Fort Bidwell, CA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Fort Bidwell

Home/Apartment
Excellent
19 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpacePablo Neruda, Zane Grey, Ernest Hemmingway, Annie Diller, Robinson Jeffers would feel at home here, as we hope you will. Residing in the far northeast corner of California- -in the land called Surprise Valley--is a home when you stay, you may not want to leave. Tranquil Creek Hideaway is peaceful, unique,and far from the maddening crowd. We are only a few miles from the Oregon and Nevada borders, and truly "Where the Pavement Ends and the West Begins". Tranquil Creek Hideaway is a private home on the edge of the tiny town of Ft. Bidwell, the last settlement in this remote corner of the state. East of us is the vast Great Basin of NW Nevada. To the west the Warner Mts rise 9,000 ft to separate Surprise Valley from the rest of California. To the north, Mt. Bidwell majestically soars thousands of feet above the valley below. A creek sings year round on the property,,,,birds,butterflies and dragonflies abound in the warm months, wild geese and sandhill cranes wing overhead in the spring and fall. All seasons of the property weave their Surprise magic, especially summer and autumn, when the creek, cottonwoods, aspens and red osher dogwoods sing with color and snow begins to lace the high country Our home is private, with splendid views of mountains, meadows and creek meanders, yet within a short,quiet walk to the historic Main St of Ft. Bidwell (population 200). Enjoy solitary wanderings or adventuresome excursions in a land seldom seen and (URL HIDDEN) of the last wild, unexplored areas in the American West. Luxuriate in the private hot tub on the deck, with exquisite views of Mt Bidwell and the Warner Mountains. Fish in the nearby lakes and mountain creeks. Sit on the deck above the creek, sipping coffee or a cool drink, and listen to the bird calls. Hike and ride on Forest Service and BLM lands beginning just down the road, or explore the vast Great Basin of Nevada to the east, where no towns, no electricity, no amenities exist. Be sure to be prepared if you travel east, cell phones will not work east of Surprise Valley. This property alone though is absolute,,,for you can kick back, relax, read, meditate, rejuvenate, and wile away the hours. Although Tranquil Creek Hideaway is our home, we are travelers and make our property available to those who cherish beauty and the less traveled way. This home is a place to finish a book, to begin another, to paint, to write, to relax ,,,,or adventure to your heart's content...and then ease those aching muscles in the hot tub. Tranquil Creek Hideaway has a warm and comfortable ambience. Large picture windows frame the mountains and pastures to the north, and the creek right outside the front door. It is ideal for a couple, or a solo sojourn. The large bedroom has a king size bed which will accommodate two adult guests . Plus, on a warm night, one can pitch a tent by the creek or sleep on the deck, under the stars, in perfect privacy. There is a television for DVD or VCR viewing, but no cable access (but when here who needs TV anyway!) . DSL is available for internet access . Local landline phone service is available. You will share the property with three cozy cats. We ask you to feed the kitties and allow them in the house occasionally. Cedarville, 25 miles south on the county road, and the gathering spot in Surprise Valley, has a well-stocked market, unique bookstore, restaurant, an Italian style coffee cafe/bistro, video and ceramic store, library, hospital, 2 gas stations, convenience store, and arts/craft consignment stores. Be sure to pick up food and supplies in Cedarville, as there are no services in Ft. Bidwell. The only traffic jams you'll encounter on the way may be Mule deer, Elk, or occasional cattle drives along the county road. Our home is ideal for a quiet retreat or adventuresome travels. Wildlifers and Birders will find wonderful locations for viewing mountain and basin species, Fisher folks have lakes and creeks nearby for rod and flyfishing. Mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians can travel trails or cross country into high mountain reaches and rangeland vastness. Memorial Day brings the always popular and well attended Ft. Bidwell BBQ to open Surprise Valley's Summer Social Events. Super Bull Rodeo follows in late June, Fandango Days July 4th in Alturas, and the Modoc County Fair in late August. Check out (URL HIDDEN) and the Surprise Valley Chamber of Commerce websites for more fun events in this valley of surprises! Surprise Valley is named such for a (URL HIDDEN) is a beautifully secret and surprising piece of California and the American West. People refer to the Great Basin, east of Surprise Valley, as the Serengeti of the West, for one can view antelope, wild horses, deer and elk, eagles and hawks, geese and Sandhill cranes and so much more. At Tranquil Creek Hideaway you can take a deep breath and truly feel like you have come home ....you may not want to leave. Outdoor Jacuzzi Creek access Bicycles/Fishing gear upon request I will personally greet you or communicate via email/phone, depending on your preference and my travel plans. Friendly and neighborly, yet our home is surrounded by fields and creek. You will find the historic town of Ft. Bidwell delightful, tho you will have to drive to Cedarville for any amenities. SURPRISE VALLEY INFO (URL HIDDEN) FANDANGO PASS (URL HIDDEN) HART MOUNTAIN REFUGE (URL HIDDEN) BURNING MAN (URL HIDDEN) BARREL SPRINGS BACKCOUNTRY BYWAY (URL HIDDEN) WEATHER (URL HIDDEN) MAPS (URL HIDDEN) We are "animal' people so please make sure you have no allergies to cats, tho every effort is made to thoroughly clean/vacuum our home for