Road Scholar Programs
The Tallman has a close relationship with the Road Scholar Program, which puts on outstanding multi-day adult education and travel programs throughout the world. Participants in each one enjoy our first rate accommodations and meals and get an intimate introduction to the wonders of Lake County. The Tallman owners and staff are directly involved in arranging speakers and field trips that would be impossible on an individual visit.
In May 2013 we hosted a Backcountry Birding Adventure led by birding expert and photographer Brad Barnwell. Check out a 7 Minute Video of the May program and learn more at the program page on the Road Scholar web site. A similar birding program is planned for September 21-26, 2014.
In May and October 2013 we hosted wine weeks aptly named "North of Napa: Wine Country the Way it Used to Be." Click here to get a feel for the week from a nice photo album compiled by Pam and Gary Panattoni at the October 2012 program or see a 7 Minute Video done by Bernie Butcher about the May 2013 program. And learn more by viewing the program page on the Road Scholar web site.
The next wine programs at the Tallman are scheduled for May 4-9 and October 5-10, 2014.
Here's what John W. from Palmdale said about the May 2012 wine program:
2014 Winemaker Dinners
Meet some of Lake County's finest owners and winemakers at our occasional series of Winemaker Dinners. Our 2013 series featured Obsidian Ridge Wines in March, Chacewater Wines in April and Ceago Wines in May, Steele Wines in October and Six Sigma Wines in November.
The events begin with appetizers and tastings at the Lake County Wine Studio across the street and then proceed to the beautiful dining room of the Tallman Hotel. The owners and/or winemakers are on hand to discuss their wines at a three course paired dinner prepared by a guest Lake County chef.
Three more events are scheduled for the Spring of 2014, the first of which on March 8 featured the wines of Brassfield Estate in High Valley above Clearlake Oaks. We then follow with Rosa d'Oro Wines of Kelseyville on April 5 and Laujor Estate Wines of the Red Hills area of Kelseyville on May 3. Learn More >
Dinner & live music every monday night in the Blue Wing Saloon plus live music with your bruch every Saturday and Sunday plus jazz jams on the first Sunday of the month and live music every Tuesday to compliment our special $20 Tuesday menu. Learn More >
We have a great series of informal CONCERTS WITH CONVERSATION in our Meeting House lined up for the 2013-14 season. Each concert begins at 7:30 PM. Attendance is limited to 40 people. Coffee and cookies are served. Tickets at $25 + tax may be obtained by calling the reception desk at 707-275-2244 ext. 0. Here's the lineup for the season (Why not time a hotel visit to one of these events?):
Our seventh annual lively outdoor BLUES FESTIVAL was held the first weekend in August and on Labor Day. Below is the line-up of great musicians who performed for us this past year in the garden between the Hotel and Restaurant. Although details have not been finalized, we expect the 2014 dates to be Aug. 1-3 and Labor Day Sept. 1 Learn More >
Whether you love the outdoors, want to enjoy a nice ride around the lake, stop at wineries & antique shops and art galleries or take a chance at one of our local casinos, there is something for you. Learn More >
Lake County is home to many musicians. At the Tallman Hotel & Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant we offer many concerts, events and weekly live music to listen and dance to. Below is a listing of events by day.