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Calistoga go retains a yesterday charm in a walkable downtown much as it was when spa visitors arrived by train in the late 1800s. Centrally located between Napa and Sonoma counties at the top of the Napa Valley, Calistoga today remains the historic western hot springs resort destination for wine, water, wellness but now hosts many other activities. Ballooning to biking – you can do it all here.

Today there are more than 2 dozen spas and massage therapy salons in town ranging from basic to ultimate luxe. Just as unique as the town is the restaurant selection. More than 20 restaurants – Mexican to fine California dining – with prices to fit every budget. The general dress is casual; you might want to dress up just for fun at some of the more upscale places. Reservations are advisable, especially on Saturdays and holiday periods. And of course, the wine: over 30 wineries are within a half hour drive from central Calistoga. To your health! Wine map here

Our visit Here’s what we saw/did in our jam-packed 3 day 2 night visit. Enjoy along with us!

About Jan20

About

A National Trust for Historic Preservation Distinctive Destination go Calistoga retains a yesterday charm in a walkable downtown much as it was when spa visitors arrived by train in the late 1800s. Centrally located between Napa and Sonoma counties at the top of the Napa Valley, Calistoga...

Day 1 Jan20

Day 1

we drive to Calistoga go On a bright sunny morning we drive north up Route 29, through the fabled Napa Valley, to the “cork in the bottle” of vineyards at the very top: Calistoga. Beautiful drive mustard in bloom, many temptations along the way, but we keep...

Day 2 Jan20

Day 2

8:30 am breakfast Cottage Grove Inn Sheltered by the tall oak canopy, we cross the courtyard to the dining room where a copious breakfast buffet awaits. The fragrant abundance of luscious foods makes it hard to keep to a light regimen. Captured by fresh brewed coffee, freshly...

Day 3 Jan20

Day 3

8:30 am breakfast Cottage Grove Inn We choose between fresh baked breads/sweet rolls, juice/custom smoothie, fresh coffee/tea, creamy quiche and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with the morning paper before photographing the bird houses around the property and take a short bike ride...

Credits Jan20

Credits

Thanks to all who helped create this fine experience Calistoga Chamber of Commerce  Eden Umble Public Relations & Marketing Manager organized and facilitated the visit  For All Events  Joseph Cillo Publisher & Editor in Chief  Mary Buttaro Creative & Photo...