Silverado Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Freshly renovated rooms and suites with outstanding views
- Exclusive outdoor patio or balcony in most rooms
- The 10 pools, 13 tennis courts and two standout golf courses
What To Know
- Prepare to go off-site to experience the award-winning cuisine Napa is known for
- Most tastings are by appointment only
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
On a secluded stretch of the Silverado Trail, the resort rambles over 1,200 oak-flanked acres. At the end of the main drive is a striking white mansion with original details that hark back to its days as the residence of senator and former Union general John F. Miller. Original plantation-style details remain intact, with opulent gold, granite and hardwood accents adding modern glamour. The resort features four secluded sections offering unique accommodations, each with its own private outdoor area. Starting at 240 square feet, the 380 rooms feature contemporary decor with bright cream colors and polished hardwoods. Spacious Mansion and Cottage suites have been tactfully redone, with intimate sitting areas featuring wood-burning corner fireplaces and modern furnishings, plus fully updated and equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances and fixtures. Between laps in one of the 10 outdoor pools and perfecting your swing on one of the 13 tennis courts, you can tap into the more than 400 wineries along the verdant Silverado Trail, play 18 holes at one of the two championship courses, or soothe your golfer’s elbow with the 80-minute Silverado Relaxation Massage at the fully equipped spa across the street. Then unwind at the Mansion Lounge’s wine hour while taking in the views of the verdant Mayacama Mountainside.
In the Area
Located on a secluded strip of the scenic 29-mile Silverado Trail, the resort is within a short drive of more than 400 top Napa Valley wineries. The beloved Cabernets at Silver Oak are buzzworthy for their upfront oak and fruity full bodies, and the red varieties at St. Helena’s Colgin Cellars are as enchanting as the rolling vineyard and mountain views. For a slice of history, make your way up to Calistoga for a tasting at Chateau Montelena, the Napa winery that inspired the movie Bottle Shock. Toss a cork in any direction in Napa Valley and you’re bound to hit a Michelin-starred restaurant. Try your luck with snagging a reservation at French Laundry. Or opt for one of Thomas Keller’s more affordable establishments, like buzzy Ad Hoc. Continue about 12 miles north to St. Helena for the three-starred Restaurant at Meadowood, which has one of the most highly regarded tasting menus (with the hefty price tag to prove it). Smaller budgets will appreciate local favorite Farmstead and Long Meadow Ranch (try the caramelized beets and grilled California rainbow trout).
How to Get There
I always stay here when attending the NVWL annual wine tasting in the Grove.
The food is good and the service is friendly.
Usually I dine outdoors and watch the sun go down while I am enjoying my dinner.
Recently attended a wedding reception at Silverado. The food was delicious and service was timely and attentive. The bartender Edward was friendly and made an awesome cocktail. I have enjoyed every event I have gone to at Silverado Resort and Spa!
The staff has been great. The staff has been very awesome in hosting. The bartenders were personal and very kind (Edward & Jeff). I can’t wait for the next Silverado event. The party was very fun and the DJ never stopped partying.
I really, really wanted to be able to write a glowing review for this place this time. I was here for a conference 3 years ago and had some major issues with my stay which were eventually rectified by a wonderful Erika Opp, who did her very best to turn things around. The last 2 years the conference was at another resort in Sonoma and when they announced that it would be back at the Silverado this year, I was seriously considering not attending. But given how Erika handled things last time, I took a leap of faith and booked a 4 night stay for the conference. We arrived Wednesday and were assigned to a room on the other side of the golf course which requires a drive back to conference. Ok, I guess we can make that work although very inconvenient. But after a full, long day of classes, I drove all the way back to the room, lugged all my crap up the stairs to find myself locked out of the room. Since there are no "house phones" to call anyone, I had to drive all the way back to the main building to figure out why I was locked out. I proceeded to wait for almost 15-20 minutes at the front desk (only one other guest was there) before anyone acknowledged me or asked to help. The concierge eventually went into the back and found someone to come out to "help." I explained the situation and the gal disappeared into the back for a weirdly long period of time with no explanation, no apology. She eventually came back with cards that were rekeyed and told me that a bellman would follow me in a golf cart to make sure the keys worked. Again, it wouldve been nice if someone had at least just apologized for the inconvenience. After establishing that the new keys worked, the bellman asked if I needed anything. I asked if he could please bring us a log for our fireplace (which you have to request) and he promised to pass along the request to the appropriate department. I also mentioned that the TV in the master bedroom was not working. After 4 hours and now no log and no engineer to fix the tx, I called the front desk and they promised to send someone over. I waited up until about 1130pm and no one ever came over either to fix the tv or even to drop off a log, so I eventually went to bed. At this point, it just feels exhausting and embarrassing to keep "complaining" about what feel like easy fixes. It's just disappointing that this stuff is happening when I already had reservations about coming back here. So while this resort has a certain old-world charm (and the bartender CHE in the Grill is amazing), the general level of service/hospitality is severely lacking.
Wish I had skipped the conference this year.
Being a complete novice to tennis and a bit on the heavy side, Katie was perfect in easing me into the game and fall in love with tennis. Unfortunately can’t have her as my tennis partner forever. Miss you Katie.