If there is a season worth splurging on- it’s now. Set your speed to cruise control as you celebrate the end of a season, and ease into another.
Napa Valley has many quaint Inns and B&Bs, but few modern hotels that offer you the same aesthetic that Wydown Hoteloffers. Thoughtful amenities and room design, paired with quality breakfast foods, such as local favorite Model BakeryEnglish muffins, to enjoy in the tea room. The fact that this 12-room hotel is located in the heart of St. Helena’s historic shopping district is just icing on the cake.
You don’t need to be within walking distance if you have a private car service, as you would at the Forbes 5-star rated luxury resort, Meadowood Napa Valley. Seeking to expand your luxury wine knowledge? Look no further, as their on-site Wine Center staffs Napa’s top sommeliers with prestigious wines from around the world. Surrounded by trees, set your fall intentions at one of the most tranquil spots in Napa Valley.
Are you traveling to Napa Valley and looking to watch the leaves change from your hotel stay? Look no further than Inn at Salvestrin Winery. This quaint Inn boasts a stunning deck to explore breathtaking vineyard views and a winery on-site. Recently voted one of Napa Valley’s top small undiscovered wineries, enjoy sipping wine from the tasting room that is just steps away from your stay.
Have you explored the Historic Shopping District? Hands down, St. Helena has the best boutique shopping in the Napa Valley. This is Napa Valley’s Main Street. Discover designer brands in 1880’s buildings such as Elysewalker, tasting rooms in historic bank vaults like The Saint, and cobblestone sidewalks adorned with vintage place markers and iconic signs. The newest to the block is the beautiful, NO|MA House Café & Collective. Featuring curated housewares, both designer and one-of-a-kind vintage, paired with a seasonally focused café menu. Don’t forget to swing by Fideaux to pick up the perfect treat for man’s best friend. Daisy is full of adorably styled fashion pieces the locals love. Are you in need of some bling?Stop into ER Sawyer and AF Jewelers for some statement jewelry pieces to make you sparkle. Don’t forget the arts, there are seven art galleries along Main Street, includingMeuse, The Christopher Hill Gallery, and Caldwell Snyder.
Because this dining experience is seasonal, we can’t let fall travelers visit without knowing about the Gatehouse Restaurantat the Culinary Institute of America-Greystone in St. Helena. One of the top cooking schools in the world, near graduating students run this semi-casual fine dining experience. Not only will you discover one of your best meals, the service cannot be beat.
A restaurant at a winery? There may only be one in Napa Valley, and that is Brasswood Bar + Kitchen. It’s also the place where winemakers and locals frequent and you’ll discover one of the best“under the radar” wine lists in St. Helena. Cozy into a dark booth and bite into wood fire pizzas and freshly made pasta. Don’t forget to order the off-menu table side mozzarella.
Listed in most guidebooks and blogs, the ever-so-popular Farmstead Restauranthas earned its reputation. Being the owners are cattle farmers, we can assure you that the BBQ and meat dishes are of the highest quality. Farmstead’s vibrant energy will entice you to stay for hours. Insider’s tip: Go early and snag a seat at the bar for cocktails, this is another local hotspot and you may learn a thing or two about exploring Napa Valley.