Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection, Napa Valley

Rural romance is at the heart of this Napa Valley retreat. Enhanced by its perfect natural setting of 157 lush oak-lined acres, you’ll find pristine views and peace of mind here at Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection. The 50 free-standing and oh-so-private guest lodges reflect nature in its finest form, made from local timber the lodges seamlessly blend into their surroundings.


The ranch is nestled in a secluded Upper Napa Valley canyon, encircled by towering fragrant pine trees; blink and you’d miss it. Only a 45-minute drive from San Francisco International Airport, it’s a paradise in the hills for a perfect weekend gateway. Surrounded by some of the best wineries in California, be sure to get out and about and sample the finest Merlots and Chardonnays in town. Or if you’d rather hole up at the Ranch, the hotel’s restaurant has a wine list so large it could cover the walls. Pretty impressive.

your room

You definitely won’t find run-of-the-mill rooms here. No, the rooms at Calistoga Ranch are more like serene little sanctuaries. Ranging from the Deluxe Lodges to the Estate Lodge, each one has its own character and romantic charm. With 600 plus square feet of indoor-outdoor living space, the deluxe rooms feature idyllic terraces with an outdoor rain shower, hot tub and cosy log fires so you can unwind under the star scattered night sky. Rooms are decorated in relaxing muted hues to create a perfect and natural ambience. The grandeur of the estate lodge is 2,400 square foot of pure heaven set by a small bubbling creek, and with its own hot tub and kitchen, there’ll be no reason to leave.

why we like it

The spa is one of a kind, nestled away in a wooded canyon in Napa; you’ll find soothing mineral pools overlooking a creek and moss-laden oaks. Sample restorative organic treatments such as the deeply nourishing pomegranate scrub, or a brightening organic pumpkin enzyme facial, so good you’ll want to eat them. When you do get peckish, the gorgeous restaurant overlooking Lake Lommel is the perfect spot for sampling the divine local cuisine whilst taking in the views of the rolling hills.