Quality Inn Near Chico State
715 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: (530) 343-7911
Fax: (530) 892-9009
Bidwell Mansion, located on 525 Esplanade in Chico, California was constructed by John Bidwell in May 1868. The mansion was built at a cost of USD60000 and has an Italianate style of architecture. The building is a three story structure, and when it was constructed, it had the most modern electrical and plumbing system. An in-house tour of the mansion takes about an hour and there are also gift shops, a museum, a theater and a lobby to see.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is one of the prominent craft breweries in the country. This Eco-friendly brewery runs on solar energy and farms its own organic hops. Some of the all time favorites from this brand are the Pale Ale, Torpedo and Porter. Throughout the year there are many events hosted here such as the Oktoberfest, Hop Harvest Festival and the Beer Camp. The public tour is for 12 years and above however the tasting room is only for those who are 21 years and over. One can also dine at their Taproom while tippling on the fabulous beers on tap that changes daily. Besides being an acclaimed brew house, the Big Room in its premises is a well known concert venue. Visit Sierra Nevada Brewing Company for a great beer sampling experience.
The Honey Run Covered Bridge or the Butte Creek Bridge, is a covered bridge. This tri-span bridge was constructed in 1887, but through the ages was reconstructed and repaired several times. The bridge was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
The Woodson Bridge RV Park is located in the valley along the Sacramento River. Amenities on offer include tents, campsites and RV rentals. Visitors can enjoy an array of activities like fishing and bird watching, or hike along nature trails to admire the flora and fauna. Adventure lovers can partake in water sports like boating, kayaking and rafting. This park is within proximity of local clubs and entertainment venues.
The Abbey of New Clairvaux is a Trappist monastery belonging to the Order of Cistercians. Located on the property that once belonged to Leland Stanford, the founder of Stanford University, the monks grow prunes and grapes for the community. Established in 1955, this extremely quiet monastery is known for the austere life led by its monks. When visiting the Abbey, stop by the welcome center, wine tasting room, church and the Chapter House. The Chapter House was built with stones from a 800 year old Spanish Trappist monastery. These stones were dismantled and shipped to California in 1931 to build Randolph Hearst. They were later given to the San Francisco city. Finally it was given to the Abbey in 1994. Guests and visitors can enjoy the wine tasting, meditation and tranquil walks in the Abbey of New Clairvaux.
Built to serve one of the largest communities of Chinese in the city, this temple treasure is of major historical significance. The Tapestry Hall was built to display a collection of embroidered tapestries, parasols and other items. An impressive collection of Chinese and American costumes are displayed capturing the juxtaposition of the two cultures.