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Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at the St. Bernard Lodge

March 28th, 2012
Happy Easter from Winnier the Pooh and the St. Bernard Lodge

Happy Easter from Winnie the Pooh and the St. Bernard Lodge

Join us again this year in celebrating Easter Sunday.  Come enjoy the hospitality of the St. Bernard Lodge on Sunday, April 8th, we will be serving a buffet brunch with bottomless glass of champagne or mimosa.

Enjoy Eggs Benedict, Chicken fried steak, biscuits and sausage gravy.  Selection of breakfast meats, waffles, pastries, salads and desserts.  Reservations are required please call us at 530-258-3382.  We will be serving 9 am – 2pm.

Come visit Plumas County and Tehama Country, get “outta town” come to the mountains and start some new family Easter Traditions.  We have a variety of new and traditional Easter activities in the area.

Start the Weekend off in Greenville on Fri. April 6th with special Egg Hunts, Egg Drops and old fashion egg decorating.

Fri. 6  Adult Only Easter Egg Hunt: Crescent Country-Crescent Mills 284-6016
Fri. 6 Annual Easter Egg Decorating Party. 8PM Waystation Details 284-6018
Fri. 6 Greenville Egg Hunt: Drop off Donated boiled, decorated eggs to Nellz Towne
Pump, Waystation, or Evergreen Mkt. Call 284-6633
Fri.  6 Drop off Easter Eggs for Taylorsville at Museum 2-4PM 284-6406

Saturday choose from:

Easter Egg Hunt at the Evergreen Market in Greenville at 8 am.  For details  530-284-7313

Chester Rotary Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Chester Park 10:00 am.  For details 530-258-7923.  Arrive early to see the Easter Bunny at 9:30 am.

Chili and cornbread cook-off in Quincy at the Ranchito Motel.  10 am – 4 pm.  Call John or Tracy at 530-283-2265 for details. If you want to enter in contest they need to know by April 2nd.

 

If you missed out on the snow or never spent Easter in the snow, try a ranger led snowshoe walk at Lassen Volcanic National Park 1:30 pm Sat. and Sun.  This may be the last weekend for snowshoe walks in the park this year.

Saturday night don’t miss Elvis!

Come See Elvis

Come See Elvis

Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch

Space is limited, call now to get your tickets 530-283-0930

Tickets are only 10.00.  Seating opens 6 pm.  Show starts 7pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need room or dining reservations for the weekend call us at the St. Bernard Lodge, 530-258-3382.  If you can’t join us have a great weekend wherever you are.

Help us win a facebook contest please, go to our facebook page:  www.facebook.com/stbernardlodge by March 31st and give us a”Like”.  Our facebook page will keep you update on things happening here in Northern California.

 

 

 

 

Thumbhi Photo Contest

March 13th, 2012

Expressions 2012 – Tumbhi Photography Contest

Deadline April 5th

 

Nature and Wildlife Special

Photography is more than an art which takes us places unexplored, undiscovered and never thought of! For a photographer, it’s nothing else but giving your own eyes to the world. You can show them what you saw – in that very moment, when you were right there, exactly in front of your subject – with a camera in your hand! We thought of bringing together many such magical moments by the way of Expressions 2012- Tumbhi Photography Contest-Nature and Wildlife Special.

Thumbhi photo contest welcomes, anything you find beautiful in Nature and Wildlife category. This may include landscapes, seascapes, orange sunrises, golden sunsets, wild-remote-vivid places, stars and moons, dark or fair clouds , animals beautiful in their own way of violence or innocence, their mating or fighting, the flying birds or the new born chicks, beaks or wings, ants or whales, anything natural and admirable!

Our special contest jury is a special achiever too! Mr. Sunjoy Monga – one of the finest naturalist and wildlife photographer, as well as a well-known writer.

Contest Date: 5th March 2012 to 5th April 2012
Super 25 Shortlists Announcement: 30th April 2012
Winners Announcement: 10th May 2012

Themes/Categories

The  contest invites entries in two categories: Nature and Wildlife.

