Chillin’ in Calistoga – The Best Places to Clear Your Head in Northern Napa Valley

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While a tub filled with bubbles and a big glass of wine might be the first thing that relaxation brings to mind, Calistoga offers visitors plenty of other ways to clear their heads and soothe their soul. Check out some of our favorite places to chill out, kick back, and bring some balance into your life upvalley.

Solage
755 Silverado Trail N
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 266-7534
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars; 908 reviews

There’s no place quite like Solage to experience the ultimate in relaxation. Their beautiful grounds, extensive pools, and excellent spa treatment menu offer guests a wide variety of options to find solace.

Northern Napa Valley is also known for it’s low light pollution, which means the view of stars is phenomenal at night. If this fits your fancy, book an evening session at the spa after hours. Their Starlight at the Bath House treatment allows guests to soak, steam, and relax under the stars in sweet solitude. Paired with their guided floating meditation, say goodbye to your cares as they ebb away.

Insider Tip: As a Premier Partner of WineCountry.com and Napavalley.com, Solage is able to offer guests exclusive rewards through our special online offers. Add a complimentary bottle of Solage’s private wine and a 3-tier array of assorted pastries, cheeses, fruits and artisan bites to your upcoming stay.

Click here to select date(s) of stay, guest count and number of rooms needed. No additional offer code required. If you prefer to book via phone, dial them at (707)226-0800 and ask to apply the WineCountry Offer (WCCOM).

Indian Springs
1712 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-4913
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars; 103 reviews

If wine tasting has tuckered you out, relax and rejuvenate at the spa at Indian Springs. Their Buddha Pond is a lush, green oasis of quiet calm. The enclosed, private area features a geyser-fed pond, palm trees, gardens, and outdoor fireplace lounge that creates a space for quiet meditation. Choose to lounge in the sun or shade, by the pond or next to the fireplace. Sip cucumber-citrus water as dragonflies skim the reflecting pool and sneak in a nap as the eight-foot, hand-carved granite Buddha statue keeps watch over the courtyard.

Insider Tip: As a Premier Partner of WineCountry.com and Napavalley.com, Indian Springs is able to offer guests exclusive rewards through our special online offers. These exclusive benefits include:

●Access to their Olympic Sized pool (open until Midnight)
●VIP Access to their venerable Spa Facility (contact in advance for reservations)
●Waived Resort Fee
●Complimentary Parking
●Best Rate Guarantee

Click here to select date(s) of stay, guest count and number of rooms needed. No additional offer code required. If you prefer to book via phone, dial them at (707)942-4913 and mention WineCountry.com.

Calistoga Fit
1006 Washington St
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 341-0388

Endorphins have a way of making you feel better immediately, but the only way to get at them pumping is do a bit of exercise. Get your blood moving with a class from Calistoga Fit led by one of Calistoga’s top fitness instructions, Donovan Almond. Registered guests of the Calistoga Hot Springs Spa are invited to book any of his high-energy fitness classes including, yoga, boot camp, pilates, and TRX, among others

Insider Tip: If you’re staying at Calistoga Hot Springs Spa, which we highly recommend, check with their concierge as they often offer discounted and specialty Calistoga Fit class deals for hotel guests.

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
1006 Washington Street
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-6269
TripAdvisor: 4 stars; 470 reviews

This charming property is one of the few places that offers a traditional mud bathing experience. With 56 renovated guest rooms, a full service spa, mud baths and mineral pools, it’s no surprise that the Calistoga Spa Hot Springs has been an institution in the valley for decades. Spa guests receive complimentary use of the naturally-heated mineral pools with 24-hour advance booking of a massage treatment or mud bath. Ironically, we’ve found a little dirt is the best way to clean away all those worries.

Insider Tip: For a real treat, experience a combination massage and bath treatment they call “The Works,” a true indulgence lasting over two hours.

Oat Hill Mine Trail
1800 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars; 21 reviews
Image Source: Napaoutdoors.org

If the idea of sitting like a quietly meditating lotus is a little too intimidating, try your hand at a walking meditation instead! Clear your head on this easy hike, taking in scenic views of the mountains and surrounding vineyards as you make your way down the path. Complete the hike and be rewarded with sweeping views of the valley. Although the trail is shaded, it can be warm during the summer, so remember to bring water – not just wine – and stay hydrated.

Insider Tip: Arrive early as there are a limited number of parking spots by the trailhead. Additional parking can be found on the nearby road.

Mayacamas Ranch
3975 Mountain Home Ranch Road
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-5127
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars; 27 reviews

Perched high on the hilltop ridgeline is Mayacamas Ranch. The 360-degree views of the valley wow guests with an awe-inspiring, natural setting that is perfect for a variety of group gatherings and workshops. They also host ongoing yoga retreats, meditation groups, and sacred unions. This unique environment is an ideal place to renew, reflect, and connect.

Insider Tip: If a massage is on your radar, let Mayacamas know. They can arrange for a massage therapist to come to you on the property. While there isn’t a dedicated fitness center, get your miles in hiking the on-property trail or a run through the surrounding neighborhoods to get your blood pumping.

Old Faithful Geyser
1299 Tubbs Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-6463
TripAdvisor: 3 stars; 741 reviews

Ground yourself by taking in one of the Valley’s oldest natural wonders at the Old Faithful Geyser. Its regular eruptions have delighted visitors and has earned it a place on the list of most photographed sites in California. Fun fact — they geyser has also proven itself to be a handy predictor for earthquakes. If the regular eruptions are delayed, an earthquake is likely on the horizon in the next few weeks. Grab some snacks, your camera, and watch the rainbows bloom on sunny days.

Insider Tip: Stop by Tamber Bey Vineyards next door and pick up a bottle for a geyser-side picnic.

Heibel Wines Tasting Room
1458 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 341-3551
TripAdvisor: 5 stars; 18 reviews

Image Source: Vino Visit Blog
Since their main winery is a bit outside Calistoga, it is a real treat that Heibel now has a tasting room in the middle of downtown. Their focus is on quality over quantity and seek to offer guests a family-style tasting. Their down-to-earth philosophy and passion for wine shines through in all aspects of their craft.

Insider Tip: Train buffs rejoice, this rustic tasting room is the only one in Napa Valley that’s housed completely in a renovated railcar.

Olabisi Wines
1226 Washington St
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-4472

Olabisi is the unique venture of husband and wife team, Ted and Kim Osborne. They pride themselves on limited production, handcrafted wines that come from one-of-a-kind vineyard sources. With a miniscule production of fewer than 1,000 cases per year, they’re able to pay attention to each of the wines as individual expressions of the truly incredible vineyards from which they source. Make sure you call for a reservation before heading over and experience their art of turning beautiful fruit into beautiful wine.

Insider Tip: Be sure to pick up any wines you love on site, because their tiny production doesn’t allow for distribution.

BIO: Nicole McLaughlin is a food and lifestyle writer from California. When she’s not in the kitchen testing her latest recipes, you can find her out exploring the wonders of fermentation in San Diego’s vibrant craft beer scene.


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