The small scenic town of Hopland is situated about two hours (1 hour 45 minutes on a good day) north of San Francisco along the 101 Freeway. Hopland is about 40 to 45 minutes north of Santa Rosa in Mendocino County. The 101 is a freeway the entire way from San Francisco until several miles south of Hopland where it turns into a 2 lane road. The freeway ends a few miles south of Hopland and becomes a two lane road through Hopland and several miles … [Read more...]
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Besides Hopland lodging which tends to be limited, there are more places to stay in Cloverdale which is located about 15 minutes to the south of Hopland or even Lakeport about 25 minutes to the east. Ukiah provides another option for lodging. Located 20 minutes north of Hopland, they are only a short drive away. Ukiah and Cloverdale both offer very reasonable hotel rates. Here are some of the lodgings in the Hopland area. Prices are subject to … [Read more...]
Real Goods in Hopland is a solar educational center that was built on site in the mid 1990's. Their original history dates back to the 1970's founder John Schaeffer started Real Goods in the town of Willits (and he actually sold the first solar panel in the United States). They are located at 13771 South Highway 101 on the east side of the road. You will see the signs for Real Goods as you drive up the 101. Real Goods suggests you donate … [Read more...]
Campovida (formerly Fetzer Vineyards) is located on East Side Road just 1/2 mile east of Hopland on Highway 175 (the same road used to access the Sho Ka Wah Casino). Campovida means "field of life" - the new ownership has resurrected the property - it certainly was a disappointment when Fetzer closed this property in 2006. No longer - the property is again open to the public with appointments needed on the weekdays and no appointments needed for … [Read more...]
The Sho-ka-wah Casino is located just east of Hopland. If you are driving northbound on the 101 take a right at Highway 175. The sign at the junction here may say its only 3 minutes to the casino - but in reality its at least 10 minutes. You will certainly see the large billboards advertising this casino on your drive along the 101. Highway 175 is called the Hopland Road. You will pass though the tiny town of Old Hopland on your way to the … [Read more...]
For lodging and tourism information you may call (707) 462-4705 Restaurant Bluebird Cafe has been located in downtown Hopland for years and is our go to restaurant when we find ourselves in town. The service is friendly, the food delicious. Recommended items include the elk burger and the Tuscan salad with the addition of ahi tuna on top. Two main rooms are located in this restaurant - a small side room and their main room with counter top … [Read more...]