Napa Valley is a premier destination for wine, food, arts and wellness. Calistoga adds an element of adventure, with nearby mountains, lakes and outdoor adventures. We are also the gateway to the Sonoma Valley where the Russian River provides water adventures.
Day One –
Eat your breakfast because you are going to need the fuel.
Hike or Mountain Bike the Oat Hill Mine Trail. Just at the end of the main street in town is the trailhead to this 8.3 mile long hike. Some parts of the trail are a bit rough and rocky, so a bit of a challenge, but visitors are rewarded with sweeping views of Napa Valley and on the upper trail, with volcanic formations. The trail passes through a diverse mixture of Oak, Douglas Fir, Grey Pine and Cypress. Spring wildflowers are exceptional. This was once the route between Calistoga and the quicksilver mines from 1872 – 1968.
Catch a refreshing shower at your lodging and get ready to go again. Rent a colorful cruiser bike at the local bike shop. Visit a couple of wineries by bike without ever having to go on the main roads. Stop to enjoy fresh bread and cheese or a sandwich you have picked up downtown on the patio of a small family owned winery while watching the lush vines. Enjoy all this with a sweeping view of the Palisades Mountains on one side of the valley and the Mayacamas Range on the other.
Indulge in a famous Calistoga mud bath at Calistoga Spa Hot Springs Resort followed by a long soak in the heated mineral pool.
You don’t need to dress up for dinner. Stay relaxed and slowly move into the evening with a glass of wine and food on the patio while listening to some local jazz music.
Day Two –
See the Wine country from a different vantage point – the seat of a kayak. Paddle down the Russian River, passing by vineyards, meadows, and Redwood forests. Check out a Russian River Adventures dog-friendly excursion, a Getaway Adventures Coastal Jenner tour to view the wildlife (with gourmet picnic lunch included), or one of Burke’s Canoe Trips. Bring a picnic if one is not already provided, and be sure to take time for a swim.
Back to Calistoga in time for a quick power nap. Take a leisurely stroll through town. Enjoy the shopping, galleries and wine tasting rooms as you check the menus to find what sounds good at one of our downtown restaurants. Grab a late night beer at Calistoga’s well known brewery.
Day Three –
Slow it down just a bit with a Getaway Adventures bike tour through the quiet and scenic northern Napa Valley. Cycle along famous vineyards and try world renowned Napa wines while enjoying stunning valley views. Your guide will talk about wine facts and local history as you bike the quiet country lanes. You may enjoy a tour, barrel tasting, beautiful art, 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.
Rent a colorful cruiser bike at the local bike shop. Visit a couple of wineries by bike without ever having to go on the main roads. Stop to enjoy fresh bread and cheese on the patio of a small family owned winery while watching the vines grow Enjoy all this with a sweeping view of the Palisades Mountains on one side of the valley and the Mayacamas range on the other.
The downtown Mount View Hotel & Spa knows the Art of Relaxation. The property features luxury suites, private cottages and an award-winning spa to inspire romance, rejuvenation and relaxation.
Spend your last night dining at Calistoga’s Michelin star-rated restaurant. The sunset view of the mountains is spectacular with colors changing from gold to pink to purple. If you are trying to go home a little lighter have the healthy, lighter dishes that will nourish your soul over the hearty cuisine that will comfort your body.
Enjoy the stars in the sky!