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The Best Way to Spend A Fall Weekend In the Wine Country

Oct 13, 2022 12:33PM ● By Pam Kessler

There’s no shortage of stylish wine country resorts to lavish you with serene overnight stays, but couples seeking rejuvenation in warm, mineral-rich waters flock to Calistoga to stay at hip roadside spots like the Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa. With style that takes its cue from the 1950s, this retro-chic motor lodge at the end of Highway 29 celebrates the great American road trip.


The lodge’s mineral pools of varying degrees—decked by loungers and cabana beds—are fed by the property’s geothermal hot springs. Air-stream camper concept-driven rooms are accented by bold carpets and off-beat art. Junior suites have a motor-home-style seating and dining area that folds down into a sofa bed, and new second floor Vista rooms elevate comfort with balconies overlooking the Vaca mountains.


For dinner, you'll find rustic, Italian cuisine at the hotel's new restaurant Fleetwood, served with small-batch wines in a warm, convivial atmosphere. Wood-fired pizzas, salads, and pastas showcase fresh produce harvested from nearby farms. Family and pet friendly, this whimsical property also has a spa for massages, facials, and "mud painting." Calistoga boutiques, wine tasting rooms, and restaurants are within easy walking distance. 1880 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga,

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