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  • May 9, 2014

    Calistoga Ranch Names A Top 100 Resort Worldwide by Robb Report

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (May 9, 2014) – Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort in Napa Valley, has received a prestigious “World’s Top 100 Resorts” distinction from Robb Report, reinforcing the ecoluxury resort as one of “Earth’s most exclusive retreats” as highlighted in the May 2014 issue of the national luxury lifestyle magazine. Calistoga Ranch was most recently named to this discerning annual list in 2012..

    “We are honored to be named one of the world’s most exceptional 100 resorts by Robb Report, which sets the national agenda for what discerning travelers should see, experience and do now,” said Coni Thornburg, general manager of Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort. “At Calistoga Ranch, we take great pride in celebrating our serene landscape, gracious people and authentic Napa Valley spirit, and we’re delighted to be applauded for offering a meaningful, luxury travel experience in America’s most celebrated wine country.”

    Calistoga Ranch is showcased as one of just five leading California resorts on the 2014 “World’s Top 100 Resorts” list and is recognized by the magazine’s editorial team for its hushed, wooded setting that harkens a vintner’s estate along with its roster of outstanding amenities including a wine label, spa with mineral soaking pools, and 50 cedar-shingled guest lodges where “nature takes a starring role.”

    Calistoga Ranch is nestled in a secluded valley on 157 wooded acres and features 50 cedar-shingled guest lodges, as well as a private lakefront restaurant called The Lakehouse that is helmed by newly-appointed Executive Chef Aaron Meneghelli, a wine cave and vineyard consisting of two acres of Cabernet grapes, the thermal spring-fed Auberge Spa at Calistoga Ranch, a heated outdoor pool and new family pool, miles of hiking trails, and a fitness center. The resort’s eco-conscious design comes to life in the luxurious guest lodges that preserve the integrity and beauty of the valley’s ancient oak trees, redwoods and Lake Lommel by offering free-standing rooms connected by decks, trellised walkways and expansive outdoor living areas built around existing trees. Authentic programming revolves around unique elements including honeybee colonies, a secret garden and greenhouse, a new chicken coop complete with a crystal chandelier and a cabernet vineyard. Introduced in summer 2013, Calistoga Ranch’s Food of Place program is a monthly series of seasonal food and wine experiences that offer an insider’s peek into the best of Napa Valley’s food and wine culture as guests prepare culinary creations with the resort’s experts including Executive Chef Aaron Meneghelli.

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    About Calistoga Ranch
    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch is a mixeduse private community consisting of 50 guest lodges and 21 owners lodges. The property offers overnight accommodations, spa services, Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails. For more information about Calistoga Ranch, please visit www.calistogaranch.com.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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  • June 1, 2013

    Calistoga Ranch Introduces Food of Place Program

    New Programs at Luxury Resort Immerse Guests in Napa Valley Culinary Scene

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (June 2014)Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort, in Napa Valley, announced the debut of their latest culinary adventures, as part of Auberge Resorts’ Food of Place program. This complimentary, interactive educational program allows guests and members the chance to learn new recipes and prepare delicious culinary creations alongside Calistoga Ranch’s Executive Chef Christian Ojeda. The special offerings are inspired by Napa Valley’s culture, flavors and renowned culinary traditions, and will change to reflect the seasonal harvests. Event venues will rotate from month-to-month, showcasing different beautiful locations on property, from the secret garden and Lommel Lawn to the Wine Cave and the resort’s signature vineyard.

    “The Food of Place program showcases the best Calistoga Ranch and this region have to offer,” said Coni Thornburg, general manager of Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort. “We’re excited to provide our guests with another opportunity to experience and truly connect with the celebrated bounty of the region, from the wine and olives to the honey and citrus fruits.”

    Each Auberge Resort has created seasonal programming throughout 2013 and the Calistoga Ranch Food of Place program includes:

    June: “Sweet Summer Time” – Summer cocktails and teas will incorporate delicious fruit from Calistoga Ranch’s own secret garden, paired with light and easy bites.

    July: “Localvor Exploration” – Spend a day in the resort’s Secret Garden with Executive Chef Christian Ojeda, Resident Beekeeper, Steve Ferrini, local food producers and the resort’s wine experts. Following an afternoon of collecting delicious ingredients, guests will return to the kitchen to prepare a self-designed multi-course tasting using the gathered ingredients.

    October: “Early Morning Harvest” – Harvest Breakfast in the resort’s on-property vineyard, followed by a one-of-a-kind opportunity to join winemaker Kirk Venge in harvesting the resort’s own Sotero Vineyard Cabernet grapes.

    November:  “Wine Blending” – Guests will add a bottle to their collections during this exclusive wine blending experience in the Wine Cave. Advice and bottling techniques will be taught by winemaker Kirk Venge.

    December “Olive Harvest Party” – The 3rd Annual Olive Harvest Party will be enjoyed by all in the Wine Cave and will feature an olive-curing demonstration by Steve Ferrini followed by a four-course dinner created by Chef Ojeda.

    Food of Place experiences are complimentary and open to all Calistoga Ranch guests, owners and members. Those interested in the events can sign up with the concierge at the beginning of each month. For more information, please call 707-254-2800.

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    About Calistoga Ranch
    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch is a mixeduse private community consisting of 50 guest lodges and 21 owners lodges. The property offers overnight accommodations, spa services, Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails. For more information about Calistoga Ranch, please visit www.calistogaranch.com.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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    Laura Millett / Jaclyn Slifer
    Murphy O’Brien, Inc.
    (310) 453-2539
    lmillet@murphyobrien.com
    jslifer@murphyobrien.com

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  • March 11, 2013

    Calistoga Ranch Introduces In-Room iPad Capabilities for Guests

    Award-Winning Napa Valley Resort Unveils Latest Addition to Amenities

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (March 11, 2013) – Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort, in Napa Valley, announced today that the resort has integrated iPads into each of the 48 guest lodges and 23 residence lodges on property. The streamlined, clean and elegant interface, designed by New York-based software company Incentient, easily allows guests and owners a range of on- and off- property functionalities. Capabilities include pre-ordering room service, shopping for spa products, arranging dining reservations, scheduling wake-up calls, sending e-post-cards and much more, without ever having to pick up the phone or leave the comfort of the lodge.

    “After much thought and testing, we are very excited to present our guests with this new technology,” said Coni Thornburg, general manager of Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort. “As a member of Auberge Resorts, Calistoga Ranch is equally committed to outstanding, innovative service and sustainable amenities, and this iPad technology proves the property is a leader in both areas. While we know nothing can take the place of the personal attention and service our staff offers, we recognize the need for guest convenience, which the iPad technology offers.”

    Incentient created a consistent iPad platform across all Auberge Resorts properties. However, only the iPads at Calistoga Ranch allow guests to explore local wineries and vineyards, or peruse photo tours of the property’s residence lodges. The smart-touch system is also highly beneficial for groups in-house, as messaging can be tailored to communicate selectively to individual guests with meetings and eventrelated updates.

    The new system has reduced in-room dining service menu compendiums and door hangers, as well as newspaper delivery for guests who prefer to receive them via the iPad. Additionally, guests of Calistoga Ranch’s restaurant, The Lakehouse, enjoy the benefits of Incentient Smartcellar, an application that allows the wine and beverage lists to be viewed from iPads at the dining table.

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    About Incentient, LLC
    Incentient, LLC is a transaction services company, whose hospitality clients include restaurants, sport and entertainment arenas and wine cellars. By creating and maintaining creative hardware and software solutions, Incentient exclusively unites clients to their customers by adding value to the supply chain experience. The SmartCellarsm system is a fully customizable software program for the Apple iPad® that displays the complete wine and cocktail menus, featuring up-to-date detailed descriptions, backgrounds and ratings of the labels offered by the restaurant. In addition to SmartCellarsm, Incentient has developed the SmartTouchsm system, a glass touch-screen panel, utilizing proprietary software that encourages guests to control their hospitality experience from within the security of their rooms. This includes, though is not limited to: room service, valet, concierge, housekeeping, bellman, restaurants, and spa. For more information about Incentient, please visit www.incentient.com.

    About Calistoga Ranch
    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch is a mixeduse private community consisting of 50 guest lodges and 21 owners lodges. The property offers overnight accommodations, spa services, Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails. For more information about Calistoga Ranch, please visit www.calistogaranch.com.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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    MEDIA CONTACTS:

    Laura Millett / Jaclyn Slifer
    Murphy O’Brien, Inc.
    (310) 453-2539
    lmillet@murphyobrien.com
    jslifer@murphyobrien.com

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  • February 12, 2013

    Calistoga Ranch Named #1 Hotel in California by U.S. News & World Report

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (February 12, 2013) – Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort, in Napa Valley, is proud to announce the resort has been recognized on the “2013 Best Hotels in the USA” list by U.S. News & World Report. The resort claimed the coveted #1 California hotel distinction, and also ranked as the #5 best hotel in the nation.

