A Totally Unique Napa Experience. Calistoga Ranch and the Napa wine country environs offer something for every mind and mood. Step out your door and embark on invigorating Napa activities. Discover new ways to refresh, revitalize and reconnect with the world around. There are plenty of fun things to do in Napa! See our gallery of all the different activities in Napa Valley before your next stay with Calistoga Ranch.
Get up close and personal with the vines on a scenic jog or bikeride through the Valley. Bike from vineyard to vineyard and enjoy a unique wine touring experience that allows you to wine taste at your own pace.
Escape into the great outdoors and enjoy the many hiking trails that showcase the rare natural beauty of Napa Valley.
Cooking Classes & Demonstrations
From farmers’ markets and local food festivals to cooking classes at the Culinary Institute of America, the Napa Valley’s culinary scene offers something for everyone’s taste.
Napa Valley has no shortage of trail rides – whether through the lush green vineyards or the rugged Mayacamas Mountains that divide Napa Valley from Sonoma County, you’ll be sure to see and experience endless natural beauty, horseback.
Hot-Air Ballooning & Hang Gliding
Enjoy the best vantage point of the valley during an exhilarating hot air balloon ride or hang gliding experience. Soak in the breathtaking surrounds and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Shopping, Art Galleries & Antique Shops
An art form of its own, shopping and antiquing deserves a place on everyone’s Napa itinerary. The Valley offers an outstanding experience for those looking for gifts, artwork, distinctive apparel, or unique home items.
Calistoga Ranch offers guests the ride of a lifetime in a hot air balloon – take in the views of Napa Valley from high above as you gracefully soar through the sky, guided by an FAA certified pilot. Enchantment and excitement fill every moment of this epic adventure – the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion with a loved one or friends. The balloons range in size and can accommodate up to 16 guests. Transportation is provided to and from our resort in Napa Valley, and your flight is followed by a delightful champagne breakfast.
PAINTING / PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES Bring your camera and join our knowledgeable team member for a guided photography experience at Calistoga Ranch that you will remember for years to come, or enjoy our “Painting in the Vineyard” class that will teach you new techniques to help perfectly capture the surrounding vines.
WINE-BLENDING EXPERIENCES Learn the art of wine blending; enjoy a personal wine blending session either on property in the privacy of your lodge. Take home a taste of your own blend and relive the memory of your Napa Valley dream.
COOKING EXPLORATIONS Allow us to arrange a one on one cooking demonstration with our Executive Chef designed with your health and well-being in mind, or join our expert Culinary Team to learn about the multitude of benefits of adding fresh juicing into your daily wellness and fitness regimen.
GARDENING AND FLORA CLASSES Take a walk with our knowledgeable Gardener, Landscape Designer and beloved Bee Keeper. Visit our secret gardens; learn about Xeriscape landscape approach, our vineyard management and our sustainable bee keeping efforts.