14 Best Wine Country Hotels To Visit in 2019

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  • by HANA-LEE SEDGWICK
  • on DECEMBER 28, 2018
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With a new year just around the corner, our new year’s resolutions are all about finding ways to enjoy the good things in life, which to us means more visits to California Wine Country. Whether we’re relaxing by a pool, getting pampered at a luxury spa, or fulfilling our foodie dreams at a Michelin-starred hotel restaurant, a visit to any of these Napa Valley and Sonoma County hotels makes it easy to enjoy all that the region has to offer — sometimes without ever leaving the property. We’ve rounded up 14 of the best hotels in Napa and Sonoma to visit in 2019, because spending more time in Wine Country is a new year’s resolution we want you to keep.

A Taste of the Luxe Life

Expect the royal treatment at these Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley hotels, which are dripping in luxury and sure to impress.

Kenwood Inn & Spa

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Located in the Sonoma Valley town of Kenwood, this Mediterranean-styled inn makes for a tranquil, upscale getaway in Wine Country. Situated on almost three acres of meticulously landscaped gardens surrounded by vineyards and orchards, the inn’s 29 Italian-influenced rooms and suites include blissful offerings like private entrances, in-room fireplaces, comfortable feather beds, and private terraces or balconies. There’s also an onsite pool, two hot tubs, and a spa (currently undergoing renovations) that will surely be divine once re-opened in early 2019. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies upon arrival, a complimentary breakfast buffet, and an afternoon wine and cheese hour are the cherries on top.

10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452, 707-833-1293

Silverado Resort

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As one of Napa Valley’s most popular luxury resorts, The Silverado Resort and Spa offers the perfect mix of leisurely activities, fine dining, and comforting amenities. There’s not one but two PGA championship golf courses, the largest tennis complex in North America, and a full-service spa to unwind after a day of fun. Don’t be surprised if you’re so busy enjoying the amenities at The Silverado that you forget you’re surrounded by some of Napa’s most popular wineries. Book now with promo code 9981435091 to enjoy 25% off best available room rates, a $50 resort credit, and late check-out. You can thank us later.

1600 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 257-0200

Epicurean Dreams

Whether you plan to explore Sonoma County or stick closer to Napa, these hotels offer a tastier side to Wine Country.

Hotel Healdsburg

Food at Dry Creek Kitchen, Courtesy of Hotel Healdsburg

Set on the western edge of Healdsburg’s town plaza, this boutique property brings sophisticated charm to Sonoma County. It’s hard not to enjoy the welcoming pool and rejuvenating spa, but food lovers will be especially glad for the hotel’s convenient location near some of the area’s best dining. The critically-acclaimed onsite restaurant, Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, offers a progressive American menu highlighting Sonoma’s local ingredients, enjoyed in the chic Wine Country atmosphere. Our exclusive hotel deal includes a bottle of wine and chocolates, as well as a $25 spa credit for good measure. Use promo code WineC when booking.

25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448, (707) 431-2800

Vista Collina

Lawn butler picnic service, Courtesy of Vista Collina Resort

The Tuscan-inspired Vista Collina Resort is one of Napa’s newest accommodations and a dream destination for any food-loving traveler. While the 145 rooms, including 39 suites outfitted with living rooms and fully-equipped kitchens, offer a relaxing place to rest your head, it’s the resort’s Village that is sure to please gourmands and oenophiles alike. Grab locally-sourced artisanal fare at Fivetown Grocery before tasting at one of nine onsite tasting rooms, splurge on Lawn Butler Service to curate the perfect picnic spread on the spacious community lawn, or attend a culinary class or wine seminar at the Food & Wine Center. If enjoying the expansive views from the comforts of your room is more your speed, Vista Collina offers 24-hour, in-room dining for a more laid-back culinary experience.

850 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 251-3060

Spas That Will Have You Saying ‘Ahhhh’

Whether you’re soaking in a private hot tub surrounded by nature or getting pampered with a holistic treatment, these hotel spas reach new levels of R&R.

Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort

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Tucked into a private canyon just outside the town of Calistoga, this 50-room Napa Valley luxury retreat sits on 157 acres complete with ancient oak trees, streams, and a private lake. The pristine setting is rustic yet refined with rock and natural wood tones, indoor/outdoor living spaces, and private lodges amidst moss-covered trees. The Auberge Spa, with its restorative spa treatments, state-of-the-art fitness center, complimentary yoga classes, and private soaking pools overlooking the natural surroundings, is not to be missed. One night here just isn’t enough, which is why we’ll throw in a $200 resort credit for a two-night stay if you book using promo code WINECOUNTRY.

580 Lommel Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515, (888) 947-6442

Hotel Villagio

Outdoor soaking tubs at the Spa at The Estate, Courtesy of Hotel Villagio

This luxury destination in Yountville, formerly known as Villagio Inn & Spa, has undergone extensive renovations to reveal a sophisticated vibe and an array of alluring amenities. Expect to find complimentary valet, bicycles, and Wi-Fi included with a stay here, in addition to an impressive buffet-style breakfast served each morning, but it’s the hotel’s restorative spa and state-of-the-art fitness center that really seek to impress. The spacious Spa at The Estate features steam showers, relaxation lounges, and outdoor soaking baths to help you find a moment of zen, while a variety of holistic services are designed to leave you feeling calm and rejuvenated.

6481 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, (707) 944-8877

Find Romance

Curl up next to a fire or savor an intimate dinner for two at either of these Sonoma County inns, which exude sophisticated romance in the heart of Wine Country.

Vintners Inn

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Vintners Inn is a luxurious oasis in Santa Rosa, surrounded by 92-acres of vineyards and serene gardens. The 44 guest rooms are comfortable and inviting, many featuring king-sized down feather beds, fireplaces, private balconies, and Jacuzzi tubs, adding to the hotel’s romantic and indulgent ambiance. Book a couples spa experience at the serene Vi La Vita Spa or soak all your worries away in the heated pool before savoring a romantic dinner for two at the onsite fine dining restaurant, John Ash & Co., which has one of the most extensive wine lists in Sonoma County.

4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, (707) 575-7350

Farmhouse Inn

King Deluxe Room, Courtesy of Farmhouse Inn

Tucked away in the Russian River Valley, the elegant Farmhouse Inn offers plenty of luxe details and intimate experiences for the perfect romantic getaway in Wine Country. Here, you can expect five-star treatment given with warm hospitality, whether dining at the Michelin-starred, farm-to-table Restaurant, enjoying a sommelier-led wine tour in a Tesla Model X, or unwinding with a farm-inspired service in the spa. Stylish, comfortable rooms are outfitted with down feather beds with European linens, jetted tubs and steam showers, fireplaces, locally-made bath products, and even nightly turndown service with milk and cookies. There’s a reason this boutique gem has received so many accolades.

7871 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436, (707) 887-3300

Pooches Welcome

No need to leave the fur babies at home thanks to these dog-friendly hotels in Napa Valley, where canine companions are welcomed with open arms.

Andaz

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Ideally situated right in the heart of downtown Napa, this 141-room boutique hotel makes for a great place to unwind while still being surrounded by all the action. Spend your days lounging on the outdoor terrace, savoring farm-to-table fare, and listening to live music before retreating to your plush, loft-style room. When you opt for one of the hotel’s pet-friendly rooms, your four-legged companion can join you, where you’ll find a doggy bed, bowls, and even cookies made especially for your pooch. Book with us using promo code 118154 and you’ll get sweet perks like a complimentary glass of wine or beer, a free upgrade to a suite, early and late check-out, and self-parking free of charge.

