1886 Francis House
1919 Calistoga Hospital
2015 In-progress

What began as a family home for a prominent local merchant, James H. Francis, this property has been a landmark building in the city of Calistoga (1886). It is the only stone building in Napa County that is authentic in Second Empire architecture. As renowned as it is for its architecture, it is significant to many Calistoga residents who were born there when it was converted to the Calistoga Hospital (1919-1946). Change in ownerships, natural disasters and the passing of time all contributed to the fading of this remarkable property. It was closed down by the State of California in 1965.

Uninhabited for the next 50 years, it is now carefully being restored, rehabilitated and redesigned. It will continue to be called The Francis House. A bed & breakfast property in the heart of Calistoga, steeped in history and prestige and opening its doors in 2018.

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Ira Yaeger’s Wappo Indians

The most fulfilling encounters we have in the journey of this rehabilitation is meeting local craftsmen, artists and neighbors. Ira Yaeger is one prominent artist who lives between Calistoga, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico and whose vivid sketches of Wappo Indians remind us of the indigenous people that were the inhabitants of Calistoga. The…

Art Guest Rooms Personality Wappo

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Kiss the Frogs

Every decision we made on which pieces we would acquire for the property took time (a year and more), many phone calls and many discussions (that bordered on arguments) and many negotiations. This is in the top 10 of things we vacillated about and now that it is 3/4 done, we are confident we made…

Exterior Exteriors Facade Fountain Landscape

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