Hotels immerse guests in the comforts of home as effectively as a childhood blanket or a pair of enchanted ruby slippers filled with chicken-noodle soup. Escape to a magical world of luxury with today’s Groupon: for $130, you get a one-night winter wine-country retreat for two at Comfort Inn, Calistoga (a $259 value). The package includes the following:
- A one-night stay for two in one-king or a two-queen guest room (a $139 value)
- Two Winter in the Wineries passports (a $100 value)
- $20 dining credit to The Calistoga Inn Restaurant
- Complimentary hot breakfast<p>
Comfort Inn, Calistoga evokes a quaint, two-story bed and breakfast with its garden-trellis accents and geothermic pools. The hotel plays into Calistoga’s culture of hot-spring relaxation with a steam room, a dry sauna, and an outdoor heated pool and a hot tub fed only by free-range mineral water from Calistoga’s famed geothermal hot springs. Guests are tempted from their cozy quarters’ free WiFi, HBO, and fluffy robes by the hearty comfort fare at The Calistoga Inn Restaurant nearby. The dinner menu ranges across all corners of American food tradition, plating yankee pot roast with buttermilk mashed potatoes ($14.50) and siphoning out local microbrews from the Napa Valley Brewing Company, which fill the historical water tower outside.
Winter in Napa Valley’s renowned vineyards nurtures a more reflective atmosphere than do late summer’s harvest crowds and rampant grape-gun crime, giving guests the opportunity to dig deeper into wine culture. To that end, the Winter in the Wineries passports unlock free tours and tastings at 16 area wineries so sippers can imbibe at length from some of the area’s best large and small artisan producers.