Wow! We've stayed at the Chateau twice (once in November, and once in April) and it's like staying at a five star hotel without the snooty valet and extra fees. This is not your lace doily and dusty antique filled inn with threadbare carpet and a lumpy mattress!
Everything about the facility is first class, from LCD television (with more channels than we have at home), fantastic comfortable bedding, new linens, exquisite bath soaps and other amenities to the stylish decor and furnishings. The grounds are beautifully maintained, the Jacuzzi and pool are clean and relaxing, even the patio furniture is beautiful (and all matches!). The views are fantastic. The carriage house is private and quiet, with a small deck overlooking the vineyards and a private outdoor table for breakfast in the sun. The cleaning staff would even keep my mother happy!
The innkeepers, Phillip and Peter, provide a warm welcome and have clearly thought of everything to make guests comfortable. If you need anything, they're available without hovering. The breakfasts are quite a departure from typical B&B fare....if you see a scone here it will be worth eating and likely in the company of an "over the top" gourmet breakfast. You won't need lunch reservations, but plan an early dinner instead!
Nigel, our Newfoundland Dog, is genuinely welcomed and enjoys his special plate of dog cookies at breakfast. There is no silly weight limit to the dog friendly policy here. If you stay with your pet, please pick up after him so this great inn remains hospitable to our canine friends. And ask to see the host's dog, Rocco, a charming Golden Retriever!
This is our new favorite in the Napa Valley!
- 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