2015 Sunset Travel Awards
Calistoga, CA, June 1, 2015 Sunset Travel Award In Sunset Magazine’s June issue, Brannan Cottage Inn wins the 2015 Travel Award for “Best Hotel Renovation” of the West. The Inn joins 30 top destinations in lodging, dining, cultural tourism, outdoor adventure, environmental stewardship, and more on receiving this distinguished honor within the iconic magazine’s inaugural awards issue. The Inn celebrates this award with a summer-long special rate.
“We’re tremendously proud that our labor of love—the reinvention of this historic Napa Valley gem—has been recognized with such a high honor,” said Brannan Cottage Inn owner Amar Patel. “We share this award with Staci Giovino, our talented interior designer whose creativity and style add a distinctive richness to the Inn that we have the joy of sharing with delighted guests daily.”
As Sunset says: “To be a finalist for a Sunset Travel Award puts you in extremely good company; to be a winner puts you among a group of elite A-list destinations and experiences.”
Celebrate this epic award with the Inn by booking its special mid-week Summer Celebration rate starting at $279/night for a luxuriously modernized room complete with complimentary WiFi and charging dock, plush Frette linens and robes, in-room illy espresso machine, convenient mini-fridge, 48” flat screen TV with complimentary streamed entertainment, and more. Special includes complimentary wine tasting for two at select local wineries such as W.H. Smith Wines and admission to the Sharpsteen Museum, Calistoga’s first-class historical museum, to delve into the region’s fascinating past. Valid June 1 to August 27; blackout dates apply and subject to availability, For reservations, please visit brannancottageinn.com/special-offers or call (707) 942-4200.
About the Inn’s renovation:
Built when Abe Lincoln was President, and a silent witness to Calistoga’s ascent as a hot springs destination, Brannan Cottage Inn is a significant piece of Napa Valley history and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An extensive eight month renovation transformed this iconic six-room property—acknowledged as the last remaining building still in its original location, and one of only 3 surviving buildings from town founder Samuel Brannan’s visionary resort—into a thoroughly modern lodging experience.
Four guestrooms in the main 1860 building feature Victorian-flavored furnishings and light fixtures, dark floors and ornate wallpaper that blend seamlessly with contemporary amenities like illy Espresso machines, flat screen TVs, rain showers, and heated tile floors in the ensuite bathrooms. Two elevated Deluxe King rooms in Brannan House, a second building added to the property in the 1950s, offer more contemporary décor and extra comforts like a private garden entrance, fireplace, terrace and a bit more living space. Each room has its own character expressed through its unique color scheme, paired with carefully chosen furnishings and wall art depicting Calistoga’s past through historic photos.