Time for Recess: Schoolcations in Napa Valley
November 5, 2020
If you have kids at home distance learning, it’s been a long semester and we feel you. Not to worry, Napa Valley resorts are here to save the day with schoolcation getaways. These custom-created hotel packages include on-site teaching assistants, sanitized classrooms, special after-school outdoor activities, and catered lunches that are anything but cafeteria-style. Best of all, parents can relax and enjoy a break from playing teacher — and maybe even sneak away to enjoy a midday wine tasting while the kids are in class (we won't tell if you won't tell). Find our top three picks for your resort remote-learning getaway below, and come find your family zen in Napa Valley.
Bonus: All of these packages offer discounts for extended stays, so you may want to linger a little longer. After all, if you can work from home, you can work from wine country!
Carneros Resort & Spa has just launched a new way for families to ensure their kids are able to learn while also escaping the confines of home with their Resort Learning offerings. Boasting 28 acres of rolling vineyards and picturesque countryside, Carneros Resort and Spa is an environment that fosters creativity and sparks inspiration. Plenty of la carte activities to keep the whole family entertained are all free of charge and include Kids PE, Mommy Meditation, Family Fitness Classes, and Recess at Otto’s Pool, complete with pool toys and life jackets. Carneros Resort also features a large family-friendly lawn with two bocce courts, lawn games, and cocktail service for post-learning relaxation.
The Joy of Learning classrooms at The Estate Yountville are open Monday through Friday to youth in grades K-12. Discover, play and relax in the setting of 22 pristine acres. The Joy of Learning program offers children and parents an A+ experience with two staffed, socially distanced and age-appropriate learning environments, complete with refreshments, daily lunches, and extracurricular activities certain to receive high marks from the entire family! While the kids are in class, adults can learn too, with wine education courses, culinary classes, and even “adult recess.”
Remote with Auberge is a new program at Solage Resort that allows guests to work, learn and play seamlessly from Napa Valley this fall and winter. Designed for families seeking enhanced remote learning and guests looking to reinvigorate their approach to working, Remote with Auberge offers a variety of structured learning and working opportunities coupled with luxury resort comforts. The program is available for a minimum stay of seven nights at Solage and includes access to concierge business services, daily breakfast for two plus one complimentary kids breakfast per adult. There’s also the option to add office amenities, tutoring, children’s programming and additional home-away-from-home conveniences like laundry services and pet care. Solage can even arrange a full-time vacation nanny who will provide 24-hour assistance throughout your stay.
Looking for more ways to explore Napa Valley with the whole family? Check out our guide to Family-Friendly Napa Valley for plenty of inspiration and kid-friendly activities.