Tucked away in the heart of wine country sits a charming, bucolic paradise, where the number of Michelin stars outnumber the square mileage and the vino flows free: Welcome to Hotel Yountville.
Rooms are bright and airy, decorated with natural fibers, shades of cream and camel, and pops of sunset orange, some featuring vaulted ceilings and French doors that open onto a private patio and cool Napa breezes. Suites have white bead-board barn doors, in-room wet bars, and stone fireplaces. Bathrooms are spa-like with white herringbone subway tile showers and deep alcove bathtubs.
The town of Yountville, named for the presumed first English-speaking resident and first winemaker of Napa County, Charles C. Yount, is one of the oldest incorporated towns in California and has long been a quaint haven for winemakers and oenophiles alike. The opening of a number of sublime restaurants put Yountville on the map, so to speak. Still, Yountville has managed to preserve its cozy, rustic feel, and Hotel Yountville perfectly captures the town’s down-to-earth ethos.
Style: A charming, country-chic retreat constructed from Napa river rocks and exposed timber beams captures the natural beauty of the surrounding valley while still maintaining an elegant, modern feel.
Standout Detail: The centuries-old Heritage Oak tree, the oldest in the valley, around which the property was constructed and after which the hotel’s on-site restaurant was named.
This Place is Perfect For: Couples splurging on a romantic wine country getaway and au courant oenophiles looking for a tasteful place to bed down while exploring nearby vineyards.
Rooms: 80, designed with the simple, sophisticated aesthetic of a stylish country home. Fieldstone fireplaces, high vaulted ceilings, whitewashed exposed wooden beams, four poster beds, and a bright, earthy palette lend each room a rustic feel, and in the bathroom, sunken tubs are the height of comfort.
On Site: The Spa at Hotel Yountville, an 80-person private event space with adjoining terraces, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and poolside lounge with a fire pit, and complimentary bicycle rentals.
Food and Drink: Heritage Oak, the hotel’s signature restaurant, serves decadent, modern American breakfast and lunchtime fare that highlights fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Guests can dine on the outdoor terrace, poolside, in-room — and have a meal delivered via three-wheel bicycle — or order a prepared picnic basket to take on the road. The Lobby Lounge is an intimate spot for cocktails and small bites.