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Wine Country, Uncorked – Exclusive Wine Excursions with Chloe Johnston Experiences

Wine Country, Uncorked

Beginning June 2017, Chloe Johnston Experiences will be traveling to both Napa and Sonoma Valleys for three exclusive wine getaways. Each itinerary highlights a different winery, two of which are closed to the public, and affords guests an opportunity to experience winemaking from a vintner’s vantage point. Along with intimate tours and tastings, guests will have a chance to wander around these beautiful properties and partake in different stages of production. There will also be ample time to explore the quaint towns where each of these vineyards are located and to enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation at your own pace.  (We know that even the most avid wine enthusiasts need to give their palate a respite!) Discover hidden vineyards and tasting rooms, indulge in exquisite farm to table cuisine, and experience the great outdoors, wine country-style. Hot air balloon rides, kayaking, kite-flying, cycling and golfing are all on the agenda, as is lounging in a detoxifying cedar bath or unwinding with a luxurious aroma therapy full body massage. Your wish is our command.

Join us for one or all three. Brannan Cottage Inn is proud to be the exclusive accommodation for these amazing excursions.

June 22nd – June 26th

September 28th – October 2nd

November 2nd – November 6th

Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or just beginning to develop your nose, Chloe Johnston Experience’s Wine Country Uncorked is an adventure not to be missed. For detailed pricing and itineraries, please email us at info@chloejohnston.com.

Knight’s Valley

JUNE 22ND – JUNE 26TH 2017

Join us for a memorable wine getaway featuring access to an elite, private vineyard, rarely open to outsiders. This coveted stretch of land and its glorious vines have been transformed into one of the most prolific vineyards in Napa and Sonoma, yet remains distinctly low-profile. Renowned for its terroir, this Knights Valley winery uses one acre for its own label while the remaining 15 are cultivated by select winemakers such as Luc Morlet.

A fourth generation winemaker whose sensibilities reflect a long cultivated family philosophy of “passion, terroir and savior-faire,” Morlet is one of viticulture’s most exceptional talents. During your tour, you will have the chance to learn more about this exceptional talent—and, to sip on his award-winning, small batch cabernet sauvignon. You’ll also indulge in award-winning wines paired with delicious homemade food pulled from the vintner’s personal kitchen. Served in a spectacular setting with unforgettable views and impeccable wines, this memory will linger in your mind—and on your lips—for a lifetime.

 

Healdsburg

SEPTEMBER 28TH – OCTOBER 2ND

Our third wine experience takes you to a very special, organically farmed vineyard renowned for its luscious, award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon handcrafted with the ultimate expertise and care by legendary winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown. Since its inaugural vintage, this Dry Creek Valley winery has consistently received high accolades from The Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator and Vinous Media. Elevated 500 feet above the Russian River and overflowing with flora, fauna and amazing wine, this is one of the region’s prettiest and ambitious vineyards, typically not showcased the way our guests will have the opportunity to experience.

The highlight of your journey delivers you to a 75-acre vineyard heavily wooded with Spanish Oaks, Giant Coastal Redwoods and Sequoias. Each of your five senses will come to life as you breath in the land’s rich aromas, and natural and manmade beauty. Take in all its outdoor and indoor beauty, and learn every detail of the elaborate vinification process. Together, we’ll enjoy a leisurely tour of its meticulous and lush property, discovering and discussing every detail of the elaborate vinification process and the region’s unique climate.

Afterward, our hosts will lead us to where we’ll share an organic, family-style meal complete with the winery’s legendary heirloom tomatoes, and, of course, bottles—a few named after one of the owner’s famed Jersey Boys Broadway play. During your visit, you’ll indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime experience, not typically open to the public, joining the harvesting team in one of the most crucial steps in the winemaking process.

Calistoga 

NOVEMBER 2nd – NOVEMBER 6th

Our three-part wine winds down in Calistoga, a mecca for wine aficionados seeking luxurious therapeutic
beauty and wellness treatments, outdoor adventure, arts and culture, to-die-for cuisine, incredible views, and, of course, delectable wines. While visiting our featured winery, you and your fellow travelers will experience both the winemakers’, and owners’, very special vision for the terroir and wine. From its exceptional collection of art, to its inviting architecture, and elegant, full-bodied wines, this extraordinary destination  seamlessly captures old world tradition while blazing its future vision—quite magical.

