If you haven’t been to Napa Valley wine country lately, there’s a new kid in town and this luxury inn is certainly worth checking out. While The Chanric Inn has been firmly rooted in Calistoga, California since 1876, it wasn’t until co-owners Joel Haddad and Jean Marc (Jim) Dollard took over the 18th century farm house in 2012 that the inn showed its true colors.
Seven room Chanric Inn
This gem of a bed and breakfast offers seven unique rooms in up valley Northern California wine country. If you love a two person Jacuzzi in your room, you’ll want to book room #7. This room is also ADA compliant for special needs guests. My room, #6, was located downstairs, with instant access to the front yard garden terrace. It offered a king bed with a wonderful mattress and good quality Egyptian cotton bedding.
Chanric Inn is Napa Valley favorite
Having just returned from Portugal, I appreciated the lovely white marble in the bathroom showers, as well as the rain shower head.
If you look to Trip Advisor for hotel reviews, you’ll see that Chanric Inn as a favorite in Napa Valley wine country. The level of service from the owners is intuitive and personable. I loved the package of milk chocolate toffee left on my pillow from San Francisco candy producer Toffee Talk. Sweet dreams are guaranteed at The Chanric Inn.
Chanric Inn 18th century farm house
The charming farm house has been totally revamped from floor to ceiling, including adding open stairwells, enlarging bathrooms and installing sky lights, as well as platform king beds in all rooms, save one queen bedroom upstairs.
Bed and breakfast at Chanric Inn
As my regular readers know, I do not enjoy cooking. Needless to say, I loved The Chanric Inn’s gourmet three-course breakfast. Coffee is available for guests beginning at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast served from 8:30 – 10:30- a.m. outdoors on the patio or next to the light and airy kitchen.
My breakfast offered Tuscan cantaloupe, French milk sausage, home made bread, blueberries in coconut cream and a fresh squeezed blend of watermelon and orange juice.
Upon arrival guests are greeted with a glass of sparkling wine. In the evening light refreshments are served, along with local Napa Valley wine.
Outdoor living in Calistoga
The Chanric Inn offers a swimming pool and hot tub behind the farm house. My personal suggestion, book a couples massage in the on-property spa room, then grab a bottle of wine and head outside to the patio.
Need to know:
There is a two night minimum at The Chanric Inn on Friday and Saturday nights. The owners live on property, so check in times are flexible. The Chanric Inn is pet-friendly with a $50 nightly fee for your four-legged friend.
Check-in time: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Looking for restaurant recommendations in downtown Calistoga? Brannan’s is a great place for classic Americana cuisine.
For additional insider tips follow Luxury Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown on Twitter and Chanric Inn @theChanricInn.
If You Go:
The Chanric Inn (707) 942-4535 or (877) 281-3671
1805 Foothill Boulevard
Calistoga, CA, 94515
I was a guest of The Chanric Inn.