Seniors Enjoy Kelseyville

headerKelseyville is a census-designated town in Lake County, California. Senior travelers will find Kelseyville 6 miles southeast of Lakeport, at an elevation of 1,384 feet and the population runs about 3,500.

Why write a blog on this small town? Well, it is famed for its wine. We oenophiles read the labels on wine bottles and I recently saw Kelseyville with a wine called Chacewater. The winery and olive mill is located on Gaddy Lane and they invite senior travelers to come and savor their fine wines.


The bottle I opened was a white wine that both my daughter and sister-in-law favor. They said it was “extra,” meaning really good, in French. It was called Lake County and carried a 2013 vintage.

The wine makers take great pride in producing fine wines, Extra Virgin Olive Oils and soaps of the highest quality, sourced from select vineyards and estate-grown olive trees. By producing only small lots and using only the finest natural ingredients they are able to produce artisanal products of distinction. TripAdvisor has paid a visit to Kelseyville and gave a high rating to the wineries.

Seniors Visit the Ely Stage Stop


Rising in the middle of Lake County is  Mount Konocti, a volcano on the south shore of Clear Lake. Teeming with mystery and legend, Mount Konocti has been admired, respected, and feared for many centuries by both Native American tribes and white settlers alike.

As for me, I’d want to visit the Ely Stage Stop and Museum, home to the Lake County Historical Society. The Ely Stage Stop became a relay station for stagecoaches back in the late 1800s, offering drivers a place to change horses while passengers enjoyed a meal.

For hiking, golfing, boating and fishing, Lake County’s an ideal place. Senior travelers will discover fine bed and breakfasts like the Venture Inn and Kristalberg, notable wineries and one scenic view after another. In Kelseyville the pace is slow and the locals are kind.

Seniors Enjoy The Outdoors And The Pear Festival


From east Lake County, senior hikers can hike the Cache Creek Wilderness Area, to Cobb Mountain, to the red clay hills surrounding the lake and the slope of Mt. Konocti.

A major good time in Kelseyville is the annual Pear Festival. In recent years, it has been a pleasure for Kelseyville to welcome some 10,000 visitors. The Kelseyville City Guide is fully interactive and can help senior visitors discover the main activities and things to do in town including a map of nearby Clear Lake.

Set your GPS for Kelseyville, bring along your favorite corkscrew and wine glass and spend some quality time. You will discover wonderful hospitality and legendary landscape. -jeb


  1. Thank you for this wonderful article. I often refer to Kelseyville here in Lake County as California’s best kept secret. I moved to Lake County in 1975 when I married my husband. We bought land in Kelseyville and built our home in the 1980′s. Kelseyville by far is my favorite place to live. Friendly people and beautiful surroundings. Thanks again for sharing our great little town!

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