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“great rustic get-away”

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Mountain Home Ranch
Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Calistoga
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“great rustic get-away”
Reviewed May 4, 2007

Old school charm at affordable prices. Close to downtown Calistoga but a whole different world away. I loved the canyons and the lake and being able to have my dog with me was a big plus. The pools were refreshing and the staff was wonderful. The scones for breakfast were the best! Not fancy but just what I was looking for. The other review was not of the normal accommodations but of one of the rustic cabins. The lodge rooms and the winterized cabins are quite nice and very comfortable.

  • Liked — the canyon and hiking
  • Disliked — the small shower
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2006

1913ish property in need of repairs. Holes at the bottom of the doors allow "woodland creatures" (their words, not mine) to enter - had a cat-sized rat in my room the second night. One step above tenting.

  • Liked — hmmm
  • Disliked — cleanliness - rats
  • Tips/Secrets — don't go unless you know what you're getting into
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled solo
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10 Thank ltcgumby
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mountainsancturay, owner at Mountain Home Ranch, responded to this review, April 16, 2009
We are sorry for the bad experience. The traveller chose one of our rustic cabins which we describe as "one step up from camping". These cabins are the original cabins built by my grandfather almost 100 years ago and are out in the woods where they can be subject to visits by the other creatures who live there. When the problem arose [we don't know if was a woodrat, possum or raccoon] we immediately upgraded her to an improved unit and did not charge her for the stay. We have chosen to keep some of the old cabins as an inexpensive alternative for the "Sierra Club" types who enjoy the camping experience.
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Reviewed June 23, 2003

Rustic! Loved hiking well marked trails, very hilly, deep woods with sun drenched meadows. Deep canyons with glorious volcanic bed streams.
Large redwoods in canyons, even a petrified redwood in the streambed.
Natural sulfer spring tub in the woods. Enjoyed the warm swimming pool in the a.m. and late evening to loosen up tired muscles. The larger pool is cool and refreshing after a long hike and the lake is a delight! The hosts are a delightful couple. This ranch has been in the family since early 1900's. If you are lucky enough to be there when a group is there, you can get 3 meals a day, otherwise, breakfast only.
Some cabins have kitchenettes. Cook is creative and talented. Lots of other activities available on site and nearby. This is heaven for the real nature lover. Their pets include horses, a jersey cow, goats, chickens, ducks. A resident wild raven rides on the back of one of the horses. Wildflowers were amazing in late June. Definitely going back!

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Property: Mountain Home Ranch
Address: 3400 Mountain Home Ranch Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515-9524
Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Calistoga
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Calistoga
#5 Business Hotel in Calistoga
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Calistoga
#14 Romantic Hotel in Calistoga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
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 
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Mountain Home Hotel
Mountain Home Resort

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