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Long live romance! Stay longer and save with special rates

Extend your relaxing, romantic stay an extra day or two with these enticing specials.  Boldly make new food, wine and spa discoveries, hike, bike, shop, or even nap.  You’ll be glad you did.

Stay Longer: Book two nights and your third night is 50% off*

Extended Stay: Stay 3 nights and your fourth night is free**

What’s not to love?  We’ll help plan your perfect stay.
Our friendly, tuned-in concierge staff is happy to make personalized recommendations for exactly what you want to do.  Whether it’s booking a tasting at your favorite new cult winery, finding the ideal wine tour company, or pointing you towards everything from hiking trails, art galleries, cooking classes or yoga sessions – no matter the time of year, you can be as busy or languid as you like.

Surprise your love with a gift, flowers or a delicious treat to share. We make it easy for you to look like a romantic big shot. Explore gifts & extras.

Book your perfect stay now.  Questions? Call us! 707-942-4200 or email us. 

Subject to availability. Restrictions and black out dates apply. May not be combined with any other special offer or discount, or booked through third party website. Not valid for group bookings.   Offer ends 4/30/17.
*Stay Longer package is not valid for Wednesday or Thursday arrival.
**Extended Stay package is not valid for Tuesday or Wednesday arrival.
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Rest & Restore Wellness Package

Rest & restore – body, mind, spirit!
Bring new breath into every cell, calm your busy mind.
Soak – energize – balance.

Brannan Cottage Inn is proud to partner with Mount View Spa and Life Coach Page Monte on this innovative wellness retreat featuring:

  • 15% off your luxurious 2 night stay at Brannan Cottage Inn
  • restorative spa treatment for two at Mount View Spa
  • two 60 minute phone focus sessions with Coach Page to map out your wellness objectives
  • a wellness hike led by Page during your stay*

Book this package starting at $533 double occupancy for a two night stay (including tax)

Package elements: 

  •  15% off Best Available Rate on 2 night stay in a luxurious King or Queen accommodation.  May not be combined with any other discount or offer. Available 11/27/16 – 3/23/17;   Blackout dates apply.
  • Choose from Invigorating Oxygen Bath or Himalayan Salt Sauna Ritual treatments for 2 at Mount View Spa –  Note: spa experiences available every day but Saturday; advance appointment required. Both guests must choose same treatment. 
  • Two 60 minute Focus Consultations with life coach Page Monte
Revitalizing  Bath or Salt Sauna Ritual
For TWO ~ value $110 per couple
Aromatic Oxygen Infused Bath. Located in a private room with a shower for two and soaking tub for two.  The oxygen-rich water is a unique technology, which allows tiny oxygen bubbles to infuse the water while sinking into a giant soaking tub.

Oxygen cleanses the pores, exfoliates the skin and helps to stimulate collagen production.  It detoxes, hydrates and plumps the skin in the same session. The oxygen-rich water also increases serotonin levels, circulation and enhances the immune system.  Choose either rosemary for fatigue, lemon to uplift or lavender to relax to enhance this experience.       OR…

Himalayan Salt Sauna Ritual
Imagine sipping herbal tea, feet resting on salt blocks, infused warm salty air calming your mind, relaxing your body and clearing your mind.
Breathing salty air is a refreshing ritual to add to your wellness routine. Experience natural detoxification and see for yourself if you breathe easier.
The warm blocks of salt your feet rest on, help to draw out impurities. 

AND…

Two Focus Sessions with Life Coach Page Monte (value: priceless)
Imagine you’re calm, balanced, positive and you have a optimistic state of mind, are fully engaged and satisfied with life!  Coach Page will inspire you to nurture your passions, define your unique strengths, talents and personal gifts bringing more harmony and balance into your life.
Each guest may use your 60 minute life coaching session before you leave home, during your visit or after you return home, or you may pass it on to someone you love (or one person may use both sessions).

The telephone focus session helps you identify your priorities and develop a personal wellness plan including a vision, and the first steps to help you move forward to a happier, healthier life!

Meet Page Monte 


Extend your bliss! You may add:
Be Restored Massage
 50 min. $99 per person ~ normally $125 (additional charges apply)
Add to your experience a soothing massage using a stress-relieving oil blend and a restorative elixir.

