Revamp that predictable ladies night and grab your best gal pals for an adventure in St. Helena! Known as “the main street of Napa Valley”, our little town is most welcoming with its cozy hotels, chic shopping, and bold food and drink. Whether it is for one night or for a long weekend, a getaway with the girls is just what the doctor ordered for extra laughs and definitely multiple glasses of wine. If you got your hands on your very own Little Book of Big Experiences, there’s even more in store for you and the besties. Good through the end of March, there’s still time to pick up your own and unlock the 25 exclusive experiences offered!
Getting to St. Helena is a breeze! There are three major airports located in the Bay Area. Public transportation sadly does not broach past San Francisco/Oakland city limits, but a taxi or transportation service is your best bet to getting to town seamlessly. Beau Wine Tours is dedicated to personal experiences, whether it’s touring the Napa countryside as you trek between well-known locales, or transit to and from local airports. If you book a wine tour through their services, add on your airport transportation for 10% off. Book ahead so your main priority is truly girl time.
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The Wine Country Inn is an idyllic B&B backdrop for your ladies nights with it’s charming boutique amenities and captivating views. The location is close to all the action, but also peaceful and for those moments of much deserved and needed escape. Breakfast is offered each morning and on those warm, Napa Valley days, spend down time hanging out amidst the neighboring vineyard at the pool. With your LBE, enjoy 15% off a two night stay in their newly renovated Vineyard View Collection rooms (Sunday – Thursday). Receive two additional books and enjoy an in-room, complimentary bottle of wine, a signature cocktail at Harvest Table, and a signed copy of Chef Charlie Palmer’s cookbook. If you’re joining them over a weekend, enjoy 10% off and the same amazing gifts!
A ladies’ trip would not be complete without additional pampering. Thankfully, St. Helena sensational spas are ripe for the picking! Stop by the Meadowood Spa at Meadowood to experience their services that have earned them the hospitality industry’s highest honor of Five-Stars from the Forbes Travel guide! Between their use of both Eastern and Western practices, elegant private and public relaxation spaces, and a tantalizing spa culinary menu, this may need to be a full day outing. Explore their treatment menu and begin planning your ladies’ luxurious day of de-stressing!
Rooted in the relationship of Northern California’s extraordinary farms, farmers, and their bounties, the food at Harvest Table highlights the rich agricultural heritage of Napa Valley. Pull up to the table with Chef Charlie Palmer and enjoy that signature cocktail included with your LBE lodging alongside a complimentary appetizer or dessert Tuesday – Sunday with your Little Book of Big Experiences. Dine alfresco on one of their dining terraces and take in the sweeping views or enjoy the warmth of their large, brick-lined fireplace. For that sweet tooth of yours, we recommend their seasonal house made ice cream and sorbet or their chevre cheesecake topped with sage crumble and candied walnuts. Our mouths are watering already!
Let’s discuss the creme de la creme of the valley – the wines of course! For larger groups, it’s always best to reserve your tasting ahead of schedule to save the wait and ensure space for your party on busy days. Less time waiting means, more time to spend enjoying the wines and wineries that make St. Helena shine!
Feel like skipping your breakfast at the inn and experiencing another tasteful side of St. Helena? Stop by Brasswood with your LBE for a coffee, pastry, and a sensory room experience. Visit their Estate Tasting Room to sample a delicious selection of Brasswood wines and follow up with a tour of their spacious wine caves.
Celebrate girl power and learn a bit of Napa Valley history at Freemark Abbey! In 1886, winery founder Josephine Tychson built and operated the original redwood cellar the estate and became the first female winemaker on record in Napa Valley. Explore the historical grounds and enjoy a seated tasting of their release wines as you cheers to the (and your!) ladies in their newly renovated stone winery. Bring your LBE for additional perks!
It’s time for a quick bite as your gal group’s journey continues. Stop in to Clif Family to partake in the flavors of their acclaimed Bruschetteria Food Truck. Sit outside and sip on an espresso for a mid-afternoon pick me up, and don’t forget to enjoy a taste of their highly enjoyable wines!
Your Little Book of Big Experiences is your ticket to a wine education at Hall Wines. Join your tour guide as they walk you through the background and experience of vintners Kathryn and Craig Hall, celebrate the modern art on the property, and elevate the high-tech winemaking practices used on site. Sample a barrel tasting of their flagship Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon and sip on an additional flight as you take in the view from their stunning tasting room.