3 Days California Wine Holiday

  • Cottage Grove Inn, 1711 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, California, 94515, United States

Overview

Calistoga Wine Tour

  • Wine blending session
  • Calistoga vineyard tour
  • Bennett Lane private reserve tasting and cheese pairing
  • Creation of own bottle of red wine
  • Sensory evaluation seminar
  • 2 nights accommodation

Enjoy a truly special day as a wine maker at Bennett Lane Winery in Calistoga! This private blending event is a most exclusive experience and features a vineyard tour, as well as a sensory evaluation seminar focused on Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah. During your stay, you will have the chance to create your own unique bottle of red wine using the same lab techniques and equipment a wine maker uses.

  • 2 days with instruction
  • English
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Each of the 16 private cottages is uniquely appointed with the finest quality furnishings, soft linens, and plush down bedding on a luxurious king bed. Sink into overstuffed chairs by your own crackling fire or restore in a deep-soaking Jacuzzi tub for two. Filled with character and charm, these cozy cottages feature reclaimed hardwood floors from an old whiskey distillery, vaulted ceilings with skylights, and a front porch with wicker rockers for warm summer nights.

The private blending is the most exclusive experience at Bennett Lane Winery. Your weekend getaway will start off with a vineyard tour and a sensory evaluation seminar focused on Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah, the principal components in Bennett Lane's signature red Maximus blend. During the blending, you will create your own unique bottle of red wine using the same lab techniques and equipment a wine maker uses.

Once you have finished blending, you will bottle, cork, foil, and label your own personal bottle to take away. This experience will be topped-off with a Bennett Lane Private reserve tasting and cheese pairing! The blending experience and tasting lasts approximately two hours.

In the evening, you can create beautiful memories at the wine and cheese reception, where guests mingle as they enjoy carefully selected artisan cheeses and favorite local wines. For a private alternative, you can enjoy amenities in your cottage and snuggle up on cool nights in front of your own wood-burning fireplace for an evening of romance.

  • Vineyard tour
  • Wine blending at Bennet Lane Winery

Experience Napa Valley’s laid-back luxury in your private resort cottage nestled amid tall trees and lush landscape at Cottage Grove Inn. Tucked into the charming wine country village of Calistoga, this tranquil setting is just a short stroll to restaurants, cafes, boutiques and galleries.

Calistoga is a charming and eclectic town at the north end of the Napa Valley and an excellent gateway to Sonoma Wine Country, Alexander Valley, Russian River Wine Valley, and Healdsburg. Guests can stroll or bicycle from the Cottage Grove Inn to restaurants, wine tasting venues, shops and galleries. The local geyser is a brief drive or pleasant bike ride away.

Activities
  • Cycling
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage nearby
  • Sauna nearby
  • Shopping
  • Spa nearby
  • Swimming pool nearby
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
Services
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Free bicycle
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

Enjoy a buffet breakfast of freshly baked quiche, homemade waffles, fruit smoothies, pastries, and specialty coffee drinks on the lovely patio, an oasis landscaped with fountains and birdhouses beneath towering elms. Linger with an espresso on your private porch or join friends in the sunny breakfast room as you gaze out into the gardens. In the evening, you can enjoy a wine and cheese reception, where you can sample carefully selected artisan cheeses and favorite local wines.

  • Attend local events
  • Go cycling through the area
  • Go shopping
  • Hike the Palisades Trail or Mount St. Helena
  • Relax with a mud or mineral bath
  • View the beauty of Napa Valley by hot air balloon or helicopter
  • Visit other local wineries
  • Visit the local spa
  • 1 Bennett Lane private reserve tasting and cheese pairing
  • 1 bottle of own red wine creation
  • 1 evening wine and cheese reception
  • 1 sensory evaluation seminar
  • 1 vineyard tour
  • 1 wine blending session
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Additional meals and beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Service tax
  • Travel expenses
  • Travel insurance

Driving directions from San Francisco Airport (SFO)

  • Merge onto US-101 N via the ramp to San Francisco.
  • Continue on I-80 east for about 35 miles (Please note that there is a bridge toll at Carquinez Bridge).
  • Exit onto Highway 37 West toward Napa.
  • After about 2.5 miles, turn right at Highway 29 / Sonoma Blvd (signs for Napa/CA-29).
  • Continue straight to follow Highway 29 all the way to Calistoga, about 30 miles.
  • Take a right at the stop sign in Calistoga onto Lincoln Avenue, proceed through town, and you will see Cottage Grove Inn on the left side of the road.

