Mill Creek Resort

View of Mount Lassen in the National Park
Baby Sonora circa 2020
Playground located behind our main lodge
Main Lodge & Restaurant
Interior of restaurant
Mill Creek borders the south side of our property

Come Count the Stars at Mill Creek Resort!

At Mill Creek Resort we have a fully operating restaurant, 9 rent-able cabins, 8 RV spaces with full hookups, & a 14 site campground. We are nature lovers at heart & love providing a beautiful escape from the busy city life for our guests. Exploration is core in our lives, & if you share the same passion MCR is an INCREDIBLE place to work & call home.

Situated in the middle of Lassen National Forest, Mill Creek Resort is 12 miles from the South entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California.

About Mill Creek Resort

Built in the early 1930's Mill Creek Resort is the gem of Mt. Lassen, the southernmost peak of the Cascade Range. Many have come before us to enjoy the remote and tranquil peace that can be found in our forest and we feel unbelievably privileged to be sharing in that tradition. Situated 12 miles from the South entrance of Lassen Volcano National Park in Northern California our property offers large doses of nature & freedom to explore & relax. Mill Creek flows on the southern side of our property and is a pristine California waterway home to native trout (Rainbow, Brown, Brook), river otters, and the elusive California Mountain Beaver... The fishing is superb and the swimming holes are refreshing.

In Lassen National Park alone there are 150 miles of hiking trails through diverse landscapes featuring active geothermal gurgling mud pots, steaming fumaroles, and hissing steam vents!  Walkable from our property there are countless trails to explore on foot, bike, or ATV in the heart of an old-growth national forest. We're located a short 24 miles from Lake Almanor, the largest of thousands in the area, which offers paddle boarding, kayaking & boat rentals. So yeah, our backyard is pretty awesome!

The land that we steward is 12 acres of mixed coniferous forest comprised of oaks, pines, firs and cedars, some over 400 years old. We cater to all types of adventurers who come to explore Lassen & it's magic. Our property features nine rustic themed cabins, a secluded campground & an RV park featuring a 70's vintage trailer to "glamp" in for the night.  The main lodge features a small American style restaurant that sources local ingredients & serves healthy options, five local beers on tap and a spacious deck overlooking the meadow. 

We are a young & ambitious husband & wife team passionate about the outdoors & the power it has to impact & enlighten those who seek its wisdom. In our four years of ownership, we've seen an exciting cultural shift towards the return to the outdoors and natural places. Each year to heighten the experience of our guests we've improved cabin accommodations, hosted special events like star gazing dinners, movie nights in the meadow, and group campfires. Each new season offers the opportunity to expand & elevate the experience of Mill Creek Resort. We're looking to build a team of superhumans who share our passion to connect on a truly genuine level, make lifelong friendships, and help each other be nourished and grow as individuals.  

The Employee Experience

As lovers of nature, we respect the beauty & land which we live on & strive daily to maintain the balance of eco-friendly practices. We're seeking individuals with a passion for what Mother Nature has to offer.

Imagine the opportunity to wake up each morning with the sounds of birds chirping & deer passing through the forest while enjoying your morning cup of coffee. We're only a short 12-mile drive from Lassen National Park, which offers endless hiking, fishing & nature exploring opportunities. Environmentally conscious, free-thinking, adaptive human beings are just who Mill Creek is looking for.

While working you have the opportunity of meeting some of the most intriguing & genuine people from across the globe. Our little resort is frequently visited by incredibly talented artists, musicians, poets, scientists, and adventurers!  Outside of work you can enter into a world of peace & quiet as our resort offers the solitude you need & a "get away from it all" vibe. 

We are looking for dedicated individuals to help realize our vision for a more connected world. We practice the mantra "leave it better than you found it." After a season of working here, you'll know that you have been part of spreading that magic. 

Ideal Candidate

We're seeking individuals that want to not only make a positive difference in our business but in the greater whole of the planet. Being a genuine & caring person in all things you do is some of the basic requirements for working with us at Mill Creek Resort. 

  • Must love working & playing in the outdoors
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage conflict & unhappy guests
  • Extremely organized & self-motivated
  • Flexibility with changeable working schedules, hours & tasks
  • Ability to work all summer & live as a team player

Room and Board

We offer spaces in our RV park with full hookups. Payment for rent & utilities is a payroll deduction from bi-weekly paychecks. Rent costs vary based on position & hours. Bring your own RV or possible use of a resort RV may be available. Other living arrangements may be available. Contact us for more housing details. 

We offer employee discounts on meals ranging from 10-50% & discounted lodging for immediate family when available.

Employee Perks

We apply discounts to merchandise from our store & offer an annual National Parks pass so that you can explore what our national park system has to offer!

Getting Here and Getting Around

Mill Creek Resort is 12 miles from the South entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park 

Driving Distances from Lassen National Park: 

  • Chester: 25 miles (28 minutes) Local full services: gas, grocery store & medical facilities
  • Redding: 64 miles ( 1.5 hours)
  • Chico: 65 miles (1.5 hours)
  • Red Bluff: 47 miles (45 minutes)
  • Reno: 145 miles (2.5 hours)

We strongly suggest bringing one's own vehicle which allows for flexibility to explore our beautiful area.

For Fun

Being only 12 miles from Lassen National Park the outdoor recreation is endless.  Hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, kayaking & beyond.  The resort is smack dab in the middle Lassen National Forest which offers miles & miles of places to explore, camp & hike.

Our resort & the local towns of Chester & Quincy offer activities such as movie nights, live music, arts & craft shows, holiday celebrations & trivia nights for all to enjoy. 

How to Apply

Please email us your resume: 

Or mail to: 

40271 HWY 172 
Mill Creek CA 96061 

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