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Lake Almanor West, CA, USA
  • House5200 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps17
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

House, 6 Bedrooms + Loft, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 17). SORRY, WE DON'T HOST WEDDINGS

COUNTING DOWN TO MAY 11TH WHEN OUR LISTING EXPIRES.. Although we will continue to rent to those who have saved the contact information shared below- (we may disappear sooner if they remove our listing for sharing this info)

+++ Find us on Facebook- Lake Almanor Lakefront Reunions and Retreats or call 530-878-1950. Email us at rentalinfo at citlink dot net (notice there's no "i" between cit and link)



^^^^^^^^^^^NOTE- WE WILL NOT BOOK A RESERVATION FOR YOU WITHOUT TALKING TO YOU FIRST- It is important to us that our home is a good fit for your vacation expectations. 530-878-1950





Award winning Bailey Creek Golf Course~Lake Almanor West Golf Course~Lake Almanor Country Club Golf Course~

**We pride ourselves on PERSONAL SERVICE and meeting your specific needs and desires sets us apart.

VRBO's new inquiry system and Book Now has not been without errors and delays. We will respond Very promptly once we receive your inquiry.

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WOO HOO!!!! We now have a 55 inch Flat Screen, High Def., SMART TV with DISH satellite!!! Gotta' LOVE IT!


We are dedicated to our guests and serving them, and it shows on our calendar~~~~If you're interested in a vacation at our home, Check the Calendar Now for the Dates You Want and get back to us quickly.

This luxurious, lakefront, dream home is located on the west shore of Lake Almanor (includes a private boat dock and 2 buoys). The spacious 4000 square foot home is loaded with unique architectural features that include seven one-of-a-kind arched trusses that create the home’s large main gable, arched windows, custom wood carvings, trims, and moldings. Each room has a lake view and is beautifully decorated with a Mountain Lodge theme. The living room contains a wall of 20 windows that reach up to the 28 foot high wood ceilings, providing spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

The Master bedroom (downstairs)has a California King Select Comfort bed, a gas fireplace for ambiance, and French doors opening to the lakeside deck. The Master bath has a large jetted tub, double headed shower, double sinks, and a separate 'throne room.' The other downstairs bedroom has one Queen bed. Upstairs are three more bedrooms- a bedroom with one California King bed, a bedroom with a standard King size bed, and one bedroom with 2 Twin beds. All linens for beds and bathrooms are provided for your convenience. The Family Room has French doors opening to an upstairs balcony overlooking the Great room, and another set of French doors opening to an outside balcony deck.

The 1200 sq. ft. Guest House is separate from the Main House but under the same roof and connected by an intercom and a breezeway. It has a bedroom downstairs with a California King bed, 1 bath, and a loft with 3 twin beds, and 2 twin beds pushed together to make a king bed. It has a full kitchen complete with a dishwasher/microwave/refrigerator/stovetop/oven, its own washer/dryer, and a deck with a picnic table, bar-b-que and adirondack chairs for relaxing. THE GUEST HOUSE WILL NEVER BE RENTED TO ANOTHER GROUP, it is only used as additional space for the party renting the Main house.

Our Home Owner’s Association has a nine-hole golf course, four tennis courts, a basketball court, and a lakefront recreation area (with huge grass area, barbecues, sand beach, and children’s play equipment), all within walking distance of the house, and a boat launch ramp that is just down the road.

Excellent fly, spinning, and troll fishing in the lake and surrounding rivers and streams for trophy-sized rainbow trout and brown trout, as well as land-locked Chinook salmon, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass.

Looking for a fly-in vacation? Only four miles from Rogers Field Airport in Chester.

We are members of the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce

Keywords: Vacation Home

Business Retreat

Church Adult Retreat

Family Reunion

Clubs-Recreational and Special Interest



Member Since 2005
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Calendar last updated:
Feb 25, 2018
About Owner

We moved to Lake Almanor in 1998 and planned to live there forever. In 1999 we bought our lot and began drawing our houseplans, keeping in mind our young children and our aging parents. In 2001 our home was completed and we moved from a home we'd been renting in the Country Club. It was an exciting time- 3 days before Christmas with 2+feet of snow on the ground! While we lived there, we hosted pastors and missionaries in the guest house and were blessed to meet some wonderful people. But things happen, and life changes so in 2006 we found that another opportunity had arisen that took us away from our lake home and we moved to Meadow Vista, CA. We learned that we could continue our ministry through Hospitality Homes International and open our home to additional guests through VRBO. It has been a wonderful experience and allowed us to meet some beautiful families. We have been a (small) part of 50th and 60th Wedding Anniversary celebrations, family reunions that will be remembered for decades, and adult church/Bible study retreats. What could be a better use for our home, a home that was built with love and dreams of touching the lives of others?

