• A Retreat & Conference Center

  • 318 West Main Street
    Chester, CT 06412

  • Phone (860) 322-5770
    Fax (860) 322-5744

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  • Location

  • Guest House is located midway between New York City and Boston, ten miles north of the Long Island Sound coastline. We are easily accessible by car or train. Nearby airports are in Hartford, Providence, and New Haven.

    Driving times without traffic:
    New York City: 2 hours
    Boston: 2 hours
    Providence: 1 hour, 30 minutes
    New Haven: 40 minutes
    Hartford: 40 minutes


  • By Car

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  • Traveling east, from New Haven or New York City:

    • I-95 (North) to Exit 63, Route 81 North
    • Follow Route 81 North for about 8 miles
    • Turn right onto Route 148 East, continue about 1.5 miles
    • Immediately after the sign for the Town of Chester, you will see the sign for Guest House on your left

    Traveling west, from Rhode Island:

    • I-95 South to Exit 69, Route 9 North
    • Follow Route 9 to Exit 6, Chester
    • Turn left onto Route 148 West, toward Killingworth; continue about 3 miles
    • Guest House will be on your right (if you pass the sign for the Town of Killingworth, you went too far)

    From the Merritt Parkway (traveling from the west side of New York City—the Merritt is a more scenic drive than I-95 and does not allow trucks)

    • Take the Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Drive/Route 9A to Exit 4, the Cross County Expressway
    • Stay left and follow signs to the Hutchinson River Parkway and Merritt Parkway, continue about 12 miles to enter the Hutchinson River Parkway
    • The Hutchinson River Parkway becomes the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut
    • Continue about 52 miles to I-95 North

    From I-91 (traveling south from Bradley Airport and from Hartford)

    • I-91 South to Exit 22 South (exit on the left), Route 9 South
    • Follow Route 9 South for 17 miles to Exit 6 (exit on the right)
    • Turn right onto Route 148 West, toward Killingworth; continue 3 about miles
    • Guest House is located on the right, across from Chester Village West

    From I-90 (traveling west from Boston)

    • I-90 West to Exit 9, I-84
    • Continue on I84 West for 50 miles to I-91 South
    • Follow directions from I-91 south, traveling from Hartford)

  • By Train

    Guest House is located about ten minutes from the Old Saybrook train station. Amtrak and Metro North both stop there, and from the station you can take a taxi to Guest House. From New York City it is approximately a 2 hour train trip; from Boston it takes approximately 2 hours. When you schedule your trip, please keep in mind that Amtrak is frequently late. Metro North is more reliable.

    Metro North / Shore Line East Railroad: NYC to Old Saybrook, CT
    For the Metro North / Shore Line East schedule, click here.

    Amtrak: To Old Saybrook, CT
    800-872-7245
    For the Amtrak schedule, click here.

    CAR-MAC (private car service from Old Saybrook train station to Guest House): 860-388-2842


  • By Air

    Guest House is conveniently located near three major airports:
    Bradley Airport (BDL), Hartford (50 minutes)
    Tweed Airport (HVN), New Haven (40 minutes)
    T.F. Green Airport (PVD), Providence (1 hour, 25 minutes)


  • Weather

    For the weather forecast in Chester, click here.