    “We are thrilled and honored to be recognized with this distinction from U.S. News and World Report,” said Coni Thornburg, general manager of Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort. “Calistoga Ranch offers the best of the Napa Valley lifestyle and our innovative design coupled with the resorts unparalleled commitment to a flawless guest experience has truly set the standard for a luxurious and environmentally conscious travel experience.”

    The 2013 Best Hotels list is calculated based on the aggregate opinion of travel experts and guests expressed through awards, recommendations, and ratings. To create this year’s rankings, U.S. News factored in the prominence of industry awards a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests. In total, 1,639 U.S. luxury hotels were analyzed for the 2013 rankings. Only a fraction of these scored high enough to be named Best Hotels by U.S. News.

    “This is our third year ranking hotels, and the bar continues to climb for luxury properties,” said Chad Smolinski, Vice President of Rankings and Reviews at U.S. News & World Report. “Desirable amenities and hotel loyalty programs will no longer suffice. People are seeking hotels that go above and beyond to give their guests an unforgettable experience. Hotels that consistently meet the high expectations of experts and travelers are recognized in our rankings.”

    Calistoga Ranch is nestled deep in a private canyon on 157 wooded acres with a private lakefront restaurant, fitness center, miles of hiking trails, a wine cave and a thermal spring-fed Bathhouse spa. The resort’s innovative and eco-conscious design comes to life in each of the luxurious guest Lodges complete with outdoor shower gardens; and programming situated around its two honeybee colonies, a greenhouse and private label vineyard.

    The U.S. News rankings of the 2013 Best Hotels can be found online at http://travel.usnews.com/Hotels.

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    About Calistoga Ranch
    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch is a mixeduse private community consisting of 50 guest lodges and 21 owners lodges. The property offers overnight accommodations, spa services, Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails. For more information about Calistoga Ranch, please visit www.calistogaranch.com.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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    MEDIA CONTACTS:

    Laura Millett / Jaclyn Slifer
    Murphy O’Brien, Inc.
    (310) 453-2539
    lmillet@murphyobrien.com
    jslifer@murphyobrien.com

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  • February 12, 2013

    Calistoga Ranch Receives Top Honors in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Poll for Best Spas

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (February 12, 2013) – Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort,  in Napa Valley, has been awarded top marks in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Spa Poll, published in the magazine’s March issue. The Bathhouse Spa at Calistoga Ranch ranked No. 21 in the “Top 100 U.S. Resort Spas” list. The 2013 Spa Poll results were derived from Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice survey, where readers evaluated the world’s leading hotel spas on their facilities, staff and treatments.

    “We are so honored that year after year, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler select The Bathhouse as one of the country’s best spas,” said Coni Thornburg, General Manager of Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort. “Whether it’s soaking in a private outdoor tub with mineral water or enjoying a treatment infused with fresh honey harvested from our very own bee hives, The Bathhouse is deeply dedicated to providing our guests with memorable experiences that reflect the beauty of Napa Valley.”

    The Bathhouse, situated on the banks of the spring-fed Lake Lommel, is designed to pay tribute to Calistoga’s centuries-old legacy as a site for healing mineral waters, and features a natural mineral pool and quiet treatment rooms with outdoor garden showers and private soaking tubs. A variety of unique treatments and baths reflect the true Calistoga ritual in an environment of pure relaxation, privacy, and nature. As part of Calistoga Ranch’s inherent commitment to nature, the “Bee Well” program seeks to help re-build the honeybee population in Napa Valley and educate guests about the benefits of the honeybee and their honey. The comprehensive program not only includes eco-luxe, honey-infused spa treatments, but a mobile observation bee hive for guests to enjoy during weekly tours.

    Calistoga Ranch is nestled deep in a private canyon on 157 wooded acres with a private lakefront restaurant, fitness center, miles of private hiking trails, a wine cave and a thermal spring-fed Bathhouse spa. The resort’s innovative and eco-conscious design comes to life in each of the luxurious guest Lodges complete with outdoor shower gardens; and programming situated around its two honeybee colonies, a greenhouse and private label vineyard.

    The complete Condé Nast Traveler Top Spas list can be found online at CNTraveler.com.

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    About Calistoga Ranch
    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch is a mixeduse private community consisting of 50 guest lodges and 21 owners lodges. The property offers overnight accommodations, spa services, Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails. For more information about Calistoga Ranch, please visit www.calistogaranch.com.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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    MEDIA CONTACTS:

    Laura Millett / Jaclyn Slifer
    Murphy O’Brien, Inc.
    (310) 453-2539
    lmillet@murphyobrien.com
    jslifer@murphyobrien.com

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  • January 29, 2013

    Auberge Resorts earns top ranking in U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Hotels in the USA’ awards

    Four Properties in Auberge Resorts Portfolio Announced as Gold Badge Winners

    MILL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (January 29, 2013) – Four Auberge Resorts properties have received recognition as among the very best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch, and The Inn at Palmetto Bluff were named on the exclusive “Best Hotels in the USA for 2013” list, with Calistoga Ranch and The Inn at Palmetto Bluff ranking among the “Top 10 Best in the USA” overall. Calistoga Ranch earned the No. 1 “Best Hotel in California” ranking; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, S.C., was named No. 1 “Best Hotel in South Carolina.” Auberge du Soleil and Solage Calistoga took top scores on both “Best Hotels in California” and “Best Hotels in Napa Valley.” The 2013 Best Hotels rankings are available online at http://travel.usnews.com.

    “We have such a diverse portfolio, geographically, and it’s gratifying to see that our efforts in the U.S. are applauded by travelers as well as experts of the travel industry,” said Mark Harmon, Chief Executive Officer of Auberge Resorts. “From South Carolina to Napa Valley, our goal is to deliver the best guest experience possible. It’s gratifying to see Auberge Resorts listed again as the best of the best in the country.”

    Among the 1,639 luxury U.S. hotels and 273 Caribbean hotels analyzed by U.S. News & World Report, only a fraction were named to a selective list of the Best Hotels. To create this year’s rankings, U.S. News factored in the prominence of industry awards a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests.

    “This is our third year ranking hotels, and the bar continues to climb for luxury properties,” said Chad Smolinski, Vice President of Rankings and Reviews at U.S. News & World Report. “Desirable amenities and hotel loyalty programs will no longer suffice. People are seeking hotels that go above and beyond to give their guests an unforgettable experience. Hotels that consistently meet the high expectations of experts and travelers are recognized in our rankings.”

    The full hotel rankings methodology may be found online at: http://travel.usnews.com/methodology.

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    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; and Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo., with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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    Natalie Bond
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    (310) 586-7104
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  • September 1, 2011

    Auberge Resorts’ Calistoga Ranch Launches “Bee Well” Initiative

    “Body Bee Well” Provides Guests with Invaluable Tools for Longevity

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (September 1, 2011) –  In its ongoing commitment to wellness, Auberge Resorts’ awardwinning Calistoga Ranch Resort and Residences is launching “Body Bee Well” in partnership with Heather M. Peña M.D., a Harvard-trained physician with more than 25 years of experience in the field. “Body Bee Well” is a two-day experience designed to help guests optimize longevity and quality of life by combining the best of medical, nutritional and exercise sciences in a peaceful and inspiring setting. After completing the program, guests are empowered to lead healthier lives by implementing a customized “Body Bee Well” lifestyle plan.

    “Calistoga Ranch is designed to stimulate and soothe, relax and rejuvenate, and transport and transform,” said Coni Thornburg, General Manager of Calistoga Ranch. “There is no other place in Wine Country that is quite like Calistoga Ranch, rich with inspirational and invigorating experiences that tap into the region’s rituals and tastes. The ‘Body Bee Well’ initiative is a natural extension of the philosophy behind the Auberge experience.”

    Auberge’s philosophy of wellness is one of multi-sensory experiences that enable guests to nurture body, mind and spirit. Wellness at Calistoga Ranch includes an open-air fitness center, hiking trails, and thermal spring-fed pools at the famed Bathhouse Spa. Daily activities such as Ai Chi, guided woodland hikes, explorations into Haiku, journaling and photography round out the extensive activities program. In addition, the exclusive Lakehouse restaurant showcases Napa Valley’s organic purveyors, rustic flavors and texture, and healthful benefits.

