|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
In far Northern California lies the diverse and beautiful Sierra Cascade region. Enjoy glistening lakes, mountain streams, wooded trails, abundance of evergreen forests and wildflowers.
Located near Lassen Volcanic National Park with it’s volcanic peak vistas, bubbling mud pots of Bumpass Hell, waterfalls of Kings Creek and mountains reflected in pristine Lake Helen.
Explore scenic back country roads and you might experience the majestic waterfalls of Burney State Park or tour “The Land of Burnt-Out Fires” the Lava Beds National Monument which also includes Petroglyph Point, one of the largest panels of Native American rock art in the United States. Enjoy wine tasting at four wineries located within a half hour drive.
There is something for everyone to discover and enjoy. This is the perfect escape from the fast pace of city life and offers pure relaxation or an excellent starting point for a new adventure.
Frommers online editors have listed Lassen Volcanic National Park on their Top Twelve Travel Destinations in the World for 2009
Come visit this spectacular vacation home, where a complimentary bottle of a local wine will be waiting for you.
My name is Kathleen Burwell; my husband's name is John. John was born and raised in Redding. I moved to Redding with my parents and siblings in 1966. I retired from teaching in 2010 after 37 years. John is a retired general contractor. We have no children but do have several nieces and nephews, and always at least two dogs.
Kathleen Burwell purchased this house in 1973
My parents bought the property where Battle Creek Retreat stands in 1973. They began building the house in 1976 and completed it in 1977. My mother died in 2000, my father in 2001. The house was left in a trust for nine family members. In 2008 we turned it into a vacation rental. In December of 2013 John and I purchased it from the rest of the family. It has become a fulfilling retirement project.
The beauty of the mountains can be found in the many lakes, streams, and forests. The elevation is about 4000 feet, so in a typical year, there is snow in the winter time, allowing for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and sledding. In the summer time, the main draw is Lassen Volcanic National Park. There are several points of interest within an hour's drive of Battle Creek Retreat. The springtime is beautiful with the redbud and dogwood in bloom. The fall is equally as beautiful with the many leaves of brilliant color.
Our property provides activities within a short walk. Battle Creek runs along one border of our property. In fact, our property goes to the middle of the creek. Kids and dogs alike love to play in the creek. Lake McCumber is within walking distance. There are several logging trails where guests can walk their dogs, although no motorized vehicles are allowed.
On the back patio there is a gazebo, a firepit, a picnic table, and a lot of seating. It is enclosed to give it a feel of complete privacy, although a lack of privacy is certainly not an issue at Battle Creek Retreat.
Thanks a lot for the wonderful welcome. The kids and us had a great time and really enjoyed the evening smors by the fire. we are hoping to come back soon and enjoy the cabin and the surrounding scenery.
It is our second time in your cabin and we again had a wonderful time. The kids had a blast and they loved Rebel's Retreat (bunkhouse).We hope to be back soon.
Battle Creek Retreat was the perfect spot for my end of year quiet time away from the world. I loved the fires in the fire place and the snow that covered much of the grounds. I really prayed for snow and it snowed on New Year's day. It was so beautiful and refreshing. Driving was a little iffy without chains so remember to plan ahead if any chance of snow. The house is so well equipped that there was nothing extra I needed. I took my little dog and she loved romping in the snow too. My favorite room is the master bedroom with a perfectly lovely view of the back and side of the property with clear access to the sounds of the creek babbling. The bed was very comfortable and cozy as well. Kathy and John are the best! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with me.
We had a great time spending our holidays here. We had snow on the ground and it was perfect. Kathleen was easy to reach. The cabin is charming and the location is beautiful.
Kathleen is the best host we have ever had. She is extremely prompt and helpful. The property is the most systematic, well put together, organized, beautiful and comfortable place we have ever stayed in before. We loved the place and will recommend to everyone. We went in the winters with snow all over adding to the magical beauty of the place. Just love love love the place.
A wonderful spot to get away from hectic city life and only about 40 miles from Redding. We left the bedroom sliding door ajar and could hear Battle Creek rushing by. A beautiful rustic fireplace in the living room provided ample heat for the frosty nights. Beds were very comfortable and the beautiful forest could be enjoyed from all
windows. A truly great weekend!
Really enjoyed our weekend at this cozy home on Battle Creek. Our dogs loved the large enclosed yard, our kids loved playing in the creek and the fishing was amazing in the area. Very well appointed home with all amenities one needs and the fire pit outside was perfect for smores at night. Hope to stay again soon!
Our family of four loved the Battle Creek retreat. It provided a great launching point to lassen where we did a few hikes (bumpass hell and manzanita lake worked well with little ones). We also spent a day driving north to burney falls and subway cave for a few more hikes. When we didn't feel like leaving we stayed on the property and walked around the creek in the backyard or down to the lake nearby. Supposedly amazing fishing there as well, but we didn't get a nibble (probably too late in the season). The cabin clearly is an important part of the family, and it's treated as such - it had everything we could need, including toys for a 2-year old. Would definitely stay again when we next visit Lassen.
-Wine tasting is a available at four wineries within 20 miles.
-Lassen Volcanic National Park is ten miles from Battle Creek Retreat.
-Subway Cave is about 30 miles.
-Upper Falls, Middle Falls, and Lower Falls are less than an hour away.
-Hat Creek is great for fishing and is about 20 minutes away.
-Mt. Shasta is about an hour away.
-Burney Falls State Park, including Lake Britton, is about 40 minutes away.
-The Sundial Bridge in Redding is 40 minutes away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Extra charge for 7-9 guests
Jan 17 2017 - Jan 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|