Two friends and I took a quick one night escape-the-city jaunt up to the ranch this week. We had a blast! We stayed in Willow and Joy (I think that one is a rustic) and I found both of them clean and great. Yes, the furniture is pretty run down, but it was clean. WiIlow has the kitchen, but no microwave and the fridge is a small one. No problem for us, just putting that for your info. We had a great time - the dinner and breakfast served was awesome. We felt well taken care of by the owners - they would ask if everything was good whenever we saw them. The kids loved feeding carrots to the animals. We played tennis, swam in both pools, walked to the creek. When it got dark the kids played legos (we brought) in the cabin while we sat outside and chatted. We walked down to the lake in the morning where we used the paddleboats (very easy to paddle!) and the canoe. Kids even got brave enough to take a quick swim. Beautiful nature experience for our city kids. I think if you go into it pretty much thinking it is close to camping, you will be good. If you are expecting hotel, this is not it. But if you want your kids to be able to roam around and have a great time, this is your place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A rustic family-oriented, pet-friendly resort on 340 acres of beautiful mountainside nestled between the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Swimming, hiking, fishing, bird-watching, tennis, volleyball, croquet, horseshoes, ping-pong and pool. No phones or tvs, but lots of board games and books and animals to feed. Various accommodations and price ranges from rustic cabins [one step up from camping] to suites with kitchens and fireplaces. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Home Ranch Hotel Calistoga
- Mountain Home Hotel
- Mountain Home Resort