What We Love
- Steps from some of the top dining destinations in the nation
- The hotel's Spa Villagio is one of the best in Cali Wine Country
- In-room wood-burning fireplaces
What To Know
- Part of the larger Vintage Estate restaurant, spa and shopping complex
- Proximity to French Laundry doesn’t make it any easier to score a reservation
- Close to town and (relatively) bustling
- Check-in is at 4 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
French manor house charm and a sumptuous vino-centric spa in the Napa Valley's foodie fantasyland
This inn and its sprawling grounds looks like what might happen if an elegant French country manor were deconstructed and dropped into the heart of California Wine Country. From this charming spot, rows of neatly manicured rose bushes and the occasional white picket gate are all that separates you from the gourmet fantasyland of Yountville. Among the orange trees and rose bushes you’ll find tumble-down farm carts converted into planters and stone-lined pools filled with water from a burbling fountain. The evocation is fitting, since parts of the property are converted from the original Groezinger Estate winery, which dates back to the 1870s.
Bed & Bath
Overlooking the grounds are 80 spacious guestrooms set in clusters of two-story wood-paneled or brick cottages. The rooms offer luxe amenities that belie the property’s rustic feel. This is pure country charm — with a much higher thread count. Each room has its own wood-burning fireplace, and ground-floor rooms have private patios, while second-floor spaces are equipped with balconies and wood-raftered cathedral ceilings.
Days start with a free champagne breakfast and wind down with you warming by the wood-burning fireplace after a soak in the oversize hot tub. In between, you can play a few sets of tennis on the on-premises courts, relax at the world-class Spa Villagio on the Estate grounds or stretch out with a yoga or Pilates class. Travel the wine trail on your own (the inn provides free iPod Touches preprogrammed with winery maps and suggested tour routes) or with a bike touring company, and, of course, eat your way through the Michelin Guide. No joke: Yountville boasts more Michelin stars per capita than any other hamlet in the nation.
How to Get There
We stayed there and absolutely will be back! The ambience was great, the room was immaculate and the service by all the staff couldn't have been better. The breakfast was very solid for a buffet. It is well within walking distance of several great spots! There is also an intrinsic value in staying there as you get different deals with local wineries! Great recommendation by Shadyside Travel!
The Vintage House, or as it used to be called, The Vintage Inn was just renovated and redecorated. The room decoration tries way to hard to appeal to the younger set. It looks like they just thumbed through a Pottery Barn catalog and went to Target and bought every schmaltzy thing to hang on the walls. Honestly, the decor is not "grown up," it's more like out of Seventeen Magazine. I expect to see a sobbing teenage girl sitting on the steps crying over "Bud" breaking their date. Honestly, they should have hired an adult decorator.
If you;re planning to take a trip up to the Napa Valley for some terrific wine and food, we recommend staying at the Vintage House in Yountville. The location is much closer to the wineries than staying in Napa, plus this hotel is upscale and considerable less than surrounding hotels. The room is large and romantic with a fireplace and balcony in each room. The newly remodeled pool is great to hangout and relax. Plus, your staf comes with a wonderful buffet breakfast!!! We've stayed here twice and will again this summer. Cheers!
This place is an incredible little place to stay if you are looking for a nice hotel in Yountville. The service and the accommodations were phenomenal. And the pool and hot tub is even open for 24 hours!
Good location. You can walk to local restaurants. Very quiet and comfortable. We had a 2nd floor room with vaulted ceilings that made the room feel even larger. Food at the pool and at the complimentary breakfast were very good.