The Inn at Locke House

19960 Elliott Road , Lockeford, 95237 USA (Show map)
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The award-winning Inn at Locke House will wrap you in history, comfort you with luxury amenities, and soothe you with delicious "farm to fork" breakfasts and refreshments. Country elegance, airy rooms with king, queen beds, fireplaces and large private bathrooms. Spacious parlors and lush gardens provide peace and privacy for a romantic getaway or business trip. The neo-Georgian white brick farmhouse with heritage gardens is the perfect setting for elopements, vintage weddings, retreats, meetings and special events. The Inn at Locke House is a home base from which to explore the Lodi Wine Appellation, the Delta and Gold Country including Sacramento and Yosemite. Experience a treasure and create treasured memories at this National Register of Historic Places and California Landmark property. Unique experience packages offered: kayaking, guided bird tours, mystery weekends, equestrian and more.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Victorian Farmouse Getaway

4.0 on April 25, 2016

We spent a peaceful, relaxing weekend in this beautifully renovated Victorian farmhouse. The gardens are lovely. We went wine tasting and bird watching at the lake. A weekend to remember.

Innkeeper Response
We are happy that your weekend provided you time to relax as well as explore. The recent rains have expanded the bloom in the garden. Hope you'll bring a good book and give yourself time to read under the trees next time.

- Lani (innkeeper)

Idyllic Farmhouse

4.0 on April 13, 2016

Elegant, beautifully restored Victorian farmhouse set in lush, lovely gardens. Heritage trees and old-fashioned roses. Breakfasts were delicious, even though I was a challenge because I'm allergic to eggs. The most serene, relaxing weekend my husband and I have had in a very long time. We intend to go back.

Innkeeper Response
We hope you'll return to relax and rejuvenate. Our grandson (also allergic to eggs) has sent us some of his new favorite breakfast recipes to share. Thank you for posting a review.

- Lani, innkeeper-proprietor (innkeeper)

easy get away

3.8 on November 29, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Locke House. Very comfortable accommodations and tasty breakfasts. Would have liked to stay a little longer and taken advantage of the relaxing environment. Next time.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay. We would like you to relax a little longer next time we welcome you.

- Lani (innkeeper)

A Gem!

5 on September 28, 2015

Very friendly reception by owners. Historically interesting building. Fantastic breakfasts.

Innkeeper Response
We're very happy you chose to stay with us. It's fun to tour the inn with our guests and be reminded of its historical significance (and quirks!). Autumn breakfast and refreshment menu now - come sample!

- Lani (innkeeper)

A Gem in Lockeford, CA

5 on May 24, 2015

We chose the Inn because we found the chain hotel Stockton offerings boring. The Inn is definitely not boring. The original woodwork, the lush gardens and the extraordinary breakfasts are all special. The Inn is listed on the national historic register and comes with a fascinating family story

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for finding us and enjoying your stay. Love your review! Come again as there is more California history to discover around here.

- Lani, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Wonderful Stay

4.6 on May 04, 2015

Richard & Lani were wonderful. Had a great time

Innkeeper Response
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you again!

- Lani, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

A delightful experience all around!

3.8 on March 27, 2015

Our stay was met with pleasantries in several ways: a warm and friendly reception, a room that was inviting, beautiful decorated, and comfortable, a relaxing garden to stroll through, and breakfasts that were wonderfully prepared and graciously presented! We look forward to another stay with the hosts and at the Inn at the Locke.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for letting others know how much you enjoyed the many aspects of the inn and its surroundings. At this time of year, we find many little treasures growing in the gardens and such interesting birds migrating through.

- Lani, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Romantic Get-a-way

4.6 on March 19, 2015

Wonderful get-a-way. Owners make the place special. Take the time to enjoy a conversation with them. Outstanding meals.

Innkeeper Response
We are delighted that you enjoyed your get-a-way. It was fun talking with you also! We are blessed with the most interesting and fun guests in the world. Looking forward to your next escape here.

- Lani (innkeeper)

Valentine's weekend stay

5 on February 21, 2015

This is a great place to stay when visiting the Lodi area for wine tasting or just relaxing. Richard and Lani have a little gem here, and they are fantastic hosts. We completely enjoyed the accommodations, and the breakfast and daily treats were just so delicious. We will go again!!!

Innkeeper Response
You are sweethearts to post a review. Thank you. Please do come again for a special occasion in your lives.

- Lani, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Fantastic Valentine's weekend

5 on February 18, 2015

We had a wonderful stay in the Inn at Locke House. The house itself is beautiful, and the hosts were friendly, warm and made us feel completely at home. And the sheets are the softest we've ever felt. Seriously. Go just for the sheets. The Lodi area was a revelation to us - we've lived in Northern California our whole lives but have never spent any time in this region. The wineries were excellent, the town charming - good shops, good restaurants - just very fun. And the Inn was the perfect base for exploring. Close to town, but far enough away to feel like you are in the country. We whole heartedly recommend the Inn for a great get-away.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We think this area is also an undiscovered gem. Did you know that Stage 2 of the AMGEN Tour de California will end in Lodi May 11? We've got a great Amgen weekend special on our website! Look forward to seeing you again.

