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The Emerald Lake House

Lakefront cabin, sleeps 12, near historic Hamilton Branch Powerhouse.

Wonderful Lake Almanor Cabin located near the historic Hamilton Branch Powerhouse and one of Lake Almanor’s prime fishing areas.


  • Sleeps 12
  • Main house plus a guest apartment with a full kitchen, and bath.
  • Wonderful front and back deck for entertaining and BBQ.
  • Depending on the day there is always 1 deck with sun and 1 deck with shade.
  • The dock is in a cove with deep water protected from the wind and waves and is full of wildlife.
  • Basketball hoop, horseshoes and large grass area for lots of fun family games.
  • This home also provides sheets and towels.

The Hamilton Branch area of Lake Almanor is popular for its deep water and fishing opportunities. Near the Power House with abundant deep water it is one of the finest fishing areas of the lake. The quaint Hamilton Branch community boasts pizza, a gas station, and convenience store. The nearby Peninsula boasts 2 Marinas, a Market, Deli and Coffee Shop, several restaurants, the Lake Almanor Country Club and Bailey Creek Golf Course.


  • Check box with checkmark in it Boat Dock
  • Check box with checkmark in it Waterfront
  • Check box with checkmark in it Coffee Maker
  • Check box with checkmark in it Free WiFi
  • Check box with checkmark in it Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Check box with checkmark in it TV

Seasons open

  • Check box with checkmark in it June - October

Price range

  • Check box with checkmark in it Greater than $300

Traveler experience

  • Check box with checkmark in it LGBTQ+ Welcoming
  • Check box with checkmark in it Family Friendly


Northwest Plumas


3748 Lake Almanor Drive
Lake Almanor, CA 96137

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