Calistoga, at the northern end of Napa Valley, is a famous hot-springs resort destination renowned for wine, water, and wellness. Full of dog-friendly shops, wineries and inns (and dog park
), Calistoga is on the list for any pampered pooch and ready-to-relax humans.
Much of the region's history is still alive in Calistoga. In fact, its historic roots are so intact that the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Calistoga a "Distinctive Destination". It recognizes Calistoga as one of an elite group of American communities dedicated to preserving its town's character and sense of place.
Visit dog-friendly Calistoga Wineries
Piper at Archer Hotel Napa - Photo Credit: @piperthebabybear
When it comes to dog-friendly lodging in Napa Valley, there are almost as many choices as there are wineries to visit. Start your search by sorting out your parameters regarding type, location, level of luxury, price, etc., then delve into the dog-friendly listings on DogTrekker.com. more »
Camping in Wine Country - Photo Credit: @cswope18
Lodging choices in Napa Valley run from extravagant, five-star resorts to budget motels, but for that certain brand of DogTrekker who prefers to rough it a bit, there’s another alternative: camping. Whether sleeping in a tent, an RV or a rustic shelter, you’ll enjoy the valley from a unique perspective—and have money left over for a splurge. Here are three places to check out. more »
Oat Hill Mine Trail - Photo Credit: @thepacklife.napa
Napa Valley is amazingly dog-friendly, with scores of wineries and restaurants welcoming four-legged visitors accompanied by humans. When it comes to hiking, head to Moore Creek Park, on the north side of Lake Hennessy near St. Helena. Among 15 miles of trails here is the serene, 5.6-mile Shoreline Trail/Alta Hennessey Loop, which traces the perimeter of this fresh-water reservoir with a jaunt into the hills along a dirt road. more »
Xena and Willow at Clos Pegase Winery. Photo Credit: @xenaandwillow
Wineries in the Napa Valley number in the hundreds, and it’s a rare facility open to the public that turns away imbibers with leashes in hand. While some facilities relegate four-legged guests to their picnic grounds, others invite furry friends to belly up to the bar with their people (yes, Lucy, that’s a jar of treats on the counter…). Here are some weatherproof suggestions for winter wine tasting with a dog at your side. more »
Westin Verasa - Photo Credit: Sarah_Ackerman (CC)
While there aren’t quite as many lodging properties in the Napa Valley as there are wineries, the options, from luxury resort properties to charming B&Bs to all manner of hotels, can still overwhelm. Where to start? With your budget, of course. more »