Calistoga Escape

IMG_2387Calistoga you are a dream come true, located 75 miles north-east of San Francisco, experience the same warm weather, fantastic wines but a fraction of the Napa crowds.

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Lincoln avenue is lined with tasting rooms, restaurants & boutiques.

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Most tasting rooms we found had excellent prices & generous pours of delicious local wines.

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^^These pours were found at Huge Bear Tasting Room, which was once the location of the Calistoga Bank.

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At Romeo Winery tasting room you can be surrounded by tall redwoods in their outdoor tasting garden.

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A can’t miss Calistoga experience is the gondola at Sterling Winery.

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A 4 minute gondola ride leads to outrageous views of the valley. 
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Off in the distance you’re able to see a castle…

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Three miles away Castello di Amorosa winery awaits you. $25 buys you general admission & the basic wine tasting which includes 5 wines.

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Visitors are able to wander the castle grounds or enjoy the sunshine in the courtyard.

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My pretty friends 🙂

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After a day of gondolas & castles & many wine pours later we enjoyed a delicious dinner at Sam’s Social Club, located in downtown Calistoga.

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^^ Those deviled eggs were no joke; a must if you’re there.

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We stayed at The Roman Spa, not only is this resort just one block from Lincoln Avenue, but the resort has 3 mineral pools that stay open until 10:30. The pools range in temperature from 90 degrees to 104.

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Aside from the pools, Roman Spa has luscious gardens that I could spend all day capturing.

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Hope you can see why & how we fell in love with Calistoga.

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