Attractions and Resources
or contact us directly at (707)987-0505, email@example.com
"...we were able to fit in so much ... horseback riding on a 10 mile beach, jet skiing on
Clear Lake, and an afternoon in Napa....thank you for providing such a peaceful, relaxing place" .... Kate and Joe, Boston, MA
Experience the freedom of Northern California. The scenery is great. Hike or bike the mountain - the
newest trail in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park overlooks Calistoga and the
Napa Valley. Touch and feel the great outdoors, listen to the animals, breathe the cleanest air in the State, relax with an exquisite touch massage from Greta, and then end your perfect day with a
memorable meal at a local restaurant in either Calistoga or Middletown. Visit some of our unique, beautiful, award-winning wineries in a casual atmosphere without tour buses and crowds. Try wine
tasting at Lake Counties' newest wineries or sample the wines from some of California's oldest vines at Langtry Estate and
Vineyards. There's great local dining at Boar's Breath
Restaurant. If you're the physically adventurous type, visit for soaring, jumping and barnstorming. Have you ever visited an Alpaca Ranch? Here's your opportunity! Visit Alpaca Acres Ranch and the products of their silky fibers.
We're only ten minutes away from Harbin Hot Springs where you can soak, sun, and heal. If you want to get away from the crowds and just do day trips, our accommodations are comfortable with children and we welcome and have special rates for workshop participants.
If you are looking for a place to stay in the Calistoga - Harbin Hot Springs area of Wine Country for a
girls'weekend getaway, anniversary getaway, romantic weekend getaway or even a last minute getaway, this is the perfect place for you. We are even dog-friendly.
Nov 29, 9AM -- 4-5 mile moderately-paced Friends of Boggs Mountain hike
with Karen Rhoads on various Boggs trails. Bring water, a hat, snack and wear sturdy shoes. We meet in Boggs parking lot. Friendly leashed dogs welcome. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 30 -- Lake Group hike to and through the town site of Silverado within
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park on Mt. St. Helena. No buildings remain from the mining town that was home to over 1,000 but the 1960 restoration of the area for tourism left several buildings
and the layout of the old mining town is still intact. Fruit trees and other ornamentals date back to the early 1900's. We will walk past one mine tunnel and perhaps continue to the
feature known as the Turk's Head which lies on the ridge dividing Napa and Alexander Valleys. Bring water and snacks. Meet 8:30 a.m. at the RLS parking area on the east side of highway 29. By
reservation only. Leader Pete McGee at 942 1373 or email@example.com
Dec 13 -- Lake Group hike on the Cowboy Camp Loop in Cache Creek
Wilderness Area. Enjoy rolling oak woodlands, chaparral and beautiful vistas. Bring water & lunch-we’ll stop at the infamous Road-kill café (an old hunting shack). This is a gorgeous hike, often
along creek beds between gorges, and will be enhanced by some green shoots from rain! Class M-7-B. Carpools: Meet 8:30 am Lower Lake Coffee Co. on Main Street, off junction of Hwy 29 & 53. Cowboy
Camp Trail head 9:30; from Clearlake Oaks, go east on State Hwy 20, about 28 miles to Hwy 16 intersection, take a right on 16 and Travel south on Highway 16 for 1 mile. Cowboy Camp parking lot is on
the right. By reservation only. Leader Julie Kreis 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947. Rain cancels.
Ambling in Anderson Marsh State
A hiker and runner meet beneath a giant oak on
the Cache Creek Trail.
The cooler months have a way of drawing us back to wide open spaces like Anderson Marsh.
Giant oak and walnut trees welcome you at the trailhead for the Cache Creek Trail, and with the old barn and historic ranch home, you can't help but feel nostalgic.
The guided walks are done for the year, but the park remains open throughout the week to amblers and runners, and most
of all, nature enthusiasts (bring your binoculars). It is nothing short of delightful to wander from broad, sun-drenched meadows to the graceful arches of oaks that create an enchanting chiaroscuro
of shadow and light.
Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association's "Old Fashioned Christmas Open House" will be held once more in the historic ranch house on Saturday,
Dec. 13 from 10am-2pm. It's a great opportunity to spend time with the devoted AMIA Board members and volunteers who have shared their love for this park in a festive Victorian setting replete with
music, a warm hearth, homemade sweets, cider, and of course, Santa Claus! For more information about the event, contact AMIA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-995-2658.
Jan 1, 2015, 12PM -- start the new
year right, with a First Day hike on the McVicar Trail at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park. About 8 miles round trip on easy terrain: bring water and snacks and binoculars, and wear sturdy shoes
and a hat. Rain cancels. More info
Jan 3 -- Lake Group hike on
the Lynch Canyon Trail to Turtle Pond in Cache Creek Wilderness Area. Lynch Canyon, marked with oak hills & grasslands, starts out going south and then descends into a broad interior valley, here
hawks can be seen feeding, then one comes to the Road-kill Café, an old hunting shack with an entertaining history. We then continue on a short jaunt up out of the valley to Turtle Pond trail - we
hike to the pond that often resounds with the croaking of frogs, take a lunch break and then return. Class: M-6.8-A. Carpools: Meet 8:30 am Lower Lake on Main St., in front of the Lower
Lake Coffee Company. Trailhead 9:30 am- from Clearlake Oaks turnoff from Hwy 53, travel east on Hwy 20 approx. 17 miles (you cross the county line), you see a turn off to the right, after a 180
degree curve to the left in the road, then immediately to your right is a road to the Lynch trailhead. By reservation only-Leader Julie Kreis 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947. Rain
On-going Local Special Events
For a complete and detailed list of activities, please visit the Lake County visitor's page.
Every Saturday at 9:00 PM The Grapevine Bar &
Pine Casino, Middletown. Dance to a variety of musical styles. Friday and Saturday nights. 9:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Free Admission. The Grapevine
Bar & Lounge, Twin Pine Casino & Hotel, 22223 Hwy 29. (707) 987-0197
Every Saturday at 8:15 am, Anderson Marsh Historic Park Ranch House Tour and Guided Nature
Walk, Lower Lake. Bring your binoculars and enjoy a guided nature walk through Anderson Marsh's oak woodlands and grass covered hills, followed by a Ranch House Tour. See the
wonder of native flowers and plants, discover the ways Lake County trees reproduce and experience the wildlife of the marsh and Cache Creek. This walk is not completely ADA
accessible. Meet under the big oaks in front of the Ranch House at 8:15 a.m. to spend time seeing the wildlife and birds around the ranch house complex.
Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Heavy rain cancels the walk but the Ranch House Museum tour will happen, rain or shine. Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, 8825 Highway 53. (707)
Every Saturday at 9 am Rodman Slough Preserve Guided Bird & Nature Walks, North
Lakeport. The Lake County Land Trust hosts guided bird and nature walks at the Rodman Preserve. No dogs. Heavy rain cancels. Free admission. 6350 Westlake
Road, off Highway 29, near the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff. (707) 994-2024, (707) 928-4590, www.lakecountylandtrust.org
8pm -11pm, Window to the Universe,
Taylor Observatory, 5725 Oak Hills Lane, Kelseyville. On the third Saturday of each month, there will be a science topic presentation, a planetarium
experience and astromonical viewing. Held regardless of weather. 707.262.4121 (leave a message - it will returned within 24 hrs. www.taylorobservatory.org
Napa Valley and Lake County
Lake County is home to Clear Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in California and one of the oldest lakes on the continent, and Mount
Konocti, an ancient volcano that recently opened to offer one of the newest day hikes in the state. Visit Lake County to enjoy the state's cleanest air, pectacular scenic beauty, and unsurpassed
recreation — hiking, biking, wine tasting, paddling, fishing, birding, golfing, off-road adventures, and even rockhounding.
Calistoga Fun brings you to the very informative page of the Calistoga Chamber
Visitor Information for the Napa Valley
Napa Valley Calendar of Events
Balloons Above the Valley offers flights above the Napa Valley, with
Crazy Creek Air Adventures for Soaring, Jumping and
Getaway Adventures offers wine country bicycle tours
Calistoga Bikeshop rents quality bikes and gear, as well as Wine Touring Bikes with pick-up
Smith's Trout Farm, (707)987-3651 has rainbow trout raised in cold mountain
water. Fishing for the whole family. No license. No limit. Bait and poles available.