    The newest extension, “Body Bee Well” integrates the best of modern science and technology; Dr. Peña’s expertise in powerful, personalized, proactive, prevention tools; and the natural, healing environment of the Upper Napa Valley. A consultation series, “Body Bee Well” begins with a focus on Cardiovascular Health. The three-night/two-day experience includes a questionnaire to be completed and returned by mail one week before arrival. Check-in for the program is 4 p.m. the day prior with lab tests to begin early the next morning:

    Day One

    • Morning Fast for Lab Test Blood Draw at Calistoga Ranch; Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Labs including lipids, VAP test, fasting sugar, fasting insulin, hs-CRP, homocysteine, Lp(a), TSH and Vitamin D
    • An hour and 15-minute assessment at Dr. Peña’s office in St. Helena to include Treadmill Stress Test to assess heart health, blood pressure, fitness level and heart rhythm; a Personalized Training Heart Rate and Exercise Recommendations will be made based on the results of the treadmill test; a “biospace” Body Composition assessment will show an individual’s weight, percent body fat, percent muscle, percent water and body mass index; respiratory function will assess Lung Health and Oxygenation in the blood

    Day Two

    • Morning Guided Hike or Yoga
    • Presentation and Q&A with Dr. Peña to review the lab and test results and what they mean, “The Heart Disease and Wrinkle Connection”
    • Private Consultation with Dr. Peña to create an individual “Live Well” blueprint utilizing “Live Well Reward Scale” to establish goals and track progress
    • Take-Home Summary to be provided to each participant
    • Lunch and Learn with Calistoga Ranch’s Executive Chef Christian Ojeda and Dr. Peña

    Afterward, spend the afternoon at The Bathhouse Spa to relax, rejuvenate and restore by a soak and steam followed by a choice of a Couples Honey Foot Treatment, a Writing/Journaling for Health & Wellness session to find your voice and transcend into your soul journey, or a Biodynamic Cranial Touch session to deeply relax your central nervous system.

    Price per couple is $3,795 in addition to the cost of lodging, and the experience can be booked Sunday through Thursday. As a result of participating in the “Body Bee Well” experience, guests will leave with the tools needed to live better, longer lives – a take-home summary to include test results, exercise prescription, nutrition guidelines, a “Live Well” blueprint and the Reward Scale and Goals.

    “The good life starts with good health, and it’s not only a matter of avoiding illness but also of optimizing your quality of life for the long term,” said Dr. Heather Peña M.D., who has a private practice in neighboring St. Helena. “’Body Bee Well’ is a transformative experience inspired by Blue Zones – pockets around the world where people live measurably better and longer. By bringing these lifestyle characteristics to Calistoga Ranch through the ‘Body Bee Well’ program I hope to promote the creation of optimal, vibrant good health among guests.”

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    About Calistoga Ranch
    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch is a mixeduse private community consisting of 50 guest lodges and 21 owners lodges. The property offers overnight accommodations, spa services, Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails. For more information about Calistoga Ranch, please visit www.calistogaranch.com.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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  • June 21, 2011

    Calistoga Ranch Appoints Christian Ojeda as Executive Chef

    Ojeda to Lead Culinary Program at Famed Luxury Resort and Residence Club in Upper Napa Valley

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (June 21, 2011) – Auberge Resorts’ award-winning Calistoga Ranch in the Napa Valley announced today Christian Ojeda as the new Executive Chef of its exclusive Lakehouse restaurant. As Executive Chef, Ojeda will lead the culinary team at Calistoga Ranch with his distinctive blend of culinary expertise.

    Ojeda previously served as Master Cook at Fleur de Lys and Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas and as the Executive Sous Chef at Santa Fe’s award-winning Geronimo. Most recently, Ojeda served as Chef de Cuisine at Auberge Resorts’ Encantado Resort and Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    His artfully prepared dishes at the Lakehouse restaurant are crafted with fresh, local and organic produce and pay tribute to the area’s rustic yet sophisticated flavors. Celebrating the rich culture of food and wine for which Napa Valley is known, Ojeda’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are built on a “land to table” philosophy with signature items like farm fresh eggs, prawn tacos, duck confit and bacon wrapped veal loin.

    “We are thrilled to have Chef Ojeda on board as Executive Chef of the Lakehouse restaurant,” said Coni Thornburg, General Manager of Calistoga Ranch. “His distinguished culinary background in classic European, contemporary American and Southwestern fare is sure to deliver exceptional dining experiences for our guests.”

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    About Calistoga Ranch
    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch is a mixeduse private community consisting of 50 guest lodges and 21 owners lodges. The property offers overnight accommodations, spa services, Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails. For more information about Calistoga Ranch, please visit www.calistogaranch.com.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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  • October 4, 2010

    T+L Readers Vote Auberge Resorts Spas Best in U.S. and Mexico

    The Inn at Palmetto Bluff Is No. 1 Hotel Spa In The Continental U.S.; Esperanza’s Spa is No. 1 in Mexico 

    MILL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (October 4, 2010) – Travel + Leisure’s 2010 World’s Best Spa Awards have once again recognized Auberge Resorts spas as among the very best in the world. Readers ranked The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina, the No.1 Hotel Spa in the Continental U.S. and Canada, while Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, was voted the No.1 Hotel Spa in Mexico. Napa Valley sister property Calistoga Ranch was ranked one of the top 25 hotel spas in the Continental U.S. The awards appear in the October 2010 issue of Travel + Leisure magazine and online at www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest.

    The World’s Best spas are chosen by Travel + Leisure’s well-traveled readers, seasoned spa-goers who were invited to share their experiences by rating leading hotel spas on their ambience, treatments, service and value.

    “Captivating spas and unique treatments are cornerstones of the Auberge Resorts experience,” said Mark Harmon, CEO of Auberge Resorts. “We are honored that Travel + Leisure readers rated Auberge spas so highly and that two were voted the very best in the U.S. and Mexico. This is valued recognition for our spa teams, who go above and beyond for every guest to create an unforgettable spa experience.”

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; and Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo., with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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  • April 1, 2010

    Calistoga Ranch Invites Guests to Experience Wine Country as an Insider with Series Signature Events

    Award­-Winning Resort Creates Guest Experiences that Offer A Deeper Connection to Napa Valley

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (April, 2010) – Nestled into a private canyon filled with ancient oaks, majestic hills, a rock hewn stream and private lake, Calistoga Ranch offers a luxurious setting complete with a working vineyard and a resident winemaker.  Guests who are interested in an insider’s wine country experience are invited to actively participate in the winemaking process and share their experiences with other like­minded people.  The resort continues to enhance its offerings by hosting a new series of signature events held on property with its Vintner Members. These events will give wine lovers the opportunity to partake in intimate events that take the wine country experience to a deeper level.

    The signature events series at Calistoga Ranch are only available to those staying overnight as hotel guests or owners of the Residences.  Upcoming events for 2010 include:

    July 4 –  It’s an “All American 4th of July BBQ” from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and includes dinner, micro brews and wine by the poolside patio.

    September 11 – “Early Morning Harvest” – Harvest Breakfast in the resort’s on-property vineyard, followed by a one-of-a-kind opportunity to join winemaker Kirk Venge in harvesting the resort’s own Sotero Vineyard Cabernet grapes.

    September 11 – A Wine Dinner will follow the Harvest Party as a continued poolside celebration. Dinner will be served family style, al fresco under the Napa Valley stars

    from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. It will be $125 per person.

    October 30  A Harvest Dinner will be held in the Calistoga Ranch Vineyard to celebrate the completion of the harvest season in Napa Valley. The dinner will be served family style and is priced at $125 per person.  Vintner Members will join to dine with guests among the grapes, offering a view from the eyes of the insiders in Napa Valley; they’ll share anecdotes, tips on the best wines of the year, and, of course, samples of their wine.

    Food of Place experiences are complimentary and open to all Calistoga Ranch guests, owners and members. Those interested in the events can sign up with the concierge at the beginning of each month. For more information, please call 707-254-2800.

    December 30  Oysters & Sparkling Wine will be served on the patio of the Lakehouse restaurant at Calistoga Ranch as a a winter celebration for those in Napa Valley for New Year’s Eve or the holiday season. A special oyster bar will be set up from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

    The signature events series is just another step towards making Calistoga Ranch guests have entrée to the winemaking community. Other wine related programs at the resort include parties hosted on­property by revered local winemakers and invitations to their own homes and wineries. The wine cave also serves as a perfect venue to host year ­round wine ­the med parties, meetings and weddings. A one­ of ­a kind “Winemaker for a Weekend” experience is also offered with the esteemed Hourglass Winery, located just next door to Calistoga Ranch. Collectively, these experiences offer the Calistoga Ranch guest the unique opportunity for a deeper connection to Napa Valley and personal insight into the art of winemaking.

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    About Calistoga Ranch
    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch is a mixeduse private community consisting of 50 guest lodges and 21 owners lodges. The property offers overnight accommodations, spa services, Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails. For more information about Calistoga Ranch, please visit www.calistogaranch.com.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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  • January 4, 2010

    Calistoga Ranch Ranks High in Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels

    Calistoga Ranch Singled Out Among The World’s Top Hotels

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (January 4, 2010) – Calistoga Ranch, the award­ winning Napa Valley resort and lodging club, is proud to be honored in Travel + Leisure’s “500 World’s Best Hotels” 8th annual awards. Travel + Leisure, among the most respected travel magazines worldwide, sent its international team of reporters and editors to check out the 500 highest ­rated hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges in the “World’s Best” survey and identified what makes them special, highlighting Calistoga Ranch for its continued commitment to providing an exceptional hotel experience for its guests.

