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Christmas & New Year's at Mistletoe Manor

People15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine

Overview

About the property

A Cozy Hotel Alternative! (Linens Provided)

A HALLMARK CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS!

Spend your holiday with us, decorated and ready for your own Hallmark memory.

Christmas Time (week of Dec. 17-23) $2,000

Christmas Day (week of Dec. 23-30) $3,000

New Year's (week of Dec. 31 - Jan 6) $3,000

MISTLETOE MANOR is a charming guesthouse welcoming visitors a place to call home during their stay in our beautiful Lake Almanor area. Nestled in quaint old town Chester, it is walking distance to the lake, Feather River, the café, park and library/museum. And with 4 suites available, you can house 15 people for a perfect family vacation or a quick visit to the mountains.

Rates start with a 2 person occupancy, making it affordable for even the smallest parties. For every 2 additional adults we open up another suite, (keeping the unused suites locked and clean). But no matter how small or large your group, the house is for your private use. ****LINENS PROVIDED****

Amazing OFF-SEASON specials (Mid Sept thru Mid May):

Start by renting one suite and enjoy having the comfort of a house for $150/night (2 guest occupancy, 2 night minimum) OR $700/week. Invite friends and family and pay just $25/night per extra person and we will open up the Brooke View, Sierra, Savannah and/or the Manor Suites (up to their occupancy) and a $1,200/week cap.

SUMMER SEASON (Mid May thru mid Sept):

Don't bother with week long vacation rentals. Take advantage of our flexible calendar even during the summer months. Book the whole house For just $235/night (2 guest occupancy, 2 night minimum), OR $1200/week (2 guest occupancy). But no matter how many guests you invite, the house is for your private use. Just pay $25/night per extra guest which can make for a fabulous vacation with lots of family and friends, (with a $2,000/week cap).

ALL SUITES include complimentary Netflix on a HD TV and have free WiFi access. Take advantage of the full size kitchen including the two full size refrigerators/freezers, and free use of laundry. Relax in the cozy Gathering Room by a fire, (firewood included), or sip tea while watching the sun rise in the Front Room. Pic-nic in the lush green front yard during the sunny months, or enjoy building snowman during winter in the back yard. It's all up to you!

The Manor Suites includes a queen bed and two trundles (two twin beds) for kids, a bathroom and a separate shower/dressing room. Relax in the living room area with its plush couch and chair (5-6 guest occupancy).

The Brooke View is a downstairs suite with a queen bed, a high back chair and an armoire in early American Décor. The attached full bath includes a separate changing room with vanity. (2 guest occupancy).

The Sierra Suite has a comfy King bed, lots of closet space, a cute vanity and a sitting area. (2-3 guest occupancy). The 3/4 bathroom is in hallway and shared with Savannah Suite. A double bed can be moved from Manor Suite if requested.

The Savannah Suite is a cute space with 2 queen beds separated by a couch and a twin tucked away in a separate small room. (5 guest occupancy).

More Details

Owner
Jim Ayers
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Jim Ayers

We began as a Christmas Boutique called Mistletoe Lane. A winter experience that quickly became a Chester favorite, and a must see boutique with locally selected quality artisans.

Now open this year inviting guests to enjoy it as their home in the mountains.

We moved into our house in 2001 and discovered bits and pieces of its history. Neighbors remember the original section being moved from Westwood in the early 1900's and even worked on it as rooms were added. It was doubled in size just a few years before we moved in, and as we remodeled, we found more of its hidden treasures behind walls and under old carpet. What a fun, charming house!

Jim Ayers purchased this house in 2001

Why Jim Ayers chose Chester

Jim was offered a teaching job in the area in 2001 and jumped at the opportunity to bring his family away from the hustle of the city. The Ayers family was excited, they got to live in a place just like they saw on Hallmark, a charming old house in a mountain town with the splendors of all four seasons and neighbors who become family. They fell in love with it. They raised their four beautiful daughters in the home with many memories, and cherish it. The Ayers hope you will find the same joy and make many memories you will want to share too.

What makes this house unique

Mistletoe Manor accommodates 15 people comfortably (with 10 beds) which is difficult to find in our area. It is in the heart of the community with easy walking access to cafe's, outdoor sports equipment rental shop, coffee shop, gift and book stores, library, park, the Feather River and the lake.

All this with more affordable rates than a hotel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The coziest place in the Lake Almanor Basin. This is an adorable country-style Manor overlooking the Chester meadow. Only a ten minute walk to the lake and a five minute walk to the local coffee shop and other small town attractions. The vacation home is situated in a friendly neighborhood suitable for long morning strolls and good conversations. The Manor Suite features a gorgeous view of Mount Lassen, which I was lucky enough to wake up to everyday. There is a quaint sitting room as you enter the manor that has a perfect reading nook and a piano in the opposite corner. On proceeding through the house, you would enter a dining room with a table long enough to accommodate eight people and a kitchen beyond that that the renters are free to use. Downstairs is a warm living area with couches, a hearth and a communal television that is set up with netflix, youtube, and other entertainment features. The back yard is set up with a barbeque, a hammock and plenty of space to spend a warm Summer day. The front yard has a gorgeous welcoming garden complete with apple trees, that will yield a promising amount of fruit in the Fall, and raspberry bushes that I've already picked from.The owners were really sweet and hospitable, answering any questions we had about the area and being proactive to meet our needs and to ensure our comfort during our stay. The Mistletoe Manor was easy for us to find, but hard for us to leave. It was how I'd imagine Green Gables would be in real life! I hope I get a chance to visit again.
Jun 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chester in Plumas County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Events allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Manor Suite Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash room is seperate from the shower/changing room
    Brooke View Suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Connected by the changing room with vanity.
    Sierra/Savannah Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , A shared bath between the Sierra and Savannah Suites.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Brooke View Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sierra Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Savannah Suite - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Manor Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 4 Single Bed , 2 twin beds are a trundle bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Christmas & New Year's at Mistletoe Manor
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Sacramento
5

Incredible House! Definitely coming again.

