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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.

Gift Baskets, Room Service Menu, Flowers and more

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 from our retail shop.  Gift wrapping is available for most items.

IN-ROOM SERVICES MENU (Advance order required)

Deluxe Charcuterie Plate – $30
(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.

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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 – $30
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, celery) with hummous dip, pita bread or whole wheat crackers.

BCI Logo Merch (price includes sales tax)

Logo wineglass – $10 each
Logo Corkscrew – $8
Logo Coffee Mug – $10

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                           


Logo Umbrella – $25         

Frette Velour Robe with embroidered BCI logoSALE: $50 each (regularly $125 each)
Sinfully cozy, soft and comfortable 100% cotton with beautifully stitched full color logo.
One size fits all.

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Earth & Sky Chocolates – $30 – 16 piece assorted box of handmade artisan chocolates or 5 piece box – $12
Boasting inventive flavor combos and exquisite ingredients, these little works of art taste even better than they look.
Made right here in Calistoga.

Custom Flower Arrangements  – 48 hour notice required
The perfect romantic surprise for your sweetheart!
Medium mixed bouquet: $50
Large mixed bouquet with roses (shown): $75
If your love has a favorite color or type of flower, please let us know, or leave it to us to choose the prettiest seasonal blooms. Gift card included.

Custom Gourmet Gift Basket – priced individually
We will happily create the perfect gift basket with deluxe chocolates, cheese, nuts, salami & fruit, chocolate dipped strawberries, tea & cookies, or local gourmet delicacies – just ask!  (48 hour notice required)

Turndown Service – $30
Perfect for proposals.  Turn up the romance factor with red silk rose petals on your bed, flame-free pillar candles, 5 piece box of Earth & Sky Chocolates. Add chocolate-dipped strawberries for an additional $15.

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.

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 in an invigorating new way…

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Our unique Napa Valley excursions pair fine wine and food with scenic hikes and inspiring art! We offer exciting options to choose from: 4 Hiking & Wine Tours, 2 Art & Wine Tours, and 1 Literary Legend Tour.  (We also offer tours in Sonoma Valley.)

For more details, and to check availability or book a tour, visit our website or call 707-927-1058.
Read AWA’s reviews here.   Recently featured on Visit Napa Valley’s blog: A More Active Way To Taste Wine in the Napa Valley

Special offer: book a tour and receive a complimentary souvenir gift!

We specialize in private tours, by appointment only, for 2-4 people. Prepayment is required; we prefer at least 48 hours advance reservation (but some tours we can arrange with 24 hrs. notice.)  Please inquire by phone for tours for 5 people or more. 

Price per person $125 includes:

  • Pick up/drop off at your lodging
  • Round-trip transportation by SUV (Licensed & Insured – TCP-36157-S)
  • Fully guided tour with a friendly, knowledgeable tour guide/driver/hike leader
  • Itinerary planned & reservations made at wineries, restaurants and art collections
  • Hike & Wine Tour also include: park entry fees, light snacks and use of trekking poles

Price does not include: cost of lunch, wine tasting fees (+/- $20-$25 per winery; we visit 1-2 wineries per tour); museum entrance fees, or tip/gratuity for tour guide (at your discretion).

 

Private Driver Service

Need reliable transportation to wineries, hotels. restaurants, events or other locations in Napa Valley or Sonoma? AWA also offers Private Driver Service by the hour.

To check availability or make a reservation, call 707-927-1058 or visit our website. Maximum 4 people. Prepayment is required.

Rates per hour (entire vehicle, not per person)
Group size: 1-2 people: $65/hr (4 hour minimum)
3-4 people: $75/hr (4 hour minimum)

Price does not include: cost of meals, wine tasting fees, or tip/gratuity for driver (at your discretion)

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: You Don’t Need a Car

We recently decided to check off a few items of our mutual bucket lists and travel to Napa Valley the week before Thanksgiving 2015.  Little did we know, but that would turn out to be a perfect week – mostly in regards to weather.  However, a few other things also contributed in making our trip perfect … the hospitality director, Eden, at Brannan Cottage Inn … the friendly town of Calistoga … and, of course, the WINE!

Our trip was not on a whim.  I am a very organized individual and thus created an elaborate and very detailed itinerary for our time in the valley.  I was careful to plan winery tours, book a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train and map out the best shopping districts.  But one thing I didn’t do was rent a car!   Keep in mind that the entire Napa Valley region is around 40 miles long … and we had bookings and reservations spread across the entire valley.  So, why would I plan a detailed trip without renting a car?!  Because Eden assured me, “You don’t need a car.”

Now, I am borderline OCD and I worried incessantly over every little detail of our trip – but I never once worried that we would need a car … because I genuinely felt I could trust someone who lives in the valley.  And Eden was right … you really don’t need a car when you visit the valley!  We were able to utilize a whole host of various modes of transportation during our visit.  From Uber to the Tesla/Luxury Electric Wine Tours to the free, on-demand Calistoga Shuttle to a Calistoga taxi to – wait for it – even old fashioned walking!  So, why waste money on renting a car, waste time on driving and sitting in traffic (we used that time to enjoy the scenery!) and waste even more money on gas?   So, I am glad that while planning our trip to the Napa Valley region – down to the most minute detail, mind you – I listened to a seasoned veteran when she said, “You don’t need a car”!

