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Carlin Country Cottages
Granite Bay, CA
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Step back in time”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

The opportunity to stay in a retro one bedroom cottage made us feel like we were thrown back into the 30's, and we imagined what life was like in the old days when these cottages were built and were residences. The cottage was spottless and spacious with a full kitchen, living room and bedroom...even a front and back porch! We would much prefer to stay here, which afforded plently of space instead of a conventional hotel room!! (And at a very affordable price). Gas barbeques and patio tables are available, and a very clean pool. Don't be put off by the old motorcourt appearance and the clientele that usually inhabit them...these cottages are for the wine country tourists! Places like this will not be around forever...do yourself a favor and experience it...you won't be sorry.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oosterhout, The Netherlands
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96 reviews
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Nice cottages and friendly staff in this Irish getaway. Pool ans especially the hot tube were very nice and relaxing.
10 minutes walk to the centre of Calistoga, with a few nice restaurants and shops.
Friendly green town

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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oakland,ca
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2011

Every winter my boyfriend and I head up to Carlin Cottages for our hot springs getaway. We rent one of the jacuzzi rooms. It is always such a nice midwinter treat. The rooms are spotless, the jacuzzi is huge. The water comes right out of the earth into your room. We find it so relaxing to have the hot tub right in our room. We love our annual Carlin trip.

Room Tip: The jacuzzi rooms are what it is all about
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

We recently stayed at Carlin Cottages and were very happy with the accommodations. We stayed in two different rooms and both were clean and nice. The mini suite has a very large kitchen. The hot springs pools were lovely, but should be open earlier and later in the day. The staff was friendly and helpful. The in room jacuzzi was deep and lovely but could only be used once in a 24 stay, not enough water for an evening and a morning soak.

Plenty of parking and a short walk to the center of town. We would stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Central Oregon, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2011

The cottages are comfortable and cozy and the pool and hot tub outside are wonderful, especially after a long day of sight seeing or wine tasting The grounds are well maintained, staff person at check in was gracious and friendly. The cottages are off the main drag on a quiet corner, a short walking distance from main street. We had a room with the jacuzzi tub, however, there was no water pressure and the faucet ran extremely slow. After over an hour running the hot water there was only a few inches of water in the tub, therefore the tub was not usable at all. The shower also had very little pressure so was more of a spit bath then a shower. We traveled with one other couple and they experienced the same problem. These rooms were definitively NOT worth the extra money for the jacuzzi. Unfortunately we did attempt to use the tub the first night so did not know about the pressure issue until our last night and staff had gone home for the evening (office closes at 9pm and there was no way to contact them) Upon check out I informed the office person about the problem with the tub and her response was, "oh well". She was obviously not in a position of authority and offered no apology. Not sure if I will go back here again.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

Carlin Country Cottages was amazing. While it is off the main drag, Calistoga is a small place so you are never far away from anything. Our cottage was roomy, clean and comfortable. Quiet accommodations, and lovely pool/hot tub.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Menlo Park, California
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights and thought it was perfect! Everyone was really nice. It's a small place I think they only have about 17 units) and not very glitzy, but that is what we liked. Rooms were very spacious and the grounds very clean. Location was perfect (just a few blocks to downtown). WE definitely will return!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Carlin Country Cottages
Address: 1623 Lake St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1329
Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Calistoga
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Ranked #7 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Calistoga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Carlin Country Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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