Brannan Cottage Inn

Hiking and Biking

The breathtaking scenery surrounding Calistoga and the northern Napa Valley begs to be explored.  Minutes from the Inn is the spectacularly scenic and challenging Oat Hill Mine Trail which draws hiking and biking enthusiasts from around the world, while kicking their butts.  (Hats, sunblock and plenty of water are vital, plus a picnic lunch is a lovely idea).

4 miles south of Calistoga, Bothe-Napa State Park has shaded hiking trails in the redwoods along Ritchey Creek, and the Bale Grist Mill which demonstrates its massive water wheel on weekends (polenta fans, take note).

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is 10 miles north of Calistoga on Hwy 128. The view from Mt. St. Helena will make your Instagram pals mad with jealousy, while making your soul sing.  Isn’t that enough?

For a separate fee, cruiser bikes can be rented during your stay to explore town in a relaxed, healthy way, or if you want a mountain bike with lots of crunchy gears, our friends at the stellar Calistoga Bikeshop can outfit you in style while sharing their favorite routes.

For the best of both worlds, Active Wine Adventures offers guided excursions which pair wine & food with scenic hikes, inspiring art or lore about literary legends! For more details, click here.