    Calistoga Ranch ranked highly in California with an impressive score of 87.22. “We are so pleased to be thought of so highly by Travel + Leisure,” said Coni Thornburg, General Manager of Calistoga Ranch. “There are an exceptional number of hotels and resorts and we are honored that Travel + Leisure’s discriminating reports and editors chose to award Calistoga Ranch

    Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2010 “500 World’s Best” appears in the January 2010 issue of the magazine and can also be viewed online at http://www.travelandleisure.com/tl500/2010/region/us. Travel + Leisure international team of reporters and editors again searched the globe for the best and highest ­rated hotels it could find, drawing from the Travel + Leisure “World’s Best” Awards compiled through readers’ surveys and released in July 2009. The eighth annual “500 World’s Best” list includes hotels, inns and lodges from six continents.

    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch encompass 48 guest lodges offering overnight accommodations, spa services, historic Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor outdoor lifestyle.  In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture.  Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails. For more information about Calistoga Ranch please call toll free at 800-­942-­4220 or visit www.calistogaranch.com.

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    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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  • November 17, 2009

    Calistoga Ranch Invites Travelers To Break Free For Some Napa Valley R&R

    “Rest and Renew” Package Provides an Idyllic Wine Country Escape from the Winter Doldrums

    CALISTOGA, CALIFORNIA (November 17, 2009) – Napa’s own Calistoga Ranch is offering guests an opportunity to get away for their own unique version of “R & R” with an all­ new “Rest & Renew” package providing the ultimate home ­away ­from ­home experience. Located in a peaceful canyon surrounded by ancient whispering oaks and the healing  power of nature, Calistoga Ranch is a special place to escape the everyday stresses of life while rejuvenating the body, mind and soul. Guests who book this two night package in a one ­bedroom lodge will receive a choice of the following enhancements to an already pampering escape:

    Dinner for two at the resort’s acclaimed Lakehouse Restaurant, or in the intimate privacy of their rooms. Complimentary sparkling wine for two is also provided to kickstart the getaway experience (package otherwise excludes alcohol).

    OR

    $200 Spa Credit to use towards a treatment in Calistoga Ranch’s Bathhouse Spa, along with a complimentary 30 ­minute private soak in the spa’s soothing mineral pool to encourage additional sighs of relief.

    The “Rest & Renew” package starts at $880 per night and is available through June 30, 2010 (subject to change and availability, excluding taxes). The package can be booked by calling 707­-254­-2800 or by visiting www.calistogaranch.com.

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    About Calistoga Ranch
    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch is a mixeduse private community consisting of 50 guest lodges and 21 owners lodges. The property offers overnight accommodations, spa services, Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails. For more information about Calistoga Ranch, please visit www.calistogaranch.com.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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  • November 13, 2009

    Calistoga Ranch Ranks High in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2009 “World’s Best” Readers’ Survey

    Calistoga Ranch Singled Out Among The World’s Top Hotels

    CALISTOGA, CALIFORNIA (November 13, 2009) – Calistoga Ranch, the award­winning Napa Valley resort and lodging club, is proud to be honored in Conde Nast Traveler’s 22nd annual “World’s Best” Readers’ Choice Awards.  The accolades, awarded by the savvy readers of Conde Nast Traveler, are a true mark of achievement in the luxury hospitality industry.

    Calistoga Ranch came in at #8 in the Mainland U.S. Small Resorts category with an impressive score of 87.8.

    “It is an honor and accomplishment to be thought of so highly by our guests,” said Mark Harmon, CEO of Auberge Resorts. “There are an exceptional number of hotels and resorts and we are truly pleased that Conde Nast Traveler discriminating readers gave us such exceptional marks.”

    Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s 2009 “World’s Best” Readers’ Choice Awards appears in the November issue of the magazine and can also be viewed online at http://www.concierge.com/tools/travelawards/readerschoice. This year, 25,008 readers voted on more than 10,000 properties and destinations. Every years since 1988, a select sample of Conde Nast Traveler readers have taken the Readers’ Choice Survey.  In 2009, the questionnaire was available to readers through a secure website. The final tabulations of 25,008 responses were compiled and only candidates that received a required minimum number of responses were deemed eligible for an award.  Each candidate was rated, by various criterion, on a five­ point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair, poor.

    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch encompass 48 guest lodges offering overnight accommodations, spa services, historic Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor­ outdoor lifestyle.  In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on­ site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture.  Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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    Vik Seshadri / Jenna Newmark
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  • September 1, 2009

    Calistoga Ranch Voted Among the World’s Best by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers

    Napa Valley’s premier resort ranks in the top 20 in multiple awards categories, including the top 20 U.S. and International Hideaways

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (September 2009) – Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report’s Reader’s Survey, the longest­ running and most reliable poll of its kind among affluent and sophisticated travelers, has ranked Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort, among the very best in the world.  Readers ranked Calistoga Ranch the #13 “Top 20 Hideaways” in the United States in Hideaway Report’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards, published in the September 2009 issue, as well as #5 in best “Food & Wine Resorts,” one of five of the new award categories introduced this year.

    “We are so pleased to receive such high marks from Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report readers,” said Mark Harmon, CEO of Auberge Resorts. “They are some of the most experienced and discriminating travelers in the world.  Congratulations to the management team and staff at Calistoga Ranch, whose passion and commitment to service is reflected in these impressive rankings.”

    The Readers’ Choice Awards reflect the sentiments of the Hideaway Report’s membership of an exceptionally well­traveled group and is the longest­ running and most reliable poll of its kind.  This year’s respondents vacation an average of 38 days a year, and 70 percent say they plan to travel the same amount or more in the coming 12 months.

    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga,Calistoga Ranch encompass 48 guest lodges offering overnight accommodations, spa services, historic Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor­outdoor lifestyle.  In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on­site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails.

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    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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    Vik Seshadri / Jenna Newmark
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  • June 25, 2009

    Calistoga Ranch and Hourglass™ Invite Guests to be a “Winemaker for a Weekend”

    Award­-Winning Resort and Acclaimed Winemaker Collaborate to Create A Guest Experience that Offers a Deeper Connection to Napa Valley

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (June 25, 2009) – Tucked into a private canyon marked by ancient oaks, majestic hills, a rock­ hewn stream and private lake, Calistoga Ranch is an oenophile’s dream come true, with a working vineyard and resident winemaker that allows for guests to actively participate in the winemaking process and share their experiences with other like­ minded people. Now, the resort is taking it a step further and offering a Winemaker for a Weekend program in partnership with next door neighbor, Hourglass Winery, giving wine lovers the opportunity to partake in weekend workshops that take the winemaking experience to a deeper level.

    The Winemaker for a Weekend program includes:

    • Two nights in a one ­bedroom Spa Lodge for one couple ($7,500) or
    • Two nights in a two­bedroom Meadow Lodge for two couples ($10,000)
    • Dinner in the Lakehouse Restaurant
    • One 60­ minute spa treatment for each person at the Bathhouse Private dinner with Jeff Smith, owner of Hourglass Winery
    • A day in the Vineyard and/or Cellar with barrel tasting – details depend on time of year, but could include “the harvest”, “bottling”, “pruning”, etc. • An allocation of Hourglass wine of up to a case and placement on the coveted Hourglass mailing list for future releases
    • Framed photo of both couples with Jeff Smith documenting the event

    Hourglass is an ultra ­premium Napa Valley winery that has produced limited quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon from its flagship 4 acre Lodi Lane vineyard since 1990. In 2006, after a lengthy search for a second vineyard worthy of the Hourglass name, Jeff and Carolyn Smith purchased a world class site located directly adjacent to Calistoga Ranch. With the purchase of the Blueline Vineyard, Hourglass has now evolved into two vineyard designated estate wines: Calistoga Ranch  the Hourglass Vineyard and the Hourglass Blueline Vineyard.  In addition to the original Cabernet Sauvignon, Hourglass now produces Cabernet Franc and Merlot. As with the wine from the original Hourglass Vineyard, the Blueline Vineyard production is under the direction of noted winemaker Bob Foley, renowned for crafting critically ­acclaimed estate wines for Robert Foley Vineyards, Switchback Ridge, Paloma and Pride Mountain.

    The Winemaker for a Weekend is just another step towards making Calistoga Ranch a true winemaking community and gives guests the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and learn every stage of the process from vine to bottle. Other wine ­related programs at the resort include parties hosted on property by revered local winemakers and invitations to their own homes and wineries. The wine cave also serves as a perfect venue to host year­ round wine ­themed parties, meetings and weddings.  Collectively, these experiences offer the Calistoga Ranch guest the unique opportunity for a deeper connection to Napa Valley and personal insight into the art of winemaking.

