It’s always a good time to go to Wine Country, but winter can be truly special. There are fewer crowds, quieter vineyards, and colder temps, making it the ideal season to cozy up in luxury with that special someone and sip on world-class wines. 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.
Framed by vineyards and bike trails, with underground, geothermal hot springs of mineral water, Calistoga has a renowned history as a place of healing. It’s here where you’ll find the Calistoga Motor Lodge, which was inspired by the Great American Road trip. If you ever dreamed of a romantic cross-country stay with your partner (but you want to do it in luxury and stay within a stone’s throw of renowned wineries and restaurants), a weekend in one of these design-centric, camper inspired rooms might be just the ticket. The on-property spa, The MoonAcre Spa and Baths, is likewise a soothing and beautiful place to wash the dust off your feet. Modeled after a classic bathhouse, it offers updated and quirky spins on mineral treatments and therapies from around the world. Choose from a range of specialty treatments starring Calistoga’s famed mineral water, or rub each other down in Green French Clay and retreat to the private steam room to detoxify from all the wine tastings you’ve done on your trip.
1880 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-0991
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 the Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood for a memorable dinner for two.
900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574, (877) 684-0724
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. If the two of you end up wanting to stay cozy on the property, Wine Country Inn & Cottages also offers complimentary weekend wine tastings, so you never have to set foot off the property if you don’t want to.
1152 Lodi Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574, (707) 963-7077
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
SENZA Hotel is the perfect blend of upscale chic with bed-and-breakfast community. Modern and sophisticated, each suite feels like a private getaway on this two-acre property of mature trees and sprawling vineyards. You and your partner will be able to open the French doors to your room’s balcony and enjoy a romantic sunrise or sunset over a serene stretch of Wine Country. And with such luxurious amenities as an in-suite fireplace, catered breakfast with Bouchon pastries, and a nightly wine hour, you and your loved one can savor time away without sacrificing elegant comfort.
4066 Howard Lane, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 253-0337
This boutique, historic landmark offers a stay in understated luxury with all the trappings of Napa Valley hospitality. The rooms and suites 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.
205 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 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