- Lani (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates


This light-filled front room with views of gardens from every window is the largest of the Main House rooms. Its inviting color palette is ivory, taupe and rose. Rest in the impressive king, four poster, pine bed warmed by the ivory enamel fireplace. A roomy Stickley style rocking chair, desk, table and chairs provide you place to relax, read, and write. The Moorish influence bathroom - outside the room - has a custom designed corner shower . Once used by the doctor's wife Delia as her bed-sitting room, Abington is a favorite for longer stays. Except for the four-poster bed, all furniture is original to the house and reflects 1800 - 1920 designs. If traveling with a child under the age of 12 or for a single night reservation, please call 209-727-5715 to check availability.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


The Bridgewater has views of the front garden. From the queen antique Jenny Lind bed you can contemplate the giant Canary Island pine set against the sky. In a slate blue and pewter color palette, this room was once used as a library and dressing room. A fireplace, cozy armchair and rocker complete your comfort. Your private bathroom in airy blues, white and pewter is outside the room. The key to your bedroom is the key to your private bathroom! While you soak in the antique clawfoot tub, enjoy sky and tree top views. Tub also has telephone and overhead shower. This room is a favorite of our business guests and guests seeking a "snuggly" retreat. If traveling with a child under the age of 12 or for a single night reservation, please call 209-727-5715 to check availability.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


In a soft yellow and delicate floral pattern, the Berkshire is the coziest of the Main House rooms. The creamy white wrought iron headboard is reminiscent of the Locke daughters' beds originally in this room. Look in the armoire for their name tags. The fireplace corner with Delia Locke's charming rocking chair provides views of the bluff gardens and trees. Its ensuite bathroom in yellows and greens has a shower for two and views of the Sierra foothills. Guests say it has the charm of a country cottage room. If traveling with a child under the age of 12 or for a single night reservation, please call 209-727-5715 to check availability.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


This is the most Victorian of the Main House rooms with its antique, ornate furnishings. Both bedroom and ensuite bathroom are decorated in variations of green. With table and chairs next to the green marble fireplace, guests have a place to read, write, play board games or view lacy, evergreen tree tops from the windows. Soak in the roomy antique clawfoot tub with telephone and overhead shower. Considered by the Locke family to be their best bedroom, many of their guests enjoyed staying in this room. The Langdon has furnishings original to the room. Our guests enjoy the old-fashioned romance of this room. If traveling with a child under the age of 12 or for a single night reservation, please call 209-727-5715 to check availability.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Water Tower Suite

With its private entrance and deck at the far end of the inn, the three-level Water Tower Suite is the most secluded and romantic of the inn's guest rooms. The bed-sitting room is a palette of dairy whites set against the warmth of antique brick walls. Rest in a queen, wrought iron, canopy bed surrounded by gossamer curtains. Sit before the fireplace or choose the cozy window seat to read and garden-gaze. Take three steps up into the rustic black and white tile bathroom with its classic clawfoot tub/shower on second level of brick tower. Climb the spiral staircase to the top of the tower to read, write and enjoy spectacular views - binoculars provided. Sunrise and sunset are glorious. An eclectic collection of Danish and farmhouse furnishings give the suite an open, romantic, warm atmosphere. Enjoy satellite television and stereo. The suite is a far cry from its former life as tank house, farm office and storage area. If traveling with a child under the age of 12 or for a single night reservation, please call 209-727-5715 to check availability.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Farms & Orchards, Horse Ranches, Countryside, Wine country


Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From North, exitI-5 or Hwy 99 at Peltier Rd. Proceed east (left) to Elliott Road (second stop sign). Turn right and continue 2 miles to Inn on right. From South, exit I-5 at State Hwy 4 (Stockton By-pass)and continue East to join Hwy 99 North toward Sacramento. Exit on Hwy 88 East (Waterloo Rd.)and follow to Lockeford. Turn left at stop light on Elliott Rd. Proceed 2-1/2 blocks on Elliott to the Inn on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Lodi Wine and Visitors Center, Vino Piazza Wine Village with ten tasting rooms, Bird Watching Sites, Haggin Museum and Stockton Waterfront, Micke Grove Regional Park and Lodi Lake, University of the Pacific, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Electric vehicle charging, Fridge, Library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , WIFI-DSL, Private Bathrooms, Tesla S Charging Station, Complimentary refreshments, Guest refrigerator, Concierge services. High Tea, Meals & Picnic Baskets additional charge.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Skydiving, Wine Tasting, Bird Watching, Historical Tours, Badminton & Croquet, Lawn Bowling, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outdoors in specific areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Inquire Rooms double occupancy only and on second floor.
  • Childcare Provided: No Childcare must be arranged for events.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Request boarding information.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night advanced payment required. Credit card.
  • Cancellations: *Cancellations within 7 days of your scheduled arrival date incur full payment. *Cancellations to reservation more than 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival there is a $25 administrative fee per room. You will receive refund of your advanced payment less the $25 administrative fee and, if applicable, cost of event/package tickets. Whole inn and special event bookings have a 30 day cancellation period.
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Richard, Lani, and Kerri Eklund

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About the innkeepers

Richard's passion is aeronautics and his mission is solar energy. Lani,a former theatre arts, writing, and literature teacher, delights in creating recipes and baking. She and daughter Kerri enjoy gardening and facilitating events at the inn. They share an interest in historic restoration and preservation.

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  • Time Served: 7-8 weekday, 9-10 weekend
  • Serving Location: Garden, Patio weather permitting., Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Low-Carb, Vegan, gluten free - must include dietary needs when making reservations.

Signature Dish

Orange French Toast
Rich in flavor, not in calories, this mellow yet crunchy breakfast entree is a favorite. It is served with toasted walnuts, freshly made orange syrup and graced with seasonal berries. Although Lani rarely repeats recipes for returning guests, guests specifically request that she prepare this at least one morning of their stay.

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