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Cottage Grove Inn
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1711 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515   |  
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Glendale, California, USA
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“Cozy Privacy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This was our second stay at the Cottage Grove Inn and we loved it even more than the first time! The wine and cheese in the late afternoon is plentiful--you can take open bottles to your own cottage ant there is no hesitancy on the part of the staff to continue opening new bottles. Breakfast is quite fresh and very good--I recommend the made-to-order waffles. Staff is terrific and the location is great--tucked away at the end of Calistoga, just a short walk to the restaurants and shops in the town. The bed was so comfy and the pillows were amazing! We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna J, General Manager at Cottage Grove Inn, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
To: LeslieMC91208

"loved enough more than the first time" is more than we could ask for!
Thank you Leslie for taking the time to share your stay with our future guests.
We look forward to seeing you for your next visit!

Cheers!
Donna Johnson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I have stayed here twice, several years apart, and it remained perfect as it had been over time. Absolutely lovely. The attention to detail is incredible. A little oasis, close to town. If we had longer, we would have used their bikes to ride through the vineyards. The price is steep but worth it for a vey special time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna J, General Manager at Cottage Grove Inn, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dearest Valerie M,

We couldn't ask for anything more from our returning guests.
It warms our hearts that you remember the memories and the special moments here with us at Cottage Grove Inn. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our future guests and we look forward to your next visit.

Take care,
Donna Johnson
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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed at the cottages from referrals of friends. It was better than we imagined! Spotless, all were very friendly and polite, breakfast was fresh and you could get fresh smoothies or waffles. They even had a bottle of wine in our room.
We brought our dog and the cottage (for animals) was very clean and comfy. They had dog dishes with treats!
The location is right off the main street tucked away and walking distance to the downtown.
We wish we could of stayed longer and cannot wait to go back!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna J, General Manager at Cottage Grove Inn, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear long_karen,

We love hearing when our guests refer their friends & family to come stay with us.
Cottage Grove Inn is only one of a few that allow your furry friends to accompany you on your getaways and we make sure they are as comfortable as our guests (weight restrictions apply).
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we'll look forward to your next stay!

Cheers!
Donna Johnson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Our first stay here. We are relatively local, so it's a lovely treat once in awhile to drive up into Napa or Sonoma and to stay the night, rather than drive back down to SF. Check-in was smooth, our cottage (#1) was at the end and felt quite private. The bed (especially the pillow-top) are linens are great and we had a very good sleep. Love the wood floors, the fireplace and the TWO comfy chairs. Jacuzzi tub is not my fav design (upright) but welcome all the same. Shower has curtain (I prefer a door). Decor is somewhat kitschy. Luckily we got to bed pretty early because the sound of cars driving by in the morning on Lincoln was quite loud. Breakfast was OK but not great (though the smoothie was quite good). Some cut fruit, cereal and yoghurt. We tried the waffles - again OK, not great. We like Calistoga because of the mud baths; I might try another place or two before I decide on a favorite but I would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Donna J, General Manager at Cottage Grove Inn, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Dear CAGreens,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience at Cottage Grove Inn. We're sorry to hear you weren't fond of the complimentary fresh breakfast, it is one of many topics our guests rave about. We always welcome any suggestions from our guests regarding their stay with us.

Thank you again for your kind comments,
Donna Johnson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My husband and I recently got married. Our honeymoon was spent abroad with our 18 mos. old daughter. So we were looking for a quick get away to celebrate us alone. We found Cottage Grove Inn thru Travel Zoo. We booked in Oct for a weekend travel in January. We were coming from the south, so the drive was a bit long, but once we arrived in Calistoga, the 8 hours became just a number. A beautiful, small town set in the north end of the valley. The Cottage Grove Inn snuggled in the mix, came up shortly on the left and my jaw dropped in the beauty hidden behind Lincoln Ave. Cottage Grove Inn looked everything like their pictures on their web site. But better in person. We arrived a bit early, so we able to park our car there and walk the town. They buzzed us when our room was ready. The cottage was perfect. Clean, organized, had the fireplace ready for lighting. A bottle of wine and champagne were out with a note welcoming us and congratulating us on our marriage. The bar was stocked and the music was playing. Once inside, you didn't feel like there was anyone else within 50 yards of the place. The bed was amazing, very comfortable. The bathroom had double sinks, a shower and a deep jacuzzi tub for two. The room had surround sound for the TV, DVR, Music playing. We our first evening curled up on the love seat chairs with the fire lit while watching the NFL playoffs. We then headed to the complimentary wine and cheese spread; which was amazing. You had a choice of some wines and multiple choices of cheeses. I think there was coffee and water and tea, but I didn't really pay attention to those. I was enjoying the wine. We walked in town for dinner on both of our nights. A complimentary breakfast is provided and you shouldn't miss it. It's wonderful. Plenty of food and choices of to start your day. In their common room, where you eat and drink and socialize, there are plenty of activities to keep your mind busy and plenty of flyers and coupons for wine tasting places to visit. We took the bikes, provided, and rode to the local wineries for some tasting. We also managed to get in a hike up to St. Helena mountain. Since this was our "romantic" get away, I packed a picnic with the basket the Cottage Grove Inn provides, heading to the local deli and had sandwiches made to our liking. We bought a bottle of wine from one of the wineries and ate the mountain side. I couldn't ask for a better weekend or a better place, Calistoga and the Cottage Inn, is what I;m calling a little piece of heaven in Napa Valley. If you can make the trip, do. I can't imaging anyone being disappointed, not matter what their "taste" is.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna J, General Manager at Cottage Grove Inn, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Dear Jennifer W,

A quick getaway to the Napa Valley is such a great choice, we're so glad you had the opportunity to come and stay with us and enjoy all that Calistoga has to offer! Cottage Grove Inn is definitely a romantic place to stay when celebrating a special occasion with your loved one. Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review and share your experience with our future guests.

