Jade Lake at Chateau Montelena
Jade Lake is part of Chateau Montelena ( www.montelena.com ) in Calistoga at the North end of California's Napa Valley.
"The Chateau and its overgrown grounds passed into the hands of Yort and Jeanie Frank" in 1958 "who were looking for a peaceful spot to retire. The Chateau inspired Frank to excavate a lake with grounds landscaped to reflect the Chinese gardens of his homeland. Today, Jade Lake is considered one of Napa Valley's most beautiful sanctuaries, home to a variety of fish and wildlife, and surrounded by weeping willows and native fauna."