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Tranquil Creek Hideaway
Tranquil Creek Hideaway
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Come and be Surprised on your Tranquil Creek Hideaway stay. Nestled on the slopes of the Warner Mountains in Surprise Valley, our home infuses one with the tranquility of nature. Soak in the hot spa, listen to the creek...relax and smile.


Pablo 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.

Fort Bidwell offers a delightful eating establishment, Chez Yeo, for your dining pleasure Friday through Sunday afternoons,serving breakfast,lunch and dinners. Cedarville, 25 miles south on the county road, and the gathering spot in Surprise Valley, has a well-stocked market, unique bookstore, 2 restaurants, an Italian style coffee cafe, 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 and hikers 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 in Cedarville follows in late June, Fandango Days July 4th in Alturas, and the Modoc County Fair in Surprise Valley 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 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.


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.

Accesso ospiti

Home, 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.

Interazione con gli ospiti

I 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.

Altre cose da evidenziare

At this time pets are not allowed. Our three friendly indoor/outdoor kitties can 'be your pets'during your stay. Also, our home is best suited for one to two adults,as there is one king size bed . An infant is welcome tho the home is not suitable for toddlers.

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Deposito cauzionale 110 €
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Regole della casa
Non è consentito fumare
Animali non ammessi
Vietato organizzare feste/eventi
Check-in a qualsiasi ora dopo le 12:00
Check-out entro le 13:00

No smoking/drugs in home please.

Feeding of our pets requested - All animals are very friendly and require only simple feeding and loving.

Please respect the private areas of our home and yard (secured gates doors/cabinets) as we have limited storage space and must keep items separate. You are welcome to use cooking utensils, tho guest glasses,plates,bowls and silverware are provided.

The Hot Springs spa tub temperature is pre-set and will be sanitized for your use. Please no glass in the spa.

We have listed our home for 2 adults, with one king size bed in the master bedroom. One or two children will be considered,depending on age... 3 yr olds to toddlers are not recomended. Children will have to sleep with parents,on couch or on an air mattress that you provide.. A third guest may sleep on the living room couch,on the outdoor futon, or camp in the yard. Remember to stock up on food. vehicle fuel, and other supplies for your stay before arriving. The nearest town with provisions is Cedarville, which you will pass through before arriving in Ft. Bidwell.

Please care for the home and furnishings, and leave in neat shape.

Thank you so much.

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24 Recensioni

Profilo utente di George
Settembre 2017
Oasis in the west! Charming home filled with warmth and character in a unique setting!

Profilo utente di Patricia
Agosto 2017
Lovely quiet location along the creek in Fort Bidwell. Be sure to have a meal at the restaurant around the corner during your stay!

Profilo utente di Ryley
Luglio 2017
I loved staying at the magical place. I had never been somewhere so far off of the beaten path. I enjoyed exploring Surprise Valley immensely and hope to go back one day. Lynette's home is very eclectic and special. I would recommend it.

Profilo utente di Gabrielle
Luglio 2017
Thank you for being a wonderful host! We had everything we needed and more. We loved all of your outdoor space, made great use of your very well-equipped kitchen, and had a wonderful time exploring the very scenic Warner Mountains. We hope to be back in your corner of California sometime soon :)

Profilo utente di Tammy
Maggio 2017
This home is a little slice of heaven and is full of charm! We couldn't believe how lucky we were to find this gem. We enjoyed drinking wine in the outdoor hot tub every evening, drinking coffee each morning on the beautiful deck, listening to the sound of creek, the charm of the city of Fort Bidwell, the list goes on. Lynette is a sweetheart and is a fabulous host! She made reservations for us at the only restaurant in town on the night we arrived, you just don't see this kind of hospitality every day. We sure hope that we get the opportunity to stay at this Tranquil Creek Hideaway again!

Profilo utente di Carol
Giugno 2016
She met us when we arrived. Showed us around and asked us if we had any questions before she left, and she made sure we had her contact information in case we needed to contact her during our stay.

Profilo utente di Alina
Marzo 2016
We loved our stay at Lynette's beautiful home! Everything was just as described - the house itself was cozy, clean and fully stocked with everything we needed for our two night stay, and the yard was peaceful with many different areas for relaxation. We enjoyed hanging out by the creek, using the fire pit, and lounging in the hot tub. The cats were a pleasure to get to know as well, very sweet and well-behaved. Ft. Bidwell and the surrounding areas were a joy to explore, we drove to a few interesting spots and enjoyed several hikes as well. Highly recommended!

California, Stati UnitiMembro dal Febbraio 2012
Profilo utente di Lynette

A bit about me.... I am a traveler since birth, being raised in the navy and living many places from the Pacific to the Atlantic and beyond. Traveling and adventuring are in my blood and the pull to experience new places and meet new friends is getting stronger all the time. I love journeying near and far whenever possible. I love my Tranquil Creek Hideaway in Surprise Valley, California and want others to enjoy it also, whether I am away camping at a nearby lake or traveling out of the valley.

I am a biologist and an artist,,,my passion is working with all types of animals/ and also portraying them in my art. I have made the zoological and natural resource fields my career, and have lived both rural and cosmopolitan lifestyles, tho my true spirit is in nature. I love to ski, horseback ride, flyfish, camp, hike, dance, explore, play, and experience what this wonderful earth offers.

I look forward to saying hi!

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