Here in Lake County we are grateful for the many things we have to share: our incredible vistas, our ancient volcanic Mt. Konocti, our Clear Lake, the largest in California, teeming with record large mouth bass, our award-winning locally crafted wines & dog-friendly tasting rooms; our warm hospitality and laid back vibes….so much to discover! Come see for yourself! Cheers y’all 🍷❤️ Photo at @laujorestatewinery by @karenpavonephotography
Are you looking for accommodations in our beautiful county? Located in a quiet neighborhood near downtown Lakeport, The Carriage House is awaiting your next stay. This recently remodeled gem is part of the historic 1906 Keeling estate, and offers visitors 1200 square feet of living space, privacy, and the ambience of a fine B&B. Ideally located one block from Clear Lake, and a short walk to downtown Lakeport, this lovely retreat has all the comforts of a home-away-from-home, and is perfect for families, couples, business travelers, or a romantic getaway for two. Owners Cheryl & George Smith have added many thoughtful touches to make your stay the best. For more information and available dates, click on the link in our profile. Happy travels!
What are you grateful for? We think our local scenery is one of our best features. Breathe in the calm of this stellar view over beautiful Clear Lake from the vantage point of Featherbed Railroad BnB in Upper Lake. What a glorious way to kick off this Thanksgiving holiday week! Video by @kellerjefffinishcarpenter
If ladybugs signify good fortune, then the local photographer who captured this phenomenon on a recent hike is lucky indeed! In winter months from November to February, thousands, even tens of thousands of ladybugs, can be found congregating in huge clumps on tree trunks and logs. This spectacular insect gathering is called an aggregation. Scientists believe ladybugs, who are usually solitary, aggregate to regulate their internal body temperatures, share mates, enhance their defense, and share resources. This incredible aggregation was captured by Jeff Keller while hiking recently on a local trail that enters the Mendocino National Forest. Just one more amazing example of Mother Nature in Lake County!
Have you heard of Lake County diamonds? These glistening stones are actually pieces of volcanic glass with an enchanting story based on local Native Pomo legend. According to folklore, the Moon was captivated by the Pomo Indian chieftain and could not help but fall in love. Unfortunately, the moon could not stay with the chieftain because she had the responsibility of lighting up the sky at night and marking the seasons. The Moon was so heartbroken to leave her chieftain that she wept and wept. Her tears solidified and became known as “Moon Tears”, or Lake County Diamonds. These treasures can still be found today scattered through our local hills. Just another reason we’re known as a “hidden gem” among destinations! 📷 by @karenpavonephotography
Raise your glasses to one of Lake County’s newest wine tasting gems, Wild Diamond Vineyard in Lower Lake! Perched on a mountain top with spectacular 360 views of Mt. Konocti, Mt. Cobb, Mt. Saint Helena, and even glimpses of distant Lake Berryessa, this high elevation vineyard offers the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy local sips with our signature laid back hospitality. Make a tasting reservation today (link is in our profile). Follow them at @wilddiamondvineyards Cheers y’all!