guests. Please be watchful for deer and other wildlife/livestock crossing the roads, as this is a rural area and they really do have the right of way. Guest AccessHome, property and creek are accessible to guests, with the exception of sheds, area behind closed fence on north end of backyard, locked doors in house . Please do not use items in kitchen labeled not for use. Interaction with GuestsI am available via cell phone or email for questions. Would love to meet you if I am in Surprise Valley,,,,although understand if you prefer your privacy. The NeighborhoodFriendly and neighborly, yet our home is surrounded by fields and creek, so very private. You will find the historic town of Ft. Bidwell delightful, tho you will have to drive to Cedarville for any amenities. Getting AroundFANDANGO PASS (URL HIDDEN) HART MOUNTAIN REFUGE (URL HIDDEN) BURNING MAN (URL HIDDEN) BARREL SPRINGS BACKCOUNTRY BYWAY (URL HIDDEN) WEATHER (URL HIDDEN) MAPS (URL HIDDEN)
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceTime to get away from the city noise? Enjoy the Old Yella Dog ranch house, a nicely furnished 2B/1B, 2-story log home with all the amenities you'll need during your stay except for your favorite foods and beverages. Visit the remains of the ghost town of Vya, Nevada and the historic Applegate Lassen Emigrant Trail that crosses this REMOTE ranch. Watch for wildlife - eagles, antelope and deer - bring your camera, view our bright skies full of stars and enjoy wide open spaces while relaxing far from your noisy and hectic life in the city. We offer silence like you've never heard before! Your cell phone and laptop won't work here--so you won't be disturbed or expected to respond. Bring some books to read, a sketch pad or good walking shoes to experience the area on foot while stepping back into a slower pace of life. You'll experience unspoiled lands like the pioneers viewed for the first time on their journey westward decades ago. This area was a stopping point for those weary wagon train travelers who were seeking water for themselves and their livestock. Why not take a few days to start a new adventure and make new memories! The Old Yella Dog Ranch 2B/1B 2-story ranch house is fully furnished including pots and pans, dishes, linens, satellite TV and washer/dryer. Bring some of your favorite foods to prepare and beverages to dry your parched throat. We welcome your visit--bring friends and family as the ranch house comfortably sleeps 6 or more! Ask about group and long term rental rates. But most of all--bring your imagination! Guest AccessThe ranch is adjacent to public lands (BLM) for those who may be rock hunting or just exploring. Interaction with GuestsWe'll share some of the local lore and will gladly answer questions about the area. The NeighborhoodWe all love the peace, quiet and wildlife that surrounds us. The views and starry skies are wonderful. Guests should be prepared for the lack of phone and internet services. Getting AroundNo public transit is available. Other Things to NoteWe are located in Long Valley in the Great Basin of NW Nevada. Vistas are expansive and services are non-existent, so we don't recommend those "unprepared for the outback" to venture too far away. Due to YEAR ROUND FIRE DANGER smoking is allowed on the porch only where butts can be discarded safely. NO SMOKING inside the ranch house or throughout this valley!
Home/Apartment
Excellent
12 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceFully furnished, air conditioned, private bathroom, private deck and garden. Parking. Organic garden, in season. Generous breakfast ingredients include homemade bread and jam made from our own fruit. The Cottage is a fully furnished and equipped (cook's kitchen!) open plan living space with vaulted antique board ceilings and filled with light. It accommodates a couple luxuriously and a small family comfortably. The barnyard is enormous and offers many secluded, shady corners in which to while away a lazy afternoon. Accommodation is completely private, including deck, bathroom, garden and parking. Winje's Farm is on Upper Lake, Surprise Valley and guests have easy access to the lake's edge. Our Wetlands Restoration Project is also on that side of the farm and offers unique opportunities for birders, photographers, and nature lovers generally. Nearest towns, Cedarville, CA and Lakeview OR. Full service towns, both. Cedarville is 17 miles from the farm and Lakeview, approximately forty, over the magnificent Fandango Pass. This particular corner of California is unique and beautiful with a full range of experience for explorers, from the wide and wonderful deserts of Nevada in the East to exquisite hiking trails and wilderness areas of the Warner Mountains to the West. We do not have traffic jams, busy highways, shopping malls, crowds and noise. Just perfect peace in a perfect place, to hike, fish, walk, read, write, or do absolutely nothing. Due to limited availablity of bandwidth, we are unable to provide wi-fi. Guest AccessThe entire farm is at guests' disposal, at their own risk. Interaction with GuestsAs much, or as little as our guests require. We are available. The Cottage is self standing and private. The NeighborhoodSurprise Valley is almost Heaven. From the vastness and majesty of Nevada in the East, to the astonishing natural wonders of Southern Oregon and the very edge of California. National Forests, hiking trails, wild flowers, game, birds, clean air, silence, prehistory and history in the landscape and towns all around. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation in our area, a vehicle is required. Parking is included. Other Things to NoteWe regret we cannot accommodate Instant Book. Our nearest good grocery store is forty miles away and homemade bread needs a little time!
