Discover Chester’s Historic Charm and Beauty
With a convenient I-95 location, the Country Inn & Suites, Chester allows for easy travel to popular attractions like Dutch Gap Conservation Area and Iron Bridge Sports Park. Just a short drive from the hotel, Chesterfield County’s rich history comes alive at the Castlewood Plantation House, Magnolia Grange and Parker’s Battery. Outdoor enthusiasts appreciate the hotel’s proximity to the R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks, and Virginia State University visitors can rest easy knowing the hotel is only minutes from the school’s beautiful campus.
History and Culture
- Castlewood Plantation House (6.5 miles)
One of the truly unique dwellings constructed in 19th-century Virginia, this Palladian-style house now serves as the home of the Chesterfield Historical Society.
Phone: +1 (804) 777-9663
- Dutch Gap Conservation Area (3.9 miles)
Take a hike or bike ride through 810 acres of scenic woods and wetlands surrounded by the James River.
Phone: +1 (804) 748-1623
- Fort Lee (10 miles)
In its role as training grounds for up to 70,000 sustainment soldiers per year, this U.S. Army base houses more than 26,000 military personnel and their families.
Phone: +1 (804) 765-3000
- Henricus Historical Park (5 miles)
Nestled among miles of scenic wildlife trails, this museum provides an interactive look at the Citie of Henricus settlement, which was originally established in 1611.
Phone: +1 (804) 748-1611
- Howlett Line Park Civil War Site (3.5 miles)
Named for the artillery walls that stretched from the James River to the Appomattox River, the Howlett Line played a crucial role in the defense of the Confederacy.
Phone: +1 (804) 796-7121
- Magnolia Grange Museum (6.9 miles)
Built in 1823, this Federal-style plantation served as the residence for many of the most influential families who founded Chesterfield County. Call ahead for tour schedules.
Phone: +1 (804) 796-1479
- Parkers Battery (1.1 miles)
This well-preserved section of the Howlett Line was used by Confederate forces up until their retreat to Appomattox. Today the park features a walking trail and stone signs marking various positions of the line.
Phone: +1 (804) 226-5023
- Ironbridge Sports Park (5.4 miles)
Post the lowest score on the mini-golf course, take your swings in the batting cages or hug the corners on the go-kart track at this family-friendly fun park. Be sure to ask for discount information at the hotel front desk.
Phone: +1 (804) 748-7770
- R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks (5 miles)
This 176-acre park is the perfect place to relish the great outdoors. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in one of the open-air shelters, and take a stroll on the floating boardwalk that sits on the park’s freshwater tidal marsh.
Phone: +1 (804) 748-1623
- Richmond, Virginia (15 miles)
Just a short drive from the hotel, Virginia’s capital invites visitors to explore historic attractions, eclectic shops and delightful dining establishments.
Phone: +1 (804) 782-2777
- Virginia State University (9 miles)
One of only two land-grant institutions in Virginia, this university boasts a picturesque campus that includes a 416-acre agricultural research facility.
Phone: +1 (804) 524-5000