Aurora Park Cottages
What We Love
- A lovely cottage at a cozy B&B in the heart of Napa Valley, steps from downtown CalistogaDrinking in mountain or valley views and local wines on your cottage’s deck
- Enjoying discounted area tastings, and browsing the tasting-notes guide that you’ll receive
- Savoring the fresh fruit and pastries in your daily breakfast basket
What To Know
- Morning breakfast baskets include fresh fruit, pastries, and juice
- Innkeeper Kate is extremely helpful in planning Napa Valley outings
- Free WiFi can be really slow
The time is ripe to visit Aurora Park Cottages, a lovely bed-and-breakfast in the heart of Napa Valley’s Calistoga. And the time is ripe to start sampling Calistoga’s wines, too – perhaps at a local winery, or perhaps on your cottage’s deck, which overlooks the mountains and oaks. In fact, the staff at this charming getaway wants to make it as easy as possible for you to taste your way around town, and in addition to offering customized and discounted wine excursions, will send you a document full of tasting notes shortly after you book your stay.
Still, it’s one thing to sip wine, and another thing entirely to live in the carefree spirit of a true oenophile. Your laid-back cottage is also a perfect base for all sorts of other idyllic Napa adventures, like taking hot-air-balloon rides, going on bike trips, visiting Old Faithful or arranging romantic picnics. Again, ask the staff to set up your outing, or take a particularly spontaneous approach, and simply plan your vacation as you go. You should have lots of energy from the complimentary roasted coffee and daily in-cottage breakfast-basket delivery, featuring warm, filling pastries and fresh fruit.
Your cottage is a charming, beautifully decorated abode with traditionally inspired furnishings, as well as more contemporary artwork. The amenities are modern, as well, such as complimentary Wi-Fi and an HDTV. You’ll have an outdoor deck with an umbrella-shaded table, where you can behold breathtaking views of the oaks, mountains and valley. Fall asleep on a plush featherbed.
Set in the heart of Napa Valley, Calistoga has a whole load of things for you to do. Its authentic architecture and famous hot springs have helped it become a Distinctive Destination, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Aside from its old-fashioned charm, this California paradise offers an abundance of outdoor activities – from biking and hiking to hot-air ballooning, canoeing and kayaking. The town’s endless shops and restaurants are bound to keep you busy during your stay, and of course, there are always those wineries, when you’re ready to taste the world-famous reds.
How to Get There
Easy to find, easy to park, nice walk to town, quiet, clean, comfy cottage. Fresh chopped fruit bowl, juice and warm pastries a nice touch (if booked lodging directly) and leisurely breakfast where you don't need to rush in the morning. Stayed 4 nights and enjoyed. Only teensy pings: Wi-Fi a little spotty, no HBO, had to seek toilet paper (only a partial roll in room when we checked in). Last day housekeeping didn't replace cloths dedicated to make up removal nor replenish toilet paper. Complimentary bottled water never replenished at all. But Kay a pleasant hostess and we would recommend.
We stayed in the two bedroom cottage for 2 nights. It was spotless and has everything you need. The beds and furniture were very comfy, we all slept like a dream. Kate was a great host and very responsive. I can’t say enough good things about this place, I highly recommend and will definitely come back again.
My son and I stayed for three nights in the two bedroom cottage. We were very comfortable and had everything that we could wish for. Kate was a very welcoming host and provided us with a warm continental breakfast each morning. I would recommend this property without hesitation.
The title of my review says it all. We stayed for a weekend in a queen cottage. It was comfortable, clean, and quiet. And with Continental breakfast brought to the room each morning, what could be better?
I cannot say enough about Aurora Park Cottages. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. Kate was an amazing host who thought of every detail to enhance our stay! We came to the area to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Prior to our arrival Kate was so helpful with answering our questions and assisting us with planning. The cottages were cozy and clean and the breakfast that was delivered to us every morning was amazing! If you are visiting the area this is the perfect place to stay! We definitely will be returning! Thank you Kate!