Calistoga Winter Vacations
By Brittany Terry
During the frosty winter you should go somewhere that is set back from the city lifestyle and always welcomes you with open arms. Calistoga is a warm and inviting place even when it is snowing outside—(and yes, it does snow a trace here, about every 5 years or so). If you are coming from the East or Midwest, you will be delighted to know that in the winter our daytime temperatures are usually over 50. Temperatures rarely go below freezing, and the warmest clothing you will usually need is a sweater and a raincoat.
If you can come to the Napa Valley in the Winter, it may become your favorite time to visit the wine country as the traffic is usually the lightest, and many hotels feature excellent discount specials. Moreover, after all of the excitement of the holidays we need to take some time for ourselves. Calistoga is the perfect place where you can do what you want when you want and spend as much money on yourself as you possibly can and not feel guilty about it.
There is a wide variety of things that you can do while you are spending your winter vacation in Calistoga. You can sit back and enjoy the beautiful drive as your chauffeur takes you from winery to winery. Napa Valley Wine Tours will pick you up in a private limousine with a bottle of champagne to greet you. They will also provide you with a gourmet picnic depending on the duration of your wine tour. This is a great way to visit the wineries and you stay warm and dry.
You may prefer to take in the wineries on your own self-guided tour. We have some excellent suggestions for just such a tour right here on this web site. And, if you happen to be staying at Golden Haven or using our spa, we will be pleased to give you a "Winery Guide" that will provide you with a self-guided driving tour of some of the best wineries in Napa Valley that will offer you complimentary tastings or discounts on wine purchases.