Kelseyville City Spotlight
A quaint community on the southwest side of Clear Lake, Kelseyville embodies small-town sensibilities and offers visitors a refreshing change of pace from city life. Explore historic Main Street, and make it your home base for wine tasting and land or water-based adventures.
Where to Stay
For walkability and rooms bigger than a San Francisco studio apartment, stay in downtown Kelseyville at Suite on Main. This updated 6 room hotel puts Kelseyville’s shops and restaurants within reach, welcomes dogs, and boasts a gated garden courtyard.
Where to Play
To get above it all, tackle the steep, but so-worth-it hike to the top of Mt. Konocti. It’s roughly six miles round trip, with the option of adding mileage by hitting more than one of the composite volcano’s peaks. The highest point, Wright Peak (4,299) houses a fire lookout tower and offers 360-degree views of Clear Lake, Mt. Saint Helena and Mt. Lassen.
Where to Eat
Kelseyville’s farm to table bistro, the Saw Shop, serves up elevated favorites and inventive farm-to-table cuisine. Their rotating menu taps into the seasonal bounty of local farms in a wisteria laden front porch setting.
Slightly off the beaten path, Live Oak Grill is your quintessential roadside diner. It’s a greasy spoon in the best possible way and excels at down-home breakfast dishes and hearty indulgences like chili cheese fries.
Where to Drink
Lake County is wine country, but if vino really isn’t your thing, swing by Kelsey Creek Brewing for local craft beer or the friendly vine-covered dive, Brick Tavern for something a little stronger, and a great pool table.
Konocti Vista – a tribal-owned casino with slots and table games – pours from a well-appointed bar, and features half-priced drinks for ladies on Wednesday nights and daily happy hour specials.