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The Northshore & Blue Lakes

Blue Lakes and the Northshore communities of Lake County, Upper Lake, Nice, Lucerne, Glenhaven, and Clearlake Oaks, stretch along Highway 20, which hugs the scenic northern shoreline of Clear Lake. From Lakeport, take Highway 29 north to the intersection of Highways 29 and 20. Left on Highway 20 leads to Blue Lakes, right on Highway 20 leads east into Upper Lake, the westernmost community along the Northshore. Continuing east, other Northshore communities include Nice, Lucerne, Glenhaven, and Clearlake Oaks.

Driving times...
Lakeport to Upper Lake, approximately 15 minutes
Upper Lake to Nice, approximately 10 minutes
Nice to Lucerne, approximately 10 minutes
Lucerne to Glenhaven, approximately 15 minutes
Glenhaven to Clearlake Oaks, approximately 10 minutes
Clearlake Oaks to Clearlake, approximately 10 minutes
Clearlake to Lower Lake, approximately 10 minutes
Lower Lake to Middletown, approximately 25 minutes

Spotlight...


Eleven Roses Ranch
Offering a wildflower tour at their very own family ranch, Eleven Roses Ranch was settled in 1883 in Long Valley in northeastern Lake County. This 90-minute narrated mule-drawn wagon ride meanders through a valley rich with history, wildlife, and ends with an authentic chuck wagon barbecue, complete with Dutch oven cobbler cooked over coals and Lake County complimentary wine.  Also offered is a general step-on tour guide service for large groups of visitors to Lake County. (707) 998-4471.



What to do? Here are some suggestions...



Gaming

Running Creek Casino
Running Creek Casino 635 E. Highway 20, Upper Lake 95485
(707) 275-9209
www.runningcreekcasino.com
Northern California's newest casino gaming experience is located in a vineyard setting along the historic Highway 20 corridor in the beautiful Clear Lake region, a mecca for wine tasting, outdoors, fishing, hiking and watersports enthusiasts.  The state of the art gaming floor features 349 of the hottest slots and 6 table games including shoe-dealt Blackjack and hand-dealt or “pitch” Blackjack, Three Card Poker, and Pai Gow  Fortune. Progressive bets also available on some of the games.
  • Wildfire - a full service restaurant with patio dining
  • Sun- Thurs 
  • 4 pm - 10 pm
  • Fri 5 pm -10 pm
  • Sat 7 am - 10 pm
  • Hot Springs Express - offers "Grab and Go" food options 
  • Mon-Thurs
  • 7 am -11 pm
  • Fri 7 am - 3 pm
  • Sat 10 am - 2 am
  • On the Rocks - a full service bar with appetizer selections
  • 11 am - 2 pm
 

Wine Tasting

Brassfield Estate Winery
Brassfield Estate 10915 High Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks, CA  95423
(707) 998-1895
www.brassfieldestate.com

Tasting room open:
December 1 through February 28, noon to 5:00 p.m. daily
March 1 through November 30, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
Tours by appointment. Limited tasting also available at Lake County Wine Studio (LCWS).

With a Tuscan-style winery located at his vineyard estate in High Valley Jerry Brassfield has an idyllic setting for grapes and guests alike. With official AVA status granted in 2005, the High Valley appellation is one of California’s newest, and unlike many California coastal valleys that typically run north-south, High Valley’s orientation is east-west, approximately one mile wide and five miles long. The valley’s topography has created several distinct microclimates and its geology has resulted in a combination of volcanic soils along the hillsides and alluvial soils on the valley floor, which sits at an elevation of 1,800 feet. Excavation is underway on one of the largest wine cave systems in North America. Totaling 75,000 square feet when complete, currently 15,000 square feet of the wine cave system is finished and houses 1,500 barrels of wine. The system is interconnected and has four entrances with plans for a public area to hold wine club parties and special events. Brassfield’s meticulously planted vineyards on the cooler valley floor are perfect for white varietals such as Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc, while the hillside vineyards are ideally suited for red varietals such as Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet, and Merlot. A covered Picnic Pavilion is available for guests and is surrounded by centuries-old oak trees that dot the natural wildlife corridors and traverse the vineyards.  Brassfield is quickly gaining prestige for its estate-grown varietals, many of which have racked up impressive awards.

