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Cottage on the Trail

  • Cottage in Calistoga
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Cottage Entrance
Full kitchen and dining area for 4
Open concept downstairs living area overlooking vineyards
Bright and comfortable living area with view of surrounding vineyards
Downstairs master (king) with private full bath
Downstairs master bath
Upstairs master (king) with private bath
Upstairs master balcony overlooking vineyards
Upstairs master balcony view
Wine on back the terrace at sunset
Large shared pool
Morning vineyard views

Cottage on the Trail

Cottage in Calistoga
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Property Details

Private “old” Napa valley cottage, the kind of property you enter and immediately feel calm and at home with the beauty of the valley views from every angle and window!

Private and secluded “old” Napa valley cottage, the kind of property you enter and immediately feel calm and at home. Enjoy the beauty of the valley with views from every angle and window, stroll our vineyard with your morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evenings, the estate dogs will show you the way. The cottage is actually the main house on a small estate that includes an owners cottage with heated pool. This cottage is updated with everything you’ll need for a Napa Valley lifestyle from a fully equipped kitchen to an artfully appointed interior. This two story charmer features kitchen, dining, living and reading nook, all opening to a garden patio anchored by a cork oak tree overlooking the adjacent vineyard. The upper level bedroom and bath also features a large balcony overlooking the vineyards and Mayacamas mountains to the South. The best part is, this property is just minutes to restaurants and many world famous wineries yet located in a quiet and serene estate setting away from crowds and traffic noise. Private pool and gardens, a truly magical home and grounds and one of a kind Napa Valley experience. (Pool shared with owner cottage)

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 King Bed



  • Concierge - Other Services
  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Museums
  • Winery Tours


  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Area
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Rural


  • Balcony
  • Charcoal Grill


  • Communal Pool


  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detector


  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golf Optional
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming


  • Romantic




Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: Effective March 1, 2020 our cancellation policy is as follows:
- Cancellations 30+ days prior to arrival will receive a full refund less any fees for credit card processing we assumed when you made your original payments. (We do not charge credit card fees when guests originally reserve).
- Cancellations less that 30 days prior to arrival will not receive a refund unless we are able to rebook the property for your same dates. In that case you will be refunded the full amount of your payments to date less any fees for credit card processing we assumed when you made your original payments. If we choose, you may be able to receive a credit toward a future stay valued at the full amount of your payments less original credit card fees.

Deposit Policy

DAMAGE WAIVER INSURANCE - Property damage insurance is required and will be added to your invoice total at time of booking. We also reserve the right to add a cash deposit requirement at any time. Renter acknowledges the he/she may be liable for damage above the coverage amount should any of the following cause significant harm to the property:

a. Damage is done to property or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
b. Debris other than toilet paper is placed in the toilets. The property is not connected to city sewer but has its own septic systems. Flushing feminine hygiene or other objects down the toilets can cause significant damage.
c. Debris, rubbish, recycle and discards are left in the house (must be placed in appropriate trash receptacles next to the small garage.)
d. Smoking in the house or anywhere on the property will result in a $1,000 fine NOT payable by the Damage Deposit Waiver.
e. Renter is evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner) or local law enforcement.
f. Having more than the approved number of people on the property at any one time without prior approval.
g. Adjusting any pool setting or equipment, water system (including sprinklers or well equipment, etc.), or any other property maintenance equipment.

Rate varies due to seasonality, holidays and demand.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

121 Guest Reviews

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"A Great stay"

by Don Chelemedos


Other than getting a bit lost and having an altercation with a neighbor, our stay was wonderful. Mark was an excellent host and the place was ideally situated close to both St. Helena and Calistoga, numerous wineries and restaurants. When entering this property, make sure you do not go down the private road to the left!

"Epic and Romantic Getaway"

by Thomas Price


Very peaceful and serene location on a really great property. The room is very spacious and everything is updated. The balcony is incredible with views of the vineyards and south facing for beautiful morning sunshine. If you want to get off the beaten path for a romantic getaway, this is your spot. We will be back.

Mark is very friendly and responsive.

"A Little Piece of Heaven in Calistoga"



We loved our stay in Calistoga. The cottage and vineyard properties were beautiful. The bed was amazingly comfortable and the cottage provided everything we needed and more, not to mention the amazing view of the mountains and vineyards. We'll always remember the sunset walk through the property vineyards and the welcoming hospitality from the owner, Mark. We'll definitely be planning a return visit.

"Amazing location and property"

by Brian Buente


This place is fantastic! Very peaceful and a perfect location. We enjoyed sitting on the patio overlooking the vineyards so much, we cancelled our reservations for a couple of nights to soak it all in. We also loved strolling through the vineyards on property. When we needed anything, Mark was very accommodating. Hope to come back soon!

"My Happy Place!"

by Margaret Renouf


The pictures of this house and property do not do it justice. I think I left part of my soul out in the vineyard because it was so breathtakingly beautiful. The unit was very clean and had everything we needed for a short stay, including bath robes! Mark was one of the kindest and most helpful hosts I have ever met. Some of the best memories from our vacation were from just being on this property. Thank you, for being so hospitable and sharing a peace of this heaven with us!!!


by Sue Harris


Great location and wonderful host! We will be back!

"Wine Country Stay"

by Eric Baenziger


This was a great property and great location

"Wonderful weekend getaway"

by Katie Pyne


Had an amazing time. The property was exactly as listed and easy access to Calistoga and St Helena. Would definitely stay at this wonderful gem again!

"Private & Quiet"

by Chris Rushton


This property was just right for a long weekend get away. Surrounded by vineyards, this was the perfect place to enjoy a nice morning walk amongst the grapes. Also very private, it was quiet and relaxing to sit on the deck with a beautiful view and a glass of wine.

Located minutes away from both Calistoga and St. Helena, it was also a convenient location for several nearby tastings. The owners were very responsive and also in the restaurant biz, so they are able to provide great recommendations!

