It’s Cabernet Season in the Napa Valley! Mustard is in bloom, crowds are smaller and it’s the perfect time for a staycation in Yountville, the heart of the Napa Valley. When deciding where to stay for impromptu staycation, my boyfriend and I decided to check out the newly remodeled Hotel Villagio.
Working to mix contemporary sophistication with the natural beauty of Yountville and the surrounding area the newly reopened Hotel Villagio has created the perfect retreat for those looking to get lost in Wine Country. The first thing that you notice when you walk into the new lobby is the openness and club-like feel, anchored around the Villagio Bar and the impressive pool table. When we arrived we greeted with smiles and a glass of JCB bubbles and introduced to the hotel and all of the amenities that we could enjoy during our stay.
Once checked in, we headed to our room. Featuring comfy king size beds, wood burning fireplaces, giant stand alone bathtubs, rain showers and a selection of local products in the mini bar the room felt like our own special retreat. A sleek seating area, with a custom leather couch, added to overall sense of refinement. Shortly after arriving in our room we were surprised with a lovely bottle of Hill Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and a cheese plate. Never one to say no to cheese and wine, we enjoyed our wine and cheese while people watching from our terrace.
Yountville is the perfect place to indulge in self-care, so I decided to booked a massage at the newly remodeled The Spa at the Estate. It was a cold and rainy day and nothing sounded better than a little pampering. The Spa practices a holistic approach to wellness that invites you to disconnect and become mindful of what your body needs to relax and become rejuvenated. After talking with The Spa attendants I decided to indulge in a 50 minute deep tissue massage. My masseuse, Katie, was great and even taught me some stretches to help with my back pain. Following the massage, I enjoyed a glass of bubbles in the spa hot tub and finished off my spa time with a sit in both the sauna and steam room. Now completely in staycation mode I was ready for the rest of the evening.
No visit to Yountville is complete without experiencing the world class restaurants. We decided to try the new Thomas Keller Restaurant La Calenda. La Calenda focuses on the unique cuisine of Oaxaca, Mexico. Chef de Cuisine, Kaelin Ulrich Trilling, works to combine traditional food, such as moles, with a family friendly environment in the heart of wine country. Walking into La Calenda you can tell that this is the place to be. The restaurant was lively and I couldn’t wait to try one of the drinks!
We decide to split things so we could try a little bit of everything. Starting with the Queso Fundido, a hot creamy cheese served with fresh corn tortillas, I knew we were in for a treat. The chicken mole enchiladas were my favorite the fish tacos where my boyfriends. We washed everything down with tasting sangria and Mexican wine.
To finish off our stay we headed to breakfast in the lobby. Breakfast is served from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. daily and is complimentary for all guests staying at the hotel. I was happy to indulge in some of the delicious looking pastries, bagels with lox and cream cheese, and yogurt parfies. My boyfriend opped for a more European style breakfast and enjoyed the cheese, charcutier and hard boiled eggs. We washed everything down with fresh orange juice and hot coffee.
Hotel Villagio is the perfect place to start your Yountville and Wine Country Adventure. Located right in the heart of the Napa Valley, Hotel Villagio has something for every type of Wine Country visitor!