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Calistoga Wine Way Inn

1019 Foothill Boulevard, Calistoga, California 94515
Innkeeper(s): Nicholas and Gillian Kite
  • Introduction

    Calistoga Wine Way Inn - Calistoga, CaliforniaWelcome to our Napa Valley bed and breakfast, offering the perfect balance of luxury and affordability. Enjoy staying just a short stroll from downtown Calistoga, featuring renowned dining, unique shopping and fabulous wineries.Converted from its original status as a Craftsman-style family home in 1978, the Wine Way Inn is Calistoga, California's oldest Bed and Breakfast Inn. The original adaptation and the loving care of the current and previous owners have preserved the best of the original architecture, while providing accommodation with period charm and modern convenience. Comfort, Charm, Cuisine!Calistoga Wine Way Inn front

    Located near the historic downtown of Calistoga, the inn is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the famed mud baths and spas. Napa, Sonoma and Russian River wineries are within a short drive, and the Pacific and Mendocino coasts are just a little further drive.

    Calistoga is located 80 miles north of San Francisco at the top of the Napa Valley and the foot of Mt. St. Helena. Calistoga, population 5,000, is a popular destination for visitors to the heart of the Wine Country and is best known for its geothermal hot springs and mineral water and is home to California's Old Faithful Geyser.

    Craftsman Inn - sister innLooking for the ultimate in luxury?

    Jacuzzi tubs, private porches, champagne breakfast, flat screen TV/DVDs and more at our new sister property, The Craftsman Inn, just a stone's throw away.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Nick and Gillian Kite for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    To experience the beautiful Napa Valley.

    What are you best known for?

    Fantastic breakfast from the pages of Gillian’s lovely cookbook, Inn Food (

    What makes your inn unique?

    Guests enjoying the house and garden feeling as comfortable as if it was their home.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    Perfect order and service as if by magic!

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Wine, the spas, and great food.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Guests who come back every year, sometimes several times per year.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Small family wineries.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

     Wine tasting, a spa day, experience the local food, visit the farmers markets, walk from Bothe park to the Bale Grist mill and buy some flour, visit the Armstrong Redwoods, ride the Wine Train etc. etc. Four days is not long enough!

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Dozen or more wineries, loads of great restaurants, all the wonderful spas, downtown shopping.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Our favorite restaurant is Jole.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 8 at the Wine Way Inn, 5 at the Craftsman Inn.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets.Try the Solage Resort.

  • Inn Offerings

    Calistoga Wine Way Inn living roomCalistoga Wine Way Inn features six delightful guest rooms all with private baths, and two new luxury suites. The rooms are thoughtfully decorated with peaceful colors and soft furnishings that complement the original turn-of-the-century bead board walls. English and American antiques add the finishing touch to these romantic rooms. You may even find the secret drawer where guests have left notes with many colorful memories over the years.

    Each morning we serve a distinctive gourmet breakfast that will delight your palate and your eye. We serve our own delicious coffee blend produced exclusively for us by the Calistoga Roastery. It is available for sale as many guests request their own "take home" stash.

    In the evening we serve a variety of wines from Napa and surrounding wine areas. We aim to provide wines that our guests will probably not find at home to add to their enjoyment of their wine country visit. Wines are accompanied by simple appetizers or a cheese plate, just a little something to wet the appetite before guests depart for dinner.Calistoga Wine Way Inn breakfast

    The building is complemented by the stunning multi-level redwood deck at the rear of the house. Always a wonderful surprise for our new guests, the deck and garden provide an ideal spot to relax and soak up the last of the day's sunshine while enjoying the views of Mount St. Helena and the Palisades. On warm nights, guests congregate here to enjoy the evening's complimentary wine and appetizers, share stories of the day's wine finds, or simply make new friends. For those preferring more intimate conversation, there is plenty of room to find your own private spot.

  • Breakfast Menu

    Calistoga Wine Way Inn breakfastWith experience providing catering, hotel dining and cooking lessons in Britain, France and the USA, the innkeeper, Gillian Kite, brings a fresh approach to Bed and Breakfast food that guests adore. At the Wine Way Inn, providing great food is a key part of building a lasting and enjoyable memory of your stay.

    Sample Breakfast Menu

    • Granola or Bircher Muesli
    • Fresh Juices and French Press Wine Way Inn Blend Coffee
    • Fresh seasonal soft fruits or poached fruits in wine
    • Warm from the oven muffins, scones or pastries
    • Lemon and currant scones, Apricot and pecan scones
    • Citrus poppy seed muffins, Blueberry and coconut muffins

    Main course of the day, for example:

    • Sausage plait - delicate pastry, sausage, sweet peppers served with scrambled eggs
    • Breakfast quiche - fresh seasonal vegetables served with apple wood smoked bacon
    • Fresh wild morel omelets with parmesan and truffle oil