BUTTE CREEK CANYON LODGE: SERENE WILD CREEK, SCENIC CANYON, SLEEPS 12, CHICO

Max George

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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BUTTE CREEK CANYON LODGE: SERENE WILD CREEK, SCENIC CANYON, SLEEPS 12, CHICO

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Beautiful 5000 sq ft, 5 bedroom house and bungalow, 5 bath, creek, canyon view

***The BUTTE CREEK CANYON LODGE is the perfect place to stay during the summer in Chico. Dates are still open!

*We love last minute rentals - just give me a call and we'll see what's possible.

**We now have a cool HORSESHOE PIT in the meadow next to the lodge! Ready to make some spinners or sparks off the peg? There's also plenty of room in the meadow to set up a volleyball net or disc golf cage.

***We now provide DirecTV.

****We provide linens and towels. The Lodge has a washer and dryer for your use.

The Lodge and Bungalow sit on 5 acres of beautiful natural canyon land. The house was modeled after lodge style houses in Lake Tahoe with large log posts and river rock walls decorating the fireplaces. It's a very family friendly, beautiful 4 bedroom home plus an attached private 1 bedroom bungalow that can easily accommodate 12 + guests.

While the Lodge is fully equiped for an extended family vacation, the Bungalow is perfect for a single or couples romantic gettaway. The Bungalow has a microwave and small refridgerator, walk in shower and king size bed.

The Lodge is perfect for family reunion or a relaxing place to stay after a wedding, baby or wedding shower or other group gatherings. It has 2 large kitchens, 5 bathrooms with 3 walk-in showers, 2 jetted soaking bathtubs, 2 wood burning stoves, 3 zone full house heating and air conditioning, a game room with ping-pong table, and a large deck with spectacular views of Butte Creek Canyon. Another deck overlooks Butte Creek for hanging out watching for Bald Eagles, osprey, otters, beaver, salmon, wild turkeys, or even the occasional bear. You can climb down a path to a deep swimming area and swim where Chinook salmon congregate during the summer waiting to spawn in October. The house is located an easy to drive 10 miles from Chico. There are plenty of recreational opportunities available including hiking, road and mountain biking, swimming, tubing, snorkeling or just relaxing by the creek. The Centerville Museum and the historic Honey Run Covered Bridge are nearby.

**If you would like to rent my property, please contact me (the owner) directly by phone before you send any money.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Max George

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Laura and I are retired therapists who worked as school and college counselors and in private practice for over 30 years. We manage and maintain this house for my elderly father in law, Oscar. We have lived in our house nearby on 8 acres for over 20 years. While the vacation rental is completely private, living nearby helps us provide more security for our guests and affords a personal response to requests.

Max George purchased this lodge in 2011

This is a unique and beautiful property on Butte Creek. We love the natural setting of Butte Creek Canyon while being able to drive into Chico in 15 minutes. It's serene and quiet.

It's quiet except for the sound of the creek flowing around the bend.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Butte Creek Canyon Lodge: Serene Wild Creek, Scenic Canyon, sleeps 12, Chico
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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Butte Creek Canyon Lodge: Serene Wild Creek, Scenic Canyon, sleeps 12, Chico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436901vb
530-680-9735
Chico Shasta Cascade
San Jose, CA
5

FANTASTIC PLACE SITUATED AT A NICELY SECLUDED SPOT ON THE CREEK.

  • 5 of 5
We have nothing but good things to say about this property, Max (owner), and Richard (his partner). Several families met up here for a reunion of sorts. We have young kids on up to teenagers. All the kids and adults had a wonderful time. The lodge is even better than the pictures show, providing everything you need. The creek is a close walk so we could come and go as we liked. We didn't spend a lot of time on the fantastic deck over the creek, due to our younger kids (deck has some higher chairs, and the stairs lead right down to the creek). Instead we enjoyed the beautiful canyon views from the dining room, dining deck, and main room. When we wanted creek time we threw life jackets and river shoes on the kiddos and headed down. River is pretty calm, we were just cautious given the depth of water and the young age of kids (and lots of them). Max had plenty of good tips, so ask if you have questions. Another bonus is that the drive into town is easy 15-20 min. You can rent just the bungalow for a romantic getaway, but having the whole place yourself would be incredible (maybe too big for that, though).

