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The ranch is tucked away in a private canyon in the Upper Napa Valley, just outside the historic town of Calistoga.
Its setting in the middle of 157 acres of ancient oaks and majestic hills and a series of decks, terraces, and swimming pools means guests can make the most of the outdoors.
Accommodation at Calistoga is in free-standing guest lodges set amongst tall pines, with either forest or mountain views. The lodges have natural cedar exteriors and very comfortable interiors, providing a relaxed indoor/outdoor living experience.
Facilities include an excellent lakeside restaurant offering unpretentious American cuisine complemented by local wines, a state-of-the-art gym and a yoga deck. There is also a spa to help you counter the effects of any over-indulgence. Finally, the hiking and jogging trails through the wine country should help clear the head after one too many wine tastings - anyone who has seen the film Sideways will know the score.
Why we love it
The hotel offers a complimentary chauffeured Mercedes service to ferry clients around the wineries - handy when indulging in wine tasting.
Will, Original Traveller