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    About Calistoga Ranch
    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch is a mixeduse private community consisting of 50 guest lodges and 21 owners lodges. The property offers overnight accommodations, spa services, Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails. For more information about Calistoga Ranch, please visit www.calistogaranch.com.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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  • July 16, 2008

    Calistoga Ranch Ranks High in Travel + Leisure’s 13th Annual “World’s Best” Poll

    Calistoga Ranch Singled Out Among The World’s Top Hotels

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (July 16, 2008) – Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort, the award-winning Napa Valley resort and lodging club, is proud to be honored in Travel + Leisure’s 13th annual “World’s Best” readers poll issue. The accolades, awarded by the savvy readers of Travel + Leisure, are a true mark of achievement in the luxury hospitality industry.

    One of only ten California properties to place in the World’s Top 100 Hotels, Calistoga Ranch came in at #92 in the World’s Top Hotels list and ranked an impressive #26 in the Top 100 Hotels in U.S. and Canada.

    “It is an honor and accomplishment to be thought of so highly by our guests,” said Mark Harmon, Chief Executive Officer for Auberge Resorts. “Luxury travelers have an exceptional number of hotels and resorts to choose from and we are truly pleased that Travel + Leisure’s discriminating readers gave us such exceptional marks.”

    Travel + Leisure magazine’s annual “World’s Best readers’ poll appears in the October issue of the magazine and can also be viewed online at http://www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest/2008/ . In order to be eligible for the World’s Best Awards, properties must not only receive high marks from readers of the magazine but also a minimum number of reader evaluations. Hotels that were ranked were judged by a variety of criteria including rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and overall value. The tops ranked spas in the survey were judged on ambience, treatments, service and their overall value to guests.

    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch encompass 46 guest lodges offering overnight accommodations, spa services, historic Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails.

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    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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  • July 2, 2008

    Coni Thornburg appointed General Manager at Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (July 2, 2008) – Auberge Resorts, operators of Calistoga Ranch, the award-winning Napa Valley resort and lodging club, announced the appointment of Coni Thornburg as General Manager. In her new position, Thornburg will oversee all operations for the 46-room resort including a restaurant and full-service spa, and the 27 owner lodges all situated on a 157-acre site marked by ancient oaks, majestic hills, a rock-hewn stream and private lake.

    “We are honored to welcome Coni to Calistoga Ranch,” said Eric Calderon, Chief Operating Officer. “We pride ourselves on hiring the best in the business, and Coni’s dedication and commitment to excellence make her an invaluable asset to the resort.”

    Most recently, Thornburg served as General Manager of The Lodge at Pebble Beach, a position she assumed after six years as General Manager of Hotel Teatro, the premier boutique hotel in Denver, Colo. Prior to that, Thornburg was Director of Food & Beverage for 10 years at the acclaimed Little Nell Hotel in Aspen, Colo., where she played a key role in helping the hotel achieve Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Status. A native of Montana, Thornburg gained much of her formative background with the Four Seasons Hotels, primarily at their property in Seattle, Wash.

    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres in the upper Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch offers sumptuous accommodations, the mineral spring-fed Bathhouse spa, and inspired cuisine in the waterfront Lakehouse Restaurant. Calistoga Ranch’s contemporary architecture maximizes its wooded setting with innovative indoor-outdoor lodges that embrace the Wine Country lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where guests and lodging club members can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Guests and members can enjoy a variety of amenities, including a swimming pool overlooking the vineyards, bocce court, canyon hiking trails and wine tasting at world-renowned vineyards just outside the resort’s gates.

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    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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  • February 25, 2008

    Julie Baker appointed Director of Sales at Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (February 25, 2008) – Auberge Resorts, operators of Calistoga Ranch, the award-winning Napa Valley resort and lodging club, announced the appointment of Julie Baker as Director of Sales. In her new position, Baker will oversee all sales and marketing activities for Calistoga Ranch, which comprises 46 guest lodges and 14 owner lodges offering luxury guest and member accommodations, an innovative indoor-outdoor spa and lakeside restaurant.

    “We are delighted that Julie will be leading the sales efforts at Calistoga Ranch,” said General Manager Philip Kendall. “Her prior experience in hospitality sales and proven track record with the luxury travel market will be an asset to the resort.”

    Baker has been a member of Calistoga Ranch’s Sales and Marketing team for more than a year and served as Leisure Sales and Reservations Manager. In this position, she was responsible for building relationships with the travel agency community and overseeing reservations. Previously, she held the title of General Manager of Little Red Ski Haus, a bed and breakfast property in Aspen, Colo., where she was in charge of all hiring, managing the housekeeping, guest services, sales and restaurant staff. Prior to that, she was Director of Air Operation for Viking River Cruises in Woodland Hills, Calif. Baker received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle.

    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres in the upper Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch offers sumptuous accommodations, the mineral spring-fed Bathhouse spa, and inspired cuisine in the waterfront Lakehouse Restaurant. Calistoga Ranch’s contemporary architecture maximizes its wooded setting with innovative indoor-outdoor lodges that embrace the Wine Country lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where guests and lodging club members can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Guests and members can enjoy a variety of amenities, including a swimming pool overlooking the vineyards, bocce court, canyon hiking trails and wine tasting at world-renowned vineyards just outside the resort’s gates.

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    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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    Murphy O’Brien, Inc.
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  • October 22, 2007

    Wine and Wellness Go Hand in Hand at Calistoga Ranch

    Pampering and Plenty of Exercise Come with the “Detoxicate Package”

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (October 22, 2007) – Toast to your health in the New Year with Calistoga Ranch’s “Detoxicate” package, the perfect program for health conscious guests looking to indulge in a luxurious wine country retreat while at the same time rejuvenating their bodies, minds and souls. The package comes complete with delicious yet healthy dining and in-room snacks, invigorating bike rides to cult wineries and indulgence in the resort’s intimate and award-winning Bathhouse spa.

    The Detoxicate package at Calistoga Ranch includes:

    • 2 night accommodations in a Deluxe Lodge
    • Choice of Calistoga Cure, Cabernet Classic or Restful Sleep Bath spa treatments at the Bathhouse spa
    • Dumbbells, yoga mat, yoga & Pilates DVDs in-room
    • 15 mile bike ride to and from Bennett Lane Winery to sample full-bodied red wines paired with dark chocolates—both containing anti-oxidants to promote a healthy heart
    • A collection of healthy recipes & wine pairing suggestions from the Napa region to take home
    • In-room bar stocked with water, yogurt, nuts, teas, fresh fruit and juice to promote health & detoxification as well as chamomile tea, honey & lemon to promote sleep
    • Guests who chose this package will make a commitment to walk or bike at the resort during their stay
    • Guests will receive two items of Calistoga Ranch logo athletic wear
    • For each package purchased, Calistoga Ranch will donate a portion of the fee to the American Heart Association

    Rates for the Detoxicate package start at $2,600 for single occupancy and $3,250 for double occupancy. The package is available starting November 1, 2007, is subject to change and availability, and excludes taxes. The package can be booked by calling 707-254-2800 or by visiting www.calistogaranch.com.

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    About Calistoga Ranch
    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch is a mixeduse private community consisting of 50 guest lodges and 21 owners lodges. The property offers overnight accommodations, spa services, Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails. For more information about Calistoga Ranch, please visit www.calistogaranch.com.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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    Stacy Lewis / Vik Seshadri / Julia Layman
    Murphy O’Brien, Inc.
    (310) 453-2539
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  • July 5, 2006

    Auberge Resorts Pampers Pets with New Amenities

    Luxurious Dog Beds, Italian Linens And Customized Pet Service Menu Complement Auberge Resorts’ Pet-Friendly Properties

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    MILL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (July 5, 2006) – Not allowing guests’ four-legged friends to play second fiddle to their owners, Auberge Resorts has unveiled new pet amenities at three of its properties: Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; and the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina. Pets accompanying guests can now enjoy luxurious custom pet beds, pet room service menus and attentive treatment their owners have become accustomed to at Auberge Resorts.

    The highlight of the new dog beds will be daily-changed, custom-fitted Italian linen sheets by Rivolta Carmignani, renowned for their soft and luxurious sheets made with 100 percent natural fibers. The beds are fitted with custom velvet exterior fabric featuring signature colors at each of the three properties: nutmeg brown at Calistoga Ranch; copper at Esperanza; and sage green at Palmetto Bluff. Another integral part of the beds is orthopedic pads and topped with a down-filled cushion for maximum comfort.

    “From taking long walks along the beach to walking along the river and hiking in the woods, Auberge Resorts have perfect settings for guests and their pets to enjoy an active lifestyle,” said Caroline MacDonald, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The locations of our properties, combined with the thoughtful touches provided for our in resident pets make our resorts the perfect getaway for pet lovers”.

