Although it's in a 1912 building that's been designated a National Historic Landmark, the Mount View feels completely modern, with freshly painted rooms (some are a dramatic red and black), feather duvets, and high-tech touches like iPod docking stations. The three cottages have private redwood decks and whirlpool tubs. A full-service spa provides state-of-the-art pampering. The hotel's location on Calistoga's main drag, plus the two excellent restaurants off the lobby,
means you won't need to go far if your spa treatment leaves you too indolent to drive.