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“Simply Perfect” 5 of 5 stars
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The Chanric Inn
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1805 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga, CA 94515 (Formerly Culver Mansion)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 29 Calistoga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
NYC
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Simply Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2007

My fiance and I had a wonderful time staying at the Chanric Inn during our three-night stay in the Napa Valley. The place is fantastic - warm with a contemporary style. We are envious of the cook's kitchen! And Ric uses it to make wonderful brunches. The bed was super comfy, as were the robes. Everything was extremely clean. Channing took great care of us from the moment we pulled into the driveway. The Chanric Inn is at the northern end of the Napa Valley, in Calistoga, so you're out of the congestion, but close enough to all the wineries. I cannot recommend this place enough. Just save room for us when we want to return!

  • Liked — Food, drink, cleanliness, style, pleasant proprietors
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Durango, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2007

This was just what the doctor ordered! The Chanric Inn is a beautiful
and contemporary B&B, was extremely clean and made us feel right at home. The room my husband and I occupied was very quiet, romantic and
private. Ric and Channing were cosummate hosts and always made us feel welcome. The 3-course brunch was absolutely delicious every morning. Great care has gone into making this B&B the best in Napa Valley. We can't wait to visit again!

Stayed October 2007
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2007

Outstanding service and attention to detail make this a place to recommend wholeheartedly. The hosts Channing and Ric were charming, very helpful with local recommendations, and superb chefs! A wonderful place to chill out for a few days. I would certainly book this place again when staying in the Napa valley.

  • Liked — Level of comfort
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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San Francisco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2007

My husband and I recently stayed at The Chanric Inn for a nice weekend. The Chanric is wonderful - great hospitality in a comfy setting!

The house itself is gorgeous - beautifully remodeled with modern decor. The style is minimalist, but not cold. The kitchen is beautiful, and we liked that there were tables for 2 in the kitchen and outside on the patio.

The rooms were very nicely decorated, although the shower was very small. I was expecting this from reading other reviews, but it still is a negative. The bed, while comfortable at first, had a valley in the middle, which proved slightly annoying. It wasn't horrific, just something that I didn't expect.

As for the breakfast, it was possibly the best breakfast I have ever had! Everything is cooked to order, which is great. From the coffee to the muffins to the eggs, everything was top notch. I would stay here again just for the breakfast!

Other nice touches: great towels & linens on the beds; complimentary wet bar in the kitchen (including wine, soda, water); beautiful views from the front porch.

All in all it was a great stay. We would definitely return!

  • Liked — Beautiful decor and wonderful food!
  • Disliked — Tiny shower
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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belfast, northern ireland
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2007

Myself and my husband stayed here for four nights at the end of our honeymoon in California. The house was beautifully decorated - no chinz in sight and as soon as you walked in the door you felt very welcome and so relaxed. Channing and Ric have done a great job at creating a contempory B&B with all the personnal touches which we appreciated even more after two week of big hotels.

The beds were fantastic - we came home and wanted to change our own bed immediatly! The pool and spa were really good and great for cooling off when the temperature soared. The bathrooms are small but perfectly fine and anyone who has an issue with that is missing the point, the rest of the experience more than makes up for it! The food is so tastey and the local 'know-how' and recommendations were great from Channing!!

We were so sad to leave and plan to go back again in the next few years.

  • Liked — Channing and Ric
  • Disliked — Nothing - it was amazing!!
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, MA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2007

My fiance and I spent two wonderful nights at the Chanric Inn, and were sad to say good bye before continuing on to San Francisco for a weekend wedding. We chose the Chanric for the advertised reasons - we wanted an intimate, welcoming place to stay that didn't have too many rooms and where close attention was paid to details. It more than lived up to our expectations. Channing, in particular, was a very helpful and conscientious host. He knows a great deal about local wineries, and we were never led astray by his recommendations (although they were on the pricier side). Our morning breakfast was delicious and carefully planned to touch every tastebud. The furnishings at the Inn were modern and restrained, but not cold. The little wine bar, open at any hour for guests to help themselves, was a nice touch. On our last night we took white wine up to the hot tub and sat under the stars -- bliss.
Calistoga is a charming town at a slight remove from the "Napafication" of other surrounding places. It's a nice launchpad for both going out and enjoying the surrounding vineyards, and also staying in and escaping the crowds.
Guests of all ages and places stay at the Chanric, although I do not recommend it for children. It is a quiet, calm place and not suited to boisterous people or families. It is a bit pricey, but we felt that it was worth the expense. We researched other places extensively, and were happy with our choice.

  • Liked — The setting, the recommendations of the Innkeeper, the calm surroundings, and the delicious breakfast
  • Disliked — The cost
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Denver, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Chanric Inn for 4 days during our honeymoon, and we could not have asked for a more lovely place! First of all, prior to our arrival, Ric helped us with recommendations for wineries and restuarants, and even made reservations for us!

When we arrived it was nothing short of luxury the whole time. The breakfast is hands down the most incredible breakfast you will ever have at a B&B. We stayed at 3 other B&Bs on our honeymoon and none of them even came close to the magnificent feast you will get at the Chanric Inn. Each menu is original, terrifically paired, and scrumptous.

The pool and hot tub are fantastic. Clean, not crowded, a great place to relax. They even provide plastic glasses to take wine or beer to the pool with you. These guys really thought of everything.

The rooms were very comfortable. The beds are plush and the thread count high. The bathroom had everything we needed, including Aveda products (nice touch!). We experienced some problems with the AC when we were there, but I think that had to do with other guests changing the temperature around. Also, in the downstairs room you can hear noise in the morning from people walking around in the kitchen. None of this over-shadowed the wonderfulness, however.

If you want a romantic getaway, do not miss the Chanric. Seriously, we can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Liked — Attention to details, the special touches, the fabulous breakfasts.
  • Disliked — The ambient noise from people walking on the floor above our room.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 1805 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga, CA 94515 (Formerly Culver Mansion)
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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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Calistoga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Chanric Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chanric Inn, recommended by Condé Nast Johansens, offers exquisite service and enticing packages. Focused on the discerning culinary traveler, indulge in a multi-course, chef-prepared brunch and complimentary wet bar, late afternoon hors d'oeuvres with wines, Schramsberg at night . Also, enjoy soul-soothing massage treatments in our tranquil spa, hot Jacuzzi and nice pool with view. Take advantage of special rates with our packages that combine all the best that Napa Valley has to offer. We adhere to an eco-friendly and green philosophy ... more   less 
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