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10Best Romantic Places to Stay in Napa Valley

Napa Valley’s more than 400 wineries make the world-renowned stretch of wine country the ideal place for a romantic getaway.  Whether it’s sipping wine at a tasting room or wandering through downtown Napa on the Napa ARTwalk, opportunities for romance are easy to find. But where you stay while you’re in town with your sweetheart, is just as important as the romantic ways you spend your day.

Napa Valley has more than 150 accommodations that should give you reason to get excited when you’re packing your bags. The Meritage Resort and Spa offers guests Tuscan-inspired lodging minutes from downtown Napa, but with so many amenities you might find it hard to leave. The Westin Verasa Napa has a name everyone trusts and is home to award winning La Toque restaurant. Brannan Cottage Inn is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but with only six rooms, feeling like you have the place to yourself is the norm.

From large hotels and resorts, to small, country inns and bed and breakfasts, there’s a spot for every couple to get cozy in Napa Valley. 

Wydown Hotel
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Wydown Hotel has the feel of a well-appointed home as opposed to a hotel. A dozen bright and airy guest rooms, take advantage of natural light and feature contemporary, custom furnishings. Wydown Hotel partners with a spa just a few doors down...  Read More

River Terrace Inn - A Noble House Hotel
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Overlooking the Napa River, the River Terrace Inn calls a scenic stretch of Napa home. Take time to wander along the river, or if you're feeling social, head toward town. The Napa Valley Wine Train, Oxbow Public Market and downtown Napa's wine...  Read More

The Westin Verasa Napa
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A weekend away only gets better when you can park the car and forget about it. That should be the plan when you check into the Westin Verasa Napa Hotel. Located on the Napa River, it's easy walking distance to the Napa Valley Wine Train, Oxbow...  Read More

Inn on Randolph
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Located in a cozy historic neighborhood, steps from downtown Napa, the Inn on Randolph is the perfect romantic retreat. The 19th century property sits on nearly an acre and offers numerous nooks and crannies among its gardens to settle in and...  Read More

The Meritage Resort and Spa
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Less than 10 minutes from downtown Napa, The Meritage Resort and Spa is set against a hillside vineyard. Guests are encouraged to wander and explore among the grapevines during their stay. Under the acres of hillside is the Estate Cave featuring...  Read More

Brannan Cottage Inn
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With just six rooms, Brannan Cottage is a luxury inn that seamlessly blends its historic past with modern touches. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Brannan Cottage Inn is the only 1860 Samuel Brannan resort cottage in its...  Read More

Napa River Inn
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Napa River Inn at the Historic Napa Mill is the perfect launching spot for couples who plan on doing some wandering while in town. Its waterfront location comes with scenic views and serves as a perfect starting point to walk to wine tasting...  Read More

Solage Calistoga


A stay at Solage Calistoga comes with anticipation, but when it comes down to it the resort is the type of place where you should expect to get excited, the moment you pull in. Set on 22-acres, the mountain and vineyard views don't disappoint,...  Read More



Located just off the Silverado Trail in Rutherford, Auberge du Soleil or "Inn of the Sun" is tucked away in 33 acres of olives groves. Along with extraordinary views, the luxury inn has an open-air sculpture gallery, Michelin-rated restaurant,...  Read More

Calistoga Ranch
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Located in a secluded valley on 157 acres, Calistoga Ranch has 50 guest lodges that blend beautifully with their natural surroundings. Rooms focus on being comfortable and relaxed inside and out, and include outdoor living rooms and gardens...  Read More


Meet Dana Rebmann

Dana Rebmann moved from San Francisco to Wine Country in search of sunshine. Amazing wine and food was a delightful bonus.

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