Last week-end we spent 4 days in St. Helena and Calistoga and enjoyed minute. We stayed two days in a wonderful bed and breakfast in Calistoga. The Meadowlark is located at 601 Petrified Forest Road in Calistoga, http://www.meadowlarkinn.com.
The inn is owned and managed by Richard and Kurt and their love for flowers, horses and many chickens shows at every turn. The rooms are decorated with care including the perfect roses in the vase by the bed.
Breakfast is served from 9 to 10 each morning and the eggs have just been gathered that morning before Richard serves them to you. Call 1-800-942-5651 for questions.
We then moved to Yountville to spend one night at a new hotel called Bardessono. Bardessono is a very new up scale property that has built an all green hotel. One of the first all green hotels we have ever stayed in. They provide a massage table in every room. This way your service is done right in your room and you can just put your robe on pour yourself a glass of wine and rest, before the next great meal.
They have a very clean approach to the space, no rugs, drapes, automatic shades, and very little decor. Love the nice bottles of water that they leave by the bed, and in the refrigerator.
After Carl had his massage and I took some time to read my book we headed down the street three blocks for a great dinner at Redd. Every bite was a real taste treat, they offer most portions in half size so it give you a chance to try more of their seasonal dishes.
Breakfast was wonderful with a very healthy selection of fruits, baked goods and several nice to order items. If you are dining with them you may bring a great bottle of wine you picked up during your day of wine tasting with no corkage. Worth the visit but very different feel than the other high end options in the valley.