Konocti Harbor Resort closed for 10 years, sold to Bay Area group.
Clear Lake Resort Services LLC has purchased the iconic Konocti Harbor Resort in Kelseyville CA. Once a popular vacation escape at the base of Mount Konocti, the Resort will begin a two to five-year phased undertaking that will include new construction and upgrades to many of the existing facilities. The initial renovation phase will focus on the waterfront area with new docks and slips, a fuel depot, boat storage, and a marina supply retail shop. New studios suites will replace the older waterfront hotel units in addition to improved retail and restaurant venues that will highlight the main lodge.
Working with Lake County government officials, agencies, and local businesses, the new owners plan to breathe life back into a resort that once loomed large as a Northern California destination of choice. The resort attracted countless visitors since 1960, provided thousands of jobs in the community, and served as an economic stimulus for the entire lake region.
“Collaborating with the local community and making a contribution to its economic vitality is important to us. Bringing more recreational and entertainment options to the area promotes tourism and creates much needed employment and business opportunities”, says Russ Hamel, Konocti’s Managing Director. “We’re excited to begin the revitalization of this iconic Lake County landmark; we’re fortunate to have the chance to work in this beautiful landscape.”
Visitors can look forward once again to a full-service vacation getaway next to the waters of Clear Lake with amenities for water sports, boating, dining, and quality entertainment. With these improvements to Konocti Harbor Resort, a more prosperous future for the Kelseyville community and Lake County at large is on the horizon.
The Konocti Harbor Resort was founded in 1959 by the United Association Local 38, a union of Northern California plumbers. The resort was initially intended as an affordable vacation spot for union members. Over the years it grew in popularity and became a major part of the Northern California vacation landscape. The resort has been closed since 2009.
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Russ Hamel, Managing Director