A Vintage Polaroid Experience
Focus On Fun | ages 8-16
Location: Old Faithful Geyser, Saturdays.
In our art imagery experience, we will be introducing ourselves, discussing the basics of Polaroid cameras, & how to handle instant film. Kids will also get to use both new & vintage Polaroid cameras to take portraits of one another! Included is wax textured coloring (old school art). We will discuss photo possibilities from within the property. Portrait, landscape, objects or whatever strikes their artful eyes! A snack will be provided by our local eateries. We proudly hand out Mananalu water. During snack time upbeat light jazz music will play from a Bluetooth speaker. Kid-friendly topic cards are set out to encourage socializing. Lots to do at this iconic stop! Memorable photo and art takeaways! ***Parents/friend groups…Need a lunch date? Drop the kiddos with me for the two-hour experience. A waiver will be provided. Downtown Calistoga is a seven-minute drive. How lucky is this?
Napa Valley Harvest Activities
Each year from August through October, the Napa Valley comes alive with the excitement and rush of harvest.
Fleetwood at the Harvest Table
We are pleased to announce that Fleetwood Restaurant will be participating in the 2022 Harvest Table event. We hope that you can join us there!
Picture Lincoln Avenue, the main street through downtown Calistoga, filled with a thousand-foot table, diners enjoying the late afternoon sun and sharing good company and delicious dinner from 13 of our best local chefs.
It’s been a while! But we’re back, with another wonderful outdoor harvest dinner for our community and visitors. Choose from thirteen of our favorite local restaurants, each determined to show off their creativity and their Calistoga hospitality. Check out dozens of amazing wineries showcasing Calistoga wines. Enjoy the best Calistoga has to offer on September 11.
Nick Foxer returns to Fleetwood
Back by popular demand, Nick Foxer will entertain us with his piano and amazing vocals on Thursday, August 18th from 6-8pm on the Fleetwood patio.
Nick Foxer specializes in well-known pop/rock songs: Beatles, Eagles, Elton John, Rolling Stones, with a few newer songs added to the mix, like Adele, and Bruno Mars. Nick even accepts song requests and dancing is definitely an option.
We recommend reserving your table ahead of time. See you soon. Cheers.
Trivia Night At Fleetwood
Join us for Good Company, Good Food and Good Fun!
Fleetwood Trivia Night kicks off in July from 6:30 to 8:30pm and continues every Monday night in August.
Come a little early to enjoy Social Hour drink specials and bar bites from 4-6pm.
Bring your friends, your family, your appetite, and your brain power!
It is FREE to play, prizes go to top 3 teams and all ages are welcome.
Powered by: North Bay Trivia
Active Wine Adventures
Active Wine Adventures creates dynamic experiences for visitors to Napa Valley by offering unique, 5-Star-rated private tours: Wine Adventures, Custom Wine Tours, Art & Wine, Hike & Wine, Elevated Hike & Wine and Hike & Beer Tours. Personalized excursions focus on small-production wineries for a more intimate, authentic experience. You have the option to pair private wine tastings with a scenic guided hike or visits to wineries with art collections.
You’ll be personally guided and driven by the owner, a resident of Napa for 20+ years. Regional Winner of a 2020 Best of Wine Tourism Award from the Great Wine Capitals, and a TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award. Learn More | Book a Tour at: ActiveWineAdventures.com, or call 707-927-1058!
We believe in treating your body and your soul. Enhance your stay with one of our wellness offerings. MoonAcre Spa is now offering wellness classes exclusive to Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa Hotel Guests only.
Yoga, Pilates, Guided Hikes, Boot Camp & More.
To reserve your wellness class or activity, please contact our Spa Team directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-942-0992 to book a private fitness or yoga class. Please note, we request 48 hours notice to secure the perfect instructor for your class.
Frank Family Vineyards
The friendly staff has made the Frank Family tasting room one of the busiest and most successful in Napa. They are always happy to pour tastes of small-production bottles or a pre-released wine for an old or new friend (you’ll instantly be one). Their tasting room is consistently recognized by top national publications, wine tasters, and aficionados across the board as one of the best in the country.