cottage
Excellent
7 reviews
1br cottage
    A lovingly restored 1860's pioneer cottage. Situated on Winjes Farm, midway between Fort Bidwell and Lake City in Surprise Valley, California. The farm is nestled at the foot of the North Warner Mountains, a stone's throw from Southern Oregon and Nothern Nevada. The Cottage features a private garden and parking area, a spacious deck and generous open plan living. Fully equipped with all an enthusiastic cook could need. Generous breakfast ingredients are provided, including homemade bread and jam. Our organic garden is at your disposal, in season. The area is perfect for a total break from city life - from hiking and birding, to fishing, cycling, or just chilling on your own deck with that book you've been meaning to read for years. Or finish that book you've been trying to write. Modoc County has much to offer the adventurous traveller, including the Modoc Wildlife Refuge in Alturas, The museums in Lakeview Oregon and in Alturas, unsupassed hiking trails, #8 position on Audobon's list of important bird areas, antelope, deer, elk, smaller mammals too many to name, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, redtail hawks, foxes, coyote, badgers, wild horses. I could go on...... Magazines, books, games, Dishnet TV and music. Air conditioning, a stream AND shade trees! County tax is the only add on charge. Rate includes generous breakfast ingredients, essential kitchen basics like salt, pepper, oatmeal, granola, flour, oil, etc. Our garden produces a variety of vegetables. Its a help yourself garden. No charge. We are 17 miles North of Cedarville, CA. Nearest service towns, Alturas CA 40 miles and Lakeview OR, also around 40 miles. Winjes Farm is situated three miles South of Fandango Pass and is halfway between Fort Bidwell and Lakeview, Surprise Valley. Gas, groceries, restaurants, books, stuff available in Cedarville. Unique gifts and goodies right here on the farm at The Spaza Shop. Vegetables and fruit from the garden in season - yours for the picking. A pleasant walk to the lake edge along the border of our own Wetland Restoration Project. Birds, flowers, stunning views of Surprise Valley.
    Home/Apartment
    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
    hotel
    Poor
    5 reviews
    14br hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Located in the heart of Cedarville, this hotel is steps from Cressler-Bonner Building and Cedarville Town Park. Surprise Valley Community Church is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) away.
    hotel
    Poor
    54 reviews
    48br hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Situated in Alturas, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Alturas Chamber of Commerce and Modoc County Museum. Modoc National Wildlife Refuge and Arrowhead Golf Course are also within 2 mi (3 km).
    hotel
    38br hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Situated in Alturas, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Alturas Chamber of Commerce and Modoc County Museum. Modoc National Wildlife Refuge and Arrowhead Golf Course are also within 2 mi (3 km).
    hotel
    9br hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Situated in Alturas, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alturas Chamber of Commerce and Modoc County Museum. Arrowhead Golf Course and Modoc National Wildlife Refuge are also within 2 mi (3 km).
    hotel
    Poor
    12 reviews
    50br hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Enjoy your visit to Alturas with a stay at Hotel Niles. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day.
    Cottage
    Excellent
    7 reviews
    1br Cottage
      A lovingly restored 1860's pioneer cottage. Situated on Winjes Farm, midway between Fort Bidwell and Lake City in Surprise Valley, California. The farm is nestled at the foot of the North Warner Mountains, a stone's throw from Southern Oregon and Nothern Nevada. The Cottage features a private garden and parking area, a spacious deck and generous open plan living. Fully equipped with all an enthusiastic cook could need. Generous breakfast ingredients are provided, including homemade bread and jam. Our organic garden is at your disposal, in season. The area is perfect for a total break from city life - from hiking and birding, to fishing, cycling, or just chilling on your own deck with that book you've been meaning to read for years. Or finish that book you've been trying to write. Modoc County has much to offer the adventurous traveller, including the Modoc Wildlife Refuge in Alturas, The museums in Lakeview Oregon and in Alturas, unsupassed hiking trails, #8 position on Audobon's list of important bird areas, antelope, deer, elk, smaller mammals too many to name, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, redtail hawks, foxes, coyote, badgers, wild horses. I could go on...... Magazines, books, games, Dishnet TV and music. Air conditioning, a stream AND shade trees!