"Friendly and helpful hosts"

by Stephanie Stoddart


The property is a delightful place and conveniently located in Napa Valley

"Quiet spot in Napa"

by Jim Kafka


Fabulous location for our wine tasting anniversary trip. Loved the view of the vineyards, the host and the dip in the pool on a hot afternoon.

"Charming Country Life near Calistoga"

by Holly Myers


This was my fourth stay at Mark and Ron's beautiful, quiet country place—it is lovely! Sitting on the balcony in the afternoon, looking out on the vineyards and enjoying the breeze is the best. You really get a sense of 'Valley life' there, hidden way.

"Wonderful stay!"

by Alicia Nellis


We absolutely loved our stay! The location is perfect and so close to many of our favorite wineries. The dogs Maya and Whoopi are both total sweethearts! We enjoyed having a bottle of wine on the patio in the evenings- looking out at the beautiful vineyard views and stargazing at night. We will definitely return here for future Napa trips!

"Garden of Eden"

by William Mosolgo


This was a piece of heaven on earth! The bucolic charm and positive Karma of this oasis were only outshined by the graciousness and kindness of our hosts!! Pure joy!!!

"Calm and relaxing"

by Jose Salazar


My fiancé surprised me with a birthday trip to Napa. When we arrived and saw the cabin we immediately love it. The description online was exactly what we walked into. We had a lovely and relaxing time there. Only thing we wished we could find was an iron but overall it was great.


by Patrick Kilday


This stay was excellent! It was easy to find and easy to check in. Mark was more than gracious as a host. The room and property was very clean! Unbelievable views of the vineyards and hills! If/when I go back to Napa I will be looking to stay here again!!

"Just perfect"

by Heberton Williams


We made Mark’s cottage our weekend base camp for some biking and a dinner event. Then we never wanted to leave. We enjoyed an evening drink and long mornings with coffee looking out over the vineyard. Mark and Ron were overly gracious too when we ran into car trouble offering us all sorts of help so we were never stranded. We would stay again and recommend to our friends.

"Great stay in wine country!"

by Alexandra Gekas


We had a lovely time in Calistoga. The apartment was perfect and the hosts so kind. What a beautiful view from the balcony. We hope to be back. Thanks for everything!

"Beautiful property"

by Paul Forman


The property was clean, well maintained, and in a beautiful location. Would highly recommend!

"Peaceful & Perfect Napa Valley Cottage"

by Jennifer Alvarez


Loved our stay at this perfect little cottage in the middle of wine country. Thank you for being a great host Mark! We will tell our friends.

"Great spot and even better follow up!"



The property is really lovely. In a rural setting with a vineyard out front and out back. Both hosts were super friendly sharing info on the property and local area. The space is very private, with a lovely big veranda to sit out and enjoy your coffee on. Everything is very tastefully designed and spotlessly clean, too. Even better, when I realized I'd left two dresses in the closet I called the owner and he agreed to send them right along. They arrived promptly a couple of days later. Thanks so much Ron!

"Incredible view, quiet and relaxing!"



What a wonderful place to stay in St. Helena. Great location, easy drive to town. You get the entire upstairs guest room with private entrance and the most beautiful views of a vineyard and mountains from every window. The room has a super comfy bed with a lovely little sitting area and a large deck. There is also a small kitchenette and full bath. Plenty of room for two adults and our dog. Landscape is so pretty and well cared for. We came her for rest and relaxation and wasn't disappointed. Great price too! Thanks to our wonderful hosts. We'll be back!

"Beautiful Location"

by Lauren Croix


We really enjoyed our stay. The property is right off the Silverado Trail, providing easy access to St. Helena, Calistoga, and a beautiful drive down to Napa. The view is beautiful, overlooking the vineyards, and is very quiet. We also really enjoyed visiting with the dogs 🙂 Would definitely stay here again.

"Peaceful getaway"

by Anthony Petru


Tucked away on the edge of the wine country in a beautiful alcove of the Calistoga region, this best is perfect. Perfect anniversary weekend. Thanks.

"Two Nights under the Sycamore Tree"

by LaValle Linn


Our stay was perfect. The space was welcoming, warm and quiet. I would return here and would recommend it to others.

"Lovely stay!"

by Katie Kobara


Our second time back here and we can’t wait to return!

"Absolutely wonderful! Will be staying here again!"



Everything was just wonderful! The property was beautiful and I was free to wonder and explore. Mark was lovely and enjoyed visiting with him as he shared his top places to visit. The pups were so sweet and the rental was very comfortable, clean and met my needs perfectly. The location couldn’t be more perfect. Looking forward to next visit here when a bit warmer and can take advantage of the pool. Will be back soon!

"Great accommodation and location"

by James Phillips-Broadhurst


Stayed for 3 nights. This is a lovely spot with southerly aspect and spacious sitting out balcony. As you will see from inventory this accommodation is not set up for self catering. Host, Mark, very pleasant and helpful.


by Stephanie Muller


Lovely little retreat tucked in a beautiful vineyard, complete with magnificent views of the hills, chirping birds and the most comfortable bed ever! Such a bonus to be right off the Silverado Trail so you can be in Calistoga or St Helena in a matter of minutes. Can’t wait to come back in summer to take a dip in the beautiful pool.

"Absolutely perfect spot for tasting trip to Napa"

by Dick Mellinger


Combine perfect location in the actual midst of vineyards, with a perfect studio unit operated by a special owner, made for an amazing stay for us. Absolutely will be on our “do over” list.

"Perfect spot to soak it all in!"

by Carolyn Kaufmann


Wonderful property. Would highly recommend. Pictures and location exactly as advertised. Beautiful room and space with great hosts!

