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Give Back Gift Card Challenge

The gift of self-care that gives back: Buy a gift card for a relaxing upcoming stay at Brannan Cottage Inn, and we’ll make a donation to support COVID19 relief efforts in our community.

For every $250 in gift card value you purchase, we’ll make a $25 donation in your name to the Napa Valley Community Foundation. NVCF helps the most vulnerable in our region though emergency financial assistance, support for safety net health & family organizations, and helps provide COVID19 testing through Napa County Department of Health.

You may use your gift card for an upcoming stay for yourself, or give to a family member or friend. Stay includes breakfast at Sam’s General Store on property. Our landmark boutique hotel centered in Calistoga is the ideal place to start planning a much-needed wellness getaway. From our renowned town’s hot springs spas to rugged mountain scenery, Calistoga has been a destination for rejuvenation for over 150 years. Our award-winning hospitality staff can help create the perfect stay with recommendations for food, wine and active things to do.

To purchase your gift card, call 707-942-4200 or contact us at

Terms & Conditions:
Valid for new gift card purchases only. Offer does not apply to existing reservations and may not be used for third party bookings.
Gift card value does not expire.

A Curated Napa Valley Wine Country Experience

Savor the breadth of the Napa Valley wine country with this hand-curated experience brought to you by Brannan Cottage Inn.

Package includes a two-night stay at Brannan Cottage Inn, dinner at a Michelin Star Chef-owned restaurant, winery tours, wine tastings, and more. Plus a chance to enjoy a classic Calistoga wellness experience with exclusive spa access available only to Brannan Cottage Inn guests.

Curated Calistoga Experience Package

Two-Night Weekend Stay

$1295 ($1695 value)

Two-Night Stay Sunday–Thursday

$1095 ($1495 value)

Limited Time — Available now through April 30th!

For reservations, please contact Eden Umble, Hospitality & Marketing Director

(707) 942-4200 | Eden@BRANNANCOTTAGEINN.COM

Package Details:

Brannan Cottage Inn Two-Night stay for 2

A boutique landmark hotel that artfully blends history, modern luxury, and warm hospitality, situated in the beautiful, welcoming Napa Valley. 

Surrounded by lush gardens and centrally located in downtown Calistoga, this intimate 6-room hotel is featured on TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame, winning Certificates of Excellence for five-star reviews for five years in a row. (2015-2019). 

Our custom-appointed King rooms are outfitted with in-demand comforts such as luxury pillow-topped beds & linens, exquisite ensuite bathrooms with heated tile floors, bathrobes, rain showerheads, luxury bath & shower products, and in-room espresso machines. Two rooms feature a fireplace and a private deck.

The Charter Oak Dinner for 2

The Charter Oak is a restaurant in the heart of the Napa Valley owned by Chef Christopher Kostow of the Three Star Michelin-rated The Restaurant at Meadowood. The Charter Oak is centered on a celebratory, family-style dining experience, with simple, approachable, and seasonal food – grilled meats, beautiful vegetables from their farm, local wines, and unparalleled cocktails. The menu reflects the products of the Napa Valley through an elemental cooking style, with a hearth at its center, and by highlighting one or two ingredients at a time.

(up to $200 value)

Dinner for 2 at Solbar

Calistoga’s most heralded restaurant 

This locals’ favorite is where you’ll find area vintners gathered after hours over craft cocktails, friends unwinding over leisurely dinners, and couples letting time slip away under the glow of a 20-foot fire pit. Solbar divides its menu into light, delicate flavors to stimulate your palate, and bold, savory dishes to comfort your soul, all with ingredients that showcase the best of what’s fresh and seasonal in the Napa Valley. Relax on the sun-dappled terrace under fruitless mulberry trees, or head inside, where the Napa barn-meets-San Francisco loft features sliding glass doors that open onto panoramic views of the Palisades Mountains.