1450 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559, (707) 687-1234

Calistoga Motor Lodge

Recreation area, Courtesy of Aubrie Pick / Calistoga Motor Lodge

The newly reinvented Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa captures the funky character of a 1950s roadside motel, but with modern amenities and a fun, convivial vibe. Expect bikes for cruising around town, inviting communal spaces with fire pits and bocce ball, and a swimming pool fed by the property’s mineral hot springs. Even Fido will enjoy a stay here, thanks to perks like dog beds, treats, and in-room water and food bowls. When you and your furry travel buddy book with Wine Country, you’ll receive a bottle of local wine upon arrival and a 15-minute chair massage at the lodge’s MoonAcre Spa.

1880 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-0991

Eco Luxe

Expect stylish accommodations and alluring amenities at these eco-friendly hotels, where luxury and sustainability coexist.

h2hotel

Pool, Courtesy of h2hotel

Located in the Sonoma County town of Healdsburg, the contemporary h2hotel includes 36 eco-chic rooms featuring plush beds with 100% Egyption cotton sheets, a solar-heated pool, and free three-hour bike rentals, but it’s the hotel’s commitment to sustainable practices that sets it apart. In fact, the hotel holds the esteemed LEED NC 2.2 gold certification for outstanding achievement in sustainability, so a stay here means you can be eco-conscious without forgoing stylish comfort. Book with us using promo code WINECOUNTRY.COM and we’ll make sure you get sweet perks like cocktails at Spoonbar Restaurant for two, a complimentary room upgrade, and a $25 spa credit.

219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448, (707) 431-2202

Bardessono Hotel & Spa

Magnolia Courtyard, Courtesy of Bardessono Hotel & Spa

Just steps from the area’s best dining in the heart of Yountville, Bardessono Hotel & Spa provides a welcome respite for design-savvy travelers seeking an eco-friendly place to stay without having to sacrifice contemporary luxuries. Soothing earth tones and lush natural surroundings are designed to evoke a sense of calm, while modern and stylish buildings are thoughtfully built to support the most advanced sustainable technologies. A long list of environmentally-safe initiatives support the hotel’s goal of reducing external energy supplies — by as much as half of what a typical hotel consumes — so you can rest easy knowing a stay here is a “green” one.

6526 Yount Street, Yountville, CA 94599, (707) 204-6000

Pool Envy

From natural mineral hot springs to Instagram-worthy pools, these hotels offer a chance to dive in to a perfect vacation in Wine Country.

Solage, an Auberge Resort

Solage pool, Courtesy of Solage

With its modern farmhouse architecture and stylishly chic vibe, the Solage is a worthy upscale destination near the town of Calistoga. While you may enjoy cruising into town on the complimentary bikes and eating farm-to-table fare at the acclaimed Solbar restaurant, don’t be surprised if you find yourself sinking into a lounge chair by the pool all. day. long. The main pool, which spans 130 feet, is a five-star experience in and of itself and is the perfect place to soak up that Napa Valley sunshine. Not sold yet? We’ll throw in a bottle of Solage’s Private Label Wine when you book using promo code WINECOUNTRY.

755 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 266-0800

Indian Springs Resort & Spa

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Located in Calistoga, Indian Springs Resort & Spa is California’s oldest continuously operating pool and spa facility, where enjoying a “Wine Country pace” is not only easy to do, but encouraged. Spend the days floating in the serene Olympic-sized, outdoor mineral pool, reading a book in one of the hammocks, or playing bocce while sipping on local wine. Whatever you choose to do, or don’t do, the resort’s low-key atmosphere and thermal water’s rejuvenating benefits will certainly have you feeling at ease.

1712 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 709-8139

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat, are hoping to dine your way through your stay, or just want a luxurious place to rest your head, these Napa and Sonoma hotels offer a taste of the good life. And, with our exclusive Wine Country Perks, we’ll help make 2019 the year you take the perfect vacation to Wine Country!


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Author

Hana-Lee Sedgwick

Hana-Lee Sedgwick is a writer and editor based in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California. Specializing in all things wine, food, and travel, her work regularly appears in publications such as Santa Barbara Magazine, The Tasting Panel, and Edible. Whether for work or play, she never tires of exploring California wine country. Follow her on Instagram at @wanderandwine or visit her blog, wanderandwine.com.

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