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Visit our Napa Valley Partners

Calistoga and Napa Valley have some of the best wineries, wellness spas, and restaurants in the world. We are proud to partner with several of these local merchants. They are some of our favorite places to visit in the Valley. [...]

The Top Reasons to Book a Calistoga Hotel for Your Pre-Holiday Staycation

Before the holiday season gets into full swing, sneak off for an actual vacation at Brannan Cottage Inn! We understand that just because you have a few days off for the holidays doesn’t mean they are necessarily a “vacation.” But [...]

Reasons to Enjoy a Calistoga Spa Day Before the Holiday Hustle

Come treat yourself to an authentic Calistoga hot springs experience before the out-of-towners arrive. The holidays are here which, for most of us, means jam-packed schedules full of family, friends, gift-buying, entertaining, and errands — lots and lots of errands. [...]

Turn your Wine Retreat into a Workday Getaway

Work from home? Why not work from Brannan Cottage Inn? Work from one of our updated rooms, or even outside on our distanced patio or beautiful lawn. Fresh coffee, bites, and refreshment are never far away with Sam’s General Store [...]

Tripadvisor Travelers Choice 2021 Award Recipient

Brannan Cottage Inn Wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award. Brannan Cottage Inn is excited to share that we’ve been honored by Tripadvisor for the seventh year in a row. This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers [...]


Our sense of caring for one another is stronger than ever during this global pandemic. We believe the true nature of hospitality at this extraordinary time involves trust and a demonstrated concern for everyone's health and well-being. The Napa Valley [...]

Weekday Getaway, enjoy a third night free

Avoid the crowds and enjoy a weekday getaway.   Book two nights and your third night on us! Winter in Calistoga is a beautiful time of year. It’s mustard season and the vineyards are glowing yellow and green. Our town [...]

Sam’s Open Daily

SAM'S GENERAL STORE OPEN DAILY 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM At Sam's General Store We're so excited to open our doors again to serve the community we love!Come by from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and say hello—we'd love to [...]


Give the ultimate gift of a Napa Valley wellness getaway at this intimate boutique hotel, for yourself or someone special. Get a bonus added to your gift card total! Up to $250. Gift cards purchased online can be sent directly [...]

Tripadvisor Travelers Choice 2020 Award Recipient

Brannan Cottage Inn is excited to share that we’ve been honored by Tripadvisor for the sixth year in a row, this time receiving their new Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Award. This recognition from Tripadvisor is one that we’re pretty familiar with, [...]

Stay Safe Summer Special

Small is beautiful! Our intimate six-room property is the ideal place for a safe Napa Valley getaway. Each King guest room has its own private entrance and is sanitized to the highest standards for your health & safety. Contactless check-in [...]


Keeping you safe during your Napa Valley getaway. TOP 5 CLEANING AND SAFETY MEASURES IN OUR GUEST ROOMS AND ON OUR PROPERTY. The safety of our guests is our top priority.

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 [...]

Plan a Wellness Getaway

Whether you are in search of a long weekend getaway, a romantic anniversary, a girl's trip, or just an excuse to get out of the city, Brannan Cottage Inn is the perfect place to anchor your Napa Valley stay. With [...]

Want the whole place to yourself?

IT'S ALL YOURS Are you celebrating a special occasion this year? Or maybe you're looking for a new spin on the old corporate team retreat? Brannan Cottage Inn is an idyllic home base in the heart of Calistoga for your [...]

Introducing Sam’s General Store

What was once a formal parlor right off the main lobby of Brannan Cottage Inn has been transformed into a brand-new general store and gourmet grocer unlike any other you will find in Calistoga. Owner Carl Dene and his team [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Things We Loved About 2017

It’s an understatement to say it’s been an unforgettable year.  Here at Brannan Cottage Inn, we celebrated all kinds of great things with our guests, noted a few milestones, shed a few happy tears, laughed a lot, and other than […]

CNN Travel: 7 Best Places to Stay In Napa Valley

ELITE ESCAPES 7 best places to stay in Napa Valley Matt Villano • Updated 8th September 2017 FacebookTwitterEmail (CNN) — There are three parts to an epic Napa Valley getaway: Life-changing wine-tastings, scrumptious meals and sumptuous accommodations. Reputation and word of mouth make […]

Win the Ultimate Napa Valley Vacation Contest

Get away with Triumph Wine Group and experience the laid-back luxury Napa Valley lifestyle.  Enter for your chance to win an amazing prize package for two (2):  Roundtrip Airfare with Alaska Airlines Three (3) night stay in Deluxe King accommodations […]

5 Romantic Weekend Getaways in California

The historic Brannan Cottage Inn in Calistoga was one of several cottages built by Sam Brannan. (Photo: Brannan Cottage Inn) From Napa to San Diego and the Santa Barbara wine country to Carmel and Bodega Bay By JACKIE BURRELL | | Bay Area […]

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – 3 Years in a Row!

