Heaven… no, but close. I recently had the pleasure of staying in an exquisite B& B in Calistoga, CA. My experience with this home and its proprietors’ was beyond description, but I’ll do my best.
I take several small trips a year to wind down and it generally falls on the talents and the abilities of the staff at the inn to see that I get what I came for, relaxation, calm and comfort. Château de Vie delivered.
When I select a particular inn it is because they were recommended in a review that I ran across or personally from one of my confidants. I came across CDV on an internet review site and incorporated a stay there with a trip to the Napa Valley and the North Coast. Upon arrival I was impressed with a delicately understated sign on the road that informed me that I had arrived. Pulling into the drive I was rewarded with a beautiful Chateau in muted shades surrounded by lush gardens and a vineyard with the regal Miss, Mount St. Helena, as a backdrop. Aesthetically pleasing it prompted a warm smile.
Once inside the inn I was impressed by the richness of the walls and the well-appointed interior. There was a distinct feeling of an environment that exudes comfort.
The room was as pleasing as the rest of the inn. With warm, rich colors and a vaulted ceiling, it was well furnished, clean and airy. The fireplace and Jacuzzi tub were bonuses I hadn’t expected. The king size bed was beautifully attired with all the necessary accoutrement.
All of my needs were met, most before I had deigned to communicate them. The food was delectable and the service was never intrusive.
I hope you’ve had the opportunity to be a guest in a place where the individuals that operate it really care and show it through action and deed. At Chateau de Vie you will experience this as it happens with an effortless flow that is indeed a lost art.
Phillip and Peter, the proprietors, have revived this lost art.
- 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