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Here is a sampling of some well known landmarks and activities in the area. Hiking and biking are also popular recreational activities in Napa Valley and maps detailing trails and routes are available from www.bahiker.com or through calistogabikeshop.com, who would also be happy to set you up with their Cool Wine Tour, which includeds bike rental, tasting passes and wine pick-up and transportation to your hotel or inn.

Bale Grist Mill  

Robert Louis Stevenson ParkThe park is the site of a water-powered grist mill that was built in 1846. It was once the center of social activity as Napa Valley settlers gathered to have their corn and wheat ground into meal or flour. The owner of the mill was Dr. Edward Turner Bale. He received the property in a land grant from the Mexican government and lived near the site until his . . .

Old Faithful Geyser of CA  

Old Faithful Geyser of CACome visit a grand old show, a spectacular, nature- directed performance. The stage, walled by thick bamboo and plumed pampas grass, appears as an innocent pool of shallow water until time for the major attraction. Uprising steam and bubbling hot water announce the geyser. Then, while Mount Saint Helena and the craggy Palisades mountains stand silent . . .

Petrified Forest  

Petrified ForestStep back in Time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country. Take a guided walking tour of the Petrified Forest's spectacular upper meadow with Naturalist David Storck. During the 1/2 mile round trip tour, David will explain the volcanic activity and . . .

The Sharpsteen Museum  

The Sharpsteen MuseumThe Sharpsteen Museum's permanent exhibits are designed to present the history of the upper Napa Valley from its pre-history to post World War I with an emphasis on people and changes brought by the period of U.S. emigration and development. In addition to its many historical exhibits, the Museum uses unique and extraordinarily extensive . . .

Culinary Institute of America  

Culinary Institute of AmericaLocated in California's lush Napa Valley, the CIA's California campus features a wide variety of innovative professional development programs. Our teaching kitchens are among the finest professional education facilities in the world. Programs are centered in a demonstration theatre and around a series of cooking islands in the . . .

Oakville Grocery  

Oakville GroceryFor over 120 years our original Oakville Grocery location has been the "little country store" in the heart of the Napa Valley, attracting visitors from near and far with its special Oakville charm. Our selection focuses on wonderful, handmade local products from our neighbors here in Napa and Sonoma. Along with delicious made-to-order sandwiches, gourmet . . .

V Marketplace  

V MarketplaceA festival-style center, once known as "Vintage 1870," V Marketplace offers upscale specialty shops, galleries and restaurants, a wine tasting cellar, and Napa Valley's original hot air balloon company, all housed within and around the historic, 140 year-old Groezinger Winery complex. Meandering cobblestone walkways, scenic views and lush picnic . . .

di Rosa Preserve  

di Rosa PreserveThe current di Rosa Preserve is a portion of the original 460 acres of land purchased by Rene di Rosa in 1960. Vineyards were established in 1855, but the land and building had fallen into disuse. Phylloxera in the late 19th Century and Prohibition in the 20th Century did away with the vineyards, and the 1886 stone winery was used for making moonshine . . .

Rubicon Estate  

Rubicon EstateFounded as Inglenook in 1880, the historic Rubicon Estate has the honor of being one of the few remaining family-owned wine estates of this magnitude in existence. Francis and Eleanor Coppola purchased the property in 1975, and then spent twenty years restoring it to its original dimensions by acquiring the famed Inglenook Chateau and its . . .


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