Health Spas, Spectacular Views, and Luxury Resorts
Best known for its hot springs, spas and luxury resorts, Calistoga is the northernmost town in the Napa Valley and home to approximately 5,000 residents.
Calistoga was founded in 1885 by Samual Brannan, California’s first certified millionaire. Brannan purchased 2000 acres here and opened the area’s first spa in 1862. With the completion of a railroad six years later and bringing the rich and famous from San Francisco, the spa and town prospered. Today, named a “Distinctive Designation” by the National Trust For Historic Preservation, Calistoga enjoys a rich history of commerce that has included silver and mercury mining, agriculture – including prunes and walnuts as well as wine, table grapes, and tourism.
The town has preserved a more down-home “western” feel compared to the more polished ambiance of the other Napa Valley communities and boasts many opportunities to attain prime Calistoga real estate. Having said that, it became the new playground for the rich and famous some years back with the opening of Calistoga Ranch. Since then Solage Resort has opened and there will soon be a Four Seasons Resort and a Rosewood Hotel.
Considered to be a once in a lifetime adventure weekend, Calistoga Ranch sits on 157 acres and holds 50 guest lodges and 22 owner lodges. The resort is the pinnacle of the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. If you choose to visit, you can enjoy a myriad of spa services, Lake Lommel, the Lakehouse Restaurant, or immerse yourself in the on-site vineyard. Celebrities from all over the world are known to frequent this unique resort.
This Michelin-starred eatery is part of Auberge du Soleil’s Solage Resort. Solbar brings seasonal ingredients and California cuisine to the fore providing guests with some surprising dishes that reflect the best in Napa Valley cuisine. Boasting a modern and hip interior with a wonderful bar area and fabulous poolside dining while looking out to the majestic palisades and Mt. St. Helena
Calistoga’s Appellation Region
Established in 2010, the Calistoga AVA is within the larger Napa Valley AVA and is the northernmost AVA in the valley. Due to its location, it has the highest daytime temperatures and is home to a number of highly acclaimed wineries such as: Araujo, Aubert, Constant Diamond Mountain Winery, Checkerboard Vineyards, Chateau Montelena, Scharmsberg and Switchback Ridge.
Other Reasons to Invest in Calistoga Real Estate
Calistoga has spectacular views of Mount Saint Helena and the majestic palisades— it’s close to San Francisco and the Santa Rosa Airport and offers many opportunities for the wine connoisseur, lifestyle enthusiast, and participating in the growth of this flourishing town.
And there’s not a fast-food establishment in-sight.