      Home/Apartment
      1 review
      2br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Gym
      • Parking
      The SpaceThe guesthouse is fully furnished. You just need to bring your food. Good location for birding and seeing other wildlife. It's also an inspirational haven for artists to work. If you are a writer, Wren's Way is the perfect place to get work done. Visual artist can rent a small shared studio in the back of the property for an extra fee. Guest AccessWren's Way offers special access for visual artists to a shared studio space which is available for an additional fee. Studio space has electricity, water and heat. There is also an outside space for working. Artists would need to bring ALL their own art supplies with them and leave the space the way they found it. Interaction with GuestsWe are available to help you get settled & learn your way around a bit. But basically you are on your own. We respect your privacy. A great place to meet the locals is at the small hotel on Main Street that provides breakfast for town folks on the weekends. Otherwise you need to bring your own food. The nearest grocery store is in Cedarville, about 25 miles away. The Neighborhood1. Paiute Indian Reservation is in walking distance offering some interesting cultural events for the community. 2. If you like "old cars"---there are a couple annual events where Ft Bidwell hosts a BBQs for old car clubs. 3. If you are a history buff, Fort Bidwell has a fascinating history to explore. 4. We are 24 miles from the nearest town (Cedarville) with a grocery stores and gas station (no drugstore). Be sure to plan ahead and bring any medications, all food, etc. We use bottled water, but many of the locals drink the well water (URL HIDDEN) up to you. Getting AroundWren's Way has a car port for off street parking. You need to have a good working vehicle to come here. You are 24 miles from the nearest town (Cedarville) with a grocery stores and gas station (no drugstore). So again, you need to plan ahead and bring any medications, food, etc. Other Things to Note1. Sandhill Cranes nest in this area! Rare wrens appear to the patient birder...worth the wait just to hear the wren's song. 2. Plus, their are many birds and wildlife that just takes your breath away. 3. Delightful, picturesque lamas, goats, horses, ducks and geese on green fielded farmland at the edge of the high desert.
      Other
      1br Other
      • Pets Allowed
      • Breakfast
      • Parking
      The SpaceThis is a very clean and quiet little cottage. One sofa bed opens to queen size for sleep. There are two twin air mattresses & pump. Linens provided but must be washed by guests, or guests use their own sleeping bag or pillows and blankets. Guest AccessWhole house. Interaction with GuestsNeighbors may come by to say hello. A chief of police lives nearby. The NeighborhoodAlturas is generally a very safe and quiet little town. Law enforcement owns a house within view. Local police check the home on a regular basis. Getting AroundThis house is a few blocks from Main Street. Other Things to NoteThis house is 100% guest cleaned. It is advisable that travelers have their own sheets and towels. Guests will have to take any linens they use to the laundromat.
      Hotel
      3br Hotel
      • Wifi
      • Parking
      The NeighborhoodYou will see wildlife. Mountains and meadows. Cattle. The views are beautiful at anytime of year. Enjoy some of the cleanest freshest air there is. Re energize the soul. Getting AroundYou need your own car or truck. At certain times of the year you need 4-wheel drive. We are at 4600 ft in elevation. So our roads and mountain passes are subject to snow. Other Things to NoteThere two separate lodges. When you rent by the night, weekend or week. It is yours to your own privacy. You do not share with other guests. Lodge 1 is the bigger one with 2 bathrooms. Three bedrooms five beds. Cost is slightly higher. Lodge 2 is smaller. Still three bedrooms. Five beds. One large bathroom Each lodge has their own private hot tub. Gas BBQ, outside dinning area. Enjoy: The peace and quiet Star gazing at night Bird watching Wildlife on the ranch Hiking and fishing in the mountains Hunting with prior arrangements made. Order Dinner in from Mazoli's. They deliver Note.: we are not a dude ranch. Please feel free to bring your own with prior arrangements. We do not rent out ATV. You can bring you own to go explore what the country had to offer.
      Cottage
      2br Cottage
      • Pets Allowed
      Comfortable and utilitarian accommodations will be found in our home. A well equipped kitchen, bath tub & shower along with a yoga room plus a lifetime worth of hiking, biking and touring adventures out your doorstep.
      hotel
      hotel
      • Breakfast
      • Gym
      • Parking
      • Pets Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      • Wifi
      Enjoy your visit to Alturas with a stay at Rim Rock Motel. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking.
      hotel
      hotel
      • Breakfast
      • Gym
      • Parking
      • Pets Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      • Wifi
      Enjoy your visit to Alturas with a stay at Rim Rock Motel. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking.