Rest Your Head in Wine Country
Discover Napa and Sonoma’s best new and renovated hotels.
The Francis House: Stay in historic splendor in this 1880s-era home.
Photos by Michael Hospelt Photography
With world-class wines come world-class accommodations. But just when you think Wine Country has outdone itself, a newcomer or old favorite ups the ante. From historic digs and robots to Japanese kimonos, sweet dreams are all but guaranteed.
The Francis House, Calistoga
Built in 1886 as a home for a successful local merchant, The Francis House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The property underwent three years of renovations before opening as a luxury five-room inn. Rates from $495 to $795, including breakfast. thefrancishouse.com.
Gaige House and Ryokan, Glen Ellen
Sonoma Valley’s Gaige House added nine Japanese ryokan-style suites, becoming the Gaige House and Ryokan. Touches include yukata robes, granite soaking tubs, mochi ice cream, and sake. Ryokan Zen suites from $549 to $699, including breakfast. thegaigehouse.com.
Hotel Trio, Healdsburg
Family-friendly and affordable, the new Hotel Trio features 122 suites with full kitchens, a pool, and a resident delivery robot named Rosé. Rates from $199 to $499, including breakfast, plus daily $18 destination fee. hoteltrio.com.
Kenwood Inn and Spa, Kenwood
Closed after the 2017 firestorm, the 29 rooms at Kenwood Inn and Spa have been updated and feature new amenities like espresso machines. The spa is set to reopen spring of 2019. Garden King rooms, which open to the pool courtyard with a patio or balcony, from $289 to $389, plus daily $35 resort fee. Breakfast and evening wine and cheese pairing included. kenwoodinn.com.
Olea Hotel, Glen Ellen
Also closed for nearly a year after the 2017 fires, all 13 rooms at Olea Hotel have been renovated, and a pool and hot tub were added. Hillside King rooms from $200 to $475, including breakfast. oleahotel.com.
Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa
Along with a new pool, spa, and workout room, Vintners Inn added an additional 34 vineyard view rooms. Vineyard View rooms and suites from $350 to $1,475, plus daily $20 resort fee. vintnersinn.com.
Vista Collina Resort, Napa
In addition to 145 guestrooms and suites, the newly opened Vista Collina Resort boasts eight wine-tasting rooms, a brewery, gourmet grocery store, and picnic-worthy lawn. Rates from $237 to $509, plus daily $25 resort fee. meritagecollection.com/vista-collina.