"Wonderful experience that allowed for rest, relaxation and wine enjoyment"

by Erin Schultze


Upon arriving, we were greeted by the dogs who were curious and friendly. I had a question and Mark was quick to answer my call despite not being on the property at the time we arrived. The room was exactly as pictured and was supplied with what we needed for our stay. The view each morning was stunning as the sunlight came across the valley highlighting the vines and rolling hills. Mark was a gracious host throughout our stay providing suggestions on restaurants to try in between the tastings we had previously scheduled. The location couldn’t be better as it is down the street from one of our favorite wineries and within about 15 minutes of anything else we wanted to try. We had stayed in Calistoga before but this experience far surpassed that. We definitely look forward to coming back to stay on the property and will be recommending to family and friends so long as their dates don’t conflict with ours! Thank you for the hospitality!!

"Cozy and convenient"

by Amy Soleta


Great location off Silverado Trail with easy access to many wineries. Beautiful property and great balcony for sipping wine. Cozy room perfect for a couple's wine weekend getaway.

"Wonderful location! Wonderful place to stay! Delightful! We’ll be back!"

by Tom Signaigo


The location right off the Silverado Trail was perfect for us. Many of our favorite destinations are just minutes away. The property is beautiful... just off the Trail and surrounded by high-end vineyards. The private entrance, spacious bedroom and well appointed interior made us feel right at home. The bed was super comfy and this hideaway has just enough amenities to relax and enjoy. The upstairs deck overlooking the vineyards was great for drinking coffee in the morning... and wine at sunset. Mark is a gracious host... and my wife and I learned much about the history of the property, and the surrounding vineyards. We’ll be back!

"Perfect Getaway!!"

by Christina Mondragon


My hubby and I stayed at Sycamore House over Labor Day weekend. The location is perfect, clean, comfortable, well-stocked and beautiful surroundings! The owner’s dogs were so sweet and gave us a “ tour” of the vineyards. Our only regret is that we only stayed 2 nights. We will definitely go again, but will plan on staying a little longer next time. Sycamore House was exactly what we have been looking for!

Mark was a great host! He gave us a great winery recommendation. We could not have asked for more. We highly recommend this place!

"Private Vineyard Guesthouse"

by Lauren DiFebo


This place a gem if you a looking for an intimate getaway for two. Great views and property, perfectly away from the hustle and bustle but still very close to amazing tastings.

"Beautiful and super comfortable spot in wine country!"

by Kristina Peterson


My husband and I loved staying here. It is an incredibly beautiful place nestled in a vineyard and convenient to both wineries and great hiking! Mark and Ron were super helpful and terrific hosts. Oh and the bed in the apartment is one of the most comfortable we’ve ever experienced! Loved this place and can’t wait to come back!


by Deserae Tankson


Everything was great. So greatful for Mark and his hospitality, highly recommend this place! Thanks mark for everything!

"We had a lovely stay at this very private cottage."

by Danette Marks


The room is larger than it appears in photos and is equipped with a mini-fridge and a Keurig coffee maker. The hosts graciously welcomed us with a bottle of wine, chilled bottle of sparkling water, and fresh cream for our morning coffee. We did have a bit of a problem finding the cottage once we turned in off the main road because Waze suddenly came to an abrupt end on the highway. I would suggest getting some written instructions from the owners of how to find the cottage once you turn off the main road because we had no cell service with AT&T. Once we found the cottage and signed on to their Wi-Fi, we were able to make calls using Wi-Fi. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to return.

"Simply perfect....a gem in North Napa Valley"

by Daniel Stobbe


This place is a gem, would definitely stay again. Owners are professional, low key and welcoming---as well as VERY attentive and responsive in case something isn't perfect. The room and the whole property were great. Location makes it a perfect quiet hideaway for your wine country getaway. What a treat....THANK YOU Mark and company...including your great dogs! PS--they (the pups and owners alike) were friendly and welcoming to my 80 lb dog, which just added to the carefree nature of our visit.

"Perfect stay - peaceful luxury"

by Chelsea Finnemore


Our stay was perfect. Mark & Ron were the best hosts - they accommodated a late check-in for us, and the apartment was impeccable and stocked with some wine and sparkling water when we arrived. The next morning we were able to take in the full, stunning view of the vineyards and the mountains from the balcony of the studio. Their two dogs, Maya and Whoopie, are lovely guardians and really will walk you around the vineyard. Ron helped us book our favourite wine tasting of the trip, and we spent more than one afternoon relaxing in the sun by the pool. All the landscaping around the property is beautiful When we come back to Napa Valley, I can't imagine staying anywhere else.

"Cozy cottage on a beautiful vineyard"

by Karen Thrower


Awesome quiet location near St. Helena. Quiet and peaceful, great location and hosts

"Unbelievable Setting - Loved it"

by Kyle Koestner


We loved our short time here and will most certainly come back when we return to Napa. Such a beautiful property and the hosts were amazing! We loved every minute, thank you guys!

"Relaxing, secluded, and comfortable!"

by Katie Kobara


We had a wonderful weekend stay at this apartment in the vineyard. Mark was a gracious host and made excellent restaurant and winery recommendations. The apartment was so relaxing, extremely comfortable, and private. We definitely hope to be back soon!

by David Wadley



"Great relaxing spot"

by Brian Griffey


This is a great place to enjoy some quiet nights on a beautiful vineyard. Their dogs Whoopi and Maya will join you for a walk around the vines at sunset; which is a perfect way to end the day. This place is about 10 minutes from downtown Calistoga, which makes it a perfect spot to stay if you've planned some spa treatments, or a wine tour during the day. The owners are very nice, and it was a pleasure to meet them as well.

"Lovely, clean and comfortable"

by Angela Rizzo


We were so happy we chose to stay at Sycamore House instead of in the busyness of Calistoga or St. Helena. It is halfway in between them, so easy to get to both. Mark is a great host - there when you need him, but not intrusive. The bed and other furnishings are very comfortable, everything is impeccably clean, and the property is quiet with lovely views. No microwave, but there is a mini-fridge and ability to make tea and coffee. We will stay here again if we have the opportunity to revisit Napa Valley.

