Attractions and Resources
"...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
or contact us directly at (707)987-0505, email@example.com
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.
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
7:30 am Clear Lake State Park Guided Bird and Nature Walks, Kelseyville. On
the first Saturday of each month, docents from the Clear Lake State Park Interpretive Association offer guided bird and nature walks. Sturdy
walking shoes recommended. No entrance fee to park for those participating in walks. Bring binoculars, water, mosquito repellent and sun protection. Call or check website for
schedule. All ages welcome. Rain cancels walk. Meet at the parking lot at 7:30 a.m. (707) 279-4594, (707) 279-2267, www.clearlakestatepark.org
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
Docent-led hikes on Mt Konocti
Saturday, March 29th
Saturday, April 12th
Saturday, April 26th
Saturday, May 10th
Sunday, May 18th
Sunday, June 8th
Tom Nixon, retired State Parks Ranger and member of the Konocti Trails Team (KRTT), leads the docent tour program. Docent
guides will lead the hikes which will include visits to the historic Downen Cabin and the top of Wright Peak. The Docent guides are knowledgeable about the mountain and its geology, history, flora,
fauna, and even folklore. There will also be an optional climb to the top of the CAL FIRE lookout tower for hikers 18 years or older who sign a Release of Liability form.
This moderately strenuous hike lasts approximately 4 hours and will cover 6 miles. Hikers are encouraged to wear sturdy
shoes, bring a lunch, water, daypack, and binoculars/camera. Minors are welcomed when accompanied by a responsible adult.
Hikers will meet at the main parking lot of the Mount Konocti Park at 8 AM, which can be accessed from Konocti Road in
Kelseyville. Hikes will be canceled if inclement weather occurs.
Reservations are required due to limited space and must be made by March 14, 2014 for the first scheduled hike. April 1,
2014 is the reservation deadline for the remaining hikes, which can be made by calling the Public Services Department at (707) 262-1618.
In its monumental 2011 acquisition, The County of Lake purchased 1,520 acres of land on top of Mount Konocti to create
the new Mount Konocti Park. This land is now placed in public hands for perpetuity. The County-owned land is contiguous with an additional 821 acres of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land
Management (BLM). For more information on Mount Konocti Park, or to access a downloadable map, visit www.konoctitrails.com.
Please contact Kati Galvani at (707) 262-1618 or Kati.Galvani@lakecountyca.gov for more information.
Sat, Mar 8, 8:30 am: special nature walk at Anderson Marsh, focusing on native and
non-native plants, the effects of the recent controlled burn and the native plant restoration plan being created by the Department of State Parks. For more info email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707.995.2658.
Sat, Mar 15 Knoxville Wildlife Area: This 20,000 acre CA Dept of Fish and
Wildlife preserve is littleused by hikers. We'll hike up a secluded valley, discover an old gravesite avove Knoxville, pass an old windmill along a beautiful meadow and creek, cross a 600 ft high
ridge and get excellent views of Mt St Helens to the west and look righgup at Blue Ridge tothe east. Then down into Long Canyon and back to the cars. Bring lunch, water and hiking boots.
ClassK M-8-A. Carpool 8:30am Lower Lake Coffee Company, Main Street, Lower Lake. Leader Tom McFarling (707)994-5490. Rain cancels.
Sat, Mar 15, 9am. 1.3 mile casual placed Friends of Boffs Mt hike with Darlene on
Interpretive Trail. Bring water, a snack and wear sturdy shoes. We meet in Boggs parking lot. dheco@@me.com or 707.928.5591
Sun, Mar 23, 9:30 am Redbud Trail to Baton Flat. A moderate hike in the
Cache Creek Wilderness with possible sightings of Bal Eagles or other raptors. Bring water, binoculars and snaacks. ClassL M-5-A. Meet at the parking lot off Hwy
20 just beofre the Hwy 20 bridge over the North Fork of Cache Creek, eight miles east of Clearlake Oaks. Reserve with Leader Steve Devoto email@example.com. Rain Cancels.
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
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
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
Winery has a lovely tasting room and yummy wines in downtown Kelseyville