In keeping with our naturalist ethos and eco-friendly accommodations, the Tallman Hotel is committed to preserving the environment.
Our rustic façade belies the state-of-the-art, renewable geothermal and solar energy systems used to heat and cool our facilities.
GeoExchange Heating & Cooling
The hotel and restaurant incorporate a quiet and energy efficient GeoExchange system for heating, air conditioning and hot water generation.
Forty three 300-foot wells have been drilled beneath the property. Water continually circulates through a closed loop system of pipes connecting to the wells, emerging at the constant temperature of the ground, approximately 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
In the summer, heat exchangers cool the air by transferring heat from the air into the circulating water, which reenters the loop at a higher temperature. In the winter, the system is reversed. Hot water for the hotel, restaurant and ofuro tubs is generated as a byproduct of this system.
Renewable Solar Energy
A 10-kilowatt solar energy system located on the south facing roof of the Blue Wing Saloon, hidden from sight, complements and augments the GeoExchange system during peak usage times.
Reuse, Recycle, Restore
During reconstruction, our contractors did their best to recycle and reuse as much original building material as possible. Restored, period-perfect bathroom fixtures, sinks, toilets and tubs lend the Tallman Hotel its authentic, 19th Century appeal. Our 1930s-era boiler has been recycled into a large, versatile outdoor grill used for our epic barbecues. Inside, a century-old Black Walnut tree, milled and cured on the property, lives on as our bar & restaurant tabletops.
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations
The Tallman Hotel was the first Lake County business to install electric vehicle charging stations, one for Tesla automobiles and one for all other electric vehicles. Charging is free for our restaurant and hotel guests.