$250 Food & Beverage Credit 

Chateau Montelena Library Tasting for 2

This unique and extraordinary seated tasting opportunity will feature older vintages and selections that highlight the age-ability of Chateau Montelena’s wines. Chateau Montelena’s long and distinguished history of producing fine wines is showcased along with a look into the families who have influenced the estate. The tasting takes place at Chateau Montelena’s private Library Room where you will have the opportunity to enjoy and purchase wines not commonly available in the marketplace.

($135 Value)

Knights Bridge Winery Vault Tasting for 2

You are invited to a guided tasting of Knights Bridge limited production Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. A pairing of artisan cheeses will complement your wine tasting.  Your private, seated experience will include a tasting of five wines from the limited releases of the Knights Bridge portfolio.

Hosted in the historic Calistoga National Bank Building, this is a unique and intimate experience featuring our Knights Bridge Wines from both Knights Valley and Napa Valley. Your tasting may include library wines and is customizable according to availability and your group preferences.

($150 Value)

Mad Fritz Origin Beer Brewery Tasting for 2

Mad Fritz crafts beer using a winemaker’s lens where the authenticity of origin is essential to what defines our beer styles and their flavor. We call this approach Origin Beer. We are one of the few breweries in the world that have a malt house, a hop kiln, and hauls in unique water sources to add each beer’s origin. All of our beers are barrel-aged, unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

Your experience at Mad Fritz is a deep dive into how multiple or specific ingredients impact flavor. Your visit will take place in the middle of our brewery surrounded by our beers aging in barrel. We will taste 6 to 8 individual beers that highlight water sourcing, single variety malting barleys, unique hops and barrel influences. This is a beer in a wine glass experience unlike any other.

($70 Value)

Hot Springs Spa Bliss

Experience the healing effects of geothermal waters to improve circulation and restore health. Choose to soak in co-ed geothermal pools at the spa bathhouse or enjoy the various bathing and detoxifying experiences available.

  • Five different pools
  • Cool plunge pool of 50-55 degrees
  • Ambient temperature magnesium-rich pool
  • Large relaxation pool of 98 degrees
  • Jetted saline pool heated to 100-102 degrees 
  • Jetted mineral pool heated to 102-104 degrees. 

This exclusive spa access allows you to enjoy a classic, authentic Calistoga wellness experience that is not available through any other property in town. We created this unique partnership so our guests could experience Calistoga’s famous hot springs relaxation known as “taking the waters.” No other spa allows hot springs pool day-use access without reserving spa treatments separately. Your spa day includes use of the gym, bathhouse, and world-renowned fitness classes.

Additional spa treatments may be purchased separately. 

Complimentary cruiser bikes

Explore Calistoga’s beautiful food & wine terrain during your stay using our complimentary Brannan Cottage Inn bikes. Available to all guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

For reservations, please contact Eden Umble, Hospitality & Marketing Director

(707) 942-4200 | Eden@BRANNANCOTTAGEINN.COM

All featured experiences require advance reservations and are subject to availability. If any of these is not available during your dates of stay, comparable experiences will be scheduled with our partners.

Cycle Back in Time: Historic Bike & Wine Tour

Exclusively for BCI guests, Getaway Adventures has created an easygoing excursion to steep you in local history while sampling wines at fascinating spots. Your friendly guide on this relaxed private bike tour will introduce you to Calistoga founder Sam Brannan with the story behind our 1862 landmark resort cottage.

Pedal down country roads to tastings at a legendary winery that put Calistoga on the world wine map, and a high-end tasting room with a Bonnie & Clyde vibe. At the Sharpsteen Museum, you’ll see a diorama of Brannan’s grand hot springs resort, Wappo Indian baskets and tour another Brannan resort cottage decked out in authentic Victorian style.  After lunch, you’ll explore two other quirky points of historic interest, each with a story to tell.

This 6 mile tour on flat terrain is a fun day for all, and ideal for first-time visitors to the region.
$159 per person includes bike rental and lunch; wine tasting fees and museum donation paid separately. Call 707-942-4200 or email to check availability. 24 hour advance notice is required. Must provide dates of stay at Brannan Cottage Inn and booking confirmation number.


