9550 Main St · Upper Lake CA · 707-275-2245

Hotel Amenities

  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Morning Newspapers
  • Pool & Whirlpool Spa
  • Relaxing Gardens
  • GeoExchange Heating & Cooling
  • DVD Library
  • Main Hotel Sitting Room
  • In room coffee, TV & wifi
  • Small Refrigerator
  • Robes & Hair Dryers

Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant

  • Daily Lunch & Dinner
  • Veranda & Garden Seating
  • Full bar, local wines & beers
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Blues Wing Monday Blues Music


  Concerts with Conversation

 This is a series of monthly informal concerts from December through April in the Hotel Meeting House.    

Shows each evening begin at 7:30.  Attendance limited to 40.  Coffee and cookies served.  Tickets at $25 + tax at Hotel Reception Desk 707-275-2244 ext. 0


^ Paul McCandless (oboe) and Antonio Calogaro (guitar) performing in  2013

Here's the line-up of concerts scheduled for our 2014-5 season:

Here's an article that appeared on the front page of the Lake County Record-Bee following the outstanding concert by Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley on December 9:

Tallman Hotel Hosts Intimate Concerts

By Jennifer Gruenke, jgruenke@record-bee.com @rbjgruenke on Twitter

Updated:   12/11/2014

An enthusiastic crowd of 40 enjoyed the evening.

UPPER LAKE >> After performing a moving, melancholy song all about remedying relationship mishaps, aptly titled "More Than Roses," Rob Ickes said, "We'd like to send that out to anyone who's been married more than 10 minutes." Laughter erupted throughout the intimate crowd of 40.

     On Tuesday night the Tallman Hotel held its second of six Concert with Conversation performances for the 2014-15 year. The concert featured a two-hour performance by Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, two talented musicians who are spending some time touring the country and promoting their new album. Ickes, a dobro player nominated for a 2015 Grammy, and Hensley, 24-year-old singer and guitar player, had the crowd laughing throughout the night and left the audience feeling like they were on a more personal level with the duo. This is the goal of the Concerts with Conversation series.

     "I like rehearsals and sound check as much as actual concerts because you get to interact with musicians and see their personality as well as their musical talent," said Bernie Butcher, owner of the Tallman Hotel. "We put two and two together to create informal [concerts] with audience interaction."

     Butcher has been organizing Concerts with Conversation since 2007 and they're always a treat for the audience and musicians alike. "Musicians like it because they have intimate contact with the audience," he said. "They're relaxed as if they're in the living room with their friends. That brings out the best in them because they're relaxed and they're performing at their best."

     Anyone who attends the concerts can see the effect the audience response has on the musicians.  As the night went on, Ickes and Hensley grew more at ease as the audience cheered, laughed and stared in awe at the incredible guitar playing.

     "They got very positive feedback from the audience," said Butcher. "And you can see the musicians feed off the positive response from the audience with the audience being up there so close."

     Over the next four months, the Tallman Hotel will see the likes of the Salcedo Sisters and Alex DeGrassi performing in the intimate space. Tickets are $25 and coffee and cookies are served at each performance.

     Call 707-275-2244, ext. 0 for reservations. Visit www.tallmanhotel.com for more information.

 Blue Wing Blues Festival
August 7, 8, 9 and Labor Day September 7, 2015

The Blue Wing hosts a popular outdoor blues festival the first weekend in August and on Labor Day each year.  Two great bands perform in the late afternoon and early evening in the garden between the hotel and the restaurant.  The lineup of musicians for the 2015 Festival will be announced shortly. 

The price of admission ($50 + tax) includes a gourmet BBQ dinner (See Menus)!

Here are some shots to give you a feel for this really fun event:

Here is the line-up of artists that performed at our 2014 Festival:
(CLICK HERE for more details)

Friday August 1

Local favorite BILL NOTEMAN and his trio open for



Barry is "The Fish" from Country Joe and the Fish fame.


Saturday August 2

DAVID LANDON and his band from SF open for and back



the great blues artist ALVON JOHNSON.

Sunday August 3

Lloyd Meadows and the great Zydeco TRI-TIP TRIO opens for 




Labor Day Monday September 1

Alabama Mike and the HOUND KINGS open for

the blues guitar master DANIEL CASTRO
and his band