CALISTOGA, CA— After seven months of extensive restoration and modernization, Brannan Cottage Inn located here will reopen in October as a luxury inn. The reimagined six-room property will combine authentic history and storied past with the latest in modern technologies, green practices and luxury amenities.
Built in 1860, Brannan Cottage Inn was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Of the 25 original cottages built by the town’s Founder Samuel Brannan, Brannan Cottage Inn is the only property to remain in its original location, and the only remaining example of the cottage’s original architectural style.
“We are honored for the opportunity to restore this significant piece of Calistoga history, preserving the past while updating it with the amenities of today’s hospitality market,” said Amar Patel, the hotel’s owner. “As hoteliers, our ownership is predicated on what’s next for Napa Valley travelers. Brannan Cottage Inn welcomes sophisticated guests who are not only seeking an authentic, deeply rooted destination, but looking to enjoy the technological advances we rely on, as well as the comforts and conveniences of home in an environmentally responsible way.”
The 1860s Italianate Victorian architecture of the original Brannan Cottage has been preserved to convey a feeling of civilization and leisure, while the latest modernizations have been added to enhance the guest experience. The Victorian structure of Brannan Cottage Inn remains nearly intact, with its gabled roofs, a wide wrap-around porch and arch-enclosed entryways that echo the country setting and Western frontier feel created by Samuel Brannan.
During the restoration, the Cottage was brought up to modern energy-efficiency levels, and all materials used were sourced at the top of the market for the highest quality of energy conservation. Each guestroom is outfitted with its own unique color scheme and furnishings, and luxury amenities include an in-room illy Espresso machine, complimentary WiFi, and 48-in. flat-panel TV. Guests are even encouraged to visit the Inn’s e-concierge mobile app, a platform offered through Hotelcloud, which allows guests to plan, schedule and book seasonal, by-appointment-only experiences directly with preferred partners prior to their arrival.
“The Inn’s infrastructure has been completely redesigned to support the continual evolution of technology in the coming years, allowing Brannan Cottage Inn to be a thing of beauty that can be enjoyed by future generations,” said Patel. “We are proud of the advancements we have made and pride ourselves on providing the highest level of personalized customer service to every guest who comes to stay with us.”