by Lissa Poirot
This 16-acre resort in Napa Valley’s Calistoga is a traditional resort with amenities to lure guests away for the weekend or an extended vacation. Its expansive property includes gardens and walking paths, as well as lawn games like Bocce ball, shuffleboard and croquet. Bikes are available to borrow and guests are invited to swim in the mineral pool with poolside fireplace. A kids’ play area, labyrinth and hammock garden also beckon. Onsite dining is available at Sam’s Social Club, which is open for weekday breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., weekend brunch from 8:20 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., weekday lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., snacks between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m., and dinner from 5:30 on.
In guest rooms, you will find flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi and bottled water. Cottages and bungalows have refrigerators and coffee makers, and the Merchant House and Hill House have full kitchens. The 1930s Spanish-style Lodge only offers queen rooms. In 2014, the View Rooms were added and offer queen and king rooms. The Cottages are the property’s original accommodations and provide studio and two-bedroom options with living rooms and porches. The Bungalows, also added in 2014, are three two-bedroom bungalows with private gardens. The two houses available are stand-alone houses with full resort amenities and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Hill House features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, while Merchant House provides three bedrooms.
Our Editor Loves
- A variety of accommodation styles for multiple guests
- Free Wi-Fi
- Two swimming pools
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We come here often and find that they are often construction. The same construction noises were there at the same time last year. The construction is in one area so it's not like the whole resort was noisy but any room near the cabins or palm view rooms had to endure the construction noise. We had no warning about the noise. The pool and grounds are wonderful but that much noise is a bit much for a spa environment meant to relax. Hard to relax with coffee in the morning when rocks are being dumped into a truck a few feet away.
A sacred place of healing and tranquility. One of my most favorite places ever! The Pool is magical and so relaxing. I love the bikes for getting around town and the staff is super sweet. A great couples retreat or girls weekend destination.