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Four Seasons Resort & Residences Napa Valley features two pools with views of the nearby mountains.

Four Seasons Resort & Residences Napa Valley is just one in a slate of new hotels opening in wine country up and down the West.

Kristin Scharkey  – October 7, 2021

Walk into the lobby of the new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, and you’ll find oversized pendants suspended from the ceiling, with heavy chains that pile up on the live edge wood tables beneath them. White, vaulted ceilings beckon you to the front desk, where a two-tone geometric art piece anchors the wall.

Welcome to one of the most anticipated new places to stay in California wine country. And good news: The resort is just one in a slate of new hotels opening in wine regions up and down the West. From Napa Valley to Oregon and beyond, these stunning spots offer thoughtful amenities and luxe places rest your head after a full day of tasting.

Now accepting reservations for fall, Napa Valley‘s Four Seasons is nestled at the base of the Palisades Mountains in Calistoga, amid hundreds of acres of onsite vineyards. On about 5 acres of them, Elusa Winery winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown continues to farm cabernet sauvignon grapes. Two pools sit just beyond the vines, and an open-air eatery Campo Poolside between them offers California Mexican cuisine.

The latest Four Seasons hotel in Napa Valley features bold interior design.

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“Napa Valley is synonymous with exceptional food and wine, and Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley honors that status with truly special dining and drinking experiences,” General Manager Mehdi Eftekari says in a press release. “It is so unique that the resort is positioned within an active winery, so the grape-to-glass experience is unmatched. There will be endless opportunities for guests to taste complex, age-worthy wines, with immersive, hands-on and educational experiences and tasting sessions just steps from their rooms.”

Another onsite restaurant, Truss Restaurant + Bar, is helmed by Michelin-starred chef Erik Anderson. French techniques meet locally farmed ingredients for the cuisine. A wine list with nearly 300 labels adds to the allure.

Ready to make your getaway to wine country? Check out all of your new options for lodging:

Bolero at Europa Village

Bolero is a Spanish winery at Europa Village in Temecula.

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Stay in a new set of casitas at the latest addition to Temecula Valley wine country: Bolero is a Spanish winery at Europa Village where the bungalows boast vaulted ceilings and private courtyards. Experience wine and olive oil tastings, or snack on tapas at the onsite Bolero Restaurante. 

Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs

Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs reopened in downtown Calistoga this summer after a property-wide renovation.

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We’re all about the right-sized egalitarian vibes at Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs, which reopened in downtown Calistoga this summer with a new restaurant plus a mid-mod redesign of the spa and guest rooms.

Flamingo Resort

Take a dip in the pool at the recently renovated Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa.

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Architect Homer A. Rissman designed this Santa Rosa escape in 1957, and its midcentury design has been reimagined. Commissioned art pieces can be found throughout the contemporary hotel, including a stunning wall mural by Serge Gay Jr.

Four Seasons Resort & Residences Napa Valley 

Private residences overlook vineyards at the new Four Seasons resort in Napa Valley.

Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley 

An onsite vineyard and tasting room highlight the amenities at this Calistoga resort, featuring private homes plus 85 guest rooms. It plans to open in late 2021.

The George

The George transformed from a historic mansion to a bed-and-breakfast.

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This nine-room Napa inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and debuted nearly five years of renovations in March. It’s gone from an 1891 mansion to a cozy bed-and-breakfast with a Peloton studio.

Hotel Ynez

Hotel Ynez

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Expansive gardens meet sophisticated interiors at this Solvang gem just miles from Los Olivos wine tasting. Read a book in a hammock or gather around one of the fire pits outfitted with Adirondack chairs.

The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection

Head to Los Olivos to stay amid old-growth palms at the Inn at Mattei’s Tavern.

Auberge Resorts Collection

Slated to open early next year, this Los Olivos gem boasts restored cottages and a guesthouse amid old growth palm trees and olive groves. A Lavender Barn offers five private rooms for spa treatments and horse trough tubs for bathing. 

The New Inn

The New Inn offers individually curated rooms in Temecula Valley wine country.

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Five villas ranging from vintage glam to elegant contemporary highlight the experience at this boutique inn in Temecula. The staff can help you put together a Champagne picnic, or in-room experiences like a massage or three-course dinner complete with candles and flowers.

R Inn Napa

Cozy up in a two-room bungalow at R Inn Napa.

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Ten rooms and five suites surround an open-air courtyard at this contemporary, art-filled hotel in Napa. For even more privacy, you can stay in the two-room, 1,200-square-foot bungalow.

The Setting Inn Willamette Valley

The Setting Inn sits on a hill in the Willamette Valley and boasts amenities such as retro yard games.

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Located on 10 acres above the Willamette Valley, this Oregon getaway offers outdoor games for guests to enjoy, such as bocce ball and corn hole.

Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection

An earthy palette creates a cozy vibe in guest rooms at Solage in Calistoga.

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Napa Valley architect Howard Backen and Los Angeles design agency Studio Collective spearheaded a $30 million renovation of the studios and suites at this Calistoga property with views of the Mayacama Mountains, including 11 new cottages.

Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection

Take in views of the vineyards from your room at Stanly Ranch.

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Stanly Ranch Winery estate will become home to 78 “open-air” cottages early next year. Think sliding glass doors that roll back for stunning views of nearby vines that bring the outside in. Forty private villas and 70 vineyard homes round out the luxury experience.

Yellowhawk

Rustic yet cozy accommodations abound at Yellowhawk, which also is home to a sparkling winery.

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Walla Walla is an emerging Washington wine region that’s worth the visit, and you can stay at this 84-acre resort with a sparkling winery onsite. Woodsy lodging meets poolside cabanas, plus sweeping views of the Blue Mountains.


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