Calistoga is a popular “Girls Getaway” destination. You can pack light and plan to relax and rejuvenate while you reconnect with your girlfriends, sisters or moms. Once you arrive in our little town you can bike, walk or ride the Calistoga Shuttle to all of your Calistoga fun.
Day One –
Check in to your favorite hot springs resort property. A few suggestions are: Calistoga Spa, Golden Haven Spa and Roman Spa. Change into your robe and feel the stress begin to melt away. Choose from a menu of restorative treatments, all designed to create a sense of renewal and well-being. Volcanic ash is a component of the restorative mud baths at many Calistoga properties. Allow time to let yourself go as you enjoy a deep tissue massage focusing on the deeper levels of specific muscle groups.
Stay in wellness mode and book a Getaway Adventures bike tour through the quiet and scenic northern Napa Valley. Cycle along famous vineyards and try world-renowned Calistoga wines while enjoying stunning views of the valley. Your guide will talk about wine facts and local history as you bike the quiet country lanes. You may enjoy a vineyard and/or winery tour, barrel tasting, beautiful art collections, or food pairing at one of the three to four winery stops. At one scenic stop you will enjoy a delicious Wine Country picnic lunch.
With a bottle of your favorite Calistoga chardonnay, dinner awaits at one of many fabulous restaurants in town. Once dinner is over, enjoy the stars in the sky as you walk back to your resort room for a treat of decadent sweets and sparkling or dessert wine at turn down.
Day Two –
Watch the sunrise on the spacious patio during breakfast at Solbar at Solage, an Auberge Resort, dining on creative California food inspired by the freshest locally-grown, seasonal ingredients.
If you are a guest or have scheduled a treatment at Moonacre Spa at Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa, stop for a swim in one of the property’s 3 mineral pools.
Enjoy the afternoon during a visit to Calistoga’s Chateau Montelena. Be sure to schedule a tour of Jade Lake before tasting the wines that put Napa Valley on the world’s best wine map. The Chateau Montelena ’73 Chardonnay was a first place winner in the 1976 grand tasting at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Paris, known as the Judgement of Paris. The results proved Chateau Montelena could produce some of the world’s finest wines and that California’s wine industry had come of age.
Enjoy a wine tasting at a boutique, family-owned Calistoga winery such as Laura Michael Wines or book a winery excursion with Calistoga Wine Tours. You might even catch a view of the regular eruption of Calistoga’s Old Faithful Geyser. Better yet, grab a to-go lunch at Sushi Mambo and head to the geyser cabana with a bottle you purchased along the way. Take a seat and enjoy the geyser, a bocce ball match, and say hello to the Tennessee Fainting Goats on site. No need to worry about wine glasses or chillers for your white or sparkling wines – there’s a picnic setup area with complimentary supplies. All you have to do is enjoy the surrounding mountain views as you sip and savor beautiful Calistoga.
Return ready to indulge in a Mount View Spa Signature Grape Seed Mud Wrap. This treatment features mud enriched with vitamins and antioxidants blended with crushed grape seeds from Napa Valley wineries. A light exfoliation is followed by a warm application of grape seed rose-hip mud and you are wrapped with warm towels and blankets. While wrapped, enjoy a gentle scalp or foot massage while the mud soothes and detoxifies your skin.
If you’re visiting town on a Thursday evening between June 14 and August 16, 2018, Calistoga Concerts in the Park is where you can chill out with a picnic takeout from one of several participating restaurants, purchase a glass or bottle of wine from a Calistoga winery on-site, and listen to some great music at Pioneer Park.
Day Three –
Go for a stroll downtown. Calistoga has shopping, galleries and wine-tasting rooms along its main street.
Be sure to stop at the Sharpsteen Museum to learn more about the history of Calistoga and the museum’s founder, Ben Sharpsteen, a former Walt Disney executive and Academy Award winning director. Toast to Calistoga at one of the unique downtown wine-tasting rooms.
Spend the afternoon exploring the Oat Hill Mine Trail or milling flour at Bale Grist Mill, and then head back into town to enjoy one of many happy hours available at Calistoga restaurants. If you’re in Calistoga on Friday evening, be sure to stop by Pacifico Restaurante Mexicano at 5:30pm for a live Mariachi performance and end your Calistoga getaway on a high note.