Area Events

CampoVelo: Napa Valley’s Premier Wine, Cycling, & Culinary Experience

The love of wine, food, and cycling come together at this special event happening in Napa Valley this spring. CampoVelo promises exciting group rides, exquisite wine tastings, and unique culinary demos to satisfy anyone’s palate. The event is hosted by Ride Napa Valley and celebrity chef, Chris Cosentino and will take place on May 1-3, 2020.

Three Days of Fun in the Sun

Man on yellow bike is being cheered on by a crowd of onlookers.

Dubbed as “more than a gran fondo,” CampoVelo welcomes celebrated chefs, pro-athletes, and the best vintners the region has to offer. Events cover three days and occur throughout the valley.

  • May 1st—The weekend kicks off at the Clif Family Winery in St. Helena where you can pick up your goody bags, enjoy a glass of wine and mingle with a variety of folks involved in this exciting weekend. Friday evening will also feature a sponsor reception at Vineyard 29 which will include wine and food.
  • May 2nd—Saturday will be a full day starting out with optional breakfast at the Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa (We think you’ll enjoy our gourmet breakfast in the comfort of our cozy dining room much better!), followed by a nice three-hour ride from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. There are several options for different skill levels and interests, including mountain biking and e-biking. If you’re not ready for cycling just yet, you also have the option to do hiking and yoga during that time. Lunch is served from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa. Choose from several options for wine tastings and culinary demos in the afternoon. Finish off the day with the “dinner of all dinners” designed by Chef Chris Cosentino.
  • May 3rd—Sunday includes another optional breakfast from the Ranch Winery in St. Helena, followed by the BIG ride from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Again, there are several ride options to accommodate skill levels and personal preference. Close out the weekend with the BIG feast from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Ranch Winery. A live band will perform, and you’ll have the opportunity to relax with a glass of wine or beer and take in the satisfaction of a job well done.

Experience Ultimate Comfort and Luxury at the Wine Way Inn and Craftsman Inn

There is nothing like the amenities we offer at both of our Napa Valley lodging choices. The Wine Way Inn and Craftsman Inn provide exquisitely comfortable beds (important after a long day of cycling!), well-appointed bathrooms (relax sore muscles in our jetted claw-foot tub!), and a quiet, cozy atmosphere that you’ll want after a day of festivities. Reserve a room today as these dates fill up quickly!

Living room of the Wine Way Inn with coach, armchair, coffee table, flowers, and fireplace in Calistpga, CA; Napa Valley, Wine Country

Vicki Lawrence Comes to Yountville, CA

Mark Your Calendar!

Beloved comedian Vicki Lawrence will be performing at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville this coming April and it’s a show you won’t want to miss! The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center will host this hilarious event, “Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show.” Experience this live performance that will revisit old favorites (i.e. “Mama”) and include music, observations about life, and stand up comedy that will have you in stitches.

DetailsA close up of a microphone in a dark room.

The show takes place on April 18, 2020, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through the Lincoln Theater website and run anywhere from $45 to $79.

Vicki Lawrence is truly a veteran of comedy. Her career started as a senior in high school when she was asked to become part of the cast of the legendary “Carol Burnett Show.” It was in the seventh season of this TV show that Lawrence debuted her most famous character, Thelma Harper, better known as simply, “Mama.” When her time on the Carol Brunett Show was over, she went on to star in, “Mama’s Family,” which ran for six successful seasons. Now Lawrence is ready to bring “Mama” back to the delight of her many fans who still watch reruns of this classic show even to this day.

Stay With Us

We are the best place to stay for this event! Our quiet bed & breakfast offers all the amenities you’re looking for in a Napa Valley getaway and our distance from downtown Calistoga, as well as the Lincoln Theater, make it the perfect spot to launch your adventures from. While you’re in town for the show, give Yountville’s best farm-to-table restaurant, Bottega, a try for dinner. After the show, make a stop at a local favorite, Pancha’s Of Yountville, to keep the good times rolling. When it’s time to tuck in after a night of fun, let us pamper you with our luxurious amenities and gourmet breakfast. Book your stay today!

