Carneros Inn is the most wonderful and luxurious place to stay in Napa. The views surrounding the property are breath taking (borrow a bike and go for a long cycle ride) the restaurants and shop on the property fit for any foodie (buy a picnic and bottle of bubbles from the shop for your lunch or dinner if you're staying more than a day). There is a pool and heated tub up near one of the restaurants where you can have brunch / lunch with incredible vistas in the background and another more secluded pool for those that want to just worship the sun with a little more privacy. Then of course, there are the spotless accommodations. Cosy, clean, luxury personal cabins. We went for the most basic and it was fantastic. The bathroom is great with both bath tub and huge shower that opens up to an outdoor shower. There's a fire place for the cooler months and private patio for the hotter months (perfect for that evening picnic!) They have every detail thought about. The curtains in the room didn't seem to entirely cover up the window so there was a moment of feeling like people could look in but you get the distinct feeling, that everyone is tucked up in their cabins and it's not the kind of place where you'll get people trying to pry.
The only downside to all of this, is the price. If you're lucky and go off season, you can get a deal for around $470.00. Usually the rooms are around $600 a night. Yes. That's spenny. But when I say this is the ultimate in romance and luxury and that everything is on hand to you - truly, I mean it. It's the whole experience that surrounds Carneros (the wine tasting / the restaurant / the cabins / the views) that make it all in all, a night or two well worth the expense.
We stayed just one night and we still got the full flavour for it and even off season, it was wonderful and sunny. There are lots of wineries within distance that you can visit (and don't have to pay for) just be careful if you use e.g. designated driver (suggested through the hotel) which Is a great idea, just don't let them recommend other wineries in place of the ones the Carneros books (that are usually all free entry) as you'll find you get taken to a not as great place, and pay at least $30 per person which they didn't mention!
Dine at the restaurant on an empty stomach. The food is truly great.
Have a cocktail outside around the open fire pits.
Definitely buy a picnic from the shop (it sells alcohol too to take back to teh room)
Have a swim in the morning with the views in the background
And take someone you really care about and surprise them with a truly special stay. It's the perfect spot for romance!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the midst of the beautiful Carneros winegrowing region is Carneros Resort and Spa, a luxurious Napa Valley retreat designed to make absolutely everything feel better. Carneros Resort and Spa was created to provide an intimate atmosphere of Napa Valley hospitality reminiscent of its unique surroundings. Nestled among 28 acres of seemingly endless rows of grape vines, bucolic Napa farmland and scenic apple orchards, Carneros Resort and Spa's design was based on cues from the local countryside - including barns, silos and ranchers' cottages - combined with stylish resort accommodations and modern interiors to capture the region's distinct charm as well as the needs of our sophisticated guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Carneros Hotel Napa
- Carneros Hotel Napa
- Carneros Inn
- Carneros Resort And Spa Napa, Napa Valley, CA