Why You Need to Visit Lake Sonoma This Summer!

On your getaway to Wine Country with Honor Mansion, you’ll enter into the world of our California region. Nestled in the heart of Sonoma County, one of our favorite outdoor spaces is the stunning Lake Sonoma. This 17,615-acre paradise is your gateway to experiencing the incredible outdoors of our breathtaking area. It’s the perfect place to disconnect from the modern world and reconnect with nature! Whether you want to spend the day soaking up the sun or taking a dip in the cool waters, a visit to this beautiful mountain lake will make an outstanding addition to your vacation.Lake Sonoma

Before traveling to Lake Sonoma, request a copy of our free Vacation Guide to Healdsburg, CA, and Sonoma County! You’ll find our top recommendations for the best eateries, wineries, and entertainment to enjoy. Our guide also features the stately accommodations and luxurious amenities at Honor Mansion!

How to Experience the Lake Sonoma Reservoir

When you stay at Honor Mansion, be sure to make the scenic 1-hour drive to Lake Sonoma. You’ll see rolling vineyards, towering trees, and the stunning countryside on your journey.

What You’ll See and Do

Lake Sonoma is the ultimate outdoor enthusiast’s dream, featuring 50 miles of shoreline and over 2,700 surface acres of water. Here are some of our favorite things to do when you visit this relaxing place!

Watersports

When you arrive, we recommend visiting the Lake Sonoma Marina, where you can take advantage of boat rentals. Or, if you brought your own, you can launch from here, too! In addition, many of our guests go swimming, canoeing, sailboating, motorboating, and even waterskiing.

Fishing

If you are an avid fisherman or simply want to try your luck, cast a line from the banks of Lake Sonoma. You’re sure to find peace in nature as you reel in bass, Sacramento perch, catfish, sunfish, and many other species.

Land Adventures

You’ll find several networks of trails suited for hikers, bikers, and equestrians of all skill levels surrounding Lake Sonoma. These scenic 40 miles of trails showcase dense woodlands, sweeping meadows, stunning vistas of the lake, and rolling hills. On your journey, you can see a variety of wildlife including deer, rabbits, and rare birds.

Learn About the Area

The Lake Sonoma Visitor Center and Fish Hatchery are located at the front entrance and open year round. At the Milt Brandt Visitor Center, you’ll see a lavish collection of outdoor-oriented exhibits, displays, and programs designed to educate visitors on the natural history of Dry Creek Valley and the past of the Pomo Indians, the valley’s original inhabitants. In addition, you can learn about the fascinating life cycle of coho salmon and steelhead trout at the Don Clausen Fish Hatchery. This establishment was constructed to preserve and enhance the spawning grounds of native fish species.

Spectacular Events

Each April, the Lake Sonoma 50 takes place. This 50-mile elite marathon is one of the most grueling competitions in Sonoma County. It’s an Altra Golden Ticket event for runners who wish to qualify for the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile trek in the Western States. From the moment you begin your race, you’re sure to test your will, determination, and perseverance.   

Restore Yourself at the Honor Mansion

After a delightful day on Lake Sonoma, head back to relaxation at Honor Mansion. Our stunning bed and breakfast offers refined comforts and soothing amenities. We invite you to browse our accommodations and hand-select the ideal retreat for your getaway. When you contact us about your room, consider booking our Poolside Spa Package. Whether you choose a Swedish Massage, Deep-Tissue Massage, or Aromatherapy, you’ll find the best way to rejuvenate and recharge during your vacation!

Plan your next California escape with us this year!