Can't wait to go back next year. We may do 4 or 5 nights instead of 3!!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Butte Creek Canyon Lodge: Serene Wild Creek, Scenic Canyon, sleeps 12, Chico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436901vb
530-680-9735
Chico Shasta Cascade
Sacramento
5

GUY'S TRIP

Guy's Trip
  • 5 of 5
Planned a low-key bachelor party. Originally just wanted a nice place to relax as I assumed we'd be out most of the time. However, everyone loved the lodge & the surrounding property so much we spent the majority of the time enjoying the scenery, playing horse shoes & cooling off in the creek. The lodge is beautiful, clean & very organized. Max is professional and accommodating. I would love to continue coming back here in the future.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Butte Creek Canyon Lodge: Serene Wild Creek, Scenic Canyon, sleeps 12, Chico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436901vb
530-680-9735
Chico Shasta Cascade
Santa Paula, CA
5

EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Lodge for our son's graduation from Chico State. (Go Wildcats!!) The property exceeded our expectations. The property is absolutely stunning. The property owner met us there upon our arrival. The house was large enough for all of us to have our own "space". After the graduation, we had a small celebratory gathering for people who traveled from afar. Everything was perfect. The second kitchen downstairs provided us extra room for prepared food.

The surroundings were so serene and tranquil. We saw salmon spawning every day, deer exploring the property and other forms of nature. Our kids had a ball.

Thank you allowing us to make family memories at the Lodge, Max! Now that our son is graduated, we're already looking for an "excuse" to get back to Chico just to stay at the Lodge!! -)
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Butte Creek Canyon Lodge: Serene Wild Creek, Scenic Canyon, sleeps 12, Chico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436901vb
530-680-9735
Chico Shasta Cascade
5

AWESOME PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of 9 and stayed two nights. We rented the bungalow to have a little extra space and had an amazing time! We're already looking at dates when we can come back and take advantage of the creek!! We wouldn't change a thing!
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Butte Creek Canyon Lodge: Serene Wild Creek, Scenic Canyon, sleeps 12, Chico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436901vb
530-680-9735
Chico Shasta Cascade
Pleasant Hill OR
5

THANKSGIVING FAMILY REUNION

  • 5 of 5
Just returned home from our Thanksgiving weekend at the Lodge and am still getting compliments from relatives for having found such a perfect place for our get-together. We rented both the main house and the extra apartment. What you can't tell from the pictures is that this is a very new home with large rooms, fantastic natural light and a full catering kitchen downstairs in the game room. Bedrooms are large and the 2 living rooms have a lot of seating. We brought a 6 ft folding table with us and created a long table for 18 in the upstairs great room. The setting is not far from town, but has a private and remote feel and beautiful views of the river and hillsides. I enjoyed cooking in the upstairs kitchen and watching everyone make such great use of the indoor and outdoor spaces. Lovely deck by the river drew groups of wine tasters into the sunshine, kids enjoyed the Frisbee-golf target in the backyard and we had movie nights downstairs on the comfy huge "L" shaped couch and ping pong fun. Our group ranged in age from 2 to 84. With 3 large bedrooms on the main floor, older family members had no need to climb any stairs and the walk-in shower in the master bdrm was perfect. Our family group with 3 kids under 9 used the downstairs bedroom (we added a portable crib) and slept well in the quiet that it afforded. (There is a large carpeted staircase to the downstairs that might be a hazard for a toddler) We had excellent phone service with AT&T and never missed having television. Actually even the most ardent football fan pointed out that he enjoyed the extra time to interact with all family members during the weekend because he wasn't glued to game after game...though a group went out to the Suburban to listen to the Alabama game on Sirius channel when phone updates told us that there was a close score at the end. Kitchen is stocked with enough silverware and dishes for a group and the BBQ is wonderful. If you have special needs for large group cooking, bring along large stockpot, casserole dishes and serving bowls. Everything else is already there for you and Max is happy to help with requests. We have great memories and amazing photos from the weekend and hope to return again next year.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Butte Creek Canyon Lodge: Serene Wild Creek, Scenic Canyon, sleeps 12, Chico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436901vb
530-680-9735
Chico Shasta Cascade
Sacramento
5