  • 5 of 5

According to my kids, this house is "the best hide-and-seek house ever!" It really is amazing - so many rooms, two staircases, and even two pianos! The big surprise was the slide and swing in the backyard. My kids spent hours playing and making memories with their cousins. The location was centralized to all our needs. My husband caught lots and lots of fish right off the bridge near the house.

Jim, the owner, and Dianne, the property manager, were wonderful to work with. Very quick response time.

Our visit was late spring, but I can only imagine how beautiful it must be in the winter and at Christmas time. We'll definitely rent the Mistletoe Manor again <3

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All four of my girls and their friends say the same, "best hide & seek house ever," even through highschool! We are glad they took advantage of it. I'm glad your coming back.
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5

Wonderful home in a gorgeous area!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of five adults loved this house! It was spacious, comfortable, and charming beyond our expectations. The design of the house, with suites that have private baths, makes for a very relaxing stay for couples and families. There is plenty of space to spread out and to gather for meals, board games, and general socializing. The rooms are charmingly decorated and every convenience is provided for. The house is so convenient for Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lake Almanor, and other great places for outdoor adventures. We were also completely surprised by how good the local grocery store was (Holiday Market)-you would be lucky to find such a great stock in major cities! Jim was also fabulous to deal with for our booking, and very helpful when we wished to include a friend at the last minute. Thanks so much for opening your beautiful home to holiday guests. We hope to return for a longer stay!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roseville, CA
5

Unique and quaint

  • 5 of 5

Shabby chic meets fun in a rambling farmhouse situated on a quiet street. Great for a romantic couples getaway or a large family reunion. Large back yard great for kids with a slide, sand box and tether ball. Very well stocked kitchen. Comfortable bed.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix Arizona
5

Comfortable and convenient. Exactly as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't be happier with our long-term stay this summer at mistletoe Manor. Gym is a great guy, super accommodating, and eager to please his guests. I would recommend to anyone staying in Chester to enjoy this place as much as we have. If I get to return I will definitely stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike and his crew were fantastic. We, and the locals here in the Lake Almanor basin, are grateful for your service. It was a pleasure working with you and earning your business!
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5

Great house for a crowd or family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast at Mistletoe Manor! Great space, well equipped kitchen, fun backyard and comfy sheets. Jim and Diane were super helpful and had a pack n play for our son to sleep in and even helped us find a babysitter in Chester for one of the evenings we were there! I think the only thing that would have helped (but is by no means necessary) would be some soap in the showers :)

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate your suggestion. We are working to make that more regular part of our service. We hope to see you again very soon!
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5

Great location, homey, plenty of room for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

Mistletoe Manor was just what we were looking for and needed for my daughter's wedding! We were able to have family together for meals and evening times. It housed plenty of people and gave everyone their own space. Even my 90 year old Father in Law was comfortable having the downstairs bed and bath. We would highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the wedding and glad we were able to make it comfortable for you.
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Location

Happy Garden Restaurant
Lassen Gift Co
Pine Shack Frosty
Cravings
Coffee Station
Books & Beyond
Bodfish Bicycles & Quiet Mountain
Mt. Lassen Theatre
"Every Friday night movies!"
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Tantardino's Pizzeria & Pasta
Buffalo Chip's Pizza
"Great Pizza!"
Burger Depot
Pizza at the Branch
"Great Pizza and just off the lake."
Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Reno Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Baily Creek Golf
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Cravings
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Chester, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,667
for 7 nights
From
£231
 
 
Nightly Rate
16 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,667
for 7 nights
From
£231
 
 
Nightly Rate
17 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,667
for 7 nights
From
£231
 
 
Nightly Rate
18 Dec 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,667
for 7 nights
From
£231
 
 
Nightly Rate
19 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,667
for 7 nights
From
£231
 
 
Nightly Rate
20 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,667
for 7 nights
From
£231
 
 
Nightly Rate
21 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,667
for 7 nights
From
£231
 
 
Nightly Rate
22 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,667
for 7 nights
From
£231
 
 
Nightly Rate
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,480
for 7 nights
From
£347
 
 
Nightly Rate
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,485
for 7 nights
From
£348
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
26 May 2018 - 2 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,489
for 7 nights
£1,489
 
 
Nightly Rate
3 Jul 2018 - 3 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£1,347
for 4 nights
From
£325
£1,489
 
 
Nightly Rate
4 Jul 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£1,347
for 4 nights
From
£325
£1,489
 
 
Nightly Rate
5 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£1,347
for 4 nights
From
£325
£1,489
 
 
Summer
6 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,489
for 7 nights
£1,489
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£292
for 2 nights
From
£122
£616
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £186.13
Base Cleaning Fee £48.39
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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