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“Very Good Stay, Will Return”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cottage Grove Inn

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Cottage Grove Inn
Ranked #1 of 27 Calistoga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very Good Stay, Will Return”
Reviewed January 27, 2007

We stayed at the Cottage Grove Inn in early January, on our first tour of the Napa region. The cottages are quite pretty and cozily laid out, if a tad small. Comfortable, relaxing, quiet. There was some construction near the office, and the desk staff made sure to locate us far from any potential noise. Through a package that Cottage Grove offered, we booked double massages in our cottage and those were excellent -- the masseuses were very professional, prepared our hot tub for us and rubbed us into bliss on tables they carefully set up. The accompanying wine tour (part of the package) was just OK, but we remain glad we did it. For the evening, would suggest a dinner at the nearby Calistoga Inn! Will return to Cottage Grove Inn -- we clocked 2.5 hours from leaving Calistoga at 9 AM to getting to the security line at SFO after returning the rental car -- not bad at all.

Stayed January 2007
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Charlotte, NC
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2007

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Cottage Grove Inn in December and we thoroughly enjoyed the Travelers Cottage. The wood-burning fireplace was wonderful after a long day of wine tasting. We both had birthdays in December, so we were greeted with two small bottles of champagne. Very nice touch. The deep jacuzzi tub was awesome. The location of the inn is very convenient for exploring the Silverado Trail wineries. We also enjoyed the nightly wine and cheese hours, but had to be careful not to fill up too much before our local dinner reservations.

There is a nice market very close called CalMart where we picked up pre-made items and had dinner in front of our fireplace one night. We also dined at Boscos Trattorrio in downtown Calistoga and Blue (sushi restaurant) in downtown St. Helena. Both places were very good. Boscos allowed us to bring our own bottle of wine for a very small corking fee. Blue has marvelous and innovative sushi.

We thought the staff at Cottage Grove was very pleasant. As for the "warning" signs in the rooms, I thought they were kind of humorous actually. We did not find them offensive in the least.

All in all, we had a very pleasant stay and will most likely return.

  • Liked — Fireplace, jacuzzi tub, wine and cheese hour each night, location
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
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laguna Beach
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2007

My husband and I were in a beautiful wedding in Napa CA. We should have stayed at the Oberge de Solie like the rest of the wedding party but we tryed to save money so we stayed at the Cottage Grove Inn. The women that run the place are a nightmare they are nosey and rude. First they charged our friends credit card and then they charged ours for the same night. They told us to pay our friend back. Then they complained when I started my period while sleeping. She called my cell phone and complained that I was rude to her cleaning crew. I was so embarressed. She also charged our credit card 17 dollars to send a 1 dollar pair of reading glasses. She charged us for several hangers that we never took. All in All the management was horrible. If you are between the ages of 12 and 55 and are menstrating do not stay at this hotel.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — the staff
  • Tips/Secrets — don't stay here
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with friends
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2007

The Cottage Grove Inn's room are luxurious, but too small for the high price ($275 in mid season). The bathroom's great, bed very comfy, and furnishings delightful. The breakfast and wine reception are very good and add a nice touch.

The Inn has some oddities. For instance, there are notes in the rooms which are rude and bossy and assume you're going to make mistakes. A few examples include a note which is very assertive about how to make coffee in the an automatic brew pot correctly (it's pretty obvious). Another states that you should leave your room promptly by checkout time or you'll be charged another day's stay.

We would not stay here again in light of the above since there are other great places more reasonably priced in the area.

Stayed December 2006
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Maine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2007

My wife and I agree with many of the positive things said by the other reviewers. The inn does lots of things well. The decor is beautiful, rooms have deep Jacuzzi tubs, and the wood-burning fireplaces are wonderful. Be warned that the rooms are small -- not for big people or claustrophobes. Our suggestion has to do with how the management communicates with guests, who after all are paying a princely sum to stay there ($275 a night in our case). Everywhere we looked we found warnings, often with the word "not" uppercased. Examples: Do NOT put too much coffee in the coffeemaker. Do NOT move the CD player. DO NOT use a hot plate! (Jeez, it never would have occurred to us. This wasn't the YMCA, after all.) Our favorite was the note attached to the robes in the closet, which warned us that should the robes disappear, "We would be happy to charge your credit card $90." These may seem like small points, but to us they weren't. We didn't appreciate being hectored. Granted, the public can be irritating, but guests should get the benefit of the doubt. There is a way to communicate with people that doesn't offend; the managers should visit any of the wonderful Four Sisters properties in Northern California if they want to learn how. (The Four Sisters inn in Sonoma is wonderful, by the way, and half the Cottage Grove's price.)

