Calistoga is a popular “Girls Getaway” destination. Whether you are visiting for a bachelorette party, a spa getaway, a mother-daughter weekend, or just a chance to reconnect, you can pack light and plan to relax and rejuvenate 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. Many resorts include free cruiser bikes when you rent a room.
Check in to your favorite hot springs resort property. A few suggestions are: Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa, Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs, Calistoga Spa Hot Springs, Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa, and Roman Spa Hot Springs. 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, and they also offer relaxing soaks in mineral hot springs. Allow time to let it all go as you enjoy a deep tissue massage focusing on the deeper levels of specific muscle groups.
Alternatively, you could stay at a quaint bed-and-breakfast such The Inn on Pine or reserve a fully furnished, Craftsman-style bungalow complete with kitchen at The Bungalows at Calistoga, and book spa treatments at any of the hot springs resorts in order to gain access to the 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.
Just down the street, also on Tubbs Lane, you will find the small, boutique property, Envy Wines. This winery is home to a friendly, laid-back tasting room where you can unwind and get to know the local flavor. Or stop by one of the many tasting rooms right on Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga’s main street. Vault Wine + Artifacts offers not only tastes of a wide selection of beautifully crafted local wines, but also wine-related merchandise including unique wine glasses and corkscrews. Vault frequently features live music; reservations are necessary for private tastings.
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It’s worth waking up early to watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon soaring over the valley with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides for an unforgettable experience. Then, enjoy breakfast on the spacious patio 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 Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa, stop for a swim in one of the property’s three mineral pools and lounge in the airy Spa Garden.
Enjoy a wine tasting at a boutique, family-owned Calistoga winery such as Laura Michael Wines. Grab a to-go lunch at Sushi Mambo or a salad, sandwich, freshly made cookies, and other treats from Provisions at the newly renovated, historic Calistoga Depot, and head to one of Calistoga’s two spacious public parks, Logvy Community Park, or Pioneer Park—both within easy walking distance of downtown—and pick up a beautiful canvas wine tote made by Stellareese Wine and Collection at the Calistoga Welcome Center gift shop to carry your goodies and have a picnic!. All you have to do is enjoy the surrounding mountain views in the share or the sunshine as you savor beautiful Calistoga.
Head to Joseph Cellars for a tasting and tour of the wine caves, where you can also make an appointment to taste the unique wine produced by Tofanelli Wines, including Calistoga’s own Charbono varietal.