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This water front lake house is a fantastic family and friends' activity center on Lake Almanor. Whether you are 2 or 3 couples, each of you will have your own master bedroom, and don't worry about the kids: there is a boys' bunk room and a girls' bunk room where they will enjoy table games and puzzles. Daytime on the Lake is the place to be: hang out on the expansive lawn leading from the massive deck to the waterline. Dock your boat or canoe on our private dock or throw out a fishing line to see what you can catch for dinner.
After a fun filled day on the water or hiking on the trail surrounding the lake, relax on the deck, BBQ and watch as a sailboat passes across the lake and the mountains beyond change color as the sunsets. The week will go much too fast for you with so many fun and relaxing activities to engage everyone in your party. Kids will no doubt saunter down the beach to the recreation area to engage with other teenagers to make life long friends.
The cooks will enjoy the extensive kitchen which at times becomes the place to hang out before dining with family and friends at the table which can seat twelve. After feasting on the evening's BBQ meal, your friends may want to retreat to one of the many couches to engross themselves in their favorite book or join at the backgammon table to compete in a friendly tournament. Young and old can check out the game closet by the dining table; there are dozens of board games, puzzles and children's books.
Of course the golfers among the group will have a tough time deciding which of the 3 courses in the area offer the correct challenge. The setting and scenery of all 3 golf courses are stunning. Walk around the block and enjoy the Lake Almanor West Golf Course or take a 20 minute drive to Bailey Creek Golf Club or the Peninsula golf course.
Tennis buffs will enjoy walking over to one of the 4 courts available for your game. Whether you are teaching the kids the sport or playing doubles with you friends, the setting of the tennis courts is beautiful.
Day trips might find the family driving 45 minutes to Lassen National Park to walk among the fumerols or to hike up Mt Lassen for a phenomenal view of the Plumas National Forest and the distant Central Valley. Eagle Lake, an hour drive to the east will give up prized Eagle Lake Trout which the fishermen will brag about for years to come. Historic Westwood, a mere 30 minutes to the east will take you back in time when the lumber industry was in full swing. Today you can enjoy a great pizza at Buffalo Pizza, offering gourmet pizzas or a tasty salad bar along with your pitcher of beer.
Water sports on the Lake are incredible. The kids want to be towed on rafts while the atheletes want to wake board or water ski. At times it will seem like you own the lake all to yourself and you will wonder why all of California is not inundating this most gorgeous of mountain lakes. The water temperatures of Lake Almanor are much more pleasant for swimmers to enjoy than frigid Lake Tahoe and the water is much calmer as well.
Bike enthusiasts will die for the lakeside trail along the west shore, extending from the house to the dam, a 9 mile dedicated, paved sojurn through fir forrests where you will spot the occational osprey nest above. You might love to exercise on your bike with an invigorating circle around the entire lake, a very pleasant 30 mile tour.
The Lake House offers 3 spacious master bedrooms, one guest room and a separate girls and boys bedroom. There are two main bathrooms one with shower and bath, the other with a luxurious shower which engulfs you with water streams from two sides. Additionally there is a powder room upstairs as well as one downstairs.
*** LOCAL INFO ***
GROCERY STORE - Holiday Market in Chester
271 Main Street, Chester
GAS STATIONS - Several in town including Chevron, Shell & Beacon
Chinese - Happy Garden (Very good)
....605 Main Street, Chester - (right side as you enter Chester)
Mexican Mi Casita (Always good)
....686 Main Street, Chester - (left side as you enter Chester)
Pine Shack Frosty - (good burger, but no better milkshake in town)
....321 Main, Chester
Burger Depot - (good burgers)
....336 Main, Chester
Knotbumper Restaurant (good lunch)
....274 Main Street, Chester
Carol's Cafe in Prattville (great breakfast)
....2932 Almanor Drive West, Prattville
Plumas Pines Resort (good lunch and dinner - often live music on weekends)
....3000 Almanor Drive West, Prattville
The Grill at Lake Almanor West Golf Club House (small lunch menu)
....111 Slim Drive
....197 Main Street, Chester
Golf: Lake Almanor West Golf Course - 111 Slim Drive - (across street)
Bailey Creek Golf Course - 433 Durkin Drive, Lake Almanor Peninsula - (past Chester, north side of Lake)
Tennis Courts: key to gate is in kitchen cupboard above telephone and has a small tennis racket keychain
Boating: Place the Boat Ramp sticker on your dash. Be sure the sticker is returned as HOA charges $25.00 replacement fee.
Bike Path: great ride from the ramp to dam. Go thru the boat ramp gate, at the end of straight away as the road veers left take the dirt trail to the right that leads to a nice paved bike path. Turn left on path.
Recreation & Park area; play structures, beach, basketball, soccer field, barbecue pits. 12 houses back towards the tennis courts on the lake.
No pets allowed. No smoking in the house. No campfires allowed.
There is a limit of 25 people total for day use. In other words, please keep the visitation by friends below this number out of respect for neighbors and the health of our septic system.
Fun loving mother of four adult children and former french teacher who loves to travel with her husband of 30+ years. With my brothers Mark & Paul, our families planned & designed this awesome place for our families to enjoy whether all together or on solo family stays... It's been fantastic for us, and we'd like to share it with you!