Hillcrest Country Inn

3225 Lake Co Highway , Calistoga, CA 94515 USA (Show map)


Rambling country home with breathtaking view of Napa Valley Vinyards and lush countryside. Swimming, hiking, and fishing on 40 acres. Land family owned since 1860, new house built in 1961 original mansion burned to ground in 1964. 6 rooms all with fireplaces and queen or king size beds. Home filled with family heirlooms, china, crystal, artwork, rugs, photos, silver and antique furniture. 2 miles from spas, wineries, golf, biking, hot air balloons and glider rides. 2 rooms have Jacuzzi tubs for 2 and we have an outdoor jacuzzi. Stocked fishing pond with canoe. A continental breakfast is included in room rate on weekends and holidays only.



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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.2
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness3.7
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Warm & charming

4.6 on February 15, 2013

I stayed 5 nights and it was like being at home but better. Million dollar views, hiking and beautiful property close to town, yet quiet enough to hear the tree frogs off your own private deck overlooking the valley. Debbie the owner is such a warm caring person and I'm coming back.

An interesting weekend

3.6 on September 12, 2011

I hadn't planned to spend the night in the Calistoga area but I was too tired to make it home. I tried a couple of numbers and was referred to the Hillcrest Inn. Arriving around 8:oo in the evening I was delighted as I stepped into the entry way surrounded by antiques. As I crossed throught the dining room I saw that the beautiful long table was gloriously set for 20 people, silver sugar and creamers on trays, goblets and beautiful plates, silver napkin rings, I thought to myself this looks fit for a queen. I was warmly greeted by Debi, who gave me a robe and showed me the jacuzzi and pool and directed me to my cabin. The furniture was a bit scarce, but the shower was hot, the towels clean and the bed which had a lovely canopy was comfortable. It was quiet and the air was clean. In the morning I saw that the property needed some cleaning up, but the view of the valley, the delicious breakfast and the sweetness of our hostess made me feel I'd like to come back for a week when I can.

Million Dollar View with comfort and complete hospitality

4.6 on February 08, 2011

We Just stayed there this last weekend and I have to tell you, the view alone is worth the price. It was simply breathtaking. The house is old and filled with family antiques which we enjoyed talking with the owner Debbie about the history of the house and her family. The house is a family heritage and was very apparent that the house was a part of Debbie. We also have 2 boxers that were able to run around the property at ease. This made us very happy and relaxed. It is often very hard to find places that are able to have dogs and be very happy to have them. The breakfast was wonderful, our room was clean and had a view for us to enjoy that was outstanding. Although the house did seem to be of need of repairs it did not take away from the warm hospitable presence that Debbie provided for us. We will be back to this special place that just transports you back in time filled with family legacy.

home away from home

3.4 on September 17, 2010

I just returned from my stay in Calisoga and I MISS Hillcrest. If you want an over priced, fussy, pristine, unfriendly place to stay... this B&B is not for you. Its kind of quirky and its got TONS of character, Debbie and her husband are warm and kind...their 2 dogs always greeted me and you can totally kick back or walk around the gorgeous propery overlooking the valley. I traveled there alone and felt really comfortable. good sleep, hot shower and hot coffee. fine with me.

very peaceful and the dogs loved it, too

5 on July 19, 2009

My husband and I stayed in the Shangra-La room for 3 nights. We thought it was great. True, the floor slopes, but that didn't ruin our stay in the least. The property was great for the dogs, they loved the pond and even warmed up to Debbie's dogs, Debo and Arthur. The place was charming and quirky. I knew what we were getting in to when I made the reservations. The breakfast in the mornings was good and we were able to meet and talk to people that were very very friendly. If we ever do another trip like this, we will definitely stay here.

