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Brannan Cottage Inn

109 Wappo Avenue , Calistoga, CA 94515-1136 USA (Show map)
4.4
89 Reviews
$239 - $289
per night

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About

Napa Valley's newest, most intimate luxury inn is an artful blend of authentic history and modern amenities. As the last remaining cottage from Calistoga's original “Hot Springs Resort” built by town founder Sam Brannan, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 154 year old icon has been completely restored and reimagined for a modern twist on Victorian elegance. Six unique rooms outfitted with the most in-demand conveniences and surrounded by gardens offer a relaxing setting from which to explore the delights of Napa Valley. Guests can plan every aspect of their exceptional stay with our exclusive mobile app.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.4

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Enjoyed stay

5 on September 06, 2013

Excellent stay. Historic Inn. Gracious owners and relaxing spaces.


Cozy travel back in time!

4.4 on August 15, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay. Doug made us feel real welcomed. The breakfast was incrdible. His recommendations of places to go were great.


Tranquility at Calistoga

4.6 on August 14, 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Brannan Cottage Inn. The Inn is very beautiful and Doug constantly strives to add thoughtful touches. He also scheduled our winery and massages!


2 days in Mud City

4.0 on June 06, 2013

The innkeeper, Doug, was very accommodating and gracious. The breakfasts were delicious with fresh fruit and hot entrées.


Lovely place to stay in Calistoga

4.6 on February 16, 2013

My husband and I have stayed here a couple of times now and will definitely return. Doug and Judy are wonderful hosts. Breakfasts were delicious and we were pleasantly suprised by the sparkling wine left for us in our room. Looking forward to our next get-away to the Brannan Cottage Inn. Denise, from San Francisco


Wine Visit Base Unit

4.2 on August 31, 2012

Highly recommended for location, hospitality, and value. We visited over a weekend plus a day on either side. We made the Inn our base camp. It was ideally suited and situated for our wine tastings. We did loops of Sonoma and Napa as long but reasonable day trips. We enjoyed the hospitality of Doug and Judy's historic location. The yard is a great place to relax and we had dinner in the garden with entree's from the grocery store two blocks away. Doug provided dishes for us to use and the perfect atmosphere was built in. On the down side, the building is old and creaky. Quite nice and stately, but it might surprise someone used to new hotels. If you think of it as grandma's house you can appreciate the history. Doug also was happy to share info and suggestions for dining and winery's. The hosted a wine tasting in the garden as well as snacks with it. It was great.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for staying with us and providing a complete review of your stay. We think you did exactly what we wish our guests would do--stay with us in a location convenient to all surrounding "wine countries" (you didn't make it to Mendocino or Lake Counties) and take adventage of the comfortable, relaxing atmosphere at the Inn. The "creaky" part--yep, the main building is over 150 years old!--but we do have modern amenities (WIFI, TVs with DVD players, refrigerators in each room, etc.). Glad you enjoyed your stay--come back soon!


Superb weekend of bliss

4.6 on August 16, 2012

My wife and I just got back from a long weekend at Brannan Cottages and is was exquisite! Location is superb (walk everywhere) the place is spotless, the grounds are very well maintained, old trees and shade in the garden area - great for outdoor reading and relaxing. What sets Brannan Cottages apart is the level of service. Doug designed and arranged every detail of a spa/wine tasting/dining experience and it was magnificent. He knows all the local spots and his recommendations were superb. So if you want to rent bikes, tour wineries, finish with a spa and dinner (or whatever suits your fancy) - ask Doug and he will make it happen. Fabulous!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the glowing review of the Brannan Cottage Inn and my services as concierge. I am really happy that all the activities/services we selected (with your input) all worked out so well for you. The "Calistoga Wellness Packages" that we offer may not always turn out so "perfect", but we do our best to help each guest get the options they desire. Come on back soon! Doug Cook Brannan Cottage Inn


Amazing 20th Anniversary Trip

4.6 on August 04, 2012

Had a great stay at Brannan Cottage! Doug and Judy have a great place to stay within walking distance of the whole town. This was our 20th Anniversary and we spent 4 days in the area. They were a wealth of knowledge and advice of where to go and what to see. The house is a beautiful, old world style, with an incredible front porch complete with a creaky board or two that add to the charm. Will definitely return to Brannan Cottage when in the Napa Valley!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your glowing review and for enjoying what we try to offer. Glad your 20th Anniversary visit was a good one. We look forward to your return.


Respite in Napa Valley

4.4 on July 23, 2012

Sweet historic cottages with floors, walls, furniture of the era. Old, but well maintained. Welcome "family" room with books, fireplace and treats throughout the day. Breakfasts with many choices and very friendly service. No air conditioning, but ceiling fan was fine for weather in the 70s. Quiet setting with outdoor gardens. No Napa Valley pretense here! Warm and friendly, accomodating hosts -- and setting.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for staying with us at Brannan Cottage Inn. We also appreciate your input via the review process; thanks for doing it for your recent stay. We're also happy you seemed to like our approach to B&B hospitality and service. I would like to make one minor correction: You indicated there was not air conditioning in your room. All of our rooms have window air conditioners (and ceiling fans) so you can manage your own environment when staying with us. If I failed to point it out when I introduced you to your room, my apologies. Glad it was a cool day for you! Doug Cook, Owner/Innkeeper Brannan Cottage Inn


We would give 6 stars in the dining category if we could!

