Meadowood Napa Valley

Napa Valley’s luxurious rustic escape
Napa Valley is known for its scenic views, award-winning wines, and amazing food, and these all come together harmoniously at Meadowood Napa Valley. Tucked away in a secluded spot in charming St. Helena, Meadowood is a 250-acre countryside estate complete with an acclaimed spa, three distinct pool areas and a unique opportunity for immersion into wine. Take in the nature-filled surroundings from Meadowood’s series of shingled cottages that dot the picturesque landscape. 

Everything about the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel oozes wine country sophistication and discreet luxury. Meadowood shines when it comes to the subtle details: The smile and candid banter that the bellman provides while whisking you by golf cart to your temporary home. The hand-written welcome note from the gracious hotel director that awaits you in your suite accompanied by a welcome gift from Napa Valley.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The resort is nestled into a charming valley surrounded by mountains, and it’s just about as picturesque a scene as you’re likely to find. It’s also, of course, in the heart of California’s famed wine country, and right near chic boutiques and great outdoor activities.
  • Led by a team of celebrated and published educators, The Wine Center at Meadowood Estate presents a unique experience to be immersed in the culture of wine and discover the nuances of wine and winemaking.
  • Five Plexipave tennis courts are available for leisurely play, while two experienced tennis pros offer private or group lessons.
  • The Five-Star Meadowood Spa is a must. The spa suites — each outfitted with its own bathroom and steam shower — are oases, and the services will transport you.
Things to Know
  • Public transportation options are slim in Napa. San Francisco has great public transit, but once you’re out of the city, you’re going to need to either drive yourself or arrange a car service.
  • Pets aren’t allowed at the Five-Star hotel, so you’ll have to find a sitter for Fluffy while you go on vacation.
  • The property opened three new pools and an outdoor café in 2020: an adults-only pool with four cabanas, a fitness pool, a family activities pool and a full-service café with a bar.

  • Not to be outdone by the Five-Star Meadowood Spa, the refreshed fitness center now features new saunas and steam rooms, expanded spaces for classes, Peloton bikes and much more.
The Rooms
  • The guest rooms at Meadowood vary from studios to suites, each with its own appeal and uniqueness. The one thing that they all have in common is the calming, luxurious décor, wood-burning fireplace and majestic views.
  • Among the different types of rooms, you can find seating areas that double as extra sleeping room, French doors that open onto large private porches and patios, vaulted ceilings and reading chairs and built-in window seats.
  • The bathrooms at Meadowood are light and bright and vary from room to room. Some host a shower and vanity, others offer a soaking tub and separate shower along with dual vanities. The luxurious Hill House comes with a large bathroom featuring a two-person soaking tub and separate shower, dual sinks and dressing area. It also boasts a private outdoor shower and soaking tub with a fire pit.

  • Meadowood Napa Valley’s turndown service is a feast for the senses that will satisfy your sweet tooth. You’ll return to your room in the evening to find everything tidied and the luxurious white linens on your bed prepared for your arrival, your pillows fluffed, and your robe and slippers put out for you.
  • Generally, guests will find queen or California king beds. From the inviting linens to the comfortable throws, the exquisite beds are designed to host the sweetest of dreams.
The Look
  • Instead of trying to impress guests with wild architecture and glitz, they put their money and energy into making the resort’s indoor and outdoor spaces an exemplar of easy luxury.
  • The Meadowood Napa Valley’s cheerful wine-country-style lodges and quaint cottages are brimming with California antiques from the early half of the 20th century everywhere you turn and luxurious additions (like huge soaking tubs and private porches and decks) that are timeless in their sumptuous appeal.
  • Every room has a lush view, whether it’s a woodland vista that makes you feel as though you’re in a fairytale forest or French doors that open to a private porch or deck overlooking the vineyard-dotted Napa Valley.
  • Instead of cramming all the cottages and lodges together in a central area, the resort has them distributed across the entirety of its acreage, so there’s always a sense of privacy and of being one of a pampered few guests.
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Getting There
900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena, California 94574
APC (1 h 25 min-1 h 40 min)   OAK   SMF  
Meadowood Napa Valley
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