Day 1: Grape to Glass
Welcome to Napa. Now that you’re here, you can take in all that the area has to offer! You’ll be needing a home base for your adventures, and our comfortable rooms provide an ideal launching point. Start out by exploring one of the many nearby wineries. Napa is famous the world over for its wines after all, and being in the valley provides a rare opportunity to go right to the source! Sip a delicious vintage while out amongst the vines, and who knows, you might just gain new insight into how that wine goes from grape to glass. End your day on a high note with a visit to one of area’s best Calistoga restaurants. Bring depth to the taste of wine with a food pairing and enjoy a pleasant evening as the sun sets behind the rolling hills.
Day 2: Explore and More
A day out exploring Napa deserves a strong start, and what better way to do so than with a full breakfast at the inn? Made in-house from innkeeper Gillian Kite’s own cookbook recipes, they’re sure to delight the palate and provide much-needed energy for the full day ahead of you! If you’re heading out, take the opportunity and enjoy a leisurely walk around downtown Calistoga. Have a bite at one of the local eateries and take in the beauty of the town. Afterward, take a chance on the experience of a lifetime and go up in a hot air balloon! See the whole valley spread out below you and take it all in, the perfect way to end a day while watching the sunset from high in the sky.
Day 3: Distinctly Napa Experiences
Feel like going back in time? Would your Napa getaway benefit from a bit more of a medieval touch? Well then, you’re in luck! Only 2 miles from the inn is the beautiful Castello di Amorosa. Built to resemble ancient Tuscan style, a visit to the castle is like a step back into the past. Enjoy food and wine events in the “Castello Style” in the Great Hall or take in the fresh air up on the Terrace. For those interested, we’ve got you covered with our specially curated package.
Want to stay active and see all the natural beauty Napa has to offer? Rent a bike or join a Sip ‘N Cycle Wine Tour of Calistoga, where our guests receive a $10 discount. End your day with a visit to one of the area’s premier restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a delightful romantic meal or simply need a bite to eat, you’re sure to find the perfect meal.
With all these incredible options, The Valley is the perfect place for any kind of getaway your heart desires! If any of these activities have stirred up a desire for beautiful sunshine and Napa wine, then let us be the home away from home for all your Napa Valley adventures.
Any lover of wine will tell you that nothing complements great wine like great food. A yin and yang of delectable flavor combinations that mutually benefit the other. For those foodies searching for that all-inclusive culinary experience, why not let our Napa Valley lodgings take out all the guesswork of deciding where to stay? That way you can kick back, relax, and focus on tasting the next great vintage.
Start your Morning Right
Both of our Napa Valley, California Inns offer a wide selection of delicious fresh and cooked fruits, hearty homemade granola and yoghurt, fresh baked scones and muffins, and a signature hot dish of the day. At Craftsman Inn, breakfast is available out on our front porch where you can breathe in that fresh morning air while sipping our own custom coffee blend served French press style. At Wine Way Inn, enjoy breakfast in the beautiful glass-roofed dining room or immerse yourself in nature at tables situated in our lovely garden.
For those guests who love their breakfast so much they can hardly bear to part with it, the good news is that you don’t have to! All breakfasts at both inns are made from Innkeeper Gillian Kite’s own cookbook, Inn Food. Take these delightful meals served at our Inns home with you and enjoy Napa-style cuisine with your family and friends.
Unique Culinary Experiences
More than just mealtimes for the morning, the area surrounding our inns has a wide variety of culinary options to choose from and no lack of excellent food for the discerning palate searching for their next pairing. For larger parties looking for a premium catering experience, Napa Valley Heritage Catering specializes in local cuisine with a focus on sustainably and humanely raised pork and offers buffet style, plated, and even whole animal cookery. You can also pop into their kitchen deli for great sandwiches, salads and their 18-month aged Napa Valley prosciutto which is not to be missed.
For those later risers, brunch at Auberge du Soleil is a Michelin star rated experience with a distinct Napa flavor. Take in the scenic vista overlooking Napa on the terrace and, for only $75 a person, enjoy a basket of pastries, three-course brunch, and a mimosa or bloody mary. With over 15,000 wines to choose from, selected by their Director of Wine, another visit for their exquisite dinner options would be the perfect end to a day of wine tasting.
Discover New Flavors
Looking for a few places off the beaten path? You may have never heard of them, but these two restaurants are sure to wow with their unique cuisine. Two Birds One Stone, located between St. Helena and Calistoga, is a Japanese gastropub serving Asian variants on classic dishes like chicken thighs and Wagyu beef short ribs along with Japanese classics like their own in-house ramen recipes. A visit to this little-known, but excellent, eatery is a must for any discerning epicurean. Additionally, a brand new restaurant, Gran Eléctrica, has just expanded from their New York City location and opened in Napa Valley! Serving high-end Mexican dishes with a diverse selection of tequilas and mezcals, you’d be hard-pressed to find better Latin-American cuisine in the Napa Valley area.
