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
Was here for a conference. The location was great and the rooms spectacular. Very relaxing in a beautiful room with fireplace going and rain on the roof. I look forward to going back and experiencing the outdoor activities.
About as upstanding and polished as a luxury resort in wine country can get. The customer/resort service was outstanding and exceeded all expectations. Despite visiting during the rain storms as of recent, Meadowood was still top-notch.
Closet was small and not convenient, same for drawer space and location. Lighting wasn't the best. your room maid was almost to efficent. They put my wifes hot roller clips in my cosmetic bag off the counter where she had placed them. didn't find them until we packed to leave. Laughable now but not at the moment. All in all we had a wonderfull time with our family and close friends.
WE went for a wedding and stayed for a rest. We absolutely loved the property. The individual accommodations are well spaced and well placed for privacy and views. We stayed in one of the tree line cottages and it was indeed like staying in a treehouse. The room itself, with sitting area and fireplace, has a luxurious cottage feel. The bathroom and tub are large. The fireplace, which our bell boy lit for us upon arrival was delightful. All the staff were very friendly and accommodating. I did not eat at the Resteraunt, but we did eat several meals at the grill. The food was adequate but there is not a huge selection. And as beautiful as the property and all the buildings are, I’d like the grill to have a slightly better ambience. It is comfortable but does not really take advantage of the views and when the restaurant is closed there is no other choice on property. Overall, the stay was fantastic! Take advantage of the lovely hiking trail around the property.
This was my second time visiting Meadowood and they continue to exceed my expectations. Such a beautiful property and incredible service and amenities. Location is perfect; close to some of the best wineries and just far enough to feel like you are in a private, secluded resort. I highly recommend Meadowood.