I cannot express enough about the level of luxury you get at this place. We stayed here 3 years ago, just my hubby and I, in their upper King suite. And we have just stayed at this place again with our 2-year old daughter in the King cottage. Wow! Wow! Wow! The place is so clean, pretty, authentic. The bedding is comfy. The fixtures are new. The bathroom in the King cottage is huge. The house is beautiful, just like a small noble home. You can walk freely anywhere in the house, including kitchen, and take whatever you want from there whenever you want. Wine is constantly available in the kitchen. Cheese is also available. Upon request, they will serve you a plate of cheese, fruits and crackers with wine. And this will be done at any time in the afternoon, regardless of what their web site says. Breakfast deserves a separate paragraph...
The breakfast is so full of amazingly prepared fresh food! You get home made scones, muffins, omelet, egg benedicts, fresh green salad with vegetables not from Safeway, but from the farmer's market, juice, coffee, tea. I am now on a very strict diet due to a health issue, and Philip accommodated each request of mine, even more. They do say that breakfast is served at 9, but you can get it earlier or later, whenever you want. I remember 3 years ago we were on a honey moon, and did not come out for breakfast. Philip knocked at our door at 12pm and proposed brining food into our room. Can you imagine??? Where else will someone be so patient and caring about you?
The owners, Philip and Peter, live in a separate little cottage, so you feel almost like owners yourself.
The pool is heated to 80-82F, Jacuzzi will be heated upon your request to the temperature of your request up until 12am. The sign there says Jacuzzi will be heated from 4pm, but they will do it any time in the morning.
The surroundings are beautiful also. The vineyards are pretty and very neat. You can take a nice walk in them and enjoy fresh air and the view of the hills.
You can visit the Old Faithful Geyser which is 5 minutes drive from the Chateau. Another 5 minutes of drive will take you to a very nice Petrified Forest.
Calistoga downtown is right there as well, just 3 minutes drive from the Chateau.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just minutes from downtown Calistoga, surrounded by acres of vineyards, Chateau de Vie welcomes you into a world of understated elegance. As you enter our gates, lush formal gardens of lavender and quiet sophistication greet you. Built with old European charm, the Chateau has been enhanced with rich earth and jewel tones. Influenced by California unique heritage and the Napa Valley’s beauty, the Chateau has been furnished with your comfort in mind. Comfortable queen and king size beds, lush towels, oversized robes and the finest in linens.Quiet personal attention… magnificent views. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chateau De Vie b&b
- Chateau De Vie Hotel Calistoga