Calistoga is a small city in Napa County in Northern California sitting about 80 miles west of the state capital of Sacramento and 75 miles north of San Francisco. It has a population of just around 5,000 people, but the area has always been big for tourism given its location in Northern California wine country as well as its hot springs and unique geysers.
Calistoga’s main attraction is its wine. The city offers something that offer that others can’t in wine country in Northern California, because the city allows visitors to see wine country as it was before freeways with two-lane roads leading to it and also, fast food franchises are banned by law in Calistoga. Calistoga is at the north end of Napa Valley and offers some great vineyards and wineries within a short drive. Some of the most popular in the area include the beautiful Chateau Montelena, Schramsberg Vineyards, Sterling Vineyards and the Vincent Arroyo Winery. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or you just enjoy tasting and exploring different wines, Calistoga is a beautiful place to take a trip. Calistoga’s top attraction, however, is the Castello di Armorosa castle and winery. The castle opened its doors for visitors in 2007 and it’s a stunning piece of architecture with themes from the 12th and 13th centuries. It has 107 rooms on eight floors above and below ground. The castle has a moat, a drawbridge, defensive towers, an interior courtyard, a torture chamber, a chapel, a knights' chamber, and a 72 by 30-foot great hall. If you’re visiting the area, it’s a must-see attraction. The castle offers amazing guided tours and wine tastings as well. Other great attractions include the Petrified Forest where you can hike and look at all of the petrified trees and get great views of Mount St. Helena. You can also check out hot springs in the area as well as geysers including the famous Old Faithful Geyser of California.
You can take all sorts of day trips from Calistoga during your vacation. One of the more popular options is to explore neighboring cities in the Napa Valley and take a trip to Napa to visit some of the best wineries in the world including Hendry Ranch, Twenty Rows, Saintsbury and William Hill Estate Winery among countless other options in the area that can fill your day up with great wine tasting opportunities and tours of beautifully-kept grounds. If you’re looking for a day trip out of wine country and want to explore a city, you have two great options. San Francisco is one of the most popular tourist cities in America thanks to the Golden Gate Bridge and its many other attractions as well as two professional sports teams. San Francisco is an easy 1.5-hour drive from Calistoga. Another option is to visit Sacramento, a 1.5-hour drive east from Calistoga where you can explore the capitol and enjoy a day in the large city.
If you’re travelling to Calistoga for a vacation, we offer a large selection of short-term vacation rentals for great rates all over the area. On Tripping.com, you can find a wide variety of beautiful homes of different sizes with a variety of amenities in Calistoga to fit your needs and your budget in order to give you the best vacation experience possible. Book your Calistoga vacation on Tripping today!
In Calistoga, you can get around easily in your own vehicle. If you’re not driving your own car around the city and to the vineyards, you can take the Calistoga Shuttle by VINE Transit, which is an on-demand transit service within city limits for the general public. Prior reservations are not required and it’s a great way to get you around and back home safe from the various vineyards and wineries in the area.
Find the best Calistoga vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 93 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Calistoga range from $113 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 80 homes in Calistoga offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 47 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 69 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Calistoga offers 12 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Calistoga where the top providers in that area are Expedia, HomeAway, and Booking.com. There are 28 Expedia rentals, 26 HomeAway short term rentals and 20 Booking.com vacation rentals.