Luxe gifts are worth the splurge, what better way to enjoy the holidays than a weekend getaway to St. Helena Wine Country. St. Helena is sparkling with the finest amenities including, private yurt dinners, Four Seasons accommodations, and the most decadent chocolate shops. Here is St. Helena’s round-up of the most iconic and luxurious must-stops when traveling during the holiday season!
The Charter Oak has transformed its courtyard into a magical yurt village. Get cozy during the winter months and enjoy a seasonal Legacy Menu in the comfort of a heated and uniquely Yurt Thursday – Sunday for Lunch & Dinner. Their Yurt Experience includes a welcome glass of sparkling wine, chef-curated Legacy Menu, and a cognac cocktail finale.
At Four Seasons discover a one-of-a-kind California wine country resort surrounded by hundreds of acres of vineyards, framed by picturesque forests and majestic mountains. It’s a natural hideaway for relaxation and indulgence. Scattered throughout the resort, stylish and well-appointed guest rooms offer the very best in comfort and privacy, while providing a peaceful retreat to relax and unwind throughout your stay. Take a dip in the adult-only 23-metre heated lap pool, rejuvenate at Spa Talisa, and indulge your taste buds at TRUSS Restaurant a modern and fine dining eatery.
Take a moment for pure relaxation and restore your body, mind, and soul. Spa Alila provides vital replenishment after exploring the bountiful vineyard retreats and wine swirls. Their treatments offer aromatherapy with the ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda, and with these results help you find balance, renew energy, boost immunity, and more. Let tension melt away with one of their signature massages. Relax in the steam room and rediscover your center with a soothing meditation.
St. Helena’s favorite farmhouse delight Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch is rustic and elevated dining at its finest. The menu features estate-grown and seasonal farm ingredients, smoked St. Louis ribs, grilled Idaho trout, Bay Area artisan cheeses, and decadent desserts. The talents of chefs, farmers, cattle ranchers, winemakers, and restaurant managers have all come together to create a Napa Valley experience like no other.
Produced in the European style, Woodhouse Chocolates are handcrafted in a historic 1890’s stone and brick building on St. Helena’s Main Street. Shop their array collection of fine chocolates including gift boxes, chocolate figurines, caramels and toffee, bars + bark, and so much more. Over the years, Woodhouse Chocolate has earned the respect of its peers as well as the regard of the press. Appearing in magazines such as Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, InStyle, and several times on Oprah’s O list, Woodhouse has also been named first in the country by Consumer Reports and the best chocolate shop in America by the Huffington Post.
Ruby reds and diamonds are everyone’s best friends! It wouldn’t be a Christmas shopping spree if you didn’t purchase the highest quality made jewelry in the Napa Valley. Add some sparkle to your attire and shop at St. Helena’s finest jewelry boutiques Palladium Fine Jewelry, Patina Estate Jewelry, E.R. Sawyer Jewelers, and AF Jewelers. Afterward, take a stroll through main street and explore the twinkle-lit holiday lights, 180 decorated wine barrels, and snap a photo at The Chambers 30ft holiday wine barrel Christmas tree!