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Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Carneros Resort and Spa, Napa, California Napa California United States
Modernist home on the range Napa California United States
Bocce Beauty in Napa Napa California United States
Napa Valley, California Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile Napa California United States
Carneros Resort and Spa, Napa, California Napa California United States
Modernist home on the range Napa California United States
Bocce Beauty in Napa Napa California United States
Napa Valley, California Napa California United States
Stay for Awhile
Once you arrive at the Carneros Inn, throw away your car keys. You won’t be needing them here, and, frankly, you won’t ever want to leave.

A sprawling luxury retreat in the heart of wine country, the inn feels something like a self-sufficient farm village—if farm villages had four acclaimed eateries (one fine-dining, of course) and its cottages were paragons of modernist California luxury. Nearly every spot on the grounds offers views of the rolling vineyards and surrounding horse ranches. You can gaze over the organic garden that supplies ingredients for all of the restaurants, as well as the on-site market and spa. The renowned spa pampers guests with natural treatments and free yoga classes. Then there are two swimming pools, bicycles to borrow, a garden bar with bocce and live music, a cocktail foraging experience where you create signature drinks from the garden with the head bartender, a designer boutique, and vineyard walks. So, yes, hiking trails, winetasting, and hot-air balloon rides are just outside the door, but it’s so tempting to just stay right here on the farm.
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Neighborhood Vibe
At the southern end of Napa Valley, the Carneros Inn is set amid rolling hills and vineyards. Some of the area’s top wine producers are just next door, including Domaine Carneros, owned by the French Champagne Taittinger house. The surrounding area is especially popular for outdoor pursuits such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, and hot-air ballooning. Should you need a break from the great outdoors, pop into nearby Di Rosa Preserve, a world-class collection of California art. Eat farm-to-table comfort food at hip Fremont Diner. And the town of Napa, with its many renowned restaurants, tasting rooms, and art galleries, is only a short drive away.
Need to Know
Rooms: 86 cottages, 10 suites, 24 homes. From $525.
Check-in: 4 p.m.; check-out: noon.
Dining options: An ode to Northern California’s agricultural bounty, the fine dining FARM restaurant is a rustically elegant culinary destination with an impressive local wine list; its popular bar and lounge area opens onto the grassy Pavilion, outfitted with bocce courts and fire pits. The casually refined Boon Fly Café is styled after vintage California roadside eateries, serving dressed-up classics with local ingredients all day. Some of the best views around can be found at the Hilltop Dining Room, a guests-only, indoor-outdoor weekend breakfast and lunch café overlooking the pool; poolside snacks and drinks are served until the evening. Otto’s Pool has its own Snack Shack, which serves sandwiches, salads, and other light bites in the summer months. Stock up on local treats and picnic fixings at the Market, the hotel’s very own gourmet grocery.
Spa and gym details: Like the restaurants, the Spa at the Carneros Inn utilizes many of the hotel farm’s ingredients in its extensive menu of natural beauty and wellness treatments. The large, modern fitness center is open 24 hours daily and offers free fitness classes on weekends; personal training and a wide range of private and small-group wellness classes can also be booked. There are two pools—one for adults only, one dedicated to fitness and families.
Insider Tips
Who it’s best for: Romancing couples, families, outdoor enthusiasts, and tech moguls who want to play at farm living.
Our favorite rooms: Like private little bungalows, the Harvest Cottages have French doors that open onto a spacious private garden with a fire pit, two-person soaking tub, dining area, and outdoor shower. Talk about romantic.
Shopping alert: Want something new to wear to dinner? Don’t worry, the hotel is practically its own village, complete with the PlumpJackSport boutique, which stocks designer brands including Ted Baker and Diane von Furstenberg.
Carneros Resort and Spa, Napa, California
The inn has a country feel, but everything is state of the art. I like getting the best service, without any pretensions. This appeared in the March/April 2012 issue. Read more about Alondra de la Parra, including all of her favorite concert halls and places to stay, eat, and shop. 
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Modernist home on the range

Unusual new-build resort The Carneros Inn is a bold, contemporary vision of traditional local farm structures – the distinctive tin-roofed barns, silos and rancher's cottages dotted throughout Napa Valley have informed an ultra-modern 'agri-chic' aesthetic that marries old-school decked porches, cowhide rugs and rocking chairs with Le Corbusier chaises and a colour scheme Giorgio Armani would be proud of. And you'd have to search long and hard to find a much warmer welcome anywhere in the world.


The chef can prepare a picnic for you to take wherever you like. There's a team of concierge staff who are extremely knowledgable about the region, its vineyards and pursuits. They'll call before you arrive to find out what you want from your stay.
Modernist home on the range Napa California United States

Bocce Beauty in Napa
Staying at the Carneros Inn or just visiting for an epic meal at the Farm or the casual Boon Fly Cafe? Need a way to spend some time while you wait on your table? There's no better way to soak up the more casual and more fun side of Napa than a bit of bocce. You can even order cold drinks and food to be delivered to the picnic tables in the shade, next to the courts. Call ahead to see if you need to reserve the courts. Here's to great outdoor spaces to gather with friends and family. If you're eating at Boon Fly Cafe, don't forget to try the donuts. Seriously. Even if you're there for dinner. PS, their burger is one of the best I've had in years. Years! The team behind Plumpjack has thought of everything. You'll enjoy every detail.
Bocce Beauty in Napa Napa California United States

Napa Valley, California
Napa is the closest you can get to Tuscany without leaving the states. If you are unable to travel to Italy, Napa checks off many of the Tuscan qualities. Stay: With the money saved on not flying to Europe, splurge on a cottage at The Carneros Inn. Eat: At Alex Italian Restaurant try the appetizer sformatino di pecorino con funghi della campagna trifolati (pecorino cheese flan with sautéed wild mushrooms)… amazing!!! Do: Tour the Schramsberg caves where as many as 2.7 million bottles of their sparkling wine is stored. Schramsberg’s sparkling wines have been served at official State functions by every U.S. Presidential administration since 1972. Read More; http://www.mediterraneogifts.com/blogs/news/7089286-13-mediterranean-inspired-places-to-visit-in-2013
Napa Valley, California Napa California United States

4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa, CA 94559, USA
+1 707-299-4900