"Very romantic"

by Joe Herbert


Are you looking for a real Napa experience? Here it is! Your view from your room is vineyards and hills! Highly recommend it.

"Super Cozy Studio for a Short Stay"

by Linda Caplinger


I spent 2 nights here for a yearly conference that I attend. My husband wasn't able to attend so I had the place to myself. The studio is over one of 2 homes on this property. I believe the other house can be rented and that is the house with the pool. It doesn't appear to be heated in the winter months.

Pet friendly
Super comfortable king sized bed with perfect pillows and linens
Great lighting, clean, comfortable surroundings
Vineyard view away from the road so it was very quiet
Keurig coffee maker stocked with coffee and small mini frig (wine and cream for coffee) under a wet bar sink

No dining table inside the studio save for a patio table on the deck (not really usable in the cold weather) - I had to use the coffee table.
A microwave would be handy for heating up coffee or other items
WIFI was really really slow. Near to impossible to work from the studio.
This is Verizon-land. If you are from Silicon Valley and are on AT&T, you'll have no connection and your phone can't work as a hotspot to get around the spotty WIFI connection. if this is a romantic trip, that shouldn't matter tho! But I was here on business so it was hard to work.

Tips for Visitors:
The property is behind Mending Wall winery in the southern part of Calistoga - actually closer to St. Helena than it is to Calistoga. The first time you go to look for the place, you might wind up at the gate of the winery.

It's very dark here at night and it is easy to miss the turn off from Silverado Trail. Make sure to save the intersection as a POI in your car's GPS so that you can find your way back at night!

Also be sure to leave the front porch light on when you step out for the evening so you can find the keyhole. 🙂

if you're traveling with a pet, bring your own bowls and pet bed/blanket. There are two adorable dogs (Bouviers) on the property (Maya and Whoopie).

Bring things to eat that don't need to be heated or microwaved. But you're in Napa - you should be getting your fine dining on!


by Ryan Denton


Our stay here couldn't have been better. The property was very well kept, in an absolutely beautiful location. The space was private, cozy and well appointed. Mark was a fantastic host and a wonderful resource for all things napa - hikes, wineries, restaurants, and more. We did not realize how conveniently positioned the property was until we came, but it seems to be in the center of everything up valley. His place in Calistoga, Brannan's Grill, was also well worth a visit. We know where we'll be coming when we return!

"Wonderful host, great location, lovely room"

by Brian Hirsch


Thanks to Mark for helping to make our Napa trip the best! The room was lovely and the views were unmatched. And, it was great to have a host with such knowledge of the area to help with suggestions on our itinerary. Cheers and happy new year!

"Studio Comfort"

by Charlene Wiltsee


Great location near both St. Helena and Calistoga. The owners, Mark and Ron are excellent and generous hosts. The apartment is elegant, spacious and very functional. There are innumerable wineries nearby as well as many fine restaurants. Be sure to have a meal at Brannan’s in Calistoga (owned by Mark & Ron).The small plates are exceptionally good.

"Quiet comfortable and cozy. In the heart of the wine country"

by Karen Thrower


Really great location. Great owners. Beautiful spot

"Great hospitality!"

by Drew Teigland


Even though we showed up 2 days after the fire started, we were welcomed with Mark meeting us up the drive while he was visiting at his neighbors telling us to drop our bags upstairs at their place and to meet in their beautiful back patio to share some apps and champagne overlooking the Smokey but beautiful vineyard and hill looking out their backyard. Given the fire conditions, we found out there were very few places to grab dinner but Mark got on the horn with at least 10 places before being successful in finding us an open restaurant. Unfortunately, made the decision to escape the smoke to the coast to finish off our long weekend, but look forward for an excuse to get back to a great location, great room, with great hosts soon again. -Jen & Drew

"A beautiful piece of paradise"

by Gragnani


We had an amazing stay at the Sycamore House! Mark, Ron, Maya and Whoopie made us feel right at home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us hope to return soon!!!!
Jan and Nick

"Great location, clean, perfect for a stay in the Napa area"

by Anne Downing


The property was excellent for our week get away to visit the Napa valley again. Mark was an awesome host and got back to any and all questions I had prior and during my stay. Location is right on the Silverado Trail and close to all of the best vineyards to visit. Mark's recommendations were spot on and greatly appreciated. We would definitely rent from Mark again!

"The room was great, the property was beautiful and the location was very convenient!"

by Lisa Bryan


We loved everything about this place! Mark was so helpful and offered a lot of great ideas of places to go. We went to his restaurant and I have to say it was great! The staff was awesome and the food was delicious! Our room was perfect, we only stayed two nights but wanted to stay more. Loved the deck especially! Would definitely stay here again and would gladly recommend it to anyone coming to the area!

"Inviting, delightful and peaceful!"

by Gayle Lind


This was our first experience with HomeAway. We were not disappointed!
Guest house was adorable. Mark and Ron could not have been more gracious. My husband was quite excited about sleeping with the windows open! This is not something we do in Texas!

A lovely experience.


by Sylvia McConnell


We had an amazing stay! Can't wait to go back! The accommodations are absolutely wonderful as is the hospitality of the owners. We felt welcome and were able to relax and enjoy all that St Helena had to offer. We highly recommend this accommodation.

"Wine Country Retreat"

by Toni Uchima


The Sycamore House located just a few minutes from downtown St. Helena and downtown Calistoga makes it so convenient to access great wineries and restaurants but offers the privacy and amenities of an exclusive retreat. Owners Mark and Ron are consummate hosts assuring you a great experience in Napa Valley. This is our third visit to Sycamore House and highly recommend it to wine lovers wanting a "getaway" from the hustle and bustle.

