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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I had to leave the resort each morning shortly after rising as the noise was overwhelming. There was major construction going on as well as tree branch clearing so there was the constant noise of construction equipment, hammering, chain saws and jack hammers. It made relaxation impossible and the small of burning fuel and sewage made use of the pool and fitness center impossible. Rooms were clean and well appointed. Beds and bathrooms were cleaned each day properly.
Spent little time at the facility - had to eat in Napa and St. Helena to get away from noise and smells
Stayed here for a wedding and we didn’t want to leave. They take amazing care of you from start to finish. We loved the wood-burning fireplace, and they made sure you never run out of wood. The restaurant is worth a visit. There are wonderful fitness facilities, and definitely take advantage of the trails.
The staff and property are wonderful. I have spent over 35 years attending company recognition events and I can honestly say this is one of the most wonderful properties in the world. Everyone was friendly and you could tell they loved to work at Meadowood. If you have the opportunity to stay here, you won't be disappointed - AMAZING!
First time staying at Meadowood and was completely impressed. Amazing rooms in a quiet/private setting surrounded by beautiful grounds and located on a fabulous property. Staff was extremely accommodating, welcoming and helpful. Will stay again.
We just stayed for two nights in a Treeline Suite at the Meadowood.
The accommodations were tremendous. The grounds of the hotel are heavenly. The staff are top notch.
The three Michelin starred Restaurant at Meadowood deserves all of them (a fourth too, if they awarded them!). Worth the journey just for the meal.
None of the activities were arranged before arrival. Spa unavailable for time / type requested. Boutique unmanned. None of the food listed in the in room pantry menu was present. Even in room wines were incomplete. Grill required reservations for outdoor table. Asked for more chips with guacamole (amount delivered was laughable) - got charged $17 for a small handful.
Hotel bill charged before arrival!
For a $5k weekend, the details should have been much better. Wallet vacuum a bit too obvious. Service needs to match the hype.