Brannan Cottage Inn
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- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Non-smoking rooms
- Concierge desk
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Well, we're heading down the coast to LA today, but before we start we couldn't go without checking out a lovely vineyard in the Napa valley called Chateau Montelena. The winery is in Calistoga, approximately half an hours drive north of the city Napa, which you get to by driving over the Golden Gate Bridge and, on through Sausalito. Chateau Montelena was brought to our attention when watching a movie called 'Bottle shock'. It's a ...
... that has been preserved and winds through the redwood forest with huge trees, some 4-600 years old --magnificent! There are many places along the road to stop and the 25 miles takes much longer than anticipated but well worth doing - in fact it really is a must if you take this road. After leaving the Avenue of the Giants the road changes between sections of freeway back to sections of narrow and winding ...
... we had a super long drive the next day. We caught a taxi and gave him 3 different destinations as we kept changing our mind, in the end we went back to hotel. Decided we needed a wakeup call so we got one sorted for 7.30am and packed our bags for a easy check out.
We had discovered the day before that the drive from Las Vegas to Napa was a 9-10 hour drive. We did not see that coming, seems the somehow in the organising accomodation this leg of the ...
... have hurt yourself laughing so hard--but it is true---so help me, or I'll go to a confessional myself. Anyway, I tried to get Pete to let me hear his confession but he wasn't 'up to it'.
In another shot you will note a heavily blackened chimney. This represents the chimney that is used to bake bread and pizza each day. TRULY authentic.
One of the shots shows what looks like a 'torture device' but it isn't---it is the 'draw bridge' ...
... to be like this.
Sonoma town centre was my fave stop - free fudge samples... and we walked away with half a dozen different flavours because if you bought 4 - you got two free!!! And we bought some wine as well :P
Michael Mondavi was the other winery that is worth mentioning. Michael Mondavi's father was Robert Mondavi. He was the man that put Napa Valley on the map and established the first major winery ...