Save 15% on your stay with our Advance Purchase Rate. 

  • Must book at least 14 days prior to arrival.
  • Offer is not combinable with any other offer or discount.
  • Does not apply to groups.
  • Subject to availability.
  • Valid on new reservations only; must book direct on our website.
  • Paid in full at time of booking.  Rate is NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-CANCELLABLE regardless of circumstances. 
  • 2 night minimum stay over a weekend may be required.
  • Blackout dates may apply – not valid 8/31 – 9/2/19

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!

4th Night Free Summer Special

Summer’s here, and the time is right for relaxing, Calistoga style. Stay 3 nights and your 4th night is on us. Explore town on our complimentary cruiser bikes, make exquisite new wine & food discoveries, hike the rugged mountains above Calistoga, or languish at a legendary hot springs spa (separate reservation required; additional charges apply).
As with all amazing offers, some restrictions apply:

  • Limited time rate is NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-CANCELLABLE. No changes in travel dates allowed.
  • 7 day advance purchase required; must book direct on our website. Full room & tax charges taken at time of booking.
  • Not valid for Tuesday or Wednesday arrival.
  • May not be combined with any other offer or discount; subject to availability.
  • Not valid for group bookings.
  • Offer ends 8/29/19.

Check Availability and book now!

Brannan Cottage Inn Spring and Summer 2019 News and Announcements

The first half of the year has flown by for us here at Brannan Cottage Inn! We hit the ground running in 2019 with new ownership, and haven’t looked back since. Everyone here is energized by all the changes taking place around us, and we’re so excited to provide a truly unique, next-level experience for our guests that cannot be found anywhere else in Calistoga.

Brannan Cottage Inn’s Sharp New Look

This one is probably the most dramatic of all the changes, and it’s actually been in the works since almost day one of our new ownership. New owners Carl & Heather Dene have given this great 1862 Victorian lady a fresh look in gray, white and the cheeriest yellow. We have Heather to thank for choosing the color yellow, and it’s not only a chic and modern color palette, but gives a nod to the original paint colors as they would also use yellow as an accent. The new look is prompting smiles from everyone who walks by.

Enjoy a Bike Ride Around Calistoga

Classic cruiser bikes are the perfect relaxed way to explore Calistoga, and now they are available to everyone who stays with us. Our new fleet of complimentary beach cruisers are the perfect way to get around town for all of your wine tasting, gallery hopping, and dining outings. Plus they’re branded with our logo so everyone will know you’re staying at the coolest spot in town!

All King Beds, All the Time

We believe that all of our guests deserve nothing but the very best in-room amenities, so we have upgraded all of our rooms to have King beds. All 6 guest rooms now have the larger, more luxurious and comfortable beds with stylish upholstered headboards. This is just one of the many big & small upgrades on the property. Scroll through all of our different room options here.

Guest Raves

Small is beautiful. Stay with us and you’ll see why guests give our intimate, personal hospitality 5 stars on TripAdvisor

“Amazing!” “Enchanting!” “Heavenly stay in a historic gem!” “Quiet, quaint and perfect”

Our insider hospitality staff Eden & Elizabeth are all about the best food, wine, and spa discoveries that will make your Napa Valley getaway unforgettable.

Ask about our exclusive wine & spa experiences with our favorite partners when calling to book.

Upcoming Events

3rd annual Rose Fest – June 8, Sterling Vineyards

If rosé all day is your idea of heaven, you can’t miss this event. It’s an unabashed celebration of the best rosés from all over Napa Valley, benefiting breast cancer research & education through the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

If you have any questions about Brannan Cottage Inn or would like to book a stay at our historic boutique hotel in Calistoga, please feel free to contact us here. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you plan an unforgettable visit to Napa Valley.


 We Know Exactly What She Wants for Mother’s Day

Sure, brunch is nice, but what the supermom in your life really wants is some over-the-top Napa Valley pampering. Treat her to an idyllic getaway with a gift card at Calistoga’s sweetest historic boutique hotel, complete with wine, flowers, chocolates and hot springs spa time. 

