The Most Expensive Resorts in Napa Valley

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Napa Valley, located in the Bay Area of California, is one of the premier vacation destinations in the United States. Once the producer of many different crops, Napa Valley has become the main wine growing region in the country and one of the major and most famous regions in the entire world. The combination of a Mediterranean climate, geography, and geology helps make the region the perfect place for growing quality wine grapes. Along with being a world famous wine area, Napa Valley is also known for its gourmet restaurants, cafes, spas, and five-star resorts and hotels. If you happen to planning a trip to Napa Valley in the not too distant future and have a small fortune to spend, look no further. Below is a list of the most expensive resorts in Napa Valley in order of nightly rates for 2 adults over the course of a weekend stay.

5. Auberge du Soleil – $1,050

More than 30 years ago, Auberge du Soleil, one of Northern California’s most revered dining establishments, opened its inn to the public. Scattered across a 33-acre hillside olive grove with stunning views of Napa Valley, the handful of maisons feature Mediterranean-inspired decor, walls covered in original contemporary art, Italian linens and bedding, custom-made bath amenities, plush robes, and private outdoor terraces.

4. Bardessono – $1,250

A classic five-star luxury resort built in 2009, the 2,000 sq ft Bardessono resort is complete with 62 rooms, six suites, a restaurant, a bar, and an in-suite spa butler program. Not only does the resort include activities such as hot air ballooning, mountain biking, golfing, and ecological tourism, but the Bardessono is also slated to become California’s first LEED Platinum certified hotel, the highest certification for a “green” hotel.

3. Calistoga Ranch – $1,475

Calistoga Ranch is an all-seasons resort where guests can experience an indoor/outdoor living experience set among tall pines and spread across forest and mountain views that blend the resort’s feel and decor in with the surrounding natural landscape. The 47 free-standing guest lodges at Calistoga Ranch feature natural cedar exteriors, relaxed decor, natural thermal water and mud bath treatments, and hiking trails.

2. Meadowood Napa Valley – $1,900

One of the finest luxury resorts in Napa Valley, the five-star Meadowood Napa Valley resort was remodeled in 1999 and features 89 guest rooms. The resort offers golf, tennis, croquet, hiking, swimming, fitness, spa treatments, wine education, and a Michelin three-star restaurant dining experience all on a private 250-acre estate. A fireplace and terrace comes with the choice of most cottages, suites and private lodges.

1. The Carneros Inn – $2,750

The Carneros Inn provides an intimate atmosphere nestled among 27 acres of beautiful Napa Valley farmland. The Carneros Inn’s design was based on features of the local countryside, combining the rustic look of cottages, barns, and silos with modern interiors. The resort is complete with gravel pathways, private gardens, California’s finest wines, top-notch dining, spa treatments, and cottages featuring fireplaces, a big-screen TV, a leather-top desk, and a private front porch and back patio.

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Derrick is a recent graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia where he received a B.A. in English and Communication Studies. Throughout his life, Derrick has traveled the country and even got to study abroad in London, England for four amazing months. He's a guitar player, avid music fan and lover of literature, film, and all things entertainment.
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