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
What makes Meadowood stand out is that service at every level is excellent. It makes one feel truly pampered and at home.
Toom was perfect - looked ot at coroquet lawn. My wife adores in the fire.
Dinner at the restuarant was sublime. This was our second visit and we enjoyed it even more that oour first.
Once again a great stay. Minor hiccups with check-in and their ongoing renovations, but the service is excellent as always and the restaurant is fabulous as always. We had not tried the hiking trails during our wedding, but we did this time and they are definitely worth exploring.
Awesome property! A little quirky with cabin-esq room blocks scattered throughout the hilly forest (not much flat space throughout, so be prepared), but layout provided for maximum privacy for each room. Beautiful setting, terrific amenities, and good central Napa Valley location (near St. Helena).
The staff is met and exceeded our expectations-felt very pampered and lucky to be able to visit the area and stay at Meadowood. The nightly turn down service and treats are the best we've had in quite some time. It's the little extras that go a long way toward a great stay!
We had a lovely stay at this beautiful quiet resort. The staff and property were impeccable and the location although hidden in the woods is convenient to area wineries. It is very pricey but worth the splurge!