Picture yourself on a sun-soaked summer afternoon, lounging by a luxurious resort pool in the heart of Napa Valley. In between days spent wine tasting and eating at gourmet restaurants, be sure to take a day to relax by a tranquil pool.

While Bothe-Napa Valley State Park has the only public pool available in Napa Valley, dozens of resorts have pools worth swimming in (or just lounging next to). Many resorts offer luxurious settings, with towel service, and drinks and food; some even have views of the vineyards or surrounding mountains and rolling hills.

Day passes are available at a few resorts, though you'll have to check ahead as they often limit the number offered.

Calistoga Resort Pools

The resorts in the northern Napa Valley town of Calistoga usually feature mineral pools that are fed from nature’s own underground hot springs. These mineral pools offer many health benefits, and a long soak is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate.

Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa

This resort features a hip, vintage vibe. Its outdoor pool area includes a deck of blue-and-white striped umbrellas, pool lounges, and cabana beds shaded by a greenery-covered trellis. Three mineral pools, kept at three different temperatures, are fed from geothermal hot springs. There’s also outdoor fire pits, bocce court, board games, and hammocks to keep you as busy or relaxed as you like.

Pools are open to resort guests, to day spa guests who book a spa service (for an additional fee), and day passes are available to the public for a fee, by reservation.


Calistoga Spa Hot Springs

Four geothermal mineral pools highlight this resort’s outdoor soaking options – a lap pool, a wading pool with waterfall, a soaking pool, and a jet pool with fountain and jacuzzi jets. The pool deck features vine-covered lounge areas, and a sky deck for those who prefer a higher vantage point. The property offers beautiful views of the Calistoga Palisades, too.

Pools are open to resort guests and to day spa guests who book a spa service (for an additional fee).


Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs

One of the oldest hot spring resorts has three geothermal minerals pools – two outdoor pools and an indoor hot springs pool for adults only. The Balneology Association of North America (BANA) has classified their natural mineral waters as distinctive and neutralizing, with proven health benefits. Private cabanas are available to rent, which feature daybeds and overhead fans, for the ultimate in relaxation.

Pools are open to resort guests, and day passes are available to the public for a fee, by reservation.


Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley

(Pictured at the top.) Calistoga’s newest resort is laid out around an expansive, two-tier pool deck that delivers a sweeping view of vineyards to the east and south. There are two pools, including one heated lap pool for adults and one for everyone, plus a hot tub big enough for an entire winemaking team. CAMPO Poolside, a Cal-Mexican restaurant, is open for lunch, and offers daily food and drink specials based on what’s fresh and tasty that week.

Pools are only open to resort guests and Four Seasons Napa Valley members.

Indian Springs Resort & Spa

One of Calistoga’s fan favorites, Indian Springs has two pools – one open to guests of all ages and another for adults only. Four thermal geysers on property supply a constant stream of mineral water to the mineral pools and Buddha Pond. The main pool is one of the largest mineral pools in the whole valley – use floats or noodles to laze away an afternoon floating around in 110-degree water.

Pools are open to resort guests and to a limited number of day spa guests who book a spa service (for an additional fee).


Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection

This beloved resort in Calistoga recently completed a major renovation, adding private cabanas to their already enviable 130-foot Landmark Pool. Enjoy Picobar, a casual and open-air restaurant that serves up poolside cocktails and elevated Mexican cuisine. Of course, the spa pools are as indulgent as ever.

Pools are open to resort guests and to day spa guests who book a spa service (for an additional fee).

St. Helena Resort Pools

Alila Napa Valley

The pool at this modern St. Helena resort is small but swanky, and overlooks a Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard owned by Beringer Vineyards next door. Small clusters of couches and chaise lounges add to an air of exclusivity.

Pools are open to resort guests and to day spa guests who book a spa service (for an additional fee).


Auberge du Soleil

This resort’s “La Plage” pool is a perfect locale for soaking up some sun with expansive views of the valley floor to the south. Find one of the gauzy canopied lounges and order a cool signature cocktail, glass of wine, or local beer. Shaded terraces offer a respite from the sun and a great spot to enjoy delicious poolside dining.

Pool is open to resort guests.


Harvest Inn

Just south of downtown St. Helena, this resort has two secluded pool areas, each with a swimming pool, hot tub, and comfy lounge chairs. The spacious main pool area is open to all guests, and sits in the center of the property’s lush surrounding gardens. The second, more intimate pool is reserved exclusively for adults.

Pool is open to resort guests.


Meadowood Napa Valley

This Forbes 5-Star and Michelin 3 Keys resort welcomes the entire family with individual pools for swimmers of different ages and abilities. Complete with three pools, the pool complex at Meadowood features a Fitness Pool, Family Activities Pool, and Cabana Pool. Each pool has poolside service, as well as its own adjacent spa and landscaped areas. Or enjoy food and drinks from the Terrace Café.