Stayed December 2006
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las vegas
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2006

Privacy, romance, attention to detail, professionally designed, exceedingly comfortable, friendly staff, excellent complimentary wine and cheeses daily between 5 pm and 7 pm, very quiet, real wood burning fire places, 100 gallon jetted tub and shower, skylights, down comforters, internet, dmx radio, classical music, - in wine country.

This place was so romantic. My wife loved it. This is the perfect retreat for some real R & R and you will never be frustrated, interuppted, or lacking anything. This is a MUST for couples who want to get away from everything and just be.

We loved this place. They do not have a pool, gym, or sauna. The jetted tub in your own cottage is great.

In the wine tasting room, they have board games, a fire place, and list of local activities. They also have stacks of two for one and free local wine tastings at some great wineries. Included in our stay was a complimentary breakfast that was cereals, yogurt, fruit, and pastries.

This is a perfect weekend retreat to unwind and just love each other.

  • Liked — the cottage design
  • Disliked — no pool or exercise facilities
  • Tips/Secrets — its NONSMOKING; bring a good book
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2006

We stayed for nights from November 24- 26, 2006. I had chosen this property, because they had individual cottages for max privacy, a two person jacuzzi tub, and a fireplace. The fall colors were everywhere in the valley and it was beautiful.
When we checked in, we were greeted warmly by the front desk. Our cottage was the Library #8. It was adorable and simply decorated. They think of all the details. There is wood in the fireplace with newspaper to help you start it. There are drinks in the refrigerator and music was playing when we entered. The two person tub comes with these great smelling bath salts. The bed was amazing with a thick fluffy down comforter and soft down pillows ( I think you can get down-free pillows if needed). They even had a tray for you to bring wine and cheese or breakfast back to your room. They even had a flashlight and umbrella in your room in case of an outtage or rain.
It was so cosy and romantic. Our first night after dinner, we sat on the couch with a fire in the fireplace and watched a DVD from the front desk.
My only non-favorite thing was the skylight. It was great during the day, but my husband and I are not morning people and every morning the light would wake us help, but it wasn't a big deal.
This place was wonderful and we would stay here again in a heart beat.

  • Liked — The privacy and not having to share a wall with anyone
  • Disliked — skylight in the morning
  • Tips/Secrets — book early they fill up
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cottage Grove Inn
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 #1 of 27 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):
Experience Napa Valley's laid-back luxury in your private resort cottage nestled amid tall trees and lush landscape at Cottage Grove Inn. Tucked into the picturesque wine country village of Calistoga, this tranquil setting is just a short stroll to restaurants, cafes, boutiques and galleries. Each of our 16 private cottages is uniquely appointed with the finest quality furnishings, soft linens and plush down bedding on a luxurious king bed. Sink into overstuffed chairs by your own crackling fire or restore in a deep-soaking Jacuzzi tub for two. Filled with character and charm, our cozy cottages feature reclaimed hardwood floors from an old whiskey distillery, vaulted ceilings with skylights and a front porch with wicker rockers for warm summer nights. Enjoy a buffet breakfast of freshly baked quiche, homemade waffles, fruit smoothies, pastries, and specialty coffee drinks on our patio, an oasis landscaped with fountains and birdhouses beneath towering elms. Linger with an espresso on your private porch or join friends in our sunny breakfast room as you gaze into our lush gardens. Looking for local activities? Grab one our complimentary bikes and ride to Napa Valley wineries along scenic roads, or stroll to nearby shops and tasting rooms. Then relax and restore in a geo-thermal pool at one of the local spas. In the evening, create memories at our wine and cheese reception, where guests mingle on our lovely patio as they enjoy carefully selected artisan cheeses and favorite local wines. For a private alternative, snuggle up in front of your own wood-burning fireplace for an evening of romance. Rest, restore, and remember at the Cottage Grove Inn. ... more   less 
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