Beautiful Chateau and winery dating from the 1880s. Stop by to sample some really great wines, or book ahead to schedule a tour.
Rope-selling entrepreneur Alfred Tubbs built the Chateau as the centerpiece of a 254-acre vineyard and winery operation. The winery grew to become the seventh largest in Napa Valley before Prohibition put an end to wine production.
In 1958 the property was sold to a retired Chinese electrical engineer, who enhanced the grounds by digging out a lake and adding Chinese landscaping.
Eventually the estate ended up in the hands of Jim Barrett, who modernized the winery's equipment and replanted the vineyards with Cabernet Sauvignon.
While waiting for the new vines to mature, Barrett purchased premium Chardonnay grapes from the Valley and began making wine. His 1973 wine won a blind-tasting showdown between French and California wines, putting the entire California wine industry on the world map. For a somewhat fictionalized account of this tasting, check out the movie Bottle Shock.
Today the vineyards and winemaking operation are run by Jim's son Bo.
#Architecture Book the estate tour and enjoy the wine while wandering the garden and vineyard. Tours are limited to 8 guests and last about and hour and a half, during which you'll taste four wines, including the wonderful Estate Cab Sauv. They also let us try the grapes straight off the vine, and they were surprisingly delicious (late season - probably not so tasty earlier in the year).
Although the Chateau was built in the 1880s, the gardens and lake weren't added until the 1950s, when retired electrical engineer Yort Wing Frank bought the estate, excavated Jade Lake, and transformed the property with Chinese landscaping. Today the lake is considered one of Napa Valley's most beautiful sanctuaries. It's a castle winery in Napa Valley The wine that put California wine on the map. In 1976, this Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena won first place in a blind tasting of French and California wines (by French judges), shocking the wine world and proving that it was possible to make great wine outside the bounds of Europe. The movie Bottle Shock tells the story of this winery and the events surrounding the Paris tasting (with a bit of artistic license). Most beautiful castle in California..with amazing garden!! You get to drink a CASTLE! If that isn't reason enough to visit this gorgeous winery, I don't know what is! Oh yea, the wine is delicious too. ;) A lovely day to sample wines and enjoy the castle grounds. A must visit when in Napa Valley. #weekendgetaway and there should be a #wine category on Trover too. 😎🍷😎 The grounds of this vineyard are amazing, rows and rows of grapevines with the mountains as a backdrop. We had an amazing time at Napa valley tasting wines and walking the properties and grounds. The main building on this vineyard looks and feels just like a castle, the tours and wine tasting are a little more expensive than others vineyards but you do get a castle. Well worth the visit. View from inside Castello di Amorosa winery in Napa . Taste the Fantasia The grounds of the winery Entrance way into the main building, it has everything a castle should have, a moat, drawbridge and a iron drop gate. And it's a modern (compared with real castles) day winery. The vineyard is a little commercial but is beautiful
#goldenhour Do the tour of the castle! Beautiful castle located at Napa valley,California..also famous for wine testing...with beautiful sculptures and architectural and as well very beautiful mountain scenic view!!!!!.. Miniature world of model railways. #trains #models #hobby A lovely day trip to wine taste and picnic at a castle in a vineyard. Somewhat abandoned cemetery in Calistoga, Ca. It can be tricky to park so be careful. This beautiful winery is my absolute favorite. The wine is not sold in stores so you will have to visit to sample some (or order through their website) and it is delicious! You can take a tour through this 13th century Tuscan style castle complete with drawbridge, moat and dungeon. This winery is family friendly and kids will enjoy seeing the animals wandering the grounds. Half castle, half winery. Kind of produces a castle you're half impressed by and wine you're half impressed by. #lifeatexpedia Most beautiful castle in California..this place is famous for wine testing and beautiful scenic view of mountain and grapes valley..also can be view castle tour .. Weekend wine tasting in Napa! #SpringFun My attempt at some star trails with some of the vineyard in the foreground. #BvSAstro Napa Valley. Not much of a wine person but this is a good place to check out.. At first I was like Not a government park and geyser which erupts every half hour, is not as spectacular as Yellowstone's geyser. However, entry fee also includes farm with fainting goats and alpacas and you can have a picnic here. #Blue #WeekendGetaway #hiking #SpringFun #roadtrip #Colorful #EndlessSummer #Green #TakeAHike It was a spring day, not particularly hot, only in the high 60s, but the decor on this deck at the Indian Springs made it look and feel like a hot summer. It couldn't be more perfect to dive right in the hot spring mineral bath. An amazing winery we visited in Napa that was authentically built and inspired by a 13th century Tuscan castle. It really is a must see in Napa and the wine is really good as well! Highly recommend this winery tour in Napa Valley, California. Although I was too young to try the wine, the grape juice was the best I've had! Also, this view is amazing. I can't wait to go back. #SpringFun #Napa #WineTasting A beautiful castle to tour while wine tasting in Napa Valley Castello di Amorosa has lots of blooms to enjoy. Sip a little wine, stroll the beautiful grounds and learn about Napa Valley Wines. #weekendgetaway Vines at Chateau Montelena, known for winning the 1976 'Judgment of Paris' in the Chardonnay category and helping to introduce the world to California wine. While the tasting fee is the most expensive I've encountered ($20), this was by far the best winery we visited in Napa. Really good wine, and a pourer who was a UC Davis student and happy to answer any questions we had. Visit to the 1976 Beautiful Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga Very nice Chateau Biking along some of the roads to catch gorgeous views of the vineyards and mountains. Do the tour! You will be taken to closed off areas. See second biggest geyser in USA and farm of fainting goats and alpacas on way to touring Sonoma wine country. #WeekendGetaway #roadtrip Worth going to see didn't do the tour but still impressive from the outside. World famous Napa valley. This geyser is one of 3 in the world that consistently spouts. Some nearby trails, a petrified forest approximately 4 miles away and some roads to bike and tour... but most of all nestled in a beautiful valley that is world famous for its wines Castello Amorosa is a Castle and a winery, Calistoga California All those vines! #Patterns #NapaValley Do the tour! Wine for sale...$3500 per bottle! Somewhat abandoned cemetery in Calistoga, Ca. It can be tricky to park so be careful. #weekendgetaway
A great weekend getaway is certainly Napa Valley. We like Sterling Vineyards because of the fab wine, of course. But, we also enjoyed the beautiful view from the top of the hill. An aerial tram takes you on a short ride up the hill, which is a novel concept in Napa. Calistoga... One of the dearest towns I have ever visited. I could just imagine the generations of families that passed through this charming place, with the locals smiling at their joy.
#napavalley #california #calistoga #neon #retro Bottle Shock anyone ? Somewhat abandoned cemetery in Calistoga, Ca. It can be tricky to park so be careful. Wine Tasting on New Year's day in Napa Valley. This Tuscan inspired castle is a gem and a must to visit when in Napa Valley.
#napavalley #napawinecountry #napacalifornia #winecountry #northerncalifornia #norcal Totally worth seeing
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star adults-only bed & breakfast, walk to Calistoga Hot Springs

