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
Beautiful setting, lovely ‘rooms’ (a 2 room plus sitting room plus outdoor deck/living area which we shared very comfortably with friends) but ...
very expensive for accommodation that does not include any breakfast (and the restaurant is very expensive even accounting for the small credit provided against expenditure there), one of the 2 rooms had only an outdoor shower, and the various cabins are set quite close together in the large complex which meant that noise carried fairly easily from others
Flew from Vegas to Napa after our wedding. We were originally set to stay at a different resort in Sonoma (will remain unnamed). We were far from happy and were recommended to The Ranch by two different friends. Lucky for us a room was available for two nights. Upon pulling into the very private driveway we were greeted immediately by a staff member. He opened my door and radioed ahead to let the front desk know we had arrived and were checking in. We were then escorted to the front desk, given two glasses of wine and driven to our lodge in a golf cart. Upon arrival to our room they had complimentary wine, champagne and a dessert waiting for us. The room was amazing! Spacious living area, outdoor shower and OMG the bed!!! Oh my!! It was like a cloud!!! Lakehouse for dinner and breakfast was incredible. I honestly can’t say enough amazing things about this place. Umbrella for your use, a house dog named Cal, ear plugs if you need them, yoga mat, bug spray..... it’s the little details. They have goats and chickens (grab an egg or two and the restaurant on site will cook them for you!)
I do have to add I agree with some of the previous posts about it being a bit overpriced and the living area being separated from the bedroom. The fridge not being restocked and housekeeping lacking a bit for the piece. Coffee was available at the front desk reception area.
Yes it’s a bit pricey but if you can score a room under $1000 don’t hesitate!! Snag that up and totally enjoy yourself at this magnificent retreat!!
We will for sure be back one day!!!
Just returned from an excellent 2 night stay in April with great hot weather!
All the positive reviews of this place are true. I visited their nearby sister resort a few years ago and this property is 100 times better and just more my style. The service was exceptional-- the fact that it was provided in such a seamless and effortless manner made it even more impressive. The food at the Lakehouse was good, although I am partial to other nearby eateries.
TIPS: This is a destination resort. Just come and relax and enjoy the great outdoors and amenities Canyon Ranch has to offer. I would not stay here if I had never been in the area and was planning to do a lot of sightseeing. It is large and spread out and not convenient if you have plans to get in and out of the resort. Your car is with valet and not near your rooms. I would also ideally only come the months of April - October, limiting the chance that there is rain because the resort is designed for outdoor living (e.g. outdoor showers, outdoor seating areas, hiking trails). You will be doing a lot of walking or taking golf carts. The spa is absolutely lovely and uncrowded and highly recommended, even for just a soak in their mineral spas. Lastly, do the Bee experience with Juan. He will show you the local bees and allow you to eat honey straight from the hive! He absolutely takes pride in his job as the grounds keeper and his love for his job and the property was evident. Enjoy!
It was our first stay at Calistoga Ranch. The setting is so peaceful, filled with flowers, beautiful trees, herbs, and of course grapes! Each one of the staff was pleasant, friendly, and helpful! Our suite was beautiful, and so clean! The bed was extra comfortable. We were so centrally located that everything was a short drive. We LOVED it!
Yes Me and my husband really enjoyed staying at Calistoga Ranch. The nature is amazing at the property, we loved our room and the service was outstanding! I look forward to our next stay and very curious to try spa. The hotel is very close to wineries.