This place exceeded our expectations. The location was beautiful, the property was well-kept and had many amenities for our use. The dock and the water trampoline were listed, but we also had use of a covered picnic table for dining by the lake, and a small skiff (the grandkids loved that). You do not have to take anything except towels and bed linens, and of course your clothes. All the extras you would never take on vacation are supplied, a mixer, a food processor, blender, etc.
The Peninsula Market is very close, and Chester has a large Holiday Supermarket. Chester also has some great little shops, The Grey Squirrel has the BEST FUDGE! Buffalo Chips in Westwood has great pizza. There are many other restaurants, but we grilled most of our own food on the gas grill and ate on the huge covered porch.
The biggest entertainment for our kids and grandkids was Lake Almanor, we boated, swam, fished, sat on the dock and generally enjoyed the Lake. If you wanted to sight-see there is the drive around the Lake and Lassen Park, to name a couple things.
Last but not least the owners, Jennifer and Bob were terrific. More like a host and hostess making sure their guests were comfortable and welcome. Jennifer is an excellent baker, how do we know? There was a delicious chocolate cake waiting for us on the kitchen counter. Bob was especially patient with our grandson and showed him how to row the skiff.
Would we recommend to friends, you bet, to family, they want to go back. Of course recommending Pier 142 because we enjoyed it so much can be a 2 edged sword. We want others to enjoy, but we also want to be able to get reservations to go back. We have already made reservations for next summer and will be going for a longer time period.
We are looking forward to another great time at Pier 142.