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Take a Ferry Boat from the Ferry Building or Pier 41 to Angel Island on the San Francisco Bay for a hike or bike ride or picnic or historic lessons. It’s a great time spent! This is the Angel Island Visitor Center!
Interior shots of the Administration Building at Angel Island on the San Francisco Bay.
Lots of history here on Angel Island on the San Francisco Bay with the remaining decaying buildings. This I believe is the Administration Building. Many Chinese immigrants were held here for entry into the United States. Angel Island was also known as the Ellis Island of the West. These of course are the exterior shots.
Adjacent to the Tallman Hotel is the Blue Wing Saloon. We had dinner there and I have to say it was really, really good. With a nice bottle of wine the evening was perfect. We got there early in the afternoon and it was pretty mellow with not many people in but immediately after the crowds started coming in and by the time we finished our meal the place was hopping!
I had the chicken cordon bleu and friends had the Shepherds pie and boy I tasted it and it was fab! I did not think I would like such a meal as it sounds bla but I loved what I tasted from my friends. I loved my dish very much especially since I love au gratin potatoes and just can’t get enough of it but the Shepherds pie was quite fab!
Together with The Tallman Hotel and dinner at the Blue Wing Saloon – it was a pretty good getaway to Upper Lake County. Along the way you can stop at wineries like Ceago which I will write about in a future post. I definitely recommend a getaway trip up – do it it’s not too expensive and it’s fun and relaxing!
The neighborhood bordering the Tallman Hotel and the Blue Wing Saloon is pretty quiet and sleepy and there’s not much to see so don’t expect a lot to do here as it gets pretty quiet and most of the action at night is at the Blue Wing Saloon.
Went up to Upper Lake County (Clear Lake) to just get away – sort of like a road trip excursion type thing. A friend had suggested the Tallman Hotel which we looked into. On their website it looked pretty nice and the reviews we read were pretty positive so we decided to book a one night stay. We were really glad we did as we enjoyed the stay.
The hotel is very homey – more of a Bed & Breakfast than a real hotel and it felt like the cute little *** hotels you’d find in the driving in the country in France.
There’s really not much happening in and around the hotel so that makes it perfect for a relaxing getaway. Just getting away from the day to day grind is perfect here. For someone looking to do a retreat or to refresh is great.
We had a room in the back in the garden area and the room was quite beautiful and decorated very classic. The rooms had French doors with a little patio. The original hotel and main building were opened in the 1870s and this new update took place last several years and The Tallman Hotel re-opened a couple of years ago. I think it’s a great cute little inn! And definitely worth the approximate 2.5 hour drive up north. You can stop at wineries for wine tasting and eating lunch and get to the Tallman late afternoon to wind down.