We’re gobsmacked to earn this great honor for the third straight year (2017, 2016, 2015).  Thank you to our amazing guests for their five star reviews! Your delightful comments about your stay, our cozy hotel and our personalized hospitality always […]

Brannan Cottage Inn, Napa Valley, California

Brannan Cottage Inn Napa Valley, California, United States View on a map 8 out of 10 Telegraph expert rating Built by Calistoga town founder Samuel Brannan. Warm and welcoming Brannan Cottage Inn is the last remaining 1860 resort cottage still in its […]

Wellness Springs Eternal in Calistoga, California

Wellness springs eternal in Calistoga, Calif. Carol Ann Davidson, Tribune News Service on May 8, 2017 Published in Travel News Old Faithful Geyser was showing off: spewing his endless stream of hot mineral water high into the blue sky. He […]

In The News: Our Wallpaper Style in Gallery Magazine

Gallery Magazine, Spring 2017 Issue Off the Walls We visit far-flung places – and even some closer to home – for many reasons: to learn, rest, escape, indulge. Of course, the hotels we stay in give us access to some […]

Arts in April Event: The Art of Tea, Saturday 4/29

Join us for a benefit for Calistoga Art Center.  This intimate art reception & spring tea party at the historic Brannan Cottage Inn celebrates the art of living well. Explore the work of local artists Elizabeth Stokkebye, Matt Sarconi & […]

Weekend in Calistoga: Hotels, Spas and Wineries

BY JULIAN HATFIELD UNITED STATES   Nestled in the iconic wine county of northern California, just a little further north of Napa, is the quaint town of Calistoga. The town was originally made famous by the natural hot springs and volcanic […]

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 […]


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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Treats & In Room Services Menu

Brannan Cottage Inn Gift Certificates 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 […]

The High-Tech B&Bs of Napa Valley

by 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 […]

Brannan Cottage Inn in The Tea House Times

Not only are we excited to announce Afternoon Tea as a new guest amenity, we’re thrilled to have this delightfully elegant experience featured in the September/October 2016 issue of The Tea House Times. “Visitors flock to Napa Valley for world-class […]

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, […]

Brannan Cottage Inn featured in

California Dreaming in Calistoga by Katherine Bond,, Jun. 2, 2016 “There’s a magical magnetism to a place like Brannan Cottage Inn…” Napa Valley is a 30-mile long destination with rich, undulating hillsides. Within it, more than 500 wineries squeeze […]

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – 2 years in a row

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is given for consistently great reviews from travelers.  Hospitality is our reason to get up in the morning, our pride and our joy.  The highest praise we can imagine is a five star review from […]

Experience Napa Valley’s best wine, art & scenery with guided hikes

When all of us at Brannan Cottage Inn heard this brilliant idea to offer guided hikes highlighting art, history and literary legends in the stunning scenery that surrounds us, we flipped.  Talk about experiencing everything that makes this place special […]

Art Deco Style Wedding Inspiration Shoot on

Jazz Age meets Victorian elegance in this vintage wedding inspiration shoot at Brannan Cottage Inn, featured on the wedding style blog  (How jazzed are we?!? Very!!)  Floral designer Tina Chiotti-Stewart of Calistoga In Bloom proposed this 1920’s Art Deco styled wedding […]

You Don’t Need a Car in Napa Valley

Exploring Napa Valley for the first time can be daunting.  Our guests Josh & Andrew skipped renting a car, leaving the driving to the experts, and had an amazing time. Here’s how they did it. Guest Blog by Joshua Kinsey: […]

Wine Club Member Preferred Rate

Brannan Cottage Inn proudly partners with select Napa Valley wineries to offer their wine club members special preferred lodging rates or complimentary VIP amenities when you mention they sent you.  Ask about it at your favorite winery.  You must mention […]

Calistoga Winter Wine Getaway

Leonard & Rose Westman were the lucky winners of VisitCalistoga‘s Winter in the Wineries Getaway contest.  Their deluxe prize package included a 2 night stay at Brannan Cottage Inn, 2 Winter in the Wineries Passports with tastings at 15 top […]

