The Best Hotels to Cozy Up in this Cabernet Season
December 15, 2015
Cabernet Season in the Napa Valley welcomes mild temperatures and heartier meals—the perfect pairing for a bold Cabernet Sauvignon. During mid fall to early spring the pace is set a bit slower, providing guests with the opportunity to appreciate the finer details. And now that the mustard is in full bloom and the buds are breaking on the vines, there’s no better place to relax and take in the beautiful scenery.
The valley’s most luxurious hotels and intimate bed and breakfasts offer plenty of amenities to tempt you to just sit back and chill out.
Although it’s named for the sun and known for its view, Auberge du Soleil is a great place for a Cabernet Season getaway. All of its guest rooms feature fireplaces, king beds draped with luxurious linens, and sunken tubs. Bubble baths, oils, and candles are provided as in-room amenities to help set the tone for a romantic evening in. Upon request, they can also “romance the room” with flower petals, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and a bottle of your favorite sparkling or red wine. Both the Michelin-starred restaurant and the Auberge Bistro have gorgeous views, adding up to some major wow-factor.
Hide away from the rest of the world in your private Napa Valley cottage. The Carneros Inn offers an expansive outdoor living space, including a Fireside Butler to fill your outdoor tub and light your fire. Walk the grounds (or use one of their complimentary bicycles) and see spring come alive through the sweeping views of the countryside.
Meadowood Napa Valley is cloistered in its own little valley of pines and oaks. Featuring cozy cottages, elegant suites and spacious lodging in a private, forested setting. Fireplaces add a romantic glow to most guest rooms and terraces offer ideal settings for quiet contemplation or intimate dining.
Then there’s Chateau de Vie, a manor-style bed and breakfast in Calistoga. Its guests are welcomed with a glass of Chateau de Vie estate Cabernet Sauvignon and offered wine and cheese pairings in the afternoons. Walk out onto the deck to take in the astounding views of Mt. St. Helena and the properties estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards surrounding the Chateau.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Cabernet Season, can you?