It’s hard to imagine a more ideal getaway destination than the Napa Valley at the moment. Fresh air, rolling hills, and activities a plenty. Regardless of what you are searching for, the town of Calistoga (and sister towns, St. Helena and Yountville) offer a Wide-Open Wanderland to discover and explore some of the best views, vines and wines.

Calistoga is a rustic yet refined town located at the northernmost tip of the Napa Valley and is renowned for its mineral-rich waters and natural geothermal hot springs pools , adding to its lure as a premier wine destination. We suggest spending the day wandering the hiking trails and taking in some well-deserved R&R with the following Wide-Open Wanderland itinerary:


Oat Hill Mine Trail

Oat Hill

This former stagecoach route is now a favorite hiking and biking trail for adventure enthusiasts. The views from this trail provide spectacular vistas of Calistoga as the crown jewel of the Napa Valley, and during the spring season, when the valley displays vibrant spring colors and blooming mustard, these views simply can’t be beat.


Indian Springs Resort & Spa

Founded by the very same man who founded Calistoga itself, Samuel Brannan, Indian Springs is one-of-a-kind for its history, as well as its priceless: natural mineral water from the property’s thermal geysers. Not only does this serve as a source of heat for the entire resort, it also provides guests with a therapeutic, naturally healing water source, great for the body, mind and spirit.


Chateau Montelena

A must for wine lovers seeking excellence, the setting is one of the most peaceful in the Napa Valley-a stone castle carved into a hillside overlooking a Chinese garden and lake and vineyards reaching out to the base of Mount. St. Helena.

End your stay in Calistoga, offering a range of lodging accommodations, from a simple comfortable room to a memorable spa resort getaway.

Calistoga is filled with some of the Napa Valley’s best views, vines and wines. So, if wide open spaces and beautiful surroundings paired with five-star fare and open-air sips is on your itinerary-and let’s be honest, if it isn’t, it probably should be-what are you waiting for? Plan and book your stay today, then all that’s left to do is lace up your walking shoes and discover this Wanderland for yourself.

Please note: Wide Open Wanderland has an unwavering commitment to excellence and cleanliness, as well as practicing social distancing and mask wearing. We ask that you travel responsibly. Reservations are required for hotels, spas, wineries and restaurants, with a maximum of 6 people per group.

For additional itineraries to enjoy during your Wide Open Wanderland stay in Calistoga, see the following: