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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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