Hoteliers Chris Johansen and Brent Riederger realize that a trip to Luxe Calistoga ought to include more than just somewhere to hang your hat. Starting every day with a particularly fine breakfast spread, the satisfaction these men take from their business is contagious. As well as overseeing the daily running of their establishment, Chris and Brent enjoy pulling a rocker up on their front porch and drinking wine with their customers.
Constructed in the nineteenth century, Luxe Calistoga is in the center of downtown Calistoga - surrounded by the history, charm and healing waters which made the area a holiday hotspot long before the hillsides were covered with grapevines. Lavishly decorated, Luxe Calistoga has five individually designed rooms with 3 great bed and baths. Also, there is a porch for relaxation, with a distinctive style that reflects the property's lengthy history.
Top tip: Ask Chris or Brent about lesser known wineries that the general public are unaware of. With their business connections across the region, the pair have insider knowledge and enjoy nothing more than to share their expertise with customers.
A quaint boutique hotel, CasaLana is situated on an acre of land next to the River Napa. As well as being an excellent place to stay, this hotel offers wine pairings and cookery classes, via their Gourmet Retreats package. This can consist of a five hour or even a five day cookery holiday, which is sure to advance the culinary expertise of attendees considerably. The premises features blooming gardens, fruit trees, along with herb and vegetable plots in a nurturing and calm environment.
Top tip: Guests can expect to sample seasonal herbs, vegetables and fruit grown in house - and included in the cookery classes and breakfast menu.
The indisputable attraction of Hennessey House in Napa Valley is its' location. Centrally situated in downtown Napa - just a short stroll from the Wine Train, Oxbow Market, downtown restaurants, shops and nightlife, this guest house is a lovely wine country building.
Many of the best wine tasting rooms in Napa are extremely close to Hennessey House. Ten nicely decorated rooms provide guests with arguably the best wine country accommodation in the area. Owners Lorri and Kevin Walsh realize that their customers desire a relaxing holiday, and they provide a laid back atmosphere to experience Napa Valley.
Top tip: Choose from a broad range of options in the Hennessey House Holiday Packages, such as ballooning, golfing, prepaid winery tours, and the unmissable Wine Train excursion.