B & B Nightmare

1.0 on May 25, 2009

My wife and I just visited the Hillcrest B&B on hwy 29. I believe that this B&B is giving the city of Calistoga a bad name. We have been to many B&B's over the years but we have never seen anything like this! We drive in the entrance on a paved road which quickly turned into a dirt road, the next thing we see are old excavating equipment, broken down cars, piled up soils with broken up concrete mixed in it, a place in much need of repair. It is a self register place so we go to our "cabin" which has paint peeling and flaking off the eve's, roof rafters that are falling off, half the room feels like it is falling down the rear slope, The spa tub tile is not complete, the rear deck is loose and falling apart. In the shower there is some shampoo not in separate containers but in a pump jug from Costco, the type you would find in a home bathroom (not for the public). The coffee is also not in individual containers, it is in a big tub like at home, again not for the public. The coffee filters are in a box on the floor with the coffee tub! The next morning we go to the main house for breakfast, we go into the kitchen door to find junk piled everywhere, the counters are totally full, not 1 square inch is clear, three dogs running around inside and out, the flooring is coming up at the rear door. For this kind of ambiances you would go to a run down trailer park. I can't believe we spent this much money for this! We could have gone to motel 6 and had better accommodations! I think that the city building dept. and the health dept. needs to make a visit to this establishment quickly! This B & B was very disturbing, and we were very disappointed that we could do nothing about it since there is a two week notice to cancel reservations. We think something should be done to this place to bring it up to standard. It is our sincere hope that something can be done.

Even our Great Dane was welcome

4.2 on April 22, 2009

My husband and I spent last weekend in the Napa Valley to celebrate his birthday. We were accompanied by our Great Dane, Shasta. We were immediately made welcome when we arrived. Debi, the owner, is a gracious and down-to-earth hostess who makes you feel a part of her family. There are no complicated rules about your dog like so many supposed "dog friendly" hotels. Yes, the house is cluttered and there are a couple of junk piles on the 36 acres of property, but the view is spectacular, the stars at night are magical and we were happy to trade a bit of clutter for those things. We enjoyed our early morning walk on the road going around the property. The person who complained in a review about the dirtiness must have come on a bad day. Our room, while eccentric and quirky was very clean as was the bathroom and Jacuzzi tub. I appreciate that when our dog woke us up at 3:00 AM barking at some critter that had wandered across the balcony no one yelled be quiet and when I apologized the next morning I was told not to worry, it was nothing. The breakfasts were excellent and you are free to use the kitchen if you want to cook your own meal. The best part is being trusted by the owner. She really does mean "My house is your house."

What a get away

5 on January 28, 2009

This is a place where you truley feel like you are home. Very warm breathtaking views and the price was right. I am going to be visiting again very soon.

Secluded and Special

4.2 on December 30, 2008

One of the most interesting B&B's we have stayed at. You must walk the property to fully appreciate. Debbie is a charming hostess and very warm and sincere. Fabulous antiques, glad to see they are being preserved.


5 on November 19, 2008

Its hard for me and my partner to go anywhere because we have 2 dogs. Finally, finally, I feel theres a beautiful place where I can go with my dogs and feel comfortable. Also, the hospitality was fantastic! The woman who I think either owns or runs the place was so sweet and basically let us have the run of the place. The rooms are sort of "dog proof" meaning that I didnt have to worry about them getting hair on things. The grounds are exquisite and the view is ...well...........I felt like I was back in Italy. This is definitely a place where you can feel free and cozy. Its got alot of charm. You have to know that this is a sort of rustic setting, very very clean and tidy, but its not Hyatt Regency elegance. If you want a beautiful place to get away thats cozy and comfy and where your dogs can have fun too, then I highly reccomend this place.

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Location Type

Small town, Wine country


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 90 miles

Directions to property:

2 miles north of Calistoga on Hwy 29 2 stone pillars mark driveway after big curve in rd. On the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Museum, National/State parks, Antiques on premises, Hot Air Balloons, Old Faithful Geyser, Petrified Forest, Spas, Wineries, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, Conference Rooms, Library, Piano, Telephone , Outdoor jacuzzi, mini museum, hiking, fishing on site

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Private entrance, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, On site fishing pond, Movie channel, Jacuzzi tubs for 2-some rooms, Antique Book Collection, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: after 3pm
  • Check Out:: 12noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside, on balconies.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited very little room, $5 breakfast charge
  • Childcare Provided: Limited only if available
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Dogs welcome ($10/dog/night) Cat OK inside. Kennels avail.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min Friday and Saturday and holidays.
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night deposit
  • Cancellations: 1 week. After one week it 1 night deposit will be forfeited in full plus a $20 cancellation fee.



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  • Time Served: 9:30-11AM weekends & holidays
  • Serving Location: main house. Su-Th self serve continental breakfast

Signature Dish

A Breakfast Variety
Friday and Saturday breakfast is prepared and served at our 12 ft antique table overlooking the lush Napa Valley.