The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in
Napa and Sonoma
After making a career out of gallivanting across France as a B&R guide, I settled in Utah to embrace my love of skiing and all things alpine.
While it was definitely a change of pace (to say nothing of a change of scenery), it was a whole lot easier to make the transition knowing that one of the world’s best regions for my other passions—wine, food and incredible cycling—was just a hop, skip and a jump away in Northern California.
Napa and Sonoma combine the best of small-town America with world-class elegance, and nowhere is this more evident than in the incredible hotel accommodations that traverse the two valleys.
I’ve rounded up five of my favourite Napa and Sonoma hotels, which collectively represent the region’s perfect balance of rustic charm and pure decadence.
While, yes, this is a boutique hotel—the real gravitas in this blend of restaurant, farm and inn is most certainly the 3-star Michelin restaurant. Spread over the second floor of the gorgeously detailed corner building are five thoughtfully appointed guest rooms, each highly curated to offer a luxurious, contemporary feel. The hospitality here is exceptional.
Taking cues from the south of France, Auberge Du Soleil tucked itself within a cluster of olive trees and let the dream of a French restauranteur come to life. Amid the 33 acres of sun-drenched hillside you’ll find a renowned restaurant (the dream flourished), pool, 50 contemporary, lavish guestrooms and every creature comfort imaginable.
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Northern California combines rolling landscapes of tidy vineyards with backdrops of golden hillocks, making it a great place for bikers. On our Napa & Sonoma Luxe Biking Journey, scenic bike routes wind through small towns and meandering walking trails exist only a few hours from bustling San Francisco.DETAILED ITINERARY
Located in the heart of North Sonoma Wine Country, Hotel Healdsburg emanates the simplicity and charm of the region. Beautifully appointed guest rooms, country gardens, a pool, and the luxurious spa provide a tranquil setting to relax at day’s end.
Located just outside Calistoga and framed by the soft ridges of the nearby Palisade Mountains, Solage is modern, thoughtfully-appointed and private, offering an unforgettable resort experience. Amenities include one of the best spas in North America with a Geothermal water Bathhouse, a 130-foot landmark adult pool and hot tub, a state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as a delightful gastronomic restaurant, Solbar.
Tucked into a private canyon in the Upper Napa Valley among ancient oaks, majestic hills, a rock-hewn stream, and a private lake lies Calistoga Ranch. Designed with relaxation in mind, lodges offer guests the ultimate experience with a collection of indoor and outdoor spaces that allow you to fully experience the pristine setting amidst luxury amenities.