Driving directions from San Francisco Airport through Napa Valley

  • Exit the airport on US 101 North to US 380, left to US 280 North to San Francisco.
  • About five miles, exit left to 19th Avenue - Golden Gate Bridge and US 101 North.
  • At US 101 north, exit to Napa / Vallejo on Hwy 37.
  • About 10 miles, exit left to Napa / Sonoma on Hwy 121.
  • Go about 22 miles to stop light and turn left on Hwy 29.
  • Travel about 26 miles up the west side of the Napa Valley to Calistoga.

Driving directions from San Francisco Airport (SFO) through Santa Rosa

  • Exit the airport on US 101 north to US 380, left to US 280 north to San Francisco.
  • About five miles, exit left to 19th Avenue - Golden Gate Bridge and US 101 north, follow to Santa Rosa.
  • At north end of Santa Rosa take Mark West Springs / Calistoga exit, bear right, and follow Mark West Springs Rd. (Porter Creek Rd.) about 10 miles to stop sign at Petrified Forest Rd.
  • Turn left and travel about six miles to Calistoga.
  • At stop sign, turn right on Hwy. 128 and go about one mile to stop sign.
  • Turn left on Lincoln Ave.

Driving directions from Oakland and Oakland International Airport (OAK)

  • US 880 north to US 80 east (follow signs toward Sacamento).
  • About 28 miles to Hwy 37, take the Napa / Sonoma exit (also known as Columbus Parkway) and follow it back over the freeway.
  • Follow Hwy 37 for approximately five minutes.
  • At the third stop light turn right, this is Hwy 29.
  • Stay on Hwy 29 for approximately 50 minutes until coming to the stop sign for Lincoln Avenue, which leads into the town of Calistoga, then turn right.

Driving directions from Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

  • Merge onto I-5 north via the ramp toward Redding.
  • Continue for about eight miles, then take Main Street exit towards CA 113 Woodland.
  • Turn left at Main Street, then almost immediately turn left at Industrial Way, then take the ramp onto 113 south.
  • After about 11 miles on 113, take the exit onto I-80 west towards San Francisco.
  • After about 30 miles, take the Highway 12 exit (Jameson Canyon Road) towards Napa.
  • After about six miles, turn right onto Highway 29 towards Napa.
  • Continue on Highway 29 north for about 30 miles to Calistoga.
  • Take a right at the stop onto Lincoln Avenue, continue on through downtown Calistoga, and you will see Cottage Grove Inn on the left.

Driving directions from Eureka

  • US 101 south to Santa Rosa, Mark West Springs Road / Calistoga exit.
  • Turn left over freeway and follow Mark West Springs Road (Porter Creek Road) about 10 miles to stop sign at Petrified Forest Road.
  • Turn left and go about six miles to stop sign at Hwy. 128.
  • Turn right and go about one mile to stop sign and turn left onto Lincoln Avenue.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), which is the nearest airport.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Cottage Grove Inn an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by A traveler from San Fransicso,US

    "We went here for a quick overnight to celebrate a client win. This is a charming property tucked on the edge of downtown, within easy walking distance of the shops, restaurants and tasting rooms on the main drag. The quaint-looking cottages are quite luxe on the inside, with giant bathrooms, jacuzzi and fireplace. They throw in a wine tasting and breakfast. I should note here that it's $400 a night. Friendly staff."

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  • Review by a traveler from California

    "What an awesome place to stay. We had 5 couples who each enjoyed their own private cottage. Each cottage has a comfortable king bed, deep jacuzzi tub, flat screen, music system, fireplace, seating area, shower, and wonderful front porch. The amazing landscaping makes it very private, yet you are just one block from the great downtown area. Lots of spas, stores, and restaurants within a 5 minute walk. It was our second time there. The staff is always very nice. Every morning, our group would get together for their included breakfast to plan our day. Breakfasts include lots of pastries, cereals, custom jams, fruit, and made to order smoothies and waffles. After our busy day we would return for their evening wine and cheese offerings."

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  • Review by a traveler from Dallas, Texas

    "Expect completely delightful accommodations. The rooms were great and comfortable, with number 14 being roomy enough for the 3 of us. The hosts are very charming, and the delicious wines and cheeses in the evenings and breakfasts in the morning will make this an A+ holiday for sure!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Washington

    "We had time for only one night on our trip through Calistoga this time, but I would definitely return. Our cottage was absolutely charming. Units have their own reserved parking spaces. Porches are wonderful for relaxing with a glass of wine, surrounded by very pretty landscaping, bird feeders, fountains and flowers. I would recommend asking for a cottage away from the main road just because there is some road noise during the day, but all are equally pretty. The afternoon wine and cheese offering was generous, and breakfast was good as well. The bed was super comfortable. It is a very easy stroll into the main part of town, and also a very easy walk to the trail head at Oak Hill Mine Trail."

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Cottage Grove Inn is a laid-back, yet elegant bed and breakfast, providing most charming accommodations that will make your visit to Napa unforgettable.

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