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 had a wonderful time at the Silverado resort. Even more impressing was the staff at The Grill, the restaurant on site. I was taken care of by a wonderful waitress by the name of Nataly. It was her first week working there but she was great! My boyfriend and I will be returning next year!
We stayed at Silverado for a few nights to visit Napa. If you are looking for a self contained resort this is the perfect resort. We had visited only for a place to sleep but enjoyed sunset walks of the grounds. We had a beautifully appointed condo. Keep in mind the 2nd floor condos do not have a lift.
We booked a two bedroom cottage style unit. Very quaint, quiet with all the necessary amenities. The beds were excellent. The gated pool was steps away. Two shouts to folks who were exceptional.
1) Mark L. who is part of the bell staff. We found him several times at the entrance to the main Mansion building. Early on, we had a few questions about where to find things and we received a tremendous description of the property and its fine offerings. Mark is was really helpful during our entire stay.
2) Stanley M. who is the Guest Service Mgr. We had a bit of a mix up on our part. We booked the check out for Friday and should have been Saturday. The resort was very busy and nearly fully reserved but Stanley handled our situation and had us move to another terrific suit for our last night.
We really enjoyed the resort and the folks who work there. We recommend it for sure and we look forward to coming back.
If you are a golfer with deep pockets this is a great place for you. The golf course is indeed beautiful and perfectly maintained. For others, the amenities and environment do not match the price. I was staying there for a wedding. Had an upgraded suite which had average amenities. My room was not cleaned until 4 in the afternoon - very surprising for a high end resort. The amenities in the room were meagre and the coffee pods for the coffee machine were not replenished - nor was the soap in the bathroom. Had the buffet breakfast in the Grill Room and the extent of the buffet was limited - again ordinary rather than special. My major criterion for a hotel is whether I would return next time I'm in town and here the answer is no.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom condo. It was very clean and had everything we could need. The problem was it was very far from the spa and main building and pool area. The pool for the condo we were in was not heated and not kept really clean.