Owners Mike and Lynn Rossman have totally renovated the property, both the hotel and restaurant. And, they’ve given it a new name in keeping with the theme: the Lakehouse Inn Bistro and Lounge.
The Lakehouse Inn Bistro features fresh American bistro food. Patrons from around the lake have expressed pleasure at the opportunity to experience sophisticated food in an unpretentious setting. The lounge features twin sofas on each side of the restored fireplace.
“When we removed the paneling around the double fireplace, to our surprise we discovered the original tiny mosaic tiles from the 1950s,” Lynn Rossman said. “We felt they were a Clearlake historical treasure and set about restoring them.”
Diners can enjoy the fireplace mosaic from the dining room along with beautiful views of the lake.
Of course the best attraction, in addition to the food and drink, is the setting. The bistro and lounge are right on the lake with a spectacular view of Mt. Konocti. And the deck over the water offers a perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy lakeside dining.
Boaters can use the Lakehouse Inn docks to come right up to the restaurant, or they can experience deck-to-dock dining by calling in their orders from the deck-to-dock food and beverage menu and have them brought dockside in a to-go box.
As grapegrowers themselves (albeit Sonoma County), the Rossmans felt a commitment to feature Lake County wines on their menu. In addition they offer some spectacular specialty drinks to be enjoyed in the lounge or when dining. They also offer patrons and boaters the opportunity to enjoy off-site wine and beer.
As for the Lakehouse Inn, it has been completely renovated. With a variety of room configurations, each room is uniquely decorated in a lake house theme. The Rossmans hope to become the “guest room” for Clearlake residents who have an abundance of friends and family visiting them in wonderful Clearlake.
The Lakehouse Inn Bistro and Lounge is open seven days a week. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sunday Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The lounge is open from 11 a.m. daily.
Visit the inn and lounge at 14165 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake, telephone 994-2129 or 877-401-9777, or check out their Web site at www.lamplighterresort.com.