When adding a massage to your spa experience you will have access to the geothermal waters and pool area to help support you in celebrating your wellness adventure!

Restrictions: 
Spa experiences are not available on Saturdays. Advance appointment required; 24 hour cancellation policy for spa treatments.  Package cost is not refundable.  Available 11/28/16-3/23/17. Blackout dates apply: not available 12/25/16 – 1/2/17; 1/15-16/17; 2/14/17; 2/19-20/17

Please contact Mount View Spa directly to book spa treatments prior to your arrival, 707-942-1500 or mountviewspa@gmail.com and page@pagemonte.com for your 60 minute focus phone sessions. *72 hr advance notice required for hike; to be scheduled on mutually agreeable date.  Must take place during dates of original visit.

Note: Spa Gratuity is not included in package price
An 18% gratuity will be added at the time of arrival to the spa. This will be based on the regular price of the treatment. Guest is welcome to change this amount at time of departure. 
50 min Massage  $125    Tip $ 22.50 per person
25 min Bath $90.   Tip $ 16.20 per couple
25 min Salt Sauna Ritual  $ 90.    Tip $ 16.80 per couple
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Military VIP Special

Our Military Special is a small measure of thanks to our active duty military. We welcome you to experience the extraordinary hospitality, world-class food & wine and spectacular scenery of Napa Valley.  Take 10% off best available rate on a relaxing one to three night stay, any day of the week.*
VIP extras include:

  • Luxurious queen or king accommodations in newly renovated historic 1860 property, winner of Sunset Magazine’s Best Hotel Renovation of the West, 2015 Travel Awards
  • Complimentary cheese & fruit plate on arrival
  • Wine tasting passes for 2 at select local wineries (both guests must be 21 or older)
  • Free on demand shuttle service in & around Calistoga to wineries, restaurants, shops and spas
  • Concierge services from our insider staff
  • Hot springs pool & jacuzzi access at Comfort Inn Calistoga, our sister property
  • Our gift: pair of Brannan Cottage Inn champagne flutes
  • Room amenities include flatscreen TV with complimentary HBO, Showtime, STARZ, Netflix and Amazon Instant streamed entertainment; Frette duvet linens and cozy robes; in-room illy Espresso;  ensuite bathroom has radiant heated floors, rain shower; mini-fridge; bedside charging stations; individually controlled heat/AC
  • Late noon checkout
  • Terms and conditions: must provide proof of active military service at time of reservation and at check-in. Special rate is available 7 days a week, some black out dates apply; limit one room per reservation.

Book online here or call 707-942-4200 for assistance with your reservation.  Contact us by email: info@brannancottageinn.com

Read 5 star TripAdvisor reviews from our military VIP guests:

“Amazing honeymoon stay” – 5 stars on TripAdvisor, derekseligman, Boston MA
“My wife and I could not have been more pleased with the amenities… The room is beautifully decorated and spacious too.  Eden was awesome… greeting me by first name while [making] amazing coffee..  The pastries in the morning are delicious too. Before arriving, she personally followed up with a huge list of dinner recommendations and offered to make a reservation for us. This is the type of hospitality you won’t get anywhere else. We strongly recommend the Brannan Cottage Inn for one, two or six nights!”

“An Escape From the Ordinary” – espym, Colorado Springs CO
“Our complete experience was glorious from booking to check out. With my husband being active duty, Eden was so helpful in booking the military special for us. We were warmly greeted by Kathleen who gave us a tour of the property and made recommendations for  nearby winetasting and dining and showed us to our perfect cottage room. We loved the scrumptious cheese plate she put together for us… I would live at Brannan Cottage Inn if it were possible.”

 

NAPA VALLEY’S MOST ROMANTIC BED & BREAKFASTS

From Visit Napa Valley’s blog, 12/27/16:

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have a lock on love. With its natural beauty, slower pace, and a focus on sensual pleasures (Cabernet and chocolate, anyone?), the Napa Valley is ready for romance all year round. And there’s nothing like an intimate bed and breakfast to heighten the sense of privacy and just-the-two-of-us.

Here are some of the valley’s most charming B&Bs, a few of which offer special romantic amenities or services.

