What We Love
- The award-winning restaurant sets this property as Calistoga's go-to stay for gourmands
- Free cruiser bicycles at your disposal
- Eco-friendly design, local organic bath products and an electric car charging station
- Standout spa featuring Calistoga mud and mineral baths
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- If you’re not eating at Solbar, you’re limited to a small poolside menu
- Dogs are welcome (but there’s a $100 cleaning fee)
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Buzzy young wine country enclave with a hip spa, Michelin-starred cuisine, and serious eco-cred
Solage Calistoga is situated on 22 lush acres in northern Napa Valley. The eco-friendly buildings’ exteriors riff on farmhouse architecture. Inside, it’s loft-like minimalism with vaulted ceilings, clean-lined furniture and an airy neutral color scheme of taupe, slate and chocolate. The 89 guest rooms and suites invite relaxation with buttery leather chairs, shady patios, and pillowy beds dressed in high-thread-count linens, and the chill vibe extends into the spa-like bathrooms with their pebblestone showers and organic, local bath products. After a long day of wine tasting, relax by one of two pools—a 130-footer for adults or a separate one for families—or book a treatment at the spa. The centerpiece is its famous Mud Bar & Bathhouse, a series of spring-fed, co-ed pools (or male-/female-only clothing-optional hydrotherapy circuits) complemented by mineral-rich mud body masks. There’s a state-of-the-art gym with free yoga, movement and fitness classes, two bocce courts, and a series of nearby running trails—and you can always take out one of the free retro-style cruiser bikes. That way, you won’t feel guilty about packing the calories back on Solbar, which serves Northern Cali fare paired with biodynamic wines.
In the Area
Ask the concierge (well in advance) to help you make reservations at one of several Michelin-starred restaurants in Yountville: the French Laundry, Bouchon or Redd. Just a little over two miles from the resort is Chateau Montelena, a historic Napa winery that inspired the movie Bottle Shock. Take a 90-minute tour of the 107-room Castello di Amorosa and enjoy sampling fine Italian wines.
How to Get There
My boyfriend and I went to Solage for a two-night get away. Solage did not disappoint!
The studios were designed elegantly, embodying the expression "less is more." Simple, classy and tasteful.
The fireplace in each studio was lovely at night. The outdoor patio was also a nice little reprieve. The staff was professional.
We were lucky with the weather, as it was above 70F the whole weekend. We spent most of our days by the pool. Because the hotel was still staffed for winter season, and the spa pool was closed, pool-side service was lacking. We had to ask four times for our drink menu. Hector (the chief pool guy) apoligized and was gracious, but he did not offer a conciliatory beverage or any other concessions to compensate for his inadequate customer service.
That said, the pool was clean and well maintained. I wish the temperature of the water was slightly higher.
However, Rachel at concierge was a rock star. She was pleasant on the phone, and when we checked in, she offered us a complimentary glass of wine. And was overall very accomodating and lovely.
Overall, highly recommend!
Bought a travelzoo voucher for a midweek stay. The weather was cold and rainy but that did not stop us from having a wonderful stay.
Upon arrival, reception greets you with a glass of wine. Check-in is easy.
The rooms are modern, spacious and I
love that you can consume the mini-bar without charge. Thoughtful touches like still and sparkling water, nespresso, cream for coffee, heated floors and two bikes per room.
The pool spa is heated and heavenly. The workout room is large and nicely equipped with a variety of classes offered. We did not do the classes but certainly enjoyed the spa pool.
We ate at the bar. By this time, we had enough wine and the bartender made the most delicious mezcal cocktail.
This place is heaven on earth. I can’t wait to return.
The service/staff, location, food, atmosphere and amenities are all excellent at the Solage. This is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, girls weekend, couples trip etc. Something for everyone and feels like such a relaxing and refreshing escape! One of my favorite amenities is the bikes that are right outside every room, with the option to bike to lunch downtown Calistoga (less than a mile from hotel) and/or bike to the surrounding wineries (many options close by!). All around a wonderful place to visit.
The hard product here - the room, facilities, grounds, gym - are attractive and well cared for. Unfortunately, there were service issues that made the stay less than perfect. I, a female, pulled up to the hotel with my male companion in the passenger seat. Two valets immediately approached and opened our car doors, but the valets spoke only to my companion, telling him to leave the car keys and other basic instructions. Very odd as it was my car and I was driving. We went into registration and I provided my name and credit card for the reservation. The associate put the paperwork to my male guest to sign despite it being in my name and on my credit card. I expect subtle sexism in many places I travel to; I don’t expect it in a resort in Northern California. Upon arrival at the room, I noticed there was just one bike. The valet said he would bring another; he didn’t. The restaurant- Solbar - is attractive, but the host desk was seldom attended. One small group thought they were to seat themselves as it appeared no host was working. I’m vegan and the restaurant offered some soups ($16 for a small cup) and risotto (~$36). The risotto was really rice cooked in water. I would have been embarrassed to send it out. There were some mushrooms on top, but overall this dish was poor and needed the flavor of vegetable stock. I had asked in advance about vegan options and was told not a problem. If the restaurant can’t accommodate it needs to say so rather than provide poor quality dishes. In hindsight, I should have sent it back. On the upside, the fitness center is nicely equipped and a yoga class was nice. The yoga room floor is a hard (covered concrete?) surface that seemed dangerous for arm balances and any yoga pose someone might fall out of. Unfortunately, when I returned home, I found a small charge posted to my credit card in error from the hotel. I was looking forward to this stay, but won’t return as there are far better places to stay.
This resort perfectly matched our need for a few days of pampering coupled with delicious food in an ideal vineyard setting. Friendly and accommodating staff made sure we were well cared for and our final meal at Solbar was memorable. We loved the special touches-make your own floralarrangements, chai tea in the afteroons and hot coffee to go as we headed out for wine tastings.