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Hotel Walloon named Best Wine Country Hotel by 10Best readers

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Winning hotel offers access to Michigan's Petoskey Wine Region

What's better than a quick day trip into wine country for a tasting or two? A full fledged wine country getaway! These 10 hotels, nominated by a panel of wine industry experts and voted best in the U.S. by 10Best readers, provide a perfect place to relax over a glass of wine after a day of touring and tasting in wine regions around the country.

  • Hotel Walloon
    Walloon Lake, Mich.

    This boutique hotel in Northern Michigan features just 32 guest rooms in a lakeside setting that’ll make you feel like you’re stepping back into the early 20th century. Nearby Walloon Lake Winery is one of many options in the Petoskey Wine Region.
    Photo courtesy of Hotel Walloon

  • Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection
    Calistoga, Calif.

    Wine country visitors staying at the 50 guest lodges at this luxury hotel in Calistoga share a 157-acre backyard filled with ancient oaks and surrounded by Napa Valley and its 300-plus wineries. Each lodge has an outside living room comfortable for lounging any time of year, as well as an outdoor shower.
    Photo courtesy of Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort

  • Archer Hotel Napa
    Napa, Calif.

    This new boutique hotel in Downtown Napa offers 183 guest rooms (including 39 balcony suites) with easy access to more than 20 tasting rooms and live music venues. Guests can dine at Charlie Palmer Steak or sip wines at the Rooftop at Archer Hotel with views over the city.
    Photo courtesy of Archer Hotel Napa

  • Summerwood Winery & Inn
    Paso Robles, Calif.

    The SummerWood Inn sits amid the rolling hills and vineyards of Paso Robles. Guests enjoy amenities like a welcome bottle of SummerWood wine, seasonal appetizers with wine each evening, late evening dessert and coffee, turndown service with house-made caramels and made-to-order breakfast. Rooms all have a fireplace and private balcony or patio.
    Photo courtesy of Summerwood Winery & Inn

  • Timber Cove
    Jenner, Calif.

    Timber Cove sits on a bluff high above the Pacific Ocean. This hotel complements the surrounding scenery with its warm hues, midcentury accents and newly renovated buildings using timber. Guests stay in one of 46 guest rooms and suites, each with unobstructed ocean and forest views. Amenities include a Great Room, Outdoor Living Room and Coast Kitchen restaurant.
    Photo courtesy of Design Hotels

  • Hotel Cheval
    Paso Robles, Calif.

    Hotel Cheval, a luxury boutique hotel in Paso Robles, comprises 16 rooms just off the historic town square. Guests enjoy special touches, like a s’mores butler, library candy bar, gourmet breakfast and somm’s workshops.
    Photo courtesy of Hotel Cheval

  • Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard
    Dundee, Ore.

    Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard, a nine-room villa perched above pinot noir and chardonnay vines in the Red Hills of Dundee, offers luxe accommodations with stellar views of Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson. Each guest room has its own spacious balcony, deep soaking tubs and spa-quality amenities.
    Photo courtesy of Grace Young Photography/ Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard

  • Vineyard B&B at Lost Creek Ranch
    Sunrise Beach Village, Texas

    The Vineyard B&B at Lost Creek Ranch offers cozy accommodations in the heart of Texas Hill Country. The 3.2-acre property has its own Shiraz vineyards, as well as an antique bar and on-site restaurant with a wood-burning oven. Room amenities include flat screen TVs, free WiFi and vineyard views.
    Photo courtesy of Vineyard B&B at Lost Creek Ranch

  • Poetry Inn
    Napa, Calif.

    This intimate Napa Valley hotel sits on a hillside surrounded by a Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. Guests stay in one of only five rooms, outfitted with amenities like Italian linens, large private terraces overlooking Napa Valley, marble bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, wood-burning fireplaces and a daily three-course breakfast.
    Photo courtesy of Poetry Inn

  • The Allison Inn & Spa
    Newberg, Ore.

    Situated in the scenic Willamette Valley less than an hour from Portland, The Allison Inn & Spa treats guests to upscale amenities in one of Oregon's best wine-producing regions. The on-site JORY Restaurant & Bar hosts weekly wine tastings and boasts a wine list with hundreds of Pinot Noirs. The resort spa offers wine-centric treatments, as well as an infinity edge pool, state-of-the-art fitness studio and Sunday morning yoga classes.
    Photo courtesy of The Allison Inn & Spa

The top 10 winners in the category Best Country Hotels are as follows:

  1. Hotel Walloon - Walloon Lake, Mich.
  2. Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection - Calistoga, Calif.
  3. Archer Hotel Napa - Napa, Calif.
  4. Summerwood Winery & Inn - Paso Robles, Calif.
  5. Timber Cove - Jenner, Calif.
  6. Hotel Cheval - Paso Robles, Calif.
  7. Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard - Dundee, Ore.
  8. Vineyard B&B at Lost Creek Ranch - Sunrise Beach Village, Texas
  9. Poetry Inn - Napa, Calif.
  10. The Allison Inn & Spa - Newberg, Ore.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning hotels!

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