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Brannan Cottage Inn (Calistoga) was named one of USA Today’s 10 Best Romantic Places to Stay in Napa Valley. It was built in 1860 by Calistoga founder Samuel Brannan and is one of only two remaining cottages from Brannan’s original hot springs resort. The Inn offers an extensive list of custom services and amenities to tailor your romantic getaway to your specific wishes, from wellness packages to elopements.

Read entire post here

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Advance Purchase – Save up to 15%

Have firm travel dates for your Napa Valley getaway? Book with our Advance Purchase special and save 15% on Best Available Rate midweek, 10% weekends.  Rate is non-cancellable, non-refundable; credit card will be charged in full at time of booking.  7 day advance required; 2 night minimum stay over a Saturday may be required.  No changes allowed in guest name, travel dates or room type.

Rate subject to availability; black out dates apply. May not be combined with any other special offer or discount. May not be used to book more than 2 rooms per reservation or used for group bookings.

Ready to go? Check availability and book now! 

Questions? We’re here to help.  Contact us at 707-942-4200 or by email.  We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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Syrendell Winter Retreat 2017

Join us for Winter Retreat with Rick & Jennifer Tan of Syrendell
January 6 – 8, 2017

A holiday getaway for both of you. With old world crafts. And wine.

Rick & Jennifer Tan host Old World-style workshops at the historic Brannan Cottage Inn in Calistoga, California.

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Draw mandalas on stones. Etch copper pendants.
Build Kumihimo discs. Weave Kumihino braids.
Paint with watercolors. Needle-felt wool.
Feast on gourmet food prepared by local caterers.
Enjoy two nights in charming rooms at this Sunset Award-winning intimate hotel.
Explore Calistoga and Napa Valley wine country.

We will host only 5 couples at this retreat. Reserve your spot today! Request Registration. 

$1650 per couple
2 night, 3 day accommodation at Brannan Cottage Inn with King or Queen bed, Coffee Bar, WiFi
Welcome Packet on arrival – Appetizers & Refreshments at Orientation – 2 Breakfasts; 1 Gourmet Lunch; 1 Gourmet Dinner; Make n’ Take Workshop Projects of Copper Etching, Wood Kumihimo Disc Making, Needle-Felting Wool, Braiding Kumihimo Yarn, Watercolor Painting and Wine, Drawing Mandalas on Stones | Yoga, Games, and Movement Activities for Partners | Scheduled Free Exploration of Calistoga and Surrounding Wine Country | Calistoga’s Complimentary Shuttle Service to Local Vineyards | Complimentary Day Use of Mineral Springs with Affiliate of Brannan Cottage Inn | Wine Tasting Discounts | Wine Appreciation Classes Available | This is a Perfect Holiday Gift for the Two of You | Book Today and Secure a Spot at our Gathering!

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A Moment in History: Samuel Brannan and His Namesake Inn

Quaint, charming and filled with history, Brannan Cottage Inn portrays the sweet small-town culture of Calistoga. A 150-year-old attendant palm tree greets you at the entrance before walking up the steps where generations before have stood, including Brannan himself.  The wrap-around porch and encompassing arches welcome you into an era of genuine hospitality. Friendly staff are at your service and the sitting room makes you feel like this is your home from another time, complete with maps of the original Calistoga, portraits of the Brannan family and an antique piano.

The Inn is named after Samuel Brannan, the founder of Calistoga.  Upon visiting the area, Brannan found the hot springs impressive. The hot springs’ healing powers were discovered by the local Native American tribe, the Wappos, while Brannan discovered them as a business opportunity.  Brannan, California’s first millionaire had already gained fame by establishing the first newspaper in San Francisco. Known for his love of libations, Brannan shared his vision for the new land to be the Saratoga of California but slurred a mix of the two names, ultimately naming the Calistoga of Sarafornia.

Brannan built a resort around the hot springs, which ignited the development of a civic-minded community, not to mention the wealthy who arrived by train to spend time in the country, away from city life. The allure of Calistoga as a getaway continues with today’s visitors, who make the pilgrimage by automobile for rejuvenation and restoration.

Tradition meets modern-day comforts inside the unique Brannan Cottage Inn. In fact, the inviting blend of genuine hospitality and local influence is found throughout Calistoga. Highlighting the historic reality in the context of one of the world’s finest wine growing and geothermal spa regions makes this a destination point for a conscientious traveler.

