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“What a honeymoon! Thanks Joy, Barry, Joe and Celeste!”

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Aurora Park Cottages
Ranked #8 of 27 Calistoga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 April 2007

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!

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2007

My daughter gave us a gift certificate for a night at Aurora Park Cottages. We have been to B&B's here in Calistoga before and enjoy the area. The cottage (#3) was warm and comfortable - nice touches with the robes and over stuffed armchairs. We liked it so much we stayed an extra day! New inkeepers Joy and Barry are friendly and gave us good recommendations for dinner (Bistro Jeantry) and lunch (Checkers). We loved the wine tour at Pegases (be sure to take the cellar tour with Jason!).

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Fashionmagician
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Reviewed 12 March 2007

This is our first time staying at Bed & Breakfast Cottage, per our fellow traveller we choose Aurora and our verdict, Aurora Park Cottage is the best.

The cottage is situated in the middle of the wineries in Napa & Calistoga, Old Faithful Geyser & Petrified Forest which makes the cottage more convenient to stay. It looks so homey both inside and out.

Celeste and Joe, made our stay memorable. They accomodated us with our request such as arriving late, the heater & light was on, the Cuvee M Champagne is chilled and chocolates truffles was yummy. They even have a flyers that says Happy Anniversary. ^_^ Celeste also give us the free tastng and 15% discount at Mumm's.

Breakfast at 8:30 AM, is delish. Fresh Orange Juice, fruits and croissants are delivered in your cottage. By the time we got back at night, our cottage was cleaned up. Coffee and tea is also available.

One thing I like, they have real orchids by the bed, the sheets smells like it's freshly laundered and our cottage is clean. The bed is very comfy, we actually had to set our alarm clock so that we don't overslept. Trust me, living in San Francisco, you'll appreciate the peace and quite that the cottage offers.

Our cottage is #3....it's so cute. We highly recommend this place and will come back to stay whenever we stay in Napa/Calistoga.

Stayed: March 2007
5  Thank msJubi
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Reviewed 1 March 2007

We spent two nights at Aurora Park and it was ideal. Joe and Celeste have a great place here in Calistoga. It's very close to many nice vinyards and Joe can point you in the right direction no matter what your interested in. Fine dining is right down the road so the location of the Cottages could not be much better. Keep an eye out for the turkeys that come down to visit from time to time. The breakfast was very good and we slept like babies in the comfy bed. (I suppose the wine helped) Joe was nice enough to set us up with a great private tasting at Beringer that proved to be one of the highlights of the trip!

Stayed: January 2007
3  Thank gregoverton
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Reviewed 29 January 2007

One of those very special places that you feel so grateful to have found! Especially for those hard workers who need a place to truly getaway for rejuvenation and relaxation.

Our stay was absolutely wonderful. I can't think of a thing that could have made the experience better than it was. From the large plush bed, the soft robes, complimentary water, gourmet coffee, fresh fruit snacks, the morning breakfast delivery...such a peaceful indulgence ;-).

This is one of those extraordinary places that provide all of those unexpected, but much appreciated special touches. We were even greeted by one of the owners as we pulled in - amazing!

They won't be able to keep us away! A must for anyone and everyone looking for that special getaway!

Kim & Paul

Stayed: January 2007
4  Thank Barloga
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Reviewed 2 January 2007

We stayed for two nights at the Aurora Park Cottages. We enjoyed our stay, but we didn't think that the cottages were worth the cost. We loved the interior of the cottage and the cozy bed, but we were extremely disappointed to find that the cottages are not set very far back from the highway. Despite us having the loud heater on all night, we could still hear traffic noise. It was never enough to wake us up in the middle of the night, but it was something you always were aware of. I know I am a little sensitive to noise and a lot of accomodation in Calistoga is on a busy road or highway, but I love to have peace and quiet when I am on vacation. We didn't hear any noise from our neighbors as each cottage does allow a lot of privacy.

The good: very comfortable bed, bright, cheery, and modern interior, extremely private, some discount coupons provided for local restaurants, wineries, and spas

The bad: the breakfast is extremely small and not very good , you can hear the traffic noise from the highway nearby, no bathtub

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank marinite11
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Reviewed 4 December 2006

This is one of those special places that help keep you on track throughout the rough and tumble year. My wife and I make an annual trip out to the wine country (we were married there a few years ago) and this is the only place that we'll stay. The individual cottages are very private, cozy and extremely clean. There is a small fridge in each unit, coffee, teas, glasses, maps of the area, etc...all the little things to make your life a bit simpler and more enjoyable. Breakfast will arrive at 8:30 and consists of fresh juice, seasonable fruit, and scrumptious baked goods.

Each cabin has there own private deck and it's great to kick back, have a glass of wine and relax after a day full of activities.

Let me say that most places don't get it...when you stay at a B and B (or a hotel for that matter) one of the most important things to have is a comfortable bed. Aurora Park not only understands this principle but sets the bar high for - best bed to sleep in EVER. I can't say enough in regards to their beds...YOWZA!!!

The final thing that my wife and I love about Aurora Park, beyond everything that was mention above, is the hospitality of the owners: Celeste and Joe. These Inn keepers have always gone the extra mile to make our stay something special. They take great pride in providing an atmosphere of warmth, hospitality and great fun. They are what make this place such a hidden jewel that should be sought out at all costs.


Cheers,
Michael Martin
Kansas City, MO

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1807 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515-1624
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Region: United States > California > Napa Valley > Calistoga
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Calistoga
Price Range: £140 - £290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aurora Park Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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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