A Few of the Best Things to Do in Calistoga

Located only a short drive away from St. Helena and the Wine Country Inn, the city of Calistoga is the perfect place to visit during a stay. There are a number of great things to do in Calistoga for anyone visiting the area, from visiting a number of Calistoga wineries to many outdoor activities. Many people looking for Calistoga hotels are often pleasantly surprised how close the Wine Country Inn is and how easy it is to get to Calistoga and other nearby Calistoga attractions. Here are some of the top Calistoga attractions and activities to enjoy that are only a short distance from the Wine Country Inn.

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1) Old Faithful Geyser of California

Calistoga is home to the Old Faithful Geyser of California, a must see Calistoga attraction when visiting the area. Declared one of only three “faithful” geysers in the world due to its regular eruptions, the Old Faithful Geyser of California is one of the most visited places in the American West. Enjoy the beautiful rainbows that form in the sprays of mist and the serene setting atop Napa Valley while visiting.

2) Castello di Amorosa

A beautiful Calistoga castle and winery, the Castello di Amorosa Winery is a wonderful place to visit while in the area. The castle offers tours, tastings, and more, all while taking in the breathtaking views that surround it. Visit the castle for delicious wine, history, and never ending sights and scenery.

3) Calistoga Speedway

Visit the Calistoga Speedway for some fast paced entertainment. There are a number of races happening throughout the year, all listed on their official website. Spend the day at the track taking in all the excitement!

4) Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

For some great outdoor activities in Calistoga, including hiking, biking, and wildlife observation visit the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park. Hike the five miles to the top of Mt. St. Helena and take in the views of the San Francisco Bay Area. Spend the day enjoying the California weather and visit one the best state parks available.

5) Schramsberg Vineyards

Looking for unique Calistoga wineries? Look no further than the Schramsberg Vineyards. Learn the traditional French champagne technique as well as the history of this beautiful winery. The cavern tour and sparkling wine tastings are splendid. Be sure to include Schramsberg Vineyards on your wine tour.

6) Vincent Arroyo Winery

Another excellent winery in Calistoga to discover, the tour guides at this beautiful winery are helpful, informative, and very generous with their time. And the wines are stupendous. Vincent Arroyo is particularly fond of his Petite Sirrah and Cabernet.

7) Lava Vine Winery and Tasting Room

This particular winery in Calistoga is known for its small batches of hand-crafted wine. The tasting room is lovely and features a varied selection of their good quality wine. Stop in to Lava Vine Winery just on the outskirts of Calistoga.

8) Tedeschi Family Winery

Like many Calistoga wineries, this winery is family-owned. This is a real family winery with your host and tour guide likely being a Tedeschi family member. With a limited production of 1200 cases, be sure to find the gorgeous Tedeschi Family Vineyard a bit off the beaten track to savor their flavor before they sell-out!

9) Tamber Bey Winery

Tamber Bey Winery offers a serene setting with rolling vineyards surrounded by towering majestic live oaks, Mount Saint John to the northwest and Yount Hill to the south.

10) Chateau Montelena

Watch the film “Bottle Shock” before visiting this vineyard to get a better picture of the history of this beautiful winery. Unlike other Calistoga wineries, this beautiful property features a small tasting room which is kept from being crowded by doormen, which certainly adds an air of exclusivity to this location. There’s no question this winery will continue to be busy with the success of “Bottle Shock”.

11) Reverie Winery

Another beautiful winery, this one is located on Diamond Mountain. Reverie Winery features its own tasting room and friendly and helpful tour guides.

12) Bennett Lane Winery

Bennett Lane Winery is always delighted to welcome visitors to its tasting room in a beautiful location where the Mayacamas Mountains drop to the valley.

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Photo Credit: Visit Calistoga Official Website