California’s Napa Valley attracts plenty of visitors each year with its gorgeous scenery, gourmet eats, and, of course, some of the best wineries in the world. While Napa has other great draws, its wineries are an undeniable source of inspiration for most visitors to the region. So drink in the best that Wine Country has to offer with a look at a few of our favorite Napa stays with impressive vineyards right outside their doors.
With only 50 rooms, this countryside resort is one of the most exclusive in the entire Wine Country region. With a stunning location between the Rutherford Hill winery next door and hundreds of other nearby vineyards, the Auberge du Soleil boasts one of the most dramatic landscapes in the area. Added bonuses are its Michelin-stared restaurant and lovely sculpture garden.
The ultra-luxe Meritage is more akin to a small, upscale community than a resort, with tons of convenient features spread across its massive property. But the highlight of this resort is its very own nine-acre vineyard, featuring hiking trails and stunning hillside views. After a tour of the grounds, guests can sit back in the resort’s wine-tasting caves.
Another luxurious stay in Napa, the Harvest Inn has an Old World rustic charm that doesn’t skimp on the pampering. The inn overlooks its own eight-acre garden sanctuary, as well as the the neighboring Whitehall Lane’s Leonardini Vineyard, where the Mayacamus Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop. Guests can even sample the views (and wines!) from their private decks or in-room fireplaces.
With a secluded vibe, the Calistoga Ranch is a gorgeous — and romantic — Wine Country getaway, tucked into the northern canyon ridge of Napa Valley. The 157-acre property features an on-site vineyard and wine cave on its expansive lakeside setting. After sampling the resort’s own private label, guests can kick back in their lodges with a bottle of their own.