Napa Valley Restaurant Week

One of the most delicious reasons to visit Napa Valley in Cabernet Season is Restaurant Week, Jan. 24-31, 2016. Napa Valley Restaurant Week allows locals and visitors to dine and delight throughout the valley and experience our legendary food and wine culture. […]

2015 Top Ten Highlights

2015 was a very good year! Our small but mighty Brannan Cottage Inn hospitality team was lucky enough to welcome thousands of guests from all over the world, help pull off some romantic surprises for engagements, anniversaries and significant birthday […]

USA Today: 10 Best Romantic Hotels

By Dana Rebmann Napa Valley Local Expert Napa Valley’s more than 400 wineries make the world-renowned stretch of wine country the ideal place for a romantic getaway.  Whether it’s sipping wine at a tasting room or wandering through downtown Napa […]

Cyber Monday Extends to Luxury Travel

November 25, 2015 From the Robb Report Luxury Newswire For Cyber Monday, luxury hotels and resorts are offering limited time deals on their best activities and rooms. From getting up close and personal with a rhinoceros in South Africa to lounging on […]

Weekend Escape: Los Angeles Times

  A weekend of sampling the good life, pure and simple, in Calistoga, Calif. By Michele Bigley Napa Valley may be one of the premier wine regions on the planet, but Calistoga has no hint of the haute tourist scene […]

Win a Calistoga Wine Getaway

What could be more romantic than a winter getaway to explore the best of Calistoga, starting with a two night stay at our delectably stylish Inn?  You could be the lucky winner of Visit Calistoga’s Winter in the Wineries Getaway […]

Napa Valley Film Festival, Nov. 11-15

Billed as the ultimate celebration of film, food & wine, the 5th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival lights up this gorgeous region from Nov. 11 – 15.  For the moviegoing fanatic, it’s a chance to dive into a pure environment […]

Inn Receives Award of Merit

  Brannan Cottage Inn, built in 1860 by Calistoga’s founder Sam Brannan and renovated in 2014, has won an Award of Merit for Historic Preservation from Napa County Landmarks. The award recognizes “preservation excellence in materials, features, finishes, and construction techniques […]

Valley Fire Relief: How to Help

We stand with our friends and neighbors in the Lake County communities of Middletown & Cobb affected by the Valley Fire.  If you would like to make a monetary donation to directly help the victims of this devastating event, here’s […]

Napa’s Brannan Cottage creates getaway for food-loving couples by Patti Pietschmann, LA Travel Diva Examiner August 19, 20155:07 PM  A historic cottage for two Courtesy of Brannan Cottage Inn with permission to use If you and your significant other are looking for a romantic getaway where you can enjoy […]

Advance Purchase Special – Save up to 15%

          Experience award-winning luxury in a uniquely historic, welcoming setting as you save 15% on Best Available Rate midweek, 10% on weekends, with this limited time offer. We’re celebrating our Best Hotel Renovation Award from Sunset […]

Innkeeper’s Guide to Napa Valley

We’re tickled to be included in this great round up of things to do in Napa Valley from Brannan Cottage Inn, Calistoga With its arcaded porch and box molding ceilings, the Brannan Cottage Inn in Calistoga showcases the finest […]

Join our team! We’re Hiring

Join Brannan Cottage Inn’s award-winning Hospitality Team WINNER – Best Hotel Renovation, Sunset Magazine’s 2015 Travel Awards An artful blend of authentic history and modern amenities, Brannan Cottage Inn was built in 1860 by Calistoga founder Sam Brannan and reimagined in […]

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, […]

The story behind our piano

An extraordinary gift from an exceptional family: The magnificent Andersons and the history of the Inn’s 1880 piano The elegant Guild, Church & Co. piano which graces Brannan Cottage Inn’s parlor regularly stops visitors in their tracks with its unusual […]

Inn-Escapable: Calistoga’s Brannan Cottage Inn

Brannan Cottage Inn – by Tony Hicks, San Jose Mercury News, Posted 5/05/15 History buffs should know the six-room Brannan Cottage Inn, in its original incarnation, was established in 1860, a year before the Civil War broke out. The cottage […]

Smithsonian Magazine’s 20 Best Small Towns to Visit

All of us at Brannan Cottage Inn are thrilled to be mentioned in this great roundup of best small towns across America.  See #7, Calistoga, mention below. Read complete story here.   By Bess Lovejoy April 16, 2015 When […]

