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
Wonderful place to stay for relaxation. The staff was top notch, they knew our names and schedule. The resort is peaceful and clean. The golf course was only 9 holes, but very nice and you could play twice without problem. The spa was beautiful, each room had their on steam shower.Lots tennis courts, but we did not play. Great hiking around the resort.
Meadowood is best of best, the facilities are second to none. The property and acreage are beautifully landscaped. Hiking trail is fantastic. Gym very well equipped. Tennis courts world class. Rooms private and comfortable. Not cheap but worth it. Truly a romantic special occasion place.
This hotel is an excellent property. The staff is verry friendly and helpfull. Quiet and clean rooms - the fire place with real wood in the room is a romantic spot. Walking trails all over. Great hotel to stay
We spent 4 wonderful days at Meadowood celebrating our 50th anniversary with our family.The dinner our first night at the Restaurant was amazing! The environment at Meadowood was beautiful and the service superb!
This is a beautiful property with every amenity on campus. The service throughout our stay was incredible. This is clearly a well trained staff who are schooled in providing hospitality without pretention. The spa experience was the best we've ever had. Our room, in a hillside building containing a cluster of rooms, had a high paneled and beamed ceiling and every amenity. Although compact, everything about it was welcoming and comfortable. We played golf on their nine hole, par three course; a fun way to spend time outdoors when you don't want to drink any more wine! The concierge reached out to us after we made an on-line reservation to offer assistance. We used her services to set up dinners and wine tours/tastings with all arrangements made before our arrival. The Meadowood experience was not inexpensive, but it was worth every dollar.