Drakesbad Guest Ranch, Chester, California
Promising fun for the whole family, the Drakesbad Guest Ranch offers a number of activities. Included in its array of outdoor recreation is horseback riding, archery and guided star-gazing, in addition to all the activities found in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The ranch sits inside the park, an oasis after a day of hiking, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. What makes Drakesbad especially family-friendly is its kids stay free policy. Kids under 12 can eat and sleep free of charge (1 free child for each paying adult). Accommodations include bungalows, a duplex, an annex, cabins and two types of lodges. Most rooms are without electricity, as Drakebad Guest Ranch likes to keep things all natural. City kids should get a kick out of using kerosene lamps to light their room. A stay at Drakesbad is quite the adventure.