Classic Americana - A Napa Valley Stay at this property will transport you back to the days of barrel-tasting, boutique lodging and Polaroids.
An easy 10 minute drive to downtown Calistoga and Napa Valley wineries. Located on a private 25 acre estate, our Cottage is uniquely secluded & conveniently located from the Napa Valley, Sonoma & Alexander Valley, and Healdsburg!
Our 1500 sq ft 2 bdrm & 1 1/2 bath fully upgraded Home boasts the feel of a luxury cottage/cabin with an Open Living area with high ceilings and 2 true loft bedrooms**. (The extra 1/2 bathroom & outdoor shower will be available starting in MARCH 2018 & is located in the Carriage House across the gravel driveway).
IDEAL LOCATION - "It's the perfect spot to watch the daylight fade while drinking wine you've discovered earlier in the day" (Guest Review). The Home sits on the banks of spring-fed streams surrounded by old growth Redwoods, olive trees, expansive vegetable gardens with trellised table grapes, and fruit trees.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY – 5 persons with primary renter maximum age of 25. All guests must be age 16+ due to deep pools near the home. ** When Booking, pls. include all guests' full names and the reason for your travel to our family Cottage so we can anticipate your needs for a wonderful stay!
*The two loft bedrooms are separate but share a common door. Please note: Both rooms provide a partial vertical exposure to Main Lower (downstairs) Floor to maximize light and air circulation. The one (1) full bathroom is downstairs* on Main Floor. Our Cottage layout is best suited close friends and family!
The extra 1/2 bathroom (available March 2018) is located in the Carriage House across the gravel driveway. Our 1/2 bath is "off-septic" (due to County riparian zoning) and is equipped with Nature's Head Composting toilet (#1 rated in the US). Trust me, composting loo's have come a long way!
• 2 separate sleeping lofts w/ NEW Temper-Pedic (Cal King) and Posture-Pedic (Queen) bed. Bedding is 100% cotton sheets, European-style duvet. Lounge robes that are perfect for lounging on weekends are included. Home has an extra couch Queen Pull-Out in the living room.
• Satellite Hi-Speed Internet/WiFi & DISH 250+ channels TV w/ 55" HDTV Flat Screen in living room. 32' HDTV Flat Screen w/ a selection of videos in Main bedroom. (Satellite is our only option as Broadband/Cable service is unavailable in our area).
• Full kitchen w/ gas stove/oven, fridge, toaster oven, and coffee maker w/ complimentary coffee, tea & assortment of snack items! BBQ grill steps away. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need, from bottle openers to Riedel wine glasses to baking dishes - and for those purists, a functioning 1895 Wedgwood wood stove.
• Open Living area with Classic Leather and Maxwell Collection seating area and chenille throws
• Library of books, board game collections and home charging & security devices / smoke / carbon monoxide / motion detector.
• Oversized stone fireplace, hardwood floors with oriental rugs, high ceilings, skylights, & ceiling fan
• One Full-sized bathroom (location is downstairs) with country-style sink and ample storage. Stocked with luxurious Restoration Hardware Towels!
*We have made our home available to displaced residents of the Wildfires & donating a portion of our 2017/18 Guest Fees to our local Volunteer Fire Dept.
Please find below our most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for please contact us!
-- Can we stay for 2 nights during the week
Yes, of course, you can book Tues-Thurs for 2 nights! Please message us and we can send a pre-approval for booking. 3 nights are still required for weekends – this ensures that you have the use of our Cottage for the whole weekend.
-- Can children and well behaved dogs stay at the Cottage
Unfortunately our Cottage is not equipped for the safety of children under age 15 due to the loft/stair layout and our seasonal rushing creeks/pools. We also do not accept pets as there are some natural & predatory hazards for pets in our rural environment.
-- Where is the nearest Supermarket?
The CalMart Grocery Store is located ~3 miles east in Downtown Calistoga. The store has a nice array of specialty items (love the cheese section!) and organic items. Store closes at 9 pm each night. For a closer quick trip for milk, there is "More for Less" Gas station open until Midnight.
-- Do I need a car/driver?
Yes ...but Uber/Lyft drivers are available in the Calistoga area for rides to restaurants or wineries should you want to just relax and go wine tasting. We also provide a referral to a fun and friendly tour driver to arrange your specific itinerary for a half or full day of wine tasting!
-- Do you have a coffee machine?
Yes, there is a 12 Cup Brew Central Programmable Coffee Maker with coffee grinder available for you to use. There is also a Bodum French Press - let your coffee grounds swirl around, push the plunger down and pour the coffee right into your mug. It’s that easy!
-- Do you have a barbecue?
Yes! Prep your favorite meal and enjoy sitting on the covered Porch, go dip your feet in the nearby creek or play some frisbee.. and then return for freshly barbecued food. You'll be building up a good appetite with all the exercise you will be doing!
-- I’m hungry now! Where can I find a tasty burger in the Napa Valley?
Gott’s Roadside in St. Helena started offering the Impossible Burger on their menu recently! Meat eaters and vegetarians alike agree across the board: it’s SO delicious. Another tip: Gotts’ Pumpkin Milkshake is a seasonal local fav!
-- Can I have my groceries/packages delivered to the home?
CalMart does not deliver groceries. Guests have used Amazon Locker/Delivery Scvs located in Napa - 3682 Bel Aire Plz, at Whole Foods, conveniently located off of Hwy 29. This is the last stop for Big Box store for amenities before entering the Napa Valley!
-- How far is it to the beach/lakes?
We are approximately an hour away from the coast and 45 minutes to the largest lakes - Lake Sonoma and Berryessa - which comes complete with sand, boating, paddle sports, and swimming
--Do you provide wood for the wood burning stove?
Some wood is provided to start you off. If you need some more, you can top up at CalMart Grocery Store in town.
STAFF & SERVICES - Extra cost & advance notice is required:
Airport transportation / Valley excursions w/ private driver (Weber Touring). We provide a referral to a personal tour driver & guide to help plan your local wine tastings, Weber Touring. Our guests have used Weber Touring ($50/hr) for daily itinerary/reservations or simply driving for a few hours for wine tastings, dependent on one's budget!
Housekeeping (7 day+ stays)
FEATURES & AMENITIES
Hi-Speed Satellite Internet/ Wi-Fi & 250 premium channel Cable TV
Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast island
Formal dining area with seating for 6
NEW Dishwasher / BBQ Grill
Iron and Ironing board
Year-round stream and natural soaking pools Barbeque
POINTS OF INTEREST
Short Hiking distance to H-L-R Cellars and Hans Fahden Winery
3 miles to the town of Calistoga, Napa Valley
4 miles to Chateau Montelena (1973 Chardonnay won first place among the chardonnays & white Burgundies entered in the "Judgment of Paris" wine competition)
10 miles to the town of Santa Rosa, Sonoma Valley
6 Miles to Castello di Amorosa and Sterling Vineyards (for best views and architecture)
10 Miles to St. Helena / Beringer Vineyards / Award-winning Restaurants
16 miles to Mondavi (most detailed wine tour and best summer concerts)
14 miles to Sonoma County Airport - Passengers are allowed to check a 12 bottle case of wine FOR FREE on all Alaska Airlines flights; Serves all major hubs incl. Los Angeles; Portland; San Diego; Seattle; Orange County
75 miles to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) & Oakland International Airport (OAK)
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