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
lovely views and the air up here is so fresh - the staff are very friendly as well! Love how spacious the place is and the restaurant is low key but serves wonderful food! Must come back! love the area much!
A low keyed and relaxing beautiful luxury resort. A great spa, beautiful grounds. Outstanding restaurant. The staff is top flight in every aspect, they anticipate your needs and go above and beyondin being helpful.
Meadowood is lovely. This is our second visit but we will look forward to trying different accommodations in the future. The grounds are lovely (tho under construction!) and we enjoyed the hiking trails. The croquet is super fun- not to be missed! The wine in the evening was 5 Star! And the spa is phenomenal!
BUT! The (very expensive [$16/night for ours]) rooms are old and tired and flawed. AC insufficient with sun pouring in. Between wine fridge and mini bar fridge, there was a lot going on with light and electricity noises while we attempted to sleep. Staff were sometimes awesome , sometimes very awkward bordering on rude. Our view was dry brush (($1600/night ?) and patio not useable bc of Sun angle. Wayyyy overuse of water bottles! Wow- in this day and age, it was really shocking how much trash is produced!
We stay in high end places whenever possible so we have comparisons and meadowood had too many cons for us.
Meadowood has everything you would expect from a resort like this. stayed for business conference and would go back. car service, grounds, spa, were all very nice perks. Large property feels like being secluded with all amenities just a quick ride away in their shuttle/ car service.
The trip was an AXA conference so I did not decide on the location. We enjoyed the service. the promptness was incredible. The only issue we had was we could not watch a movie on netflex since I own a Samsung phone and not an apple one.