My husband and I enjoyed 4 days at the Carneros, Inn; having just returned last night, I'm already dreaming about when we can head back to the property. Although it was just the two of us this trip, it is a property that easily accommodates adult-only and family trips alike, and next time, we plan to bring the little one after seeing how family friendly it is without being overrun by kids. In fact, it wasn't over run by anybody - which is the beauty of the layout of the property itself.
Before I go any further, I'm going to state the obvious: it is expensive, but we all know that prior to booking, and in relation to some of the other luxury properties in the area, it is reasonable; we found it to be absolutely worth the investment, especially after taking advantage of the discount since we booked 3 nights mid-week. We stayed in a King premier garden cottage, complete with front porch and rocking chairs, fireplace, spacious and totally private side yard, indoor-outdoor shower (this was way too much fun, I loved this feature, as did other guests - walking around you could recognize the water falling in the backyard and the delighted chatter) and heated bathroom floors (even in August, the chilly evenings lent themselves to use this feature, as well as the outdoor patio heater and fireplace.) The decor of the cottages was Restoration Hardware meets a Montauk bungalow. I absolutely adored it, and as a girl who is very picky about hotel bathrooms, this one knocked it out of the park. Clean, spacious, light, beautiful. Service was attentive at the adult pool without being annoying, the food was delicious, and the views throughout the property - but especially from the Hilltop pool and sitting areas - were FABULOUS. It was actually hard to leave the property to go wine tasting, and we spent much more time on site, (enjoying our garden and the heat lamp) that we originally expected to - which was a welcome change from our fast paced lives, and satisfied the true reason for this trip - lots of R & R. The grounds are beautiful, immaculate, and spacious - kudos to the landscape architect and maintenance team- there is plenty of quiet privacy, the perfect spot for a get away without the pomp and pretense of a typical luxury resort. The food at Farm was delicious, we dined on Sunday night - I highly recommend the lobster risotto and Diver scallops. Fantastic. And if Farm is closed when you are there, there is always food available, and it's always delicious. We had zero complaints about the restaurant schedules, although I did notice from some other reviewers that this was an issue for them. I simply recommend noting the different restaurant schedules and plan accordingly. We made use of the bikes, the gym, bocce, admired the cows, and appreciated self-parking and access to Market and a post office on site. Overall, an absolutely wonderful, memorable 4 days and we cannot wait to return next year. Truly, I found my happy place.
- 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