Located just ten miles north of Yountville, Meadowood Napa Valley, one of the top resorts in the world, is the perfect escape for guests looking to explore the best of luxury travel. Meadowood Napa Valley is a stunning 250-acre estate that includes secluded guest cottages, a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant, private golf course, croquet fields, miles of hiking trails, a superior spa and, coming later in 2018, a brand new pool and fitness facilities.
Meadowood, recently joined an elite group of only 13 hotels in the world to receive a Triple Five-Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide. Meadowood received Five Stars in all three categories: Hotel, Spa and Restaurant. Forbes Travel Guide is the global authority on luxury travel. Each year they anonymously evaluate more than 1,000 properties in 50 countries to establish ratings in Hotel, Restaurant and Spa. The Guide focuses on rigorous standards for graciousness, thoughtfulness and a sense of personalized service. While also placing a special emphasis on how guests feel and what they will remember most about their time spent at the property.
The Five-Star hotel at Meadowood is the definition of wine country rustic sophistication. Guests drive up a winding tree-lined driveway that makes you feel like you have traveled hundreds of miles from civilization. Guests are greeted by smiling, knowledgeable staff members who are ready to help make guests’ experiences unforgettable. Rooms are tucked back into the property ensuring privacy. Rooms vary from studios to suites and all feature a fireplace with spectacular views of the estate. No matter the room, guests experience the height of comfort and luxury.
According to the exceptional Guest Services staff at Meadowood, many guests of the hotel request dining reservations in Yountville’s celebrated restaurants, cafes and bistros; and that Yountville is a popular shopping and wine-tasting destination for their guests. For the comfort and convenience of these guests, Meadowood offers complimentary car service daily to downtown Yountville. “We have many guests who want enjoy the space, privacy and amenities Meadowood’s resort setting affords,” says Guest Services Manager Laura Sanderlin. “After a couple days of quiet relaxation and sporting activities, however, they are ready to venture out. And we are happy to send them to Yountville!”
The new Meadowood Spa, which opened in 2015, earned its Five-Star Award in 2017. The Spa is located on a hill overlooking the tennis courts and surrounded by redwood trees. The Spa features eight suites, two relaxation gardens, and its own spa culinary menu. When you check in for your appointment you are greeted by the friendly spa staff and shown to your private suite where your therapist will be waiting to have a personal consultation with you to make sure you enjoy every moment of your treatment. Guest may enjoy a long steam shower before a massage, facial or body treatment. Once your treatment is over relax in the relaxation garden and enjoy fresh nibbles from the spa menu. A trip to Meadowood is not complete without asSpa day, so make sure and book your treatments early.
The Restaurant at Meadowood is an American restaurant, which seeks to positively impact the Napa Valley. The Restaurant prides itself on the relationships with artisans, growers, foragers and everyone who make Napa Valley the dynamic place that it is. After earning its 3 Michelin Stars in 2011, The Restaurant at Meadowood earned the Five-Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide in 2013. The dining experience at The Restaurant at Meadowood is upscale with the casualness on which that Napa Valley prides itself. Suits and ties are not required and dressed up denim is expected. Chef Christopher Kostow’s cuisine is locally driven and can be enjoyed as a three-course meal exclusively at the bar or Chef’s Tasting Menu. Guests also have the option to pair the meal with carefully selected wines by The Restaurants team of Sommeliers. The Restaurant at Meadowood is open to the public so anyone visiting the Napa Valley can experience its excellence.
As a Five-Star Award winner, Meadowood is committed to ensuring that all their guests have an unforgettable experience while staying on the estate. If golf is your game, enjoy the 9 hole walking golf course that is perfect for any level of golfer. Enjoy a game of classic croquet that is sure to leave you with lasting memories. If you are looking for hiking there are more than four miles of trails that allow you to explore the beauty of the whole property.
As part of Meadowood’s commitment to being a leader in luxury travel and creating memorable experiences in a beautiful environment, the property is currently undergoing a full renovation of its pools and fitness center. A complete remodel of the Fitness Center will elevate the work out areas, as well as the relaxation areas. The new Adult Pool will be surrounded by natural landscape to create a relaxing “adult only” atmosphere. The Lap Pool is being relocated to create the ideal year-round and active swimming experience. A new Pool Cafe, located between the Adult Pool and Lap Pool, will service both with poolside snacks. For the little ones, the Children’s Pool is being resurfaced, a new Family Snack Bar and changing facilities are being created to enhance the entire Family Pool experience.
If you are coming to the Napa Valley to experience the highest form of luxury resort travel, Meadowood has it all for you. Just a few miles from Yountville’s famous restaurants and wineries, Meadowood is the perfect resort for your Napa Valley vacation!
*Photographs of the Restaurant at Meadowood courtesy of The Restaurant at Meadowood. Photography by Kelly Puleio