Need to know
89, including six suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $349.30, excluding tax at 15.14 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $39.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates do not include breakfast; à la carte options including French toast, omelettes and a continental breakfast of pastries and fruit are available from $17.
Hotel guests get first dibs (and preferential rates) on the regular spa events, including full-moon qigong, chakra-balancing and sound meditations. Bring your pooch for a flat fee of $100 a booking: they’ll get their own bed, bowl, and a paw-ful of treats.
At the hotel
Mercedes-Benz to borrow, bikes to borrow, bocce courts, free Wi-Fi. In rooms: TV with DVD player, iPod dock, minibar with free soft drinks, tea- and coffee-making kit.
Our favourite rooms
For your own private hot tub and patio, go for the Silverado Suite. The Calistoga King Studios all have an enormous bed, and some have a Scandi-style gas fireplace and in-room bath tub, too.
There are three, and the main one is a monster – 130ft long and broad enough that – for the first time since primary school – swimming a width feels like an achievement. Children aged under 13 have a separate pool to themselves, and there’s another in the spa courtyard, too (strictly for grown-ups). Sunday pool parties are a feature of the summer calendar. Get ready for events with names like Rosé All Day or Tacos and Tequila.
Geothermal pools and mineral-rich Calistoga mud take centre stage at Spa Solage – for the full experience, head to the Bath House and sign up to the three-part ‘Mudslide’ treatment (best enjoyed as a couple, naturally).
Armbands? Swimming 130ft might be more challenging than you think, and in any case, they can always double up as in-pool drink-holders.
The 22-acre estate is on level ground and all communal areas are wheelchair accessible. There are several wheelchair-friendly rooms on the ground floor: a Valley Two Queen Studio, four King Studios and a Silverado Suite.
Bring your pooch for a flat fee of $150 a booking: they’ll get their own bed, bowl, and a paw-ful of treats. See more pet-friendly hotels in California Wine Country.
All ages welcome. Cots can be added to all rooms for free.