California Native Guide to Napa Valley’s Dreamiest Stays
Ah, Napa Valley. It’s where the waves of golden vineyards are complemented only by the delicious wines they produce. As a lifelong Californian, I’ve seen this region evolve into the world-class wine destination it is today. And believe me, the hotels here match the elegance of the wine. For those planning a visit, here are some of my absolute favorite places to rest after a day of swirling, sniffing, and sipping.
Nestled amidst oaks and redwoods, Meadowood has been a luxurious cornerstone of Napa for decades. Think of it as your private wine country estate. The rooms are spacious and elegant, the dining is impeccable, and the spa? Simply divine. They also have their own golf course for those looking to play a few rounds between wine tastings.
Top Tip: Don’t miss out on their wine experiences. The resort has close ties with local vintners and offers unique tasting opportunities.
Perched on a hillside, the views from Auberge du Soleil are nothing short of mesmerizing. The hotel exudes a certain Mediterranean charm – from its Provencal-inspired decor to its sun-soaked terraces. Private soaking tubs and a Michelin-starred restaurant are just cherries on top.
Insider’s Scoop: Their spa’s treatments often incorporate wine, like the cabernet grape seed scrub. Wine not indulge, right?
Sustainability meets luxury at Bardessono. This eco-friendly, yet ultra-luxe resort in Yountville is for those who don’t want to compromise on their environmental values while vacationing. Their rooftop pool offers some killer views too.
Green Bonus: Most materials used in the hotel are reclaimed, and they have a strong commitment to reduce their carbon footprint.
Situated in St. Helena, Alila Napa Valley is a testament to sophisticated simplicity. This luxury resort is surrounded by the Beringer Vineyards, making you feel as if you’re staying in the heart of wine heaven. The architecture is a blend of modern design with a nod to Napa’s quaint charm. Its rooms boast stunning vineyard views, and the interiors are an ode to understated elegance.
Don’t Miss: The Spa Alila is a haven of rejuvenation. Using organic and locally sourced ingredients, their treatments promise a holistic experience. And, after a day of exploration, the on-site farm-to-table restaurant offers sumptuous dishes that pair perfectly with local wines.
Local Whisper: Their outdoor pool, looking out over adjacent vineyards, is the perfect place for a sunset sip. Make sure to ask for the local’s favorite wine recommendations from their extensive list.
Located in the heart of Calistoga, Solage offers a fresh and modern take on the wine country retreat. This property boasts contemporary studios, each with private patios to take in the crisp California air. Their renowned Spa Solage offers the unique Calistoga mud and mineral water therapies that this region is known for.
Not to Miss: Dive into their 130-foot landmark swimming pool, surrounded by the Palisades Mountains. It’s the largest pool in Napa Valley, and a perfect spot to relax post-winery hopping.
With this addition, you’ll have another delightful option to consider on your Napa Valley adventure. Safe travels and happy tasting! 🍇🍷
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