AMAZING PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here in the days leading up to getting married at Centerville Estates. I had 9 bridesmaids and 2 girlfriends who stayed with me and the place was so big there were times I couldn't find a few of them! It literally couldn't have been any better for what we needed. It has a HUGE open kitchen with a table large enough to sit 11-12 people (I did a bridesmaids' luncheon there, perfect) and an island that was great for big family style meals and for my sister to do all of my wedding flowers at (she stored the flowers in the huge garage which stayed nice and cool). Also, the dining room has accordion doors that open out onto a gorgeous patio that was perfect for getting all of our wedding makeup done on. The main room upstairs is GORGEOUS with huge vaulted ceilings, a built in speaker system that was perfect for dance parties with the girls while we did small wedding projects, a HUGE bay window that my photographer got the most gorgeous pictures of my dress hanging in and a fireplace that was amazing for cozying up to. There is a small deck overlooking the creek that was wonderful when I needed some quiet time to myself to write a letter to my soon-to-be husband and to just collect myself. My sister and I stayed in the master bedroom and the bed was huge and super comfortable and the closet was huge - big enough to store all of our clothes and my wedding dress still had room to fluff out to make sure it didn't get wrinkled. The steam shower was also amazing for calming my nerves and relaxing in. I honestly just can't say enough good things about this home. Max was a joy to work with and each correspondence and transaction was smooth and easy. This house was an integral part of how smoothly my wedding weekend ran. It was such a joy to be able to have all of my girls around me but not feel like we were on top of each other! We had a wonderful time here and all of our pictures are so beautiful. I'm so glad we stayed here!
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review Amanda. We're glad the Lodge worked so well as part of your wedding celebration.
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Chico Airport
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak in Chico
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 99
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
The Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico
Nearest Ski
130 Miles
Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Chico and Paradise
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Several very good restaurants at Skyway and Hwy 99
Car: necessary

This property is located in Butte Creek Canyon in the foothills of the Cascades 10 miles from Chico. There is a year round large creek that runs through it. Butte Creek supports the largest run of wild, naturally spawned Spring Run Chinook Salmon in California,' according to the Friends of Butte Creek. In September, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival is held in the Sierra Nevada Brewery Big Room. October is the time to see the Salmon spawn in Butte Creek. Catch and release fishing in allowed only from February through April - see the Department of Fish and Game for details. Butte Creek Canyon is rich in gold mining history - The Coleman Museum in Centerville is about 1 mile from the property and has an excellent collection of gold mining memorabilia and Maidu Indian artifacts. The Honey Run Covered Bridge was built in 1884 and is the only 3-level covered bridge left in the US. The canyon is filled with wildlife: ubiquitous deer, beaver, otter, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, Chinook salmon, all kinds of birds including wild turkey, bald eagle, blue heron, duck, and osprey. If you like to kayak a mild to moderate running creek, kayaking in the winter is especially popular. Summertime is the best for a 3 hour tubing ride form the property to the Honey Run Covered Bridge. It's a blast to swim with the salmon with your mask and snorkel in the swimming hole in front of the house.

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Chico Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
CSUC Graduation week
May 14 2015 - May 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$600
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 500
Cleaning fee 250
Notes *The Lodge without Bungalow rents for $550 night +$250 cleaning fee. Lodge with Bungalow rents for $600 night + $250 clean fee. 2 night minimum If you do not rent the bungalow with the Lodge, we may rent it separately. Call regarding season rates.
Our 1 bedroom Bungalow is perfect for singles or couples rents for $150 per night/2 night minimum + $75 cleaning fee and $100 refundable damage deposit.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Chico Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster ...
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sinks, walk in shower, large tub
    Bungalow Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks, door to outside,
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sink, walkin shower, large tub, steam room.
    Half Bathroom - toilet , laundry room
  • All of the bathrooms are finished with tile or stone floors, counters and walls. The Master bath has a steam/shower room.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom does not have an attached bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Attached full bathroom, double sinks, soaking tub, shower
    Bungalow Bedroom - 1 king , Bungalow, more private, microwave, refrigerator, bathroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master: two sinks, jetted soaking tub, shower, steam room.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Large room, downstairs, 3 beds, double sinks, shower and tub
  • King size beds in the Master suite and Bungalow. Queen size beds in 2 of the upstairs bedrooms. The large downstairs bedroom has a double bed plus 2 twin beds. Especially great for kids.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • rafting
Notes:
We provide a horseshoe pit in the meadow next to the lodge. There's also plenty of room to set up a volleyball net or disc golf court in the meadow. We provide one disc golf cage and some discs. Unfortunately, we do not have DSL or cable internet service in the canyon so we do not offer Internet service at the Lodge. Your 3G or LTE compatible tablet, ipad or cell phone can access the Internet using your AT&T or Sprint 3G or LTE service plan. While we do not offer actual phone service at the Lodge, your cell phone will work if you're using AT&T or Sprint.
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