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Smoke Free
Concierge services


Located in the heart of Calistoga, this bed & breakfast is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Oat Hill Mine Trail and within 3 mi (5 km) of Chateau Montelena Winery and Sterling Vineyards. Castello di Amorosa is 3.4 mi (5.5 km) away.

Property Features

Along with coffee/tea in a common area, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has concierge services and wedding services. Free continental breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free area shuttle. Additionally, a garden, a picnic area, and a lobby fireplace are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 6 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Comforts include Frette Italian sheets and down comforters, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. A complimentary area shuttle within 5 mi is available for guests. This Victorian bed & breakfast also offers a terrace, a garden, and a picnic area. Concierge services and wedding services can be provided. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Brannan Cottage Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Free area shuttle 
  • Picnic area 
  • Terrace 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Concierge services 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Year Built 1860 
  • Total number of rooms - 6 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Wedding services 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Garden 
  • Fireplace in lobby 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Down comforter 
  • Frette Italian sheets 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Espresso maker 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Hot springs nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Check-in time ends at 5:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.


Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
No elevators
Minimum guest age is 18
Caters to adults only

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Brannan Cottage
  • Brannan Cottage Calistoga
  • Brannan Cottage Inn
  • Brannan Cottage Inn Calistoga
  • Brannan Inn
  • Brannan Inn Cottage
  • Cottage Brannan
  • Cottage Brannan Inn
  • Cottage Inn Brannan
  • Inn Brannan
  • Brannan Cottage Hotel Calistoga
  • Brannan Calistoga

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Alcohol is not served at this property.

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