Tallman Hotel inducted into 'Unique Inns'

UPPER LAKE – Upper Lake's Tallman Hotel recent earned a special new distinction, with its acceptance into a group called Unique Inns.

Hotel owner Bernard Butcher reported that Unique Inns is a 25 year old organization composed of top-quality, small lodging facilities and country inns along the West Coast from British Colombia to Southern California.

With the Tallman's addition and that of three other facilities, there will be 44 members in the group, Butcher said.

Other nearby members include the Carter House Inn (Eureka), Stanford Inn (Mendocino), Harbor House Inn (Elk), Honor Mansion (Healdsburg), Wine Country Inn (St. Helena) and Gaige House Inn (Glen Ellen).


Butcher said there are operational advantages to the Tallman Hotel's membership in the group, including the sharing of best practices in order to assure the best possible service.

On the marketing side, the Web site www.uniqueinns.com and their published brochures encourage travelers to book at other inns that have been vetted and recommended by the association, Butcher said.

There is currently a void in the Unique Inns membership between the coastal members mentioned above and those on the other side of the Interstate 5 corridor, said Butcher. As a result, he expects Lake County to benefit from the Unique Inns referral process.

In addition, the Unique Inns newsletter will give the Tallman Hotel a chance to publicize to clients and other hotels not only Tallman special events such as its “Concerts With Conversation” and the Blue Wing Blues Festival, but special events and attractions of Lake County in general.


“In other words, we're quite pleased to be part of this group,” Butcher said.

The Tallman Hotel is located at 9550 Main St. in historic downtown Upper Lake; phone, 707-275-2244; Web, www.tallmanhotel.com.