Cheers!
Donna Johnson
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

When we began our planning for a trip to the California vineyards, we happened to get a Groupon for Cottage Grove Inn in Calistoga. We did our research, liked the convenient location at the top of Napa, with easy access to Sonoma and the Russian River area. The reviews were all fantastic, so we booked our 25 year anniversary trip with the Cottage Grove Inn this January. When we got to Calistoga we loved the quaint little town, but the most wonderful surprise was the Inn where we were staying. To say the property was, picturesque, charming, attractive, well manicured just doesn't give justice to this fantastic little find. The cottages are very well maintained. They include a working fire place with wood replaced every day at your door step. Each cottage has its own patio area, ours included a fountain and sitting area in a garden spot just off the porch. The room is set up perfect for coming home after a day of wine tasting, they have hanging wine glasses, red and white, of course the wine opener and tray for serving cheeses and fruits purchased from the local store about a block away. The sitting area had two great chairs in front of the fire place for us to enjoy our wine pairings. The refrigerator has all of the usual items to purchase, but there is more than enough room to store your purchased cheeses and fruits to keep them fresh for the next evening. The room includes a very large hot tub, a wonderfully comfortable bed as well as the usual extras, plus some that provide that special touch that makes this place fantastic. They include robes, a back pack with all the items to do a day hike with your wine, a yoga mat and roller....what more could you ask for? When you include the fantastic include breakfast and evening wine tastings, we found a place that will always be our little place in Napa!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna J, General Manager at Cottage Grove Inn, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Ladd N,

We'll always be happy to be your "little place in Napa"! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. Coming from across the country is a big trip and we're so glad to hear you enjoyed every moment. Cottage Grove Inn's location is key when it comes to visiting the Napa Valley, just a walk or bike ride to the downtown area near shops and amazing restaurants, or you can always grab something at the local Cal Mart a few hundred yards away.
Thank you again and we hope to see you next time!

Take care,
Donna Johnson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

CGI is located at the edge of downtown Calistoga. Very convenient as you can walk or bike to the main drag a few blocks away. 2 decent bikes w/ helmet & locks are waiting to be used just outside the entry way.

The units are single cottages lined next to each other, but far apart that provide adequate privacy. There are other cottage lodgings in the area but found these to be more picturesque! You can sit on the front porch & have a quiet moment.

Inside they are well appointed, very comfy king bed, desk area, 2 armchairs in front of a gas fireplace. Small closet w/ safe, umbrella for weather & Pilates mat available. A separate covered area had small tv & dvd player, speakers mount on wall above fireplace that was playing music when TV was not on, small fridge, wet bar, Keurig coffee, and stuff for wine drinking!

Our unit #17 was the handicap access (CA requirement mandates hotel & B&B's have one) which might explain the oversized bathroom . Separate deep jacuzzi on one side & an open tiled shower area on the other w/ open sink & a make-up corner. Space heater in bathroom came in handy on the mornings where temperature outside was 28*F. The main heater/ac unit was more than adequate for the premises as well. The cottage had a side ramp which lead to the office & a dining area well appointed w/ oversize fireplace. We noticed that most units had fire logs outside for the fireplace but maybe because our had handicap access it was on a gas timer that turned on for up to half an hour at a time,

Breakfast was provided at the main office cottage which included fancy coffee & teas, waffles, smoothies, yogurt, pastries, & variety of fruits & more.

In the evenings wine tasting was provided between 5-7 pm including several local whites & reds, different cheeses, crackers & jellies.

No matter whether you came early or late the offerings were plenty as they refilled the area often. Something that is lacking on some places where the popular stuff disappears early & not always replenished.

Donna the manager & her staff do an excellent job of providing excellent service w/ attention to detail. She runs a tight ship & it shows!

As much as we travel, we are in our mid fifties, this was actually the first time visiting the area. We have stayed away because of the pricey lodging & the hustle & bustle of the Sonoma/ Napa valley. But visiting off season which still felt busy & staying in Calistoga at the north end of the region suited us fine.

The Cottage Grove Inn was moderately priced yet the service & amenities were top notch. I would definitely
return & spend more than 2 nights:)

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Donna J, General Manager at Cottage Grove Inn, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Dearest socratesa,

"Very Unique, Excellent Service" is more than we could ask for. Thank you so much for the many kind and detailed comments throughout the review. We're so glad to hear you that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you back in the area soon!

Take care,
Donna Johnson
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Address: 1711 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515
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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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Calistoga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cottage Grove Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Storybook cottages nestled in a grove of century-old Siberian Elms in the Napa Valley provides and unparalleled wine country experience. The charming exterior of each cottage invites relaxation and retreat while the exquisite interior décor is all about simple luxury, featuring the finest linens and soaps, original art, custom-made furniture, reclaimed wood floors, wood burning fireplace, two-person deep soaking tub, wet bar, HD TV, wireless internet and DMX. Start your day with a relaxed breakfast on our patio, enjoying the antics of our resident colony of finches. Our complimentary breakfast includes specialty coffee drinks, fruit smoothies, quiche, and waffles. Calistoga’s renowned geothermal spas and the town’s unique restaurants are only a short walk away. The trail head for a popular "Palisades" day hike is nearby, and complimentary bikes are available for a spin through wine country backroads. We are excited to help you plan your visit, from private wine tastings to balloon rides, horseback riding to massages. In-room spa services are also available. Wind down after a day of wine country exploring on your private porch with wicker rockers, or join other guests and sample Napa Valley wines at our complimentary late afternoon wine and cheese reception. ... more   less 
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