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Staying in Napa Valley is a wine lover’s dream, but staying at one of these hotels located on an actual Napa vineyard provides an even more authentic look into the Napa Valley lifestyle. With this type of unique experience, guests can literally walk from their hotel room and pick grapes straight from the vine—no need to drive or bike to a nearby winery to taste world-class wine.

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Photo courtesy of SENZA

Photo courtesy of SENZA


This Napa Valley boutique hotel and luxury resort overlooks the rolling hills of Darioush vineyards, providing a romantic and breathtaking view. The resort was purchased by Craig and Kathryn Hall, owners of HALL and WALT Wineries, in 2006 as a way to extend the wine experience beyond the tasting rooms of their wineries, and to give each guest a fuller slice of Napa living. What sets SENZA apart from other Napa hotels is its luxury amenities and location. Each spacious room features natural light and is just footsteps away from vines. Some luxurious amenities include fireplace, heated floors, private patio, marble-tiled bathroom and contemporary art collection. SENZA offers complimentary breakfast daily catered by Bouchon, as well as an evening wine and cheese reception. SENZA also has an on-site spa that offers a full slate of signature services, including a Chardonnay Facial and Hand and Foot Cork Massage.



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The Meritage Resort and Spa

The Meritage Resort and Spa is located on nine acres of walkable hillside Trinitas Cellars vineyards and features a unique 20,000-square-foot Estate Cave, which includes a tasting room, Spa Terra and a special event space. Spa Terra is the first completely underground spa in North America. The resort also offers a sports and entertainment lounge with six bowling lanes, Crush Ultra Lounge, a full tasting room that includes wines made from the grapes grown on the hillside above the tasting room, a pool and guestrooms that overlook hillside vineyards and Napa’s Grape Crusher Statue. The Meritage Resort hosts a variety of special events that are open to guests and the public throughout the year, including winemaker dinners with a variety of top-rated Napa Valley wineries every month and seasonal vineyard tours. During every event guests are able to learn more about wines, the grapes, and how different wine making practices go into making their favorite wines.

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Photo courtesy of Harvest Inn

Photo courtesy of Harvest Inn

Harvest Inn 

The Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer is part of Charlie Palmer Group and borders Whitehall Lane’s Leonardini Family Vineyards. The Inn is owned and operated by renowned chef Charlie Palmer. In addition, there are five culinary gardens on the property—including three bee colonies—that fuel the menu for the Harvest Table restaurant during growing season. The restaurant serves a daily complimentary breakfast for all hotel guests, as well as brunch, lunch and dinner. In warmer seasons, the Inn offers a package titled “Vineyard, Farmer, Table” that includes a two-night stay, tour of their culinary gardens with chef Levi Mezick, select estate grown items for dinner in the restaurant, a visit to Silver Oak Cellars Winery for a private tasting and a culinary garden tasting menu at Harvest Table with paired Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars wines. The Vineyard View Collection rooms are among the only hotel rooms in Napa Valley that sit directly on vineyard land. Guests can walk outside and pluck a grape directly from the vine.


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Vino Bello Resort

Vino Bello Resort, a Wyndham property, overlooks scenic vineyards and the Grape Crusher statue in the heart of romantic California Wine Country. The hotel features condo-style studio accommodations with Old World Tuscan décor, fine wood furnishings, stainless steel appliances, fully equipped kitchenettes, a separate sitting area, dining table, and a furnished patio or balcony. Bathrooms feature a jetted whirlpool spa and oversized walk-in shower. Property amenities include two heated swimming pools, two full fitness centers and a water playground for kids. Guests also receive a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival. If you’re looking to explore Downtown Napa, which is just 10 minutes away, the resort makes it easy with free shuttle service; there guests can enjoy activities such as visiting the Oxbow Public Market, enjoying a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train, getting a treatment at a day spa, soaring in a hot air balloon and high-end shopping and five-star dining.


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Carneros Resort & Spa

The Carneros Resort & Spa is surrounded by numerous picturesque vineyards by winemakers such as Plumpjack, Cade, Etude, and Artesa. It’s also one of the closest Napa resorts from San Francisco, making a trip to the wine country easily accessible. The resort features a hilltop infinity edge pool overlooking sprawling vineyards, as well as a family pool. For ultimate relaxation, guests can visit the full-service spa offering signature treatments that highlight the vineyard and farm environment in which it is located. The menu includes body treatments (like the Grape Skin Wrap), massages, facials, manicures and pedicures and a salon. Foodies will enjoy the three on-property dining options that serve the finest local, organic, and sustainably raised ingredients—some picked fresh from the culinary garden.

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