Nature Photography

Nature  photographs include photographs taken outdoors. Photos in this category display  natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural  scenes and textures. In Nature photography, more emphasis is put on the  aesthetic value of the photo than other photography genres, such as  photojournalism and documentary photography.

Wildlife  Photography

Photographs in this  category capture animals in action: such as eating, fighting, or in journey.  Such photos are usually shot in the wild. However, game farms are also a  frequent location for wildlife photography.

For more details

Think about staying at the St. Bernard Lodge when you are planning a photography trip.  We often have Bald Eagles, Osprey and Blue Heron watching our fish ponds.  We always have ducks.  We are minutes from over 150 miles of hiking trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park and have all of Lassen National Forest to explore.  Give us a call and we can help plan your trip depending what kind of photos you are looking for.  530-258-3382/

 

Historic Longboard Ski Races at Johnsville

March 11th, 2012

Come enjoy this special day of fun March 18, 2012 at the Plumas Eureka Ski Bowl. Event goes from 11 am – 3pm. It is a day of family fun come experience the “good old days” Racers are decked out in period clothing and using authentic longboard skis.

Come see if you can beat the 1st speed skier record set in 1867 of eighty-eight miles per hour. This record was set by Cornish Bob on twelve foot long wooden skis using the magic “dope” concoction made by Bill Church. For more information call 800-326-2247. Watch video from last year.

Click link here to see video: Longboard Races Plumas Eureka Ski Bowl

 

 

 

 

 

National Recreation Trails Photo Contest Ends Dec. 31, 2011

December 24th, 2011

Hat Creek in the Fall

A reminder that the National Recreation Trails Photo Contest is still open.

There are over 1,000 trails designated nationwide and 85 in California. Eight trails are close to the St. Bernard Lodge: Bizz Johnson Trail, Bumpass Hell, Feather Falls, Hartman Bar, Heart Lake, Lassen Peak, McGowan Lake and Spencer Meadow.  For a database of trails you may have hiked checkout the National Recreation Trails Website.

The contest has three main categories: trail use, trail management and trail features. Check your pictures from your travels this last year and enter now.

For contest rules go to the National Recreation Trails website.

If you have any questions you may contact The National Recreation Trails Program American Trails in Redding, Calif. 530-547-2060.

As an additional bonus if you enter and win with a picture from any of the eight trails close to St. Bernard Lodge we will give you a free nights lodging for two. Valid until 6/30/2012.

Good luck!

 

 

 

17th Annual Winter Trail Days

December 9th, 2011

 

 

 

 

Come Enjoy the New Year in the Snow

Learn To Snowshoe. It is easy!

 

 

St. Bernard Lodge , Chico XC Club  and Lassen Volcanic National Park are participating Jan. 7th 2012 in Winter Trail Days.

To commemorate National Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 7, a special snowshoe program will be offered at 10:30 a.m. from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and led by Park Rangers.

Chico XC Club will be offering free XC ski instructions at the McGowan Trailhead in Lassen National Forest.

St. Bernard Lodge will have limited number of free snowshoes for use on Saturday.

The lodge will be offering a special 20% discount for rooms for anyone staying two nights between Jan. 5th and Jan. 8th.  Need to call the lodge directly for this pricing, 530-258-3382.  Please check  our facebook page for up dates of special events and locations for Winter Trail Day.

Lassen Volcanic National Park offers unparalleled opportunities for winter recreation, including snow play, skiing and snowshoeing. Ranger-led snowshoe walks for the general public leave from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center – open year-round – on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from December 17 to April 8.

New this year, rangers will lead more challenging snowshoe hikes to Ridge Lakes on December 30 and March 24, available by reservation only. Call (530) 595-6133 to make reservations for special programs or organized groups.

When planning special programs for groups consider the St. Bernard Lodge for accommodations and meals.  The lodge is open year-round and only 20 minutes from SW entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park and one hour from both Chico and Red Bluff, Ca.

