About this listing
Zinfandel House is our home, situated on a wooded hillside a short distance up from Highway 29, halfway between the charming towns of St. Helena and Calistoga which are seven miles apart. Both towns have interesting shops and fine restaurants. Our decks offer spectacular views of the vineyards below, the beautiful mountains across the valley and majestic (website hidden). Helena to the north. Bothe State Park with hiking trails and picnic areas in its forest is our neighbor. Here in the heart of the wine country, we are close to many wineries and other nearby trails for jogging, walking or bicycling.
A room is set aside for reading, listening to music or browsing through our collection of books on food, wine and travel. Guests enjoy relaxing on the decks in summer or in front of the fire in winter. High speed Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the house and now in the bedrooms as well. Ours is a traditional, European-style Bed & Breakfast. We serve a full sit-down breakfast with delicious entrees. Come join us and have a relaxing visit in the Napa Valley.
This listing is for our smaller room with queen-sized bed and private bath next to bedroom. It overlooks the wooded view behind.
Here is a link to our larger room with king-sized bed and view of the beautiful valley below.
Local and State taxes are included in the price shown.
Other Things to Note
Check-in is usually between 4 and 6 p.m.
We were delighted to be the guests of Bette at her home in Calistoga, CA. Her house is well situated with awesome views of nearby mountains surrounding the Napa Valley . Bette has a very warm and welcoming personality. As you talk with her, you realize that she has so many stories that she is excited to share with you (if you so desire). From Skiing in Switzerland with her beloved and late husband George (himself a member of the world wine community), to subtle tales of places to visit in the Napa Valley itself, you will find Bette to be a host that is second-to-none. You will also enjoy time with her friendly canine companion LT, who is a loyal Bichon who will greet you every morning. The cookbooks surrounding her kitchen will tip you off to her skills in the kitchen while she cooks you breakfast, the most important meal of the day while staying in Napa !
Napa Valley, and more specifically, Bette's Bed and Breakfast was a peaceful and serene sanctuary. In our opinion, much more pleasant than staying at a hotel. The rooms were nice and spacious, the breakfast was delicious, and the view was amazing. Would highly recommend the experience.
My mom and I stayed with Bette for two nights and we had the most lovely and relaxing time at the Zinfandel House :) Her house is full of charm and care, from the little vase on the desk filled wit pretty flowers to art works hanging on the walls. We really enjoyed each breakfast cooked by Bette and also the conversations we had over tea and cookies at her Solarium. In the morning, we watched all the pretty little birds fly over to the feeder in front of our room, and the view we woke up to was stunning. I would not hesitate to recommend the house and the host! Both are super lovely!!
Wonderful accommodations in a great location within minutes of numerous Napa wineries. The room was clean and comfortable and Bette was a gracious hostess who went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was enjoyable. She cooked delicious breakfasts each morning and had insightful advice on wineries to visit and things to do in Calistoga. Her husband used to write columns for a local Napa newspaper which contributed to her wealth of knowledge of the area. I would highly recommend staying here for a comfortable, reasonably priced accommodation in a great Napa location!
Bette, was a wonderful host. She was very welcoming and pleasant. As a host she was the perfect mix of engaging/available and respectful of your privacy. Her breakfasts are such a special treat each morning, a true bed and breakfast. Beautiful scenery and wildlife on the property. She is also an invaluable source of knowledge, as a long time resident of the area. The location was very convenient as well. We will definitely be giving Bette a call when we are back that direction.
We had a great time at Bette's B&B. Room was clean and cozy and she made us a fabulous breakfast. Her hospitality is great..
The view from her house was beautiful. We had some drink at night at her deck. We will be sure to come back!!
Thank you Bette..
Bette was a gracious and generous host. She prepared very nice breakfasts for us both mornings.
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About the Host, Bette
Your hosts are Bette, a former secondary school teacher, and George, a retired petroleum geologist who is currently a wine columnist for the Napa Valley Register after over 20 years of writing for the St. Helena Star. He taught wine appreciation classes at the University of California and Napa Valley College. They moved to Napa Valley in 1980 where they were part owners and principals of a small winery. Zinfandel House was built that year, and they opened it as a Bed and Breakfast the following spring. They enjoy food and wine, and more importantly, they enjoy people. This makes having a Bed and Breakfast so rewarding for them and an enjoyable and unique experience for their guests.