Want a keepsake to savor this getaway even longer? Besides the endless selection of wines, Napa Valley Olive Oil sells high-quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar to use in your own cooking endeavors. Whether brought home or given as a gift, take the taste of Napa as a memory of the wonderful time spent here.
Napa is truly a phenomenal vacation destination. With its rolling hills of vineyards, beautiful breakfasts on the patio, and decadent dinners overlooking sunset, not many places in the world offer an experience quite like the Valley does. For a first-time visit or a long-awaited return, stay with Napa Valley Lodging and let us provide the perfect launching point for all your Napa adventures. See you soon!
Imagine a wine tasting adventure like no other – sip and savor delicious wine in the impressive historical setting of Castello di Amorosa, a must-visit destination for anyone staying at either of our Craftsman style Calistoga inns. It’s an incredible sight to see, it’s only 2 miles away, and it’s a great value for our lodging guests.
Experience the History
Step back in time when you visit our authentically-built, medieval inspired Tuscan castle and winery in world famous Napa Valley. Explore multiple levels of our castle winery and enjoy a tasting of our Italian-style wines, all available exclusively at the Castello.
- Grand Barrel Room – The romantic, spacious and beautifully designed Grand Barrel Room boasts 40 cross-vaults with ribbing—crafted from ancient hand made bricks. The Castello wines are stored in this room, where they become immersed with the nuances, spices, and subtle flavors of the French oak barrels in which they age.
- Chapel – Gather with friends and family to admire our beautiful Chapel before you tour the Castello.
- Great Hall – Share the ultimate food and wine adventure with your family and friends – the finest presentation of food and wine pairings, blind tastings, and wine and food education events are held “Castello style” in the impressive Great Hall. This is the most highly appointed room in the castle, complete with hand painted frescoes, a working fireplace brought over from Tuscany, and long, hand carved tables stretching the length of this beautiful room.
- Il Passito Room – Become a wine club member and enjoy seated tastings along with cheese and charcuterie plates in the beautiful Il Passito room overlooking the Courtyard.
- The Courtyard – The 13th century style Courtyard is the heart of the Castello. Surrounded by walls of hand-squared stone and ancient brick, Tuscan-style breezeways and loggias, this space provides a picturesque, stunning and unique alfresco wine and food pairing – vibrant during the day, and majestic and regal at night.
- The Royal Apartment – Enjoy small bites paired with select Castello wines on the Royal Food and Wine Pairing Tour in this unique, intimate and opulent space.
- The Terrace – This is an ideal open air gathering place for alfresco wine and food pairings, with breathtaking views of the Napa Valley, Calistoga and Mt. St. Helena, nestled between the Castello towers.
Indulge in a Deal
Enjoy the incredible savings of our Tour of Castello di Amorosa Special, including transportation, a castle tour and premium wine tasting. Our very own complimentary shuttle is available to take you to the castle any time throughout the year, except for Sundays in the winter season.
“We had an exclusive tour including a food and wine pairing tasting, as well as a full tour of the castle. Not only did we meet the most amazing people that I will FOREVER keep in contact with, it was the MOST FUN I have ever had on a tour!!”
– Simply Taralee – “Napa Vacation”
Comfort, Charm & Cuisine
The Calistoga Wine Way Inn features eight delightful and thoughtfully decorated rooms with private baths. Take in the peaceful colors and soft furnishings that complement the original turn of the century style, with English and American antiques adding the finishing touch to these romantic rooms. Be sure to look for the “secret drawer” where many guests have left notes with colorful memories over the years.
The Craftsman Inn features the pinnacle of comfort and enjoyment, with rooms at are named for the surrounding mountains and cliffs of beautiful Napa Valley. Savor the best gourmet breakfast in Napa Valley, according to our guests.
Book the perfect room now at Calistoga Wine Way Inn, or Craftsman Inn, and start planning a most unique wine country getaway.
When our guests stay at one of our Calistoga bed and breakfasts, they are often interested in exploring Napa Valley wine country and experiencing the perfect wine lover’s retreat. But with so many incredible wineries, vineyards, restaurants, and more so close to us, it can be overwhelming to choose where to go. We know you want to spend all your time discovering the best of the best and not waste any of your precious vacation time. Thus, we want to recommend a wonderful option for the best historic wine tour you can find. Check out Stu Linden’s Guide to the California Wine Experience & History Tours for an unparalleled experience.
With extensive professional experience in the wine industry, you won’t find a better guide than Stu. You are sure to be impressed by his expertise and passion for the highest-quality wine in Napa, Sonoma, Russian River, Dry Creek, Alexander Valleys, and more. View a complete list of tours here.
You can now conveniently book your wine tour in our booking engine when you choose your room and book your stay!
$195 for 3 hours, $395 for 8 hours
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(Does not include transportation.)