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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 at Vintage house for 4 nights. The hotel met and/or exceeded every expectation we had. The Valet staff is outstanding, I believe the gentleman that assisted us when we arrived was Richie. He was so great, personable and helpful! I believe he even left us a bottle of champagne and a note for my Husbands Birthday!
The breakfast was wonderful each morning, the only thing that would make it even a bit better would be the addition of a breakfast meat, like bacon or sausage, for us protein eaters, it would be a great addition!
If there was any negative, it would be that we were on a ground floor room and the stairs were next to us and were wood, it was a bit noisy with the folks above us running up and down the stairs and in their room. They did go to bed at a reasonable time, but we could hear them a lot. I would suggest the upstairs room or I was told the interior king rooms are a bit more quiet.
The best thing about the Hotel and Yountville is that you can walk so many places, amazing restaurants and tasting rooms/salons. We had so much fun, we are excited to return soon and will likely stay at Vintage house again. Thank you so very much for a wonderful stay!
My family and I stayed at the Vintage House a couple weeks ago and were blown away by Chris the valet. From the moment we arrived he took personal care of us, especially my mother who has a troublesome hip. He went out of his way to make sure she could get in and out of the car with ease and even took my parents in the little car to dinner. What impressed me the most is how he always had the car ready for us and even told the other valet to have it ready when he wasn't around. Great young man.
My wife and i stayed at the Vintage House in Yountville for our 30th wedding anniversary. It was an incredible stay. Our upstairs accommodations were perfect in all regards, and we woke up to rising hot-air balloons every morning from our balcony. The staff went beyond expectations in making our stay a delight. We could not have asked for a better stay, and we would highly recommend to any and all.
The staff was wonderful and so was the experience. The only issue is that I wish I would have stayed longer. The was quaint and the fireplace experience was amazing. The grounds were serene and relaxing. The staff was exceptional.
We have traveled a fair amount but had never been to Napa. Vintage House was recommended by friends we had traveled with in the past and it exceeded our expectations. Location and accommodation are great but the staff/service make the difference!