    Man’s best friends can also enjoy another exciting new amenity at Auberge Resorts: a doggie room service menu that will include specially prepared gourmet meals, including Ground Beef and Rice; Diced Chicken and Pasta and High-Protein Beef Sirloin Patty. Additionally, when guests are away from their rooms enjoying the resorts or elsewhere, they can place Do Not Disturb Doggie signs on their doors for their pooch’s privacy.

    Just as each resort in the Auberge Resort portfolio is distinctive to its setting, so are the amenities they offer pets. In addition to the newly enhanced pet amenities, all three properties offer additional pet services, including:

    Calistoga Ranch
    Complimentary scheduled daily-guided hikes in Calistoga Ranch’s secluded canyon setting, organic pet treats and spring water provided as a welcome amenity, bags for pet cleanup and pet tags that read “Guest of Calistoga Ranch” with the resort’s phone number for use while on property.

    Esperanza
    Complimentary pet kits upon check in that includes bed, toys, 30-minute pet massages and pet walking services beachside or on a desert trail that highlight Esperanza Resort’s Mediterranean climate and spectacular ocean setting.

    Palmetto Bluff
    Pet walking and pet sitting services, doggie grooming and rubdowns, pet baskets with fun treats, toys and personalized goodies and pet-tique baskets with pet spa products. Additionally, Palmetto Bluff is the ideal venue for guests to take their dogs along on their favorite resort activities including cruises on the May River, trips to the sand bar for a fun game of fetch and enjoying miles of nature walks around the property. The highlight at Palmetto Bluff this summer is the Dog Days of Summer weekend scheduled for August 18-20, 2006. The weekend will honor man’s best friend with two days of fun activities that include: May River cruises; a doggie parade with contests and prizes; doggie village fair with activities including games, doggie DJ, pet food tastings and more; and movie night where dogs and their owners can catch showing of Cats and Dogs.

    Auberge Resorts’ signature dog beds can be purchased at the resort boutique or by visiting www.aubergeresorts.com. The beds are priced at $225 for dogs 40lbs and under and $295 for dogs over 40lbs.

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    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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  • April 15, 2006

    The Bathhouse at Calistoga Ranch Reinterprets Calistoga’s Classic Spa Tradition

    Spa Offers Spring Water Therapies And Innovative Healing Treatments In A Luxuriously Rustic Setting

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (April 15, 2006) – “To float in mineral water that has gushed out of the ground is to be in intimate contact with the earth itself,” said a writer who visited the famed Calistoga Baths in Napa Valley many years ago. Taking the writer’s words to heart, Auberge Resorts opened a modern-day haven that captures the very essence of Calistoga with the creation of The Bathhouse, the spa centerpiece of Calistoga Ranch resort.

    “When we designed The Bathhouse at Calistoga, we tried to respond to the place where the spa is,” said Tracy Herk, Director of Spa Development at Auberge Resorts. “We wanted to use rustic and native elements to create a spa that complemented and enhanced The Bathhouse’s Calistoga location and the resort itself.”

    Situated on the banks of the spring-fed Lake Lommel, The Bathhouse showcases the natural beauty of the resort’s secluded canyon setting amid the Mayacama Mountains. Guests drink in views of the lake as they relax between treatments in a tranquility garden warmed, in the cooler months, by outdoor fireplaces.

    Designed to pay tribute to Calistoga’s centuries-old legacy as a site for healing mineral waters, The Bathhouse features five private treatment cabins, each with a private garden, outdoor shower and a soaking tub. There is also a Healing Waters Soaking pool filled with mineral-rich curative waters tapped from the property’s own natural springs.

    The Bathhouse treatments incorporate local Napa Valley ingredients, such as honey, wildflowers and grape seeds, to create a natural healing experience. The spa’s signature treatment, the Calistoga Cure, is a five-step therapy that will include an exfoliation with a mineral salt body scrub, a private outdoor mineral mud or immersion bath mud bath, a linen wrap, a balancing polarity session, and a full-body massage. Other signature treatments include:

    • Calistoga Ranch Mud Wrap – a eucalyptus mud body wrap using local volcanic mud and followed by a bay laurel massage to help boost immunity and soothe muscles;
    • Polarity Therapy – energy-point therapy to relieve stress and balance energy;
    • Oat and Brown Sugar Body Scrub – an oat and brown sugar body scrub followed by a buttermilk bath and walnut oil massage;

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    About Calistoga Ranch
    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch is a mixeduse private community consisting of 50 guest lodges and 21 owners lodges. The property offers overnight accommodations, spa services, Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails. For more information about Calistoga Ranch, please visit www.calistogaranch.com.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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  • March 15, 2006

    Calistoga Ranch Continues to Intrigue Hollywood Elite

    Luxury Resort Invited To Be Part of 2006 EXTRA Awards Lounge

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (March 15, 2006) – Calistoga Ranch, one of the country’s premier luxury resorts teamed up with EXTRA TV, one of the most trusted names in entertainment news, after being selected to be included in the 2006 EXTRA Awards Lounge. The Wine Country getaway was the highlight of a lavish presentation showcasing the newest and best offerings from the world’s most prestigious luxury brands.

    Held at the Le Meridien Beverly Hills, Calif, on March 1 and 2, 2006, in the days leading up to the 2006 Academy Awards, the EXTRA Award Lounge witnessed nominees, presenters and television personalities who received an assortment of luxury goods including Gucci watches, Goirgio Armani makeup and La Mer skincare. A wine country experience featuring pourings by award-winning wineries including Schramsberg, Clos du Val and Joseph Phelps, was topped off with the Calistoga Ranch giveaway, which included a two-night, three day stay, with spa treatments and other amenities.

    “Calistoga Ranch is fast becoming a favorite getaway for Hollywood’s elite” said Mark Harmon, CEO and Partner, Auberge Resorts. “We realize that this well-traveled group has a limited amount of free time and only want the best, and we are pleased that Calistoga Ranch exhibits all the characteristics of a truly world-class resort.”

    Just one hour by air from Los Angeles, Napa Valley, has long been a favorite destination for Hollywood’s elite. Calistoga Ranch, along with its sister property, Auberge du Soleil have become entertainment award-season favorites, having been invited to participate in The 76th Annual Academy Awards® presenter gift baskets, as well as the Auberge’s inclusion in the 2006 Golden Globe Awards’ presenters gift baskets.

    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch encompass 46 guest lodges offering overnight accommodations, spa services, historic Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails.

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    About Auberge Resorts
    Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Pronghorn Golf Club & Resort, Bend, Ore.; Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; and the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on the Island of Anguilla, British West Indies, with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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    Stacy Lewis / Vik Seshadri
    Murphy O’Brien, Inc.
    (310) 453-2539
    stacy@murphyobrien.com
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  • January 15, 2006

    Babes in the Woods – The Ultimate Girlfriends Getaway at Calistoga Ranch

    Indulge In Healing Waters And Natural Surroundings For The Ultimate Girlfriends Getaway 

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (January 15, 2006) – Nestled in a secluded valley amid ancient oaks, majestic hills and a private lake, Calistoga Ranch is the ideal venue to take in the wonders of nature in a luxurious setting synonymous with an Auberge Resort. What better way for best friends, sisters or the women in the family to renew their bonds than with the new Babes in the Woods package available exclusively at Calistoga Ranch?

    Babes in the Woods includes:

    • Two nights stay for up to four people in the 3,000 square feet Estate Lodge, featuring indoor-outdoor fireplaces, a Jacuzzi, etc.
    • Monogrammed robes with leather bound journals in the pocket
    • In-room refrigerators stocked with refreshments and homemade, small-batch ice cream
    • Selection of gossip, fashion and beauty magazines and “Chick Flick” DVDs en-suite
    • Reserved chaises at the pool with a dedicated “pool boy” to attend to their every whim
    • Private wine tasting and tours of two local wineries with transportation to and from the property
    • Dinner at the exclusive Lakehouse Restaurant overlooking beautiful Lake Lommel

    The piece de resistance will be a luxurious afternoon at the Bathhouse, a spa experience as unique as the springs that inspire it. The Bathhouse experience includes:

    • The Ultimate Chocolate Indulgence – a two hour treatment beginning with a chocolate espresso scrub made with real dark chocolate and espresso beans and enriched with vitamins and macadamia oil, followed by a chocolate milk bath and a full body massage using chocolate lotion
    • Late afternoon private soak in one of the Bathhouse’s spring-fed soaking pools, while indulging in a selection of artisan cheeses paired with local wine Rates for the Babes in the Woods package starts at $7,000. The package is available from January 1, 2006, based on occupancy for up to four people, subject to change and availability, and excludes taxes. The package can be booked by calling 707-254-2800 or by visiting www.calistogaranch.com.

