If you’re looking to indulge in a getaway with just your closest friends and family, Napa Valley should be at the top of your travel list. The wide open spaces of wine country, with quaint rural towns and miles of undulating vineyards, is perfect for intimate experiences whether you’re traveling solo, with a partner, or the entire family (and maybe the neighbors) in tow.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite places to stay when you want a private getaway. With a variety of accommodations to choose from, including those with limited common areas, spacious suites and exclusive amenities, you’ll find that a retreat to Napa Valley feels a lot like home.

Fun & Approachable

Napa Valley caters to experiences at every price point and these retreats give you peace of mind, with a twist. With kitschy-cool roadside motor lodges and motels (drive right up to your room!), and even a suite in an old railway car, you can find affordable private accommodations. A few of our favorites: 

Calistoga Motor Lodge 
El Bonita Motel
Napa Valley Railway Inn
Napa Valley Hotel & Suites

Vineyard Views and Direct-Entry Rooms

With wide-open spaces and leafy rows of vineyards in all directions, a change of scenery becomes that much more enticing. If you’re looking for a place to stay with a direct entry room topped off with your very own vineyard view, we’ve got that too. Here are a few places we love: 

Harvest Inn
Silverado Resort
The Setting Inn
Senza Hotel
Wine Country Inn


Downtime away from it all is the ultimate luxury, and Napa Valley invites you to escape into wine country bliss with that special someone. These world-class resorts offer completely private experiences, from your own modern five-bedroom villa with a private pool to the rustic elegance of a woodsy forest retreat complete with a private vineyard. If you’re looking for ultra-luxe privacy, here are our top picks: 

Carneros Resort and Spa
The Estate Yountville 

Cozy Cottages and Boutique Inns

Napa Valley boutique inns are the perfect solution for a larger group of friends or family who are looking to get away, but still be close. Most are available for full buyouts, so you can ensure a private retreat with just your closest friends and family. Reserving a property just for yourself provides the best of both worlds – the top-tier hospitality and luxurious amenities jet-setters have come to expect as well as privacy. Here are a few to consider: 

Chateau de Vie
Brannan Cottage Inn
Cottages of Napa Valley
Candlelight Inn
The Francis House
The White House Inn
Poetry Inn
The Bungalows at Calistoga

Now that you’ve picked the perfect place to stay, it’s time to plan the rest of your trip. Just one to two hours from the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas, and only a six hour drive from Los Angeles, Napa Valley is a must-see stop on any Northern California road trip adventure.