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
My fiance and I went to Calistoga Ranch for the weekend to check it out as a possible venue for our 2020 wedding. The place is just breathtakingly beautiful. Staff is friendly and helpful - shout-out to Shannon and Jacob. Their lodges are like nothing I've seen before. Their pool is spectacular and never crowded - we actually had it to ourselves most of the time. If you love being surrounded by nature, you will definitely love this property, the lodges, the Lake house, their cute goats Olive and Pepper, and their dog Cal.
Very cozy,private and modern rooms.Good complimentary. Staff is very respectful call you by your last name and also very knowledgeable with the area.Bed very comfortable. The whole stay was very relaxing and everything was easy access.
Peaceful retreat. perfect place to have our Napa experience . The concierge set us up with three wineries to visit on one day .( that’s all the time we had ) All were great and the views were amazing .
From the first call with Shelby regarding our reservation to the young man who helped with our luggage to the car that bonded with my two sons over their mutual love of Pokemon, the entire Calistoga Ranch team, amenities and property get an A+. Thank you for taking great care of us!
Possibly the best hotel I've ever stayed in. It's not cheap, even when you get there, but it certainly justified it in quality.
The location is fantastic, in its own wooded valley, with the vineyards of Napa Valley a stone's throw away.
The staff were fantastic. They booked us a taxi and a meal at the Lake House well before we arrived.
We took a cabin with a hot tub. It was perfect. Comfortable and secluded its own little grove by the bubbling creek. The outdoor shower was brilliant.
Make sure you book a table at the lake house restaurant, and ask the waiters for recommendations for wine pairings. The steak melted in the mouth, the halibut was fresh and perfectly cooked.
The pool bar was nice for an afternoon drink, and the outdoor fitness centre a novelty for those of us used to British weather.
The hotel surprised us with champagne and a beautiful cake as a gift for our honeymoon.
One note, we'd recommend uber, local taxis seem pretty expensive comparatively.