Brannan Cottage Inn


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.

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!