On the very northern most edge of the state, the Upper Iowa River traverses a picturesque landscape formed of high rocky bluffs and deep narrow limestone gorges. Clear, cold fast-running streams cut through steep-sided hills covered by oaks, hickory, maples, and basswood. Nestled quietly amongst all of natures beauty is the scenic town of Chester, Iowa.
Chester is just a few miles north of Hayden Prairie, the largest prairie area in the state of Iowa. It lies right on the border of Iowa and Minnesota. It is just 45 minutes south of Rochester, MN. There are all the perks of a small town in Chester... the smiling faces, where everyone knows everyone. There is also ample hunting around these parts. Chester offers convenience stores, auto services, a discount store, dining, Farmers Market on Thursdays, an indoor Roller Rink, and many other specialties that small towns have.