When temperatures are brick-oven high, there’s nothing like a quick swim to cool you off while you’re in wine country. Add gorgeous views as well as luxurious settings and the pool becomes more than just a watering hole. It’s a destination unto itself. These amazing hotel pools in St. Helena are the coolest part of your trip.
While many hotels claim they are within “walking distance” of a vineyard, rarely are they this close: At Las Alcobas, the only thing separating Beringer from the hotel is a slender creek in the summer. A leisure stroll to the vineyards’ tasting rooms takes just a few brisk minutes, and a bridge gives hotel guests direct access to the estate.
Once you’re back from wine tasting, look out over the rolling vineyards as you revel in the sunlight by their saltwater pool. Opt for a cabana for the ultimate in luxury. No expense has been spared in the design and layout of St. Helena’s newest resort. From the modern concrete pavers to the luxurious pool towels you will want for nothing. Order a poolside beverage from Acacia House and soak up that wine country sun!
Harvest Inn is a quietly luxurious getaway, hosting a full range of resort amenities as well as a few destination-oriented offerings that only a premier wine region can present.
Boasting two secluded and relaxing outdoor pool areas, each with an inviting and gently heated swimming pool, hot tub and comfortable poolside lounges…you’ll be hard pressed to want to do anything else. Relax on plump cushions, wrap yourself in fluffy oversized towels, sip a cool beverage and linger for hours in the peaceful wine country setting.
The spacious main pool area, located in the serene area of The Vineyard, is nestled in the center of Harvest Inn’s lush surrounding gardens. The second more intimate pool area, located in the The Rose neighborhood’s tranquil vicinity, is adjacent to the Garden Massage Sanctuary, is reserved exclusively for adults.
If you’re in search of a non-resort pool experience, Wine Country Inn and Cottages features a beautiful full-size rectangular pool with large areas for lounging in comfortable pool chaises and chairs. There is also comfort and relaxation to be found in the bubbles of the adjoining whirlpool bath.
For the ultimate unwind, lounge chairs and chaises are available at the pool for sunbathing, reading, and poolside naps. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool or the relaxing hot tub is an even better way to enjoy the beautiful expansive views that surround the outdoor Wine Country Inn & Cottages swimming pool oasis. Literally adjoined to a Cabernet vineyard, this is a rare experience to swim or soak amongst the vineyards, while enjoying staggering Napa Valley views.
Tucked behind the crawling vines covering the buildings of Saint Helena’s Main Street and the tracks of the Napa wine train, Southbridge makes an ideal base for exploring the valley. The hotel building is quite modern, though the crawling ivy and lushly landscaped courtyard lend a quaint, old-world feel.
Enjoy free access to the pool, eucalyptus steam room and fitness center at Health Spa Napa Valley. And be sure to ask Southbridge staff to book a rejuvenating treatment package for you.
Enjoy their resort-style heated lap pool set at 80 degrees for 25 yards of outdoor lap swimming. The pool water is filtered with a salt softener to ensure clean, soft-feeling skin. Reserve a resort day pass, lay back by the pool, or rent a VIP chaise to receive towel service, an ice bucket, and complimentary Health Spa Napa Valley bottled water.
Honorable Mention: The swimming pools at Meadowood Napa Valley are undergoing a full renovation and are scheduled to reopen after the 2018 summer season. All other services, activities or amenities, such as croquet, tennis, golf, bicycling, hiking, a cooking class, a wine experience or a bit of restorative time in our all-suite spa remain fully open.
The renovation of their pools, surrounding dining areas and fitness center are part of a continuing investment by the Meadowood owners to ensure the estate remains a premiere Napa Valley destination while preserving the private, beautiful and tranquil property for generations of guests and members to come. Keep this is mind for summer 2019!