to the Calistoga Spectacular
In the mid 1800s, an enterprising San Franciscan named Sam Brannan discovered a fabulous hot springs in Napa Valley, California. It struck an uncanny resemblance to the legendary Saratoga Springs in New York. Meaning to say that his finding was the “Saratoga of California,” Sam instead called it the “Calistoga of Sarifornia,” and the name stuck — Calistoga. Soon, the printing mogul-turned-hotelier opened a destination resort now called the Indian Springs Hotel. It quickly became the vacation spot for rich and famous San Franciscans in the 1800s.
Calistoga’s wild west roots still shine through today, though the town is now burnished with an urbane affinity for world-class food, even better wine, and leisurely afternoons spent poolside. It’s a magical place, and one that would land on anyone’s bucket list.
In these golden hills, we invite you to share in a weekend of festivities culminating in our wedding on Saturday May 6th, 2017 at 6pm. We’re naming this weekend the Calistoga Spectacular, as we’d like to celebrate our commitment to each other through exploration, fun, and adventure that we hope will grow and nurture the community that will support our marriage.
Revelries kick off on Thursday, May 4th, 2017, at the very site of Brannan’s original springs. Please RSVP via the link at the top.
Much love, Janice & Sean