Arts in April: Elizabeth Stokkebye Artist Reception

As part of Arts in April, the month-long Napa Valley celebration of the elemental connection between art and wine, we’re proud to host this reception for noted Calistoga artist Elizabeth Stokkebye, whose striking paintings and photographs will be enhanced by […]

“Simply Summer” Special for Pride Month

Soak It Up.  Summer’s Best in Napa Valley! “Sweet On You” PRIDE Month Amenity in June Slip into summer at Brannan Cottage Inn where lazy days of local Napa wine tasting, strolling through historic Calistoga, and completely surrendering to relaxation […]

Sunset Magazine’s Best of the West

We admit we’re pretty jazzed to be featured in the April 2015 issue of Sunset as Best of the West.  (It’s even better to be mentioned alongside our friends at @SenzaHotelNapa, another historic property which has recently been revamped, which […]

Fodor’s Review

A 2014 renovation injected glamour and vintage-yet-modern style into this small inn whose centerpiece is an 1860s cottage from Calistoga’s original spa era. Stained oak floors, wainscoting, and retro bathroom fixtures recall Victorian times, period electrical switch plates and ornate […]

Brannan Spring Break – Save 10% midweek

Shake off the winter blues by booking a “Brannan Spring Break” in Napa Valley. As days grow longer, grapevines begin to bud, and the Napa Valley rejuvenates with the arrival of spring. Brannan Cottage Inn offers an ideal location to […]

Let Us Spoil You… Tell Us Your Story!

It’s the little things that make life special. Our guests are celebrating all kinds of milestones with us, and we love nothing more than making a big fuss over each one in its own unique way.  Here are just a […]

Bubbly New Year’s Eve Special

Raucous parties not your thing?  Your intimate New Year‘s Eve celebration for two at our historic reimagined inn includes: One night stay in a luxurious  room with Frette linens & cozy robes, in-room illy Espresso, flatscreen TV with premium entertainment for just $259/night + […]

Announcing our E-Concierge

It’s here!  In keeping with our theme of historic meets modern, our exclusive e-concierge is a handy way for our guests to plan their itineraries in advance, access useful information about the Inn, maps and learn about our preferred partner […]

Wine, Mud and a Little Cottage

Cottage Industry An Undemanding Cottage of Your Own in Napa 1860 was a pretty good year. Dickens published the first installment of Great Expectations. Lincoln got elected. But it was tough to find a place to watch In a World… on streaming. […]

In The News

San Francisco Chronicle: Where, how to find a place to stay in Napa Valley By Jeanne Cooper Updated 8:14 am, Saturday, October 11, 2014 Brannan Cottage Inn in Calistoga offers six rooms, four that have a Victorian feel and a modern […]

Guests Rave: A Few Kind Words

We are happily open and welcoming visitors from all over the world.* Our hospitality staff is having a blast introducing guests to our favorite secret haunts, and telling stories about the rich history of our beautiful 154 year old inn. […]

Earthquake Update: Historic Inn Unaffected

The 6.0 Napa earthquake certainly woke up Calistoga, along with all of Napa Valley and surrounding areas, in an unforgettable way this morning. Our thoughts are with everyone in our community, particularly in Napa and American Canyon, who’ve been profoundly […]

A Napa Valley Icon Reimagined

Calistoga’s Historic, Reimagined Six-Room Property Brings a Modern Twist to Intimate Victorian Elegance A captivating reflection of a bygone era in Napa Valley history, Brannan Cottage Inn announces its grand reopening on October 1, 2014 as the region’s newest intimate […]

The Renovation

The historic restoration and modernization of the Brannan Cottage Inn took place from February – August 2014. Here are just some of the elements of this major undertaking, green/luxury upgrade and labor of love. Energy efficiency was built into both […]

Modern design that honors the past

It’s not hype when we say Brannan Cottage Inn has been completely reimagined.   Much more than a mere renovation, in its new incarnation (previewing September 1, 2014), this 154 year old raving beauty will have a completely new look and […]

What’s that street name again?

Wappo? Wapoo? You may notice, when you turn onto our street, that some of the street signs call it Wappo Avenue, while others call it Wapoo. Your GPS may find one spelling right away and come up blank on the […]

Revisiting The Past

Welcome to the Brannan Cottage Inn blog! I’m thrilled to kick this off on the decidedly celebratory day that is July 4th and tell you what we have in store for future guests and friends of the reimagined Brannan Cottage […]

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