The Farm to Bottle Tour and Tasting is an unique opportunity to taste and explore handcrafted 100% estate-grown Reserve Wines paired with local artisan cheeses and chocolate.  The 90 minute private tour includes the wines caves, vineyards and private tasting for a fee.  Reservations required.

  • Farm to Bottle Tour
  • Special Events   
  • Wine Cave
  • Picnic Area
Ceago Vinegarden
Ceago Vinegarden 5115 E. Highway 20
Nice 95464
(707) 274-1462
www.ceago.com
Tasting Room open daily Noon to 5:00 p.m., tours by appointment. Limited tasting also available at Lake County Wine Studio (LCWS).
Organic and Biodynamic
Situated along two miles of lakeshore, the agricultural resort-style winery, Ceago Vinegarden, owned and operated by Jim Fetzer of the prominent winemaking family, promotes a holistic farming environment for plant and animal life. A showcase of biodynamic winemaking and agriculture, the development surrounds a Hacienda-style compound of buildings with herb gardens, grapes, kiwis, olives, walnuts, figs, lavender, a variety of seasonal plantings and winegrapes — the primary production crop — including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc. Domestic and wild animals wander the property, demonstrating how both animal and plant kingdoms work together in an agricultural environment.
  • Boat dock 
  • Lakeside Casitas
  • Gift Shop
  • Picnic area 
  • Luxury Villa
  • Seaplane access
  • Baguette and cheese available for purchase
 

Where To Eat

Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant
9520 Main Street California Comfort (707) 275-2233
Upper Lake 95485



www.tallmanhotel.com
Monthly winemaker dinner
Outdoor dining
Blues Festivals
Concerts with Conversations

Sunday Brunch
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday and Wednesday to Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 p.m

Musicians play the blues on Monday evenings. Guests are welcomed to have dinner at a cozy table indoors, sit down for a drink or appetizer at the handcrafted walnut bar, or relax outside under the stars in the heated veranda. Sunday brunch in the garden also features live music, and other special events are offered throughout the year.  Themed three course dinner on Tuesdays, no lunch service or regular menu. 
Boathouse Bar & Barbecue
2685 Lakeshore Blvd. BBQ/American (707) 274-2534
Nice 95464

Located on the shores of Clear Lake
Boat dock
Outdoor dining
Mon thru Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday thru Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Happy Garden
13440 E. Highway 20 Thai/Chinese (707) 998-0398
Clearlake Oaks 95423  Reservations Sunday thru Thrusday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday and Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Marina Grill
3707 E. Highway 20 American, Pizza (707) 274-9114
Nice 95464   Daily
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
 


Where to Stay

Featherbed Railroad Company
Featherbed150x110 2870 Lakeshore Blvd., Nice, CA  95464
(707) 274-8378
(800) 966-6322
www.featherbedrailroad.com

3 pear rating 
$$$-$$$$
AAA rated

A unique bed and breakfast resort experience featuring nine antique railroad cabooses, each distinctively decorated with an individual theme. Most of the cabooses feature in-room Jacuzzi tubs and all have an incredible view of Clear Lake. With a huge variety of nearby recreation including almost 30 wineries, this unique and romantic getaway is the perfect place to celebrate being in love or just enjoying the tranquility of the peaceful surroundings. Enjoy the private dock, sit on the porch of the 100-year-old Main Station or languish in the pool. Full breakfast daily crafted from locally-sourced and home-made ingredients. Great for groups, weddings and very special events. Open year-round.
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • Heated pool
  • Pet policy
  • Private beach
  • Full breakfast
  • Wine tours
  • Pier
  • Weddings
Has lake access Has boat dock pet policy
Tallman Hotel
Tallman Hotel 9550 Main Street, Upper Lake, CA  95485
(707) 275-2244
www.tallmanhotel.com

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$$-$$$$
AAA rated - 3 Diamonds