"C&T from Carmel"

by Tom Gaspich


The property was lovely, private with great views. We brought our dog and it was well suited for our needs. The suite was well appointed, comfortable bed and bathroom. Our only disappointment was the wifi was spotty at best and we weren't able to use our cells, we're on AT&T this area is covered by Verizon..

"Great place tucked away from hustle and bustle"

by Jason Perkins


We thoroughly enjoyed our tay here. From the friendly owners to their friendly dogs to the warm accommodations, everything was great. The location can't be beat. Off the Silverado Trail away from busy Hwy 29 in between St. Helena and Calistoga, you are in perfect position to navigate the valley and all there is to offer.

The grounds are beautiful as you are staying in a vineyard with rows upon rows of grapes growing. There is a nice pool as well. We would certainly like to stay at the Sycamore House the next time we come back to Napa.

"Beautiful relaxing place; hosts were friendly & accomidating! Thoroughly enjoyed & will return!"

by Kat Holmes Sullivan


Very easy stay with most everything thought of. Loved the setting and the roomy studio complete with balcony. Sweet spot in the middle of wine country

"Perfect Wine Country Retreat"

by Holly Myers


This was my second visit to 'Sycamore House,' as this charming guest cottage is called. It is delightful to travel up the Silverado Trail and pull off to this quiet, casual, beautifully maintained property, set in the vineyards. The large guest room is very comfortable, and includes a great porch overlooking a vineyards and winery. I'm sure I will return!

"Wonderful place to stay in Calistoga!"

by Scott Cabes


This was the perfect getaway in the wine country... .wonderful accommodations for two on a beautiful private vineyard. Take a walk through the vineyard in the morning with a cup of coffee! Also enjoyed relaxing at the pool after a day of wine tasting! Thanks to Mark for the great recomendations for dinner at Brasswood and Brannans.. .and lunch at Auberge du Soleil was the most amazing view of Nappy Valley! We would definitely stay here on our next visit.

"Would stay again"

by Patricia Zdanowski


Nice, spacious, and a great view!

"Lovely private suite in a super-convenient Napa location"

by Brad Gleeson


We truly enjoyed our brief stay at Mark's Napa ranch. While it's slightly tricky to find it the first time, the location is really convenient, especially to Calistoga where we enjoyed dinner at Mark's "Brennan's Grill" restaurant (Pro tip: order the lamb). He convinced us not to drive all the way to the reservation we had at one of the pricier Thomas Keller options, and we were glad we did. Lovely setting, great location and wonderful hosts. Only a fool would ask for more.

"Private and charming"

by Maxim Orlov


Excellent accommodations. Central to the valley

"Terrific Vacation Spot"

by Mark Levine


My wife and I loved our stay on the vineyard estate. The room is very large with an extremely comfortable bed and excellent sitting area inside and on the balcony. The view from the room and balcony is awesome. The bathroom is nice. The property provides for a private romantic stay but is still so close to great vineyards and Calistoga. The owners are so nice. I highly recommend you eat at their restaurants in town. We will certainly return.

"Comfortable, classic and convenient"

by Jamie Umscheid


This was our fourth year visiting the property. We love the area and always feel welcome. Proximity to Calistoga and St Helena is one of the draws for us. We typically like to walk the property in the mornings with the big pups, but this particular weekend was incredibly hot. The room was a cool reprieve after wine tastings or window shopping in town. We love picnicking on the balcony with yummy local snacks and a bottle of wine. Thank you, Mark and Ron, for sharing your home! We hope to see you next summer.


by Elena Varela


A perfect stay. No complaints. A tucked away sanctuary

"Amazing place to get away"



My husband and I are from Tx and love to travel to the Napa area every chance we get. This was one of the best places we've ever stayed! The property and views are spectacular. The owners really helped make our trip by making the best recommendations and had a nice bottle of wine chilled for us when we arrived. We went several places we've never been and loved every one. The rental unit was perfect for us. The bed was extremely comfortable with the best linens. There is a cozy area to sit, the bathroom is just the right size with a nice shower. We spent most of our time on the porch when we were there admiring the views. We can't wait to return!

"Private Sanctuary"

by Bryson Gappa


Morning coffee on the private deck, overlooking a working vineyard was SUCH a treat! The studio apartment is quiet and peaceful, it really felt as though no one else existed. We loved walking around the beautiful property full of fragrant flowers and gardens. Owners gave us great restaurant recommendations and steered us to the Calistoga less traveled. Location is near enough to Napa, but far enough removed. We didn't want to leave. We'll go back and will ONLY stay here.

"Private Little Oasis"

by Jill Sasso


We LOVED our stay here! Mark and Ron were wonderful hosts and we had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the dogs Mata and Whoopi too. Highly recommend!

"Amazing setting in great location"



A big thank you to Mark and Ron for all the fabulous recommendations on wineries, restaurants, hikes, you name it. Their great recommendations truly made our trip. The house was great as well. Perfectly situated in a quiet area, with good access to the entire region. If we are fortunate enough to visit the area again we would definitely come back here! -Karie

"Private, quiet bliss. Friendly hosts, lovely surroundings. We don't want to leave!"

by Greg Buscher


A little challenging to find the first time but well worth the hunt. Hosts Mark and Ron were great, and helped us with restaurant tips. This place is a secret oasis in a sea of vineyards, with just the right touch of Valley rustic and superb comfort. Highly recommend you try it!

"The perfect place in the valley"

by Jeremy Kemp


We absolutely loved the property and our hosts were gracious, good people. We will definitely return if we make our way back to Napa Valley anytime soon. Thank you so much to Mark and Ron for opening your home to a couple of strangers all the way from Atlanta! Best tip? Uber!

"Nice little studio"

by Michael Chernick


We enjoyed staying at this quiet studio.

"Loved it."

by Kristen Carey


So nice to stay on a real estate close to everything with owners right there to help.

