When looking for the perfect Honeymoon, we came across the quaint little town of Calistoga. It couldn't have been a more perfect choice. The best part of our expereince was the B&B we stayed at, Aurora Park Cottages. We stayed in Cottages 6 at the top of the hill. I loved the french doors that opened to the lawn area. We saw Deer and wild Turkey in the early mornigns.
Joy- the new inkeeper- was a delight. She makes theyummiest pastries every morning and was so nice to talk to. I so want to move there, and joy almost talked me into it. Aside from her friendly demeanor and yummy cooking, she was so accomodating. She rushed to clean our room when our flight arriced early, came to our cottage at midnight when I was frantic to find a way to get red wine out of the carpet and was so helpful when we needed to find travel boxes for our treasure of wine we purchased. on the last day we had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with the original owners Joe and Celeste, and they are two of the most adorable and friendly people I have ever met. The beds are so comfy and the people are so friendly. I could not have imgained a more personal expereince, it sure beats the imporsonal touches of staying at the Hilton, that is for sure.
SOme places we LOVED while there, Vincent Arroyos!!!! Such a generous man, he personally gave a tour of his winery, let us taste straight from the barrel and gave us a complimentary bottle of Nameless to celebrate our honeymoon... which I later spilled on the carpets.. oops. Anyways, the charm of the small winery was the best expereince we had there.
Bar Vino was a nice night cap, we especially loved La Sirena's Muscato Azul for a nice... Not too sweet desert wine.
Peju was another great place with reasonable priced wine that complimented many palats.
I just wanted to say thanks to Joe, Celeste, Joy, Barry, and Harley!!! We can't wait to see you next April when we bring my Mother IN Law up there. See you Soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aurora Park Cottages is your private vacation retreat in Napa Valley wine country. Located in beautiful Calistoga - the spa capital of California - our peaceful, country haven is just minutes from world-class Napa Valley wineries, excellent restaurants, and quaint gift shops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aurora Park Cottages Hotel Calistoga