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The Chanric Inn
Ranked #10 of 27 Calistoga B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 23, 2013

The Chanric Inn in Calistoga is the most amazing place to stay. Joel and Jim made my entire visit such a pleasure! The accommodations are tops!It is such a beautiful Inn and each day I fell in love with it more. I would recommend it to everyone. The fresh coffee by your room each morning,beautiful bedding and linens and of course,the fabulous 3 course breakfast that is made with fresh and local ingredients, starts the day off right! Thank you Joel and Jim for all you did to make it a relaxing, beautiful experience.See you in the spring!

Room Tip: Every room is great!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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TheChanric, Owner at The Chanric Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2013

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review about us! It makes us so happy to receive feedback like this. We love having the opportunity to please our guests and it seems like we succeeded in making your stay comforting and relaxing. I'm also glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast! This is a particular pleasure for us. We thank you for your visit and look forward to seeing you again in the spring!

Best,
Joel, Owner

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had a great experience staying at the Chanric Inn. I wish I could give them a "10" rating. Joel and Jean Marc have done an amazing job creating an atmosphere of luxury, pleasure, and relaxation. When we arrived to check in, we were greeted by Joel with a smile and a glass of champagne. They are genuinely interested in making sure your experience in Napa is wonderful. Joel made dinner reservations for each of the evenings during our stay at amazing local restaurants. They had a bottle of champagne waiting in our room for us to enjoy to celebrate our anniversary. Now on to the brunch....all I can say is WOW!!! A five star dining experience that you would not expect in a B&B. The menu was eclectic and unique yet smart... the food combinations, spices, and sauces were absolutely flavorful and delicious. The presentation was artistic and each course was an absolute culinary delight. We could not wait to wake up each morning to have breakfast to experience the amazing menu. Our room was very comfortable and the bed was luxurious. The decor of the house is upscale and chic yet very comfortable. The grounds impeccably maintained and are breathtaking as they are scattered with herbs, roses, grape vines, olive trees and a beautiful vegetable garden. The pool and hot tub were refreshing and a great way to enjoy a glass of wine and wind down from a day at the wineries. Each evening we would come back from a great dinner and settle in front of the outdoor fireplace and enjoy a nightcap of champagne. Joel and Jean Marc's attention to detail is amazing, and they truly focus on making each person's visit personal, enjoyable, and relaxing. Thank you for a great time, we look forward to our next trip to Napa and our next stay at the Chanric Inn.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheChanric, Owner at The Chanric Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Jason, We're thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Thanks for the incredibly kind words, I give you a 10! And we simply can't wait for your next visit! I'm sure you are already out of wine at this time!

Cheers,
Joel & JM

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

A most stay place!
We had such a fantastic time at the Chanric Inn & Calistoga that we never wanted to leave. The moment we walked in the door, we were greeted by Joel with a glass of Sparkling Wine and a huge smile. Every evening that we returned, again greeted with sparkling wine & a smile. Joel took care of our dinner reservations and got us into the perfect restaurants.
Now, time to talk about the amazing breakfasts that we had each morning. Every morning was a mouth watering French pallet experience that we have never encountered before. JD & Joel were once again perfect. They owned a French restaurant before and it shows: Amazing food, perfect presentation and an explanation of each course. They love what they do and we loved the food. You have never had a breakfast (brunch) like this before!!!

There are pots of coffee left out early in the morning. They also make espresso, cappuccino, etc. They have recently renovated the gardens which are beautiful & you can find cozy enclaves. All the bathrooms were recently renovated too; our bathroom had a heated floor!

At the end of the evening one night, we sat with other guests outside and sipped on more sparkling wine & had nice conversations in a beautiful garden with a fire and plenty of stars.

We almost want to keep the place a secret to keep it all to ourselves. We can't wait to return and have decided that we shall return at least once a year to visit Joel & JD at the Chanric Inn.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheChanric, Owner at The Chanric Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Phillip, we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We simply want to provide an escape from all the stress and worries of everyday life. It's also always a pleasure to see our guests interacting with each other and making the most of our garden. This week-end was a success. Thank you for your review and we look forward to your next visit, and with more surprises for the breakfast!

Greetings!
Joel et JM

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Chanric Inn Jul 28-30 and could not have been happier. Jim and Joel were there to take care of all of our needs. Like others have said we found the breakfast to be incredible and a wonderful way to start out day. Joel was there to talk to and we loved our morning conversations with him.

After a day filled with wine tastings it was nice to come back to the Inn to enjoy another lovely wine with freshly made canapés. Once again Joel was there to keep our wine glasses full and canapés supplied. He recommended and made reservations at 3 incredible restaurants for the nights we were there.

Our room was fantastic and were happy to be downstairs. The bed was very comfortable with all of the linens perfect. We loved looking at all of their French pictures and antiques! Their gardener was there every morning and kept their gardens impeccable.