    Located in a private canyon on 157 acres just outside the town of Calistoga, Calistoga Ranch encompass 46 guest lodges offering overnight accommodations, spa services, historic Lake Lommel, and the private Lakehouse Restaurant and lounge. The property’s contemporary architecture is inspired by its natural surroundings, and created to fit the landscape, with a focus on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. In keeping with the rich heritage of Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch features an on-site vineyard and mountain wine cave, where owners and guests can share in the process of winemaking and immerse themselves in the wine culture. Owners and resort guests also enjoy a number of recreational activities including swimming in a pool overlooking the vineyards and oak groves, and hiking on one of the property’s numerous trails.

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    About Auberge Resorts
    Calistoga Ranch is part of the Auberge Resorts collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a distinctive personality that assures a unique and memorable guest experience. Among the distinctive properties are Auberge du Soleil, Esperanza, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, and several others currently in development. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; magnificent natural settings; inspired cuisine utilizing the very best regional ingredients; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. For more information about Auberge Resorts, visit www.aubergeresorts.com.

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    MEDIA CONTACTS:

    Stacy Lewis / Vik Seshadri
    Murphy O’Brien, Inc.
    (310) 453-2539
    stacy@murphyobrien.com
    vik@murphyobrien.com

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  • May 24, 2004

    Calistoga Ranch, a New Small Luxury Resort & Lodging Club is Now Open in Napa

    The Creators Of Auberge Du Soleil Capture The Best Of Wine Country Living With Contemporary Design Elements And A Breathtaking Natural Setting 

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (May 24, 2004) – The luxury hotel operator Auberge Resorts, responsible for such magnificent hotel properties as Auberge du Soleil, Esperanza and The Lodge at Corde Valle, has opened its second property in Napa Valley today – Calistoga Ranch.

    Tucked into a private canyon outside the historic town of Calistoga, the 47-room resort is located on a 157-acre site marked by ancient oaks, majestic hills, a rock-hewn stream and private lake. With Calistoga Ranch, its second Napa Valley property, Auberge Resorts continues its longstanding tradition of offering the finest in understated wine country elegance.

    “Twenty years ago, Auberge du Soleil captured the spirit of the emerging wine country,” said Mark Harmon, Principal, Auberge Resorts. “Now, Calistoga Ranch is taking that spirit to another level, celebrating simplicity and the gracious style of the Napa Valley with a host of amenities for wine-lovers and an outdoor lifestyle that takes its cue from its beautiful natural setting.”

    Designed by San Francisco based architects SB Architects, with interior designs by Darrell Schmitt of Darrell Schmitt Design Associates, Inc., Calistoga Ranch offers guests and owners the ultimate “bungalow in the woods” experience with a collection of indoor/outdoor spaces that allow guests to fully experience the pristine setting. The Ranch encompasses 47 guest lodges and 27 owner lodges, the private Lakehouse Restaurant, a wine cave, bocce ball courts, a pool overlooking the resort’s private vineyard and The Bathhouse, where guests can indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments and take advantage of the region’s healing mineral waters.

    Guest Lodges
    Calistoga Ranch has taken the utmost care to preserve the integrity and beauty of the valley’s stands of ancient oak trees, lake and streams, with each lodge sited to maintain its natural state. Each cedar-shingled guest lodge is comprised of a series of bungalows connected by decks, trellised walkways and expansive outdoor living areas, with minimal impact to the pristine natural setting.

    Designed with relaxation and comfort in mind, there are four room categories, deluxe lodge, one bedroom lodge, one bedroom spa lodge and estate lodge that offer from 600 to 2,400 square-feet of indoor and outdoor living space. Each lodge features floor-to-ceiling windows to create the feeling of space melting into the outdoors. Warm contemporary interiors mimic the surrounding environment, with rich polished woods and hues of tan, copper-brown, olive, sage and gold to complement the earth and wild vegetation. Each guest lodge features an indoor bath and outdoor bath garden where guests can shower under the stars. Luxurious touches include down duvets, Frette linens, Calistoga Ranch’s own line of bay laurel and eucalyptus scented botanically pure hair care and body products, entertainment centers with TV, DVD and CD players, wireless high-speed internet access, two-line phones, and a thoughtful turndown amenity of massage oil in the signature bay laurel and eucalyptus scent.

    The spacious Estate Lodge overlooking the historic lake offers 2,400 square feet of indoor-outdoor space. Amenities include private outdoor hot tub, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, an outdoor living room with space for dining, a private drive-up entry and an optional dedicated butler, chauffeured Bentley convertible, bottle of cult wine. Private chefs are also available for in-room dining.

    The Lodging Club
    Calistoga Ranch offers a rare opportunity to belong to an exclusive lodging club in one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Members have access to the services and amenities of a world-class resort and a special entrée into the legendary wine culture of Napa Valley.

    As with the resort’s guest lodges, the owner lodges are nestled among undisturbed hillsides and oak groves. Constructed of rustic natural materials, including rough-sawn wood posts and beams, cedar shingles, and native dry-stacked stone, the lodges blend in with the natural landscape and surroundings. Each two-bedroom owner lodge offers 2,400 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space, including a master suite with bath that opens to an outdoor shower and garden; an indoor living room; and an expansive kitchen with wine storage. At the heart of each lodge is an outdoor living room, complete with a fireplace. The placement of each lodge is unique, depending on the topography of each site. Some lodges appear to float over streams, while others are be protected under a canopy of native oak trees or elevated high into stands of pines.

    Owner lodges are sold for one-tenth shares starting at $395,000 and for one-fifth shares starting at $695,000.

    Lakeside Dining
    Calistoga Ranch’s private restaurant, the Lakehouse, is open exclusively to owners and their guests and resort guests. The restaurant, headed by executive chef Robert Leva, celebrates the rich culture of food and wine in Napa Valley and makes use of the lush bounty of the region. As with the guest and owner lodges, the restaurant blurs the line between indoors and outdoors. Glass walls offer pastoral views of the magnificent oak groves and open onto expansive decks overlooking Lake Lommel, where guests can enjoy dining under the stars. Adjacent to the Lakehouse restaurant, are two private rooms offering the perfect venue for special occasions and meetings, where guests can enjoy private celebrations and intimate gatherings.

    The Bathhouse
    For those seeking rejuvenation, it can be found at The Bathhouse. Situated on the banks of the spring-fed Lake Lommel, The Bathhouse offers a strong connection to the natural beauty of the outdoors and views of the Mayacama Mountains. Designed to pay tribute to Calistoga’s centuries-old legacy as a site for healing mineral waters, The Bathhouse features a natural thermal mineral pool and quiet treatment rooms with outdoor garden showers and private soaking tubs. While waiting for therapists or between treatments, guests are invited to unwind by the fire in the outdoor relaxation area while enjoying the soft sounds of the nearby creek and a view of Lake Lommel. A variety of unique mud treatments and baths reflect the true Calistoga soak/bath/heat ritual, but in a luxurious environment of pure relaxation, privacy and nature.

    Staying true to the commitment of each Auberge Resort spa, the foundation of the spa services consist of exceptional bodywork and treatments indigenous to the region, with a menu of services that rotates seasonally. A tempting combination of traditional Calistoga offerings and signature treatments from The Bathhouse take advantage of the bounty of the local area incorporating milk, nuts, honey, fruits and grapes as the basis for all body masks and exfoliations.

    Other amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a yoga deck, a swimming pool overlooking the vineyards and 140 acres of land dedicated to hiking and active pursuits.

    Calistoga Ranch offers guests and owners a privileged glimpse into the culture of Napa Valley with weekly private events featuring the valley’s most celebrated winemakers. The property’s on-site vineyard, under the helm of renowned Napa Valley vintners and winemakers Nils and Kirk Venge, offers guests the opportunity to share and participate in the process of winemaking, by learning the art of pruning, and joining in the harvest and crush.

    Development Team Calistoga Ranch is a partnership of Auberge Resorts, responsible for conceptual design, operations and management of the owner lodges and resort, Olympus Real Estate Partners, a leading Dallas-based private real estate investment firm, and Criswell Radovan, LLC, the Napa Valley-based team handling development sales and marketing.

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    About Auberge Resorts
    Calistoga Ranch is part of the Auberge Resorts collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a distinctive personality that assures a unique and memorable guest experience. Among the distinctive properties are Auberge du Soleil, Esperanza, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, and several others currently in development. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; magnificent natural settings; inspired cuisine utilizing the very best regional ingredients; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. For more information about Auberge Resorts, visit www.aubergeresorts.com.

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    MEDIA CONTACTS:

    Tove Sharp / Keith Du Ross
    Murphy O’Brien, Inc.
    (310) 453-2539
    tovesharp@murphyobrien.com
    keith@murphyobrien.com

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  • November 4, 2003

    Calistoga Ranch Joins the Leading Small Hotels of the World

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (November 4, 2003) – Auberge Resorts, one of the world’s leading small luxury hotel companies, announced today that Calistoga Ranch, its new property scheduled to open in Calistoga, California, spring 2004, has been accepted as a member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World. Calistoga Ranch has the distinction of being the only property in Napa Valley to belong to this worldwide organization of elite luxury hotels.

