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Welcome to Antlers Motel

Antlers Motel was rebuilt in 2008 and boasts the best location in Chester, and the Lake Almanor area. 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 woodsy coverlets, 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 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 and COVID

Even though vacationing has been complicated due to COVID-19, you can enjoy every lake activity you want to do without being worried about the virus. Being outdoors is wonderful for that!

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.


Visit our Sister Property

Railroad Park Resort in Dunsmuir, CA

Since 1968, we've been reliving the romantic days of railroading at Railroad Park Resort. We offer exciting Dunsmuir lodging opportunities with our 23 cabooses, vintage cabins, RV hook-up sites, and tent campsites. We're also the only Dunsmuir resort with rooms catered to both families and couples in classic rail cars. Our Northern California resort is one of the most unique places to stay in California with caboose lodging. Unlike other Northern California campgrounds, Railroad Park Resort offers a little bit of everything.

Our caboose hotel in Dunsmuir also features an on-site restaurant, The Dining Car Restaurant. You can almost hear the whistle blow and the train sway as you enjoy a delicious meal prepared just for you in our galley kitchen. Can you imagine being aboard the old Southern Pacific Daylight? This restaurant is built inside restored antique railroad cars, providing a nostalgic atmosphere.

Railroad Park Resort offers a unique lodging experience that you won't find at other hotels in Dunsmuir. Live the life of a railroader by staying in one of our caboose lodging units or cabins without sacrificing the comforts of today's modern conveniences. Camp along Little Castle Creek amongst the pines in our campsites and RV hook-up sites.

We're only two miles away from the lower Castle Crags section of the Pacific Crest Trail, making us the ideal lodging option for trail hikers. You can also enjoy hiking at Castle Crags State Park that borders our property, the Castle Crags section of the Pacific Crest Trail, or the renowned Mt. Shasta. Railroad Park Resort is more than a railroad buff's delight, it's a part of our historical past.



The staff was the best. Was most accommodating. Rooms are clean. Staff is so friendly. Nearby anything you would need. Will be coming back!
Nicole | Google
We loved this place! The rooms are very spacious, the beds are comfortable and the staff is great to talk with. So informative and helpful. He loves his town and it shows! Thank you!
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I really liked staying at the Antlers Motel and the owner husband where's the super nice and the room is nice and clean and the showers clean is great I left it
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