Calistoga is a haven for romantics – from charming boutique hotels to private wine tastings to adventurous hot air balloon rides, there is no shortage of romantic things to experience here. If you are looking for off-the-beaten path romance, however, where you can enjoy each other’s company and escape the outside world, these hidden spots are sure to fulfill your most romantic dreams:
Amici Cellars is just minutes from downtown Calistoga, tucked away on a quiet, windy, one-lane road. It is the perfect spot to make a reservation for romance and enjoy a wine tasting while taking in your private vista of the Napa Valley. Not many places can claim a view quite like this one, as the lawn at Amici overlooks Calistoga and beyond.
Villa Ca’Toga is a wonderful hidden gem in Calistoga. This Italian-inspired villa was built and designed by local artist, Carlo Marchiori, who expresses his creative spirit through fresco, sculpture and ceramics that adorn the house and gardens. Tours of the Villa are available on Saturdays from May through October each year. This is a can’t-miss experience that will transport you to Italy and put you in the mood for amore.
Hans Fahden Winery is located about ten minutes from downtown Calistoga, high atop the Mayacamas mountain range. The picturesque Monet Garden and pond have been the setting of hundreds of weddings. Take a stroll through the wisteria-covered bridges, glass of wine in hand, and enjoy a magical moment.
Whether you are staying at the romantic Brannan Cottage Inn, or merely visiting Calistoga for the day, stop by this historic property to visit the newly opened Sam’s General Store. Housed inside one of the last remaining original Brannan Cottages from the first resort built in Calistoga in 1862, Sam’s General Store offers delicious coffee, bites and more to start your day off with a cozy vibe in the garden.
Meadowlark Country House and Resort is one of the few adults-only hot springs resorts in Calistoga and the only local hot springs resort located outside of downtown Calistoga. It is a quick drive from town and offers a mineral pool Jacuzzi experience surrounded by nature. The quiet atmosphere and serene outdoor area make this clothing optional resort a peaceful getaway for romance.
Have you taken a romantic getaway to Calistoga? If not, visit our Romantic Getaway Itinerary for even more inspiration!