1930’s to 1940’s
In the 1930s and 1940s, Hoberg’s continued to draw an assortment of big names and celebrities. Clark Gable vacationed there, as did members of the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Seals. In 1940, an airport was built nearby to accommodate guests from around the world.
The resort featured a bowling alley, tennis courts, swimming pools, the Pine Bowl, an outdoor dance floor, and a dining hall that could accommodate up to 1,000 guests for dinner.
During the World War II era, Hoberg’s Resort became world famous, and guests included everyone from politicians, musicians, wealthy businessmen and famous scientists to artists and musicians. Sitting California governors vacationed there, staying in a governor’s mansion that was built on the property.
1950’s to 1970’s
In 1950, Hoberg’s became Northern California’s largest privately owned resort. The Main Lodge became the landmark icon of the property.
At its height, the Hoberg’s Resort hosted more than 1,000 guests per night. Entertainers like Tommy Dorsey, Xavier Cugat and Merv Griffin came to play there.
The staff grew to include 30 waitresses, 15 maids, 10 bartenders, a 12-piece orchestra, a staff of 20 in the coffee shop, a swimming instructor, a physician in residence, a barber, hairdressers and staff for a general store.