Outside front of the Craftsman Inn in Calistoga, CA, located in the Wine Country in Napa Valley

Cooking Classes at the Beringer Vineyard Estate in St. Helena, CA

Imagine pulling a deliciously roasted chicken out of the oven of a beautiful Victorian mansion after you have curated and prepared the perfect springtime meal. You can do just that at the upcoming cooking class offered at the Hudson house on the Beringer Vineyard Estate in beautiful Napa Valley.

The Estate

Beringer Vineyards is located in St. Helena, CA and boasts being the oldest continually operating winery in California. Following in their rich history of hospitality, the Beringer Vineyards offer a wide variety of public events, including cooking classes from expert chefs. One upcoming class will hone in on light springtime fare prepared in their historic Hudson house.

The class will start with a taste of wine—of course—and a short tour through the Sensory Garden on the property. Then you’ll start cooking, enjoying plenty of wine and cheese along the way! The class will teach you how to prepare the meal, but it will also cover the basics of wine and food pairing.

The DetailsA table setting with a roasted chicken at the center and purple and pink flowers nearby.

The event will take place on April 4, 2020, at 2000 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The meal will include the following:

  • Cheese & Charcuterie, Seasonal Crudité (how to assemble & present)
  • White Bean Hummus on Crostini
  • Rosemary Chicken & Roasted Potatoes
  • Lemon Meringue

Tickets are $125 for general admission or $99 for wine club members. You can reserve your place on their website.

Just a 10 minute drive away, the Craftsman and Wine Way Inns are the perfect places to stay while attending the class. Rooms are filling up fast for the weekend of this class, so make your reservation soon at our online booking site.

Bring Home New Skills from Your Napa Valley Getaway

We are culinary enthusiasts here at the inn, and we love nothing more than to share the joy of food with our guests. Foodies will find a home here with us at the inn and in the greater Napa Valley region with all the world-renown chefs, restaurants, and fresh ingredients grow right here in the valley. So schedule your getaway today and come home with skills you can use on your own!

2020 Napa Valley Marathon in Calistoga, CA

Run. Sip. Savor.

It’s that time of year! The Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon are coming to Calistoga this spring, and you won’t want to miss your chance to enjoy luxury accommodations while you pursue running excellence. Whether this is your first long-distance run or you are an accomplished marathoner, the Napa Valley Race is a one-of-a-kind way to earn that coveted 26.2 sticker. The race follows along the Silverado Trail and is world-renowned for good reason – you will pass by some of the most beautiful countrysides in the United States. Your running spirit will stay high with scenic vineyards, time-worn farmhouses, and the unmatched Napa Valley air lightening each step.

Race InformationA paved road running alongside a vineyard while the sun rises behind.

The race begins at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020. With a net downhill of about 250 feet, this race is ideal for those wishing to qualify for the Boston Marathon in April. Though many experienced runners participate, this race is welcoming to runners of all skill levels, including those who prefer a half marathon or a 5K.

The race itself has twelve aid stations along the full marathon route, with water and Nunn readily available as you progress. Both the women’s and men’s winners (and in both the full and half-marathon) will receive an etched double magnum as well as a Napa Valley Collective case, which is a 12-bottle selection of the finest wines in the valley. Not quite fast enough to come in first place? You can still enjoy champagne to celebrate your accomplishment back in your room or on our multi-level redwood deck.

The Luxury Accommodations Every Runner Deserves

No matter your race length, the Calistoga Wine Way Inn and Craftsman Inn are the right place to lace up the night before and an even better place to celebrate after. Of course, if you’re here to cheer on your runner and aren’t racing yourself, there’s no better place to sip a glass of local wine and unwind while you hear all about the beautiful memories they made on their run.  Finally, take a much-deserved rest as you tuck in between your sheets, with no concerns for the bustle and crowds at other, less intimate lodgings. Book your stay with us now for this exciting race!

Outside view of the patio with two red wine glasses on patio table from the Spring room at the Craftsman Inn in Calistoga, CA; Wine Country, Napa Valley


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