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Top 12 Travel Destinations 2009 - Lassen

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, queen-size sleeper sofa. Sleeps 8.

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.

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Kathleen Burwell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About Kathleen Burwell

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

Why Kathleen Burwell chose Shasta Cascade

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Sep 2011
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Shingletown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Top 12 Travel Destinations 2009 - Lassen
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 58 reviews
Tampa, Florida

Wonderful family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely family home. There is so much love and care put into this property. Best night sleep I have had in months with the cool temperatures and sound of the creek. We really appreciated the treats that you left...I hope they were for us! Great care taken to use plush towels and linens and I appreciated the HUGE binder with ideas of what to do in the area. Even just sitting on one of the many amazing porches and listening to the kids play in the creek was heavenly. My only regret was not staying longer. I will be recommending this to all my friends here at Beale AFB as a wonderful place to reconnect with your family and friends. Thanks for making our last few weeks in CA so memorable!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather, I want to thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. I know how very busy you must be with your move. I'm so glad you were able to go to Subway Cave, Burney Falls, and other places of interest. It's such a beautiful area. I'm thankful you'll be taking memories of your Northen California trip with you, and am hopeful that Battle Creek Retreat will figure in. You and your family were such great guests, very respectful of the place, very neat, very thoughtful. Thank you for that and, again, thank you for the review. And, oh, yes, for recommending BCR to your friends at Beale. We already have a booking from one of the families!
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Best stay ever!

  • 5 of 5

Battle Creek was so inviting and wonderful! Our family of 5 fit perfectly and everything we needed was included! And the waiting balloons for my husband's birthday was such a thoughtful touch!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margaret, I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed yourselves at Battle Creek Retreat! I was afraid the weather would prevent you from spending much time outside and keep you from exploring the area. What a relief it was for us to know that wasn't a problem. We were pleasantly surprised to see how clean you left the place. Thank you for getting a jump on the laundry! Guests like you are so appreciated! Thank you for your booking and review! Regards, Kathy
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Santa Rosa, California

Battle Creek Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights at the Battle Creek Retreat during the end of the winter season. The house was extremely well-stocked...all you need to bring is clothes and food!! The kitchen had every conceivable need covered (including small appliances, cookware, all utensils, storage containers, dining ware). There were extra blankets, pillows...plenty of firewood. The home is comfortable and inviting. The layout lends well to both communal and quiet time. The owners were gracious, conscientious and had clearly spent time in offering a place that has the guest's comfort and well-being in mind.

We enjoyed the Mt. Larsen National Park and proximity to the park entrance was part of our selection criteria. We also drove to another entrance just outside of Mineral (approx 1 hour drive).

Shingletown is nearby (10-15 mins) for groceries, gas, library...

We had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gretchen, thank you so much for your wonderful review! I have my parents to thank for the comfortable, cozy vibe of the home. They were very sociable people who loved to share their home with others. When I know our guests have been made to feel welcome, I know I've done right by them. John and I couldn't believe how much snow had fallen during your stay! It must have been beautiful coming down but I'm sure it wasn't much fun when you had to dig yourselves out. It sounds like you were able to explore the area. I hope you had a chance to go down to the creek. It hasn't been that full for a long time. It washed our little bench downstream, probably to never be seen again. Thank you again, Gretchen, for your review. I know it takes time to do that. We very much appreciate it. Regards, Kathy
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin with easy access to Lassen. Hope to go back there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andy, I hope you and your friends were able to find enough snow to go snowshoeing. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the weekend outdoors and at Battle Creek Retreat. The creek was really rushing during your stay, and the dam at Lake McCumber was flowing over the top. I've never seen Battle Creek so high. I hope you were able to check it out. I appreciate your review, Andy! Regards, Kathy
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What a Gem...

  • 5 of 5

A most wonderful place to stay. A Gem hidden away in the towering pines and firs. Very well kept and stocked. The best rental place we have ever stayed at! We look forward to coming back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, I'm glad you found Battle Creek Retreat well-kept, well-stocked and accommodating. No matter the season, it is always so nice being among the tall trees. The serenity of the forest allows one to forget the stresses of work and the demands of life. I can't thank you enough for leaving the house so clean! Regards, Kathy
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Redding, CA

Quietly prepare for the New Year, 2017

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patsy, it was so nice to read your review and to know how much you enjoyed your winter solitude! The thing about bookings this time of year is never knowing what the weather will be. I'm glad you had snow but, as you told me, it would've been nice having it early in your stay. You made the right call leaving when you did. I hope you'll be back - you were a wonderful guest!
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-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.


Rates & Availability

Shingletown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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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

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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