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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
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

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 Shingletown

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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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Shingletown, California

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


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Top 12 Travel Destinations 2009 - Lassen
average rating of 4.9508195 based on 74 reviews

Clean, Homey, Had Everything you could need...striking distance to Lassen

  • 5 of 5

This well built and well maintained property has everything you could possibly need to get away and journey into the Lassen National Forest and Park. Explore the forest, reconnect with your family or stay in and write the great American novel...with cable and wifi.

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matthew, thank you for your well-written review. Who would have thought that the road through Lassen Park would still be closed at this late date due to snow! I hope you were able to experience Loomis Museum and other areas of Lassen that were accessible. I'm glad that you and your family were able to enjoy Battle Creek Retreat and the natural attractions within an easy drive from BCR.
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Great location Very peaceful. Cabin very well appointed. Makes you feel at home

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room and great outdoor space. Host thought of everything to make stay enjoyable

  • Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for our Spring Break, coming down from Portland OR. This house is nestled in the woods in a beautiful location. When you look out the windows all you see are trees and it gives the sense of being in a treehouse. The property is stunning. The house itself exudes the love and attention of its owners. It is obvious this house is a family treasure and its a privilege to be a part of its history. The inside is absolutely adorable with the wood everywhere and the pictures online don't do it justice. The layout of the home is comfortable and roomy, with big areas if you want group time, as well as enough places for solitude. The beds were one of my favorite comfy and inviting! The mattresses were all in excellent condition and obviously high quality. But more than that...even the sheets and the comforter made me think I was in an upscale hotel. This isn't a place furnished with castoffs. The kitchen is well stocked and the wine and coffee cups are a wonderful touch. There is a fireplace as well as a wood stove and the wood and kindling are in abundance. They have even taken the time to make fire starters and have kindling of differing sizes to make fire building easy. When we arrived the fire was all built and all we had to do was light a match. This is a house to go to even if you don't want to see any of the sights nearby. It's a wonderful getaway that recharges and relaxes. I can't recommend it enough and we will most certainly be back. Thank you for allowing us the privilege of staying in your home!

  • Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Kimberly, thank you so much for writing such a glowing, detailed, and lengthy review. You nailed it when you said Battle Creek Retreat is a family treasure. The work put into the place is done with love for my parents who left the property and house in our hands to care for. You mentioned the trees and the feel of being in a treehouse. Other guests have told us the same thing; I agree! Considering your length of stay, we couldn’t believe how little trash there was. Thank you for taking such great care of the place. We look forward to your return! Regards, Kathy
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Amazing property with wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here and absolutely loved it. Before we came, there was supposed to be a massive winter storm. Kathy was very approachable and took the time to answer all of our questions about everything from the potential weather, past storms in the area and the property. She was great to work with and responded very quickly to all of our questions and concerns. The property is absolutely beautiful. The house was stocked with everything we needed and it was very clean and organized. I loved the setting and would definitely come back and stay another time. Thanks Kathy!

  • Submitted: 9-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, thank you for such a complimentary review! I have to admit that I was nervous about a possible troublesome snow storm. You made the right decision to follow through on your plans. My parents used to snowshoe here, so I was glad to hear that you and your parents did, as well. My sister and friends and I are enjoying ourselves at BCR this weekend. There’s still snow all around up here - very beautiful! You and your parents were wonderful guests, leaving the place so clean that it’s as if you weren’t here. I hope that you visit again. Guests like you and your parents make everything worth the effort.
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comfortable cabin in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

we spent our 4th thanksgiving in this cabin and again enjoyed every minute. Our time there is always wonderfully peaceful. There are plenty of couches to relax on, read a book, play games, listen to music, or watch movies. The kitchen is fully equipped and we have a blast cooking and baking. Taking walks or hikes either out of the cabin or within a 3-mile radius is very easy and there are many choices. Kathy, the owner, is very dog-friendly and let's us bring all our dogs. Finally, the cabin is clean and cozy, a perfect place to spend time in the mountains.

  • Submitted: 9-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sabine, I think it’s wonderful that you and your friends get together for Thanksgiving every year! I appreciate you choosing Battle Creek Retreat for your holiday get-together, and that BCR meets your needs for outdoor activities and indoor relaxation. It sounds like you all were able to accumulate more fun memories. When you mentioned the good times you had baking and cooking, it reminded me of all the laughing and bonding our family shared in that kitchen! Could you believe the difference in weather compared to your last visit! Thank you for taking such good care of the house. And thank you for your kind review. Regards, Kathy
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  • 5 of 5

Our technicians said this was one of the best places they have ever stayed. Clean, tidy, neat, and overall amazing. Thank you Kathy! We appreciate you welcoming us into your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: 9-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Azetta, thank you for your rating and response! I’m so glad the crew was happy with the accommodations. It has to be tough to be on the road with a job, so if they felt at home at Battle Creek Retreat, then our mission has been accomplished. You are clearly very good at what you do and absolutely a delight to work with! We thank you for your booking and for your subsequent booking! Regards, Kathy
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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

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Shingletown, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Extra charge for 7-9 guests
Jan 10 2018 - Jan 10 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$132.69 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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