Fodor's Expert Review Drakesbad Guest Ranch

14423 Warner Valley Rd., Chester, California, 96020, USA Fodor's Choice

With propane furnaces and kerosene lamps, everything about this century-old property in the Lassen Volcanic National Park's remote but beautiful southeastern corner harks back to a simpler time. Meals, casual during the day and rather elegant in the evening, are included in the rather room steep room rate; nonguests may call ahead and reserve meals. Lodging reservations are hard to secure at this popular spot, but you can book online up to two years in advance.

PROS

  • back-to-nature experience
  • great for family adventures
  • only full-service lodging inside the park

CONS

  • on a remote partially paved road 45 minutes' drive from nearest town (Chester)
  • rustic, with few in-room frills
  • not open year-round

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
HistoricalViews
Quiet
Remote
Design
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 866-999–0914

HOTEL DETAILS

19 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–early June, All meals

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