Singles, couples, kids, dogs … they’re all welcome at Solage Calistoga. This fantastic getaway in Napa Valley is the subject of this week’s Photo Friday post and the venue for our latest giveaway. The complete Ciao Bambino review is online, but here are some photos of my favorite features.
The food. The quality of the food at Solbar, the in-house restaurant, is exceptional. They have one of the few kid’s menus I’ve seen with a true range of options (see my blog post Looking for Healthy Food on Kid’s Menus), as well as delicious and creative cuisine. The large outdoor patio is an optimal spot to dine with kids.
Bocce. The bocce court provides hours of entertainment and it’s an activity many families do together. It is also located close enough to the bar and restaurant to be an ideal outlet for mealtime distractions.
Setting and grounds. The setting and grounds are gorgeous. The developers and designers did a wonderful job of integrating the buildings into the natural beauty of this area.
Adult pool. The adult swimming pool is absolutely spectacular. It’s one of the most appealing swimming pools I’ve seen anywhere in the world. Here’s the bad news … if you are there with kids, you have to split up to enjoy it and might stare longingly at it from the adjacent family pool.
Family pool. The good news is that there is a family pool; this is really the key amenity that enables the hotel to successfully cater to kids, as well as those seeking adult-focused relaxation. Pool toys are on hand and although it’s not as striking as the adult pool, this is still a lovely place to hang out.
I don’t have a picture of the spa and fitness center, but they are both very nice as well. The property is a short distance from the town of Calistoga, a fun place to stroll. Although Napa Valley is most famous for wine tasting, there are things to do with kids in the area — see my post on 5 Kid-Friendly Activities in Napa Valley.
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