Saturday Jan. 14th Lassen Park will be hosting a wonderful winter day at the Lassen Film Festival,  beginning at 10:00 a.m. Films that highlight park and outdoor recreation will be shown in the visitor center auditorium. Visitors can plan for a fun day of snow play, lunch at the Lassen Café,  or St. Bernard Lodge and viewing one or more films.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is also pleased to announce that with the assistance from Caltrans, four new highway signs have been installed in surrounding communities to inform travelers about the park road status. The signs indicate whether travel through the park is possible and provide a phone number for updated road conditions. During the fall and spring, when rapidly changing weather requires temporary road closures, the signs will help alert travelers prior to their arrival. Signs are located at the following highway junctions: 36 / 99 near Red Bluff; 36 / 89 near Chester; 89 / 44 near Old Station; approximately 10 miles east of Interstate 5 on 44 near Millville. More detailed information on current park conditions can be found online at www.nps.gov/lavo, on Facebook and Twitter.

Visitors traveling to the park should be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions. Carry tire chains in your vehicle from October through May, along with extra food, water, and blankets. For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-4480, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.  Caltrans can be reached at 1-800-427- ROAD for current Highway conditions in the area.

 

Thanksgiving in the Mountains

November 18th, 2011

Join Us For Our  13th Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast at the St. Bernard Lodge

Featuring Roast Turkey with all the trimmings,  Glazed Ham, Candied Yams, Fresh Baked Bread, Salad Bar and an assortment of Homemade Desserts.

We will be serving  Thursday, November 24th,  1 pm – 5 pm
$24.95 per person
To make your reservations please call  530-258-3382

If you want to stay the weekend and enjoy the many local events book a room with us at the St. Bernard Lodge.

Special events for the weekend include Christmas Tree Permits and tree cutting in the Plumas and Lassen National Forests.  With a $10 permit Christmas trees may be cut until December 24, 2011.  The Almanor Ranger District in Chester will be open Saturdays: Nov. 26, Dec.3,10 & 17th from 9 am to 3pm.  Make sure to stop in an visit us at the St. Bernard Lodge for breakfast, lunch or dinner while you are in the area.  give us a call at 530-258-3382.

November 25th the Chester area merchants will be hosting Merchant’s Open House from 5 pm – 9pm.  It is a night of Holiday fun for the entire family.  Merchants stay open with holiday goodies and sales.  There will be bonfires, carols and Christmas Tree lighting, a special visit from Santa and an informal light parade.

On the 26th  Taylorsville hosts their 11th Annual Light Parade with craft booths, Chili Dinner and of course Santa.

 

 

Celebrate Veteran’s Day

October 30th, 2011

B&Bs FOR VETS

B&B's offering Free Rooms for Vets

Innkeepers want to say thank you to those who’ve served their country by inviting veterans to wake up on 11-11-11 in a B&B. Inns and B&Bs throughout North America will open their doors to active and retired military and vets and one guest by offering a free room to those who’ve served in the military on Thursday, November 10, 2011. While hundreds of inns and B&Bs have signed on to provide rooms, they will be reserved quickly, so review the list below from innkeepers in the U.S. and reserve your room while space is available.

For a complete list of Canadian inns and B&Bs participating in the B&Bs for Vets program, visit BBCanada.com’s B&Bs for Vets page and search by province. At this time there are over 495 B&B’s in the U.S. and 295 in Canada which are participating in this program.

St. Bernard Lodge is offering a free room on either November 10th or November 11th.  Please call the lodge directly to make a reservation.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is offering fee free days November 11, 12 and 13.

From the entire B&B industry, thank you to all those who are presently serving or have served to protect our freedom.

Instructions for Vets:
1.Vets – please contact the inns and B&Bs directly to reserve your room.
2.Rooms are complimentary for Thursday, November 10, 2011 for vets and one guest; most rooms accommodate two guests only.
3.Proof of veteran status may be requested.
4.Vets – please note no fees will be charged for a reserved one-night veteran’s stay but a credit card may be required to book your stay. Credit card or cash may be accepted for add-ons and additional nights. While policies vary from inn to inn, the full rate may be charged if the complimentary room night is not occupied or not canceled in a timely manner according to the inn’s standard reservation practices or cancellation period set for this special event. Please be considerate if your plans change; most inns will have a waiting list for their complimentary rooms, and a proper cancellation will always be filled with a fellow deserving vet.

