Old Faithful

If you think of Wyoming when the words Old Faithful you may want to think twice. Many travelers don't realize there is a Geyser in Calistoga California that erupts with reliable frequency, giving it the name Old Faithful.

North of the scenic drive on Highway 29, Old Faithful Geyser is in an area that is a great place to enjoy a relaxing California vacation. Minimal effort is required on the delicious tour of Napa Valley on the Napa Valley Dinner Train. To get to Old Faithful, you need to drive north one mile on Tubbs Lane from Calistoga. Its on Tubbs Lane between the last leg of the pleasant Highway 29 drive through Napa Valley.

Calistoga California has a resort that is centered on the hot springs fed by a 350 degrees underground river. Way at the end of the scales in terms of luxury is the opulent Calistoga Ranch. These accommodations are spread out over 157 acres in outdoor and indoor splendor. About 150,000 visitors come to see the geyser throughout the year; so many of the Calistoga Hotels stay open all year round.

There are 46 of these exclusive guest lodges, many of which have private decks with hot tubs and fireplaces. This Calistoga Hotels Spa is world class, with full service rejuvenating spa packages and cleansing treatments. You can cleanse yourself inside out in Calistoga, and the Ranch is the some of best Calistoga Lodging in which to do this.

With spas offering mud bath and other exotic spa treatments, Calistoga's gifts are all natural. The town has a small population of 5,000, so the city of Calistoga offers you relaxing afternoons at a slower pace than other resorts. This city is also the setting to events like the county fair, on the Napa County Fairgrounds.

If you're inspired to see old faithful and take your trip to Northern California further by including sites in Napa in addition to the popular visit to San Francisco, then there are a few different Calistoga hotels you can stay in while you're touring the wine region.

If you want to save your money for dinners or buying wine you might want to find more reasonably priced Calistoga hotels. The rooms at the Best Western Stevenson Manor Inn are a fraction of the costs to stay in more expensive Calistoga lodging. You can still enjoy a hot tub, freplaces, and an excellent continental breakfast. Its central location within walking distance to fine restaurants of golf courses makes this one of the busiest Calistoga hotels.

The weather in this region of California is pleasant almost all year round, and you can go to Calistoga in the spring or the Fall, because the California weather of this lush inland valley is still fairly warm. There is a gift shop and a self guided tour at the Geyser. Old Faithful is open 365 days a year, so you don't need to be restricted by the tourist season while you're planning when to go.

This hot river supplies water for the mineral springs and the Old Faithful Geyser. Every 40 minutes, Old Faithful erupts, and shoots water up 60 feet in the air for about a minute with eerie frequency. You can picnic at Old Faithful after spending the morning at the Farmer's market buying fresh local ingredients to prepare with your newly purchased Napa wines. Despite the fact that Old Faithful Geyser is a popular California attraction, Calistoga manages to keep its small town charm.

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