Mother’s Day Special

  • Purchase a gift card of $300 or more with this exclusive offer
  • Includes complimentary wine tasting at Romeo Cellars and cruiser bikes to explore town in style
  • Add flowers and chocolates for $50
  • Ask us about hot springs spa access to one of Calistoga’s 5 star luxury resorts! Additional charges apply.

    *Package must be redeemed within one year of purchase. Black out dates & restrictions apply. Must book direct on our website or by phone (707-942-4200). Does not apply to existing reservations. May not be combined with any other offer or discount.

Brannan Cottage Inn has Some Exciting News to Share

With changes and updates starting to take shape, Brannan Cottage Inn will always be committed to celebrating our rich historic lineage. Built by California’s first millionaire Sam Brannan in 1862 as part of his hot springs resort which put Calistoga on the map, this is the only resort cottage still on its original site. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Brannan Cottage Inn is among the most significant landmarks in all of Napa Valley.    

New Year, New Chapter for Brannan Cottage Inn

2019 started off with a bang here at BCI as we’re officially under new ownership. Carl Dene and wife Heather purchased the property and officially took the reins in early January. While it’s only been a short time, the Denes have already gotten the wheels turning on a variety of updates and improvements, while remaining true to the rich historical value that Brannan Cottage Inn brings to our community and world-class destination of Calistoga.

Meet  Our New Owners

The Denes – especially Carl – fell in love with not only the Inn itself, but with Calistoga’s colorful visionary founder Sam Brannan, and the unique culture of this. Just like Sam himself, Carl doesn’t do things halfway. His big, fresh ideas to make the Inn a singular destination for travelers,  and also a place for the community to gather.

Once you have a  chance to come in and meet Carl for yourself, you will immediately recognize that he is just the right person to lead the way for the future of Brannan Cottage Inn. We are beyond excited to see his big vision for the property come to life.

Coming Soon: The Sam Brannan General Store

With the addition of a General Store, we will support our community by carrying local goods and products including exclusive items available nowhere else. (This element ties back to Calistoga history as Brannan used to have a general store right up the block on Wappo Avenue).

We’re excited that the general store will invite locals to enjoy spending time on the property along with our guests to share good times and Sam stories!

An Updated Look and Feel

Keep an eye out for some crisp new paint colors, a reimagined lounge space in the parlor, new outdoor seating areas, and fun, thoughtful personalized touches throughout. Carl’s background in design and hospitality are evident in all his aesthetic choices, and providing guests with a top-notch experience is just the beginning.

Innovative In-Room Technology

Each room will soon be equipped with Brannan Cottage Inn tablets that will provide an interactive experience. Any questions have about the room, the Inn’s history, what to do around Calistoga, how to turn on the fireplace, etc., will be easily accessible.

Still Here: That Warm, Welcoming Guest Experience

Not to say that legendary personalized experiences are going anywhere. Quite the opposite; they’re only getting better. We are also excited to announce that Eden Umble is back as our Hospitality and Marketing Director. Eden is our resident Calistoga expert and passionate BCI veteran who loves creating the perfect itineraries for our guests based on their specific interests and taste.

She can give insider recommendations on where to eat, taste wine, take a hike, enjoy a bike ride, learn quirky tidbits about Calistoga, see some beautiful local artwork…  the list goes on. She is also here to assure that your stay is as comfortable as possible, whether that means special requests, turn-down service, flowers & chocolates in your room, or anything else that might take your BCI getaway to the next level.  

We Invite  You To Visit Us Soon

The best way for you to experience all the new and exciting improvements we have going on is to stay and see them for yourself. You can check availability and book a room here, including seasonal specials available only by booking direct on our website, or feel free to contact us with any questions. Give us a call at (707) 942-4200 or email  We can’t wait to welcome you – or welcome you back!

