Embrace Calistoga

1139 Lincoln Avenue , Calistoga, CA 94515 USA (Show map)

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About

Reinventing the Bed & Breakfast experience, Embrace Calistoga is the new look and feel of Napa Valley wine country lodging. Yesterday meets Today: New in style - Old in charm and grace. The philosophy is a blend of old world luxury and 21st century amenities and technology. Antiques co-exist with modern design to create a harmonious blend of comfort and elegance. Built in 1873, the European-style luxury inn is located in the heart of Calistoga. Sit on the porch and watch the world pass by or take a stroll through this historical and quintessential wine country town. Nothing is out of reach...the only limit is your schedule and imagination. Calistoga and the Napa Valley are well known for great food and great wine, but there is so much more to do in this oasis. As an adult destination, the Napa Valley has many of things that you come to expect like golf courses, unique shopping and spectacular views and vistas. Outdoor activities are abundant and include balloon rides, hiking, biking, horseback riding, historical tours and race cars. Are you more of the indoor type? How does a cooking demonstration sound or a culinary tour or an unusual art gallery? We offer full concierge service to help make your escape fit you. Luxuriously romantic, the inn was created for adults to relax, rejuvenate and nurture relationships - the perfect Napa Valley escape getaway. Eat, Experience, Enjoy and Embrace.

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Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Amazing bed abd breakfast experience!

5 on September 16, 2018

The owners were very hospitable and really extended their efforts for the guests to feel very welcome. They personally served breakfast on the front patio and food was deliciously prepared. The room was huge and comfortable. It was a luxurious experience with a 'home' feel. I will definitely be coming back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for staying with us and also posting your review! We love to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your next trip "home"!

- Brent & Chris (Owner)


August in Wine Country

5 on September 02, 2018

We stayed two nights at Embrace and we couldn’t be happier with our decision. There wasn’t any part of our stay that disappointed at all. The food, the accommodations, the atmosphere, and the helpful/friendly nature of Chris and Brent makes it so easy to rave about our experience and to highly recommend this place to anyone that plans a trip to Napa.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for staying with us and also taking the time to write and post your review. We truly appreciate your recommendation! Safe travels....

- Brent & Chris (innkeeper)


Never disappoints

4.8 on August 20, 2018

This is my favorite bed and breakfast with amazing hosts who have mastered those special touches... luxurious bedding, gourmet chocolates, french pressed coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice just to name a few. I have been visiting Chris and Brent yearly since 2014 and I'm never disappointed. They treat their guests like family. Wine on the porch in the evening is shared among with exceptional suggestions on where to visit. And the gourmet breakfast in the morning is something you will be telling your friends about long after your visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for continuing to stay with us every year! We appreciate you taking the time to write and post your review. We look forward the the next years "Annual Embrace Family Reunion"! Safe Travels...

- Brent & Chris (innkeeper)


A Welcome Respite

5 on July 31, 2018

The hosts of Embrace Calistoga, Brent and Chris, have a warm place to rest and reflect in California Wine Country. The rooms are charming and offer an easy walk to the center of Calistoga. They have a great ability to make you feel welcome and at ease from the beginning. Not always finding it easy to just chat, Brent and Chris have a knack for drawing everyone into the conversation. In this case the conversation spanned the history and happenings of Calistoga, and suggestions for visits in the valley or sites to visit if your headed to the City. Our only drawback is an echo of the hosts and that is we only stayed one night! It was surprise and delight for food, wine and drop in guests at Embrace Calistoga! One more concern, if Chris reads this will he be checking my grammar and use or lack of commas. Thanks Guys! Bob and Nora Beach

Innkeeper Response
LOL! We love that you enjoyed your stay and your are right...one night is NOT long enough! You are now part of the family so we hope you will come back and stay with us the next time you are in Wine Country! Cheers!

