California Home + Design – Fall Re-fresh in Wine Country

by ANNETTE HANAMI Shuttered for over 50 years, the historic The Francis House was respectfully restored and re-envisioned by Dina and Richard Dwyer as a luxury, 5-room inn. Originally built in 1886 for merchant James H. Francis, the National Register landmark is the only stone building in Napa with French Second Empire architecture. Read entire feature here

7×7 – Wine Country Escape

by FREDRIC HAMBER Calistoga’s Francis House was built the same year the first electric fan was invented, but on my recent visit to the property—recently reopened as a five-bedroom inn following a three-and-a-half-year renovation—I needed to download an app to access my room’s Bluetooth door key system. Read entire feature here

Town and Country – Best Places to Travel 2019

by KLARA GLOWCZEWSKA The region that put American wine on the map has a lot new going on. Forget mansion-size tasting rooms; there’s a crop of intimate places from small lot producers like Tom Garrett’s Dakota Shy and Favia Wines (from Screaming Eagle’s Andy Erick-son and his wife, Annie Favia). Casual dining is better than…

Du Jour Magazine Retro Revival

Originally built in 1886 as the family home for prominent Calistoga merchant James H Francis, THE Francis House, a meticulously restored 5-bedroom inn, is the newest place to stay in the wine country. Formerly the Old Calistoga Hospital for 45 years, the new sparkling property- appointed with custom tufted headboards, European white oak floors, custom…

Sonoma Magazine “Second Act”

by MEG MCCONAHEY Calistoga’s Hospital lay empty for so long, there were people in their 50s in town who were born after the state declared it unsafe and the last patient moved out. By the time Dina and Richard Dwyer scooped up the wreck in 2015, townspeople were almost too numb from repeated disappointments to dare to…

Architectural Digest: The Top 20 Places to Travel in 2019

AD consulted with the industry’s leading experts to uncover the hottest destinations for design lovers in the new year TEXT BY  LAURA ITZKOWITZ Posted November 12, 2018   Where should you plan a trip in 2019? We found the places celebrating major anniversaries and other cultural events, consulted travel experts about emerging destinations, and compiled the…