Yountville offers the quintessential setting for sampling some of the best of the Napa wine country. For dining, your choices include numerous internationally-renowned, award-winning Yountville restaurants such as Bistro Jeanty, The French Laundry, Bouchon, Pacific Blues Café whch received a New York Times recommendation; Michael Chiarello’s Bottega featuring rustic farm-to-table Italian cuisine, and a dozen more of Napa’s finest.
For vineyards and wineries, you have Chiarello Family Vineyards, LLC , Cliff Lede Vineyards, Cornerstone Cellars, Domaine Chandon, Gemstone, Hill Family Estate, Hopper Creek Winery, Jessup Cellars, as well as limo wine tours, bike tours and other options.
A great place to stay is the elegant French country Vintage Inn on the Vintage Estate. The AAA Four Diamond inn features 80 guestrooms, suites and villas blended to mirror the natural beauty of the French countryside and Napa Valley wine country. Accolades include being named to Travel+Leisure Magazine’s “2015 500 World’s Best Hotels and “2014 500 World’s Best Hotels” and Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s “2014 Gold List – California Hotels & Resorts,” “2014 Top Resort Spas in the United States,” and “2013 World’s Best – Top 15 Resorts in North California.”
Recently-renovated guest rooms are appointed with distressed plantation shutters, wing back chairs, a farmhouse-style desk and end tables that frame the luxurious bed. Design elements include natural Acacia hardwood flooring, hand-tufted wool area rugs woven in India, and original photography shot by local Napa Valley artists. Bathrooms showcase dual ceramic sinks and either spacious walk-in dual headed showers with Carrera marble mosaic tiled floor or an oversized sunken whirlpool jetted bathtub. Completing the perks are wood-burning stone fireplaces, mini-fridges and private balconies or garden patios with oversized Brown Jordan wicker patio furniture.
The Vintage Inn is part of the 23-acre The Vintage Estate that includes the V Marketplace, a lifestyle shopping collection housed in the former 145-year-old Groezinger Winery listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and Spa Villagio‘s 16 treatment rooms and five private spa suites.
For more information, call 800-351-1133, 707-944-1112 or visit www.vintageinn.com.
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