I just had the opportunity to get away from the craziness and fog of San Francisco for a luxurious 3 night stay in the Napa Valley.
My partner John and I have been going to the Sonoma & Napa wine country for years. We met at the Russian River there 19 years ago and we like it. Napa in particular is definitely more crowded than it used to be, a lot more famous, there are more places to stay and some really great restaurants.
And it’s still nice, especially along the Silverado Trail which pretty much remains the same as it’s been for years. In the spectrum of ultra luxury hotels there are 3: Meadowood, Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch.
The resort is huge – I think I was told over 250 acres. It’s basically a separate valley (call it Napa 2) off the Silverado Trail. Once you enter the very long driveway you’re in a quiet wonderful world. The feel is very traditional..
Different people look for different things in a hotel or resort. Meadowood is very golf, tennis, spa and fitness oriented. (It was as a country club before it was a resort.) What we loved were the rooms in the far reaches of the valley. The space, the view, the privacy and the nooks and crannys were fantastic. Whoever thought to include mini spaces within your very nice size room was a genius. These included a banquette and a day bed. The room must have been at least 800 Sq Ft. plus another 100+ on the deck.
We enjoyed a delicious outdoor breakfast overlooking the golf course and in the course of the meal came in to contact with a few deer too.
That’s the life!
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