Travel Itineraries

Historic Hotel Road Trip

Sonoma County


Madrona Manor, Healdsburg

Nestled in the hills above the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County, Madrona Manor is an exceptionally lovely Victorian estate surrounded by eight acres of wooded and landscaped grounds. The three-story Mansion, built in 1881, is situated on eight acres and has 21 rooms in 4 buildings.  In April of 1987 the Madrona Manor was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District.  This elegant country inn also houses the acclaimed Madrona Manor Restaurant.

1001 Westside Road

Healdsburg, CA



Fairmount Mission Inn and Spa, Sonoma

The story of The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa dates back to the Native Americans who were the first to discover the natural underground hot mineral waters. This site was considered a sacred healing ground and their 'sweathouse' stood near the spring for generations.  In 1980, major renovation returned the Inn to its 1920's grandeur, and the Spa, added in 1981, attracted visitors from around the globe. Since then, the most recent additions and renovations, began in 1999 and completed in 2000, include the expansion of the Spa, to its 40,000 sq.ft. Indoor and outdoor space, beautifully appointed, lush landscaping making this a true European Spa.

Directions:  From Highway 101 in Santa Rosa, take the Highway 12 East towards Sonoma.  Take Sonoma Highway about 17 miles to Boyes Blvd.  Turn right on Boyes Blvd.; the hotel entrance is the second driveway on the left.

Address: 100 Boyes Blvd.

Sonoma, CA  95476



Mendocino County


Hopland Inn, Hopland

The Hopland Inn and Restaurant has been charming weekenders, locals, and travelers alike with its 21 elegantly restored Victorian rooms, local organic cuisine, inviting bar, and intimate fireside library for more than 100 years. The Hopland Inn was established in 1890 by William Wallace Thatcher, the founder of the modern community of Hopland.

13401 S. Highway 101

Hopland CA 95449


The Mendocino Hotel, Mendocino

Constructed in 1878 and lovingly restored in 1975 the property received the First Place Award from “Lodging Hospitality Magazine” for the “Sensitive selection and use of antiques, down comforters, marble vanities, stained glass and Oriental carpets” The hotel offers 51 accommodations: 26 unique and charming rooms on the Main Street location and 25 luxury suites in four separate cottages situated on two acres of lush gardens with crackling fireplaces, balconies, ocean or garden views.

45080 Main Street

Mendocino, CA 95460

1(800) 548-0513


Lake County


Tallman Hotel, Upper Lake

Originally built in the 1890s, the Tallman Hotel was renovated and reopened in 2006, and has recently been listed on the California Register of Historic Resources as a Point of Historical Interest: Constructed in 1896 by Rufus and Mary Tallman as the Lake County terminus of stage lines from Cloverdale and Ukiah, the Tallman Hotel was purchased in 2003 by Lynne and Bernie Butcher, who lovingly restored the building and converted it into a state-of-the-art boutique country hotel featuring 17 spacious guest rooms with Eastlake-style furniture, antique plumbing fixtures, and luxurious bedding. Garden suites feature private balconies or garden patios with Japanese Ofuro soaking tubs. The Tallman Hotel balances the past and the present by incorporating a state-of-the-art geothermal system that heats and cools the historic property-with a solar energy system providing additional power. The hotel maintains its 1890s look and the innovative technology is hidden underground and on the roof of the Blue Wing Saloon & Cafe next door.

9550 Main Street

Upper Lake, CA



The Lodge at Blue Lakes, Upper Lake

The Lodge at Blue Lakes offers a combination of quiet natural beauty with luxurious modern touches where guests enjoy the peaceful setting next to the gentle waters of Blue Lakes. 20 richly appointed rooms, many of which open right out to the lake, include kitchenettes and deluxe Jacuzzi rooms with luxurious whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. The original Blue Lakes Lodge was constructed in 1870 after the Blue Lakes Wagon Road Company completed a toll road connecting Ukiah and Upper Lake County. Weary travelers would refresh, dine and rest their horses before continuing their journey. As the story goes, by 1896, local citizens grew tired of paying the fee to cross the toll road. In their rebellion, local volunteers constructed a free road passage on the opposite side of Blue Lakes which later became Highway 20, one of Northern California’s major east-west routes, which winds from the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range westward to the Pacific Coast. After two fires and a move across the lake, The Lodge was built in its present location in the 1930s. In 1978, The Lodge served as the location for the filming of the movie, Magic, starring Anthony Hopkins and Ann Margret. Guests can enjoy an eco-friendly paddle on Blue Lakes via complimentary kayaks. Or, they may choose to fish, hike, or just lounge by the pool or the lake and simply reflect.

5135 West Highway 20

Upper Lake, CA



Humboldt County


Scotia Inn

An elegant historic inn nestled in the heart of the Redwoods; the Scotia Inn provides luxurious accommodations and fine dining. The Inn is only moments away from Humboldt Redwoods State Park and Avenue of The Giants. Many rooms are furnished with antiques from the Arts and Crafts period, and claw footed bath-tubs, although more modern facilities are available as well. We are available for groups and banquets. Scotia Inn is the perfect place for a romantic getaway in the Redwoods.

100 Main St.

Scotia, CA 95565



Benbow Inn, Garberville

The "Hotel Benbow" opened to the public in July of 1926 and soon became a popular destination resort for motoring tourists traveling up the newly completed Redwood Highway. Set above the banks of the Eel River, the hotel's beautiful location and distinctive Tudor design has earned the resort the reputation as a unique Northern California getaway — intriguing travelers for eight decades. Read more about our history here.

445 Lake Benbow Drive

Garberville, California 95542

(707) 923-2124

(800) 355-3301






525 S. Main Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Main: 866-GOMENDO Fax: 707-462-7598
Email: [email protected]

Historic Hotel Road Trip

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Mendocino County
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