Owner purchased this House in 2001

Why Owner chose Plumas County

We first saw Lake Almanor when we were college students at Cal State University, Chico. Years later, we had the opportunity to move from the bay area and Lake Almanor seemed like the perfect place to rear our young children and host pastors and missionaries through Hospitality Homes International. We lived in Lake Almanor Country Club for a year and looked for property that would fit our desire to host pastors and missionaries in a guest house. Ultimately God led us to this lot, on a quiet cul-de-sac with the added serenity of Lake Almanor West. Lake Almanor West is a small-ish development and is about half the distance to Chester than most homes in the Country Club. And because we planned to live there year round it was an added benefit that the roads in Lake Almanor West are maintained by Plumas County and our drive to town is basically flat, so snow is not a problem. Because our home is on a cul-de-sac we don't have busy traffic racing by, and being on the west side of the lake we have less wind on our side of the lake than the Country Club eastern side of the lake. We have fewer homes so the general feel of Lake Almanor West is more laid back and quiet. We like that. LAW has a boat ramp, tennis courts, golf, a recreation area, a restaurant on the golf course, a paved bike/walking trail that starts on the south side of LAW and meanders to the dam.... it's simply Fantastic!

What makes this House unique

Having the Main House and attached Guest House gives us a flexibility in size and cost to host a variety of groups with different needs. Most of our groups are Family Reunions with multiple generations all seeking to gather for that rare opportunity to slow life down and catch up with one another. WE HAVE LIMITED HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY. We have found that we are a good fit for professional retreats, as well as Bible Study groups and Book Clubs. For those groups that have double occupancy in the bedrooms they find it much more comfortable to have a super-sized Cal-King bed or King bed than the smaller bed sizes offered by other vacation rental homes in the area. For our family specifically, we enjoy playing in the snow, snowboarding up at Coppervale Ski hill (outside the town of Westwood on HWY 36), watching the snow fall while sitting next to the warm fire, swimming, on-shore or off shore/trolling/fly fishing, feeling the afternoon breeze off the lake while reading a good book, bar-b-quing, bicycling down the west shore bike path, tying flies at the card table while looking out at the lake, and more recently we purchased a couple of kayaks to take advantage of the calm waters. WE LOVE HAVING A DIFFERENT PACE AND ACTIVITIES- IT'S SO REFRESHING.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
      • Main House Master
        1 king, California King
      • Main House Downstairs Guest
        1 queen
      • Guest House Master Bedroom 6
        1 king, California King
      • Main House Upstairs Bedroom 3
        1 king, Standard King
      • Main House Upstairs Bedroom 4
        1 king, California King
      • Main House Upstairs Bedroom 5
        2 twin/ single
      • Guest House Loft
        1 king, 3 twin/ single, The Loft King Size bed is 2 twin beds pushed together
      • King size beds (5) 3 CA King, 2 standard King, Queen size Beds (1) 1 Queen Bed, Twin or Single Beds (5 or 7 as the guest house loft king bed is 2 twins that can be separated) 5 twin beds, Baby Cribs (2) Porta-crib for inside use only; playpen can be used outside.


      • 5 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, double sinks
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, double sinks, dual head shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, double sinks
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, combination tub/shower, handicap accessible

        Location Type

          • Lake View
          • Lakefront
            Both the Guest House and the Main House are lakefront with views from every room.
          • Mountain View
            Dyer Mountain on east side of Lake Almanor
          • Rural
          • Ski-In
            Not downhill skiing, but cross country skiing and snowmobiling can be done directly from the house.
          • Ski-Out
            Not downhill skiing, but cross country skiing and snowmobiling can be done directly from the house.
          • Water View
          • Waterfront


