What is a Best Napa Wine Country Resort anyway? A basic definition might be to have a terrific restaurant, outdoor activities, an epic pool, design that provides a sense of place, and the location should be set amidst beautiful Napa Valley surroundings. It doesn’t have to have a spa, but if they have one, it sure wouldn’t hurt. And you shouldn’t have to leave the property during your stay to have a wonderful experience. But most of all, a Wine Country “best resort” is a place for a guest to feel well-looked after.
In and around Napa Valley we’ve found resorts that hit all of these grace notes and a whole lot more. From an urban resort in downtown Napa, to expansive properties dotting the hillsides and valley, these are the gems that offer guests relaxation, rejuvenation, and a perfect base to explore all that Napa Valley has to offer.
Vista Collina Resort
You’ve heard it said that “it takes a village.” This is definitely true at Napa Valley’s new Vista Collina Resort set on 11 lush acres, a short drive from downtown Napa. Foodies and wine lovers will enjoy The Village at the resort with nine wine and brew tasting rooms, an artisanal market, boutiques, and a community lawn for Wine Country picnics and concerts. Designed in a Tuscan-style that complements the topography and Napa’s love of its full-bodied wines, the property is focused on becoming a food and wine destination that will include locals and guest alike. In late 2018 their Food & Wine Center opens to feature an exhibition kitchen with on-site cooking classes by guest chefs and bakers. Suites have fully-equipped kitchens, so the culinary team can deliver farm-fresh ingredients to the room for guests to cook along with culinary innovation company Hestan Cue’s video-guided cooking system, featuring Vista Collina Resort’s own Chef Lesage.