Located at the end of the beautiful Napa Valley is charming Calistoga. The quaint town with stunning vineyards and underground thermal springs is worth the drive to the northernmost part of the 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 it's 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 Franciscoand 27 miles north of Napa.
Attractions in Calistoga
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 the 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 through a 400 acre wildlife preserve at Safari West and the visit Old Faithful Geyser to see it's regular eruptions. After a full day of local attractions, there are nice dining options such as All Seasons Bistro and Palisades Deli.
Annual Events and Lodging in Calistoga
Resients and visitors can enjoy the Jazz and wine tasting Festival every March named "Mustard, Mud & Music". May brings the largest Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival in the Napa Valley. 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. Rounding out the year is the annual Lighted Tractor Parade and Christmas Bazaar. For guests attending any of these fun events, 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.
Come Home to Calistoga
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 and her team of professionals are available to help you with all of your buying or selling needs.