NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Tourism Recreation & Hospitality Council

Chester

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 Chester, known as a Gateway Community to Lassen Volcanic National park, lies at the base of Lassen Peak and near the shores of Lake Almanor.  This charming community is the main business hub for the Lake Almanor Basin and home to the Volcanos, the Chester High School sports teams.

Nestled along the banks of the Feather River, Chester's unique shops, parks, museums, and library provide the backdrop for many annual events, art shows, concerts, bike rides, car shows, and holiday celebrations.

 A favorite for community and visitors alike is the annual 4th of July Celebration with a parade down Main Street, the 5K Fun Run, and the Fireworks Show over Lake Almanor that creates a spectacular display to end the day.

Chester also hosts the Martin Ranch community which lies in a pristine meadow off Feather River Drive.  Further up Feather River Drive, lies the Warner Valley which backs up to Lassen Volcanic National Park and the world famous Drakesbad Guest Ranch.  Quaint summer homes and camping areas dot the beautiful meadows, forests and streams of the area..

Chester is also a great stop on Highway 36, when traveling the southern portion of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. Chester offers a wide range of amenities for the traveler or outdoor enthusiasts. Overnight visitors to Chester can choose from a wide range of motels, vacation rentals, bed and breakfast inns and campgrounds. A variety of restaurants are available for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Visit the Chester/Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce website or stop in at B&B Booksellers and Cravings at 278 Main Street in Chester for brochures and visitor guides of the area.  Chester and the Lake Almanor Basin is well worth a stop for a few days or longer. Many residents of the Lake Almanor Basin first visited when on vacation and now make the area their summer get-a-way or have moved here al year-round residents.


Chester and the surrounding area are full with an array of diverse outdoor activities to enjoy. Make sure to plan time to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lake Almanor for water sports or fishing, Lassen National forest for camping, backroad exploring, fishing or hunting. Golfing is available on the Peninsula or West Shore of Lake Almanor.  Downtown Chester has some very unique shopping, an old fashion soda fountain and a great little museum to wander.


If you need further information or help in planning your visit to Chester or surrounding area, please call 530-258-2426.

 




Dining

Burger Depot 336 Main Street
Chester

530-258-1880


Open daily 11am-8pm
Seasonal
American, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, beer and wine, outdoor seating.

Coffee Station 192 Main Street
Chester

530-258-4112


7 am-3 pm Mon-Fri
7:30 am-1 pm Sat-Sun
Winter hours vary
Espresso, coffee, blended drinks, homemade pastries

 

Cravings Cafe 278 Main St.
Chester

530- 258-2229


Open  Daily 7 am to 2 pm
Breakfast & lunch
Espresso bar and bakery

Drakesbad End of Warner Valley Road
Chester

866-999-0914
http://drakesbad.com

7:30-8:30am, 12pm-1pm, 6pm-7pm
Seasonal: June to October

American, breakfast, lunch buffet,
daily dinner entree
Wednesday night BBQ cookouts
reservations recommended

Happy Garden Chinese Restauran 605 Main Street
Chester

530-258-2395


11am-9pm Tues - Sun
Closed Monday
Chinese Cuisine, beer & wine

Jeffroe's Coffee House 539 Main Street
Chester

6:30am-4:30pm
Seasonal
Sandwiches, burrito wraps, salad bar, homemade pies, smoothies, coffee drinks
No Phone

Knotbumper 274 Main Street
Chester

530-258-2301


11am-8pm
Closed Sun & Mon
Seasonal
American, deli, Mexican, beer & wine, outdoor seating

Kopper Kettle 243 Main St.
Chester

530-258-2698


Open daily 6am-9pm
American, breakfast, lunch, dinner, beer & wine, outdoor seating

Lassen Gift & Soda Fountain 220 Main Street
Chester

530-258-2222


Open daily 10am - 5pm
from Memorial Day thru Dec.
Closed Sun & Mon in winter
Old-fashioned soda fountain, handmade milkshakes, sundaes, banana splits 

Lassen Gift & Soda Fountain 220 Main Street
Chester

530-258-2222


Open daily 10am - 5pm
from Memorial Day thru Dec.
Closed Sun & Mon in winter
Old-fashioned soda fountain, handmade milkshakes, sundaes, banana splits 

Lassen Volcanic Park Cafe SW Entrance
Lassen Volcanic National Park

530-599-3555
http://www.nps.gov/lavo/index.htm


9am - 6pm
winter to 4pm
Panini sandwiches,
hot dogs, burgers, smoothies,
espresso.

Mi Casita Chester 686 Main Street
Chester

530-258-1879


11am-9pm Mon-Fri,
Breakfast Sat & Sun
Mexican Cuisine, beer & wine
Caterng, Reservations accepted

Pine Shack Frosty 321 Main Street
Chester

530-258-2593


11am-8pm, till 9pm Fri-Sat in July
Seasonal
Burgers, chicken, ice cream and shakes
outdoor seating

Pizza Factory 197 Main
Chester

530-258-3155

Pizza Factory Chester 197 Main Street
Chester

530-258-3155

11am-10pm Sun - Thurs
11am-11pm Fri-Sat
Pizza, deli sandwiches, calzones, pasta, soup, salad, beer & wine
outdoor seating

Ranch House 669 Main Street
Chester

530-258-4226


7am-1:30pm Breakfast and Lunch
5pm-8pm on Saturday for dinner
(dinner served May thru October)
Closed Mon, Tues, Weds.
American Cuisine

Generous Sponsor

Restaurant at Highlands Ranch Highway 36, 22 miles west of Chester
Mill Creek

530-595-3388
http://highlandsranchresort.com


Breakfast, lunch and dinner
American bistro style, chef prepared, micro beers & fine wines. Outdoor dining and banquet facilities are also available.

Call for reservations

Generous Sponsor

St Bernard Lodge Restaurant 44801 Highway 36 E
Chester

530-258-3382
http://www.stbernardlodge.com


American, steaks, seafood, hamburgers, full bar, outdoor seating
Catering services offered
Advanced Reservations Required

Subway Sandwiches Chester 433 Main Street
Chester

530-258-2563

7am-8pm Mon, Tues, Wed & Sat, 
'til 9 pm Th & Fri
9am-8pm Sun
Breakfast, hot and cold sub sandwiches, salads, flatbread, pizza - all available all day

The Beacon Station 303 Main Street
Chester

530-258-3500

The Locker Room Sports Grill 300 Main Street
Chester

530-258-1950


Open 7 days a week
11 am to 10 pm Sun - Thurs
'til 11 pm Fri & Sat
American, burgers, pizza, wings,
Beer & wine

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