Your summer getaway during the dog days of summer will be even cooler with your furry best friend by your side! This Calistoga wine weekend itinerary is pup-friendly and just a short drive from Santa Cruz County. Utilize this itinerary as a template to curate your own perfect weekend in Calistoga. Cheers!
Plan ahead and leave directly after work to get started on your vacation! Arrive in Calistoga Friday night and check-in to Solage, an Auberge Resort & Spa [755 Silverado Trail North, Calistoga]. With accommodations for your dog, Solage is the ideal relaxing escape.
Book a hot air balloon flight first thing in the morning with Calistoga Balloons [1458 Lincoln Avenue #15, Calistoga]. It’s quite an early wake-up call by vacation standards, but a truly memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your dog will need to snooze back at the hotel as you take flight.
After you’ve landed, head to Acacia House in the Las Alcobas Hotel [1915 Main Street, St. Helena] and enjoy a brunch of Chilaquiles and Margaritas. You’ll enjoy some of the best Mexican-inspired cuisine in the valley!
Back at Solage, take your four-legged best friend for a jaunt around the beautiful grounds or if you’re up for a longer walk of about a mile, stroll over to Calistoga and enjoy window shopping along Lincoln Avenue, the main street through town.
Experience an afternoon of pet-friendly wine tasting at Knights Bridge Winery | Huge Bear Wines, located downtown in the historic Calistoga national bank building [1373 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga]. We craft elegant, small-lot single varietal wines and distinctive blends with fruit from our Knights Valley estate vineyard. Take advantage of the lovely weather with a tasting outdoors in our shaded bistro seating area. For your convenience, wines purchased can be held for you to collect at the end of your stay. For a taste of our wines in advance of your trip, we’re pleased to extend $1 flat-rate temperature-controlled ground shipping on your first order. Visit knightsbridgewinery.com/1dollarshipping for details.
Head back to the resort to relax and freshen up. Pre-chill a bottle of our KB Estate Sauvignon Blanc to take along and enjoy at dinner.
Pack up your pup and drive to the Bird & the Bottle [1055 4th Street, Santa Rosa]. You’ll experience a cozy dining experience on the front porch with a variety of local fare small plates ideal for sharing.
Enjoy a fresh, farm-to-table breakfast at a local favorite, Sam’s Social Club [1712 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga]. Try their summer vegetable omelet, avocado toast, or Belgian-style waffles to fuel up for the day. Patio seating is available for you and your dog.
Take a leisurely walk or challenging hike at Oat Mill Mine Trail [2082 Oat Mill Mine Trail, Calistoga]. The trail follows an old stagecoach road, and you’ll journey through a diverse landscape of forests and grasslands.
Head for lunch at the Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery [1250 Lincoln Avenue] before leaving town. Their local, sustainable menu features fresh Pacific seafood, seasonal salads, and wood-fired pizzas and pets are welcome.
Pick-up your wines from Knights Bridge Winery | Huge Bear Wines on your way out of town. Enjoy planning your next visit to Calistoga on the way back to Santa Cruz!
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