- Brent & Chris (innkeeper)


Hosts with the Mostest

5 on July 31, 2018

This is our favorite place to stay. When we come, we are welcomed with open arms. Brent and Chris are always available with information about things to do in the region. There are hiking and biking trails, small towns to visit, and of course wineries. Brent and Chris are familiar with most, if not all, activities in the region. The wineries are places they personally have visited. They truly deliver on ‘the hosts with the mostest’. Breakfast is out of this world delicious. The wine and cheese are appetizingly trayed and are always wonderful. But that’s not the greatest part of our stay. Brent and Chris have invested themselves into every interaction they have with their guests. They are quick witted and are excellent entertainers. Thanks Brent and Chris for always making us feel like part of the family.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you again for coming to stay with us and also taking to time to write and post your review! You are a part of the Embrace Family...we hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

- Brent & Chris (innkeeper)


Outstanding!

4.8 on July 10, 2018

My husband and I stayed at Embrace for one night. It was lovely. The hosts, Chris and Brent, are excellent! They made us feel right at home ... and, the breakfast was outstanding! The wine and cheese were also memorable. We would be happy to return to Embrace the next time we visit Calistoga. p.s. The only reason I didn't give the room 5 stars was due to the lighting. Very dimly lit bathroom. Otherwise, very clean, updated, and nicely appointed room.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much fro staying with us and posting your review! We've noted your comment on the lighting! Cheers!

- Brent & Chris (innkeeper)


The Best Place You’ll Ever Stay

5 on June 27, 2018

The best way to describe this place is perfect luxury. All the reviews are true and there's not a single thing about Embrace that doesn't earn at least 5 stars. When you arrive you are greeted with a huge smile and a helping hand by Brent. He gets you all settled into your gorgeous room and let's you know the time for wine and cheese and breakfast. Brent and Chris have a wealth of knowledge about the area. They'll direct you to the best wineries and eateries that fit your personality and they were right 100% of the time. Wine and cheese at night was beyond phenomenal. Brent and Chris are absolutely charming hosts who are such a pleasure to talk too. It's a delight to sit on the worlds comfiest patio with the fresh air and just enjoy the company of the hosts and other guests. It's the perfect way to unwind after a busy day in the valley. I honestly don't know how to describe the 4 course breakfast in a way that will do it justice. The food is so fresh and perfectly prepared. Extremely well thought out and literally every single item was delicious and cooked to perfection. As foodies we were completely blown away and felt as if were whisked away to a fancy 5 star restaurant. When you visit the Napa Valley this is the only place you need to stay. The little touches such as a snack bag prepared for you every day to take with you, the finest soaps and shampoos, the amazing hosts, the fans and heaters on the patio, and so much more make it the ideal location for relaxation and luxury. We will definitely be back and we absolutely can't wait. Thank you so much Brent and Chris. We really appreciate you and can't wait to return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for posting your review! We have the best job ever...meet great people, pour great wines and make new friends! We hope to see you again soon!

- Brent & Chris (innkeeper)


Outstanding..exceeded our expectations

5 on June 20, 2018

Easily the best B&B experience we have had. Owners are very hands on and entertaining. They make amazing breakfasts and the afternoon wine and cheese is well done too. We will definitely go back. John

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us and also posting your review! We look forward to you return visit! Cheers!

- Brent & Chris (innkeeper)


Anniversary getaway

5 on May 26, 2018

What a wonderful experience! I will remember the delicious breakfast we were served on the porch for many years to come. Highly recommend!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Safe Travels!

- Brent & Chris (innkeeper)


THE BEST

5 on May 08, 2018

We've enjoyed the company of the Innkeepers Chris and Brent for the last 5 years. We love the ambiance, the company, and the grace and elegance of these two true gentleman. Their joy in what they do translates into even the smallest detail, the wine and cheese is the perfect end to a day in wine country and the 5-course (yes I said 5) breakfasts served never cease to amaze in their creativity, beauty and they are incredibly delicious as are Chris and Brent. Stan and I will see you again soon!

