13 New Hotels in Wine Country
Four Seasons Resort & Residences Napa Valley is just one in a slate of new hotels opening in wine country up and down the West.
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.
Wine Club members receive:
- 6 featured wines, shipped every 3 months
- Tasting notes and suggested pairings for Sunset recipes
- The first look at rare gems in the Sunset wine shop
- Exclusive member events
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.
“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
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
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.
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
An onsite vineyard and tasting room highlight the amenities at this Calistoga resort, featuring private homes plus 85 guest rooms.
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.
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
Slated to open in fall 2022, 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
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
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
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
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
Stanly Ranch Winery estate is home to 78 “open-air” cottages. 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.
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.