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 that define the historical significance of the property.” Inn owner Amar Patel says, “We are humbled and honored to receive this award. It’s very gratifying that the hard work that went into this project be recognized by the very people who understand the commitment required.” Napa County Landmarks was a valued partner and historical resource during the eight month long restoration and renovation process.
For over four decades, Napa County Landmarks (NCL) has presented Awards of Merit to recognize exemplary efforts in Historic Preservation. The Award is given to businesses, organizations, and individuals whose project or work represents outstanding contributions and excellence in preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use as it relates to historic buildings, structures, and landscapes within Napa County.
Since its grand reopening a year ago, Brannan Cottage Inn has also been awarded Best Hotel Renovation of the West from Sunset Magazine’s 2015 Travel Awards for its stylish blend of historic elements and modern amenities. As Sunset says: “To be a finalist for a Sunset Travel Award puts you in extremely good company; to be a winner puts you among a group of elite A-list destinations and experiences.”
– Eden Umble, Marketing & Hospitality Director