Out-of-the-Box Hotel Amenities
May 7, 2015
Combine creativity with warm hospitality and what do you get? Some surprising amenities when you stay at these Napa Valley hotels, which go far beyond leaving the traditional chocolate on your pillow.
Auberge du Soleil’s nightly turndown amenity takes the chocolate one step further: chocolate-covered organic almonds from Executive Pastry Chef Paul Lemieux.
Each luxury room at the Craftsman Inn receives an individual hand-thrown Calistoga Pottery cookie jar filled with chocolate chip, cherry, walnut, and oatmeal cookies accompanied by a decanter of sherry.
Calistoga Ranch’s 12 exotic chickens live in a “bedazzled” reclaimed wood chicken coop with a chandelier and artwork of their fellow resort animals. Guests can collect their own eggs from the coop for made-to-order omelets or dinners.
Guests using the outdoor showers at Calistoga Ranch also receive shower bouquets of lavender, bay leaves, and eucalyptus, which they can take home to dry preserve and remember the scents of the Napa Valley.
At the Meritage Resort and Spa, pets are greeted in their rooms with a plush dog bed and receive an amenity bag from Wine Country Dog Biscuits, a welcome card, and potty pick-up bags, all in a dog bowl to take home with them.
To walk the property in all conditions, guests at The Carneros Inn have use of complimentary Hunter Boots.
Guests at the North Block Hotel enjoy custom-made bath amenities under the hotel’s own label, locally and sustainably crafted with pure essential oils inspired by the scents of the Napa Valley – blood orange peel, bergamot, lavender, geranium leaf, rosemary, jasmine, white tea leaf oil and cedar. Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, body wash, exfoliating body scrub, and scented candles are also available for purchase.
The Westin Verasa Napa offers a range of amenities designed for guests’ well-being: a sleep kit for light sleepers; a one- to five-mile walk or jog with a running concierge, which can be arranged with 24-hour notice; gear lending of New Balance clothing and shoes (for a $5 fee per stay); poolside yoga (weather permitting) on Saturdays at 9:30 am, which can be arranged with 24-hour notice or scheduled for anytime for a fee.
Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa offers a “spa bath” amenity featuring Moroccan Oil hair products or Farmhouse Fresh body products. Guests can also enjoy a garden tasting and tour at the onsite chef’s heirloom gardens.
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Auberge du Soliel Almonds
Calistoga Ranch Chicken Coop
North Block Hotel Products
The Carneros Inn Hunter Boots