Guest House Retreat Center

318 W Main St, Chester, CT 06412

Guest House is a magical oasis in the middle of the Connecticut woods featuring:

  • 48 bedrooms with private baths that can accommodate
  • Multiple meeting rooms of varying sizes and many small breakout spaces.
  • Three healthy expertly prepared meals a day with fresh local ingredients used whenever possible. 
  • Amenities include high-speed WiFi throughout the building, elevator service,  full air conditioning, a fitness room, grand piano in the lobby, and much more.
  • The grounds are 17 wooded acres adjacent to the 16,000 acres Cockaponset State Forest.

Getting to Guest House Retreat Center

Guest House Retreat & Conference Center is located midway between New York City and Boston, 10 miles north of the Long Island Sound coastline. The most common travel hubs are Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks and Old Saybrook Train Station.

Estimated Travel Times

  • Bradley International Airport: 1 hour 
  • JFK International Airport: 2.5 hours 
  • LaGuardia Airport: 2 hours 
  • Newark International Airport: 3 hours
  • T.F. Green Airport: 1.5 hours 
  • Tweed Airport: 45 minutes

Car Services to Guest House

To and From Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks CT

Hesham Taxi Service – 860.690.1612

Accent Limousine – 860.529.0400

To and From Old Saybrook Train Station, Old Saybrook CT

Essex Taxi – 860.767.7433

To and From JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Airports

Liberty Limousine – 800.338.5466

CT Limousine – 800.472.5466

Scanlon – 203.668.4734

By Train

Guest House is located about twenty minutes from the Old Saybrook Train Station (OSB). Amtrak and Metro North both stop there, and from the station you can take a private car service (above) to Guest House. Both the New York and Boston trains are approximately two-hour trips.


Metro North/Shore Line East Railroad: NYC to Old Saybrook, CT

Amtrak: To Old Saybrook, CT


By Air

Guest House is conveniently located near several airports:

Bradley International Airport (BDL), Windsor Locks (60 minutes)

Tweed Airport (HVN), New Haven (45 minutes)

T.F. Green Airport (PVD), Providence (1 hour, 25 minutes)

LaGuardia Airport, New York (2 hours)

JFK International Airport, New York (2.5 hours)

Newark International Airport, Newark (3 hours)