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
This facility is incredible.... I can't sugar coat it. We spent 4 days here as part of our honeymoon and they really went out of there way to make us feel like a king and queen. The way the facility is set up you almost feel like you have the place to yourself. Our suite was beyond my expectations and I could not have been happier. Ours was large with private patio, outdoor living and dinning room, commercial viking kitchen, and master suite with outdoor shower. My love for this place fell in the details... I enjoyed walking the vineyards, hiking the trails, gathering my own eggs in the chicken house. When I travel I like to be on the go. I like to see it, touch it, experience it.... this place was so nice and relaxing that we could not help but cancel some of our plans and simply enjoy the luxury it offered. If your off to Napa... Consider going a bit north to Calistoga, and consider treating yourself the the Ranch!
Calistoga Ranch is perfect for traveling with friends or family. Being in nature, the resort offers the perfect relaxing experience. Food at the pool bar for lunch during summer, dine at the Lakehouse for breakfast and dinner. Beautiful accommodations an impeccable service. Thanks for an unforgettable graduation weekend! I left on cloud nine! #AubergeFan
With my traveling partner, an Auberge employee, we went back forfoour third time to wine taste and explore this most picturesque and beautiful place in the USA. This resort is laid out for your complete woodsy but personal enjoyment. The staff is personal, friendly but extremely helpful so that your enjoyment is first and formant. While you are there. you are provided a new Mercedes convertible to use. The facilities are comfortable,fun, and geared for relaxation. This is "no brainer to schedule early.
Carved into the mountains and forests above Napa Valley vineyards, this country location is the ultimate haven along Route 1 or 101, away from all the hustle and bustle......perfect modern luxury and rural calm in fact! The staff are wonderful and welcoming, the dining is first class, as of course are the wines, the facilities leave you wanting for nothing with diverse spa choices, swimming pool, rural walks, well-stocked and friendly bars, gym or chilling out......and the deluxe hillside cabins with private outside fireplace seating or outside showers are simply exquisite. We drove up from LAX along many enchanting bays, towns and hotels but next time we’ll go direct to SFO and take the scenic drive under 2 hours direct to Calistoga Ranch. We won’t get a better luxury holiday break elsewhere in California, and we will be back!!! Cheers........Nic
An absolutely unique and wonderful experience! My wife and I enjoyed every minute of our stay, We spent three evenings at the the Calistoga Ranch; tow in San Francisco and two more in San Diego. Calistoga was head and shoulders
above the rest. I can only describe it as rustic luxury. We will return.