Explore the Area
Unforgettable adventures are only moments away. Tour historic wineries like Chateau Montelena, built inside a Gothic-style castle, or Schramsberg Vineyards, known for their effervescent bubbly. Bask in our endless summer while hiking the Palisades trail, admiring fossilized trees in the Petrified Forest, or watching Old Faithful erupt above a flock of visitors. In the evenings, stroll down Lincoln Avenue to acclaimed local eateries, whimsical cafés, and cocktail bars, only steps from our resort.
Our Favorite Restaurants:
Authentic barbecue, delicious comfort food, and one-of-a-kind culinary experiences, Calistoga boasts a variety of great places to eat. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’ll find a tempting menu that’s catered to your dining ambitions.
Busters Original Southern BBQ
Popular roadside window doling out Southern-style smoked meats & sides, with indoor/outdoor seating.
Sam's Social Club
Sam’s at Indian Springs, named after resort founder Samuel Brannan, is the place to meet for food that is seasonal, creative and thoughtfully prepared.
Bistro for French & Creole fare served in a cozy, polished interior, plus a patio with orange trees.
Our Favorite Wineries:
The Calistoga wine region, in the northern Napa Valley, is known for its topographical medley and uniform geology, with bedrock almost exclusively produced through volcanic activity. Warm temperatures provide color and flavor in the wines, while the cool evenings assist in maintaining acidity and structure. Visit our local wineries and let your palate indulge in the unique upvalley terroir.
Castello di Amorosa
13th-century–style winery offering guided tours of the castle & tastings of Italian-inspired wines.
Established in 1882 by Alfred Tubbs, Calistoga-based Chateau Montelena is credited for helping California wine earn worldwide recognition. In 1976, Chateau Montelena was one of two Napa Valley wineries to come out on top in a blind tasting held for a who's-who of the French wine and food establishment.
Our Favorite Outdoor Activities:
Indulge in an outdoor adventure and explore Calistoga with a scenic hike, hot air balloon ride, and countless other activities the area has to offer. The climate is perfect for you to get out and enjoy!
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
California state park, located in Sonoma, Lake and Napa counties, the park offers a 5-mile hike to the summit of Mount Saint Helena from which much of the Bay Area can be seen. On clear days it is possible to see the peak of Mount Shasta, 192 miles distant.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Calistoga offers the rural nature of Mt. St. Helena, the tallest mountain in the valley, Palisade Cliffs, California Old Faithful Geyser and Petrified Forest, which are all a result of the geothermal nature unique to Calistoga. Float effortlessly over world famous vineyards and award-winning wineries such as Chateau Montelena, Sterling, Castello di Amorosa and Charles Krug to name a few!
Step back in time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country.