Steeped

in History

What began as a family home for a prominent local merchant, James H. Francis, the property became a landmark for the city of Calistoga. Built in 1886, it is one of a very few stone buildings with authentic French Second Empire architecture in Napa County.

Unfortunately, change in ownership, natural disasters and the passing of time all contributed to the fading of this remarkable property listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Francis House was eventually closed down by the State of California in 1965, and for 50 years it stood uninhabited.

WHERE HISTORY AND

Contemporary Meet

In 2015, Dina and Richard Dwyer stumbled upon this unique house online. Living in San Francisco, they filled their weekends meandering wine country roads, meeting local winemakers and visiting wineries in Napa. Their love for the area turned into a quest for a special property. The stars were aligned: The Francis House with its Second Empire architecture waited long for this couple. Dina’s experience as an interior designer and Richard’s background as a real estate developer – general contractor made them the perfect team to embark on this rehabilitation.

The next three years, Dina and Richard carefully restored and redesigned the house preserving its former glory. Never compromising. Every detail is a deliberate choice. This inn exemplifies contemporary luxury – in an elegant old world setting . And with only five guest rooms provides privacy, comfort and highly personalized service.

WHERE HISTORY AND

Contemporary Meet

In 2015, Dina and Richard Dwyer stumbled upon this unique house online. Living in San Francisco, they filled their weekends meandering wine country roads, meeting local winemakers and visiting wineries in Napa. Their love for the area turned into a quest for a special property. The stars were aligned: The Francis House with its Second Empire architecture waited long for this couple. Dina’s experience as an interior designer and Richard’s background as a real estate developer – general contractor made them the perfect team to embark on this rehabilitation.

The next three years, Dina and Richard carefully restored and redesigned the house preserving its former glory. Never compromising. Every detail is a deliberate choice. This inn exemplifies contemporary luxury – in an elegant old world setting . And with only five guest rooms provides privacy, comfort and highly personalized service.