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Situated at the top of Napa Valley, the city of Calistoga is a warm and welcoming community, offering hot springs, dining, wine tasting and plenty of unique bed and breakfast inns. I stayed at the Cottage Grove Inn, a unique Calistoga Bed and Breakfast at the north end of Napa Valley wine country.

The three star Cottage Grove Inn features 16 adorable cottages, surrounded by lush gardens and ancient Siberian elm trees. Walking from your cottage to the main building will feel like you’re walking through a garden setting with bird feeders and fountains sprinkled throughout the property. You’d never know that this place used to be a motor home park back in the day. It has a wonderful location as there are so many things to see and do in Calistoga.

You’ll be able to walk to downtown Calistoga and the many restaurants. If you want to enjoy a picnic at a local winery, borrow the Inn’s bicycles and don’t forget to grab the portable picnic backpack that’s available in your room. The owners truly have thought of every detail, from in-room yoga mats (there’s a yoga studio across the street) to wine openers and glasses, even a blanket and a list of dog-friendly wineries for your picnic! Yes, the Cottage Grove Inn is pet-friendly.

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Cottage Grove Inn is a unique Calistoga Bed & Breakfast. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Each room is uniquely decorated and features a king bed, plush down bedding, and a wood burning fireplace. The hardwood floors are made from a salvaged whiskey distillery. All rooms include air-conditioning, but it’s best to grab a bottle of Napa Valley wine and enjoy a glass on your front porch in the wicker rockers.

“My husband and I love staying at bed-and-breakfasts throughout California, and this one is our new favorite,” said Grace Lombardo of San Jose, California. “The accommodations and support staff were generous in every way. Our room was immaculately clean and fresh and welcomed us with an immediate warmth and coziness that pretty much set our desire for sitting in front of the fireplace for a significant part of our stay! Every accommodation listed on the website was accurate and better than expected. We will definitely return again.”

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Jacuzzi tub for two photo © Nancy D. Brown

Romantic Calistoga getaway

One of my favorite features of Cottage Grove Inn was the Jacuzzi Tub for two. If this is a romantic getaway treat yourself to the spa package with bath bombs, soy candle and homemade soap from Napa Soap Company. The Innkeeper is really great about featuring local products and wines.

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Enjoy breakfast by the fireplace. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Cottage Grove Inn breakfast

In fact, Cottage Grove Inn uses the local Bella Bakery in their breakfast buffet. The complimentary breakfast includes hot items, eggs, waffles, breakfast sandwiches, grab and go yogurt with fresh fruit and granola and the famous Bella Bakery coffee cake and quiche. Of course there is a fancy espresso maker for your morning coffee or tea and fresh fruit juice. Enjoy breakfast on the patio or by the fireplace.

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Breakfast is served with coffee cake and hot beverages. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

In the evening, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. enjoy complimentary wine and cheese tasting in the main house. Local red and white wines are featured in addition to a charcuterie plate. The owners have long established relationships with many winemakers. They offer concierge service for your stay, including appointment only wine tasting, restaurant recommendations, hot air balloon packages and wine adventure packages.

 

 

Need to know:
Rates range from $295 to $525 plus tax; all cottages have the same pricing.  The property offers AAA, AARP, military and first responder discounts and is a member of Unique Inns. Perks includes on-site self parking, complimentary bicycles, happy hour, turn down service and spa packages. All cottages are pet-friendly for an additional fee of $50 per night.

Complimentary wifi is included.

Check in: 3:00 p.m.

Check out: 11:00 a.m.

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Portable picnic backpack. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Insider Tips:

Rooms 1, 2, 3 & 14 have additional patio seating in front of the cottage for no additional fee. It pays to be a repeat guest at Cottage Grove Inn. Every stay at Unique Inns member properties earns you $20 toward future travel. Additionally, Cottage Grove Inn rewards repeat guests with sweet surprises.

If you are looking for a spa treatment while in Calistoga, book a massage at The Spa at EuroSpa & Inn. I enjoyed a deep tissue massage when I arrived in Calistoga. Guests have access to the infrared sauna and the outdoor swimming pool. For additional insider tips follow luxury travel writer @Nancydbrown on Twitter or Instagram @Nancydbrown and Cottage Grove Inn Calistoga on Instagram.

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Book a massage at The Spa at EuroSpa. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

If You Go:

Cottage Grove Inn (707) 942-8400

1711 Lincoln Avenue

Calistoga, California 94515

Cottage Grove Inn Calistoga Bed and Breakfast review, YouTube video and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. As is typical in the industry, I received a complimentary media stay, however, all opinions are my own.