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Indian Springs' new Airstream ‘Lounge’ gets green light from city

Indian Springs' new Airstream ‘Lounge’ gets green light from city

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The Terrace Lounge

The Terrace Lounge at Indian Springs will be a casual dining venue operated out of a 16-foot vintage Airstream trailer.

The Calistoga Planning Commission has approved a 16-foot vintage Airstream to serve as the new Terrace Lounge at Indian Springs Resort.

In response to the pandemic, last year Indian Springs operated the Terrace Lounge as a pilot-project as a temporary outdoor food and beverage venue. The owners then sought a permanent permit. The Lounge will be open for hotel guests and the public, with live acoustic music on weekends.

The casual outdoor dining operation was unanimously approved with the condition that there be no amplified music. If the Airstream were to be moved from its approved location, it would also need a new permit.

Resort owner Danny Merchant assured the commission that previously, live music consisted of one guitar player providing mellow background music which was not amplified, out of consideration for nearby guest rooms.

The Lounge will also be somewhat screened from Lincoln Avenue by landscaping and have limited visibility from the road. The Lounge will be open from 8 a.m. until about 9 p.m., and the menu will offers snacks and grab-and-go items. Beverages will include juices, smoothies, wine and beer, cocktails and a full-service espresso bar.

The Airstream will have a prep kitchen, but most food items will be prepackaged or made at Sam’s Social Club, the Indian Springs restaurant, and will include sandwiches, salads and select hot menu items from Sam’s delivered on request.

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You can reach Cynthia Sweeney at 942-4035 or csweeney@weeklycalistogan.com.

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