Mount View Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Experiencing Calistoga’s famous hot springs at the spa's hydrotherapy mineral baths
- Individually designed suites and cottages are named after boutique Napa Valley wineries
- Treat yourself to continental breakfast in bed
- Free wine tastings are offered in the lobby every Friday
What To Know
- Limited self-parking is free
- The location is in downtown Calistoga, so it feels more bustling than other quiet wine country stays
- Pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Wine-inspired interiors complement the Old Hollywood charm at this sophisticated sleep in downtown Calistoga. Silver screen stars such as Ingrid Bergman and Carole Lombard once slept here, and you can see why. The stylish rooms and suites are done in a dramatic, moody palette, with nouveau baroque details like damask print wallpaper, button-back headboards and dark hardwood furnishings. Your Napa Valley wine tour begins in the artist wine cottages, each uniquely designed and styled for a boutique winery, such as the crimson Peju Province, which features a private patio with a semiprivate outdoor Jacuzzi. Foodies can feast on Italian fare at Barolo, or California farm-to-table cuisine at JoLe, where husband-and-wife duo Matt and Sonjia Spector offer inventive à la carte dishes in addition to four-, five- and six-course tasting menus. Intimate lounge areas invite guests to socialize during a Friday evening wine tasting and watch indie flicks on the big screen during select movie nights. Care to chill instead? You can take in the dry Calistoga air from a poolside lounger, then get a mineral or mud bath treatment at the hydrotherapy spa.
In the Area
In the northeastern corner of rural Napa Valley, the unassuming town of Calistoga has a modest and friendly air that suits its verdant vineyards and natural hot springs. The restorative waters can cure any wine-induced stupor, and you can have the experience right on-site with a mineral or mud bath treatment at Mount View’s fully equipped spa. Well-heeled oenophiles join locals for farm-to-table fare at JoLe Restaurant, while beer enthusiasts delight in Napa’s lesser-known craft at Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery. For a slice of history, go for a tasting at Chateau Montelena, the legendary Napa winery whose world class Cabernet, Sauvignon and Zinfandel inspired the movie Bottle Shock. For scenic Napa Valley views, make a date with Somerston Wine Company, which offers buggy rides in all-terrain vehicles through 200 acres of vines and hot springs. Looking for higher ground? Book an early morning tour with Napa Valley Balloons for prime wine country panoramas. Verdant Bothe-Napa Valley State Park features a mile-long trail that will take you through a Douglas fir forest and past the 19th-century Bale Grist Mill.
How to Get There
We stayed here for our anniversary and loved it. The decor and layout gives it an elegant Old Hollywood flair. We had a spa service and then enjoyed the sauna and relaxed by the pool. They have a happy hour in the evening with tastings of local wines and the location is right along main street and walking distance to all the restaurants , shops and tasting rooms in downtown Calistoga. Its a perfect getaway!
As you walk through the modern retro space of the hotel, its modernist and retro style design pull you back to a time and place of the 1950's. A 50's type sports bar "Johnny's" is a hard right after you enter the hotel. Off to the left is the in-house restaurant called La Versaion. Has breakfast and lunch, not sure about dinner. Didn't eat there. Then upstairs is a bunch of very small rooms. Almost dorm-like with a sitting room with long couch, with tv, a king bed super comfortable plus a tv ....and an espresso bar area in the living room. Very small closet and bathroom with shower and bathtub. The decor is again retro with flickers of gold and celadon and black with a white popcorn ceiling. Minimal amenities in bathroom.
But there is a positive with the spa in the back of the hotel. There is an 86 degree lap swimming pool with mineralized salt water in it. Looooved this! And the best part was the mineral shooting jets of the spa. Oh so nice after being hot in Calistoga. Beautiful setting. Water station located close to the spa to rejuvenate hydration afterwards. All in all a pleasant stay for what we're doing, but its more of a romantic place rather than a functional place. Didnt take pictures, but if you look at the hotel's website you can imagine the look of the hotel. Awesome!
Nice hotel with a very nice garden with pool. It also has a spa. In the centre of Calistoga. Friendly staff. Coffee in the morning and wine tasting in the evening. Free parking and WIFI. Restaurant and bar.