We booked Lawson Station in Hopland, because the town was a good stop-off point during our vacation through the CA wine and redwood regions. What a pleasant surprise! Upon driving up, it looks like any other small town hotel; however once you get inside -- wow! It is first class all the way. Our suite was gorgeous, with a huge, beautifully appointed bathroom, and the bed was extremely comfortable. The manager, Ann Marie, was very friendly and accommodating -- went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable.
The only thing preventing me from giving this lovely little hotel a rating of "5" is its location -- directly on Rte 101. Our suite had a nice view of the mountains in the distance, but mostly you're over-looking a parking lot.; however, since the hotel is so lovley, that wasn't much of a problem for my husband and me. We still enjoyed our compimentary bottle of excellent sparkling wine on the balcony.
Though there's not much to do in Hopland, there are some nice little shops and wineries (within walking distance of the hotel). I highly recommend taking the bison ranch tour offered at the hotel. The ranch is about a half hour drive through lovely wine country and is owned by the hotel's owner, Jim Lawson. Jim is a gracious host who happily shares his pride and joy in his beautiful, immaculate ranch. What a treat to see those magnificant animals roaming freely thoughout 1000 mountainous acres. The tour is topped off with a delicious outdoor lunch of bison burgers and wine overlooking a beautiful lake near the top of the ranch.
If you're planning to vacation in Mendocino County, Lawson Station is a great place to stay along the way.
C Reilly, Willington, CT
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the entrance to Mendocino wine country in Hopland, California, Lawson's Station offers seven beautiful spa suites each with over 500 square feet of luxurious space, differentiating our accommodations from other Mendocino lodging choices. Each suite is beautifully decorated in its own design and decor, with room features and amenities including private balconies, wet bars, spa tubs for one or two, double-headed showers, gas fireplaces, large-screen TV with Direct TV and DVD. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lawson`s Station Hotel Hopland