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Welcome to Antlers Motel

Antlers Motel, serving Chester for over 70 years, was rebuilt in 2008.  We are located right in Main Street in the heart of Chester, which is also Highway 36, and close to Lake Almanor and Mount Lassen. Our friendly & professional staff will do what they can to help provide you with a truly memorable experience. Each room features a modern lodge theme with decorative fireplaces, warm cozy blankets, wrought iron headboards and more... and, of course, free in-room coffee (or tea), refrigerators, microwaves, and 50" 4K satellite TVs. Borrow a game from the office and settle in to a cozy, modern, spacious retreat.
We will share with you all we know about the area's activities, restaurants, fishing hotspots, hiking trails and local news. The Housekeeping Staff will take excellent care of your rooms - and might have a few tips of their own! Walk across the street to the grocery store, Holiday Market, which conveniently features a deli, bakery, picnic and outdoor supplies, and plentiful selection of spirits for your vacation enjoyment....or just as close, head to the ever-popular Cravings for their amazing coffee and breakfast, or Kopper Kettle Cafe for meals where the locals eat. Just behind us, is the Collins Pines Nature Trail.   

Explore the Area

Lake Almanor is a four season area, with ample opportunity to calm your spirit and heighten your senses in the great outdoors! Whether you come to quietly fish the stream, do extreme watersports, or hike the Mt. Lassen volcano -- it is all right outside your door waiting for you to enjoy!

There are also many indoor activities throughout Chester. Check out the local museums to learn about California Pioneers, hit the greens at the many golf courses, or try some of the best restaurants in town. The point is, you can have a fulfilling vacation no matter what your interests are.

Your Guide to Lake Almanor

The highlight attraction in Chester, California is Lake Almanor. Some people consider it a quieter and smaller Lake Tahoe because it has similar scenery and water temperature while being smaller.

Lake Almanor
Lake Almanor is a fantastic lake to play on with your family for a day, a week, or even all summer. Summer water temperatures are perfect for swimming, water-skiing, and jet skis, usually between 68 and 70 degrees.

Things to Do

Fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, and much more are available to you on Lake Almanor. Chester is a relaxed town that gives you the freedom to do what you want on the lake. Just follow the basic rules, and you'll be golden!

If you want to learn more about the lake for your California vacation, click on the link below! We hope you learn more about our beautiful waters.




Nicest motel I've stayed in so far! Room was huge and very clean and modern. Had everything I could possibly need, including luxuries (e.g. a bath tub, complementary tea and coffee, microwave etc.). I'm a PCT hiker, and despite showing up looking like I'd spent the last week living at the bottom of a trash can, I was immediately treated like a VIP, and helped with everything I could possibly need, including laundry, printing, and a complementary lift back to the trailhead. Staff were always incredibly friendly and helpful, and rooms felt very secure - two areas in which I've had issues with other motels recently. Sure, it was on the pricier side compared to other motels I've stayed in so far, but I soon realized it was worth every penny. I didn't want to leave!
Beth | Google | 2023
This motel deserves a 10+. Our expectations were not that high but it was by far the best place we have stayed in for the last several years, including much more expensive establishments. Wish there was a reason to return to Chester just so we could stay there. Lots of lovely and thoughtful touches throughout the room.
Sharon | | 2023
We have stayed at the Antler Motel twice now over the last couple of years and each time we have been pleasantly surprised by the friendly office staff, the cleanliness of the room. There are more than plenty of pillows on the bed, extra towels, a frig, microwave and 12 cup coffee pot! It's a great little place.
Ronda | Tripadvisor | 2023