Pool is open to resort guests and the spa pool is open to day spa guests who book a spa service (for an additional fee).

St. Helena Public Pools

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

The pool at Bothe State Park opens during the summer, from Memorial Day weekend through the Labor Day weekend, every Saturday and Sunday (plus July 4–5 and September 2). Bring the family for some splashing fun! And you can even go for a hike while you're there.

Admission to the pool is a separate fee from camping or parking, but it's only $5 per person.


Health Spa Napa Valley

The health spa is open to the public for spa services, as well as fitness center and pool use. Day passes are available on site for use of the pool and all of the amenities. The resort-style heated lap pool is set at 80 degrees for 25 yards of outdoor lap swimming. Three lap lanes available by reservation. Food service is available from nearby Gott's Roadside and Pizzeria Tra Vigne – simply order from the poolside menu and the food is delivered to you.

Day passes are available to the public for pool and fitness center use.


Yountville Resort Pools


This sleek and eco-conscious property offers a mindful approach to living the good life. The 75-foot-long rooftop pool is available to all hotel guests and features poolside cabanas, chaise lounges, and food and drink services. During the summer months, there also are yoga sessions on the pool deck.

Pool is open to resort guests.


Estate Yountville

This resort has a 40-foot heated outdoor pool where guests can unwind in luxurious private cabanas or on comfy chaise lounges as they enjoy the poolside menu while taking in the stunning vistas of the Mayacamas Mountains in the distance.

Pool is open to resort guests.

Hotel Yountville

The pool is the centerpiece of the grounds at this homey resort, and it is flanked by towering Italian cypress trees and a majestic oak. Guests can order light fare poolside, as well as hand-crafted cocktails from the bar.

Pool is open to hotel guests.

Maison Fleurie

Located in the heart of Yountville – just steps from The French Laundry – this inn has an outdoor pool next to its beautiful flower garden and fountain. Enjoy poolside wine and hors d'oeuvres, complimentary to all inn guests.

Pool is open to inn guests.


Napa Valley Lodge

Take a dive into this resort’s large pool in the heart of a central, lushly landscaped courtyard. Market umbrellas and sun loungers invite guests to linger all afternoon. The hotel offers seasonal poolside service and features cozy courtyard fire pits for those cool Napa Valley wine country evenings.

Pool is open to hotel guests.

Downtown Napa Hotel Pools

Archer Hotel Napa

This downtown gem offers a 11,000-square-foot rooftop pool with a shallow water deck. Just 6 inches of water is perfect for cooling off and enjoying cocktails and wine. Five private deck-side cabanas can be reserved by the day and feature stone fireplaces and privacy curtains. The cabanas, overlooking First Street, offer menus from Chef Charlie Palmer’s Sky & Vine on the other side of the roof.

Pool is open to hotel guests.


The Westin Verasa Napa

The Westin Verasa Napa is a resort-style hotel in Downtown Napa, featuring a heated saltwater pool, a whirlpool, lounge chairs, and private cabanas for a perfect relaxation experience.

Pool is open to hotel guests.


City of Napa Resort Pools

Carneros Resort and Spa

Guests of this resort can relax at one of two pools. The adults-only Hilltop Pool boasts an infinity-edge hot tub and cozy cabanas; on a clear day you can see for miles without getting up from your chaise lounge. Otto’s Pool, which has both family and fitness areas, offers a livelier vibe.

Pool is open to lodging guests, and day passes are available to the public for a fee, by reservation.

Scenic Sunday Pool Parties​ – From July to October, on the first Sunday of every month, the Hilltop Pool is open to the public for a poolside soirée – complete with local wine and cocktails, live DJs, and the picturesque Carneros countryside.


The Meritage Resort and Spa

Multiple pools and hot tubs are among the amenities at this South Napa resort – all have views of vineyards. The adult-only pool looks out on the resort's Estate Cave. If you're looking for a full day at the pools, book one of the cabanas. You'll have several options, from family-friendly fun to adults-only and from romantic decor to ultra luxe VIP.

Pool is open to resort guests, and day passes are available to the public for a fee, by reservation.


Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection

Stanly Ranch offers multiple pools, including a family pool and the Lavender Pool (named because it is surrounded by gorgeous lavender plants). Rent a cabana or relax on the pool deck in lounge chairs while savoring oat milk ice cream or cocktails from Basin Bar. The onsite Halehouse Spa also includes a separate pool.

Pools are open to resort guests and the spa pool is open to day spa guests who book a spa service (for an additional fee).