About the Tallman Hotel
I am giving it five stars because it is a very unique and special place to stay. I have stayed in wonderful and acclaimed hotels ... and inns all over the US, Europe and Latin America, and must state that this is my favorite, just because of the decor, it is simply perfect. Impeccable.
Yelp Review, T. J. San Francisco, 4/7/12
The central feature of the 17-room Tallman Hotel complex consists of the main historic hotel, originally constructed in 1896 and fully restored and reopened in 2006. Downstairs is the parlor and reception area along with a beautifully decorated dining room. Upstairs are four guest rooms in the Historic Hotel featuring fully restored period bathroom fixtures and private verandas.
Facing a shady garden is the Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant (open 7 days a week) and a complex of eight Garden Rooms, all with verandas facing the garden. The four lower Garden rooms each feature a private back deck with outdoor shower and a teak Japanese "Ofuro" soaking tub.
Next to the Garden rooms is a sparkling and relaxing pool and spa. Pool is seasonally heated.
Next to the hotel dining room is the detached, fully-equipped Riffe's Meeting House that can easily accommodate meetings of up to 40 people.
A delicious complimentary continental breakfast is served in the Historic Hotel's Dining Room.
Memento of Your Visit
We've put together a beautifully illustrated 64 page hard-back "mini- coffee table book" about the hotel as a special memento of your stay with us. This 7' X 7' publication is available for $16 plus tax.
The book contains a chapter on the history of the Upper Lake area from Pomo Indian times plus the story of the Tallman family and the original hotel built in the 1870s. It documents with beautiful photographs the renovation and modernization of the hotel and lists the many local attractions and special events at the hotel. The book also contains some of our favorite recipes, emphasizing local ingredients and suggesting pairings with some of our excellent Lake County wines.
All guestrooms feature:
- Molton Brown bath products
- Custom fabrics
- TV, DVD, refrigerator and sundries
- High speed internet access
- Private patio or balcony
The Tallman Hotel makes every effort to accommodate well-trained pets under 20 pounds but availability can only be confirmed when booking by phone and an additional pet fee will apply.
The Tallman Hotel also offers government and per diem rates when available. Please call the hotel directly for pricing and availability.
A "Green" Hotel
The Hotel may be historic, but it does everything possible to be energy efficient and meet other environmental standards. Solar panels, quiet and efficient geo-exchange heating and cooling systems, market garden, organic cleaning products, composting, recycling and and more!
In 1915, Lake County installed its first commercial gas pump (left) at 4th and Main in Lakeport. Nearly 100 years later, in 2011, the Tallman became the first site in Lake County to install an electric car charging station. Located in our parking lot, the station can charge any 2010 or later all electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle and prior year vehicles (like the three wheeled Sparrows at left) with an adapter. The charge is FREE, so charge up while eating in the Blue Wing or staying overnight at the Tallman.