Experience the best of Calistoga by staying at one of the larger lodging properties where you can book a block of rooms for your whole group such as Best Western PLUS Stevenson Manor, UpValley Inn & Hot Springs, or Indian Springs Resort & Spa. Alternatively, opt for a unique private party venue like The Bungalows at Calistoga, Aurora Park Cottages, or Lawer Family Vineyard Properties.
Begin your exploration at the Sharpsteen Museum, where you’ll immerse yourself in Calistoga’s Old West history. Then, visit laidback wineries like Madrigal Family Winery, Girard Winery, and Clos Pegas Winery & Tasting Room all on Dunaweal Lane, offering not only exceptional wines but also a beautiful view of the palisades.
Indulge in lunch at Buster’s BBQ, savoring their mouthwatering pulled pork or tri-tip sandwiches with baked beans. Afterward, head to Old Faithful Geyser for a picnic with a growler of beer from Calistoga Inn, Restaurant & Brewery or a bottle of wine. Don’t miss the challenge of trying to make the Tennessee fainting goats actually faint!
Make a stop at Tank Garage Winery, a tasting room housed in a stylish 1930s-designed gas station, and fill your glass with unique blended wines. Take a short walk to LOLA Wines for a tasting of exceptional organic wines.
Unwind during happy hour at Sam’s Social Club, enjoying a glass of locally-made craft beer. As the sun sets, soak up the atmosphere by the outdoor fire-pit before heading to Johnny’s Restaurant & Bar, for some late-night vibes.
Start your day with a hearty country fried steak breakfast at Café Sarafornia. Burn off those calories with a hike along the Oat Hill Mine Trail, where you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Napa Valley. Alternatively, book a Sip ‘n’ Cycle bike tour through Getaway Adventures to visit three to four wineries.
When it’s time for wine tasting, hop on the Calistoga Shuttle and visit Castello di Amorosa, a Tuscan castle winery. Pose for unforgettable photos in the torture chamber or on the high walls overlooking the valley.
Enjoy lunch at Hydro Bar & Grill, savoring their acclaimed “best burger in Calistoga” at the high-top tables. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll through downtown and explore the shopping scene, with a must-stops at Picayune Cellars & Mercantile, Blackbird, and Mad Mod Shop.
In the afternoon, indulge in a unique mud experience at MoonAcre Spa and Baths. Mix your own mud using swimwear as your fashion attire and enjoy a group spa treatment in the sunny spa garden. Once your mud is dry, rinse off under the outdoor shower and join the epic weekly pool party called Adult Swim at Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa, featuring music, refreshments (including local wines), floaties, and water volleyball games.
As you work up an appetite for dinner, head to Sushi Mambo for spicy Diablo rolls or share sushi combos with the group.
Kickstart your last day with a morning workout at Fitness First, a local gym, followed by coffee and pastries at Bella Bakery. Schedule a group winery tour with Platypus Wine Tours, allowing you to enjoy the wine without worrying about driving. Before heading home, make a final stop at Calistoga Creamery for a delightful soft serve or scoop of ice cream in a handmade waffle cone. Reflect on the amazing memories you’ve created in Calistoga before bidding farewell to this enchanting destination.