"Perfect location to explore the valley and perfect setting to relax after long days of fun."

by Ron Katanick


It's like coming home each night to your own place right on the vineyards. Relaxing and well equipped for everything except cooking. Try the vineyard walk and you may be accompanied by two lovely dogs... need recommendations on wineries or restaurants and you're in good hands with Mark, Ron and Ron since they own a restaurant in Calistoga. Mark even turned us on to some great hiking ideas.


by Philip McCalister


We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful property. Our hosts were gracious and entertaining. Our rooms were beautifully decorated, very clean and quiet. This is one of the very best properties available in the Napa Valley. We hope to return.

"Excellent stay on the vineyard in Napa"

by Ilya Slain


Absolutely enjoyable stay in the heart of Napa Valley on this beautiful estate. The accommodations have completely met our expectations:
Location: on Silverado Trail (but far from the road itself so it is quiet), close to many iconic Silverado Trail wineries. One of the wineries (really good) is right next door.
Accommodation: decorated with great taste, clean, excellent view from the balcony.
Walking through the vineyard was quite enjoyable.
Hosts are very hospitable.
Highly recommended!

"Perfect Private Getaway"

by Robert Boyce


First of all Calistoga gets you away from the crowds and touristy atmosphere of Napa and the Sycamore house puts you right in the middle of all wineries in St Helena and Calistoga. It seemed like every place we wanted to go was a short scenic drive. The studio itself was perfect. Its comfortable and clean. You wake up to a beautiful view of the vinyard. The dogs will escort you on a tour of the property. It was a relaxing getaway that we can't wait to return to next year.

"Perfect Napa get-away"

by margaret cashiola


Beautiful property with outstanding views of a vineyard and mountains as a backdrop. We enjoyed walking around the private estate and being up-close to a lovely vineyard. Beautiful and friendly dogs who welcomed us and then acted as "tour guides" when we went for our walks.
The accommodations were very well appointed and light-filled. Super-comfortable bed and pillows. Nice-sized room with a very relaxing sitting area overlooking the beautiful views. Large balcony with chairs and a table to enjoy our wine in the afternoons. Nice, clean bathroom with fluffy towels and good amenities.
Good location between Calistoga & St. Helena. Off the beaten path, but still convenient.
Photos of the suite are accurate. Immaculate and well maintained.
Mark and Ron were very welcoming and checked in throughout our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. Prior to our arrival they communicated with us and offered recommendations.
The recommended restaurants were all fantastic: Brasswood, Farmstead, Auberge (for drinks & a view), and Bouchon Bakery.
We also ate at their restaurant, Brannan's. Every part of our experience at Brannan's was perfect: drinks (Calistoga Cooler), apps (calamari), salad (field greens with a sliced avocado when we made a special request), entree' (filet and halibut) and a dessert (chocolate cake with hazelnuts & ice cream), which we didn't need but had to try anyway!
The perfect way to experience beautiful Napa Valley!!

"Couldn't have been better. Our new home away from home."

by Jeffrey Gold


We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Location was perfect. Studio apartment was so well designed and comfortable. We will come back again. Mark was the perfect host.

"Stunning and Cozy Retreat"

by Fatiya Laymoun


We are grateful for this beautiful home away from home in the heart of Napa Valley. Located less than a couple of miles from the best estates and tasting rooms in Napa, you cannot beat the location. The owners are the friendliest folks you'll meet here, and their two pups are a nice welcoming crew each time you arrive home. The bed was large and very comfortable, and the room was a perfect place to relax after a long day of drinking wine. Its hard work vacationing in Napa, so thank you for this perfect and relaxing property ;).

"Slice of paradise"

by Bianca Barela


Ron and Mark's loft space is so lovely. The bed was comfy, the space was very clean, and the amenities like coffee and wine were wonderful. We loved having our coffee out on the deck and we enjoyed our stroll through the vineyard. The dogs welcomed us when we arrived and were happy to walk with us out into the vines. We also took advantage of the pool. The whole space was perfect and we can't wait to get back up there for another weekend away. I would recommend this place to anyone. It's close to wineries and restaurants.

"Quiet sanctuary"

by Robert Murtha


Drive down a private road to where the home is located. It is quiet, well away from main road. Calistoga is also at the top of the valley with less traffic to begin with. The property is a short drive to the center of town and many boutique winery's.

The pictures of the pool don't do it justice. It was a pleasure to sit in the outdoor area with the properties two, well behaved, dogs. The private studio apartment was clean offering a kitchenette (keurig, sink, and mini fridge), king bed, sofa, and private deck.

Mark and Ron were great hosts, if you need something or have a question, you can just ask them.

"Stayed for our honeymoon"

by Kim Miller


Stayed here for our honeymoon this past weekend. The property was absolutely beautiful! The guest suite was clean and had a great balcony with great views. Mark & Ron were super helpful and had lots of recommendations. We had dinner at their restaurant, Brannan's on Saturday evening and had a fantastic meal and wonderful service. Next time we visit Napa we will definitely stay here!

"Perfect weekend getaway for two!"

by sara Andrews


Beautiful and comfortable place. Extremely peaceful and roomy. The owner is extremely kind and very helpful. It is close to everywhere we wanted to go.

Thank you so much!

We hope to stay again,

Sara & Ridge Andrews

"Quiet Retreat"

by Toni Uchima


The location of this property is ideal for those who enjoy the experience of Napa valley but want to avoid the hustle and bustle. Ron and Mark are attentive hosts and provided excellent suggestions for places to wine and dine. Upon arrival we were personally greeted by Ron, Whoopi and Maya (the estate dogs). Whoopi and Maya are gentle giants (they didn't bark in our presence) but proved that they are also superior guard dogs--alerting us one night of a coyote that was near the premises. Down town Calistoga is just a couple of minutes away and is filled with shops, boutiques and eateries typical of an artisan community without the crowds. This is the perfect place if you love wine and want to get away from the city.