Clearlake has some of the best bass fishing in the State
Mt St Helena and Middletown Vineyards
Alpaca Acres Ranch is a full-service,family-operated ranch
offering sales, business plan consultation,alpaca-related products in their Ranch Store, and great customer support.
Whitewater Adventure takes you through the wild country where tule elk roam the canyons and bald eagles soar.
Disney's Water Sports Boat and Jet Ski Rentals
RLS trail going to Table Rock
Anderson Marsh Historic Park Heron Days are celebrated in April and tours and hiking are available year-round.
has information about the development of non-motorized trails on and around Clear Lake.
Robert Louis Stevenson Park has expanded its hiking trails, the views are spectacular and the wildflowers through the spring and early summer are a treat to
West take a trek on the wild side - discover the spirit of Africa in the heart of the wine country.
Napa Valley Trail Rides 707.996.8566
Boar's Breath Restaurant This is everyone's favorite place to eat and celebrate.
Buddah Thai Kitchen has impressed
everyone with their authentic, fresh and plentiful food.
La Parilla Mexican Grill, (707)987-4663...we are talking about great Mexican food! Just try their
Mt. St. Helena Brewing Co a microbrewery which also features a full service restaurant, serving lunch and dinner.
Rosales Market, (707) 987-9416, good, authentic
Mexican food. Great salsa!
Perry's Deli (707)987-2416 Great sandwiches, soups and salads. Eat there or take it with you.
Calistoga Inn all my birthday celebrations are either here
Brannon's Grill which arguably may have the finest dining in
Kitano Sushi (707)942-6857
Saw Shop boasts the best of San Francisco chefs who have been
mainstay on the Lake.
Spas, Hot Springs and Massage
the Oasis is available by reservation.
Springs is a world renowned massage training center which offers a wide range of services and is just 10 minutes from the Oasis.
Street/Lincoln Ave/Golden Haven Spas spa treatments and couples mud
baths and massages.
Indian Springs Resort and Spa has a
comprehensive offering of services with an excellent staff and the natural volcanic ash used in their mudbaths.
Wilkinson's Spa is one of the oldest and best known of all
Brassfield Winery is in the serene hillsides
high above picturesque Clear Lake. The Winery is not yet open to the public, but private tastings can be arranged. An amazingly beautiful Estate winery. If you want to see something off the beaten
track that will open a door to another world, this is it.
Vinegarden, Tule Bay Wines .. made from Estate Grown Organic and Biodynamic grapes...biodynamic methods which bring the best of old world agriculture together with new world
technology to create a sustainable environment. The use of self made compost, cover crops and animal integration all work as important tools in Organic and Biodynamic agriculture.
Hawk and Horse Vineyards is a small
family-owned and operated ranch and vineyard estate located in the Red Hills AVA of Northern California. They take great pride in our farming practices which incorporate both organic and biodynamic
methods as well as being DEMETER BIODYNAMIC and CCOF Organic certified. Our wines are hand crafted in very small lots.
Estates Winery just 10 minutes from the Oasis, celebrating the
restored home of Lily Langtry.
Winery Dating back to 1926, MKG specialize in wines made from pears.
Wineries ...this is an endless selection
Shannon Ridge Natural Grass-fed lamb as well as
award winning wines.
Ranch, Vineyards and Winery Kaj and Else Ahlmann will be happy to
give you not only a tasting but a tour of their 4300 acre vineyard, cattle ranch and nature preserve. They recently released their 2007 Rosé ..."Rosé is more than a fun summer wine. Served just below
room-temperature it is a "serious" wine that pairs well with Fall dishes." Call 888 571 1721 for an appointment at this spectacular winery and vineyard.
Wines also has a sweet little tasting room in Kelseyville with a very knowledgeable staff.
Lake County Wine Tasting Rooms are presented by Eleven
Venge Vineyards is a hidden jewel in the pristine northern end of the Napa Valley, close to Calistoga.
Winery has a lovely tasting room and yummy wines in downtown Kelseyville