From California’s 1860s post-gold rush era, Brannan Cottage Inn is one of the only remaining functional structures in Calistoga. Today, the Inn retains its early purpose as a place for retreat; centrally located for downtown outings, fine dining, wine excursions, trips to the spa, and an overall sense of authenticity within the Napa Valley.

By VisitCalistoga staff, 10-10-16

 

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Gifts & Extras

Surprise your sweetheart with one of these special treats to enjoy during your stay.  Or, take a little piece of Brannan Cottage Inn home with you.  Gift wrapping is available for most items.

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The ultimate gift is a romantic, relaxing stay at our historic and intimate Napa Valley Inn, perfectly situated in the enchanting town of Calistoga.  Gift certificates are available in any amount.  Contact us to purchase, or call 707-942-4200.

Deluxe Charcuterie Plate – $25
(24 hour advance notice required)
Assorted artisan cheeses, charcuterie, olives, nuts, savory crackers & toasts and fruit for a delicious treat for two.  Please let us know about any dietary restrictions when ordering; gluten free crackers available.

coffeeloversgiftbsktCoffee Lovers Gift Basket – $40
Two elegant Brannan Cottage Inn logo mugs, 8 oz. box delectable Alice’s Stick Cookies, and 3 oz. of our tasty Yo El Rey Roasting coffee, beautifully presented in a gift basket with gift tag

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheese Platter
Custom Deluxe Cheese Platter – priced on request
Cheese fanatics, rejoice! Let us create the perfect gourmet treat with assorted cheeses, nuts, dried fruit, artisan breads & crackers. Please let us know any dietary restrictions or preferences. 24 hr. notice required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logo Wineglass or Champagne Flutes – $10                 bci-wineglasses
Logo Corkscrew with Foilcutter – $10
Logo Coffee Mug – $10

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Frette Velour Robe with embroidered BCI logo – $150 each
Sinfully cozy, soft and comfortable 100% cotton with beautifully stitched full color logo.
One size fits all.

 

 

 

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Napa Valley Blu-Ray DVD featuring photographs by Olof & Elizabeth Carmel of Calistoga’s The Carmel Gallery – $25

 

 

 

High Tea at Brannan Cottage Inn BCI Tea Patio 4
An elegant break from wine tasting…. and a civilized, delicious way to catch up with friends and family over a sumptuous afternoon tea with delectable treats and the finest quality teas.  This added guest amenity is by appointment only in our beautiful garden or cozy parlor. Contact Kathleen Bakula of Mobili-Tea for pricing and details, 415-516-0626  or info@mobili-tea.com.   One week advance notice required.

 

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Custom Flower Arrangement by Calistoga In Bloom –  prices vary

Custom Gift Basket – priced individually
We will happily create the perfect gift basket with deluxe chocolates, cheese & fruit, chocolate dipped strawberries, tea & cookies, or specialty items of your choosing – just ask!  (48 hour notice required)

Contact one of our hospitality goddesses for help with any gift item. 707-942-4200
info@brannancottageinn.com

The High-Tech B&Bs of Napa Valley

 

  • by WineCountry.com staff
  • on AUGUST 22, 2016

The bed and breakfast is an old concept, but locations around Napa Valley use modern amenities and innovative technology to breathe new life into this classic form of lodging. Here are eight spots that do something new without sacrificing the quaint, homey atmosphere that makes a bed and breakfast special in the first place.

Calistoga Comfort

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Brannan Cottage Inn
109 Wappo Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-4200
TripAdvisor: 5 stars, 94 reviews

The Brannan Cottage Inn brims with historic charm from the outside, but the six rooms contained within this Victorian relic of Calistoga are filled with the most comforting of modern amenities, including high-speed wireless internet and flat screen TVs with complimentary access to Netflix and HBO. Each room comes with an espresso machine, while the lobby offers organic teas and coffees for alternate choices of caffeine. Bathrooms are stocked with high-end toiletries from Malin + Goetz and are equipped with heated floors for extra warmth after hot shower.

Insider tip: Don’t be surprised if you get more than breakfast here—guests are often greeted with a cheese and fruit tray, as well as commemorative wine glasses for extra special occasions.