Lake County’s first boutique hotel, originally built in the 1890s. It was recently renovated and has been listed on the California Register of Historic Resources as a Point of Historical Interest. The Tallman Hotel features 17 guest rooms, each designed with Eastlake-style furniture, antique plumbing fixtures, and luxurious bedding. The hotel is decorated in a rustic chic aesthetic with antiques, custom handcrafted furniture, and hand-painted murals. The hotel’s garden suites feature either private balconies or garden patios with Japanese soaking tubs. The property offers a swimming pool with hot tub, an executive meeting room, and a collection of gardens that produce the vegetables and flowers for the hotel and restaurant. Numerous events are held at the Tallman Hotel, including a four-day blues festival in the summer.
  • Meetings: Groups up to 40 people
  • Electric car charging station
  • Limousine wine tours
  • Handicap access
  • Children free
  • Weddings up to 25 people
  • Pool/spa
  • Dog friendly - up to 20 lbs
  • Eco-friendly

 

  • Garden suites
  • Restaurant
  • Soaking tub
  • Sitting area in Garden
  • Complimentary continental breakfast 
Handicap Accessible pet policy
The Lodge at Blue Lakes
The Lodge at Blue Lakes 5135 W. Highway 20, Blue Lakes, CA  95485
(707) 275-2181
www.thelodgeatbluelakes.com

 $$-$$$$  
 

Your life's special moments at The Lodge at Blue Lakes are timeless and treasured forever.  For us at our newly renovated Special Events Center, Blue Lakes Outdoor Events Center, and Indigo Pool our special moments are in making your personal histories, your magical moments, that extra bit special.  It could be anything really, a wedding, a reunion, anniversary, meetings, seminars, workshops, parties, weekend rendezvous, bonding with friends, spiritual retreats, or simply a time for solitude.

At The Lodge at Blue Lakes, bask in the luxury of a Deluxe Jacuzzi room with a king size poster bed, travertine tiles, Jacuzzi tub, double shower heads. A variety of tastefully remodeled rooms with op of the line furnishings awaits you.   Enjoy a day on Blue Lakes in an Electric Yacht to complete a wonderful get away.  Blue Lakes is spring fed, crystal clear and delightful for boating, trout fishing or swimming.

  • ROOMS
  • Deluxe Jacuzzi Rooms 
  • Lakeside Rooms
  • Mountainside Rooms
  • Kitchenette Lakeside
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 32" Flat Panel TV
  • Small Refrigerator
  • Air Conditioning
  • In-room Coffeemaker w/coffee
  • Microwave on Request
  • Free Wireless Internet - Limited Access
  • AM/FM Clock Radio w/ Alarm 

  

  • Hair Dryer
  • One hour use of Kayaks (Hotel Guests)
  • EVENTS
  • Special Events Center
  • Outdoor Events Center
  • Groups up to 250
  • Indigo Pool and BBQ
  • Catered Events
  • Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Meetings
  • Parties
  • Reunions
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • OUTDOORS
  • Swimming- Blue Lakes 
  • Seasonal Outdoor Pool
  • BBQs
  • Private Docks
  • Fishing
  • Private Beach
  • Day Use 
  • WATERCRAFT 
  • Electric Yachts
  • Electric Pontoon Boats
  • Double Kayaks
  • Single Kayaks
  • Paddle Boats
  • Inflatable Sports Tubes
  • Boat Launch Ramp 
 Has lake access Has boat dock pet policy

The Narrows Lodge and Resort
Narrows Lodge and Resort 5690 Blue Lakes Road, Upper Lake, CA  95485
(707) 275-2718
www.thenarrowsresort.com

 $-$$$  
  

Located on Upper Blue Lake. 14 rooms, 5 cabins, 32 RV and camp sites.
  • Kitchenette
  • Fishing
  • Pontoon boats
  • Game room
  • Free WiFi
  • Horseshoes
  • Row boats
  • Pedal boats
  • Canoes
  • Group BBQ Area
  • Pier
  • Beach
  • Kayaks
  • Day use
  • RV Groups welcome
Has lake access RV dump RV site tent site Handicap Accessible pet policy Has boat dock

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