Contemporary country chic in Wine Country
With its location in the rolling, vineyard-dotted hills just outside the town of Napa in the Napa Valley, Carneros Resort and Spa offers such a visually appealing setting you may find it hard to tear your eyes away from the views. Do so, though, and you'll see streamlined, modern cottages (with an ever-so-slight, updated farmhouse design that nods to the agricultural focus of the area) that are light and airy inside with working fireplaces, heated slate floors and indoor and outdoor showers. Service here is relaxed and friendly, with a staff that's happy to make you feel like your hideaway is your own private home.
Outside the walls of your cottage, you'll find a full-service spa where you can have a soothing massage, then indulge in a leisurely yoga class. There are also several dining options (the resort is owned by the Plumpjack Group, which runs three area wineries) with upscale, farm-to-table dining at the aptly named FARM restaurant and casual bites at the Boon Fly Cafe. Check with the capable concierge staff to plan a dream day touring Napa Valley wineries, then take an outdoor table at the Hilltop Dining Room (reserved exclusively for hotel guests and a perfect spot for a wine country breakfast or lunch) and sip a signature cocktail as you watch the sunset.