What We Love
- Serene mountain vibe, just 10 minutes from downtown Calistoga
- 157 acres of land with scenic hiking and biking trails
- Spa features soaking pools, mineral baths and garden showers
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- This romantic getaway is suited for couples
- Some lodges are more private than others
- Driving isn’t allowed on the grounds, but free golf cart shuttles take guests around the property
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Though just near downtown Calistoga, this collection of cottages feels like a woodsy escape, its cedar-shingled buildings blending into its forested canyon setting. Floor-to-ceiling windows, indoor-outdoor showers and spacious decks keep the focus on nature. The look inside is more minimalist with a muted palette, clean-lined furniture and a focus on natural textures—rough hewn woods, woven seagrass, stone.
Bed and Bath
There’s a tucked away romance to the 50 private cottages, which range from 600 to a massive 2,400 square feet. All accommodations have outdoor living areas with fireplaces, the perfect spot to curl up with a glass of red as the sun sets. Oversized bathrooms have both indoor and outdoor copper showers, double vanities and botanical bath products.
The property’s main draw? The 157 rambling acres of land. An on-site trailhead connects to miles of hiking and biking paths flanked by 60-foot tall trees. The property also has a small on-site vineyard and an architecturally stunning wine cave (imagine dozens of candles, curving walls and deep red carpets) where guests can learn about winemaking. Less dramatic but equally intimate, the world-class Bathhouse Spa has soaking pools, mineral baths and garden showers; many of the treatments use local mineral water. At night dine on locavore fare at the romantic restaurant overlooking Lake Lommel.
In the Area
Avid hikers can take the hotel’s private trails to Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, where the famed author spent his honeymoon back in the late 19th century. In the nearby Diamond Mountain District, Schramsberg — one of Napa’s oldest and most revered wineries — produces sparkling wine that’s regularly served at White House events. (Tours are by appointment only.) Arrange to visit Calistoga’s Chateau Montelena, which produced one of the wines that won at the 1976 Judgment of Paris (a blind tasting) and helped put Napa on the map. Ask the concierge (well in advance) to help you make reservations at one of several Michelin-starred restaurants in Yountville: French Laundry, Bouchon or Redd.
How to Get There
We loved everything about Calistoga Ranch, from the genuine warm welcome to the beautiful accommodation and incredible food. The place is gorgeous: walking up the hill to breakfast, you are surrounded by wonderful plants, springs and mountain views. The food was fantastic and the service friendly
We attended a wedding here in the summer. It was a beautiful spot and the wedding was lovely. We then entered a cave for the reception. Not fond of the cave setting. Dark, dank, no windows - but I thought about swinging from one of the chandeliers at one point. I mean, they were the perfect kind for that!
This property makes you feel special in an understated manner. nature, comfort and high service levels make it unique and high end. The surroundings felt very exclusive and walks in nature, waterfalls and natural beauty abound. Food at the Lakehouse was delicious.
Wow! It does not get much better than Calistoga Ranch! This resort, tucked into a canyon, is so very unique and amazing. The setup of the rooms and views from everywhere on property lend themselves to pure relaxation. Everyone on the staff was so very kind and helpful and the food and beverage was outstanding. We will be back!
We just love this place! It is private, close to many great wineries and restaurants. The staff is amazing. It is really great to walk around and explore the property. It would be a beautiful location for a wedding!