NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Tourism Recreation & Hospitality Council

Chester

Chester

 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.

 




Bed and Breakfast Inns
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A St. Bernard Lodge 44801 Highway 36 E
Chester

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


10 miles west of Chester.

Historic bed and breakfast accommodating guests since the early 1920's.  Strategically located on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway between the SW entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lake Almanor.  All rooms upstairs, rooms may be booked individually or the entire lodge may be booked for groups of up to 20 guests.Central A/C. Open all year. Restaurant open with advanced reservations, picnic area, all rooms non-smoking.  Full breakfast included.

   Prices starting at $99.00          Check Availabiity                      See our Rooms

Call for special winter rates for Jan. and Feb. 2018 when booking two or more rooms.  530-258-3382

Bidwell House B&B 1 Main Street
Chester

(530) 258-3338
http://www.bidwellhouse.com/


14 distinctly different guest rooms. Enjoy gourmet coffee or special tea in the privacy of your room. Full breakfast featuring freshly baked breads, muffins, pastries and omeletes. Open all year. Wireless Internet access, TV, fireplace, all rooms nonsmoking, picnic area, credit cards ok. Be sure to ask about special getaway packages

Average rates: $85 to $175/night

Cabins/Cottages/Resorts
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Highlands Ranch Resort Highway 36, 22 miles west of Chester
Mill Creek

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


Seven newly built cottages each with private entrances, gas fireplaces, rustic chic furnishings, some units with private outdoor hot tubs and breathtaking views of meadows and mountains in all directions.
Chef-prepared breakfast and superior service is included in your stay.


Average rates: $509-$199/night.

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Lassen Meadows Ranch Juniper Lake Rd
Chester

415-640-0404
http://www.lassenmeadows.com/


3 stunning cabins with lake view or meadow view
one studio, one bedroom, one two bedroom
two with full kitchens
Perfect for weddings, reunions or group retreats
Outdoor kitchen pavilion
Private waters fly fishing
Open June through October
Average cabin rates: $150-$250/night

Guest Ranch

Drakesbad Guest Ranch End of Warner Valley Road
Chester

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

In beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park

19 rustic cabins-most without electricity,
hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing, restaurant, natural hot spring pool, massage service, credit cards ok.
Closed October-May

$169-189/night per person, includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hotels/Motels
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A St. Bernard Lodge 44801 Highway 36 E
Chester

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


10 miles west of Chester.

Historic bed and breakfast accommodating guests since the early 1920's.  Strategically located on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway between the SW entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lake Almanor.  All rooms upstairs, rooms may be booked individually or the entire lodge may be booked for groups of up to 20 guests.Central A/C. Open all year. Restaurant open with advanced reservations, picnic area, all rooms non-smoking.  Full breakfast included.

   Prices starting at $99.00          Check Availabiity                      See our Rooms

Call for special winter rates for Jan. and Feb. 2018 when booking two or more rooms.  530-258-3382

Antlers Motel 268 Main Street
Chester

(530) 258-2722
http://www.antlersmotel.com


20 rooms, open all year,
TV, fireplace, phones in rooms,
picnic area, credit cards ok,
internet access, A/C,
all rooms nonsmoking.
fridges, microwaves available.

Average rates: $90/night

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Best Western Rose Quartz Inn 306 Main Street
Chester

(530) 258-2002
http://www.rosequartzinn.com/


65 rooms, open all year, pets ok with fee, phones in room, picnic area, spa, credit cards ok. A/C, all rooms non-smoking. Microwaves, fridge available. Continental Breakfast served.

Average rates: $89 to $179/night

Cedar Lodge Motel Junction Hwy 36 & Hwy 89
Chester

(530) 258-2904
http://www.cedarlodgefun.com/

Just west of Chester 

13 rooms, open all year, kitchens, phones in rooms, credit cards ok, picnic area, TV, all rooms nonsmoking, fridge, microwave

BBQ's available, Free WiFi and coffee 

Average rates: $60 to $110/night

Pet Friendly
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Best Western Rose Quartz Inn 306 Main Street
Chester

(530) 258-2002
http://www.rosequartzinn.com/


65 rooms, open all year, pets ok with fee, phones in room, picnic area, spa, credit cards ok. A/C, all rooms non-smoking. Microwaves, fridge available. Continental Breakfast served.

Average rates: $89 to $179/night

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Lassen Meadows Ranch Juniper Lake Rd
Chester

415-640-0404
http://www.lassenmeadows.com/


3 stunning cabins with lake view or meadow view
one studio, one bedroom, one two bedroom
two with full kitchens
Perfect for weddings, reunions or group retreats
Outdoor kitchen pavilion
Private waters fly fishing
Open June through October
Average cabin rates: $150-$250/night

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The Stover House 167 Stover Road
Chester

530-518-8959
http://www.chestervacation.com/


2 blocks off Main Street/Hwy 36
Sleeps 9 persons, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, fireplace stove, dogs ok, running stream, walking distance to shopping and dining
Just remodeled and decorated. Open all year
Average rates: $150/night to $900/weekly

Vacation Rentals
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Lassen Meadows Ranch Juniper Lake Rd
Chester

415-640-0404
http://www.lassenmeadows.com/


3 stunning cabins with lake view or meadow view
one studio, one bedroom, one two bedroom
two with full kitchens
Perfect for weddings, reunions or group retreats
Outdoor kitchen pavilion
Private waters fly fishing
Open June through October
Average cabin rates: $150-$250/night

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The Stover House 167 Stover Road
Chester

530-518-8959
http://www.chestervacation.com/


2 blocks off Main Street/Hwy 36
Sleeps 9 persons, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, fireplace stove, dogs ok, running stream, walking distance to shopping and dining
Just remodeled and decorated. Open all year
Average rates: $150/night to $900/weekly

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