Afternoon Tea: a luxurious break from wine

Visitors flock to Napa Valley for world-class food & wine, stunning scenery and warm hospitality. Returning guests know that this region’s greatest luxury is about making memories; celebrating unhurried moments with family and friends. With this generous spirit in mind, Calistoga’s Brannan Cottage Inn offers Afternoon Tea as a classic way to reconnect between wine tastings. This added guest amenity by Kathleen Bakula of Mobili-Tea is a charming mashup of Victorian tradition meets relaxed Napa Valley style, served in this uniquely historic spot built in 1860.

A longtime tea aficionado and Napa Valley resident, Bakula is a key member of Brannan Cottage Inn’s hospitality team. She chose to launch her by-appointment mobile tea service in the Napa Valley with Brannan Cottage Inn.  The picturesque Inn was the ideal setting to imagine days gone by when one could sit down to afternoon tea in a leisurely country atmosphere, as Calistoga’s founder and the Inn’s namesake Sam Brannan and his guests may have done on this very spot.

Using delectable local ingredients, vintage linens and china to create an intimate, elegant but never stuffy experience, Bakula’s afternoon tea is served in the garden, under the canopy of the Inn’s 300 year old Siberian Elm tree, or, if the day is cool, by the fire in the cozy parlor of this recently restored architectural gem.

To inquire about Brannan Cottage Inn’s Afternoon Tea service by prior appointment for your upcoming stay, contact Kathleen Bakula,, or call 707-942-4200.

Kathleen Bakula of Mobili-T offers private afternoon high tea by appointment.

Kathleen Bakula of Mobili-Tea offers private afternoon tea by appointment.


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