5 on June 23, 2012

The Brannan Cottage Inn was a great 'home base' during our four days in the Napa Valley. The innkeepers were exceedingly helpful and the breakfast spread was always delicious. We especially liked the patio/garden area - sitting outside with some ice cream from town or some port and chocolate from the inn was the perfect way to end each day. Thanks! Beth & Jay

Innkeeper Response
Beth & Jay--Thanks for staying with us at the Brannan Cottage Inn. We appreciated your four day stay and hope the rest of your trip to California went well. Thanks also for taking the time to do a review--you've identified a few of my favorite things about the Inn. Glad you enjoyed your stay; hope to have you return some day soon. Doug Cook, Owner/Innkeeper Brannan Cottage Inn


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Rooms & Rates

Historic Queen Room

Queen room in historic 1860 building has unique decor and thoughtful modern amenities for the ultimate comfort and convenience. Complimentary features include in-room illy Espresso, flatscreen TV with HBO, Showtime, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, WiFi, and Frette duvet bedding & robes. Bathroom has marble & tile accents, rain shower, pedestal sink, heated floors. Garden view, entrance from porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Historic King Room

King room in historic 1860 building has unique color scheme, Victorian style decor, thoughtful modern amenities for the ultimate comfort and convenience. Complimentary features include Frette duvet bedding & robes, in-room illy Espresso, WiFi, flatscreen TV with HBO, Showtime, Netflix & Amazon Instant Video. Bathroom has marble & tile accents, pedestal sink, rain shower and heated floor. Entrance from porch next to 300 year old Siberian Elm tree, patio view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $249 - $309

Nightly Rate: $249 - $309

Historic Queen ADA Room

Queen ADA accessible room in historic 1860 building has unique Victorian style decor, thoughtful modern amenities for the ultimate comfort and convenience. Complimentary features include Frette linens & robes, in-room illy Espresso, WiFi, flatscreen TV with HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video. Bathroom has marble/tile accents, rain shower and heated floors. Patio garden view, entrance from porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Historic Queen Room

Queen room in historic 1860 building has unique decor, thoughtful modern amenities for the ultimate comfort and convenience. Complimentary features include flatscreen TV with HBO, Showtime, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, in-room illy Espresso, WiFi, Frette linens and robes. Bathroom has marble/tile accents, pedestal sink, rain shower and heated bathroom floors. Garden view, private entrance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Deluxe King

Elevated, spacious King Room in Brannan House on property has more contemporary decor, private entrance and deck, fireplace. Flatscreen TV with HBO, Showtime, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. Thoughtful amenities include Frette linens and robes, in-room illy espresso. Bathroom has marble/tile accents, rain shower and heated floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $279 - $369

Nightly Rate: $279 - $369

Deluxe King

Elevated, spacious room located in Brannan House on property has more contemporary decor, private entrance and deck, fireplace. Flatscreen TV has complimentary HBO, Showtime, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. Thoughtful amenities include Frette linens and robes, in-room illy espresso. Bathroom has marble/tile accents, rain shower and heated floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $279 - $369

Nightly Rate: $279 - $369

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Location

Location Type

Napa Valley, Foothills, Spa town, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) 75 miles

Directions to property:

From SF Bay Area take I-80 north to CA Hwy 37 west to CA Hwy 29 north past Napa (about 25 miles) to Calistoga; turn right on Lincoln Avenue (CA Hwy 29), go 0.4 miles through town, turn left at Wapoo Avenue to 109. Alternate: US 101 north across Golden Gate Bridge past Santa Rosa, take Mark West Exit, turn right and go over hill to Calistoga; turn right on CA Hwy 128 at bottom of hill, to first stop sign; turn left on Lincoln Avenue (CA Hwy 29) and follow directions above.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Wild Animal Park (Safari West), Old Faithful Geyser of California, Petrified Forest of California, Sharpsteen Museum, Oat Hill Mine Trail/Palisades, Culinary Institute of America, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

CD player, Copier, Fax Machine, Parking, Piano, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , Luxurious amenities include bedside charging station, complimentary Internet, electronic heating & cooling, Frette duvet bedding & linens, heated bath floors, rain shower. Media amenities include HBO, Showtime, STARZ, Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video. 2 rooms have fireplace, private garden entrance & deck.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Wine tasting and tours, hot springs spa treatments, art galleries, self-guided walking tours, hot air ballooning, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We have a strict no smoking policy on the premises
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Crib available upon request
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay minimums on most weekends and holidays or events
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First Night's Stay Plus Tax Charged 7 Days Prior To Arrival.
  • Cancellations: Must Cancel 7 Days Prior To Arrival To Avoid Penalty Of First Night's Stay Plus Tax. Cancellation Must Be Made Via Method of Booking. Voicemail or E-mail Cancellation Requests Are Not Accepted. Early Checkout Will Result in $50 Fee. No early check outs on Saturday arrivals.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Eden Umble

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Sharing my favorite hidden gems including wineries, culinary experiences, private tours, art treasures, restaurants & hiking and biking trails and history spots with guests.

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Meals

Breakfast

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Deals

Hot Deal

Winter Special

Regular Rate: $239 now $144 (40% Savings:)

Save 40% midweek (30% weekends) on a luxurious modernized room at this historic inn during our Winter Special. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine & wine tasting for 2 valued at $60. Book by 12/30/14; travel by 2/28/15. Blackout dates apply; may not be combined with any other offer.

expires Wednesday


Special Package

Wine Lovers Getaways

During Winter in the Wineries, save 20% on best available rates on our luxurious reimagined rooms. Included are 2 WIW Passports entitling you to taste and explore 14 fine Calistoga wineries during this two month window ($295 value per person for $50); come back as many times as you like. Mon-Thur, add your choice of relaxing mud or mineral bath ($130 value) at Baths at Roman Spa. Must be 21 to purchase; cannot be combined with any other offer. Blackout dates apply.

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Details

109 Wappo Avenue , Calistoga, CA 94515-1136 USA (Show map)

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