Napa Valley is gorgeous at almost any time of year – whether in town for the grape stomps of October, the mustard festivals in the winter, or the warm summer months.
With cheap airfare available, Napa has become one of the best spots in the country to experience wine and relaxation for a day, weekend jaunt or longer.
With a bounty of amazing wineries, culinary magnificence and gorgeous places to slumber, Napa Valley is also a place of many decisions.
There is no shortage of places to stay in Napa, from the five-star resorts to the little family-owned enclaves.
Not sure where to reserve a room? Here are a few places where you can’t go wrong:
Carneros Inn: While it is one of the more expensive options in Napa, it certainly is one of the best. This gorgeous five-star compound is set on 27-acres of sprawling Napa land which includes rows upon rows of grape vines, an apple orchard and rolling farmland. The natural beauty surrounding aside, this is the place to be seen in town. It’s a celeb hot spot with good reason – it is private. Carneros Inn offers 86 private and adorable cottages, as well as 10 suites and the luxurious The Homes at the Carneros Inn, which is essentially a home-away-from-home for guests. On top of the actual rooms, the site also features three full-service restaurants, including the rustic and delicious Boon Fly Café, the elegant The Farm, and dining with a view at The Hilltop. The chefs at Carneros do their best to offer farm fresh ingredients, sourcing most of their foods from within a 150 mile radius.
For those looking to unwind in the tranquility Napa brings, there is the adults-only infinity pool and hot tub, as well a family-friendly pool. There’s a guests-only spa, which has been ranked one of the best in the nation. And, if you’re looking to burn off calories, there is a fitness center, classes and personal training available.
Carneros Inn has received numerous accolades since it first opened its doors, including being named by Travel + Leisure as one of the “top 25 most romantic getaways in the world.” With rooms starting at $395 a night, it is easy to see why.
Meritage Resort & Spa: A little lower on the price chain is the Meritage Resort & Spa. Here, guests can enjoy luxury rooms or suites or head outside and stroll along one of the property’s paths at sunset. With private vineyards, it is a perfect place to explore the charm of Napa. This resort has the only underground spa, tasting room and entertainment area in all of wine country. Relax in a steam grotto or enjoy some wine tasting in the Estate Wine Cave.
Aside from the wine tasting, Meritage also features farm-to-table dishes being served at the Siena Restaurant; the Meritage Bar with local wine selections; a lush heated pool; outdoor areas with a fire pit, bocce ball court and more.
For those planning weddings, there is even Our Lady of the Grapes, the area’s only private wedding chapel.
A budget-friendly option is the Napa Valley Redwood Inn. This cozy inn offers a heated swimming pool and a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. The friendly staff at Napa Valley Redwood Inn can also help with trip planning, too.
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