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Napa Valley Getaway Part II

While in Napa we stayed at the beautifully restored Indian Springs Resort in Calistoga.  We stayed on the main floor of the building  you see here on your immediate right which overlooks a beautiful pond.  If I were to return I would stay in the exact same location if there were just two of us.

The great thing about Indian Springs is they have so many options.  If you travel with another couple you could rent one of the two bedroom bungalows.

Bikes are scattered about the property that you can borrow and return.  The location is fabulous.  You can walk or ride to town.

They also have two houses on the property for families

Of course the star of the property are the two pools fed by the Mineral Springs.  This is the adult pool.

The property is also home to the fabulous Sam’s Social Club restaurant.  We ate dinner one night and breakfast one morning.  Both meals were fabulous. The outdoor seating is wonderful.
all photos above courtesy of Indian Springs Resort
On Saturday we drove up to the Healdsburg and Dry Creek Valley.  We had lunch at Shed. Shed is the brainchild of Doug Lipton and Cindy Daniel. Shed is filled with all things kitchen, home and garden.
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It also has a fabulous cafe and bakery.  We had one of the most delicious brunches we have ever enjoyed.
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We left shed and headed to Dry Creek to Papapietro Perry Winery (for some of our favorite Pinots)

When in the area we always love to stop at the beautiful Robert Young Winery in the lovely Alexander Valley.  It always makes me think of New England.
We left Robert Young and went back to Calistoga.  Calistoga used to be the hippie sister of the Napa Valley but it has changed a lot over the years.  It hasn’t lost it’s laid back vibe.  We really enjoyed revisiting it.  On the way into town in an old Gas Station is the Tank Winery.  The vibe is friendly and hip and the wine quite good as well.
We left Tank and spotted another fun tasting room downtown, Olabisi.  Our server was super friendly and the wines very approachable as well.
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I am sorry I didn’t take more pictures of the inside it was very cleverly decorated.
That night we ate at the charming Evangeline, which just happens to be right next door to Olabisi.
We had a lovely meal on their charming patio and enjoyed one of our absolute favorite Pinots  thanks to Jen and Darius.
If you would like to stay somewhere more laid back and less chi chi than the Napa standards;  I would highly recommend a trip to Calistoga and the Indian Springs Resort.  We would go back in a heartbeat.
 I may be out of the loop for a week or so as I am having my hip replaced today. Have a great week!

**last minute update surgery cancelled implant may have been damaged…bummer!!!

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  1. Kathysue says

    Always love a good recommendation of a place to stay up in the Napa Valley area, this looks like a wonderful spot. So sorry to here about your hip surgery. I hope all goes well when they do the surgery. Take care and thank you for your kind words on my blog post today!!

  2. home before dark says

    What a visual retreat and repast. I'm sure I'm saying the obvious here: better they found out something might be wrong with implant BEFORE it went in! When all is good, I'm sure you will be too.

  3. La Contessa says

    I know you had your head set on getting this done…………….BUT WE WANT THAT IMPLANT IN TIP TOP SHAPE!YOU do not want to have to do this a third time…………….

  4. Gail Storti says

    Hi Cindy,
    After reading part II of your Napa trip, I'm ready to jump in the car and head straight up there. Such a beautiful resort and wonderful looking restaurants and wineries. I haven't been to Napa in years and I'm sure there are tons of great places to see and things to do. Thank you for sharing your Napa get away, a truly fabulous gift.

    Sorry they cancelled your surgery. Bummer! I'm sure it's not only disappointing but frustrating after getting your mind all set for surgery. However, better than having them put in a damaged part. Hope they reschedule and everything goes smoothly.

    xoxo Gail

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