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“Charming B&B” 4 of 5 stars
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2653 Foothill Blvd, Highway 128, Calistoga, CA 94515   |  
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Ranked #14 of 29 Calistoga B&B and Inns
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“Charming B&B”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

The Bear Flag Inn is a lovely B&B, with truly charming hosts (an elderly couple with lots of nice stories), lovely rooms, and good location, just a few minutes drive from Calistoga center (close enough to be very accessible, far enough so it's a lot quieter, with a relaxed, rural feeling). They have wine and crackers every evening with their guests and make an amazing breakfast. We loved almost everything about it - only downside was the bed, which was very creaky (Lovinia bedrom. Otherwise comfortable and nicely decorated).

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

At Calistoga for a mud bath and massage, we were unable to stay at our expected destination, and found the Bear Flag Inn, which had room for us. We were very pleased. All of the amenities, nice people, excellent breakfast, and we liked the rural atmosphere (chickens running around ih the yard, etc.). We recommend this place!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

I wish it could remain a secret. But it will get out eventually .. this place is great and the prices are reasonable. The owners, Dennis and Marge, are great hosts. For example, we were going to a wedding around the corner and Dennis offered to pick us up if you "enjoyed" ourselves too much. The rooms a clean, the beds are very comfortable and the food is fantastic. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub as well as the porch on the second floor. It is a great escape from the sterile rooms of the chain hotels.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plymouth, Michigan
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

We stayed at the Bear Flag Inn for 5 nights and loved it! We stayed in the cottage which was really comfortable. Dennis and Marjorie were awesome host/hostess. They took excellent care of us and allowed us to just relax and enjoy our trip to wine country. Breakfasts were absolutely delicious every morning and were served in a lovely sunroom.

Every evening at 4:30 there are wine and snacks. We only make it twice, but the wine was good and we really enjoyed visiting with Dennis, Marjorie and the other guests.

To round it all out the chickens are fun and the dogs were great for someone who was missing her dog at home.

If you are looking for a laid back, enjoyable place to stay in wine country, The Bear Flag Inn is a great choice.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Rafael, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

We have stayed with Dennis and Marge in 2002, 2004, and now again in 2011. Their B&B is lovely, and they are wonderful hosts who make you feel like you belong there. I can't recommend this Inn enough.

Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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20 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at this cozy, well-located inn. The room was nice and the breakfasts were great. The inn owners were extremely helpful in suggesting various wineries, restaurants and other local sights to visit during our stay in Napa Valley.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waltham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

My wife and I spent four fabulous days with Dennis and Marge. They are very gracious hosts. The property is warm and welcoming, and the breakfasts were to die for .We had several evenings sitting and drinking wine ( from their vines) and talking with other guests. I have never enjoyed a stay so much. We highly recommend Bear Flag Inn and hope to return some day soon.
Jan and Pat Fox

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bear Flag Inn

Address: 2653 Foothill Blvd, Highway 128, Calistoga, CA 94515
Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Calistoga
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Calistoga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
3 1/2 acres with 1900's style two story farmhouse with pool and hot tub and small vineyard. Your home away from home while in the Napa Valley. ... more   less 

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