An incredible find in the hinterlands of Northern California, Clear Lake's Tallman Hotel has been lovingly restored by Lynne and Bernard Butcher to reflect the elegance of its past life. The Butchers have surrounded the 1890's main building with beautiful gardens and contemporary touches — a pool and hot tub, newly constructed suites and garden rooms with Japanese Ofuro soaking tubs.
Interiors feature Eastlake style hand crafted furniture, hand painted murals and artwork depicting local flora and fauna. The Tallman transports guests back in time, but geo-exchange heating and cooling systems, solar panels and modern amenities all produce a comfortable, state-of-the-art, eco-friendly environment. AAA
13 guest rooms, 4 suites all with balconies, phones, wireless internet, TV/ DVD. Some feature restored antique plumbing fixtures or Japanese teak Ofuro soaking tubs. Gardens, pool, whirlpool tub and intimate conference facility.
Homemade Buffet breakfast is served in the Hotel dining room. The popular Blue Wing Saloon & Café next door serves lunch and dinner daily in an outdoor garden setting.
Relish an in-room massage provided by one of our highly-qualified professionals.
Lake County offers abundant activities including boat and jetski rentals, agritourism, fishing guides and charters, hot springs, auto races, concerts, hiking, bird watching, horse drawn carriage rides, farmers markets, horseback riding and golfing. Meet local winemakers, stroll for unique antiques, try your luck at a nearby casino or visit the great wetlands nearby.
2.5 hours from both San Francisco and Sacramento. Upper Lake is just off Hwy 20, between I-5 and Hwy 101, and central to the wineries, boating, hiking and other outdoor activities of the Clear Lake region.
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"Thank you is not enough"
A simple thank you just isn't enough. When we decided to have our wedding at the Tallman, we knew it was the place we most wanted for this singular occasion, and we were right: it was magical, completely unforgetable. But what we couldn't have known then was how lucky we were to have you at the helm up there in Upper Lake, you and all the super friendly and fun people you have up there with you. At every turn, you went the extra mile, and always graciously, smiling, making it all work. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
I cannot thank you enough for the incredible hospitality you provided me and my guests from Washington, DC.... My guests are world travelers who have likely stayed in some of the grandest hotels on earth, and every one of them raved about the unparalleled elegance, comfort and service they experienced at the Tallman.... It was one of the nicest weekends in memory in large part because of you and your staff. Your hotel is a shining example of the best Lake County has to offer, and I am so grateful for your presence in the community.
Congressman Mike Thompson
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Nearby: Red Hills AVA, High Valley, Clear Lake, KelseyVille, Lakeport, Lake County
In addition to restoring and expanding the 1890s structure and its adjacent saloon, the Butchers were committed to reusing and recycling as much original building material as possible. The hotel complex also is energy efficient, using solar energy and a geo-exchange heating and cooling system. — Eco-Structure Magazine, 2006