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        No forced air conditioning. We have 2 whole house fans.Evening temps are usually cool and opening the windows cools the house down then close windows around 7 am to keep house cool. Fans in each room
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        (2) New (June 2013) Extra Large capacity LG dryer in main house, standard dryer in the guest house.
                      • Garage
                        Not included in rental
                      • Gas Fireplace
                        2 gas fireplaces in the Main House 1 electric fireplace in the Guest House
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Radiant Floor heat as well as 1 electric and 2 propane fireplaces. The great room propane fireplace heats 3500 sq. ft.
                      • Internet
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Linens Provided
                        All bed linens provided.
                      • Living Room
                        Great room- open living concept
                      • Parking
                        Paved driveway can comfortably fit 5 vehicles, off street unpaved parking for 4 more vehicles, plus parking on the shoulder of the street for 3 more vehicles.
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        Boat & trailer parking
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath and beach towels provided.
                      • Washing Machine
                        (2) New (June 2013) Extra Large capacity LG High Efficiency washer and Dryer in the main house, standard washer and dryer in the guest house.
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            The main house and guest house each have a 12 cup coffee maker and coffee grinder, the main house also has a 24 cup coffee maker.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Full service for 17 guests
                          • Dishwasher
                            (2) New Bosch dishwasher in main house (June 2013)
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            (2) Double ovens, microwave, dishwasher, 5 burner Dacor stovetop & trash compactor in Main House. As well as toaster oven, coffee grinder, coffee maker (both 12 cup and 24 cup), crock pot, blender. Full kitchen with fridge, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, sink in Guest House also. As well as coffee grinder, coffee maker, toaster oven, mixer.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            You name it, I bet we've got it. If in doubt, call and ask.
                          • Oven
                            double Dacor ovens, with convection in Main house, single oven in guest house.
                          • Pantry Items
                            Pay it forward.... spices, seasonings, tea, oils, etc.
                          • Refrigerator
                            (2) Main house has a 48' built in refrigerator. Guest house has a standard refrigerator.
                          • Stove
                            Gas Dacor oven in main house. Standard gas stovetop in guest house.
                          • Toaster
                            The main house and guest house both have toasters.


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Comfortable farmhouse style table
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 17 people


                                  • Music Library
                                    In main house great room.
                                  • Books
                                    Adult and Children's books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Game Room
                                    foosball table, couch and tv with kids movies.
                                  • Games
                                    Children's and Adults board games and puzzles in both the main house and the guest house.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                    The guest house has buckets of dress up clothes, kitchen set, tool workbench, trucks and cars, dolls.
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    Library in Main house great room and family room,and in Guest House great room.


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Bicycles
                                        Not provided- but there is a wonderful bicycling trail that goes 13 miles and starts at the south end of our Lake Almanor West development.
                                      • Boat
                                        Not provided but there are marinas nearby to rent a boat. Google Lake Almanor Marinas- Prattville is nearest to us.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        (4) Main house deck tables seat 17, plus casual conversation area and hammock. Guest house deck table seats 4, plus 2 adirondack chairs for relaxing.
                                      • Golf
                                        9 Hole Golf course within walking distance of the house. Bailey Creek Golf is an 18 Hole course about 20 minutes away from the house. Another 9 Hole course is in Lake Almanor Country Club 20 min. away
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Not provided- but we have very calm water particularly in the mornings that are perfect for kayak and canoe use.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Very large lawn areas on street side as well as on lake side of house
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        2 propane bar-b-ques. Main house has new (June 2013) Weber bar-b-que.
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Not provided but Coppervale is located just outside Westwood and is a small community run hill with a poma lift and rope tow.Some free gear available for day use. Very affordable!! Great for 1st time
                                      • Tennis
                                        Tennis courts available within walking distance.


                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            limited accessibility

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • jetted tub
                                                Master bathroom


                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • 1200 sq. ft. self-contained guest house, separate from main house but under the same roof with 1 bedroom w/CA king bed+loft that will sleep 5, Private Dock & Buoy, Office area, Radiant Floor Heat, Gourmet Kitchen, 2-whole house fans, Level Lake Access, 1000 square feet of Lakeside Deck.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                    51 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    As I stated in 2015, Ain't never goin' anywhere else!!

                                                                    MustangSallyYuba City, CA

                                                                    Once again, we had a wonderful time. Great place to stay for our annual family/friends get-together. We have been staying here for 5 years now. Check out my review from 2015. And we will be coming back, guaranteed!!

                                                                    Best House EVER

                                                                    TimGrass Valley

                                                                    Great house, very clean, outstanding kitchen. The layout and great room are very family friendly . Great views. Great family location. I highly recommend this house, great value for a vacation.

