A mere 90 minutes drive from San Francisco, in the Napa Valley town of Calistoga, a charming 1940s roadside motel has been reimagined and renovated into a 50-room property; an ode to the great American road trip.
Surrounded by the intense natural beauty of the Mayacamas Mountains, guest rooms at the reinvented Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa take their cues from classic camper vans, New York-based design firm AvroKO choosing vintage inspired fabrics and bold carpets to complement camper van-style bench seating (that convert into double beds) and graphic tiled bathrooms; the romance of the open road brought indoors with style and substance.
An on-trend amalgam of small town general store and 1970s living room, the lobby is a welcoming space where guests can play games or plan a road trip over a cold drink from the vintage-style cooler. Outside, the lodge boasts a terrace area decked out with not one but three swimming pools — each set at a different temperature and fed from the geothermal hot springs below the property grounds; cabana beds, hammocks, and a fire pit allow the relaxation and revelry to run comfortably from day into night.
Wander the grounds and spot the Calistoga spa nestled amongst lush greenery, a haven that includes a mud bar and a series of treatments that’ll put you in prime condition for another evening spent sampling the region’s famed wines.