Concerts In The Park
Presented by Calistoga Chamber of Commerce, Calistoga Concerts in the Park is a series of FREE concerts scheduled Thursday nights at Pioneer Park. Along with your best group of friends or extended family, bring your blankets, chairs and picnic dinner from Fleetwood to enjoy this Calistoga favorite summer celebration. To order our special picnic menu on Thursday nights, give us a call 707.707.4410
- June 16 — Cali-Luv band – R&B, Old School and Funk
- June 23 — National Park Radio – Indie Folk
- June 30 — Boys of Summer – Classic Rock
- July 7 — Arena – Rock from ‘70s and ‘80s
- July 14 — Maya – Latin tribute band
- July 21 — Humdinger Band – Jazz to Joplin
- July 28 — LC Diamonds – Vintage rock, Surf, Rockabilly
- Aug. 4 — Dirty Cello – High energy spin on blues, Americana and rock
- Aug. 11 — EZ Street Band – Blues, R&B and Country
- Aug. 18 — Ashton Craig & Pan Extasy – Reggae, Caribbean, Soca and Calypso
Bike Along the Silverado Trail
Take the scenic route through rolling green hills dappled with towering oak groves along Napa Valley’s iconic Silverado Trail. This two-lane, 30 mile country road was developed in 1852 and connects the towns of Napa and Calistoga, dotted with stunning views and world-class vineyards the entire way. Take a drive with tasting stops along the way, or better yet, explore via our cruiser bikes to truly take in the not-to-miss views.
Ease into the evening at our poolside fire pit with a S’mores pack, available for sale at the front desk. What better way to end your day?
Bennett Lane Loop
(Walk + Run) 3.8 miles. This is a great loop on flat terrain surrounded by vineyards with beautiful views of the Paliisades Mts.
Trails at Bothe Napa Valley
(Hike+Walk+Picnic) 1.5-4.5 miles. Located about 4.5 miles from Calistoga, it’s a great hiking or picnic location. It contains the farthest inland coast redwoods in 12 California state parks, and offers a variety of year-round walking and hiking trails.
Robert Louis Stevenson
(Hike+Bike) 5 miles. The state part is located between the Napa & Lake County
lines about 8 miles from Calistoga, and offers a 5 mile hike to the summit of Mount 11
St. Helena from which much of the Bay Area can be seen on clear days. Rough terrain with evergreen forests in the canyons on north facing slopes, and chaparral on the south facing slopes.
Oat Hill Mine Trail
(Bike+Hike+Picnic+Sunrise) 8.3 miles. 1,900 feet. Dog, horse or mountain bike 10
friendly. Medium grade, this fantastic trail offers stunning valley views right from the get-go. It leads all the way to Robert Louis Stevenson, but, well, you’d have to camp overnight it’s that far. But, in about two hours you’ll be at the top where the wagon wheel ruts are still carved into the trail from the mining years. And, you’ll also see parts off the remaining mining camp.
Napa Valley Wine Train
The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, through one of the world’s most well known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back.Guests aboard the Wine Train enjoy a freshly prepared lunch or dinner inside a fully restored 1917 Pullman Dining Car or 1952 Vista Dome car as they pass the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley.
A number of huge redwoods in this forest point away from Mount St. Helena, which once erupted violently.
Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
Built in 1846, this water-powered mill served Napa Valley’s farmers who brought their wheat grain and dried corn to the mill to be ground into flour and meal. Bale Grist Mill has one of the largest water wheels in the country and still mills grain the old-fashioned way! Visitors can take home organic wheat flour, cornmeal or polenta.
Old Faithful Geyser of California
Small, scenic geyser back-dropped by palms & mountains, plus a gift shop with locally made goods.
Nestled on 400 acres in the heart of California’s wine country, Safari West is home for over 400 exotic mammals and birds. Not a zoo, not a drive-through park, it’s a wildlife preserve where the whole family can experience some of nature’s most beautiful animals in a natural habitat. An extraordinary world where people have the rare opportunity to feel the spirit of Africa, right in the heart of northern California’s wine country.
Offering a full array of in-house freshly baked scones, muffins, croissants and danish. Homemade granola, bagels with all the fixings, breakfast sandwiches and of course full espresso bar, smoothies, and the home of the bottomless cup of fresh roasted coffee.
