About the property
- House1000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. Sleeps 2 - 6 + (King sofa bed if needed)
Located near Lake Almanor in historic lumber town of Westwood, California - home of Babe and his Blue OX. and the beginning of the Bizz Johnson trail.
The Country Cottage has been a favorite famiy vacation destination for many years and we are now able to share it with others who love the great Northern California landscape.
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We are a fully and completely equipped home with a piano in the palor. Laundry room, full kitchen, large living room, TV's. VCR, DVD, Cassett player, movies and games
The home is in town on a large level fully fenced yard. Nearby is Mountain Meadows Reservior, Lake Almanor, Feather River, and Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lakes, streams, creeks, and rivers abound here .
The lofty and majestic pines, the mountains, and the clear night skys are a treat to experience. The stars are seen as brighter up here. The air is fresher and the environment is envigorating. Treat yourself and your family to a special area of California and explore this wonderland for your
some guest comments: Read what some of our guests have said:
'Love the place. Had a great stay in Westwood.' Thanx....Tim
'We enjoyed ourselves house to stay in, Westwood and surrounding area has been inspiring and restful for me and my family.' Kristina M.
'We had a great vacation here. The surroundings were spectacular. We enjoyed the Country Cottage - very comfortable accommodations for our family. We hope to come again.' Robert G.
'Thank you for giving us such a wonderful experience of staying in your Westwood house. We could enjoy a lot in Lassen Park and the beautiful surrounding places.' Jayanta D.
Carol or Boya Faust
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, Chinese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Carol or Boya Faust
This was our family vacation home and when my parents passed away we were already in the vacation rental business and wanted to share this special place with family friends and guests. I have always thought of Westwood as a fishing dream destination as I have spent so many hours chasing the trout here.
Carol or Boya Faust purchased this House in 1952
Why Carol or Boya Faust chose Westwood
A Town is Born Here in the heart of the wilderness Where wildlife roamed at will Amid primeval forest Where even time stood still, Where rushing rivers downward dashed Through meadows green with waving grass Snowy peaks towered to the skies Amid smiling lakes that watched closeby. Where the trees talked to the stars at night And the moon looked down and smiled. Where the breeze whispered secrets And the lakes extend for miles. Into this place of towering pines Where natures voise excelled all chimes Came man with ax and saw and blade And out of this land so fair and free a town was born for you and me. In the heart of the Sierras You will find it nestled there The little town of Westwood with traditions quaint and rare. As years go by and times holds sway its houses may fall into decay, It's people may leave for parts unknown The years and streets may be overgrown Even the breeze may seem to sigh with memories of the days gone by. But in our hearts and in our minds there will always be a Westwood There among the pines. By Ethel Hurd (recorded in 1949)
What makes this House unique
The Country Cottage is a very comfortable home that welcomes you to really relax, explore our town and the surrounding areas I have placed a booklet in the home letting you in on some of our in town events, places to eat, and little known areas like the Subway Lave Caves to have to see to believe. Everything is provided here. Just bring your toothbrush and clothes and food you want to eat unless you want to eat at our local restaurants. ( The Old Mill ( breakfast and lunch) Buffalo Chips ( PIzza +++) The Moonlight Cafe ( new dinner house) snack shacks and taco stands too. We also have Youngs Super Market that has been here since the early 50's and is a fixture in our town.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Disappointed in the rental
The rental was satisfactory from a cleanliness standpoint. The lady next door, Diane, who is responsible for looking after the property was helpful also. HOWEVER, the password for the WiFi was not correct and we had to use the neighbors WiFi (using her password was our idea, not the owner's) which was a weak signal and very disruptive in the business that I had to conduct while I was there. Furthermore, after we left the property the key was not left in the lock box, which was our error. However, the neighbor , again , Diane , had a key and the problem was solved as the key we should have left in the box was inside the rental. The owner of the house charged me $30 for this issue, which I do not agree with at all. I guess I should have asked for credit on my rent since the WiFi password was not correct, but that is not my style. In any case, I will not be renting this property again. I was disappointed as stated above.
This very unfair, poor review is the direct result of the guest being charged $30 for not leaving the keys in the front door lock so the ext guests could gain access. My instructions explicity state that any failure to leave access for the next guests will result a charge. Although we did eventually get the new guests in it was a very stressful situation as we were traveling at the time.
The wifi key he was given was the correct one and had been working all along. It was the same one the cable company had and when I paid for the technician to come out he didn't know why it failed either. He ended up bypassing it.
The guest used the neighbors wifi ( til our was back up) and by his own admission made thousands of dollars doing so but begrudged me the $30 fee for failure to leave access for the next guests.
Everything that could have been done was done My response was immediate so leaving me such a poor review is as I stated above unduly unfair. The personal items left in the home was carefully collected and held til another family member could retrieve some weeks later.
a step back in time.
Well, this place won't be everybody's favorite place. It's old. A little worn. It's in a tiny out of the way town and the railroad still runs through alive and well. The grocery store is sparse and closes by 6.
All that being said, I loved it. All of it. Buaetifuly furnished, an amazing wood stove and cable TV and wifi. Since I had been brought up in places like it myself I felt right athome. Visiting my grandparents again. Thanks Bob and Carol for letting us stay there for so long!
This is a comfortable, clean, well equipped place for a few friends to stay for several days. My group fixed meals, toured historic Westwood, ate out at the two recommended nearby restaurants, and explored Westwood's surrounding areas. We all had a good time.
Thanks for taking the time to review the Country Cottage. we are here now and made the trek to Hamilton Branch to view and try to. catch the trout coming in from the Lake.
Seeing some really big fish I the water was exciting.
Stay at Westwood Cottage
Mike and I really enjoyed this Westwood cottage. It was clean , comfortable, and was located close to Lake Almanor and less than an hour away from Mount Shasta. The home was quaint yet roomy with 3 bedrooms. I highly recommend a stay here for a fun vacation at a reasonable price!
I know we are located close to Mt Lassen Volcanic park. I have not been to Mt Shasta from Westwood so not sure of the distance..
I think our home reminds people of what Grandma's home was or would be. It has that kind of feeling associated with it. we have antique items of yesteryears. but wilh all modern conveniences.
Located between Chester and Susanville this historic old lumber town has numerous places to explore both in town and surrounding area. The local museum, the loacl honey mead operation, the Bizz Johnson trail head, the layout of the streets each named after a tree type. fishing areas are all around you. HIking, and exploring the beautiful lakes, streams etc.
Other Activities: A day trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park is definitely reccommended.
There are some volcanic lava caves on the back side of the park.
A very interesting experience to walk through in total darkness.
Golf: located in and around Lake almanor..nearby
Ski: coppervale lovated just outside of Westwood. Family, small, resort
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Normal cleaning is $50. However if a larger group of people or situation requires you will be charged the hourly rate I am charged.