By Eileen Majors
If you are looking for some fun with a little excitement on the lake, consider staying on the Lake Almanor Peninsula with Knotty Pine Resort. You will find quaint cottages on the lake as well as RV sites, boat and watercraft rentals, dining, shopping and plenty more to do within walking distance. They offer several choices in accommodations.
When you’ve got a good thing going, it usually grows, and that is exactly what’s happened with Knotty Pine Resort on the Lake Almanor Peninsula. It has expanded over the years to well serve folks with three fabulous lakefront amenities including Rooms at 412, Pine Cone Lodge RV Park and Knotty Pine Resort. The Rooms at 412 are beautifully decorated cabins with full kitchens, lake views and gorgeous decks with barbecues for year ‘round use. The House is also beautifully equipped and has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a hide-a-bed making room for up to 8 guests. The Owners’ House is a beautiful and comfortable 1440 sq. ft. home with three bedrooms, two baths, dining and living rooms with outside dining and barbecue overlooking the lake. The Log Cabins offer rustic charm with knotty pine walls and log siding. These two-bedroom, 480 sq. ft. cabins have tub/shower units, outside dining and barbecues. All have cable TV and include a boat slip.
If you are looking for a ton of fun, you may never leave the shores of Knotty Pine, located in Big Cove. Their top-of-the-line boat rentals include runabouts, ski boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats and toys! Enjoy the latest SeaDoo watercraft or take a stroll in a paddle boat or kayak. This marina has it all, including a built-in swimming pool overlooking Lake Almanor. Their marina offers snacks, beer on tap and 24 hour fuels. For watercraft rentals, you can call directly at 530-595-4545.
Browse the Peninsula shops like Milwood Lakeside Florist and Nursery; kick back on the deck at Wally’s Coffee Shop for a latte, lake view and a free dose of WiFi. Dining is fabulous at the nearby Red Onion Bar & Grill, with a great line up of summertime lunches, year ‘round dinners, appetizers and a full bar. This place has a great view of the lake and you can check their website for upcoming scheduled entertainment on weekends. Around the corner, you will find pizza and pasta at Tantardino’s Pizza and Pasta, and inside the Lake Almanor Counrty Club (LACC), on the golf course, you can enjoy their restaurant.
Pull up a lawn chair on the beach with a good book or venture out on the water from Knotty Pine Marina in Big Cove. Everyone will love this place and the close proximity of restaurants, groceries and shopping make it a convenient spot too. Pinecone Lodge RV Resort offers lakefront RV sites available on a seasonal or temporary basis. This gorgeous resort is affordable yet offers top-of-the-line amenities with all the comforts of home. Their staff is exceptionally helpful and friendly. Come once and you will likely be back for some more fun on the Lake Almanor Peninsula and a stay at one of the Knotty Pine Resort properties.
Pine Cone Lodge RV Park offers 24 full hook-up sites terraced so that most of the sites have views of the water. Each site includes an 8′ x 20′ concrete patio, a barbecue, landscaping. paved parking space for your vehicle, and 50-30-20 amp electrical service, with WiFi, cable TV, water and sewer connections. A 9′ x 20′ single boat slip is included with your site or with any of their lodging choices.