Although we are located just off the I-5, our neighborhood is quiet, pleasant and so much more than a simple “truck stop”. Flanked by the picturesque Diablo Mountains in the heart of California’s Central Valley, our hotel is just minutes from everything Patterson has to offer and close to countless attractions in the Modesto, CA area. Within easy walking distance of our hotel you’ll find a variety of shops and restaurants including popular chains like Starbucks, Jack in the Box, Denny’s and A&W. We are the closest hotel to the famous Diablo Grande Golf Course and our location is ideal for anyone with business at the area’s retail distribution centers, many of which are located just down the street.
So Many Things to Do in Patterson, CaliforniaThe cozy little city of Patterson long enjoyed a reputation as the “Apricot Capital of the World”, reflecting strong agricultural roots that shape our community to this day. Apart from flourishing farms, Patterson is marked by distinctive architecture and a rich history visible throughout the city. Visit our Community Events page for information on what’s happening around town.
Discover Exciting Local Attractions near the BEST WESTERN PLUS Villa Del Lago Hotel
Diablo Grande Golf Course
Carved into a serene mountain landscape, the Diablo Grande is one of the country’s most distinctive and beautiful golf destinations. It’s two award-winning courses, designed by Jack Nickalus and Denis Griffiths, are regularly ranked among California’s finest. Treat yourself to an unforgettable golf vacation at Diablo Grande with one of our exclusive Patterson, California Golf Packages.
Central Valley California Wineries & Vineyards
Tour the charming Central Valley wineries and sample award-winning wines at the tasting rooms of Delicato Vineyards on the rolling hills of Lodi, Wente Estate Vineyards in Livermore Valley, and Diablo Grande Vineyards in Patterson. All aboard the historic railroads that meander through the scenic Central Valley and California coast, through vineyards, mountains, lakes and rivers. The Sierra Railroad Dinner Train, the Sacramento River Train, the Skunk Express and the Napa Valley Wine Train treat guests to elegant locomotive travel, mountain excursions, romantic wine tasting trips, diverse cuisine and wines, and California culture.
Shopping & Entertainment in Central Valley
Modesto offers travelers diverse shopping, restaurants and entertainment, including the Modesto Certified Farmers Market, the Antique Emporium and McHenry Village. McHenry Museum, which houses the Central California Art League Gallery, features paintings, sculpture, graphics and selected crafts of local artists.
Nearby Parks, Lakes and Mountains
Explore California’s beautiful parks, lakes and mountains for outdoor adventure, recreation and relaxation. Visit San Luis Reservoir National State Park for family fun, adventure and exquisite scenery, located less than an hour away from the hotel. Or spend the day venturing to Yosemite National Park, one of the most heavenly places on earth and only located under 3 hours away from the hotel.
Sierra Railroad Dinner Train
The Sierra Railroad Dinner Train provides visitors an opportunity to travel on the historic Sierra Railroad while enjoying a delicious meal, gorgeous scenery, and excellent entertainment. See unspoiled countryside while enjoying superb cuisine in the luxuriously restored railroad dining and lounge cars.
The Sierra Railroad - formed in 1897 to connect the Central Valley to the Gold County and the third oldest railroad in North America - continues to carry passengers, make Hollywood movies, and share the history of California.
The Dinner Train offers romantic dinners, fun murder mysteries, lunches, Sunday brunches, Wild West shows, wine tasting, and special events. Sample the area's fine wines and drinks while savoring a freshly prepared meal. Passing Oakdale, the "Cowboy Capital of the World," the train winds past orchards and climbs Sand Hill to the cattle country of eastern Stanislaus County. Enjoy your entrée as you pass the lost town of Occidental, and a delectable dessert as the train journeys westward back to the Sierra Station in Oakdale. Experience a delightful evening of romance and intimacy dancing the night away or hearing live musical entertainment on the Lounge Car, The Mirror Lake. Choose from day or evening trips, seasonal rides around holidays, as well as special warm weather trips such as the Wildflower or Raft & Rail Trip.
The Sierra Railroad Dinner Train is located an hour away from the hotel. Get Directions to the Sierra Railroad Dinner Train. For more information and reservations, call (800) 866-1690 or visit www.sierrarailroad.com.
Napa Valley Wine Train
The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, through one of the world's most well-known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back.Guests aboard the Wine Train enjoy a freshly prepared lunch or dinner inside a fully restored 1915-1917 Pullman Dining Car or 1952 Vista Dome car as they pass the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley. They also have the option of pre-purchasing a winery tour.
As you enjoy hors d'oeuvres that enhance the finest Napa Valley wines. Visit the Wine Tasting Car to enjoy a relaxing and informal wine education. Take a trip back in time as you delight to the gourmet cuisine and fine wine on this fantastic 33 mile journey through Napa. Special trips that include winery tours or murder mysteries are available. You can shop and wine taste prior to boarding in the McKinstry Street Station. The Wine Emporium features over 200 kinds of wine and related gifts.
The Napa Valley Wine Train is 103 (2 hour drive) from the hotel. Get Directions to the Napa Valley Wine Train. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 1 (800) 427-4124 or visit http://www.winetrain.com.
Patterson, CA Points of Interest