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
Amazing hotel with incredible staff! The entire staff from check in to bellmen to pool staff were top notch all around! Loved the new cottages, especially the outdoor fireplace and heated floors in the bathrooms! Also enjoyed the pool side cabanas! Spent a day wine tasting and used the hotels car service which was well worth every penny to not have to drive and be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Napa!
Can't wait to go back and thank you to the people who run this place. They are doing a great job!
We had a really nice time here. We were 2 couples and had one of the houses. The restaurants are really nice and the food is great. We ate at the Farm and also the Boon Fly Cafe for breakfast. We also went to the little store they have and bought wine, cheese and crackers for the room. The spa is really really nice...I had a facial and my wife had a massage and we both loved it. There is also a gym near the pool that we used every day to work off some of the food and wine we ate. I would recommend...before you book, check the location...it is a bit far from the places we went to but worth the drive.
Van Morrison song , “ magic time “is how to describe this magical place. I can’t stop talking about our experience at Carneros. The negative reviews shock me. If you look for the negative and act like a douche, then you probably won’t be happy anywhere.
We rented the harvest cottage and yes it was the most expensive room we ever rented but it was worth it ! For this type of room, we chose to skip the wineries to enjoy our piece of paradise ! We utilized the tub, fire pit and only showered out doors. Why not ?!
The pool was amazing with the friendliest servers. All of the service were top notch. Cameron even invited us to come back to the pool for sunset and set up 2 chairs for us - again, magical. The restaurants were awesome and we really enjoyed walking around the property. I never saw a pomegranate tree in real life .. the grounds were spectacular. We really hope to get another opportunity to experience Carneros again, but if I don’t make it to heaven for some reason, at least I had a taste of it here ! Keep up the great work !
This was our 3rd time staying at Carneros. We were not as happy as our last visit because our accommodations weren’t as good this time. We had a 2 bedroom suite last year with a living room and dining room. The suite was outstanding. This year we had a family suite and it was so cramped and tight for the 4 of us. We had 2 tiny bedrooms and we did not have any living space besides the outside where there was a table for 4 and 2 lounge chairs. We really wished we could have changed our room, but unfortunately they were 100% booked.
The hotel has everything you could ask for. They have 2 gorgeous pools, a beautiful spa, magnificent views, 2 great restaurants and beautiful grounds. The food is amazing at both restaurants and the service is top notch.
You can’t go wrong with staying at Carneros. Just check to see what accommodations you have and make sure you have a room or suite that’s big enough for you and your family.
Carneros is an absolutely stunning resort, with 3 amazing restaurants. The entire staff is exemplary, kind, and knowledgeable about the area The General Manager is absolutely incredible, and made our stay very special. We will definitely be back! Thank you Carneros!