Whisk your partner away: 7 must-visit places to stay in Napa
Nestled amid picturesque vineyards and a rich history, Napa Valley beckons couples looking for the ultimate romantic getaway. Whether you’re celebrating love or simply craving a serene escape, these seven idyllic accommodations in Napa promise an experience of a lifetime.
Planning a romantic trip to Napa? It’s the perfect place for wine tastings and romantic adventures. It doesn’t need to be Valentine’s Day or a special occasion to plan a romantic mini-vacation to visit the best places in wine country.
Whether looking for luxury hotels, scenic drives or the best wine-tasting rooms in the United States, Napa is the picture-perfect California stop for a getaway. Easy to get to on a road trip from the winemaking region of Sonoma or San Fransisco, its prime location is a good reason to visit any time of year. If you are passionate wine lovers with so many things to do or just need a weekend together, get inspired to book your next weekend with these idyllic places to stay in Napa.
The best places to stay in Napa
Treat yourself and your partner to a romantic weekend escape to remember by strolling through the beautiful gardens and best Napa Valley wineries. Here are seven of the most romantic places to stay in Napa.
Imagine rolling up to an elegant light brick stone mansion with a water fountain front and center; that’s The Francis House. Plan a private escape to this three-story luxurious inn in the heart of downtown Calistoga. Each room in this boutique hotel prides itself on exuding Parisian elegance, decorated with antique desks and subtle but luxurious chandeliers.
One of the most impressive features is that each room offers heated bathroom seats and floors. They go the extra mile to ensure your comfort and relaxation.
The Francis House is within walking distance from Calistoga Inn Restaurant and Brewery and the Napa Valley Brewing Company along the Napa River. You can easily walk to both of these locations and more if you’re looking for a night of fun and convenience. Aside from local haunts, Napa has plenty to offer if you’re looking for a classic weekend away from the Pacific Coast Highway of wine tasting, relaxation and romance.
2. Places to stay in Napa: Milliken Creek Inn
Milliken Creek Inn is a luxury hotel with modern, serene guest rooms along the Napa River. Request a room with a great view, a fireplace and a soaking tub for the most romantic room on the premises. While you can sit and relax along the river, there is more to explore if you’re eager to get out and experience everything Napa offers.
Plan an itinerary of wine tours to taste award-winning wine and fine dining on the premises to make the most of your stay. It’s an ideal place if you like a little luxury but a taste of nature and greenery the moment you walk out the door. It’s a great place to stay but not a full-service resort with spas and restaurants like the other options on this romantic getaway list.
3. Poetry Inn
Poetry Inn is a luxury hotel that offers expansive suites with elevated views. Each suite is named after a classic and prominent poet. Do you want to stay in the Emily Dickinson Suite or the Walt Whitman? No matter which you choose, each comes with modern decor and a private terrace with a view. Once settled in, you can book a Wine & Roses Romance package for your spa treatment, featuring scattered rose petals and your choice of a chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon bottle. Romantic packages like this offer a special touch you didn’t even know needed.
Nearby wineries to consider include Stags’ Leap Winery, Odette Estate Winery or Rudd Estate. Of course, being in Napa, there are plenty of estates and wineries to pick from. It’s a 20-minute drive from downtown Napa if you want to explore local shopping and dining options. After a day out, venture back to your romantic room and enjoy looking up at the stars from your balcony with your loved one. With accommodations like these, you are bound to have more than a good time, but a romantic one.
Meadowood Napa Valley touts itself as an intimate country hotel; however, don’t let the statement fool you; this gorgeous estate might be intimate on the inside but is grand on the outside. Reserve lodging within Hill House for the ultimate retreat.
Have you ever relaxed in outdoor soaking tubs? Well, now you can in the privacy of your own suite. You’ll also have a private outdoor lounging deck with a fire pit perfect for one-on-one time outdoors and at night. These modern amenities are among the best Napa County has to offer.
Meadowood’s award-winning spa offers a couples suite so the two of you can be treated with exfoliation and massages. You can dine in the restaurant, or you can dine in your room if you want more privacy.
This boutique luxury inn offers cozy, bed-and-breakfast-style accommodations. Each room features a calming color palette and an idyllic countryside view. Check out their Napa Romance package for the ultimate romantic setting upon arrival. It comes with a dozen red roses, a box of decadent chocolates, a personalized welcome card and a bottle of sauvignon blanc.
Two very exciting adventures to consider not far from The Setting Inn are going on a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards or aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train to see the incredible sites from the ground. After your unique experience, enjoy a fine dining restaurant in downtown Napa nearby. Whatever you decide to do, romance is sure to follow.
Carneros Resort and Spa is the private retreat you’ve been dreaming of. Reserve one of their private cottages with a cozy indoor fireplace, enclosed patio deck and garden. Or you can opt to reserve one of Carneros’ two-bedroom residences with an in-ground hot tub. If you’re looking to get out of your room, their adult-only outdoor pool overlooks the lush greenery of rolling hillsides and vineyards in the distance. Relax poolside with nothing but pure perfection for miles ahead. It’s the perfect backdrop for some much-deserved rest and a glass of wine.
Their Love Is in the Air package includes a two-night stay in one of their cottage-style accommodations of your choice, a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, and resort credit toward romantic offerings such as spa treatments and romantic picnic baskets.
Nearby wineries include Madonna Estate, Hyde Vineyard Estate and Saintsbury Winery — but there are plenty more in the region if you’re up to venturing further. The resort alone should have all you need, but there are plenty of adventures to be had not far away as well.
7. Places to stay in Napa: Bardessono
Bardessono is a modern, luxury Napa Valley spa resort just outside of Napa itself. While reserving seductive spacious suites is always an option, The Villas offer your private haven with spa bathrooms and a high-end condo appeal. The Jasper and Quartole even come with private patios with a cocktail pool. You will be living in the lap of luxury no matter what accommodations you decide on.
Bardessono offers incredible massages and other various treatments at B Spa with exclusive bath butlers. Or you can opt to lounge on a poolside daybed next to the rooftop pool and then grab drinks later at the lounge bar. A short walk from Bardessono is Bottega Napa Valley, Coqueta Napa Valley and The French Laundry — perfect locations for romantic fine dining. Nearby tasting rooms are available if you have time between or after your other exclusive wine tours. Whether you stay local or are open to traveling further for more fun, Bardessono is a great place to have the perfect weekend getaway.
Places to stay in Napa: Final thoughts
In the heart of California wine country, Napa Valley offers a plethora of romantic places to stay that perfectly blend luxury, nature and intimate moments. Whether you’re into traveling for wine history or just getting outside, every corner of Napa is the perfect vacation.
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