This was the second time my wife and I have stayed at the Chateau de Vie, and we love it! It's like a beautiful destination resort . . . once you arrive, you don't want to leave. It's just a few minutes up the road from charming downtown Calistoga, and virtually surrounded by vineyards that are used to make their own wine (their CDV '06 Cab is dynamite), so the location is authentic, lush, quiet, and private. Both rooms we've stayed in were super clean, tastefully decorated with comfortable mattresses, high thread count sheets, plush robes, and overall great attention to detail . . . like the wireless TV headphones in the 3rd floor room (my wife likes to watch a movie, and I can read without hearing the movie). There's plenty of great magazines and books to read, along with a DVD library.
The friendly service and amenities are excellent. While sipping complimentary wine by the vineyard surrounded pool or garden, just when you think it can't get any better, a platter of cheese, olives, bread, and fruit shows up!
The sit down relaxing breakfast was even better. We were treated to the excellent prosciutto wrapped asparagus & eggs with parmessan cheese, and freshly baked scones (they even gave us the recipe). While enjoying breakfast, make sure you check out the view of the vineyard and mountains from the breakfast dining room table.
This place is special . . . go there and enjoy!
- 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