    Calistoga Ranch met all criteria for inclusion into Leading Small Hotels’ exclusive portfolio after an intensive initial review by demonstrating the principles that are generally understood and accepted within the hospitality industry as “five-star” or “superior-deluxe,” with regard to all aspects affecting guest comfort.

    “It is a true honor to be included in the world’s most prestigious collection of hotels,” said Seamus McManus, General Manager of Calistoga Ranch. “The Leading Small Hotels of the World is synonymous with excellence in the art of hotel-keeping, and Calistoga Ranch’s acceptance endorses our mission to deliver superior standards of service and accommodations.”

    Hotels seeking to join The Leading Small Hotels of the World must meet the highest standards of excellence in service, physical structure, management, cuisine and guest comfort. After rigorous and extensive inspections and a final screening process by the organization’s executive committee, only the most distinguished hotels are accepted. Each member hotel is periodically re-inspected to ensure standards are maintained.

    Calistoga Ranch will encompass 47 guest lodges, a full-service spa and, in the Auberge tradition, an unforgettable restaurant, The Lakehouse, all on 157 acres marked by ancient oaks and a rock-hewn stream leading to historic Lake Lommel in Upper Napa Valley. For reservations or more information, please call (800) 942-4220 visit www.calistogaranch.com.

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    About Auberge Resorts
    Calistoga Ranch is part of the Auberge Resorts collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a distinctive personality that assures a unique and memorable guest experience. Among the distinctive properties are Auberge du Soleil, Esperanza, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, and several others currently in development. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; magnificent natural settings; inspired cuisine utilizing the very best regional ingredients; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. For more information about Auberge Resorts, visit www.aubergeresorts.com.

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    MEDIA CONTACTS:

    Tove Sharp / Keith Du Ross
    Murphy O’Brien, Inc.
    (310) 453-2539
    tovesharp@murphyobrien.com
    keith@murphyobrien.com

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  • July 15, 2003

    Calistoga Ranch, a New Small Luxury Resort & Lodging Club in Napa Valley, to Debut Spring 2004

    The Creators Of Auberge Du Soleil Capture The Best Of Wine Country Living With Contemporary Design Elements And A Breathtaking Natural Setting

    CALISTOGA RANCH, CALIFORNIA (July 15, 2003) – The luxury hotel operator Auberge Resorts, responsible for such magnificent hotel properties as Auberge du Soleil, Esperanza and The Lodge at CordeValle, is developing its second property in Napa Valley – Calistoga Ranch.

    Scheduled to open in spring 2004, the Ranch will be built on a 157-acre site in Upper Napa Valley. Set within a canyon, the site is marked by ancient oaks and a rock-hewn stream leading to historic Lake Lommel. The Ranch will continue Auberge Resorts’ tradition of offering the finest in understated wine country elegance.

    “Twenty years ago, Auberge du Soleil captured the spirit of the emerging wine country,” said Mark Harmon, Principal, Auberge Resorts. “Now, Calistoga Ranch is taking that spirit to another level, celebrating simplicity and the gracious style of the Napa Valley with a host of amenities for wine-lovers and an outdoor lifestyle that takes its cue from its beautiful natural setting.”

    Designed by San Francisco based architects SB Architects, with interior designs by Darrell Schmitt of Darrell Schmitt Design Associates, Inc., Calistoga Ranch will offer guests and owners the ultimate “bungalow in the woods” experience with a collection of indoor/outdoor spaces that allow guests to fully experience the pristine setting. The Ranch will encompass 47 guest lodges and 27 owner lodges, the private Lakehouse Restaurant, a mountain wine cave and the Ranch Bathhouse, where guests can indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments and take advantage of the region’s healing mineral waters.

    Guest Lodges
    Calistoga Ranch has taken the utmost care to preserve the integrity and beauty of the valley’s stands of ancient oak trees, lake and streams, with each lodge sited to maintain its natural state. Each guest lodge will be comprised of a series of bungalows connected by decks, trellised walkways and expansive outdoor living areas, with minimal impact to the pristine natural setting.

    Designed with relaxation and comfort in mind, the guest lodges will offer an average of 1,200 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space and feature floor-to-ceiling windows to create the feeling of space melting into the outdoors. Warm contemporary interiors will mimic the surrounding environment, with rich polished woods and hues of tan, copperbrown, olive, sage and gold to complement the earth and wild vegetation. The spacious Estate Lodge overlooking the historic lake will offer more than 3,600 square feet of indoor-outdoor space.

    Owner Lodges
    Calistoga Ranch will offer a rare opportunity to belong to an exclusive lodging club in one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Members will have access to the services and amenities of a world-class resort and a special entrée into the legendary wine culture of Napa Valley.

    As with the resort’s guest lodges, the owner lodges will be nestled among undisturbed hillsides and oak groves. Constructed of rustic natural materials, including rough-sawn wood posts and beams, rustic shake shingles, and native dry-stacked stone, the lodges will blend in with the natural landscape and surroundings. Each two-bedroom owner lodge will offer 3,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space, including a master suite with bath that opens to an outdoor shower and garden; an indoor living room; and an expansive kitchen with wine storage. At the heart of each lodge will be an outdoor living room, complete with wood-burning fireplace. The placement of each lodge will be unique, depending on the topography of each site. Some lodges will appear to float over streams, while others will be protected under a canopy of native oak trees or elevated high into stands of pines.

    Owner lodges will be sold for one-tenth shares starting at $360,000 and for one-fifth shares starting at $600,000.

    Lakeside Dining
    Calistoga Ranch’s private restaurant, the Lakehouse, will be open exclusively to owners and their guests and resort guests. The restaurant, headed by executive chef Robert Leva, will celebrate the rich culture of food and wine in Napa Valley and make use of the lush bounty of the region. As with the guest and owner lodges, the restaurant will blur the line between indoors and outdoors. Glass walls will offer pastoral views of the magnificent oak groves and open onto expansive decks overlooking Lake Lommel, where guests can enjoy dining under the stars.

    Adjacent to the Lakehouse restaurant, will be two private rooms offering the perfect venue for special occasions and meetings, where guests can enjoy private celebrations and intimate gatherings.

    Bathhouse and Thermal Springs
    For those seeking rejuvenation, it will be found at the Bathhouse. Situated on the banks of the spring-fed Lake Lommel, the bathhouse will offer a strong connection to the natural beauty of the outdoors and views of the Mayacama Mountains. Designed to pay tribute to Calistoga’s centuries-old legacy as a site for healing mineral waters, the Bathhouse will feature a natural thermal mineral pool and quiet pavilions with outdoor garden showers and private soaking tubs. A heat experience based on an authentic sweat lodge will take the place of the more common sauna and steam room. A variety of unique mud treatments and baths will reflect the true Calistoga soak/bath/heat ritual, but in an environment of pure relaxation, privacy and nature.

    Staying true to the commitment of each Auberge Resort spa, the foundation of the spa services will consist of exceptional bodywork and treatments indigenous to the region, with a menu of services that rotates seasonally. A tempting combination of traditional Calistoga offerings and signature treatments from the bathhouse will take advantage of the bounty of the local area incorporating milk, nuts, honey, fruits and grapes as the basis for all body masks and exfoliations.

    Other amenities will include a swimming pool overlooking the vineyards and 140 acres of land dedicated to hiking and active pursuits.

    Calistoga Ranch will offer guests and owners a privileged glimpse into the culture of Napa Valley with private events featuring the valley’s most celebrated winemakers. The property’s on-site vineyard, under the helm of renowned Napa Valley vintners and winemakers Nils and Kirk Venge, will offer guests the opportunity to share and participate in the process of winemaking, by learning the art of pruning, joining in the harvest and crush.

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    Development Team
    Calistoga Ranch is a partnership of Auberge Resorts, responsible for conceptual design, operations and management of the owner lodges and resort and Criswell Radovan, LLC, the Napa Valley-based team handling development sales and marketing.

    About Auberge Resorts
    Calistoga Ranch is part of the Auberge Resorts collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a distinctive personality that assures a unique and memorable guest experience. Among the distinctive properties are Auberge du Soleil, Esperanza, and The Lodge at CordeValle, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff (opening in South Carolina in 2004), and several others currently in development. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; magnificent natural settings; inspired cuisine utilizing the very best regional ingredients; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit www.aubergeresorts.com.

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    MEDIA CONTACTS:

    Tove Sharp / Keith Du Ross
    Murphy O’Brien, Inc.
    (310) 453-2539
    tovesharp@murphyobrien.com
    keith@murphyobrien.com

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