water and snow activities. Not to mention just relaxing and soaking up the sun as well as admire and take in the splendor and beauty this area has to offer.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Not as nice as previous visits
The house was in good condition. The owner told me that they were in escrow. What he didn’t tell me was that we would not be able to use the lawn while we were there for our lawn games or lounging. We did not know that they were reseeding large portions of the lawn and the sprinkler system was coming on about four times a day. That was a huge disappointment, I wish we had been informed about that earlier.
The last 24 hours of our stay we were not able to use water upstairs. No showers, no toilets. Very inconvenient but not the owners fault.
Another perfect stay
This was our second Thanksgiving week here and it was perfect again! The house has absolutely everything you need and the location is perfect. Thank you!
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review of our home.
We are pleased that you felt like it was another perfect stay and that we had everything you needed and in a perfect location.
Thank you for taking such good care of our home.
Marvin & Kassie
Great week at Almanor West 2018
Everything at the Bear's Den met all our expectations. Had a very large group (16) of family and friends and never felt cramped in this place. Great porch seating in the shade all day, spacious living and dining room for the evenings. Bonus to have a horseshoe pit and brand new dock to tie up to for the boat and wave runners.
Even smoky skies from northern CA fires could not interrupt a great week.
Thanks again Marvin and Kassie!
So happy to know that we met all your expectations and that you enjoyed the shady porch as well as the spacious living and dining area. Glad you appreciated the new dock and horseshoe pit too. Grateful that the smoky skies didn't hinder your great week in any way.
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review so other potential renters can decide whether they want to come to our place or not.
M & K
We had a great time at this house. It's a perfect location with everything that would need in the house. Marvin, the owner, was great to work with. He was so sweet. Highly recommend this house to anyone that wants to have a great time.
So glad you had a great time while you were there at our home as well as thought it was the perfect location. We are happy to have provided everything you needed. Our goal is to help make your vacation as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
We appreciate so much you taking the time to write a review of our home.
Marvin & Kassie
Lovely home on the lake. We really enjoyed the home, the view, and the area.
TERRIFIC, COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER PLACE TO ENJOY THE LAKE
I DID SEND A REVIEW EARLIER, BUT JUST IN CASE IT WAS NOT PROCESSED, I WILL SEND ANOTHER. OUR STAY AT ALMANOR WAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT AT THE HOUSE, AS ACCOMODATIONS WERE OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY. THE DOCK, IN PARTICULAR WAS THE BEST WE HAVE EVER USED WITH LIGHTING AT ALL FOUR CORNERS. GAME ROOM WAS ENJOYED BY ALL.
Thank You So Much For Taking The Time To Write Such A Terrific Review Of Our Home. So Happy That You And Your Family Had A Wonderful Time And That You Found The Accomodations To Be Outstanding. Our Goal Is To Provide Everything Possible To Make Our Guests' Stay At Our Home Pleasant And Enjoyable. The Game Room Is Always A Hit. The Dock Is New This Year And Quite Nice. Glad You Enjoyed Everything.
M & K
Most water sports as well as many winter sports such as; snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing can be done directly from the house. Downhill skiing at Coppervale ski area is 42 miles east on Hwy. 36 from the house. Lakefront views from almost every room. Mountain views are of Mt. Lassen and Stover.