Bedding down in a cozy cottage in the Napa Valley, waking up to visions of vineyards and greenery and fresh air, communing with nature by day and sipping wine on your patio in the afternoon that you picked up at a local tasting room, paints a portrait of a dream escape for lovers.
And on October 1, 2014 the fantasy becomes a reality with the reopening of Brannan Cottage Inn,a n 1860s Italianate Victorian structure with gabled roofs, wrap-around porch and arch-enclosed entryways. in Calistoga. Built in 1860, the lodging is one of 25 original cottages constructed by the town’s founder Samuel Brannan. It is the only one to keep its premier location and original architectural style even after an extensive restoration and modernization by its new owner Amar Patel. The reimagined six-room property is an iconic destination in the Napa Valley lodging community, combining its authentic history and storied past with the latest in modern technologies, green practices and luxury amenities
The cottage retains feeling of civilization and leisure, just as you’d see in the early, rugged days of Calistoga’s history, while the latest modernizations have been added to enhance the guest experience. The Victorian structure of Brannan Cottage Inn remains nearly intact, with its gabled roofs, a wide wrap-around porch and arch-enclosed entryways that echo the country setting and Western frontier feel created by Samuel Brannan.
Creature cottage comforts include in-room illy® Espresso machine, complimentary Wi-Fi, and 48-inch flat-panel TV with free DISH Network DVR, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. There is also an exclusive e-concierge mobile app, a cutting-edge platform offered through Hotelcloud, which allows guests to plan, schedule and book seasonal, by-appointment-only experiences directly with preferred partners prior to their arrival.
Brannan Cottage Inn’s preferred partners on the e-concierge mobile app include some of the most authentic and exhilarating food, wine, spa, art, tour and active experiences in Napa Valley. Curated itineraries emphasize a sense of discovery through high-quality small winery producers and intimate tour experiences highlight hidden treasures, spectacular scenery and warm hospitality found in Napa Valley’s best-kept secrets. Exclusive offerings available to guests at Brannan Cottage Inn currently include private tastings and wine education experiences at HALL Wines, Jericho Canyon Vineyard, Kelly Fleming Wines, VGS Chateau Potelle, Domaine SOMM Events, and the WH Smith Wine Sensory Experience. Guests can also book a guided tour of artist Carlo Marchiori's fanciful home Villa CA' TOGA, enjoy custom luxury transportation by Beau Wine Tours, or a self-guided Cool Wine bike tour through Calistoga Bikeshop.
Brannan Cottage Inn is currently offering an introductory preview rate with accommodations available at a 20% reduced rate through September 15, 2014, with a grand reopening date of October 1, 2014. Room rates start at $300 per night with six queen and king accommodations, including the Deluxe King Suite.
For reservations and more information call (707) 942-4200 or visit brannancottageinn.com. For a really romantic escape plan some spa time, the attached video offers some good suggestions.