Point Cabrillo Light Station

October 27th, 2011

 

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

If you are visiting the Mendocino Coast, Point Cabrillo Light Station is well worth a visit. The first and third weekend of March 2012 they will be hosting a special Whale Festival with some of the best views for whale watching on the coast.

If you have a few days to stay in the area check-out staying at the Point Cabrillo Lightkeeper’s House. Price is very reasonable compared to other lodging in Mendocino.

The Point Cabrillo Lighthouse was established in 1909. It is one of the best restored lighthouses on the west coast and is located just north of Mendocino and south of Caspar, Ca.

California State Parks purchased the light station in 2002, unfortunately it is one of the 70 state parks slated to close July 1, 2012.

It is a 1/2 mile walk from parking area to lighthouse with views of wildlife and the ocean.  The Light Station is also close to Mendocino Headlands SP, and Russian Gulch SP.

Fall Colors are Here

October 25th, 2011

Lassen in background

Come visit Lassen Volcanic National Park and Plumas County. We have a variety of fall colors to see and the weather is great!
For a complete driving guide check out Plumas County Fall Color Guide, it will show you driving routes for the best fall colors in Plumas County.  Hwy 89 through Lassen Park will give you great fall colors and views of Lake Almanor.  If you want to hike while you are here check out Mill Creek Falls  and Kings Creek Falls both great hikes in Lassen Park.

For some great photo tips check Awesome Autumn.  Plumas county also has a self guided driving and biking tour of local historical barns displaying quilt blocks.  This tour was created through a grant of the California 4-H Youth Development Program.  Many of the barns are in the same areas as our wonderful fall colors.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is offering no fee days November 11,12,and 13th.  St. Bernard Lodge is offering a lodging special of book three nights and get the third night at 50% off until November 31st.

 

LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK ROAD OPENS

July 14th, 2011

View from Kohm-Yah-mah-nee Visitor CenterHwy. 89 through Lassen Park will open to traffic Saturday, July 16th. This is the second latest opening for the park road in 30 years, in 1995 it did not open until July 21.  The earliest it has opened since 1980 is April 28th, this was in 1990.  The latest it has stayed open is November 21st.

Weekend of July16th is the last weekend for skiing and snowshoeing on Lassen Peak for the season.  Trail crews will begin work to rehabilitate Lassen Peak Trail for the second season of the Reach the Peak project.

Many of the park trails still have snow coverage, including Bumpass Hell and Brokeoff Mountain trails.  Snow conditions can be icy in the mornings and slushy and slippery in the afternoons.  Hiking in the snow-covered areas requires sturdy hiking boots and trekking poles.  Ice ax, crampons and helmet are recommended for safety.

Kings Creek Falls trail is not accessible due to snow and Dream Lake is closed due to restoration project underway.

There are still many hikes open for visitors wishing to avoid snowy areas.  Two areas outside of Lassen Park are the Subway Caves and Spatter Cone hike, which both are in the Lassen National Forest.  At the NW part of park Manzanita Lake is open.  South of Manzanita Lake is Hot Rock which amazes me every time I think of how high it had to blow from Lassen Peak to land where it did. The Devastated Area has great signage and views. NE corner of park has Cinder Cone and Butte Lake.  From the top of Cinder Cone you have views of Painted Dunes, Snag Lake and Lassen Peak.  SE entrance of the park has Boiling Springs Lake and Devils Kitchen.  If you contact Drakesbad  ahead of time you can make reservations for lunch or dinner.   If you want to see part of the park via horseback Drakesbad offers trail rides. Willow Lake is one of California most unusual lakes and it is the Warner Valley area outside of the Park, in the Lassen National Forest.

If you enjoy hiking it is time to make plans to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park.  For more information you may call the park at 530-595-4480 or call us at St. Bernard Lodge at 530-258-3382.