Triple S Ranch Napa was part of an original Mexican Land Grant of 1,000’s of acres. It is located on a serene ridge to the east of Calistoga with unobstructed views across the hills to the west. The property is surrounded by vineyards of the Knights Valley Appellation. This area of Napa is unique for its serenity, open vistas and grand trees. The property consists of 12 acres of a gently westerly sloping high plateau. It is completely private with vistas of wide open spaces. The property is dotted with a grove of mature walnut trees. Also on the property are massive redwood trees, sequoia trees, oak trees, Douglas fir trees, and fig trees. The structures on this historic ranch include the grand Victorian built in 1867, a redwood dairy barn/restaurant built in the 1880s, a swimming pool, gym and thirteen cabins.
The main house is one of the oldest homes in Napa Valley. The house is 2,400 square feet, and is comprised of two buildings joined together. The oldest section of the house is the original homestead built in 1854 and the newest section is ‘high Victorian’ built in 1869. The hallmarks of the home are the large rooms, high ceilings, and intricate Victorian details.The house is fully decorated with unique antiques from the Victorian period. When you walk through the front door you will feel as though you are in the 1860’s. The house has three bedrooms and three full baths.
The restaurant is an original 1860′s dairy barn. The barn was built on the side of a hill so hay could be stored upstairs while the cows were milked downstairs. In the 1920’s the structure was changed into a winery as the ranch moved from raising cattle to growing grapes and apricots. The building was reconfigured to process/crush the grapes on the main floor and store the wine in barrels in the basement. In the 1950’s the use of the building was changed again into a vibrant restaurant/road house. The barn was recently renovated using antique salvage from around the world. The barn is situated next to a creek and sits under massive redwood trees. There is a large deck off the barn that overlooks the property as well as large back patios with views into the creek canyon. The back patios have massive redwood slab tables, pizza oven and Argentine BBQ.
The restaurant can seat up to 200 without a dance floor and 150 people with a dancing area. The back patios can also seat up to 200 people outside for dinner. There is a 30’ antique bar upstairs and a 20’ antique barn downstairs. There is full commercial kitchen with three refrigerators, one ice box, two commercial ranges, three sinks and lots of prep-areas. The men’s bathroom has two toilets while the woman’s bathroom has three toilets. There is also an employee bathroom. The original juke box is located downstairs in the lower bar area.
Triple S Ranch has been a family resort since 1958
There are 10 unique cottages/ bungalows all of which have been uniquely restored
Seven cottages have: queen beds, on-suite baths, hardwood floors, and small porches
Two cottages have: king beds, on-suite baths, full kitchens, sitting/eating areas, and small porches
One cottage has: a bunk room with 4 unique bunk beds, on-suite bath with two showers, two sinks and a toilet, plus another bedroom with a king bed and an on-suite bath. The two bedrooms share a living room with leather sofas and a full kitchen.
Families would come from all over Northern California to horseback ride, swim, hike, eat, and relax in this serene setting.
Notable guests included Rocky Marciano who trained here before a prize fight in Calistoga.