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
Hotel is quaint and well maintained, and had a good atmosphere overall. However there were several lapses which you would not expect of a hotel at this price point.
First I found pins on the carpet next to the bed when I first checked in. This is potentially dangerous as I could have stepped on it and hurt myself.
Second, check out time is 12pm. On day of checkout at 11am, a housekeeper knocked the door very loudly many times demanding to know what time we were leaving. These were all told to the front desk who apologized.
What a surprise to visit the newly renovated Vintage House ( formerly Vintage Inn). It was sleek, nicely arranged for comfort and the front desk personnel were always accomodating. The pool remained similar and the outside morning grill station gone, but the daily buffet was a delight, as usual. All the comforts of home and more in the rooms, refreshed with new decor and details. We have visited here several times for crush and other months as well, but May seemed to be a nice, quiet flip side of our usual flurry of wine tastings in the later part of the season. Dinner reservations and wine appointments were more easily found and it was a perfect time for weather. Visit wine country at other times beside crush and see its natural beauty without all the bustle. Vintage House is walking distance from so many nearby venues...would stay over and over again, we love it!!!!!! Don't delay!!
On past trips, I had stayed at Hotel Yountville and had an amazing stay there. For this trip we decided to try Vintage House and we were NOT disappointed.
The location is more central in the town, which is nice. The free breakfast offered every morning did NOT disappoint. Great selection of cheeses, fish, pastries etc.
The room was clean. The room had just been re-modeled and it had beautiful decor, SMART move putting hardwood floors in so that there wasn't carpet that can get gross over time.
The pool area was nice. All in all this place was 5 star