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
The best service you'll experience in the county! Any problem we faced, Shannon was knowledgeable, polite and had all of the answers. The Calistoga Ranch was immaculate. If you have not stayed here, it's an absolute must!
Stayed for two days and decided we needed to come back to explore this property more! What a great place in the middle of the woods on the side if a hill. Great accommodations, great layout of the property, and great service.
This place is special. A unique and private place for getting pampered. The rooms are all separate with two structures per "room", a sleeping/bathing structure and a living room structure. A large deck connects these with a fireplace and seating. The on site restaurant is for guests only and serves interesting, well prepared and delicious food. The staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful. Requests are promptly taken care of. It should be known that all this comes at a rather steep price, but if you want a special experience, it's well worth it.
Despite smoke from the wildfires we had another memorable stay at Calistoga Ranch. The Ranch is consistently one of our favorite places to stay in the Napa Valley area. The staff and service are remarkable and attentive and our rooms were marvelous.
Was really looking forward to staying at CR for my Birthday. I’ve heard so many great things, photos looked fantastic, was so so excited. Arrived at the hotel late afternoon on a Saturday and that’s when everything went down hill.
Rooms look great in photos until you get there. For the price they charge the quality of product is completely unacceptable. Opened the door to the room and walked into a Hilton circa year 2000.
Can someone say major renovations needed?
All in all, room was mediocre, service was hit or miss. Spa massage was really an unfortunate experience.
The only good thing I can say is the food and beverage was fantastic, A+ to the chef, you are the only reason I’m giving this hotel 3 stars, props. Breakfast and dinner were both fantastic!