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Brannan Cottage Inn

109 Wapoo Avenue , Calistoga, CA 94515-1136 USA (Show map)
89 Reviews
$125 - $285
per night

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As the last remaining of the 25 original cottages built in 1860 by Calistoga founder, Samuel Brannan, this Victorian themed Inn maintains its listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Featuring its original architecture, a wraparound porch, ornamental gardens and lawns, the Brannan Cottage Inn is a window into Calistoga's past with Victorian style guest rooms and furnishings. Brannan Cottage Inn features 4 guest rooms and 2 suites with amenities such as fireplace, high ceilings, and separate sitting area. Step outside the Inn and leisurely stroll into downtown, located only 1/4 mile away.

Rooms & Rates

Periwinkle Room

Down comforter, cherry four poster, queen bed, antique cherry furniture, private entrance, private bath - shower, wrap-around porch, looks on to patio garden, ceiling fan, air conditioning, fireplace and skylights.

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

Rose Room

Down comforters, mahogany four poster, queen bed, private entrance, private bath - shower, velvet settee, looks on to patio garden, ceiling fan and air conditioning, fireplace and skylights.

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

Amber Room

Down comforters, oak four poster queen bed, private entrance, private bath - antique clawfoot tub with shower, antique oak furniture, ceiling fan, air conditioning, fireplace and skylights

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

Sage Room

Down comforters, queen size bed, garden theme with wicker furniture, private entrance, private bath - shower, ceiling fan and air conditioning.

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

Lavender Suite

Down comforter, second story mini suite, queen size bed, private entrance, private bath - shower, separate sitting room with daybed and pull out trundle, television and air conditioning, fireplace and skylights.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Celadon Suite

Down comforter, second story suite, queen size wrought iron bed, private entrance, private bath - shower, separate sitting room with television and pull out sofabed, ceiling fan and air conditioning, fireplace and skylights.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

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  • Guest room4.0
  • Services4.7
  • 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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Location Type

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


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

Directions to property:

Exit Oakland Airport to I-880 North; follow signs to I-80 North, then see above re: I-80 North directions.

Also close to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Sacramento Airport (SAC). Santa Rosa (SRS) is actually closest if your airline flies there; only 25 minutes away.

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, Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone , Surrounded by Wineries, Special spa treatment prices, WiFi Free, Tennis courts 1 block, Hiking/mountain biking 1/2 mile, Walk to downtown

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Wine tasting and tours, Spa services deals, Shopping, Art galleries and artist's studios, Hot Air Balloon, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay minimums on weekends 4/1-10/31; holiday weekends year round
  • Deposit Amount Required: One Night's Stay Plus Tax Charged 7 Days Prior To Arrival.
  • Cancellations: Must Cancel 7 Days Prior To Arrival To Avoid Penalty Of One 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.



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  • Time Served: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Patio, Dining Room

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

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