One of the Best Resorts on the Planet Is Closer Than You Think Escape with your spouse to a resort experience you'll never forget with luxury you've only dreamed of. BY TOURING & TASTING
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The Lakehouse restaurant is an enchanting experience that serves local cuisine.
“ Each guest lodge has a welcoming fireplace, original artwork, Italian linens, down duvets, oversized bathrooms with a private outdoor shower garden, plus plenty more private outdoor living space.
Tucked in a secluded canyon amidst 157 acres of forested hills, Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort, provides an idyllic setting for guests seeking an authentic and luxurious Napa Valley wine country experience. Here, nature blends seamlessly with architecture, creating a unique feeling of intimacy in the wilderness.
Named one of The World’s Top 100 Resorts by Robb Report in May 2014, Calistoga Ranch features 50 private resort lodges, each entrenched in its own private setting, with all the creature comforts of an exceptional home away from home. Each guest lodge has a welcoming fireplace, original artwork, Italian linens, down duvets, oversized bathrooms with a private outdoor shower garden, plus plenty more private outdoor living space. Beyond deluxe, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom floor plans, there is a secluded two-bedroom, two bath estate lodge with 2,500 square feet of indoor/ outdoor living space, including a fully equipped kitchen and a Mercedes Benz.
Calistoga Ranch’s beautiful grounds encompass three inspiring hiking trails and Lake Lommel, a private spring-fed lake, where guests are invited to make two more joyful discoveries. The first is the award-winning Auberge Spa, a tranquil oasis that pays homage to the region’s natural hot mineral springs with soothing soaking pools and treatment rooms featuring garden showers and private soaking tubs. The sumptuous treatment menu includes a compelling list of options that incorporate local, natural ingredients like honey and lavender. The second discovery is The Lakehouse, the resort’s enchanting restaurant, celebrating the lush bounty of the Napa Valley with fresh, local cuisine—including fresh produce from its own greenhouse and chef’s "secret garden"—and an extensive list of regional wines.
It’s not surprising that many brides and grooms choose to be married here, where the unique venues include a lawn with views of Lake Lommel, a private two-acre vineyard venue, and a stunning wine cave. Calistoga Ranch is also a popular spot for intimate board meetings, small conferences, and anyone who longs to retreat into a sublime, yet natural, setting.