Innkeeper Response
We are always so happy to see the two of you and are so happy that you keep coming back! Thank you for sharing your review and your Embrace experience! Cheers!

- Brent & Chris (aka "the Boys") (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

King 1st Floor

This wonderfully spacious and luxurious room has a private entrance off of the side of front porch. Located at the back of the property with a private garden view, this room features vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors that are bathed in natural light. The room has a king bed with luxurious linens and fluffy down comforter and a romantic fireplace. The large private bath features plush towels and an oversized walk-in shower that is wheelchair accessible all surrounded by elegant marble walls and floors.

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

Nightly Rate: $289 - $389

Queen Suite

This wonderfully spacious and luxurious suite is located on the second floor of the Inn and features plush carpeting and lots of natural warm light. There are romantic street-facing bay windows where guests can lounge in comfortable chairs, enjoy a book and or be warmed by a flickering fireplace. The suite has a antique queen bed with luxurious linens and fluffy down comforter. The bright private bath features a shower, plush towels and elegant marbled floors.

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

Nightly Rate: $289 - $389

Queen Upstairs

This wonderfully luxurious room is located on the second floor of the Inn and features plush carpeting and lots of natural warm light. The room has a queen bed with luxurious linens and fluffy down comforter. The bed is surrounded by a canopy and faces a fireplace providing a sense of romance and elegance. The bright private bath features a shower, plush towels and elegant marbled floors.

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

Nightly Rate: $269 - $349

Queen Downstairs

This wonderfully luxurious room has a private patio and entrance off of the side of Inn. Located at the back of the property with a private garden view, this room features vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors that are bathed in natural light. The room has a queen bed with luxurious linens and fluffy down comforter and a romantic fireplace. For guests traveling with pets, this room is pet friendly. The bright private bath features a shower, plush towels and elegant marbled floors.

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

Nightly Rate: $269 - $349

King Suite

This wonderfully spacious and luxurious suite is located on the first floor of the Inn adjacent to the lobby entrance and features rich wallpaper, golden walls, original hardwood floors and bead board walls and ceilings. There are expansive street-facing bay windows where guests can lounge in comfortable chairs, enjoy a book and or be warmed by a flickering fireplace. The suite has a king bed with luxurious linens and fluffy down comforter. The large private bath features an oversized soaking tub, separate shower, plush towels and elegant marbled floors.

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

Nightly Rate: $309 - $429

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Rural, Small town, Wine country

Airport

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 65 miles

Directions to property:

From San Francisco US-101 N (Cross the Golden Gate Bridge) Take exit 460A for CA-37 toward Napa/Vallejo Continue straight onto CA-37 E Turn left at CA-121 N Slight right at CA-121 N/Fremont Dr (signs for State Route 121/Sonoma/Napa) Turn left at CA-121 N/CA-29 N (signs for State Route 121/Napa/Calistoga) Turn right at Lincoln Ave We are on the left hand side 1139 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Copier, Fax Machine, Parking, Telephone, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Computer, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Nightly Wine & Cheese Hour

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Policies

  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Only in the Queen Downstairs
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights Friday/Saturday
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night room fee.
  • Cancellations: Revisions and cancellations must be made 14 days prior to the scheduled arrival date in order to receive a refund. As long as 14 days advance notice is given, we only charge a $40 cancellation fee. As last minute changes affect us greatly we do not issue refunds inside of our 14 day cancellation period.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Chris & Brent

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

We love food and wine and think that the Napa Valley is the perfect escape. We have "retired" from the rat race to the tranquility of small town living.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Front Porch, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

We can provide special meals for guest with food restrictions with advanced notice.


Signature Dish

Leek Soufflé in a Gruyère Cream Sauce
The soufflé is served in an iron skillet with a Gruyere Cream sauce, Bacon Lardons and Maitake Mushrooms. Elegant and sophisticated and something unexpected for breakfast.


Recipes

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