Best Napa Valley Hotels for a Romantic Getaway

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Best Napa Valley Hotels for a Romantic Getaway

By Julia Chang August 15, 2023

It’s always a good time to go to Wine Country with your loved one, but there’s something extra romantic about the changing of the seasons, particularly as the cooler months draw near. Fall brings the excitement of harvest, not to mention an epic visual display of gold and red in the vineyards, while winter ushers in quieter times with fewer crowds. So whether you’re looking for a chic, downtown boutique hotel, a sprawling vineyard estate, or sumptuous spa treatments on property, we’ve rounded up the top Napa Valley hotels for your next romantic Wine Country getaway.

Carneros Resort & Spa
Photo Courtesy of Carneros Resort & Spa

Ever wanted to feel what it might be like living in the beautiful Napa Valley? Carneros Resort offers individual private cottages, perfect for you and your partner to have a truly romantic getaway. Each cottage features a private front porch and a backyard garden with a sundeck, table and chairs, fire pit, and chaise lounge. Get lost in each other’s company in front of the fire, or shower under the sun or stars in a privately enclosed outdoor shower. When venturing out of your room, you’ll find two luxurious pools, a spa, several restaurants, and a market — everything needed for a romantic stay in Wine Country.

4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559, (707) 299-4900

Alila Napa Valley
Photo Courtesy of Alila Napa Valley

Alila Napa Valley takes seclusion to a whole new level with their expansive property, hidden away just outside the quaint but happening town of St. Helena. Book one of their ultra-private rooms, like the Vineyard View Suite or the Historic Farmhouse Room, both featuring sprawling vineyard vistas and mountain scenery. Each room is a romantic sanctuary complete with private outdoor soaking tubs, dreamy fire pits, and wraparound terraces. Explore the historic Beringer Vineyards, located just next door, or indulge in a seasonally inspired dinner for two at the on-site Acacia House. To take your sultry weekend up a notch, sign up for an Alila Journey, a specially crafted and immersive experience such as a Sound Bath Healing, for a truly memorable getaway.

915 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574, (707) 531-7062

As a guest staying at Meadowood Napa Valley, you’ll be surrounded by nature on this pristine, 250-acre Wine Country estate; rooms, suites, and lodges are tucked away along the hillside just outside of St. Helena, lending to the feeling of romantic isolation. Here, you can enjoy resort amenities such as golf, tennis, and croquet, venture out on a scenic hike on the property and end it with a romantic picnic, or simply take a day to enjoy everything their restorative spa has to offer. Book a luxurious treatment in the private Treehouse Retreat, which includes a fireplace and a hand-hammered copper tub for custom baths, and is partly open to the elements — a testament to the resort’s focus on both indoor and outdoor living. Feeling like some sustenance in between all that relaxation? You and your loved-one can opt to enjoy a glass of sparkling and dine-in from the Spa’s culinary menu without ever leaving this zen, intimate sanctum, or head to Forum, Meadowood’s on-site restaurant focused on local ingredients and exquisite wine, for a memorable dinner for two.

900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574, (707) 531-7647

The charming Wine Country Inn & Cottages offers quaint cottages and spacious suites with beautiful, Napa Valley vineyard views. Amenities include a daily complimentary breakfast with local fruits and freshly-baked artisanal breads and pastries from St. Helena’s Model Bakery. To up the ante on the romance vibes, Wine Country Inn & Cottages also offers a Romance Package that includes chilled sparkling wine, rose petals, and gourmet chocolates from the local Woodhouse chocolatier.

1152 Lodi Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574, (707) 963-7077

This boutique, historic landmark offers a stay in understated luxury with all the trappings of Napa Valley hospitality. The rooms and suites at The Setting Inn are modern but warm and inviting, and don’t skimp on luxurious touches, such as hand-delivered Bouchon Bakery pastries, private vineyard views, fireplaces, and heated bathroom floors with soaking tubs. Spark up some friendly competition with your partner by playing lawn games as the sun sets over the vineyards, or take the complimentary electric bikes out for a couple’s ride through town and a picnic. You’ll also receive exclusive tastings of The Setting Wines during a stay here. Whatever you decide to do, your romantic getaway is sure to be unforgettable.

1205 Hillview Lane, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 927-3909

Can’t decide between a wine-driven Napa Valley escape or a bustling metropolitan vacation? Archer Hotel Napa is one of the newer boutique hotels at the heart of downtown Napa, and offers the best of both. Located right on Napa’s First Street, you’ll be able to explore the myriad of options available downtown, from world-class dining to live music venues. And it goes without saying that the 20+ tasting rooms all within walking Canadian Windham Pharmacy distance represent some of the best that Wine Country has to offer. Add in sleek rooms with modern amenities (that are also dog-friendly), a rooftop bar, and Charlie Palmer Steak, and we can guarantee you’ll be plenty occupied on and off-site.

1230 First Street, Napa CA 94559, (707) 690-9800