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Calistoga and the Napa Valley wine country offer many wonderful things to do and see. Below are some terrific attractions located close to the inn. During your visit, we'd be happy to recommend additional activities that best fit your interests and budget.

Calistoga now offers a free town shuttle service!

This is an on-demand service. Guests simply dial the number (963-4229) and say where they need to be picked up and where they need to be dropped off within the service area. The shuttle will take them door-to-door. Wait times are targeted to be 20 minutes or less. Call or click here for more details.

Castello di Amorosa (707-967-6272). Small lots of primarily Italian-style wines, showcased in an authentic, medieval castle setting and sold them directly to the public — not in stores or restaurants. Quite a unique Napa experience and not to be missed.

Crazy Creek Gliders (707-987-9112) Enjoy an airborne thrill and a most unique view of wine country from the inside of a glider. Crazy Creek offers flights for one or two persons from 15 to 40 minutes in length.

Downtown Calistoga. Stroll the streets of Calistoga's main drag — stopping in the many stores and cafes. Coffee shops and lunch spots abound, as well as gourmet restaurants. From women's boutiques, to shoe stores, to art stores, to bath and body stores and more — this town has it all.

Lavender Hill Spa (707-942-4495). Just a few steps from the historic Napa Valley Wine Country town of Calistoga, elegantly seated in a terraced garden hillside, you will find tiny and tranquil Lavender Hill Spa. A harmonious blend of Napa Valley Wine Country beauty with exotic Asian influenced statuary and art create the perfect setting for high quality Calistoga spa treatments.

Lillaskog Lodge (209-962-1818). Enjoy the comfort and beauty of Lillaskog Lodge during your next trip to Yosemite. Our lovely 5,000 sq. ft. three story log cabin on a mountain top overlooks the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Yosemite and is just 10 minutes from the park's entrance.

Old Faithful Geyser (707-942-6463). Calistoga's Old Faithful Geyser is a fun stop that appeals to the whole family. One of three geysers in the world with the designation "old faithful," the geyser erupts at regular intervals.

Petrified Forest (707-942-6667). Follow the trails at this unique forest to see majestic redwoods preserved and petrified years ago by a volcanic eruption. Geologists call this attraction one of the finest examples of a Pliocene fossil forest in the world. Don't miss the Meadow Walk, a guided walking tour of the Petrified Forest's spectacular upper meadow.

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park (707-942-4575). This beautiful park is the place where the famous author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped spent his honeymoon in 1880. One of the best hiking spots in the area, the trail to the top of Mount St. Helena provides unsurpassed views over the Napa Valley and down into the Bay Area.

Safari West (800-616-2695). Home to over 400 exotic mammals and birds, Safari West is more than a zoo or drive-through park — it's a wildlife preserve where you can experience some of nature's most beautiful animals in a natural habitat. Enjoy a three-hour adventure led by one of Safari West's resident naturalists.

V. Sattui Winery (707- 963-7774) Visit our family-owned winery established in 1885 and located in St. Helena, the heart of California's famous Napa Valley. Our award-winning wines are sold exclusively at the winery. V. Sattui Winery offers a unique Napa Valley experience with beautiful picnic grounds, Tasting Rooms, Marketplace, European style deli and boutique gift store. In the Marketplace alone nearly two hundred artisanal cheeses are offered, including our homemade mozzarella, a variety of hand-carved charcuterie, a selection of specialty salads and gourmet foods.

Vincent Arroyo Winery (707-942-6995). Located around the corner from the inn, Vincent Arroyo offers terrific red wines and a bit of entertainment, as well. Arroyo's black Labrador, JJ, often delights visitors with her antics — including scaling the wine barrels for a dog.

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