Perfect for a small family ready to explore Lassen & the surrounding area
The property is very easy to find, just two turns from the highway but secluded enough that you can still feel nature. The house/cabin itself is comfortable and spacious. There's a propane grill, full kitchen with the normal amenities, WiFi (a must for my teenagers), a washer/dryer (bring your own soap!), a screen-in porch, a TV/VCR and a quite nice collection of VHS tapes (including the complete Star Wars & Indiana Jones sagas!), outdoor firepit & picnic tables, board games... It basically had everything for all of us (with kids from 4-18 years old) to be happy. The location was perfect and central for our trip itinerary: Mt Lassen hikes, Subway Cave, and Burney Falls. The Hat Creek Radio Observatory (with SETI's Allen Telescope Array) is also close, but only open M-F closing at 3:00pm... But well worth a look with a self-guided tour during normal hours. John & Judy are easy to talk to and kind. They used to run JJ's Cafe, which is the only restaurant in Old Station... It's now under different ownership, and the food was exceptional! They make their own corned beef, using local grass-fed beef. And their pastrami sandwich is one of the best sandwiches I have ever had... We returned for breakfast, and it was also great! Really good biscuits and gravy, nice traditional American breakfast options, superb pancakes, and the corned beef hash was simply the best. For anybody looking for a quaint place to stay with no hassles and with most of the comforts of home, I would highly recommend staying at John & Judy's cozy cabin.
Gateway to Lassen National Park and Northern California fly fishing