Auberge Du Soleil, An Auberge Resort
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Overlooking vineyards, and terraces on which to enjoy the panoramic view
- Truly attentive and helpful staff
- Michelin-recommended restaurant
What To Know
- Take a spin with the resort’s Mercedes-Benz test-drive program
- Sculptures on the Auberge’s garden walk are available for sale through the I. Wolk Gallery
- Children 15 and under are not permitted
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This resort, spread over a series of villas dotting a verdant hillside, hangs its hat on service, and no sooner are you through the gate than a phalanx of attendants greets you, whisks away your bags and hands you a glass of wine. The hospitality team is everywhere, and, with their neat tennis whites and caps, they give the resort a country club vibe. In the main building housing the restaurant and a more casual bar, recently updated interiors bring a bright, rich look reminiscent of a secluded Côte d’Azur retreat. The sexy pool — dubbed La Plage — maintains that mood, with comfy chaises, gauze-draped day beds and stunning Valley views.
Bed & Bath
Guestrooms — villa-like units, really — continue the theme of pampered indulgence with designer Michael Taylor infusing sunny California style with a taste of Provence. All the comforts of home, if only home were this comfortable, are here: Wood and natural fabrics dominate the warm, earth-tone decor; French doors open to private terraces; and the soaking tub in the spa-style bathroom is built for two. There’s plenty of room to stretch out on plush couches and enjoy the crackle of the fireplace, which takes the chill off a cool Napa night.
One of the most spectacular features of the Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil is the view of the valley afforded by an alfresco meal, though it would be hard to overshadow the food itself. Under the direction of Executive Chef Robert Curry, the famed Napa Valley restaurant has earned back-to-back Michelin stars for farm-fresh fare paired with the Valley’s finest wines. The on-site spa offers a full range of relaxing treatments in a tranquil location overlooking the sculpture walk, a joy unto itself. After dark, the landscaped walkways of the Auberge take on a life of their own with strategically lit trees and sculptures standing out in the darkness and guiding you along the labyrinthine walkways.
In the Area
There are five Michelin stars in nearby Yountville. The French Laundry takes credit for three of them, and Bouchon and the California cuisine of Redd have each been awarded one. Oenophiles should indulge in a private tour and tasting of the Domaine Chandon vineyard. Pair steaks at Press with some of the big reds from the all-Napa wine list, or explore some of the more rare and interesting local vinos in the 10,000-bottle wine cellar, which creates the opportunity for vertical tastings going back to the 1960s. For a truly unique experience, visit the historic Inglenook, one of the oldest consistently operational wineries in the area (formerly Inglenook Chateau, which was built in late 1800s, then purchased by the Coppola family in the 1970s and fully restored); it offers tours, a museum and tastings in its wine cave.
How to Get There
This hotel is simply beautiful. We were going to try another hotel in the area since we had already been to this one but could not find one with the same luxury. The breakfast is complementary and taste amazing. Plus the views from the restaurants and rooms are breathtaking!
Just back from an annual Napa event with my husband. Stayed at this wonderful hotel in Rutherford. Great attention to detail. Loved the chocolate dusted almonds left in the room at night & the electric kettle with wonderful tea selections. The restaurant is lovely, beautiful views...we took advantage of the Mercedes drive program & borrowed an S class to have dinner down the road in St. Helena. The concierge, Sharon, helped secure a cab for my kids & guests staying in Calistoga, who needed to get to Napa for the Wine Train experience. Much appreciated! Love the gorgeous entry display of pumpkins, too! Bring comfortable shoes~ lots of walking involving stairs. They do provide staffed golf carts if needed! Lovely Relais & Chateau hotel...
The staff at the resort and the spa are friendly helpful and treat you like royalty there is not one thing that they miss or do not attend to. Can't wait to go back and have the experience all over again!
Amazing property for a weekend getaway. The rooms are well-appointed and the service is unparalleled. The spa is also one of the best in the region. Breakfast overlooking the valley is very memorable. The restaurant onsite is also fantastic and has a Michelin star. Location is also very central. Would be here every weekend if not for the prices.
Maybe the nicest hotel we've stayed at in the USA. Everything/one was friendly and top notch. Fabulous restaurant, ideal location overlooking the Napa Valley. Morning breakfast (and views) were a delight, RENNOVATED rooms were stunning and spacious, they even give you a Mercedes (SL, GT, Maybach) to take for a half day each, complimentary, that's unique. Will come and stay here over anything else in Wine Country, and we've tried them all.