Styled Elopement Shoot with Tan Weddings & Events

Talk about romantic! This styled shoot highlights the timeless glamour of Brannan Cottage Inn as the setting for a dreamy Napa Valley elopement. We love the rich colors, striking florals, hand-lettered paperie and sophisticated boho details which perfectly suit our well-traveled bride and groom, Maike & Tyrone.  Our thanks to the inspired creative team behind these looks, assembled by Tan Weddings and Events, captured with flair by photographer Holly D. A standout feature of this 1862 Victorian landmark is its wide wraparound porch framed by graceful columns – a natural spot for vows to be exchanged, classic as any church for history lovers. Explore the complete gallery here. 

Let us introduce you to Brannan Cottage Inn…

Built in 1860 by Calistoga town founder (and California’s first millionaire) Samuel Brannan, Brannan Cottage Inn is an architectural treasure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Once one of 15 grand cottages at Brannan’s hot springs resort which put Calistoga on the global spa map, the Inn today is the only cottage still on its original site. (Two other 1860 resort cottages were moved to new locations in town, including the Sharpsteen Museum on Washington Street).

Lovingly restored in 2014 by new owners Amar Patel & family of the Anvaya Group, Brannan Cottage Inn was reborn as an artful blend of historic charm and modern comforts, winning the 2015 Sunset Award for Best Hotel Renovation of the West. Its six luxurious, thoughtfully appointed guest rooms, each with its own charm, invite guests to make Calistoga their home away from home.  The elevated Deluxe King Room 5, pictured here, is a perfect honeymoon suite with its cozy fireplace and private terrace overlooking the garden.  Located blocks from the center of downtown Calistoga, Brannan Cottage Inn is set on a quiet side street, with abundant restaurants, tasting rooms, shops and spas within strolling distance.

The Inn’s savvy hospitality team will gladly create a custom honeymoon itinerary for each couple according to their interests, from fine dining and hot air balloon adventures to hiking/biking, spa relaxation, and private wine experiences with a local flavor.

Dreaming of an elopement at a uniquely historic venue? We would be honored to be part of your special day. Contact us to request a quote.

Photo: Holly D Photography
Venue: Brannan Cottage Inn
Planning, Design, Paperie, Silk Ribbon: Tan Weddings & Events
Video: Media 59
Florals: Bloom & Vine
Rentals: Theoni Collection
Linens: Party Crush Studio
Hair/Makeup: 360 Salon & Day Spa
Cake & Design: Batter Up Cakery
Apparel Stylist: Simone Vianna Designer
Ring: Robindira Unsworth
Chocolates: Earth & Sky Chocolates
Wine & Tasting Room: Knights Bridge Winery
Sparkling Wine: Schramsberg Vineyards
Pennant Banner: Eden Umble
Models: Maike & Tyrone Mancuso



Fodor’s Awards – 12 Best Small Hotels & Inns in Napa and Sonoma

We’re bursting with pride to earn this great award from Fodor’s Travel. It’s an honor to be mentioned alongside these extraordinary properties representing the best of intimate wine country hospitality in our stunning Napa Valley region, and our equally beautiful neighbor, Sonoma County. We’re thrilled Brannan Cottage Inn’s stylish mix of modern comforts and deeply rooted history (along with a dollop of insider hospitality) make it a place you want to stay again and again. We can’t wait to welcome you for the first time, or welcome you back!

12 Best Small Hotels and Inns in Napa and Sonoma
 Daniel Mangin | February 12, 2018

“Travelers who value personality in style, setting, and hospitality often stay at the Wine Country’s boutique hotels and smaller inns, many of them owner operated. These dozen properties, all with a dozen rooms or fewer, provide an intimate experience that earns them high praise from guests and consistent repeat business.”

#11 – Brannan Cottage Inn

Why we made the list…

“One of the original remaining cottages from namesake Sam Brannan’s 1860s spa resort is the centerpiece of this six-room inn a few blocks north of downtown Calistoga’s short main drag. You could spend well more to stay at a nearby resort and not feel as coddled as you will here. A 2014 renovation injected glamour and vintage-yet-modern style.” Read full review. Read the complete list.