Napa Valley is the land of indulgence. From a day of pampering at the spa and exquisite cuisine to an abundance of wine tasting, Napa has it all. With so many activities, it’s important to select accommodations that offer comfort as well as a prime location. Here is a list of standout boutique hotels in Napa Valley.
The upscale Mediterranean-inspired Meritage Resort & Spa offers more than any guest of Napa Valley could ask for. From top-notch service and on-site gourmet Siena Restaurant, to a romantic setting amidst the rolling hills of their very own vineyard, the property leaves no lavish detail unattended. After a day of wine tasting, a visit to Spa Terra, which is located inside the property’s Trinitas wine cavern, will cure any hangover ailments.
Milliken Inn Creek & Spa | Courtesy of Milliken Inn Creek & Spa
Overlooking the Napa River, Milliken Inn Creek & Spa is close to both the Napa Valley Wine Train and the Uptown Theatre. The mainly adults-only spot will permit children on the premises with prior notice. But why bring the kids along when you are hidden amid three acres of pristine tranquility that offers intimacy, not to mention gourmet breakfasts and an evening wine tasting offered to guests of the hotel.
On the outskirts of Calistoga, Solage offers guests luxury and privacy with access to hiking trails and geothermal waters. Chic studio rooms and suites are set in wooden cottages and come with vaulted ceilings and mini bars. The restaurant, Solbar, is Michelin-rated and serves an organic farm-to-table menu, while the Spa Solage offers its own upscale versions of the mud and mineral water treatments for which Calistoga is known.
Auberge de Soleil is a prestigious French-inspired, adults-only luxury inn located in Rutherford, a few miles from Las Posadas State Forest. The renowned Michelin-star restaurant boasts some of the best views in Napa Valley, with an adjoining bistro and bar for those looking for a more casual evening. Auberge du Soleil also offers a spa, outdoor pool, gym, yoga pavilion, and a sculpture garden.
Calistoga Ranch is tucked into a private canyon in the upper Napa Valley on a 157-acre site marked by ancient oaks, majestic hills, a rocky stream, and private lake. The property embraces its surroundings, where nature is gracefully incorporated into the architecture to create a feeling of intimacy with the environment. The Ranch’s culinary team sources only the finest organic ingredients from local regional farmers to create seasonal dishes that reflect the bounty of the region, and are complemented by an extensive wine list.
Set on a hillside in the Stags Leap District, the upscale Poetry Inn offers elegant suites from 950 square feet to an expansive 1,450 square feet. Every room and suite has a west-facing view of Napa Valley, both indoor and outdoor showers, a private terrace with chaise lounge chairs, and a wood-burning fireplace. Inn amenities include a complimentary three-course breakfast, outdoor pool and a hot tub.
Bardessono is an eco-conscious luxury hotel and spa partially powered by rooftop solar panels in Yountville. With a LEED Platinum certification, Bardessono is a 100% non-smoking property, inside and outside. The property offers 62 luxurious guest rooms in downtown Yountville, each designed for private in-room spa services. Their restaurant is based on local, farm-fresh ingredients, and there is a rooftop pool for lounging and dining. Also on offer are carbon-fiber bicycles, on-site producing gardens, and the inspired taste of artisan-crafted coffee.
North Block Hotel is located in Yountville close to excellent restaurants and small production wine tasting rooms and home to Redd Wood, the latest restaurant from acclaimed chef Richard Reddington. The property offers a mix of old world charm and modernity. The well-appointed guest rooms are simple yet sophisticated with modern touches. North Block Hotel is designed for an unpretentious wine country escape. The stone façade and welcoming entrance are lined with citrus trees, hand-painted tiles, and softly lit lanterns.
Hotel Yountville is set amid the many world-class restaurants, shops, and tasting rooms in downtown Yountville. Walk along oak-lined streets when seeking out a memorable evening meal from a Michelin-starred chef, the perfect breakfast pastry, coffee, or wine in one of the four wine tasting rooms. The intimate, European-village scale of the resort features cascading fountains and beautifully manicured gardens. Guests are invited to swim in the heated cypress-lined pool or enjoy a signature treatment at Spa AcQua.
Villagio Entrance and Garden | Courtesy of Villagio Inn & Spa
Villagio Inn & Spa has been a family-owned and operated independent boutique property since opening in 1998. Within this 23-acre estate, flowing water pathways, fountains, and Mediterranean-style gardens surround a two-level Tuscan-style villa that holds 112 guest rooms and 26 mini suites. Guests receive a complimentary champagne breakfast buffet, complimentary afternoon tea and coffee, as well as a complimentary wine tasting in the hotel lobby from 5:30pm to 7:00pm every Friday and Saturday.