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“Sweet spot for honeymoon”
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Chateau de Vie
Ranked #1 of 27 Calistoga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 March 2009

We echo the rave reviews already on this site!
We stayed for four days, and held our tiny wedding ceremony in the lovely gardens. We stayed in the carriage house, which was comfortably appointed and has a beautiful view of the hills.
Peter and Philip are gracious and amazing hosts. The breakfasts served each day are delicious, and beautifully presented.
The location is close enough to Calistoga for an easy drive to dinner, with hiking trails, balloon rides and wine tasting nearby.
Highly recommended for a serene experience in the Napa Valley.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2009

There is really little one can add to the reviews already posted except to echo others in praising this wonderful B & B and its attentive and gracious owners. This was our second stay at CDV. We were very much looking forward to the return and were not disappointed.

It is difficult to say enough about the superlative breakfasts prepared by Phillip. One of the most memorable on this trip was his take on "green eggs and ham" which included two poached eggs on a slice of toasted baguette with homemade pesto and sautéed prosciutto. The warm muffins or scones Phillip prepares and serves each morning were mentioned at several of the wineries we visited. I guess that qualifies for the descriptor "legendary"!

One of the outstanding qualities of CDV is the comfort of sitting by the fire in the late afternoon enjoying the wine and the cheese and fruit tray the owners so thoughtfully provide. All in all, we are convinced there is absolutely no better place to relax and unwind in the Napa Valley and no better hosts than Peter and Phillip.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2009

We stayed here for one night while in the Calistoga area. The Inn is just outside the town so you can not walk to town but the privacy of the Inn is well worth the short drive to town. The property is beautiful, our room looked out over the vineyards, and the room was very clean and well sized. Peter was incredibley nice and welcoming. Breakfast was delicious. I would highly recommend this Inn to anyone.

Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2008

As I reflect on the close of 2008, I knew that recognizing the most relaxing, renewing and pleasurable vacation of the year was a must. Chateau de Vie, and hosts Peter and Phillip , turned a short getaway into an unexpected second honeymoon for my spouse and I.

From the moment we turned off the highway and into the tree lined lane leading to the front gate, I knew we were in for something different from the usual B& B that fronts the road.

The Inn itself, and the incredible gardens framed with boxwood and roses brought back memories of my days as an exchange student in the French countryside. The manor house feels as if it just landed amidst the acres of stunning vines!

Upon check in, Peter showed us to our room, which was perfect, not cliched 'country', nor contrived 'hip'...just a lovely, spacious, spotless room with classic, tasteful decor and a restful paint palette. Our particular room had a fantastic view of the mountains as well.

Peter and Phillip were both personable with out being overly chatty as we have experienced with innkeepers in the past. They have definitely figured out the right mix of custmer service and respect for guests' privacy. When informaiton was needed regarding restaurants and wineries, they were extremely knowledgeable and guided us to those places that suited our desires perfectly.

Even before the trip, they e-mailed and inquired as to any special requests we might have. Breakfasts were gourmet, yet appropriate to our country location, rich in local ingredients and never too heavy. The extra touches abounded including fluffy robes and high end room amenities.

I realize I am going on a bit, but since I rely heavily on Trip Advisor for most of my business and personal travel, I felt the need to state just the facts about my trip and what it was like to be treated so warmly and experience surroundings so breathtaking. I know the inevitable wrinkle can occur when one travels, and though this trip was flawless, I felt that if something were to go awry, Peter and Philip would immediately want to make it right..., the hallmark of the best of the best to be sure.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2008

This is a first class operation created by two amazing men whose ability to make quiet attention to all detail during your stay seem effortless. Everything from the house to the grounds are exceptionally beautiful and comfortable without pretense. From them we received unbelievable recommendations, from great mountain biking trails to strange non-traditional "Napa-like" places to get amazing Port. The gourmet breakfasts were inventive and delicious. An amazing tone to set each day.
These two obviously are passionate about the valley in which they live and were apparently born to own and run Chateau de Vie. My only hope is they never leave! Thank you P & P for making our wedding and anniversary dreamy!

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2008

We stayed at the Chateau de Vie our last day in California and loved it! We found the owners, Philip and Peter, attended to every detail, from having bottled water, wine and freshly brewed coffee on hand to tailoring the breakfast menu to suit our taste. We are very thankful for the experience and will treasure the memories.

Vic and Kimmy

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2008

We just left this grand b&b and hope to return soon. The food was wonderful....and I am a food snob. The hosts were very accomodating. The scenery around the b&b was stunning. We unforunately missed trying their own wine but the others they left out for us were great. Great place for an afternoon glass of wine and their amazing cheese plate. Anyway, expect great food, scenery, and service from these guys..

  • Stayed: October 2008
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Additional Information about Chateau de Vie

Address: 3250 State Highway 128, Calistoga, CA 94515-9711
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Region: United States > California > Napa Valley > Calistoga
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Calistoga
Price Range: £169 - £317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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