Visitors to the Napa Valley will find overnight accommodations as diverse as the states and countries from which they venture. From quaint bed and breakfast inns to luxury resorts, variations in gracious wine country hospitality exist at every turn. Looking for a hosted evening wine hour? You’ll find it. Seeking a pool around which to lounge? It’s there. Craving a luxurious spa treatment? No problem. And how about a champagne brunch each morning? At Yountville’s 23-acre Vintage Estate in the heart of the Napa Valley you’ll find all of these things and more at Vintage Inn and nearby Spa Villagio.
A stay at the French-country inspired Vintage Inn places you in strolling distance of Yountville’s bounty of wine tasting rooms, gourmet restaurants, shopping, parks, and artworks. Sure, you’ll likely want to explore the greater valley, but it’s nice to know that here, you’re amidst the best of everything for which Napa is known. One of the first luxe hotels in the area, Vintage Inn has retained its superior status and hasn’t missed a beat through the years. Guests (many of whom have been regulars for decades and wouldn’t stay anywhere else) are the beneficiaries of the property’s venerable stature and its amenities not normally found at more modern properties. Its bungalow and villa-style rooms and bathrooms – routinely updated and refined to state-of-the-art status – are luxuriously and uncommonly expansive. The property and gardens meander leisurely through some of the most prized real estate in the nation. An invitingly large swimming pool and whirlpool beckon when the sun shines brightly, as do tennis and bocce ball courts. And dinner is just steps away at the award-winning Bottega. Complimentary afternoon tea and baked goods are offered each afternoon in the charming lobby, as is a full breakfast buffet each morning, featuring gorgeous breads and pastries, fresh fruit, and eggs cooked to order.
While Vintage Inn delivers a distinct French vibe, its spa, at sister property Villagio Inn & Spa, takes you to the hills of Tuscany. Spa Villagio is a restorative haven easily accessed by strolling behind the Vintage Estate gardens, or down Yountville’s main drag. This 13,000 square foot Tuscan sanctuary offers sixteen state-of-the-art treatment rooms and five private spa suites featuring fireplaces, jetted infinity soaking tubs, Swiss experience showers, wet bars, private patios and flat screen televisions with Bose surround sound systems. A serene atmosphere is enhanced with soothing fountains, cascading waterfalls, and reflecting pools. Guests may select from a menu of five concentrated experiences that infuse ancient Mediterranean spa rituals with essential elements indigenous to Napa Valley: facials, massage, body, hands & feet, and signature services, which allow you to fully customize your ideal escape. (Consider the indulgent “Lemon Luxe” 100-minute full body exfoliation and massage utilizing Spa Villagio’s own lemon juniper line, and take home the full size body scrub and body butter.)
It’s easy to spend an entire day at Spa Villagio, and many guests do just that. Enjoy a post or pre treatment brunch or lunch by the pool. Utilize the sauna, steam, and private outdoor whirlpool. Relax by an outdoor fireplace with a glass of wine and a selection of magazines. Finish your holiday shopping in one fell swoop with a visit to the spa boutique, featuring gorgeous gifts curated by spa director Terry Prager. Facials and massages might provide relaxation, but checking everyone off your list with sumptuous robes, wraps, jewelry, and body products might provide the best stress relief of all!