Napa Valley lodging options are numerous and diverse — there is a place to stay for every taste. If you’re headed out to Napa for a wine vacation with your spouse, or if you want to spend a long weekend with your best friends touring the vineyards, one of these options will suit what you have in mind.
Napa Lodging Options
The Old World Inn
This inn combines the beauty of renovated antique buildings with travel value. It occupies six buildings throughout some of the historical landmark homes in Napa. E.J. Doughty built the first inn, and built his reputation as an architect by designing and building area churches and houses that impressed residents and tourists alike.
The main house, built in 1874, features two major additions. Behind it are two small cottages, built just after the turn of the twentieth century. Recent renovations have returned these buildings to their original beauty while endowing them with top-of-the-line modern conveniences.
The renovations included floors of tile, stone and wood, and beautiful moldings through the entire house. Each room features a fireplace, private baths, and a feather bed.
Dining options at the Old World Inn offer all levels of formality and intimacy including a wine and cheese reception. In the morning, you’ll wake up to enjoy a dual-course breakfast made with gourmet ingredients and expertise.
The Meadowood Napa Valley Resort
If you’re looking for something a little bit more all-inclusive, you’ll want to try Meadowood. Named the top Napa Valley resort by the readers of “Travel + Leisure,” Meadowood offers a winery and an amazing list of activities and amenities designed to please any traveler.
Did stress drive you to Napa Valley? If so, give the Meadowood spa a try — there are packages for singles and couples that will wash away the stress of the workday world. Golf, croquet, tennis, swimming and hiking are also available on site.
The wine and food exceed even the most enthusiastic of reviews. Chef Christopher Kostow uses The Restaurant at Meadowood as his palette, and the menu serves as his repertoire. He describes his food as “thoughtful” — and guests to the resort agree.
Special events include the “Twelve Days of Christmas” — an all-star exhibition by twelve of the world’s premier chefs. The fall of 2010 featured special events with master sommelier Gilles de Chambure for oenophiles the world over.