We could not have been happier with our stay at the Chanric Inn. We have told all of our friends and many are looking at the Inn as their base for their visit to Napa Valley. We look forward to our next trip to see our friends Joel and Jim. We were treated like royalty for 3 days and we loved every second. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheChanric, Owner at The Chanric Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Michael, thanks for such a wonderful review. It was our pleasure to host you and your wife. Our goal was to make your time in Calistoga special and we love hearing that our guests feel like "royalty" !!! It was a real pleasure to share our experiences in the wonderful restaurants and beautiful wineries around with you both, and we are very glad that you found your time with us so enjoyable. We appreciate your kind words and recommendations and look forward to your next visit!

Warm regards,
Joel, Owner

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We loved our stay at the Chanric Inn! There is so much attention to detail ...the warm personal greeting with champagne & petite appetizers, the artwork, the chic décor, the eclectic, yet warm ambiance of the sitting area and rooms. You feel as though you are staying at a B & B in France! At first glance from the outside, the B&B seems quite simple. However, once you walk inside and tour the grounds, you will see how enchanting and special The Chanric Inn truly is. The landscape is so beautiful and simple. There are outdoor patios to lounge or enjoy breakfast and drinks. There is a pool and spa in the back of the property as well.
Jim & Joel spoiled us by serving us a wonderful breakfast the next morning of cappuccino, fresh squeezed juice (peaches & pineapple), fresh berries with coconut cream, homemade bread & jam and baked oysters! Not a typical B & B breakfast!
We highly recommend The Chanric Inn and cannot say enough about our stay. We hope to return again soon!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank meli6
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TheChanric, Owner at The Chanric Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

We love that you felt like you were at a B&B in France! This is exactly the kind of ambiance we love to create. In Europe, as you know we take advantage of down time to really enjoy life with good food, good wine and good company! We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you soon. A bientot!

Best,
Joel, Owner

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

From the moment that you step through the door of what looks like an unassuming private house at the side of the road, you feel that you are finally where you have been waiting to come to all your life! Everything, literally everything, about this place is so special from the quality of the beds, to the furniture and fittings, the lovely secluded pool, the romantic patio, the peace and quiet. And then there is the food. And then there is the champagne which flows into your glass every time you're not looking; thank you Joel. And then there is the service. Nothing is too much trouble - including tracking down an emergency dentist. We travelled back to San Francisco via a superb lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Russian River at the recommendation of our hosts. Thank you to both of you.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheChanric, Owner at The Chanric Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2013

"Heaven on Earth" — what a beautiful compliment! Thank you so much to take the time to write this beautiful review! Yes, we pride ourselves in the small things and we feel that they really make a difference. To hear that you loved everything from the pool to the food to the champagne really makes us feel great. I'm also very happy that you enjoyed the Russian River meeting the Ocean, it's one of our favorite spot when we want to escape! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Best,
Joel, Owner

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed at the Chanric Inn Jul 21 and 22 and were delighted. Jim and Joel are gracious and warm hosts who quietly take care of one's every need. They serve champagne and wine in the evening with small and delightful appetizers. Breakfast is a four course affair with freshly squeezed juice (pear, apple, mint and white grape), a fruit dish (cherries in cabernet), home made and hot croissants as rich and flaxy as those in Paris, a hot dish (halibut brandande) and a refreshing fruit dessert (blueberries in a coconut cream). Joel, one of the hosts, shared that they used to own a restaurant and their expertise in cooking is obvious.

The rooms are extraordinary. Elegant but comfortable with polished wood floors and fine linens and fresh, plumb pillows. The bed is super comfortable and the room was full of beautiful pictures, antiques and fresh flowers. I'd also report that the entire home is spotless; it is the cleanest most well cared for B&B I have ever visited.

Finally, our hosts Jim and Joel have perfected the art of comfort. They are thoughtful hosts who are always inquiring as to your needs. Joel secured an evening dinner reservation for us at a local exclusive restaurant which we had been unable to get through opentable. They are constantly and quietly available and thoughtfully anticipate one's needs with an offer of water, coffee, wine in the evening, an extra towel at the pool, etc.

I give this B&B the highest recommendation. Go, enjoy, relax!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Katharine B
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TheChanric, Owner at The Chanric Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2013

Katharine, thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review about us. It was truly our pleasure to host you and your husband and make your time in Calistoga special. "The entire home is spotless; it is the cleanest most well cared for B&B I have ever visited." -- What a wonderful compliment. I have transmitted it to our staff ...We are pleased that you enjoyed all the finer details from the linens to the wine and appetizers. This details are very important for us, we consider that this make the difference for comfort and luxury. We certainly look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!


Best,
Joel, Owner

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Address: 1805 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515-1624 (Formerly Culver Mansion)
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 #10 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Calistoga
Price Range: $792 - $796 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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