"Quaint and Romantic"

by Gina Pletcher


Our stay at Sycamore House was so peaceful and beautiful. We loved how we were tucked away in the vineyards and yet just easy access to the main road. Our apartment was beautifully decorated with a very comfortable bed. Mark and Ron were very helpful and kind to us. We hope to return to Napa and we would love to stay at the Sycamore House again.

"Cant say enough good things about our stay!"

by Douglas Kilgour


Accommodations were what you would expect from a 5 star hotel; a charming and knowledgeable host; and, a lovely setting at the edge of a vineyard. The owner Mark was like having a personal concierge: wineries, restaurants as well as great tips on how to maximize our weekend stay .Can't wait to go back!

"Peaceful and perfect in every way"

by Jennifer Hoffman


Even better in person! The property is beautiful and so peaceful. Very clean, extremely comfortable bed, and spacious deck for relaxing outside with wine. Or if you feel like venturing outside the house, there is a private vineyard out back for your walking pleasure (with a glass in hand, and 2 sweet dogs by your side). If you're trying to decide which area of Napa Valley to stay in, THIS IS IT. This property is located on the border of Calistoga and St. Helena, where it is less touristy and there are tons of beautiful wineries to choose from in these 2 towns alone. Definitely ask Mark for his recommendations - they were all amazing. Thank you, Mark & Ron!

"Perfect spot for a getaway!"

by Abby Reimer


Everything about the property was perfect! It is located within minutes of several fantastic wineries, restaurants and shops.
The entire property is beautiful! Take advantage of the vinyard path, it is definitely a perk of the property!
The studio itself was well appointed and had everything we needed to make our stay feel like home away from home.
We are already making plans to come back!

"Good, not great"

by Alma Boston


Pros: good location, sweet property, nice view, clean room, central heating, super comfy bed, nice owners, sweet dogs on property, nice to have a gifted bottle of wine.

Cons: BBQ available, but no plates, forks, spoons..pretty sure on VRBO website states that these items were available. Would be really great to relax on the property, bbq and not have to head into town (altho only about 8 minutes away), for every meal.
Property on a working vineyard... One night a truck worked on the vines until 3am.. Noisy..
The patio deck area could be so much more inviting, there are 2 chairs and a table, that's it... How about an umbrella?, outdoor rug?, flower pots? A bbq on the deck!
Tv tucked away.. Would be nice to have it out..

Overall- good, can't say we'd stay there again bc the price didn't match the amenities..

"Stunning private getaway!"

by Carey Hood


Mark and Ron's beautiful hideaway amongst the vineyards was a perfect location for much needed down time, yet close to some of the best wineries in the region for relaxing wine tasting. The beautiful "cottage" apartment was very private yet with one wall of glass overlooking the vineyard so the light and surroundings just poured in. Extremely comfortable bed, sofa and oversized chair -- the entire space is understated elegance. So beautiful and yet clearly inviting and meant to be enjoyed. The complimentary bottle of wine made us feel as though we were welcomed by friends. Highly recommend dinner at Mark and Ron's restaurant in Calistoga -- Brannan's Grill. Beautiful ambiance, excellent, trendy food and, thanks to Mark and the wonderful staff, we were treated like royalty. A very memorable dinner. Also appreciate Mark's graciousness when bad weather prevented our returning home as planned -- we were easily able to book another night -- we certainly loved being there one more night! Two beautiful, sweet dogs completed our stay -- very welcoming and friendly.

"Lovely place, knowledgable host."

by Katie DeSouza


The suite itself was beautiful, clean, well decorated and the bed was more comfortable than ours at home. Large windows / balcony overlooked a vineyard and it was an absolute treat to wake up in such a lovely place. Mark was a wonderful host and gave us great recommendations and directions on the best ways to avoid Saturday traffic. He also owns Brannan's Grill in Calistoga, CA where we had a wonderful dinner one night of our stay. I would recommend this place to friends and I hope we can visit again next year.

"The perfect weekend getaway location."

by Angela Hammond


This beautifully cared for property was perfect for a romantic weekend for two. The large comfy bed was the perfect place to snuggle while watching the countryside out of the huge sliding glass doors. Having access to walk the vineyard was an added bonus and perfect for a stroll holding hands with a glass of wine.

"Perfect Place to Stay"

by Geoff Brethen


My wife, two pups and I had the pleasure of staying at this property. Mark and Ron were incredibly welcoming and accommodating. The location is perfect and the room has everything you could want or need in a place to stay. The views in the morning overlooking the vines and mountain were breathtaking. I highly recommend staying here and look forward to returning soon.

"The Perfect Napa Experience!"

by Jamie Brainard


The owner, Mark, has a true understanding of hospitality. The space is much larger than it appears in the photos. The view is PRICELESS! My husband has declared that when we return we will only stay here. The home is located directly on the line of St. Helena and Calistoga. I highly recommend this stay. The space and bed is very comfortable. The room and bathroom have been newly remodeled and tastefully decorated. There is no other choice but to stay here. Mark knows the area well and has great tips of where to eat and visit. He is the perfect ambassador for the area!

"Very nice place to stay"



Very nice place to stay surrounded by beautiful vineyards. Mark is a great host and we will definately stay here again.

"Awesome Experience"

by Peter Kelleher


My wife and I spent two wonderful days here while we enjoyed touring the wine country. Every recommendation by Mark exceeded our expectations. Even when we had left Mark contacted us to give more suggestions to make our stay in San Francisco more enjoyable. Would definitely stay at the Sycamore Houe again and have another fantastic meal at their restaurant in Calistoga!

"Perfect Napa Hideaway"

by Kevin Neuwirth


This is the perfect wine country getaway. It's location on Silverado trail allows you quick access to all things Napa. The room is cozy and quiet and the view speaks for itself. Sunrise was amazing over the vineyards and the sunsets are even better. Great find for any locals that have friends or family in town as well. Mark and Ron are the greatest and we look forward to seeing them again soon. We will be back and definitely recommending to family & friends in the meantime.

