A Night in Napa

From high to low, we’ve found the valley itinerary that fits any budget.


STAY: Mount View Hotel and Spa

Don’t underestimate this 100-yearold boutique filled with 1930s charm and claims to having hosted President Hoover during his time in office. The no-frills ground-level pool may not be as luxurious as some, but its heated waters and mineral whirlpool get the job done. Not to mention, its location in downtown Calistoga is hard to beat. $299 per night. mountviewhotel.com

TASTE: Addendum

For the those who prefer to picnic in style, try Ad Hoc’s Addendum boxed lunches. This walk-up lunch-only eatery by Thomas Keller specializes in casual Southern home cooking. Choose between buttermilk fried chicken, barbecue pork ribs and pulled pork sandwich, each accompanied by two house-made sides that change daily. Available Thursday to Saturday only for $16.50. thomaskeller.com

PAMPER: Napa Valley Massage and Wellness Spa

Wind down at this cozy shabby chic spa in Napa that is well-loved for its couples treatments and exceptional customer service. Try the 60-minute “Farmhouse Bliss,” a full-body massage incorporating Napa Valley River stones, finished with a wild rose-hip and lavender face massage. 75 minutes, $120 per person. nvmassageandwellness.com


STAY: Bardessono

Exceptional luxury with prices to match is how one might describe this modern eco-friendly escape. But an immersive experience is what you can expect from Bardessono, a hotel with rooms designed to double as private spas complete with soaking tubs and fireplaces. Enjoy a lofty vantage point from the rooftop pool — a perfect place to relax, soak up some rays and sip a cocktail. $900 per night. bardessono.com

TASTE: The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil

Expansive views from the terrace are almost as enticing a reason to visit as the award-winning Mediterraneaninspired cuisine by chef Robert Curry. Prices may be steep, but the uplifting views, sparkling champagne and sautéed foie gras are sure to lighten your mood. $100-plus per person. aubergedusoleil.com

PAMPER: Meadowood Spa

Early this year, Forbes Travel Guide gave a five-star rating to Meadowood Spa merely 15 months after its opening. There are eight treatment suites, but for a truly elevated experience, book the Treehouse Retreat complete with copper bathtub, fireplace and sitting area, best paired with the spa culinary menu. Treehouse Retreat $200 per hour; 90-minute “Essential Journey” massage with 30-minute facial $350. meadowood.com

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