It’s no secret that Napa Valley is known for its incredible local wine and fabulous food. Tourists and locals both enjoy indulging in the best of the best in our neck of the woods. Today we are bringing you details on two of our absolute favorites. Experience culinary perfection at the best value when you stay with us and enjoy these surrounding establishments.
Wine & Dine Package
Add some extra special touches to your Napa Valley retreat with this wonderful package. You can enjoy these elements in just 2 days or space them out throughout your entire stay. It’s up to you! Here’s one way you can enjoy…
- Arrive at the inn and be greeted by champagne and chocolates. (Value: $35)
- Head to dinner at Evangeline and have a wonderful meal together at this unique French Bistro. (Value: $100)
- Enjoy a fabulous breakfast at the inn the next morning.
- Visit, tour, and savor tastings from Laura Michael Vineyards. (Value: $50 for two)
- Then visit Tank Garage Winery and try what they have to offer. (Value: $50 for two)
- And finally, stop by von Strasser and Lava Vine Winery for wonderful tastings. (Value: $50 for two)
This is a $285 value for the price of just $129! You won’t find a value this fantastic anywhere else in the area.
How to Get This Package for Free
Stay 3 midweek nights (Monday-Thursday) through the end of August 2017 and receive this Wine & Dine Package for free. Mention Summer Special in the comments of the booking engine when you book online.
von Strasser & Lava Vine
Get to know one of the best wineries in Napa Valley!
Located in the heart of Calistoga, von Strasser & Lava Vine Winery offers a wide array of varietals in a delightfully casual environment. You can indulge in vineyard designate Cabernet Sauvignon from the Diamond Mountain District AVA. For those looking for a journey in wine, they offer alternative varietals from all over California. We encourage you to let them host you and yours at their brand-new winery!
You can still enjoy 2 free tastings here without the Wine & Dine Package by entering WINEFOR2 in the comments section when you book online through our site, www.lodginginnapavalley.com.
This French Bistro is an absolute must when you stay with us!
Evangeline’s menu features fresh, fun versions of bistro favorites like Croque Madame and Coq au Vin. Standards such as assiette de fromages and tour de fruits de mer are given new life in their interpretations by Chef Rios. Most exciting, perhaps, are the ‘instant classics’ of their own making, like beef tartare and Shrimp Etouffee. The menu layout is simple and clear, yet attractive and tempting. The flavors are big, bold, beautiful, and yet sublime–but “subtle” is not an adjective used to describe the food at Evangeline.
2 Days of Bliss Await!
Has work and everyday life gotten particularly busy or stressful lately? Do you feel like you need a break and some time to yourself? Do you not have time for a long vacation? We’ve got your answer! A picture perfect weekend getaway in Napa Valley is what you need. We have put together a fabulous 2 day itinerary for you. Just book your favorite room in one of our Calistoga bed and breakfasts. Leave the rest to us.
Check in and get settled in your comfortable room.
Visit a winery! It’s no surprise that there are some incredible wineries to see in Napa Valley. Ask your innkeepers for the inside scoop on tours, visits, tastings, and more. Learn more about your Wine Country Getaway.
Dine out on the town. Our inns are located close to downtown and there are many great options for dining out. We recommend Brannan’s Grill for delicious California cuisine in a great old building. You may even catch some live music as they have it most weekends! View our complete list of recommendations for dining in Calistoga.
Savor a delicious breakfast upon waking. We serve tasty homemade granola, fruit, and more. Enjoy your coffee outside and get ready for a day of fun in the valley.
Take a hot air balloon ride and see the gorgeous Calistoga views from the best vantage point possible. Check out Calistoga Balloons and book the ride of a lifetime!
Hit the spa! Pamper yourself and enjoy ultimate relaxation at a nearby spa. View the best spas near us.
There’s more to the Napa Valley wine scene than just sipping local blends. Get active and have some good old fashioned fun with grape crushing this season! Harvest is around the corner and grape crushing is so fun, it should be on everyone’s bucket list! Enjoy some laughs, get dirty out in the California sun, and make lasting memories with the people you love.
Join us for the harvest and crush in Napa Valley this August, September, and October during the peak time of year.
Grape stomping takes a step away from the original way of wine making and uses bare feet to get the grape juices flowing instead of with using a press. Historically, it has been part of the process of wine making but it’s also a ton of fun! On your upcoming summer trip to one of our Calistoga bed and breakfasts, check this fun activity off your summer to-do list and enjoy some laughs and fun memories. Dress casual and be ready to get down and dirty. Find information on the best wineries to visit near our inns. Most wineries use more modern techniques now but you can still find a few holding special stomping sessions.
Want to see wine country on wheels? Take advantage of rentals from the Calistoga Bikeshop and take a tour. Ride along up to 40 miles of scenic roads and stop along the way to taste high-quality wines at amazing wineries around Calistoga wine country. Learn of all the different bike tours you can enjoy here.
Expert Tip: Surprise your loved one for a birthday or anniversary with this one-of-a-kind experience!
Are you a major wine enthusiast passionate about wine making? Enroll in a 3 day Harvest Napa Valley Experience and truly see what it is like to be winemaker. This unique experience includes exclusive vineyard and winery field trips and hands on work at harvest time. Hand pick and crush grapes and soak in the sights, sounds, and smells that come with the high-energy harvest time in wine country. This experience is offered in early October. Find more information here.
A Monumental Event in Napa Valley Wine History
This year marks a momentous time in the history of American wine. We are wine enthusiasts here at our Napa Valley bed and breakfasts and are proud to learn of exciting times that made Napa Valley wine what it is today – we think you will appreciate this too!
On May 24, 1976, Stag’s Leap’s Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Calistoga’s Chateau Montelena Chardonnay beat out the very best of Bordeaux and Burgundy at a blind tasting event in France. The judges? France’s best wine experts. The results rocked the wine world and started Napa Valley down the path to being recognized as perhaps the world’s finest wine growing region.
Why are we particularly thrilled by this? Not only does it speak to why Napa Valley is so greatly known as a beloved wine country, but the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay was the winning white at the Paris Tasting and Chateau Montelena is right around the corner from our Napa Valley inns! Less than three miles down the road you will find the gorgeous winery. Visit on your next Napa Valley getaway and experience the winery that produced the award-winning Chardonnay and put Napa Valley on the map! Soak up the culture and enjoy a tasting or two.
Chateau Montelena has a philosophy… “Make the best. Period.” And that’s what they do. Napa Valley’s unique soil type produces some of the best wine. The multiple layers of gravel, sand, and silt are deep and well draining which leads to intensely concentrated grapes that make the deepest, richest, most flavorful wines. Spending time at Chateau Montelena will be an experience you will never forget. From the peaceful Napa Valley setting to the stone castle and Chinese garden, to the wines made by the same family that produced that award-winning Chardonnay back in 1976, you will love this stunning winery. Enjoy the best wine in the greatest location. Savor sips of the world-renowned wine in the tasting room daily, 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Get more information about visiting Chateau Montelena.