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“Blissful Serenity”
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Chateau de Vie
Ranked #1 of 27 Calistoga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 14, 2006

My wife and I should have written this review long ago, but we were trying to keep Calistoga's best kept secret to ourselves. We have been to Chateau De Vie many times over the past five years, and always look forward to our next visit with Phillip and Peter. The property is beautifully located. The rooms are elegant -- relaxing and smartly appointed with none of your grand mother's flowers or lace. The breakfasts are simply amazing (no dieters please). Finally, the company couldn't be better. Phillip and Peter are attentive hosts, and are always up for a good conversation. They always make you feel relaxed and comfortable, like you're staying with good friends. They are also an invaluable font of knowledge on where to discover the hidden gems of Napa Valley. We look forward to meeting some of you over the breakfast table on our next stay.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2006

My husband and I recently spent 3 short nights at Phillip and Peter's wonderful inn. The decor, the ambiance, the view, and of course the magnifcent breakfasts--were all top notch, and not to be missed! Phillip and Peter were gracious, helpful and very attentive. It was hard to make ourselves get up and go every day, since it was so comfortable to just lounge around their beautiful property! We walked through the vineyards in the back, spent each perfect October night in the outdoor hot tub, and spent evenings before dinner enjoying the wine, cheese and crackers (and not just your normal cheese and crackers).

All the breakfasts wer amazing, but on our last morning, Phillip made us eggs and chardonnay--scrambled eggs with fresh tarragon and brie cheese, paired with a crisp glass of chardonnay. Not many places will do wine pairing at breakfast!

We enjoyed our stay so much, I don't think we'll ever be able to stay anywhere else in the valley. It was quiet, serene, and unpretentious--yet extremely high class.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2006

Eight of us stayed last year at chateau de vie [----]and loved it so much that we all went back again last month. it is a short hop to downtown, lovely calistoga. however, it's hard to leave the inn because it is so relaxing and calm. the inn keepers cook a really creative and tasty breakfast each day and serve excellent cheeses and wine in the afternoon. they are filled with great advice for out-of-the-way vineyards and restaurants. you can walk out back into the vineyards or sit infront of the fire, or lie by the pool. we are veteran bed and breakfast guests and chateau de vie ranks right up at the top of the list. have a great trip, H

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 25, 2006

This bed and breakfast was a true serene and elegant retreat. The hosts Philip and Peter are supreme hosts and the property is calming and lovely. The afternoon cheeseplate is elegant and the granola served at breakfast one morning was the best granola I have ever tasted. This is truly a "don't miss" off the beaton NAPA path B & B.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Sausalito. CA
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Reviewed July 9, 2006

Although I live only an hour and a half away -- I felt as if I was in another world. The accomendations exceeded my expectations. Given that it was hovering around 100 degrees-- the pool was a special oasis. Set in the vineyard and planted with lavender and rosemary around the edges made it a perfect place to just relax.
Phillip and Peter are perfect hosts and provide a wonderful breakfast (the scones were to die for -- will have to go back to get the recipe!)

While this is a wonderful place for couples -- it is also a great place to go alone or with the girls for a weekend away.

Lavender Spa is only minutes away as is the main street (Lincoln) in Calistoga.
I am already trying to plan when I can next make it Chateau De Vie.

  • Stayed: July 2006
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed May 29, 2006

Chateau de Vie is owned by two attentive gentlemen, Peter and Phillip. They were very gracious and accomodating hosts. The food was wonderful and the setting was serene and relaxing. Each evening they accomodated our requests for a light snack before we headed out for dinner and served us delicious cheeses, crackers, fruit, homemade tapenade, and wine. They provided recommendations for dinner and wineries to tour. The rooms were comfortable and we enjoyed relaxing either in the sitting room or out on the patio overlooking the vineyards and the valley.

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Reviewed March 26, 2006

My husband & I stayed at the Chateau for 1 night in March. I wished that we had booked for the 2nd. The place was very comfortable, clean and decorated nicely. The breakfast was wonderful. We had fresh baked scones and a fancy version of Green Eggs & Ham. :) I would recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed: March 2006
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Additional Information about Chateau de Vie

Address: 3250 State Highway 128, Calistoga, CA 94515-9711
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Calistoga
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Calistoga
Price Range: $229 - $429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just minutes from downtown Calistoga, surrounded by acres of vineyards, Chateau de Vie welcomes you into a world of understated elegance. As you enter our gates, lush formal gardens of lavender and quiet sophistication greet you. Built with old European charm, the Chateau has been enhanced with rich earth and jewel tones. Influenced by California unique heritage and the Napa Valley’s beauty, the Chateau has been furnished with your comfort in mind. Comfortable queen and king size beds, lush towels, oversized robes and the finest in linens.Quiet personal attention… magnificent views. ... more   less 
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