Bella Bakery offers delicious baked goods as well as homemade English muffins to create delightful breakfast sandwiches. Cookies, brownies, cupcakes – Bella Bakery covers them all and does it right. Stop in for a cup of tea or coffee for your morning but don’t pass up on their case of scrumptious treats to go along with your beverage. Providing warm service and a host of pastry options – you can’t go wrong with any of the tasty choices here.
Calistoga Farmers Market
A Certified Farmers’ Market every Saturday at the Sharpsteen Plaza on Washington Street in downtown Calistoga. Market offers a variety of farm fresh produce and food purveyors. There are also a variety of crafters and live music. (proprietary website)
The Carmel Gallery in Calistoga
The Carmel Galleries feature a stunning collection of fine art landscape photography by Olof & Elizabeth Carmel, along with a unique and exciting collection of sculpture, woodwork, jewelry, glass art and home décor.
Carlo Marchiori Art Studio
Carlo Marchiori is a famous Italian painter who mixes imagination with tradition. Check out his classically-based phallus sculptures – yes, for real, well, not that kind of real. Carlos is also famous for huge murals at Belagio and Venetian in Vegas, but he also did the mural in the alley in downtown Calistoga.
The Gallery at Indian Springs
If you curious to see what the high mineral content of our hot springs does to plumbing, this gallery has beautiful art pieces using the crystallized pipes.
Ca’toga Galleria D’Arte
Featuring the exclusive works of Carlo Marchiori, world-renowned artist who offers an enormous variety of creations, including ceiling murals, porcelain, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, furniture, watercolor, tiles, stone plaques, accessories, books, cards, posters and more.
Great trainers, great classes.
Founders, Jack and Jamie Davies have been running this winery since 1965. The 1965 Blanc de Blancs came to be, and would be the first commercial use of Chardonnay in American sparkling wine.
Tank Garage Winery
Enjoy the best wine tasting in Calistoga at Napa Valley’s coolest winery. During their fun wine tasting experience, you’ll taste through a variety of unique, one-off wines inside a vintage gas station and garage. Each wine is a limited-edition blend created from unique varieties picked from California’s most interesting and important vineyard locations and partners. Regardless of the occasion, Tank Garage Winery has a bunch of unique experiences for you and your whole squad. So stop by to hang with their laid-back team, listen to some cool music, and try Napa Valley’s most interesting wines.
Guests of Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa receive complimentary tastings, just ask at the front desk.
Bennett Lane Winery
Surrounded by vineyards with a gorgeous view of the Palisades Mts, the wines are rich and juicy.
Chateau Montelena Winery
One of the most famous wineries in Napa Valley This French chateau with beautiful gardens and pond won the 1976 Paris tasting, and was featured in the movie “Bottle Shock”.
Lava Vine & Von Strasser Winery
Rudy Von Strasser has played an integral role in the development of Diamond
Mountain District AVA. Their portfolio of world class wines extends to Lava Vine’s lesser known varietals. Right behind our motel.
Quixote is a boutique gem in the Stags Leap District, about a half-hour south of the Lodge. Quirky, whimsical, irreverent, the winery was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who was thinking green before Green Architecture and LEED certification were even on the horizon. Be dazzled by the colors and curves of this charming building, but stay for the killer wines and hospitality.
You can avoid all of the work and stress of planning your Napa Valley or Sonoma wine region visit by allowing us to guide you through a most compelling and memorable day in the wine country!
On our small group join-in wine tours, you’ll meet other wine adventurers on a roomy shuttle led by one of our friendly and informative tour guides. We’ll pick you up from your area lodging for a day filled with fun, flavor and adventure!
Or…make it private! We’re happy to accommodate couples or groups of any size for customized tours through the wine country.
Picnic Along Oat Hill Mine Trail
Sure, maybe you didn’t come to Calistoga to break a sweat. But if you came to enjoy the view, you’ll find plenty to see along the Oat Hill Mine Trail—and plenty of spots to stop for a scenic picnic. What opened in 1893 as a route connecting mercury mines that stretched from Calistoga to Aetna Springs (you can still spot the ruts made by wagon wheels along its volcanic rocky road), the 8.3-mile hike meanders along ancient lakes, brush-covered hillsides, and one of the best views of Nappa Valley at 1,500 feet.