Have you ever daydreamed of Small Town Life and Leisure?
Come for a unique homestay at our Nature & Arts Sanctuary on Creative Lane to re-new, re-sort and re-start your creative life and livelihood.
Our Camping Tent Platform is available April through November. Conducive to nature writing, poetry, reading, journaling or sketching from all those wonderful photos you took in Bidwell Park. Or just napping between bicycle rides.
Wifi and electricity reach the Camping Platform. Toilet and shower shared in main building. Full breakfast served, and option box lunch available for your day's adventures. Airbed is available upon request.
Our 1.25-acre eco-friendly sanctuary was built in 1990 as a preschool. We have been converting indoor and outdoor space to horticultural arts, tech crafts and study workshops and gardens. You can learn more about our endeavors at our website for Grower and Maker Enterprises LLC. Now, we have converted space for unique short-term homestays for visiting amateur and wannabe crafters, artists and naturalists. A variety of accommodation is available to meet your needs from private room with 1/2 bath to studio tent cabin to camping platform. See all of our Airbnb listings.
This is an eco-friendly place for you. Photographers, writers, artists, and naturalists are encouraged to visit a week! Music makers and bird lovers are encouraged to sit under the oaks with us for a week! Your creativity and imagination will be restored!
You can get your hands dirty with a nature or art project in our workshops and gardens, take long nature photography walks in Bidwell Park, wander downtown at cafes and microbrew pubs, shop for goodies at Thursday Night or Saturday Market, or go to concert on campus or festival in the Plaza. It's all here! Yearround.
Chico offers all the amenities for rehabilitating your creative life YEAR ROUND:
•University, community college, bookstores, and public libraries.
•Cafes, microbrewery pubs, Sierra Nevada Brewery.
•Municipal and neighborhood parks.
•Surrounded by natural wonders and California heritage sites.
•You can bicycle, walk, bus or take the train anywhere.
Pickup and drop-off to our historic Amtrak station at no extra charge.
Bicycles available for daily and weekly rental.
Best of all, you can just slow down, eat healthy, exercise your body and your imagination with time and space for all your creative ideas.
Make this your Eco-friendly Base Camp or Retreat in a wonderful small town. Don’t wait for retirement to lead a creative life! Start next weekend!
FEES INCLUDE FULL BREAKFAST AND HOUSEKEEPING.
FEES ARE PER NIGHT PER PERSON TWO NIGHT MINIMUM includes
•Bed & board. Hearty hot breakfast. Vegan and special diets accommodated. Optional: Unique hearty & healthy box lunch $8 per day per person.
•All utilities and housekeeping.
•Furnished space for craft, art, garden and nature study. This means: space and basic tools for drawing, painting, found arts, digital photography, sculpture, horticulture or floral crafts!
Please note: No kitchen privileges. Breakfast served ONLY.
No discount for additional persons in same room.
Optional weekly laundry service at $10 per week.
2 night minimum homestay.
Plenty of parking. Bicycles and carts available for daily and weekly rental.
Pet friendly; dog on leash please additional fee $10 per day. Preapproval required.
Accessible for mobility impaired.