"Perfect getaway"

by Kathy Lunn


The property is so beautiful and the guest room is cozy and tastefully decorated with a huge patio and nice views. We enjoyed the dogs' welcome, and Mark and Ron were perfect hosts with lots of ideas for things to do nearby. We also really appreciated being on Silverado Trail which is much easier to get around on than Rt. 29. Overall, we thought it was a perfect place to stay in the Napa Valley area and we can't wait to visit again!!

"Amazing view!"

by Kate Godfrey


This property was perfect for our weekend in Napa. The view was beyond serene and the place was so cozy. The owners were lovely people and it was fun getting to play with their dogs! My husband and I will definitely be planning a return visit!

"Great place, great location"

by Charles Vasey


Our first visit to Napa Valley was a fantastic experience. Sycamore House is well located, very private, and very comfortable. Owners Mark and Ron very helpful and connected locally. All thumbs up.

"Perfect Stay!"

by Mariana zhukovsky


The room was perfect and the view is even better than in the pictures! The location is also great. Mark and Ron were both super helpful, we are already looking forward to coming back!

"Beautiful property and great hosts!"

by Maureen Kennelly


My husband and I had a great stay. The property is surrounded by a vineyard so the views are great, and it is conveniently located right in-between St. Helena and Calistoga. The private entrance to our suite made it feel like we had the whole place to ourselves and made coming/going very easy. The pool is great and the owners even have 2 adorable pups that make you feel right at home. The hosts were super helpful with restaurant and winery suggestions and made us feel so welcome. I can't wait to plan our next visit back!

"Idyllic Stay"

by Jacqueline Tenge


A fantastic place to stay!! We so enjoyed the beautiful room and waking up to look out over a vineyard. The deck was a perfect place to have your morning coffee. And the walk through the vineyard, led by Whoopi, was really beautiful -- especially at the end of the day with a glass of wine in hand. Very peaceful and beautiful. The hosts, Ron and Mark (and Maya and Whoopi too), were amazing and extremely gracious. We were so pleased with our stay that we will try to book Sycamore House each time we go to Napa (which is often).

"Napa Wedding"

by Chris Rogers


My wife and I took our first trip to Napa for a wedding of a friend. We could not have picked a better place to stay than the Sycamore House. Ron and Mark were great hosts, had great recommendations and steered us from tourist haunts. The property is gorgeous, we would take a stroll with coffee every morning on the half mile loop around the vineyard and take in the scenery. The pool was perfect as it was unusually warm while we were there, but we're from Texas so it wasn't all that bad. Maya and Whoopie were good company and would come running to the pool every time I jumped in. Overall this was a great trip and if we ever make it back to the Napa area, you can bet this is where we will stay.

"Wonderful Stay"

by fred ritzenberg


We had a great time. I would recommend this play for anyone who wants a wine country adventure. Ron and Mark are great hosts!

"Relaxing Girls Getaway"

by corey Hyde


Fantastic stay! Loved the place and loved our hosts!

"Great place!!"

by Faye M. Bacon


Would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. Property was well maintained and the owners were wonderful. Hope to return in the future!

"Prefect Wine Country Experience"

by Julia Prebilich


The Vineyard Estate Studio surpassed our expectations. The guesthouse is gorgeously appointed, with all the amenities of a 5-star hotel. Our host was incredibly gracious and attentive, and provided us with some excellent local recommendations. Pool and grounds were also delightful. We are already planning on returning next year.

"Perfect place for a getaway"

by Blake Strickland


My wife and I had a wonderful stay here in late June. What a perfect spot for a nice, quite long relaxing weekend right in the heart of wine country. Our hosts were very accommodating and made us feel very welcomed! Great accommodations for a couple. Hope to visit again soon.

"Relaxing Vacation"

by Arnold Corne


We loved this property. The Vineyard was beautiful and the owners are helpful wonderful people. The room was very nicely decorated and was immaculate. This place made us feel relaxed and welcome as soon as we arrived. Wish we could have stayed longer and we are hoping to be back soon.

"Perfect Napa Getaway"

by Tessa Aydelotte


My husband and I typically come down to Napa once a year, but had not been in four years. We've stayed in many different locations throughout the valley, and this location cannot be beat. Ten minutes outside St Helena and Calistoga on the Silverado trail, with your room overlooking the vineyards. Watch the sunrise and the fog recede, or enjoy a bottle of wine on the deck as the day wanes. Mark is a longtime valley resident, and can give you recommendations on wineries and restaurants if you need suggestions. Off the beaten path, we would return again on our next visit!

"Ideal Location"

by rocco califano


This bedroom suite is perfect for that two, or three night stay. The location is ideally situated 5 minutes to downtown St. Helena and less than 10 minutes to downtown Calistoga. The owner is very friendly, the property is relaxing and scenic. Many of the top vineyard and wineries are minutes away!


by Margaret Zamora


This visit was our 3rd to Napa, and we were so happy we choose this lovely place to stay at! The view from the room was incredible! I am surprised there is not a picture of it here, but the pictures posted do not do this rental justice. It was very comfortable for the two of us. The owners were very friendly and helpful. They made great recommendations for breakfast spots. We plan to visit and stay again! I can not express enough how much we loved this place!

"St. Helena Vineyard Room"

by Kelly Canova


My husband and I recently planned a last minute weekend trip to Napa Valley and this master suite could not have been a better place to stay in the St. Helena/Calistoga area. The property has stunning views of the valley and sits on its own vineyard. The room had a wonderful balcony and big king bed with excellent TV. The owner was very easy to communicate with and offered many suggestions on vineyards and restaurants. I would highly recommend this private 1 bedroom suite for any vacation!

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