Located at the northernmost tip of Napa Valley, you’ll find the town of Calistoga, a wellness, fine-dining and wine destination surrounded by rolling hills and rows of vineyards – a perfect canvas for strategizing business goals and crushing that next team meeting.
Whether it's a conference, staff retreat or board meeting, your attendees will appreciate Calistoga's rustic yet refined vibe and the convenience afforded of the town's full service hotels, wineries and walkable downtown.
Here are some of the many facilities and team building activities available in Calistoga for your next group event. You can also find more information about the town of Calistoga, including its wineries, restaurants and attractions.
Calistoga has a broad range of venues to accommodate meetings and events — and more are on the horizon. Here are a few to consider:
The Mount View Hotel – This historic Calistoga hotel features the Indie Lounge, located just off the lobby. With 350 square feet, it can seat up to 22 people and can be set up in a conference, dining, or cocktail format. Catering is available on-site. Free Wi-Fi and speakerphone are also provided, as well as a large-screen television with HDMI and surround-sound. There are other à la carte options, including chair massage. And there’s a larger, off-site event space within walking distance that also can be customized for your event.
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs – This hotel and spa offers 1,250 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 40 people. Its Palisades meeting room includes complimentary Wi-Fi, an 80-inch flat-screen monitor pre-wired to accept HDMI and other connections, a full kitchen, fireplace, wet bar, and an outdoor patio with a barbecue grill. Groups also receive discounts on accommodations when blocks of guestrooms are reserved.
Solage Calistoga – With over 15,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor function space, Solage Calistoga Resort offers the perfect setting for Napa weddings and events, including executive meetings, incentive programs and corporate retreats.
Coming Soon: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley – The highly anticipated Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley will welcome its first arrivals in late 2021 in Calistoga. Event venue highlights include the Vineyard Barn, a rustic-chic space with high ceilings and large barn doors, filled with natural light and adjacent to a stunning lawn with views of the vineyard; and the Calistoga Ballroom and adjacent Lakeside Lawn that overlooks the garden, lake and Mayacamas Mountains in the distance.
Check out our full list of meeting venues in Calistoga here.
TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES
Meetings pair best with play, and in Calistoga, your team will have a wide range of options from hiking in state parks and biking along the vineyards to full-day spa circuits and wine tastings.
Hiking and Biking – Calistoga is a wide open wanderland that invites collaboration and creativity. Start the day outdoors with a scenic pursuit at the Oat Hill Mine Trail or a hike with sweeping views at Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, Bothe-Napa Valley State Park or the Petrified Forest. Break up your meeting schedule with a casual bike ride exploring the many hidden pockets of wine country.
Wineries – You’ve booked your meeting in the Napa Valley. Surely you don’t think you can leave without taking your group on a wine-related excursion or two? Luckily, Calistoga is home to many landmark wineries, including one of the most notable, Chateau Montelena, that put Napa Valley wines on the map.
Spa Retreats – What’s good for the mind, body, and soul is also good business. Calistoga is celebrated as a wellness mecca, world renowned for its hot, healing mineral pools and therapeutic mud baths. When meetings are over, treat your team to wellness day at one of Calistoga’s many spas and resorts.
Hot Springs – Geothermal springs might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Napa Valley. But in Calistoga, this is their specialty (second to a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon). Their natural mineral hot springs have been helping travelers relax for over a century.
NICE TO KNOW
- Calistoga is about a 28-minute drive from the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa and a scenic 90-minute drive from San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento airports.
- The Calistoga Shuttle is a complimentary service provided by Calistoga lodging properties to take your attendees to wineries, restaurants, spas and shops in and around town.
- Calistoga has distinct seasons with a high proportion of sunny, warm days. Nights range from crips to pleasantly warm in the summer.