Carneros Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Calling on the “Fireside Butler” to light the firepit and fill the outdoor tub
- Sitting in the rocking chairs that adorn each porch, glass of Napa wine in hand
- Channeling Italian grandpas on the bocce courts
- Grabbing a personalized picnic basket from the Market general store
What To Know
- The hotel charges a daily resort fee
- It can get foggy here, even in the summer
- Although families are welcome, the atmosphere is more geared towards couples
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Staying at the Resort is like combining a private getaway (a luxury cottage with indoor and outdoor showers, an enormous bathroom, and wood-burning fireplace) with a communal trip (infinity swimming pool and hot tub, weekend fitness classes, decadent breakfasts in the hilltop dining room). A tempting base for wine country excursions, there are enough rustic-chic touches here to make weeks’ worth of enviable Instagram posts: the white-painted rocking chairs on the porch, the Le Corbusier chaises, the orange bikes against the lush green background of the vines. Country living, but with homemade pastries and wine delivered to your door, it’s the kind of place that makes you want to knot a pastel sweater around your shoulder and natter on about syrahs and pinots—in a good way.
In the Area
Within an easy walk of the resort there’s the Vineyard Knolls Golf Course, the Cuvaison Estate Winery (which has an airy tasting room with incredible vineyard views), and the Di Rosa Preserve, an estate that showcases artwork by Northern Californians in a stunning wildlife preserve. For everything else, you’ll ned to rent a car or borrow one of the inn’s bicycles. It’s five miles to downtown Napa, if you want to hit the town, but chances are wine tastings will be your number one priority. Artesa is less than three miles from the resort and offers unusual food and wine pairings, like pintxos (tapas-like snacks from Basque country) with albariños and tempranillos. A little further afield are the Bouchaine Vineyards, the oldest vineyards in the area, which specialize in chardonnays and pinot noirs.
How to Get There
Carneros was the absolute perfect choice for our honeymoon in Napa. Everything from the location, the service, and the luxurious inclusivity of the property made us feel pampered and relaxed. The pool, the food, the wine- this place is a hidden gem amongst so many resorts and hotels. Shout out to the Hilltop dining/pool staff for going above and beyond to accommodate us during our stay. Specifically- Danny A. Thank you for your hospitality, and local recommendations for us during our time at Carneros, you treated us like family! :) I can not recommend Carneros enough, and will be raving about our stay for years to come!
A really nice property, meticulously well maintained. The staff are all very professional and proud of their work. Each 'room' is a stand alone cottage complete with a backyard, fireplace and gas firepit. A highly rated restaurant is on premise. If your looking for a quiet getaway, this is your place!
Terrific location, terrific staff, terrific room. Spent two days here in August and and enjoyed the entire experience. The Hilltop area had beautiful views, particularly with a million stars at night!