Main photo: Andrew & Josh ready to enjoy a day of wine touring in a Tesla from Luxury Electric Wine Tours

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Josh, Eden & Andrew selfie it up on the patio

Car Free Resources for a Greener way to Visit Napa Valley.

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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 Calistoga wineries, a VIP tour & tasting at Twomey Cellars, and a special wine-themed dinner at Brannan’s Grill. We were delighted to meet them during their stay with us to explore Calistoga’s finest wineries.  Here’s their guest blog on what they had to say about their trip:

“Rose and I would like to thank the Chamber for the wonderful time we had visiting Calistoga.  The room and the hospitality we received at the Brannan Cottage Inn were outstanding! Eden was the perfect hostess. The Inn is perfectly located. It’s an easy walk to several winery tasting rooms, shops and restaurants. It’s an ideal place to set up a base camp when visiting for several days. The atmosphere was very quiet and relaxing.

Our private tour and tasting at Twomey was excellent. Our hostess Annemarie was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was a delight touring the grounds and barrel room with her. The wines we tasted were outstanding!

We were pleasantly surprised how friendly and helpful the staff were at all of the tasting rooms.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at each and every winery.  One individual particularly stood out, Jim Kozier at the Laura Michael Wines tasting room.  His knowledge of wine, history of the valley and the industry was second to none. It was a real pleasure listening to him talk.

Dinner at Brannan’s Grill was exceptional.  The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. The wines they selected paired nicely with each course. We could not have asked for a better experience to end the day.”    – Leonard Wiseman, Idaho

You’re very welcome, and thank you Len and Rose! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Leonard @Sterling      Rose at Castello (1)     Leonard @CMontelena   Rose at VIP Tour Twomey Cellars

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. Through multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($20) and dinner ($36 or $46), guests can try out the latest culinary hot spots or revisit old favorites all week long. Our farm-to-table practices and Michelin-Star rated restaurants make the Napa Valley an epicurean’s destination, and there’s no better time to enjoy it all than during Restaurant Week.

Click here to see all restaurant offers throughout Napa Valley. Please mention Restaurant Week Special offering when seated.

Participating Calistoga Restaurants offers:
$20 lunches:
Solbar
Bosko’s Trattoria
Hydro Bar & Grill *

$36 Dinners:
Bosko’s Trattoria

$46 Dinners:
Hotel D’Amici Restaurant*
All Seasons Bistro*

* Corkage fees are donated to the Napa Food Bank

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 parties, and host some heavy-hitting media VIP’s.  We’re incredibly proud to share these milestones and accolades with you.

10. Napa County Landmarks Award of Merit for Historic Preservation

9. Auction Napa Valley: Lot 392, Super happy Napa Valley fun time with Jericho Canyon Vineyard

8. Robb Report: Cyber Monday Extends to Luxury Travel

7. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 4.5+ star reviews from guests

6. Brides: Best Napa Valley Hotels for Honeymooners

5. Fodor’s Travel Review 

4. Los Angeles Times: Weekend Escape: Sampling the good life, pure and simple, in Calistoga, CA

3. Smithsonian’s 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2015 – check out #7!

2.  USA Today’s 10 Best Romantic Places to Stay in Napa Valley

1.   Sunset 2015 Travel Awards, Best Hotel Renovation

We look forward to welcoming you in 2016, whether it’s a first stay or you’re one of our beloved regulars.  Call us at 707-942-4200 to book your stay, or go to brannancottageinn.com to check availability.  With just 6 rooms, we book up quickly. Happy New Year!

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 contest. Prize package includes:

  • Two night stay in a luxuriously appointed room at Brannan Cottage Inn,  Sunset Award winner for Best Hotel Renovation
  • 2 Winter in the Wineries Passports – access to tastings at 15 Calistoga boutique and renowned wineries between Dec. 5, 2015 – Feb. 7, 2016
  • Special Winter in the Wineries dinner at Brannan’s Grill
  • VIP Tasting & Tour at Twomey Cellars, Calistoga
  • Travel dates between Dec. 5, 2015 – Feb. 7, 2016 during Winter in the Wineries, “Tastes From the Top”

Enter to win here now through December 2, 2015.  Official contest rules here; entrants must be 21 years of age or older. Winner will be announced Dec. 3 via VisitCalistoga website.

Conditions/restrictions: Hotel stay subject to availability, blackout dates apply (not available 12/5/15, 12/24-25/15, 12/31/15-1/1/16).  72 hour advance notice required to book; call 707-942-4200 to schedule your stay.  May not be combined with any other offer, discount, promotion or used for existing reservations.

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