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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 puts a smile on our faces, and allow us to serve you better each year. Whether it’s your fifth stay with us or your first, we can’t wait to welcome you back.  Speaking of your next visit…

Explore our summer specials now – So many choices, you really have no excuse not to be here already.
Better With Friends – save 30% when you invite friends or family to join you here at BCI
Fifth Night Free – save 20% on your stay
Advance Purchase Rate – Save up to 15%
Military VIP Special – those in active duty military service and veterans get 10% off plus all kinds of extras to show our appreciation, every day

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Insider concierge services make Brannan Cottage Inn unique
We’re here to help make your Napa Valley experience unforgettable. Let us customize suggestions for wine, food, spa, tours and much more.  Call us to chat! 707-942-4200 or info@brannancottageinn.com.

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 & Karen Lynn Ingalls, and enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea demonstration by Mobili-Tea mobile tea service.

Saturday April 29 – 1pm-4pm (Artist Reception with light refreshments, $20 suggested donation)
2pm-4pm (Reception & Afternoon Tea/Lunch $60 – attendance is limited; advance appointment required by 4/26)

Brannan Cottage Inn
109 Wappo Ave. Calistoga CA 94515

Tickets and Information: 707-942-4200
Buy tickets online here

A portion of the proceeds benefit Calistoga Art Center

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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 second 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.

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.

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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!

Gifts & Room Service Menu

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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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.

 

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.

Veggie and Hummous Dip Plate for two – $25
Healthy & fresh appetizer to enjoy on our sunny patio or your private deck (Deluxe King rooms) – assorted fresh veggies (baby carrots, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, jicama, mushrooms) with hummous dip.

coffeeloversgiftbsktCoffee Lover’s 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, presented in a gift basket with gift tag

Wine Lover’s Gift Basket – $40
2  BCI logo wine glasses and corkscrew with foilcutter, in a gift basket with gift tag

 

 

 

BCI Logo Merch
Logo 15 oz. Wineglass 
– $10 each               bci-wineglasses
Logo Corkscrew with Foilcutter – $10
Logo Coffee Mug – $10

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     Box of 16 handmade artisanal chocolates by Earth & Sky Chocolates – $30
Boasting inventive flavor combinations and exquisite ingredients, these little works of art taste event better than they look. Made right here in Calistoga!  Oh my, are these are favorite new thing…

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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

 

 

 

Afternoon 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.   Two week advance notice required; 4 to 12 guests.

 

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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)

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 707-942-4200.

Please contact one of our hospitality goddesses for help with any gift item or room service order. 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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Image Source: Yelp

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.

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, Calistoga’s Brannan Cottage Inn offers Afternoon Tea as a classic way to reconnect between wine tastings. This added guest amenity by Kathleen Bakula of Mobili-Tea is a charming mashup of Victorian tradition meets relaxed Napa Valley style, served in this uniquely historic spot built in 1860.

A longtime tea aficionado and Napa Valley resident, Bakula is a key member of Brannan Cottage Inn’s hospitality team. She chose to launch her by-appointment mobile tea service in the Napa Valley with Brannan Cottage Inn.  The picturesque Inn was the ideal setting to imagine days gone by when one could sit down to afternoon tea in a leisurely country atmosphere, as Calistoga’s founder and the Inn’s namesake Sam Brannan and his guests may have done on this very spot.

Using delectable local ingredients, vintage linens and china to create an intimate, elegant but never stuffy experience, Bakula’s afternoon tea is served in the garden, under the canopy of the Inn’s 300 year old Siberian Elm tree, or, if the day is cool, by the fire in the cozy parlor of this recently restored architectural gem.

To inquire about Brannan Cottage Inn’s Afternoon Tea service by prior appointment for your upcoming stay, contact Kathleen Bakula, kathleen@brannancottageinn.com, or call 707-942-4200.

Kathleen Bakula of Mobili-T offers private afternoon high tea by appointment.

Kathleen Bakula of Mobili-Tea offers private afternoon tea by appointment.

 

GlitterAndSpice.com blog: Watercolor Dress

Watercolor Dress

Watercolor Dress

In case I haven’t made it clear yet, Napa Valley might just be my favorite place on earth. It’s my happy place. The perfect place to wear a watercolor dress, a maxi dress, or a ginormous hat with a big, fat bow. My recent trip was my third trip in a year and a half to wine country, and my first-ever trip to Calistoga.

During my time in Napa, I stayed at the Brannan Cottage Inn in Calistoga. This boutique inn has only six rooms – making it the perfect spot to stay on a romantic getaway or to rent out for a girls’ getaway – and offers truly amazing individualized guest attention.

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What I’m Wearing:

DRESS: SIMILAR, SIMILAR, SIMILAR / SHOES: ASOS / PURSE: J.CREW FACTORY
EARRINGS: KENDRA SCOTT, OLD (SIMILAR) / RING: BAUBLEBAR
SUNGLASSES: KAREN WALKER VIA DITTO, C/O (USE CODE “GLITTERANDSPICE” FOR 1ST MONTH FREE)

During my stay, the Brannan Cottage Inn arranged the most amazing excursions for me and my friend. Coordinating with Luxury Electric Wine Tours, a local company that offers personalized tours (with a driver) using only all-electric vehicles, Brannan Cottage Inn sent us on the wine tour to end all wine tours. In a Tesla. So fun!

After enjoying a lazy morning (complete with breakfast in bed!), we were picked up, sparkling wine in hand, and shepherded over to Silver Trident Winery. Silver Trident was probably my favorite winery of the day. The tasting room is gorgeously designed (all Ralph Lauren!) and the sauvignon blanc and the rose were delicious. We then visited Quixote Winery, enjoyed lunch at Farmstead – home to what was quite possibly one of the best burgers I’ve ever had (pictured above) – and finished up our tasting at Del Dotto Vineyards (their cave tour is positively incredible). I so highly recommend reaching out to Luxury Electric Wine Tours on your next trip out to Napa… and definitely request Adam if you do a Tesla tour – he and his wife own the company and he knows Napa Valley like the back of his hand!

On our second day, Brannan Cottage Inn arranged for us to go on a tasting and tour at Davis Estates. Oh my gosh. If you have an eye for interior design (or just like pretty things), I so highly recommend going. It was seriously the most gorgeous winery I’ve ever visited (and I’ve been to my fair share!). Really just par for course on this picturesque, gorgeous trip!

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A BIG THANK YOU TO THE BRANNAN COTTAGE INN FOR SPONSORING THIS POST. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.