Meadowood Napa Valley
What We Love
- Room service, which arrives via picnic baskets
- The three-Michelin-starred restaurant led by chef Christopher Kostow
- Daily complimentary wine happy hour at the Reception Lodge
- House-baked sweet treats—rosemary shortbread; olive oil cookies—are a part of nightly turndown service
What To Know
- Renting a car is a must—there is no public transportation nearby
- Guests are required to wear white and flat-soled shoes on the resort’s two croquet lawns
- Craft cocktail classes are offered onsite
- The attentive staff is ready to assist with planning wine tasting excursions
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
The Silverado Trail, with its Mayacamas panorama, enchanting sunsets, and expansive oak shades, is the far prettier sister to Highway 29 and often considered Napa Valley’s road less traveled. It’s also the scenic country road you’ll take to get to the leafy grounds that house 85 cottages, spread across one of St. Helena’s most serene pockets. Your rustic digs exude the vibe of an elevated farmhouse—exposed white beams, stone fireplaces, and cashmere throws abound—and serve as a cozy cocoon from the vineyard brigade. Though when you do emerge, splurge for an award-winning meal at chef Christopher Kostow’s renowned ode to hyper-local eating, more like a culinary odyssey (there are up to 20 breathtaking courses depending on the season), known to feature Miyagi oysters from nearby Tomales Bay and trumpet mushrooms, sourced by an in-house forager. With nearly 5 miles of hiking trails (scattered across the site of a former Christmas tree farm), seven outdoor tennis courts, and a viticulture-inspired spa, where practically everything, from the oils in your aromatherapy shower to the fresh juice you’re handed on your way out, is customizable, even world-class wine country may not be enough to lure you from this pastoral wonderland.
In the Area
Golf enthusiasts shouldn’t miss a round of “hickory golf” (a golf pro walks you along the nine-hole course and you play using vintage 20th-century equipment) on the premises. If you tire of the trails onsite, venture out to the summit of Mt. Helena, which towers just over 4,000 feet, or nearby Westwood Hills Park where a three-mile route with wildflowers awaits. Grab some baked goodies from the Model Bakery, known for its succulent sourdough baguettes, for fuel. Di Rosa, a former winery turned contemporary art center, showcases local artistry in a 125-year-old residence and is about a 35-minute drive away (guided tours are recommended).
How to Get There
We had an amazing stay. Everything detail was taken care of with expertise and professionalism. Ryan Dorman was fantastic setting up a wine tour that could not have been planned better! We will definitely be back!
This a favorite! I have visited Meadowood on several different occasions over the years and it truly is a beautiful resort. Great attention to detail, the rooms are spectacular, the food is incredible and service is always beyond my expectations. Great hiking and 9 hole executive golf course! great gym as well. Highly recommend! Tell the Brady Bunte sent you!
Loved our stay her. Great location, lovely sevice, flexible when we had a few extra wishes. Their resort restaurant serving wonderful fresh veggies.
If you spend the money would recommend the rooms away from the crocket lawn. The ones at the lawn dont offer much privacy.
Lovely area and location. Secluded. Staff unknowledgeable about their own resort and area. Clean room. Resort is under some renovations and the staff seemed very distracted. Made dinner reservations in advance at The Restaurant at Meadowood but still had to wait over 45 minutes to be seated in a particular seat while other seats remained empty. Food was just ok. Again, staff seemed unprepared for us. I don't usually make travel plans but wanted to surprise my husband for his 60th birthday. After the lack of service from this resort the only surprise he got was the bill.
This hotel is world class. Guest services and all the staff were kind, friendly and very welcoming. Every detail was excellent and it was the perfect setting for our 10 year wedding anniversary.
Would definitely come back for another special occasion.