Hot New Hotels: Napa Valley's Chanric Inn is Reborn

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Bed & Breakfast Transformed into Calistoga's Modern Luxury Inn with Focus on Fine Food & Wine, Relaxation, Rejuvenation, and Personalized Service

The Chanric Inn, a newly acquired B&B in Napa Valley’s Calistoga, is proud to announce its opening after a complete renovation and redesign from the new innkeepers, Joel Haddad and Jim Dollard. Both are French natives who moved to the U.S. after spending more than 20 years in Paraguay and Brazil, South America, with two successful hospitality and agritourism businesses. Their background as designers, art curators, and leaders in hospitality reflects The Chanric Inn’s re-envisioned makeover and guest experience.

The Chanric Inn offers visitors a luxurious stay in a uniquely designed Bed & Breakfast with modern platform wood beds, luxury linens, outdoor pool and Provencal style gardens, spa services, gourmet brunch prepared by the owners, and a wine program to complete a wine country getaway for all of today’s generations looking for modern comforts and a delicious experience. Comprised of 7 guestrooms, each room has a distinctive character and original art. The modern furnishings come from local green and sustainable sources. Accommodations include either king and queen low-rise platform beds that come with pillow-top mattresses, fluffy down comforters, and four down pillows. Each guestroom has its own bathroom with marble showers, stone floors, and stone vessel sinks with amenities consisting of lush towels, 100% cotton terry velour spa bathrobes, and spa products for private baths by French fashion designer, Thierry Mugler. The views from the rooms display the beautiful Calistoga Palisades and surrounding knolls, wineries, and vistas.

The common area, located on the second floor of The Chanric Inn, is a large brightly lit interior with an open floor plan that contains a living room, dining room and adjacent kitchen. Modern American, European, and South American furnishings take shape in this public area, exuding a comfortable and colorful space. Framed with natural slate, a large gas fireplace sets the tone for a casual, relaxing experience. Original art and furniture from important 20th and 21st century artists, completes the inviting space with a unique and stimulating décor.

Outdoor landscaping was also part of the renovation process starting with the front garden entrance that includes raised beds of organic produce, olive trees, flowers, and herbs used in The Chanric Inn’s signature brunches. The outdoor terrace is landscaped with a lavender garden and seasonal annuals that provide colorful blooms throughout the year. The patio, which is accessible for dining and relaxing, includes a fountain and fireplace to lounge around with a glass a wine. Other outdoor amenities include a kidney-shaped swimming pool and whirlpool located steps above the patio with beautiful views of Napa’s top peaks.    

Along with a refreshed look and design to Napa Valley’s new B&B, The Chanric Inn also provides spa services to guests, led by highly trained therapists. Massages are offered in the massage room and services include: The Chanric Signature Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Couples Massage, Masters Massage, and Healing Stone Massage.

Guests can also enjoy food and beverages during four distinctive times throughout the day. Napa Valley sparkling wine and chocolate truffles are offered at check-in, a 3 course signature brunch with house-made organic fresh juice blends of the day is offered each morning, hors d’oeuvres and cheeses, premium and ultra-premium wines from Napa Valley, Argentina, France, and other world class wine regions, are served in the late afternoon, and decadent sweets are served at turndown in the evening. Finely selected teas from around the world and Nespresso coffees and cappuccinos are available at any time.    
The Chanric Inn rates range from $229.00- 499.00 per night plus tax and includes breakfast and other food and beverages mentioned above. For reservations, please contact The Chanric Inn: 1-707-942-4535 or 877-281-3671 or visit

About The Chanric Inn

Napa Valley’s newest Inn is an escape from the traditional. The new Chanric Inn, a historic 1875 Victorian farmhouse, was transformed by Joel Haddad and Jim Dollard who moved to Napa Valley in 2012 from Paraguay where they lived for twenty two years after moving from their native France. The Inn was closed for three months and reopened in March 2013 following a complete renovation and redesign from curb to poolside including all new furnishings, original artworks and redesign inside and out. Joel and Jim's background as designers, art curators, and leaders in hospitality reflects a re-envisioned Chanric Inn and a hospitality experience with an infusion of European and South American cultural influences.

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