Located at the end of the beautiful Napa Valley is charming Calistoga. This quaint town with stunning vineyards and underground thermal springs is worth the drive to the northernmost part of Napa Valley. Calistoga was named by Sam Brannan, who once owned most of the property the town is situated on. It is easy to visit the town, park your car and not need it again until time to leave. The small-town ambiance and natural hot springs attract visitors to come and relax in one of California’s best spa towns. There are over two dozen spas and massage therapy salons in Calistoga. It is an easy drive just 75 miles north of San Francisco and 27 miles north of Napa.
Not only is Calistoga a fantastic place for spas and relaxation, it has great attractions for both residents and tourists. There are world-class wineries near Calistoga that offer tours, including the tasting tour at Schramsberg winery. Another fun tour is to the Villa Ca’Toga house of Italian artist, Carlo Marchiori. The artist’s works are available for view in his downtown gallery, Ca’Toga Gallery. More galleries can be found along Lincoln Avenue, as well as, bookstores and other shopping opportunities. Families can enjoy a mini-safari though a 400-acre wildlife preserve at Safari West and then visit the Old Faithful Geyser to see its regular eruptions. After a full day of local attractions, there are nice dining options, such as All Seasons Bistro and Palisades Deli.
Residents and visitors can enjoy the Jazz and wine tasting Festival every March named “Mustard Mud and Music.” May brings the largest Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival in Napa. Next comes a week-long event held over the 4th of July weekend, which is the Napa County Fair. For auto enthusiasts there is the annual Cruisin’ Calistoga car show and beer and wine festival. And rounding out the year is the annual Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade and Christmas Bazaar. For guests attending any of these fun festivals, there are great lodging options. There are resorts, inns, hotels and cozy B&B’s to choose from, such as, Calistoga Ranch, Cottage Grove Inn, Dr. Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort, Euro Spa and Inn, Golden Haven, Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort, Stevenson Manor Inn, Bear Flag Inn, Chateau de Vie Bed and Breakfast, Foothill House Bed and Breakfast, and many more.
Calistoga, California is a cozy town to call home. The homes in the Calistoga real estate market vary in style and price to suit any buyer’s personal tastes. This cozy, close-knit town with fun activities and relaxing spas is just waiting for you to call it home. Terry Wunderlich at Napawunder.com is available with her team of expert real estate agents to help you out in your Napa buying or selling needs.