                                                                    Great House for our Company Retreat!

                                                                    MeghanWillows, CA

                                                                    We couldn't imagine a better place to hold our company retreat. The house has everything that you could think of! There are plenty of rooms with comfortable beds, a good amount of bathrooms, a nice area for the group to relax, and a large table perfect to hold our planning sessions. The setting is so serene! Don't miss the opportunity to experience the stay at this house!

                                                                    A Great Home for a Great Vacation Spot!

                                                                    Jason S.

                                                                    This house was perfect for our family vacation. The house has a very functional layout, great views of the lake, is architecturally pleasing, and was clean. The yard and large deck provide plenty of outdoor space for games and room for the kids to play. The owners were very responsive during the booking and even after we arrived. The VRBO description and pictures are accurate. We booked a short trip and wished we stayed longer to enjoy more water skiing, mountain biking, running the trails, hiking Lassen, etc. We are already looking forward to next year and will be coming back!

                                                                    Perfect Gorgeous Home On the Water for a Group!

                                                                    Kim A.Volcano CA USA

                                                                    A group of 15 of us made Lake Almanor the destination for our 30+ annual Ladies Weekend. I wonder how we can top this one! The home is so well appointed and thoroughly stocked (except with toilet paper!). Plenty in the kitchen for us cooks. No need to bring your own large sauté pan; plenty of utensils, dishes, knives, pots and pans etc. The only thing I was glad I brought was a microplane (for lime zest) and citrus juice reamer. Although the dock was up for the season, we were able to rent a couple of party boats at the marina one day and a few canoes the next. Great swimming out in the lake, lots of outdoor furniture , badmitton, and a nice grill. The weather was fabulous too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!

                                                                    How to Completely Spoil Youself...

                                                                    Almanor GangSacramento CA

                                                                    As I sit here at the end of another wonderful day of water skiing, tubing, a big game of Mexican Train, a "toodle" in the boat at sunset and more giggles and laughs than I can count, I wanted to thank you.

                                                                    Your home is more than a home - it is a lifetime of memories. Every time we talked about Lake Almanor, we talked about the year that we stayed at "that home"...and everyone knew which home we were talking about. You provide so much more than any other home that we have rented over our 23 years here. The small details such as providing linens and towels, toys for the children, good pots and pans...you have no idea what those small details mean for us...the icing on the cake. Our children expressed it wonderfully - it is a large home that feels cozy.

                                                                    We have also experienced a few new things - we discovered Waganupa Brewing and spent a couple of afternoons getting to know the owner and sampling several of his beers. In fact, we were there when his first decals came in, so of course we had to get a few! We have decided that it will be part of our Lake Almanor tradition.

                                                                    We have also decided that next year we are going to start a brunch tradition - we just have to figure out where we want to go in Chester.

                                                                    Finally, on a personal note, we were so fortunate that for the most part, all of our children could stay the entire time! Our son is going back tomorrow for one day and coming back on Friday, only to leave on Saturday - he said it is worth the trip to be here one more day. It is our sincere hope that we can rent it again next year for the same time so our son-in-law can share this kind of contentment. My 89 year old mother-in-law came again this year she remembers Lake Almanor and your home as the highlight of her year. It is my prayer that she will still be able to go next year.

                                                                    I write this to let you know how much we appreciate the gift of this home for two weeks...I can't explain what it has meant for us.


                                                                    Lake Almanor West, CA, USA

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                                    Pet Fee
                                                                    Damage Deposit
                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    $7000/week (Saturday to Saturday) Main House and Guest House- Memorial Day to Labor Day= Peak Season. 9% Tax, $450 Cleaning Fee for Main House + Guest House or $350 for the Main House only, $80 Lake Almanor West Renter Registration fee, $750 Refundable Damage Deposit. $500/night (not limited to Saturday to Saturday) Main House Only- Labor Day to Memorial Day= Off-season. 9% Tax, $350 Cleaning Fee, $80 Lake Almanor West Renter Registration fee, $750 Refundable Damage Deposit. $675/night Main House and Guest House- (not limited to Saturday to Saturday) Labor Day to Memorial Day= Off-season. 9% Tax, $450 Cleaning Fee, $80 Lake Almanor West Renter Registration fee, $750 Refundable Damage Deposit.

                                                                    51 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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