Hi! We're Tina and Deepak Sampath and we have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2006. Calistoga is our escape from the fog, especially in the summer months! After living in San Francisco for 12 years, we moved to Sausalito in October 2018.  Deepak is PhD scientist and is the VP, Research for a rare diseases company. Tina is the VP, Marketing for an oncology diagnostics company.


While we don’t have children, we have always been a “fur baby” family. Mesa was a birthday gift for Deepak shortly after our marriage in early 2004. She was a stunning King Coat German Shepherd and loved going to "Pine Cone House" in Calistoga (she literally sought out and played with pine cones every time she stayed at the house). Wyatt was her adopted brother who came home with us at the age of 8 in December 2013.  He was a gentle giant - we're so lucky to have found him, and only wish we had more time with him. 

Max is a 5 year old male who joined our family in October 2018 shortly after our move to Sausalito. We are forever grateful to Max's foster mom PJ for taking him in and caring for him since February 2018.

Introducing Shep Heroes!

Our friend PJ has recently established a non-profit 503(C) German Shepherd rescue organization called Shep Heroes. Like most rescue organizations, Shep Heroes is in need of financial support to continue the important work of pulling GSDs from kill shelters throughout Northern California.

Help Shep Heroes every time you shop on Amazon - it's FREE!
Think of Shep Heroes every time you make a purchase on Amazon- it doesn’t cost anything extra, and will make a big difference!

Via the Amazon Smile Program:  
Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ 
Then select “NorCal German Shepherd Rescue”
When shopping at Amazon, using the AmazonSmiles program results in ShepHeroes receiving a 0.5% donation of all eligible purchases.  This costs you nothing/zero extra, and the big winner is our doggies. 

To make donations by check:  

Checks should be made out to either German Shepherd Rescue (GSR) or ShepHeroes.  The address is:  PO Box 981332, West Sacramento CA 95798-1332 
To make donations using PayPal and the PayPal donation button:

Visit: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=U8XKGPP5MXDPE
Through PayPal me:

Visit paypal.me/shepheroes 

Your hosts

Gourmet Kitchen!

Chef's delight complete with 6 burner Thermador pro range, plenty of prep space plus direct access to the front deck & grill

Spacious Rooms

The house features
4 bedrooms (2 King, 2 Queen) and 4 bathrooms. 3 of the bedrooms have ensuite baths. 

Located in Calistoga on Mt St Helena, on the historic Old Lawley Toll Road, this former B&B is the perfect spot to enjoy your wine country vacation. 


The Treehouse: King bed, ensuite full bath, majestic views of Mount St. Helena summit

The Hillside Retreat: King bed, ensuite bath with shower, electric fireplace, access to back deck

The Foothills Den: Queen Murphy bed, full bath across hall, 42" TV, access to back deck

The Wine Cellar: Queen bed, ensuite bath with shower, fireplace, access to front deck

Enjoy the outdoor spaces including a 2 level deck out front with seating for 8 and a Weber gas grill (adjacent to kitchen). The back deck has seating for 4. Walk through the clearing in the woods to the pergola at the edge of our property to view the valley below. In the morning, bring your coffee and enjoy watching the hot air balloons below in the valley!

This former B&B has been completely renovated - come enjoy serenity and amazing views!

ABOUT the Inn

The old toll road inn